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  • Crimea, Chechnya and Putin's Double Standards

    11/16/2014 12:22:43 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Andrew Foxall
    In his speech at last month's annual Valdai Club meeting, President Vladimir Putin accused the West of "double standards" in Ukraine. This is nothing new. Putin has habitually spoken of the West's double standards since he first came to power. Those wishing to understand Putin's linguistic gymnastics should look up "whataboutism." The term emerged at the height of the Cold War and described a favorite tactic of Soviet propagandists — the tendency to deflect any criticism of the Soviet Union by saying "what about" a different situation or problem in the West. As Putin's language suggests, the practice is alive...
  • Kadyrov's Photo of Islamic State Militant's Corpse Revealed as Fake

    11/15/2014 8:38:19 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | November 14, 2014
    A day after proclaiming the death of Islamic State commander Tarkhan Batirashvili on his Instagram account, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has apparently backtracked, having deleted both the claim and the photograph used to substantiate it. The news of the death of Batirashvili, better known as Omar "the Chechen" al-Shishani, was taken with a grain of salt by many observers, who said Kadyrov had been known for making such claims in the past with other Islamic extremists only to be proven wrong. In 2013, Kadyrov had repeatedly proclaimed the death of Doku Umarov, the leader of the Caucasus Emirate — announcements...
  • Tsarnaev pal Robel Phillipos convicted of lying to FBI (Pothead defense; Dukakis testified)

    10/28/2014 7:32:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/28/14 | Laurel Sweet
    Robel Phillipos, a friend of terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been convicted of lying to authorities investigating last year’s Boston Marathon bombings that killed three spectators, including an 8-year-old Dorchester boy. Phillipos was accused of lying about being in Tsarnaev’s dorm room three days after the bombing, when two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence, including a laptop. Phillipos' lawyers argued he couldn’t clearly remember what happened because he had smoked marijuana heavily that day. The fate of Phillipos, 19 when he was arrested and who turned 21 this month during his trial at U.S....
  • Chechens a Terrorist Superpower, are Running ISIS, + Will Soon Deliver Retribution to Putin's Russia

    09/18/2014 5:42:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Be it Boston, Ukraine, Afghanistan, or the Middle East:  wherever there's some bloody mess, seems you find Chechens... While I do believe we need to go kill all of the ISIS scum we can find -probably meaning boots on the ground in Iraq/Syria (indirectly and unfortunately allying ourselves with Russian interests there)- and also think that these blood-drunk monsters are on their way to American soil, if not here already- it's the Russians who really have something to worry about. Revenge a dish best served cold: Although Chechnya seems to have been tamed by first Vladimir Putin -now maintained by his back-slapping buddy, the brutal, pro-Kremlin...
  • The ISIS Internet army has found a safe haven on Russian social networks — for now

    09/12/2014 11:56:22 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    pri.org ^ | September 12, 2014 | Tetyana Lokot
    The Internet army of ISIS, after being chased from social networks like Facebook and Twitter, is now recruiting and fundraising on the Russian social network VKontakte, a Russian media investigation claims. In an extensive feature story, Russian Internet and technology news website Apparat revealed what they say is proof of a massive move by ISIS into the “free” and “comfortable” Russian social network space. According to the report, there is a large undercover ISIS network on VKontakte, with accounts and pages in both Arabic and Russian. The network engages in recruiting efforts, as well as propaganda and fundraising for ISIS....
  • Boston bombers’ mosque tied to ISIS

    09/07/2014 7:12:06 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 7, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    When it was revealed that the Boston Marathon bombers attended a Cambridge, Mass., mosque, its leaders were quick to disavow their actions. Elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s ideology was not their own, the leaders of the Islamic Society mosque claimed. In fact, he was admonished for an extremist outburst he made during one sermon. So, one crackpot in a congregation. Who can blame the mosque? But what about eight — including a prominent member of ISIS? As it turns out, worshippers at the Islamic Society have included: Abdurahman Alamoudi, the mosque’s founder and first president who in 2004 was sentenced to...
  • Chechen leader, Putin pal vows to crush ISIS after threat against Russia

