Skip to comments.Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...
Posted on 04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say
Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others."
"Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say"
SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Mikhail Butov, secretary general of the Russian Athletics Federation, said on Tuesday that they would get in touch with the organisers of the Boston Marathon to find out which security precautions may have failed."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
“Militants from Russia’s North Caucasus join “jihad” in Syria”
reuters ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Thomas Grove and Mariam Karouny
Posted on March 7, 2013 10:46:57 AM PST by Mount Athos
SNIPPET: “Calling itself the Caucasus Emirate, Umarov’s Islamist militant group has promised to attack the [Winter Olympic] Games.”
I’ll watch it on tv.
ADDING to post no. 2:
IS DOKU TOAST?
OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | Posted on 08 June 2009 @ 16:36 GMT | n/a
Posted on June 8, 2009 7:13:27 PM PDT by Cindy
Speaking of the Sporting Events...
Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called for Attacks on Sports Events
April 16, 2013
By Patrick Goodenough
Subscribe to Patrick Goodenough
SNIPPET: Writing in the online magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Inspire, the terrorist known as Abu Musab al-Suri listed what he called the most important enemy targets.
Al-Suri contended that civilians should be targeted when responding to a brutal practice carried out by America and her allied forces.
This is done by targeting human crowds in order to inflict maximum human losses, he wrote. This is very easy since there are numerous such targets such as crowded sports arenas, annual social events, large international exhibitions, crowded market-places, skyscrapers, crowded buildings etc.
It is possible for ordinary Resistance fighters among the Muslims residing in America and the allied Western countries to target them, in order to participate in the jihad and the Resistance, and to stretch out a helping hand to the mujahidun [Islamic warriors].
SNIPPET: Al-Suri, a Syrian-born jihadist whose proper name is Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, is credited with authoring a 1,600-page online propaganda treatise entitled Call for Global Islamic Resistance.
Note: The Boston Marathon Bombing was referenced in post no. 1. Here is an index topic regarding that islamist jihadi terrorist event:
Good luck with that Russia. God be with you.
“Will the next Winter Games be in a war zone?”
Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2010 | 2:42 PM ET
By Bill Gillespie CBC News
SNIPPET: “Insurgents on the rise
Putin soft-pedalled the security problems the Sochi Games might face. And at the time, it appeared the Chechen war might be petering out.
Today, however, Sochi is looking like an increasingly dubious choice for an Olympic Games.
The Chechen war the Kremlin said was over has spread to the entire Caucasus.”
Suicide bomber kills 35 at Russias biggest airport
Suicide bomber hits Russian airport
Mon, Jan 24 2011
By Alexei Anishchuk
MOSCOW | Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:40pm EST
SNIPPET: Islamist rebels have vowed to take their bombing campaign from the North Caucasus to the Russian heartland in the year before presidential elections, hitting transport and economic targets. They have also leveled threats at the 2014 Winter Olympics, scheduled for the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, a region some militants consider occupied.
SNIPPET: No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack, but dozens of Internet surfers, writing in Russian, praised the suicide bomber on unofficial Islamist site kavkazcenter.com.
SNIPPET: The attack raised questions over Russian security one month after it won the right to host the 2018 World Cup.
Chechen rebel calls on Russian Islamists to attack Olympics at Sochi
By Cheryl K. Chumley-The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
SNIPPET: A top Chechen rebel leader, Doku Umarov, has called for Islamist radicals in Russias North Caucasus to attack the Winter Olympic Games being held in Sochi in February.
“2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Hit with Terror Threat
Caucasus Emirate calls for attacks on winter games”
BY: Adam Kredo
July 3, 2013 3:25 pm
SNIPPET: “Ariel Cohen, a Russia expert at the Heritage Foundation, said that the threat level posed by Umarov and other terrorists is very high, particularly for U.S. and Israeli Olympians.
But its a threat level for everybody, he said, noting that Russian security services are frequently ineffective when it comes to stopping terrorists.
The track record of the Russian services is not stellar, Cohen said, noting several successful suicide bombings of planes and trains, as well as massive hostage taking and other acts of terror in Russia.
And Sochi is right next to the Caucasus theater and just a half a days drive from terrorist strongholds, meaning it will be even easier to launch an attack.”
