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  • Chechen leader's show of strength muddies loyalty to Putin

    10/10/2015 5:04:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 3 June 2015 | Shaun Walker
    Chechnya’s macho leader Ramzan Kadyrov is the most loyal of Vladimir Putin’s regional heads, at least in theory. The central street of the captial, Grozny, is called Putin Avenue, and the lampposts lining it are adorned with the Russian tricolour. Putin’s portrait looks down from dozens of buildings across the city, and Kadyrov’s Instagram account, his main method of communication with the outside world, is full of protestations that he is a “foot soldier”, supremely loyal to Russia’s great leader. But recent events, especially the murder of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, have led to renewed debate over whether the Kremlin’s...
  • America as the Protector of Putin, Assad, and Khamenei

    11/27/2013 8:12:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2013 | Shoshana Bryen
    When protests broke out in Syria in late 2011, Russia hoped for a short, nasty war as a matter of Russian national interest -- just enough to put the Muslim Brotherhood and assorted Sunnis in their place. Violence from its own Sunni Muslim population has plagued Russia for decades. Saudi Arabia took over the defeated nationalist Chechen rebellion in the late 1990s, infusing it with money and Islamist overtones, prompting the second Chechen war. More recently, there has been open fighting and rioting in Moscow between Muslims and Slavs. Iran counted on a short war as well -- something to...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Father on Death Sentence: 'We Will Fight Until the End'

    05/15/2015 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 58 replies
    "We will fight until the end," Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father told ABC News by phone after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death today for the Boston Marathon bombings. "What a parent can feel at such moment? It is hard," Dzhokhar's father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said from Dagestan, Russia. "Hope exists always. We had hope and still do." Anzor Tsarnaev's brother, Saeed Tsarnaev, said they will appeal. Saeed Tsarnaev blamed the lawyers for giving the family hope and said they are all "very worried" about Dzhokhar. He called the decision a "big tragedy" for the family and "insulting to our name." Anzor Tsarnaev's sister,...
  • The Russian Roots of Terrorism

    04/07/2015 6:16:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Ciff Kincaid
    We have heard repeatedly about Americans and Europeans fighting for ISIL, but little attention is being devoted to the Russian-speaking foreign fighters that make up the group. Their numbers are estimated at 500 or more. Omar al-Shishani is usually described as a prominent Islamic State fighter who is Chechen. In fact, he was born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia and was trained there. Some reports suggest these fighters are opposed to the Russian-backed Assad regime in Syria and Russia itself. But if this is the case, then why is Russia opposed to U.S. bombing of these terrorists? NBC...
  • Replacement for Helen Thomas as "Ugliest Woman Alive"!

    04/11/2015 8:04:08 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/11/15 | Me, myself, & I
    <p>That's the insane mother from whose accursed spike-filled womb emerged 2 killers and maimers of innocent people at the Boston marathon, including kids: Zubeidat Tsarnaeva. She is an absolutely rabid mad bitch, spewing hatred with every breath. Best thing we could do is to have her disgusting spawn ride the needle (better, a firing squad) ASAP. Don't let him live and possibly spread his mental Islamic infection to other inmates.</p>
  • Why Russia’s Probe Into the Nemtsov Murder Does Not Stack Up

    03/10/2015 12:22:44 PM PDT · by tlozo · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 3/10/2015 | Simon Shuster
    Who knew Russia had such crack detectives — not just fast in their investigation of the murder of Nemtsov but practically clairvoyant… they ignored the possibility that Nemtsov’s conflict with the Kremlin had anything to do with the murder. And then there was the theory bizarre enough to make the victim’s friends do a double take: the sleuths suggested that some religious fanatic could have killed him for insulting Islam. Of all the powerful figures Nemtsov had opposed, insulted and tried to bring down to earth during his two decades in politics, the Prophet Mohammed was never one of them…...
  • Christian militia takes the war to Islamic State in Syria