    09/04/2014 4:50:48 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | Published September 03, 2014
    The latest recipients of an Islamic State threat are responding in kind, with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov vowing that "these bastards" will be "destroyed." Kadyrov, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, went on an Instagram rant after Islamic State posted a video threatening Putin over his support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad and vowing to liberate Chechnya. The Muslim strongman, who has fought Islamic militants in his backyard for years, seemed to take special umbrage at a threat aimed at his patron in Moscow. "I state with full responsibility that the one who had the idea to express a...
  • Isis Tells Vladimir Putin: 'We are Coming to Russia' to 'Free Chechnya'

    09/03/2014 7:10:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/3/2014 | Jack Moore
    The radical Islamist group Isis (now known as Islamic State) has released a new video threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin that it plans to come to Russia and "free Chechnya".The video footage, believed to be filmed in the Taqba airbase captured from Syrian government forces in Raqqa, shows an IS fighter in a military jet. "This message is for you, Vladimir Putin! These are the aircraft you sent to Bashar [Assad], and we're going to send them to you. Remember that!" he said."This is Russian technology," said a militant with a Russian voice, according to The Moscow Times."We will with...
  • Ten Years After Beslan, Memories Still Fresh

    08/31/2014 5:31:53 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 31 replies
    On September 1, 2004, Chechen and Ingush militants stormed an elementary school in the town of Beslan in the Russian republic of North Ossetia. Surging through the back-to-school crowds, the militants took 1,100 teachers, children, and relatives hostage, holding them for more than two days and demanding the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya. On the third day, a series of explosions ripped through the building, igniting fires and sparking a deadly gun battle between the militants and Russian security forces. More than 330 hostages died in the violence. A decade later, correspondent Tom Balmforth and photographer Diana Markosian traveled...
  • UKRAINE: Fighting for Ukraine can come tens of thousands of Chechens from EU

    08/29/2014 3:00:17 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    http://glavcom.ua/articles/21578.html ^ | 13.08.2014 at 10:00 | Michael Gluhovskij, "Commander in Chief"
    Akhmed Zakayev: Fighting for Ukraine can come tens of thousands of Chechens from the EU 13.08.2014 at 10:00 Michael Gluhovskij, "Commander in Chief" Ukraine continues the fifth month of armed confrontation in the Donbas, where the Ukrainian army, law enforcement officers and volunteers confront local separatists and mercenaries supported by Russia. On the side of the militants are involved mercenaries from Chechnya. After the first evidence of their presence in Ukraine, this fact was forced to admit the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov. He even threatened that more than 70 thousand Chechens can arrive at Donbass "restore order"...
  • Chechen leader blasts Israel’s ‘unjustified cruelty’ towards Palestinians

    07/26/2014 1:22:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    rt.com ^ | July 22, 2014
    Ramzan Kadyrov has expressed condolences to the victims of Israeli attacks on Palestinians and emphasized that the USA and Europe were turning a blind eye on this policy of “state terrorism.” The head of the Chechen Republic published an extensive statement on latest political events on his social media of choice – the Instagram. Kadyrov spoke out after Israel stepped up its ‘Protective Edge’ ground operation in Gaza Strip on Sunday. According to Gaza Health Ministry’s official release, a t least 425 Palestinians, including 111 children, have been killed and over 3,000 have been wounded since the beginning of the...
  • Barack Obama Banned From Entering Chechnya

    07/26/2014 11:44:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 26 July 2014
    Although Russia has not responded to US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there is one part of the country he is now barred from entering: Chechnya. On Saturday Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of the small Russian republic that has been the scene of two devastating separatist wars in the past 20 years, said he was placing Obama on a list of people banned from visiting. The list also includes European Union figures José Manuel Barroso, Herbert van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton. Kadyrov, wrote on his Instagram account that the ban was...
  • Iranian Alert - November 28 - Teheran 'secretly trains' Chechens to fight in Russia

