Skip to comments.Islamists targeted Russian train, report says
Posted on 08/16/2011 12:57:22 AM PDT by americanophile
Russian security serves have foiled a plot by a group of Islamists to blow up a high-speed train running between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the Kommersant business daily said Monday.
A blast on the same route that authorities blamed on Muslim rebels killed 26 people in November 2009.
The respected daily said the group of North Caucasus-based militants had already prepared a fertilizer bomb and were in the closing stages of their operation when they were arrested by Federal Security Service (FSB) agents.
FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov on July 18 reported to President Dmitry Medvedev that his service had averted a "major terror act" in the Moscow region in the preceding days.
Bortnikov added at the time that militants had plans to target public places and "transport infrastructure" in the Moscow region.
Russia is battling a Muslim insurgency in the North Caucasus, and suicide and other attacks have returned to the Russian capital in recent years.
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This world is going to keep going to hell until these “Islamists Targeted....” headlines are replaced by “Islamists Targeted By....” headlines.
Far be it for me to lionize the man but Comrade Stalin would have said “No muslim, no problem.” I agree with the sentiment, just not the means.
They have no place in modernity.
The big question: Who is funding/supporting these terrorists? Anything leading back to Imanutjob? If so, why is Putin/Medvedev cozying up to this nutcase. Imanutjob, if he does get his toys, might just lob one at Russia, and not give a drat if Iran gets incinerated.
Putin, in the name of geopolitically chess, is playing with a dangerous snake that can well turn and bite him.
I hope they don’t get the waterboard treatment.
Given the geography, it wouldn’t surprise me if Iran had a hand in it.
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