Here’s some notes I’ve been jotting down.
Boston Bombers Timeline:
Oct. 21, 1986 Tamerlan born in Kalmykia, Russia. Mama Zubeidat, does not dress Islamic.
1994 Tsarvaev family fled to Kyrgystan at beginning of Chechen war. Aunt Maret Tsarvaev states Papa Anzor, a mechanic, was persecuted by Kyrgystan police for stealing cars so paid them bribes.
? Family moves to Mamas hometown of Makhachkala in Russian republic of Dagestan. It is a stronghold for terrorists.
March 2002 Papa, Mama and Dzhokhar immigrate to US and seek political asylum. Tamerlan and sisters are left with Maret in Kyrgyzstan. Family gets on welfare.
July 19, 2003 Maret brings Tamerlan, age 16, and his two younger sisters to the US.
2006 Tamerlans amazon.com wish list shows radical leanings. Nadine Lopez Ascencao begins dating him and states he was a bully in high school.
June 2006 Tameraln graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school and made friends with international students.
Sept 2006 to 2008 Tamerlan attends community college part time and receives Pell Grant and other government education aid.
2007 Katherine Russell, of RI, arrested for shoplifting.
2008 Mama and Tamerlan get more into ROP and mama starts wearing hijab. Reports are Mikhail Misha Allakhverdov, an Armenian-Ukrainian, was influential in radicalizing them. (Mishas father is an Armenian Christian and his mother is an ethnic Ukrainian. The family had lived in Baku, Azerbaijan, but had left in the early 1990s for the United States to escape growing persecution of Armenian Christians there. He claims he hasnt had contact with Tamerlan since he and his parents moved from Boston to RI in 2010).
July 19, 2008 - Tamerlan and Mama have been in America for the required 5 years so are eligible for US citizenship. Tamerlan gets legal permanent residency. At some point Mama gets US naturalization.
2009 - Tamerlan forcing Mama to wear hijabs, etc. and forces family members to quit drinking, smoking, partying in accordance of islam. Or mama became more Islamic on her own. Papa has concerns over Mamas transformation.
2009 Tamerlan and Uncle Ruslan, of Maryland, have falling out. Tamerlan calls Uncle an infidel. Tamerlan quits work and college. Uncle says Tamerlan getting radicalized at Cambridge mosque. Uncle Ruslans ex-wife is daughter of high ranking CIA officer Graham Fuller who had many years of dealings with middle east. Amazon.com shows author Fuller is living in Vancouver, Canada and many writings on ROP.
2009 Katherine Russell converts to islam
April 2009 - Tamerlan’s boxing magazine article. Wants to represent US in Olympics and become naturalized US citizen although he doesnt have any friends and doesnt understand Americans. Boxing club president stated he was an under achiever because he did not dedicate himself to the proper training regimen.
July 28, 2009 Tamerlan arrested for beating live in girlfriend, Nadine. He wanted her to convert, wear hijab and share his hatred of US.
2010 Tamerlans domestic abuse case dismissed.
2010 Boxing club owner meets Tamerlan who dressed like he was John Travolta Saturday Night Fever on the runway.
2010 - Golden Gloves of America changed rules to ban non-US citizens at Tournament of Champions level.
2010 - Russia begins to notice radical change in Tamerlan.
June 21, 2010 Tamerlan and Katherine get marriage license and are married at a mosque thats new to family. They have a daughter, Zahira.
? Sister Ailina divorces Elmirza Khozhugov and moves back in with Mama.
2011 Russia claims Mama texts relatives in Russia Tamerlan willing to die for Islam
2011 Maret, of west of Toronto, Canada reports Tamerlan is praying five times daily. Maret hasnt seen brothers since about 2008.
2011 Parents divorce and Papa moves back to Russia
March 2011 - Russia intercepts calls between Mama and Tamerlan and possibly Dzhokhar and sends warning to FBI. Mama also on phone with someone in the Caucasus region of Russia who was/is on FBI list (Misha?)
April 2011 Dzhokhar wins Greater Boston League Winter All-Star for wrestling.
April 2011 or June 2011 - FBI closes file on Tamerlan and Mama
June 2011 - Dzhokhar graduates from Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school. Many claim hes a good kid. City of Cambridge gives him a $2500 scholarship.
July 1, 2011 FBI put Tamerlan on TECS list to monitor his travels.
Sept 2011 - Russia sends second warning, this time to CIA. At some point, US officials meet with family at their home and Tamerlan is defiant to them.