    11/28/2005 8:21:07 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,282+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 11.28.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Teheran 'secretly trains' Chechens to fight in RussiaCon Coughlin(Filed: 27/11/2005)Iran is secretly training Chechen rebels in sophisticated terror techniques to enable them to carry out more effective attacks against Russian forces, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.Teams of Chechen fighters are being trained at the Revolutionary Guards' Imam Ali training camp, located close to Tajrish Square in Teheran, according to Western intelligence reports.In addition to receiving training in the latest terror techniques, the Chechen volunteers undergo ideological and political instruction by hardline Iranian mullahs at Qom.The disclosure that Iran is training Chechen rebels will not go down...
  • The ISIS Extremists Causing Havoc in Iraq Are Getting Funds and Recruits From Southeast Asia

    06/17/2014 3:46:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Time ^ | June 17, 2014 | Yenni Kwok
    Militants from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, are being lured by ISIS's hard-line Sunni extremism.Men in balaclavas are cradling Kalashnikovs as they look into a camera, somewhere in Syria. They are university students, businessmen, former soldiers and even teenagers. One by one, they urge their fellow countrymen to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the jihadist group so extreme that it has been denounced by al-Qaeda. But these aren’t Syrians, or Uzbeks, or Chechens. They are Indonesian. “Let us fight in the path of Allah because it is our duty to do jihad in the...
  • Russia refuses to release Chechen film

    05/28/2014 11:07:07 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Ukraine News One ^ | 28 may 2014 | Ukraine News One
    In another indication of Kremlin’s uneasiness over its Soviet past, Russia has banned the release of a film titled ‘Ordered to Forget’ which depicts the deportation of Chechens on Stalin’s orders during World War II. Russian authorities have called it ‘historically false’ and have claimed that it will ‘promote ethnic hatred’. [....] The film details the forcible deportation of nearly half a million Chechens and the Ingush people from their ancestral lands in the North Caucuses in 1944. The Soviet leader Josef Stalin accused them of being disloyal to the state, and deported them en masse in cattle cars to...
  • Adagio For Strings-Чечня{Chechnya}

    04/23/2014 8:31:06 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 6 replies
    A dramic video about the First Russian-Chechen War.
  • Mixing oil and terrorism: Apparent Moscow-Riyadh rapprochement is paper thin

    09/27/2003 2:10:53 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 3 replies · 167+ views
    Russia challenging Saudi Arabia’s dominance in world energy market Oil will be high on the agenda at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s weekend summit meeting with George W. Bush at Camp David ­ Russian oil for US consumers, to reduce dependence on Saudi Arabia. Across the globe in Beijing, Putin’s prime minister, Mikhail Kasyanov, this week haggled with his Chinese counterpart, Wen Jaibao, on building a 2,400-kilometer, $2.5 billion oil pipeline from Siberia to China, which is crying out for energy to fuel its burgeoning economy. Saudi oil may be far cheaper to produce, but a steady supply from Russia is...
  • Report: DHS Failed to Deport Boston Terrorist After 2009 Assault Conviction

    04/19/2013 12:38:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 62 replies
    stand with arizona ^ | Apr. 19, 2013 | JOhn Hill
    One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings should have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction, as called for by U.S. immigration law. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who nevertheless should have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source. That means the Obama administration’s DHS division missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev, but did not abide by Federal immigration law and let him stay. Tsarnaev was given this special treatment, despite not having...
  • Report: US Knew About Tsarnaev Brothers Long Before Bombing

    03/26/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 3/26/2014, 11:19 AM | Tova Dvorin
    US officials knew about the potential danger of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to a soon-to-be-released Congressional report—but a spelling error led them to miss his frequent flights out to Dagestan for terror training. […] In March 2011, Russian intelligence agency FSB notified the FBI with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Tsarnaev family, which had emigrated to Massachusetts nearly ten years earlier. In the letter, FSB included contact information, with addresses and phone numbers, for many of the members of the Tsarnaev family, including Tamerlan and his mother, and warned that Tamerlan was gaining a reputation for associating...
  • Hip-hop propaganda: How the U.S. enlists rap music to fight “jihadi cool”

    03/25/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies
    www.salon.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Hisham D. Aidi
    Excerpted from "Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Culture" One of the odder phenomena of the last decade is hearing national security elites, terrorism experts, and career diplomats discuss the finer points of “flow,” “bling,” and the “politics of cool.” American and European terrorism experts have increasingly expressed concerns over “anti-American hip-hop,” accenting the radicalizing influence of the genre. Noting that Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based Islamist group, uses “jihad rap” in its recruitment videos, Harvard scholar Jessica Stern wrote in Foreign Affairs: “The first- and second-generation Muslim children I interviewed for a study of the sources of radicalization in...
  • Chechnya leader inaugurates new mosque in Israel

