Skip to comments.Russia foils alleged plot on Winter Olympics
Posted on 05/11/2012 4:14:25 PM PDT by Milagros
Posted May 11, 2012 06:41:23
MapMapSatelliteTerrain45°LabelsMap: Georgia Russian security agencies say they have foiled a plot by Islamic militants to attack the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) said the special services had confiscated arms, ammunition and explosives - including surface-to-air missiles and a flamethrower - in the breakaway Abkhazia region of Georgia.
"Russia's FSB (security service) was able to establish that the fighters planned to move the weapons to Sochi from 2012 to 2014 and use them to carry out terrorist acts before and during the Olympic Games," the NAC said in a statement.
Any security breach around the games could be embarrassing for president Vladimir Putin, who has taken a personal interest in the event and hopes it can be used to boost Russia's image.
The International Olympic Committee has said it is confident Russia will provide a safe event.
Abkhazia, which Russia recognised as an independent nation after a five-day 2008 war with its South Caucasus neighbour, is adjacent to Sochi on the Black Sea coast.
NAC said the seized cache included Igla and Strela portable surface-to-air missiles, two anti-tank guided missiles and 36 mortar bombs as well as a flame thrower, grenade launchers, explosive devices, and anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.
The NAC blamed the plot on the Caucasus Emirate, a leading group in an insurgency against Russian rule in the volatile North Caucasus, where Russian troops have fought two wars in Chechnya since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
It suggested the group's leader, Doku Umarov, had been cooperating with Georgian special services but did not give any details to support this allegation.
Insurgents want to create an Islamic state and claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport in January last year which killed 37 people and twin bombings that killed 40 people on Moscow's metro in 2010.
One group, the Muslim Circassians, driven from their homes by Russian soldiers in the mid-19th century, say the Winter Olympics are being held on a "mass grave". http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-11/russia-foils-alleged-winter-olympics-plot/4004672
So God help any terrorist who tries to disrupt the games—Russkie special forces don't play.
“Georgia has every reason to support any and all enemies of Russia because Russia illegally occupies Georgian land. It is the duty of all Georgians to help kill as many Russians as possible until Russia’s war criminals are defeated and expelled from Georgia forever. American have every reason in the world to help our Georgian friends defeat our Godless evil Russian enemies.”
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Bet Georgia would vote for Mitt if they could;)
You should cc Jim Robinson on your post. Really. You should.
You can vote any which way you wan’t but don't get mad when the person in line before you to be shot by Obama’s jack booted thugs asks you who YOU voted for and then responds in a manner you may find unpleasant.
Georgia has every reason to support any and all enemies of Russia because Russia illegally occupies Georgian land. It is the duty of all Georgians to help kill as many Russians as possible until Russias war criminals are defeated and expelled from Georgia forever. American have every reason in the world to help our Georgian friends defeat our Godless evil Russian enemies.
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Ok, we shall see how it will work for Georgians.
It is certainly complex over there, but there is tendency for people to view Russia and Putin as inherently evil and anti-US, while viewing Georgia as a breakaway angel of a republic. The truth is somewhere in the middle. I don’t think for a second that Putin “likes” anything of the Islamic religion of terror. He has struck multiple times against it - and each time he does - there are those who try to weave some type of conspiracy theory behind his actions. The guy has a sorted past, to be sure. What he represents as Russia’s leader in 2012 is certainly leaps and bounds in improvement over any other leader of Russia with the notable exception of Gorbachev. And it was only thanks to Reagan that Gorby did a 180.
You mean while Russia supported Muslim seperatists in Georgia and used them as part of the reason to invade Georgia?