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Arabs predominate in Beslan attack - Basayev hostage raid - FSB - Russian Attack funded by al Qaeda
UPI; TASS | 9-3-04 | no by lines

Posted on 09/03/2004 2:30:37 PM PDT by tallhappy

United Press International

September 3, 2004 Friday 13:23 PM Eastern Time

LENGTH: 136 words

HEADLINE: Arabs predominate in Beslan attack

DATELINE: BESLAN, Russia, Sept. 3 (UPI)

BODY: The terrorists who killed more than 150 people and injured at least 456 in a southern Russian school include 10 Arabs, Itar-Tass reported Friday.

Aslambek Aslakhanov, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin, said the gunmen were of different nationalities, but 10 of them were from Arab countries and one was from an African nation.

They are suspected of gaining entrance into Beslan with a truck hijacked in the Mozdok region of North Ossetia last month.

In addition, Russian intelligence sources have identified Shamil Basayev as the attack's mastermind and Magomet Yevloyev as the field commander of the hostage crisis that began Wednesday.

They are believed to have been funded by Wahabist Muslim leader Abu Omar al-Seif, al-Qaida's liaison in Chechnya and the manager of the group's foreign funds.

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TASS

September 3, 2004 Friday 11:11 AM Eastern Time

LENGTH: 271 words

HEADLINE: Basayev behind Beslan hostage raid - FSB

BODY: BESLAN /North Ossetia/, September 3 - According to preliminary information released by the Federal Security Service, Shamil Basayev masterminded the Beslan hostage raid, while field commander Magomet Yevloyev led it, representatives of secret services in the southern federal district told Itar-Tass.

Also, there is information that the mass hostage taking was funded by one of the ideologists of Wahhabism Abu Omar al-Seif, al Qaeda's liason in Chechnya and manager of foreign funds.

FSB agents claimed Magomet Yevloyev was the one who directly supervised the hostage taking. His call-sign was "Magas."

Suicide bombers for terrorist attacks in Russia and the North Caucasus are prepared by instructors from al Qaeda and other extremist organizations. "In a number of cases, suicide bombers are trained by Chechen instructors, but they, too, use al Qaeda methods," the FSB said.

It is known that Yevloyev is subordinate to Bassayev, and that he was responsible for planning, carrying out and funding terrorist attacks and acts of sabotage in Chechnya and Ingushetia.

A senior Ingush Interior Ministry official said Yevloyev was among the people close to the former president of "Ichkeria" Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, who, for his part, contributed to Magas' close acquaintance with Basayev and Khattab.

Law-enforcement bodies have information about Yevloyev's involvement in a number of acts of sabotage and terror, the militants' attack on Dagestan in the summer of 1999, and the kidnapping of people in Ingushetia with subsequent smuggling of the abducted to the notorious Wahhabis - the Akhamadov brothers.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: alqaedarussia; alqeda; cair; cairsilentonchechnya; caucasus; chechnya; globaljihad; islamists; muslims; nocaircondemnation; ossetia; russia; silenceissupport; silenceofcair; whereiscair
Also, there is information that the mass hostage taking was funded by one of the ideologists of Wahhabism Abu Omar al-Seif, al Qaeda's liason in Chechnya and manager of foreign funds.

That this is al Qaeda linked islamoterrorism is avoided in the press.

Initialy the news boys here would say they weren't sure just who could have held these children and parents hostage.

Above are two reports -- based on the Tass one which is detailed in terms of names and specifics.

1 posted on 09/03/2004 2:30:37 PM PDT by tallhappy
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To: tallhappy

AQ link BUMP.


2 posted on 09/03/2004 2:35:49 PM PDT by LikeLight (__________________________)
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To: tallhappy

Sorry all links must be pre-approved by the democrats on the senate intelligence committee. Stop spreading baseless rumors.


3 posted on 09/03/2004 2:37:22 PM PDT by Defiant1
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To: tallhappy; archy

Thanks!

Did you put a link in to the other thread?


4 posted on 09/03/2004 2:37:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Did you put a link in to the other thread?

No. I haven't been cross linking.

5 posted on 09/03/2004 2:38:30 PM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: Grampa Dave; NormsRevenge; Allegra; blackie; Ragtime Cowgirl; Dog; Coop

As suspected.


6 posted on 09/03/2004 2:39:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: tallhappy

In addition, Russian intelligence sources have identified Shamil Basayev as the attack's mastermind and Magomet Yevloyev as the field commander of the hostage crisis that began Wednesday.
_________________


Blot out their families and villages.


7 posted on 09/03/2004 2:40:03 PM PDT by dennisw (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: backhoe; SunkenCiv; Cindy; farmfriend; FairOpinion
fyi Earlier threads:

GOTTA SEE THIS - Terrorists attack Russian School - Warning: Graphic images

And :

Islamists in Russia – This is What They Did - Don't Wait for Alphabet Networks to Cover it - Graphic

There are other threads also.....