    03/23/2014 12:33:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2014 10:14 AM EDT
    The president of Russia’s republic of Chechnya has inaugurated a new $10 million mosque in an Arab village in Israel. Ramzan Kadyrov said on Sunday that it was an honor to visit “this good and holy land” during a stop in the village of Abu Ghosh. …
  • Feds Searching for Friend of Boston Marathon Suspect, 'Concern' Over Chechnya Trip

    03/04/2014 7:17:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 4, 2014 | Michele McPhee
    U.S. counter-terrorism officials are attempting to track down a female friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber after she traveled to Chechnya last year and is believed to have since posted "alarming" jihadi imagery online, officials told ABC News. Officials are concerned that Heda Umarova, 23, may have been radicalized to Islamist violence -- allegedly just like her friend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged in the April 15 bombings, and his brother Tamerlan, who was killed in a police shootout -- and could pose a threat to Americans overseas because her U.S. passport allows easy foreign travel. Umarova left Boston with her...
  • Russian troops take over Ukraine's Crimea region

    03/01/2014 6:00:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    YahooNews ^ | March 01, 2014 | TIM SULLIVAN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    RussianTroops Take Over Ukraine's Crimea Region TIM SULLIVAN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia's military moves. Ignoring President Barack Obama's warning Friday that "there will be costs" if Russia intervenes militarily, Putin sharply raised the stakes in the conflict over Ukraine's future evoking memories of Cold War brinkmanship.
  • Chechens ready to keep peace in Crimea - Kadyrov

    03/01/2014 11:33:13 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 42 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | February 27, 2014
    Head of Russia's internal republic of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov is ready to protect the rights of the Russian-speaking people in Crimea that sees disturbances over the change in authorities. "Ukraine and Russia are fraternal peoples. I have many Ukrainian friends, and like them all and regret what has recently been happening there The majority of people living today in Crimea are Russians, Cossacks. We are always with them and if necessary are ready to come to the rescue. We will stand up for Russians, Cossacks and Chechens no matter where they live," Kadyrov told journalists on Wednesday. Chechens are "a...
  • The Secret Battles Between US Forces and Chechen Terrorists

    02/21/2014 6:03:26 AM PST · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    ABC News via Tahoo News ^ | 2/19/14 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    An experienced former operator from America's "tier one" black Special Operations group, "Delta Force," confirmed that misidentifications were common over the course of the war but said some foreign fighters were indeed Chechens. They entered combat as extremely disciplined and well-equipped teams with good weapons discipline and expensive personal gear made by The North Face. "There were fighters that came to train, came to fight to support the jihad, and those that came to fight and learn U.S. tactics to take back to Chechnya to fight the current Russian government," said the veteran operator, whose affiliation with "The Unit" remains...
  • Gafur Rakhimov: The Heroin Trafficker Who Brought to Winter Olympics to Sochi

    01/30/2014 1:54:32 PM PST · by Marcus · 10 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | January 30, 2014 | Mark R. Whittington
    The fact that the 2014 Winter Olympics is taking place is Sochi, Russia, a city with a mild climate that is close to the volatile region of Chechnya has puzzled many observers. ABC News points the finger to a man named Gafur Rakhimov, Rakhimov is an Uzbek gangster, according to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, with ties to that country's regime. He has been associated with the production and distribution of heroin in Central Asia. He has ties with the Uzbekistan regime and claims to be a legitimate businessman who founded an import/export business in the wake of...
  • If you knew who was behind “Close-Gitmo” push, you'd be shocked

    01/11/2014 7:24:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | JD Gordon
    Just dig a little deeper into who has been driving the anti-Gitmo disinformation campaign these past 12 years, and we discover an international, fervently anti-American, far-left coalition attacking the nation through a savvy propaganda effort. This includes those linked to Al Qaeda financiers, communist groups, anarchist movements - backed by sympathetic press and politicians. Regrettably, it’s a coalition President Barack Obama has sided with in his priority to release as many Al Qaeda, Taliban and “affiliates” as humanly possible.the State Dept. will finally designate ex-Gitmo detainee, Libya’s Sufian Bin Qumu, and his group, Ansar Al-Sharia as “foreign terrorist entities” for...
  • Rep. Peter King of New York Supported a Soviet Backed Terrorist Group