“Russia says 50 groups in U.S. raise funds for North Caucasus extremists”
May 26, 2013
SNIPPET: “According to the Jamahiriya News Agency, Russian intelligence reveals that 50 organizations, many of which are Islamic charities, are actively soliciting and distributing funds from their headquarters in U.S. to terrorist groups in the North Caucasusthe same region where Tamerlan Tsarnaev journeyed prior to the Boston Marathon bombings. Islamic Relief, the largest Muslim charity in America, is included on Russias list. Read it all:
According to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, over 60 international extremist organizations, about 100 foreign companies and 10 banking groups participate in providing financial, material and other assistance to the terrorists «touring» the Northern Caucasus. In the U.S. alone, almost 50 organizations are raising funds for the Northern Caucasian extremists. And this is not the entire list of the Chechen terrorists accomplices in the U.S.; these organizations began sponsoring the rebels from the moment the bands led by Basayev and Khattab (the latter of which is known to be an emissary of Ben Laden, a staff member of the CIA, and a Canadian citizen who was stripped of his native Jordanian citizenship for his links to American intelligence agencies) invaded the territory of Dagestan.
The following groups are actively raising funds in the U.S.:”
VIDEO CLIP #3941
“Jihadists Reveal Plans to Attack Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia
Clip #3941 Broadcast: July 30, 2013”
Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012
REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
Posted on July 28, 2009 at 1:52:49 AM PDT by Cindy
LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are “very alive” to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday.
Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets.
Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said.
The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government’s latest “Safety and Security Strategy” report said.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
“Putin signs law squeezing terrorists and their families”
Nov. 3, 2013 | 10:49 AM
SNIPPET: “MOSCOW, Nov. 3 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Sunday requiring the families of terrorists to pay for any damage their relatives might cause.”
“Suicide Belt Found in Stavropol, Suspected Owner Held”
01 November 2013
SNIPPET: “Police in the Stavropol region said Friday that they found a suicide belt during a sweep and have detained its suspected owner.
Russia’s authorities have been tightening security after recent presumed terrorist attacks and persistent Islamist-inspired violence in the turbulent North Caucasus.
Police said they made the discovery using sniffer-dogs while inspecting a horticultural reserve outside the southern city of Stavropol. The belt was examined and its owner later arrested, police said.”
“Winter Olympics 2014: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes on the black widows in Sochi security crackdown
Muslim women forced to provide saliva samples after suicide bombings by separatists raise Games fears”
THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER 2013
“Suspected ‘Black Widow’ suicide bomber kills 6 in southern Russia”
By LISA LUNDQUIST
October 21, 2013
SNIPPET: “According to Russia’s Federal Investigative Committee, a 30-year-old Dagestani woman named Naida Asiyalova boarded the bus at a stop, then detonated shortly afterward in an explosion that killed at least six people and wounded 32 others. There are thought to have been about 40 people on the bus.
Identity documents found near the blast site indicated that she was the wife of wanted Islamist militant Dmitri Sokolov, also known as Abdul Jabbar, who is a suspect in two bombings in Dagestan that injured 29 people. Asiyalova comes from Makhachkala, the capital of the insurgency-plagued republic of Dagestan. Makhachkala is about 500 miles south of Volgograd, the site of the attack.”
Doku Umarov: Kremlin’s enemy who aims to ruin Sochi Olympics
The Australian ^ | December 31, 2013 11:45AM | Roger Boyes
Posted on December 30, 2013 at 6:15:56 PM PST by rdl6989
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”.
(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...
“In Wake Of Repeated Bombings, A Question: Why Volgograd?”
By Daisy Sindelar
December 30, 2013
SNIPPET: “Now, two back-to-back suspected suicide attacks just ahead of New Year celebrations — a December 29 bombing at the city’s main train station followed by a December 30 trolleybus blast — have claimed 30 additional lives and left many to wonder why Volgograd has become an unlikely insurgent target.”
SNIPPET: “But Andrei Soldatov, the editor of Agentura.ru, a Russian site dedicated to terrorism and intelligence, says the Volgograd attacks — which took place 650 kilometers northeast of Sochi — throw such planning into disarray.