    02/24/2015 5:19:35 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 23 Feb 2015 | Richard Spencer
    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Hassakeh have been involved in fierce fighting with Isil jihadists including Chechens. A Christian militia formed to protect the community as Syria falls apart is fighting its first major battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), attacking across a front in the north-east of the country before being driven back again in a fierce counter-blow. Christian groups said they were checking a report that up to 200 civilians had been kidnapped by Isil jihadists in the fighting and were being held as hostages. A number of fighters from the militia,...
  • Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wants to quit his high post to go to help militias in Donbas

    12/16/2014 1:18:18 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies ^ | December 16, 2014
    MOSCOW, December 16 /TASS/. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said on Tuesday that he wanted to quit his high state post and leave for Ukraine’s Donbas region to help the local militias, the NTV channel reported on its website. Commenting on initiation of criminal proceedings against him in Ukraine and Kiev’s threats to put him on the international wanted list, Kadyrov told NTV’s “Bez Kupyur” (Without Banknotes) program that they could keep wagging their tongues for as long as they liked. “They can keep saying whatever they like. But I am going to ask the (Russian) president for permission to quit...

    10/11/2014 1:10:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    ISIS commander Tarkhan Batirashvili--aka, "Omar the Chechen"--warns that Russia will soon be targeted by the Islamist group. According to The Moscow Times, "Batirashvili has gained a fearsome reputation throughout the conflict in Syria." Bloomberg News reports that he now seeks "revenge" on Russia over Moscow's support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He gave voice to plans for this revenge while talking on the phone with his father, who lives in Georgia's Pankisi Gorge. He told his father: "Don't worry dad, I'll come home soon and show the Russians... I have many thousands following me and I'll get more. We'll have...
  • Chechen in Syria a rising star in extremist group.

    07/03/2014 2:06:24 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | BASSEM MROUE
    BEIRUT (AP) — A young, red-bearded ethnic Chechen has rapidly become one of the most prominent commanders in the breakaway al-Qaida group that has overrun swaths of Iraq and Syria, illustrating the international nature of the movement. Omar al-Shishani, one of hundreds of Chechens who have been among the toughest jihadi fighters in Syria, has emerged as the face of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, appearing frequently in its online videos — in contrast to the group's Iraqi leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who remains deep in hiding and has hardly ever been photographed. In a video released...
  • Vostok Battalion, A Powerful New Player In Eastern Ukraine

    06/03/2014 12:42:29 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    RFE/RL Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | May 30, 2014 | Claire Bigg
    Rumors that battle-hardened Chechen fighters from Russia's notorious Vostok Battalion are active in eastern Ukraine have been swirling for weeks. They unexpectedly materialized on May 29 when dozens of heavily armed men identifying themselves as members of the Vostok Battalion stormed the separatists' headquarters in central Donetsk, evicting the motley band of pro-Russian rebels that had occupied the building since March. The brazen raid, conducted in broad daylight, has plunged the region into new uncertainty. The emergence of such a widely recognizable Russian military structure in eastern Ukraine has also raised questions about Moscow's role in the conflict. So what...
  • 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...
  • F.B.I. Agent Is Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Man Tied to Boston Suspects

    03/21/2014 7:13:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 March 2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    The F.B.I. agent who fatally shot a Chechen man in Orlando during an interrogation in May about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been cleared of wrongdoing by a prosecutor in Florida and by an F.B.I. internal review, according to law enforcement officials.Another review, by the Justice Department, which is almost complete, is expected to conclude that the agent followed proper guidelines on the use of force when he killed the Chechen, Ibragim Todashev, according to the officials. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to jeopardize their access to classified information.None of the...
  • ULUS-KERT: An Airborne Company's Last Stand

