- Category: Caucasus
- Published on 21 April 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013
On The Jim Bohannon Show...
The presenter introduced the interview as follows:
As we came on the air yesterday we were talking about the FBI's release of photographs of the men believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings. That photo release set off a chain of circumstances that led to a robbery, the killing of an M.I.T. campus security officer, a carjacking, and a firefight, with high-powered weapons and explosives, that led to one of the suspects being killed - and found with an IED strapped to his chest - and the other suspect escaping, triggering a manhunt that basically closed down the seventh largest city in America. The suspects, two brothers whose roots go back to the Russian rebel area of Chechnya, are naturalized U.S. citizens who were granted asylum back in 2001. We will devote the bulk of our program tonight to this still-developing story, in the company of these guests: WBZ/Boston anchor Jeff Brown; authors Robert Schaefer, Stephen Shenfield, and Logan Beirne; and national security analyst Ryan Mauro.
Robert Schaefer is the author of the book "The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad" (published by Praeger). He is a highly decorated U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and Eurasian foreign area officer with extensive experience with counterinsurgency and counterterrorist operations around the world.
Stephen Shenfield is a British-born specialist on politics and society in Russia and the post-Soviet region. He is an independent researcher and translator whose works on Caucasian affairs are available online at CircassianWorld.com and AbkhazWorld.com. He is also the author of the 2001 book "Russian Fascism: Traditions, Tendencies, Movements" (in paperback from M.E. Sharpe).
Ryan Mauro is the National Security Analyst for the website ClarionProject.org. His analysis and research is also featured in FrontPage magazine and on the FOX News Channel. In 2003, he founded WorldThreats.com in order to promote news and analysis he felt needed more exposure. He also became a volunteer researcher for the Reform Party of Syria, a group dedicated to bringing democracy to that country.
Attorney Logan Beirne is an Olin Scholar at Yale Law School and author of the book "Blood of Tyrants: George Washington and the Forging of the Presidency" (published by Encounter Books). His work has been published in numerous law journals and cited by the Harvard Law Review. Mr. Beirne is directly descended from Revolutionary War patriots and his family tree includes the "Father of the Constitution," James Madison.
Jeff Brown is a reporter and news anchor with WBZ NewsRadio 1030 in Boston, MA.