Bomb Kills At Least 17 At Russian Train Station
“I think the goal was to distract security forces. Because now, with the Olympics coming up, they’ll be forced to think not only about ensuring the safety of the major Russian cities as well as Sochi and the infrastructure around the Olympic facilities,” Soldatov says.”
SNIPPET: “Doku Umarov, the leader of a self-proclaimed independent Islamic state, the Caucasus Emirate, this summer called on all “mujahedin fighters” to stage attacks against targets including the Sochi Olympics.
Volgograd, an industrial city of 1 million, has no evident strategic value as a terrorist target, although its train station — the site of the December 29 blast — is a major transportation hub on the country’s north-south rail links.”
SNIPPET: “Second Volgograd Blast Kills 14
Other possibilities include the fact that the city is set to serve as a host during the 2018 soccer World Cup, or the fact that Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is the site of one of the bloodiest World War II battles and a critical turning point in the war.”
Entry - Quote:
A suicide bomber detonated on a crowded trolley in Volgograd, killing at least 14 people, the second such attack in two days in the city. Yesterday a Caucasus Emirate-linked “Black Widow” suicide bomber from Dagestan detonated inside the Volgograd central train station, killing at least 17 people. Islam Atiev, a Caucasus Emirate member, was killed in a clash with security forces in Dagestan on Dec. 28. Since then, security forces killed two suspected militants in Dagestan, two more in Stavropol Krai, and three more in Kabardino-Balkaria. Security is being heightened across the country in advance of the Olympics in Sochi.
Find related articles: Russia
Posted by Lisa Lundquist on December 30, 2013 7:39 PM
“Suicide bomber strikes again in southern Russia”
By BILL ROGGIO
December 30, 2013
SNIPPET: “The southern Russian city of Volgograd has suffered its second suicide attack targeting public transportation in two days. Yesterday’s blast took place at the city’s train station, and today, a suicide bomber destroyed a trolley in the city. Both attacks are likely to have been carried out by the Islamic Caucasus Emirate, an al Qaeda-allied group whose leader has ordered his fighters to attack the 2014 Winter Olympics in nearby Sochi.”
“’Black Widow’ suicide bomber strikes at Russian train station”
By BILL ROGGIO
December 29, 2013
“Inside the Ring: Sochi Olympics face high threat of attack”
By Bill Gertz-The Washington Times Wednesday, January 15, 2014
SNIPPET: “U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies monitoring security at the Sochi Olympics say the southern Russian city faces a high risk of an Islamist terrorism attack. One message from a security analyst to those considering attending the Winter Games: Dont go.”
“Top Hill lawmakers concerned about Olympic security, amid new terror threats and attacks”
Published January 19, 2014
SNIPPET: “On Sunday, in a new video that was posted on the website of the Chechen militant group Vilayat Dagestan, two militants vowed that tourists and Russians attending the games would not be safe.
In the video, the Russian-speaking men sitting in front of black banners with Arabic verses warn Putin that if the games are held, “we will give you a present for the innocent Muslim blood being spilled all around the world.”
They add that “for the tourists who come there will be a present, too.”
On Friday, nine people were injured when a bomb exploded in the Russian southern province of Dagestan, which has become the center of an Islamist insurgency that has spread across the Caucasus region after two separatist wars in Chechnya.”
SNIP: “King said he is not only concerned about the Olympics, but that other major sporting events could be targets in the future, including the World Cup in Brazil.
“I’m afraid it will be a concern anywhere in the future,” he said.”
“RUSSIAN OFFICIALS URGENTLY SEARCHING FOR BLACK WIDOW SUICIDE BOMBER NEAR SOCHI”
20 Jan 2014
SNIPPET: “ABC News: Police in Sochi have launched an urgent search for a possible female suicide bomber who may have already made it past the ring of security set up for the Olympic Games. Hotel employees in Sochi told ABC News that posters with pictures and descriptions of a 22-year-old woman from nearby Dagestan were distributed over the weekend by authorities and a similar flyer was also seen posted at Sochis airport. A spokesperson for the U.S. Olympic Committee reacted to the revelation by saying that the safety of Team USA is their top priority.”