8 posted on 09/03/2004 2:44:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: All
Website that is carrying late information:

www.logicandsanity.com

September 01, 2004


School seized in Russia.

LOGIC and SANITY website

Go to bottom for todays comments in the Forum

9 posted on 09/03/2004 2:49:13 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: tallhappy

I wonder if the islamofacists will get the message if Russia drops 2000lb bombs on all mosques in chechnya every friday while the mosques are full of the islamofacists.


10 posted on 09/03/2004 3:00:21 PM PDT by stumpy (M)
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To: tallhappy
Well, I guess the Chechnya jihadi "cat" is out of the proverbial bag.

I've been reading news stories for *years* about Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan, and almost *never* had the media mentioned the terorrists' Islamic connections. In fact, the media always referred to them as "rebels," and treated them like the poster boys for the latest "Indigenous Peoples' Liberation Movement."

But now the truth is out - they're just more filthy wahhabist Al-Qaeda scum - paid for, signed, sealed, and delivered by Arab oil money.

It just makes you sick. When are we going to join hands with Russia and put an *end* to this?

11 posted on 09/03/2004 3:00:34 PM PDT by valkyrieanne
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To: valkyrieanne
I've been reading news stories for *years* about Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan, and almost *never* had the media mentioned the terorrists' Islamic connections. In fact, the media always referred to them as "rebels," and treated them like the poster boys for the latest "Indigenous Peoples' Liberation Movement."

Ironically, Russia (then the USSR) was the patron saint of these "indigenous peoples' liberation movements" (and especially of moslem ones) for much of the "twentieth century." And now Al Qaeda (may they boil in excrement), which has just launched a heinous mass murder attack on Russia, are actually in bed with Communist groups like International ANSWER, the International Socialist Organization, and the Workers World Party. I hope the Russian people keep this in mind if sinister forces promise vengeance against their enemies if they are returned to power.

12 posted on 09/03/2004 3:05:18 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (What part of "lo yihyeh lekhah 'elohim 'acherim `al panay" DON'T you understand???)
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To: tallhappy

I hate to say this, but I have always thought, that attacks on schools with the murder of children, to be their next step. And I pray, that the US is not going to see this...


13 posted on 09/03/2004 3:08:20 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: valkyrieanne

"When are we going to join hands with Russia and put an *end* to this?"

When indeed? And not just the Russians, all over the globe innocent people are bedeviled by World Islamic Jihad. From Africa to Russia to the Phillipines to Thailand, and back around again, innocents are murdered by these scum. They hate the Jews, the Christians, the Muslims, the Hindus, and they even hate all Muslims who are insufficiently "holy" that is to say SLAVISH to them.

My theme of the day, any decent Muslims, who really love God, better find a way to save their religion QUICK, because the rest of us are about to decide that it is time to wipe it from the face of the earth.

Ann Coulter was right "Invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity".


14 posted on 09/03/2004 3:10:43 PM PDT by jocon307 (That's allowed, as long as we all vote for W.)
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To: Chuzzlewit

al Qaeda should remember that we here in America honor the 2ND Amendment by being heavily armed.


15 posted on 09/03/2004 3:11:33 PM PDT by airborne (2/504 PIR - 'Devils In Baggy Pants')
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Death To all Muslim Terrorists!

Hang 'em High!


16 posted on 09/03/2004 3:18:32 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Chuzzlewit
I have always thought, that attacks on schools with the murder of children, to be their next step.

I don't know how they (islamic criminals) can go any lower than killing children at a school.

17 posted on 09/03/2004 3:28:37 PM PDT by searchandrecovery (Socialist America - diseased and dysfunctional.)
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To: tallhappy
"Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." (Surah 48:29)

"Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home." (Surah 9:73)

18 posted on 09/03/2004 3:35:59 PM PDT by Dec31,1999 (www.protestwarrior.com)
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To: valkyrieanne

IMHO, if I were POTUS, I would have been on the red phone with Putin, asking him if he is NOW ready to play "Let's Make A Deal".....

We (the US) will let him do a TOTAL "mudlum" Clean-Up on Aisle #5, and we will back him....IF...

The US can (with 24hrs notice so Putin can get his Russian workers out) TAKE OUT THAT DANG IRAN REACTOR !!!

...right about now.....I think he'd be up for a "deal".

...and if it happened, and the US got to take out Iran's nuclear reactor between now and Nov 2nd, ya think maybe the
idiot in North Korea would "wanna make a deal ALSO ???"...

susan ostrich's head would EXPLODE.....and Carville would be fitted for a PERMANENT wastebasket....


