Uzbek arrested in Idaho on terror charges; was he airlifted here by Bush State Dept?

In 2005 the Bush Administration secretly airlifted Uzbek’s to the the US claiming they were “refugees.”  Most went to Western states. 

Update!  He didn’t arrive on the airlift but he is definitely a refugee!

One of them -stans! Uzbekistan, sandwiched between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan shares a border with Afghanistan.

We have many posts on the subject. One theory is that the Bush Administration wanted to curry favor with the Muslim government of Uzbekistan to gain access through Uzbekistan to Afghanistan, so we did them a ‘favor’ and took ‘troublemakers’ involved in the Andijan Uprising off their hands.

Another of those “refugee” Uzbeks was arrested on terrorism charges here in January 2012.  And, this isn’t the first time Uzbeks resettled  in Idaho made the news.  Here in 2008 two Uzbek men died from mysterious causes in Boise.

By the way, we’ve spoken to one American, whose name I won’t reveal, who actually sued the CIA a few years back trying to get information on how the h*** we mysteriously turned Uzbek Muslim extremists into refugees.

We don’t know yet if the man arrested yesterday in Boise is a “refugee.”  We are told he is here legally, but I will betcha he is living among us through the beneficence of the US State Department.

For enterprising reporters, go to the Idaho Office of Refugees here and ask them how Kurbanov came to live in Boise’s Uzbek “community.” 

From the Huffington Post (hat tip: Blazing Cat Fur via twitter):

BOISE, Idaho — Federal authorities in Idaho said Thursday they have arrested an Uzbekistan national accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction.

The U.S. attorney’s office said Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested at an apartment complex in south Boise on Thursday morning after a grand jury issued a three-count indictment as part of an investigation into his activities in Idaho and Utah.

The Idaho grand jury’s indictment charges Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The indictment also alleges he possessed an unregistered explosive device.

A separate federal grand jury in Utah also returned an indictment charging Kurbanov with distributing information about explosives, bombs and weapons of mass destruction.

No details on immigration status (other than he is legal)!  Are they are trying to protect someone or some program?

Olson declined to share any other specifics of Kurbanov’s alleged activities, including whether any potential terrorist threat or targets were domestic or abroad.

A news release from the U.S. attorney’s office said Kurbanov is in the United States legally, but Olson declined to give details about his immigration status.


The Idaho indictment alleges that between August 2012 and May 2013, Kurbanov knowingly conspired with others to provide support and resources, including computer software and money, to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a designated terrorist organization. The group’s purpose is to overthrow the government of Uzbekistan, said David B. Barlow, U.S. attorney in Utah.  [See Andijan again!—ed]

Incidentally, I know I still haven’t posted my testimony to the State Department (only because so many other things have taken my attention—I call it News ADD), but below is what I said to the State Department last year and this year as one of my ten reasons for a moratorium on refugee resettlement (#7):

Congress needs to specifically disallow the use of the refugee program for other purposes of the US Government, especially using certain refugee populations to address unrelated foreign policy objectives—Uzbeks, Kosovars, Meshketians and Bhutanese (Nepalese) people come to mind.

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