Sept 2011 to Nov 2012 Tamerlan and Katherine get welfare. She has dropped out of college and is working. He isnt working or boxing.
Sept 2011 to June 2012 - Dzhokhar gets failing grades in college.
Sept 11, 2012 Tamerlans best friend and two other Jewish men were murdered throats slit, marijuana and money scattered over bodies. Suspicion is now on Tamerlan.
Oct 2011 - CIA puts Tamerlan and Mama on terrorist list.
Dec 2011 Tamerlan attempted to go for a pilgrimage known as an Umrah to Mecca but that was the wrong time of year for such. Saudi Arabia denies Tamerlan access visa due to human intelligence developed independently from Russia in Yemen.
Jan 12, 2012 - Tamerlan goes to Russia. Papa claims he was with him the whole time but US officials claim papa wasnt in Dagestan at that time. Before leaving Russia, he applies to replace his soon to expire passport from the Republic of Kyrgyzstan with a Russian one but returns to US before receiving it.
June 2012 - Mama arrested for shoplifting.
July 14, 2012 - William Plotnikov, a Russian born Canadian boxer, Islam convert and member of the terrorist organization Caucasus Emirate in Dagestan was one of several insurgents killed in a battle with Russian security forces. Russia speculates Tamerlan may have been involved with Plotnikov.
July 17, 2012 - Tamerlan lands in US from Russian trip.
2012 After Tamerlan returns, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior wrote a letter to warn US DHS at the highest level and Britain of concerns of a terroristic attack on an American city and specifically names Tamerlan and that US should inspect his mail for bomb making compontents. The joint warning also named three Pakistanis of interest to Britain. DHS and Caitlin Hayden, a spokesperson for the presidents National Security Council, deny any such warning. DHS then comes clean admitting the letter exists but because of turf wars between agencies, DHS may not have notified the WH.
Aug 2012 Tamerlan creates Youtube terrorist videos showing Imarat Kavkaz militant Islamic group from Caucasus and Abu Dujana, a jihadist leader.
Sept 5, 2012 Tamerlan applies for US citizenship which is delayed because of closed FBI investigation.
Sept 11, 2012 - Dzhokhar gets US citizenship.
November 2012 - Mama skips out on shoplifting court date and goes to Russia.
Nov 2012 Tamerlan rants in mosque.
Nov 2012 Tamerlan rants at muslim shopkeeper who advertised Thanksgiving turkeys.
Jan 18, 2013 Tamerlan rants again in mosque and is asked to leave.
Feb 6, 2013 Tamerlan purchases fireworks.
April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
April 16, 2013 - Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal meets with Secretary of State John Kerry. Al-Faisal now states Yemen-based sources militants referred to Tamerlan dismissively as the volunteer, gung-ho, self motivated jihadi who wasn’t tasked by a larger group.
April 17, 2013 Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal has an unscheduled meeting with Obama.
May 1, 2013 Three more suspects arrested by Boston PD.
Thanks for the timeline.
Awesome sequence...thank you!
Its pretty bad when even low-life scum thinks you are not good enough to join them.
Thanks so much for making the timeline. It’s really helpful.
From article:....”yet to disclose their identities.”
.... un-named police ...”that the suspects are three college students and that they are suspected of aiding Dzhokhar”.
Ok...so no identies yet...you can bet the nest continues to be stirred in Boston...and elsewhere. Imagine what those involved are thinking now? Probably a good idea not to reveal names yet....any others will be squirming bigtime!
Since these may be students, other students will be on edge as well concerning their classmates.
BTW Great work on the time line!!!!!
Wow, that’s about a hundred times more information than has been revealed in any dinosaur media article on the subject.
ping...nice summary bgill
An important item to read by all Americans/Canadians
Maybe this is why our American/Canadian Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.
Can a good Muslim be a good American or Canadian?
This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.
The following is his reply:
Theologically - no. ... Because his allegiance is to Allah.
Religiously - no.. . .. Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam ... (Quran, 2:256) (Koran)
Scripturally - no. .. .. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
Geographically - no .. Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day..
Socially - no. . . Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews ...
Politically - no... Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.
Domestically - no. .. . Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)
Intellectually - no... Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically - no. . . Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually - no... Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99 excellent names.
Therefore, after much study and deliberation....perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both ‘good’ Muslims and good Americans/Canadians.
Call it what you wish it’s still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our countries and our future. The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.
Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within. SO FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
Very interesting summary. Thanks for putting that together and posting it.
Thank you for keeping the notes. They help us in evaluating the full picture.
Good to know!