The FBI killed “execution-style’ an unarmed man allegedly linked to Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in his Florida home last week in Orlando, according to the man’s father when speaking to Moscow reporters Thursday.
“Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was shot in his Florida home on May 22 while an FBI agent and two Massachusetts state troopers questioned him about the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, as well as a triple slaying in Massachusetts two years ago,” Fox News reports.
Abdul-Baki Todashev, the young man’s father, told Moscow reporters that his son had several gunshot wounds to his torso and one to the back of his head.
The father displayed photos that he claimed were of his son’s body, the Associated Press reported.
The Atlantic‘s Conor Friedersdorf concludes Friday:
It is difficult to understand how, having shot the man dead, the multiple law enforcement personnel on scene could’ve gotten the details wrong. Discrepancies can creep into an account of a stressful situation. But how can there possibly be confusion about whether the suspect was a) wielding a knife, per the original story; b) unarmed, per subsequent versions; c) or lunging with or toward a samurai sword?
We’re supposed to believe that multiple law enforcement personnel went to a man’s apartment, confirmed via his own confession that he participated in a triple murder with an alleged terrorist, and still left him within reach of a samurai sword? And that, after he lunged toward one agent with the sword, or else lunged toward the sword, or an officer’s gun, or something, there was so much confusion that it was reported for days that the suspect attacked with a knife? Come on. Law enforcement couldn’t get its story straight.
At best, an incompetently handled suspect was given access to a weapon so dangerous it justified using deadly force in response. Perhaps that’s all this is. Or perhaps it will turn out that Todashev was wrongfully killed.
The facts known to the public are worrisome enough that an independent inquiry is justified. In addition, this case illustrates why the FBI ought to be required to record all of its interrogations, using video when possible and at least audio in all circumstances.
The in-home “execution-style” killing, however, is no surprise to human rights defenders who have opposed Obama regime’s NDAA regarding targeted killings of targeted individuals.
This blatant killing in Orlando, that has gained international attention, is the tip of the iceberg of targeted killings, according to targeted individuals frequently communicating with this reporter.