Anoosha Boralessa, Voltaire Network
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Seddique Mir Mateen, father of Omar Mateen (the individual that killed around fifty gays in Orlando in the name of Isis), worked for the US secret services in Afghanistan during the war against the communist government and its ally, the Soviet Union (1979-89). After that, he migrated to the US where Omar was born.
He is a media presenter for the Afghan diaspora. Currently, he is presenting a program, The Durand Jirga Show , on Payam-e-Afghan Satellite TV (based in San Francisco). Descendant of the Pashtun tribe, he lent his support to the Taliban (which succeeded the “Mujahideens of Freedom” that the CIA had organized with the Saudi billionaire, Bin Laden to fight against the Russians). After President Hamid Karzai’s departure in September 2014, he refuses to recognize the agreement between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah and comes out in favour of the president in exile of Afghanistan .
His son, Omar Mateen, was employed by the multinational security firm G4S. He had never been singled out as either politically or religiously radicalized. Although married, he used to visit the gay nightclub where he committed his crimes and engaged in sexual relations with at least one other clubber.
The brothers Djokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnayev, who carried out the attacks at the sidelines of the Boston marathon, on 15 April 2013, were the political nephews of Graham E. Fuller, a former CIA senior official who directed operations, notably in Afghanistan.
Ansor Tsarnayev, the father of the two terrorists, is a Chechen who worked with the CIA in the Soviet Union before migrating to the US. In 2012, one of the two terrorists, Tamerlan, had participated in a seminar of the Georgian association Foundation for Caucasia (Кавказский фонд) . This NGO, established by the Jamestown Foundation, which is in turn established by CIA, used to prepare young people to “destabilize Russia”.
The Tsarnayev brothers had never been singled out as politically or religiously radicalized.
The analyst Webster Tarpley says:
“the pattern is by now familiar: former foreign fighters, who have worked for the CIA or the State Department in conflict zones emigrate to the United States to live the “American Dream”. They stay in close contact with the US intelligence community. Their children, often born in the United States, devote themselves to terrorist operations just like among European nobility, the youngest son was destined for a military career.”