19 posted on 09/03/2004 3:55:10 PM PDT by musicman
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To: tallhappy

Do we have any Russian Freepers?


20 posted on 09/03/2004 5:27:12 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (..with a six in one hand...and half a dozen in the other!)
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To: JOE6PAK

Sickening, but maybe, just maybe, our ex friends all over the world will see what AQ is. I fear, really fear, this will happen at one of our schools. I keep remembering after 911 those three middle easterners taking pics of a girls school in Baltimore,,either St Pauls or Bais Yaakov. I cannot imagine how horrible it would be.


21 posted on 09/03/2004 5:42:07 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: tallhappy
My recommendation to Russia as an appropriate response:

SS-18 SATAN ICBM

22 posted on 09/03/2004 5:47:35 PM PDT by FierceDraka ("Party Before Country" - The New Motto of the Democratic Party)
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To: tallhappy
The terrorists who killed more than 150 people and injured at least 456 in a southern Russian school include 10 Arabs

Highly doubtful; Islam is a religion of peace.

23 posted on 09/03/2004 5:50:07 PM PDT by kevao (Kerry/Edwards: Spitball-Throwing Girlie-Men.)
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To: JOE6PAK

You might want to ping RussianConservative, or MadIvan.


24 posted on 09/03/2004 5:51:01 PM PDT by FierceDraka ("Party Before Country" - The New Motto of the Democratic Party)
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To: tallhappy
It's time the media become responsible and tell us who the real enemy is. These Islamist have trained with and are funded by the same terrorist who struck us here in NYC and Washington D.C.

The public needs to know that the terrorists we are fighting consider slaughtering innocent children in a school a tool in their tool box. The Islamists want the next strike in the U.S. to be an outrage and inhumane beyond comprehension, but for some reason this is not 'news fit to print'

25 posted on 09/03/2004 5:58:45 PM PDT by True Capitalist
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To: valkyrieanne

Yes -- the media is trying it's hardest to make this look like some rebellion and not acknowledge that it was Arab muslims.

We could join hands with Russia, Israel, India, and others --- drive the muslims out of the countries that want freedom. It has to happen at some point.


26 posted on 09/03/2004 6:03:29 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: tallhappy
I was just watching a terrorism expert named Ben Venzke on MSNBC.

He said that many (all?) of the 19 Al-Qaeda hijackers who attacked us on 9/11/01 WERE DIVERTED FROM THEIR PLANNED ASSIGNMENT TO CHECHNYA

27 posted on 09/03/2004 6:08:06 PM PDT by sargon (How could anyone vote for the socialist, weak-on-defense fraud named John Kerry?)
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To: jocon307

Something like the Spanish Inquisition makes more and more sense, it makes no sense to allow them to continue to come here and be given access to our children.


28 posted on 09/03/2004 6:23:01 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: tallhappy
Aslambek Aslakhanov, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin, said the gunmen were of different nationalities, but 10 of them were from Arab countries and one was from an African nation.

They must be Arab separatists and Arab freedom fighters! Send NATO in to help them.

29 posted on 09/03/2004 7:23:01 PM PDT by A. Pole (Madeleine Albright:"We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.")
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To: tallhappy
the mass hostage taking was funded by one of the ideologists of Wahhabism Abu Omar al-Seif,

Okay this guy should be dead..NOW ! ! ! !

30 posted on 09/03/2004 8:46:07 PM PDT by blasater1960 ( Ishmaelites...Still a wild-ass of a people....)
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To: All

On WABC tonight Monica Crowley and John Loftus talked about the linkage between Al Qaeda and the Chechenans (spelling?)

Perhaps this information will come out this weekend?


31 posted on 09/03/2004 8:51:37 PM PDT by BlueOx
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To: Chuzzlewit
Here is how I see it:

Did Russia support the US "occupation" of Iraq? Did Russia provoke Islamic terrorism because of its bases in Saudia Arabia. If George H. caused them to hate us and George W. made it worse then why are they still after Russia? Did Russia respond with overwhelming force last year when 700(?) died in the Theater stand-off? Now they've done it again. Kerry's brand of running a more sensitive campaign on terror is EXACTLY what Russia has done in the last year. If you want the terrorist to take your children, strip them, force them to drink their own urine, execute them mercilessly and forever scar the ones that escape, then by all means vote for Kerry!

32 posted on 09/03/2004 8:56:09 PM PDT by Naspino (HTTP://NASPINO.COM)
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To: tallhappy

I think Iran just picked up another enemy.

I hope.


33 posted on 09/03/2004 8:56:14 PM PDT by steveyp
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To: FITZ

Nightline on ABC is actually using the word 'terrorists' to describe the vermin -- oops, they're still using Chechen rebels, also.