    01/05/2014 6:48:13 PM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 5th, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Rep. Peter King lashed out at Senator Rand Paul today over Sen. Paul’s position on the National Security Agency.
  • 5 dumbest Melissa Harris-Perry quotes of 2013 [VIDEO]

    01/01/2014 6:03:31 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-31-2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    December 31, 20135 dumbest Melissa Harris-Perry quotes of 2013 [VIDEO] Jamie Weinstein On a network filled with dimwits and nitwits, Melissa Harris-Perry stands out. She may not be the dumbest host on MSNBC — when you’re competing against Ed Schultz, that’s a tall task — but she has convincingly demonstrated that she is among the most consistently asinine. Below are five of the Duke PhD’s stupidest statements of 2013: 1.) She downplayed the role radical Islam played in the Boston Bombings: “I keep wondering — is it possible that there would ever be a discussion like, ‘Oh, this is because...
  • Doku Umarov: Kremlin's enemy who aims to ruin Sochi Olympics

    12/30/2013 6:15:56 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 31, 2013 11:45AM | Roger Boyes
    HE is known as Russia's Osama bin Laden; Public Enemy No 1 for the Kremlin. Even the US has put a $5 million bounty on his head. Doku Umarov, 49, the Chechen warlord with the blackest of reputations, is assumed to be the mastermind behind a bombing campaign intended to disrupt Vladimir Putin's cherished dream of a successful Winter Olympics in Sochi. Certainly, he has set out his aims clearly enough. The Olympics, he said, were being held on "the bones of many, many dead Muslims buried on our land by the Black Sea".
  • Close Air Strike (SU-25), Real Hell , Chechen war (VHS rip)

    09/25/2013 8:10:58 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 5 replies
    Air strike with SU-25, from chechen war SU-25 used FAB 500 (1102.31 lbs) bomb, and NURS
  • A Family Terror: The Tsarnaevs and the Boston Bombing

    12/15/2013 6:28:56 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 | Alan Cullison
    But they already seemed like "losers," as their successful Americanized uncle told reporters after the attack. They were out of place in the U.S., and my relationship with them developed because they needed so much basic advice about how to get by. I didn't sense impending danger in their household, but looking back, I can see now that I glimpsed a new type of threat to the U.S., one that we have only recently begun to confront.
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • Militant base 'attacked from sea" in Somalia

    10/04/2013 11:20:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/5/2013 | BBC
    Unidentified foreign forces have launched a night-time raid on a militant base in the south Somali town of Barawe from the sea, reports say. A spokesman for the al-Shabab Islamist group told Reuters news agency that one of its fighters had been killed during the raid....... Al-Shabab claimed responsibility last month for the deadly attack on a Kenyan shopping mall..... According to the Somali news website Midnimo, two helicopters were also involved in the raid..... "Westerners in boats attacked our base as Barawe beach and one was martyred from our side," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Masab, described as al-Shabab's spokesman for...
  • Rebel atrocities in Syria escalate, sparking alarm over Obama plan (disturbing info on FSA

    09/09/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/9/2013 | Alex Newman
    A series of fresh revelations about atrocities and war crimes perpetrated by Western-backed Syrian "rebels" had sparked alarm among analysts, further complicating Obama's already tough-push for support to launch military strikes against the Assad regime. ... the latest atrocities are being cited by critics of the warmongering as more reasons not to join the civil war on behalf of ruthless jihadists... Christian villagers quoted in new reports [URL at link] said the rebels had, among other atrocities, forced them to convert to Islam or be murdered while shouting the now-infamous "Allahu Akbar" war cry. Christian homes and churches were reportedly...
  • Why Are We Intervening in Syria?