    03/01/2014 8:54:29 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies ^ | Michael D. Wilmoth, Peter G. Tsouras
    In four days of desperate fighting, from 29 February to 3 March 2000, a large force of Chechen fighters wiped out a Russian paratroop company in the harsh defiles and ridges of the Argun Gorge in the mountains of southern Chechnya. Although the battle was a catastrophic tactical defeat for the Russian airborne force, the company's stubborn defense to the last man and the concentration of Russian relief forces inflicted a strategic setback on the Chechens. The Russians stumbled into this catastrophe through poor unit leadership, but Russian blood and valor transformed it into victory. Hatred to the Bone In...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 'Either You Convert to Islam, Or You Will Be Beheaded'

    09/09/2013 9:33:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 9 Sep 2013
    The village of Maaloula has been taken over by Syrian rebels associated with al Qaeda, who have stormed the Christian center and offered local Christians a choice: conversion or death. .. The village is located just 25 miles from Damascus, and sites within the village are dedicated as United Nations world heritage sites. Residents still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. The rebels who took over the city are associated with the al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-associated Islamist group. Villagers reported foreign dialects ranging from Tunisian to Libyan, from Moroccan to Chechen.
  • Violent Assault On Police With AK-47 Guns: Chechen Mafia Revenge

    07/14/2013 9:36:08 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 5 replies
    Chechen Mafia revenged Russian police committing violent assault with automatic AK-47 guns. One policeman wounded.
  • Warden Message: Afghanistan Travel Concerns: Kabul to Logar Province

    10/01/2009 1:47:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 373+ views ^ | 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...
  • Dumb Chechans very DUMB Body Armor Test with an AK47 Round He Missed!!)

    05/25/2013 11:25:07 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 24 replies
    Guns and idiots.
  • Online links connect Boston Bombers to Todashev, Houston & Russian VK

    05/24/2013 11:14:35 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2013 | Alan Jones
    ORLANDO, May 24, 2013 – Online social networks can reveal alot. Including information about the relationshps of Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter and Chechen, that was fatally shot at his Orlando townhouse. During a meeting with FBI agents during which Todashev was allegedly being questioned about a triple murder that Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev is a suspect in, Todasheve was shot and killed, raising numerous questions in the minds of neighbors and revealing an interesting daisy chain of online links. Todashev lived, and was killed, in the Windhaven condominium complex located in Orlando, Florida, near the Universal...
  • Obama's green light to Muslim terrorists

    05/22/2013 3:48:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | April 20, 2013 | Larry Klayman
    It is now clearer than ever that the pro-Muslim actions and non-actions of our "First Muslim President" are coming home to roost – with a vengeance. After over four years of his administration, here is where we find ourselves today with regard to attacks and threatened attacks by terrorists and terrorist nations. This week, as any rational person suspected, Muslim terrorists were behind the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Muslim terrorist brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – likely the puppets of a much broader Islamic terrorist cell that has yet to be identified or apprehended – detonated pressure-cooker bombs, a...
  • 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.
  • Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI

    05/04/2013 5:51:31 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/4/2013 | Pamela Geller
    Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI (full title) Epic failure. Obama scrubbed our counter terror materials and manuals of jihad, so what would you expect to happen? Even in the wake of the blood and carnage, Eric Holder is admonishing Jews to be tolerant of Islam and warning of "anti-Muslim backlash." That's his takeaway. Canadian jihadi under interrogation told Russians about Tamerlan Tsarnaev; they then told FBI Jihadwatch And the FBI did nothing to stop the Boston Marathon jihad bombing. They received the warning but did nothing, because it had to do with...
  • 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...
  • Boston Bomb Suspects Connection to Chechnya – A ‘Hub’ of Extremist Saudi Wahhabism

    05/01/2013 10:15:08 AM PDT · by Fred · 4 replies
    The Jewish Voice ^ | 050113 | Tiffany Gabbay
    New details are emerging about the religious motivations of Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and their recent interest in Chechnya, which experts say has become a hub for the extremist Saudi sect of Islam known as Wahhabism. The brothers are ethnically Chechen, though Dzhokhar was born in the Russian republic of Dagestan while his deceased older brother Tamerlan was born in the neighboring Russian republic of Kalmykia. Their parents confirmed that Tamerlan visited Dagestan and Chechnya last year, but denied reports that he did so to engage in militant Islamist training. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Professor Brian Glyn Williams,...
  • 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...
  • Boston terror suspects uncle was married to CIA officer's daughter and even shared a home...