34 posted on 09/03/2004 8:56:28 PM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: Zionist Conspirator; valkyrieanne
al-Qaeda and the Taliban weeds sprouted from America's CIA seed - that includes the Chechens.

The Soviets financed secular/nationalist/Socialist Arabs. The Iranians finance certain Shia groups but the Wahhabist jihadis came out of our war with Afghanistan.

What is actually ironic is that a zionist would not know that - know your enemey before you fight him would be a zionist creed I would imagine. Who would suspect such ignorance from a people on target from these groups. Maybe since as a Jew (I assume) and an Israeli (assumption again) since all three groups are fighting you they blend together. But you are deadly wrong when you assume that the Chechens grew out of Soviet patronage of communist peasant movements.

35 posted on 09/03/2004 9:25:10 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Naspino; Chuzzlewit
Did Russia support the US "occupation" of Iraq?

No - but warned Bush about Saddam and offered to backa coup against him and we refused. Saddam was a secular Arab that liked to pour acid on fundamentalist Muslims.

Did Russia provoke Islamic terrorism because of its bases in Saudia Arabia. You must be one of the most ignorant people left in this day and age. al-Qaeda grew out of America's backing of the jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan. In reality while they did not back our invasion of Iraq they backed our invasion of Afghanistan. The Afghani Northern Alliance was Russia's army. Our ally was Pakistan and they created the Taliban.

Our great ally Saudi Arabia had a hand in creating the jihadist armies that are now loose in the world. Russia did not create them. The old Soviet Union did help terrorists but they tended to be the secular socialist kind like the old PLO.

The third force of Islamic terror in the world is the Iranian one and they are independent in creation and operation.

36 posted on 09/03/2004 9:34:02 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: tallhappy; ValerieUSA; blam; FairOpinion; Ernest_at_the_Beach

[old joke alert]

IN THE YEAR 2032 - A man and his son are walking through a highly built-up Manhattan when they come across an empty space and the father stops to reflect for a while.

"Imagine son," the father says "exactly 31 years ago the great twin towers stood proudly in this area". Intrigued by the comment the son then asks "What were the twin towers dad?"

To which the father replies "They were two of the largest buildings in the world and they housed many thousands of offices.... but in 2001 they were destroyed by Arabs"

The son pauses for a while and then asks "What were Arabs dad?"

...

Why are there no Arabs on Star Trek? Star Trek is set in the future.


37 posted on 09/03/2004 10:12:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

The entire article fails to mention Islam, and uses the word "Muslim" only once. How clever is that?


38 posted on 09/03/2004 10:41:19 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: ValerieUSA
Somehow, I think the readers are onto them. :') I have to think that western news organizations have been given guidelines to follow (such as the use of the term "insurgents" instead of terrorists, or gangsters, or mass murderers) in order for them to operate inside Moslem countries. No compliance, no access.
George W. Bush will be reelected by a margin of at least ten per cent

39 posted on 09/03/2004 10:53:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: steveyp
I think Iran just picked up another enemy.

Iran?! Wahabis are from Saudi Arabia. You cannot blame Southern Baptists for what IRA is doing.

40 posted on 09/04/2004 5:01:36 AM PDT by A. Pole (Madeleine Albright:"We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.")
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To: A. Pole

Saudi is everyone's enemy. I'm more concerned with the mullah's nuclear inclinations. I'd like to see the Russian's (and the French) get out of the business of helping them.


41 posted on 09/04/2004 5:24:04 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: A. Pole
Iran?! Wahabis are from Saudi Arabia. You cannot blame Southern Baptists for what IRA is doing.

Wahhabis were originally from Arabia (before there was ever a "Saudi" in charge.) Al-Wahab was an ex-Sufi Arabian who started a religious "reformation" in the late 18th century. His followers gradually achieved prominence in the Arabian peninsula largely because they were puritanical fanatics who were more than willing to kill everyone who opposed them & knock down their buildings as well. (The Arab wahhabis have been responsible for demolishing Turk, Sufi, and other Islamic buildings wherever they find them, starting with Arabia.)

Wahhabism has spread like a cancer all over the Arab world, and to non-Arabic Muslim countries as well. Arab wahhabis come highly financed with Arab oil money. They set up Islamic "schools" in countries like Pakistan, Bosnia, Indonesia (all Muslim, but *non*-Arab.) These schools are largely wahhabist indoctrination centers and terrorist recruitment stations. Because of this bribery and recruitment, there are many non-Arab wahhabis in the world now, although the pipeline of money and support flows directly from Saudi Arabia.

They also bring with them wahhabi customs, like the head-to-toe heavy veiling of women, even to people for whom that's not been a traditional custom. (Afghan women before the Taliban wore light sheer scarves over their head.)

42 posted on 09/04/2004 7:53:44 AM PDT by valkyrieanne
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