    06/20/2013 9:09:06 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 15 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | June 20, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    With violence raging across the Middle East (which is nothing new), the threat of Islamic jihads grows ever stronger. For decades, most of the countries in the Middle East were ruled by dictators or strongmen. While some of them sponsored terrorism, they did manage to keep a lid on jihadist groups, but that situation has now changed dramatically. Since Obama promoted the "Arab Spring", we have seen multiple countries thrown into turmoil and ruling strongmen toppled. While Obama and the progressive left naively believed that this would lead to pro-democracy and pro-Western governments, the result has been anything but. Just...
  • The Superpower Behind the Turkish Protests

    06/05/2013 7:37:40 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 12 replies
    Johngaltfla ^ | June 4, 2013 | John Galt
    To understand the rage and news from Turkey and the alleged “Turkish Spring” being promoted by some websites and commentators, one has to have a deep understanding of the friends and enemies the nation of Turkey has acquired in eighty plus years of independence and Westernization thanks to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. In the West, the British still resent the Turks for their unwillingness to take up arms against the Nazis in World War II. Believe it or not, some Germans hold the same animosity because a Turkish alliance with Nazi Germany would have crushed the Allies in Europe and the...
  • Boston Bomb Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Getting Financial Donations

    06/04/2013 10:41:27 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/4/13 | By KIRIT RADIA
    Boston Bomb Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Getting Financial Donations Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told his mother that people are sending him money and that someone opened an account for him, according to a new recording of their first phone call from prison. When his mother asked if he is in pain, Tsarnaev replied in Russian: "No, of course not. I'm already eating and have been for a long time," according to a translation by Channel 4 in the UK, which first aired the audio. The call took place last week. "They are giving me chicken and rice now,...
  • Warden Message: Afghanistan Travel Concerns: Kabul to Logar Province

    10/01/2009 1:47:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 373+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | September 29, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Warden Message: Afghanistan Travel Concerns: Kabul to Logar Province CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS South / Central Asia - Afghanistan 29 Sep 2009 U.S. Embassy Kabul issued the following Warden Message September 29, 2009: The U.S. Embassy has received information that, as of late September 2009, Taliban members in Logar Province, Afghanistan, were planning on an unspecified date to ambush and capture unidentified Americans who routinely travel between Kabul City and Logar Province. The Taliban reportedly intend to follow the Americans’ vehicle from Kabul and stop the car en route. The U.S. Embassy urges Americans...
  • Chechen lawyer flees Russia after threats

    05/30/2013 12:44:22 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 7 replies
    The Moscow News ^ | 27/04/2012 14:29 | Evgeniya Chaykovskaya
    Chechen lawyer Dagir Khasavov fled Russia after receiving death threats following his calls for Sharia law to be introduced in the country. The Russian Political Immigrants society announced on Friday that he swiftly left the country, BBC reported. The lawyer left for “a European country” after receiving threats. His son, Arlsan Khasavov, wrote in his blog that his father was provoked, possibly by Chechen authorities, to make him a “ritual sacrifice” before the inauguration. Khasanov gave an interview to Ren TV on April 24, where he said that Muslims in Russia do not want to go to secular courts and...
  • 12 Chechen fighters killed in central Syria: activists

    05/24/2013 9:08:06 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 33 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 25 May 2013 | anon
    DAMASCUS, May 24 (Xinhua) -- A total of 12 fighters from Chechnya were killed Friday in Syria's central Hama province, activists said. The fighters were killed when two rockets landed in the al- Hamra village in the eastern countryside of Hama, the Britain- based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. ...
  • President Again Denies Georgia Co-Opted Chechen Fighters (for False Flag Op - Boston Bomber links)

    05/22/2013 8:32:21 AM PDT · by IXNK
    rferl.org ^ | April 28, 2013 | Liz Fuller
    President Again Denies Georgia Co-Opted Chechen Fighters April 28, 2013 Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has again denied that the previous Georgian government recruited and trained a group of Chechens with the aim of infiltrating them into the Russian Federation. Saakashvili was responding to what he termed “irresponsible” and “extremely dangerous” comments made by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili in an April 26 interview with the TV channel Rustavi-2. Referring to the annual study of the human rights situation in Georgia presented to parliament on April 1 by Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili, Ivanishvili said in that interview the ongoing probe into the...
  • FBI agent kills man linked to Boston bombing suspects

    05/22/2013 5:07:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/22/13 | Richard Esposito and Matthew DeLuca
    An FBI agent was involved in a deadly overnight shooting connected to the Boston Marathon bombing case. The man who was shot, Ibragim Todashev, had been interviewed about his connections to the bombing suspects before by the FBI and started out cooperative, NBC sources said. The suspect then went to attack the agent and was shot, the sources said. The suspect is deceased, the FBI said.
  • Challenges of the Eurasian Muslim Diaspora

    05/22/2013 1:00:09 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 1 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 21, 2013 | Ariel Cohen
    The Tsarnaev brothers’ brutal attack in Boston sparked renewed interest in terrorism in Eurasia. The subsequent disclosure that two students from Kazakhstan allegedly tried to hide incriminating evidence against Djokhar Tsarnaev has only heightened that interest. The not-guilty plea of Fazliddin Kurbanov, the alleged Uzbek terrorist in Idaho, underscores the new threat. And that’s a good thing. Understanding what was and is happening in Eurasia can help us better fight terrorism and prevent future attacks rooted in that region. Chechens and Uzbeks fought in Afghanistan with the Taliban, and fighters from the North Caucasus are involved in Syria on the...
  • Chechen strongman corrects his minister - with a boxing glove to the head

    05/09/2013 2:28:31 AM PDT · by cunning_fish
    CSMonitor ^ | April 24, 2013 | Fred Weir
    Ramzan Kadyrov's sparring match – ostensibly good-natured 'criticism' of the minister's job performance – is seen by some as reflective of the darker undertones of Kadyrov's hard rule.
  • Funeral director asks for help from government

    05/05/2013 8:58:43 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 107 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 5/5/13 | Erin Smith
    A Worcester funeral home director is pleading for government officials to use their influence to convince a cemetery to bury Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but so far no state or federal authorities have stepped forward to help out. “We have a body for burial that has caused a lot of controversy and we can’t continue to play this game,” said Peter Stefan, owner of the Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors. “Under normal circumstances, the government would say it’s (the funeral parlor’s) responsibility to find a place for burial, but this is not normal circumstances. This is a nightmare.”
  • Canadian jihadist’s disturbing video shows fanaticism of rebels who may have inspired Boston bomber

    05/02/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | 5/1/2013 | Stewart Bell
    For seven minutes, five Dagestan rebels spoke into a video camera about killing infidels and how the “good deeds” they were doing would absolve them of “700 sins” committed during their lifetimes. Filmed by a Canadian jihadist fighter before he was killed by Russian security forces, the video offers a disturbing glimpse of the fanaticism of the rebels who may have inspired Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev does not appear in the footage, which was obtained by the National Post. But it was recorded and narrated by William Plotnikov, a Canadian whose alleged links to Tsarnaev are now under...
  • Russian Oppression And Chechnya: Violence Is A Choice

    05/01/2013 12:39:25 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 11 replies
    Forbe's blog ^ | April 20, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    Due to the background of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the half-Chechen half-Avar brothers who bombed the Boston marathon, many Americans are suddenly very interested in the tortured history of the North Caucasus. I can’t credibly claim to be an expert on the multitudinous ethnic and linguistic groups that populate the area, so if you’re looking for in-depth analysis of Chechen politics, a data-driven account of the economics of Dagestan, or a blow-by-blow account of the past 20 years of the region’s history you should look somewhere else. If you’re still wondering “where in God’s name is Chechnya?” or “why are...
  • Former London Mayor Blames The U.S. For Boston Bombing Attack

    04/30/2013 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    The former mayor of London took to Press TV, an Iranian state-run network, recently to express his disdain for the Bush White House and his assurance that the Boston Marathon bombings were brought upon the United States because of its injustices abroad.
  • Chechen ‘clean skins’ link to bombing rings US alarm bells

    04/29/2013 10:46:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | Last updated at 3:34PM, April 19 2013 | Michael Evans Pentagon Correspondent
    The apparent Chechen connection to the Boston Marathon bombings rang alarm bells within the vast US intelligence community. Chechnya has been a breeding ground for terrorism for years but it’s the first time Chechens are suspected of carrying out a successful terrorist attack in America or in the West. *******************************subscribtion required for full article***********************************