    04/28/2013 6:56:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 April 2013 | Katie Davies
    An uncle of the Boston bombers was previously married to a CIA officer's daughter for three years, it emerged today. Ruslan Tsarni, who publicly denounced his two terrorist nephews' actions and called them 'Losers', even lived with his father-in-law agent Graham Fuller in his Maryland home for a year.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro Slams Jihad Mom: Lady, You Shouldn't Be Allowed Here

    04/27/2013 9:39:29 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 36 replies
    Must See. Jeanine Pyrro Slams Chechen Jihad Mom Zuby Tsarnaeva.
  • The road of jihad

    04/27/2013 7:04:26 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 28 replies
    Last week in the U.S., Europe, and the Caucasus, people are asking how the terrorists got to Europe and then into the United States. Why didn't they have problems when moving into these countries, while ordinary citizens encounter enormous problems trying to enter these countries even on tourist visas. Just a week before the infamous acts of terrorism in Boston, I began to study the way in which a hypothetical terrorist could conceivably enter legally into the United States. I am not arguing that this happened in the case of Tsarnaev, but it is a fact that this route is...
  • No sign of Orthodox bishops' release, fears of political blackmail grow

    04/26/2013 5:26:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 4/26/2013 | Elias Khoury
    Damascus (AsiaNews) - There is no sign that two Orthodox bishops kidnapped four days ago near Aleppo have been released, this despite numerous reports about their liberation. "Nothing; there is nothing; only unreliable reports," a source, anonymous for security reasons, told AsiaNews. "We can talk about their release only when the two bishops are in front of us and can talk to us." Mgr Yohanna Ibrahim, bishop of the Syriac Orthodox Diocese of Aleppo, and Mgr Boulos Yaziji, archbishop of the Greek Orthodox diocese of the same city, were abducted on Monday in Kafr Dael, 10 km from Aleppo, on...
  • Carjack Victim Recounts Harrowing Night

    04/25/2013 9:04:50 PM PDT · by shineon · 18 replies
    Carjack Victim Recounts Harrowing Night
  • OUTRAGE: Officials Won’t Release Welfare Info for Dead Boston Terrorist, Citing His ‘Privacy Rights’

    04/25/2013 8:30:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 41 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Who exactly do you represent? Gov. Deval Patrick dodges questions about how much welfare benefitsthe Chechen terrorists got from his state, citing their "privacy".- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and his state agencies are refusing to release information on what government benefits Boston jihadist Tamerlan Tsarnaev received, following a national furor over reports he and his family received welfare. Their reason? It would violate the dead terrorist's right to privacy!That's right. Led by the stalwart Boston Herald, media entities pressed for info all day. Across the board, state agencies flatly refused to provide information about the taxpayer-funded lifestyle for the 26-year-old...
  • Boston bombing suspect put on terrorist watch list at CIA request

    04/24/2013 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2013 | Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz
    The CIA asked the main U.S. counterterrorism agency to add the name of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers to a watch list more than a year before the attack, according to U.S. officials.
  • Boston Terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Family Got Welfare Benefits

    04/24/2013 7:26:47 AM PDT · by montag813 · 35 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-24-2013 | John Hill
    Welfare Terrorist: Tamerlan Tsarnaev stylin' with his Mercedes and iPhone - all on the taxpayer's dime. 'Aint the U.S. "asylum" system great?- Americans are disgusted with everything to do with the late Chechen Muslim terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev. They are enraged by the innocent victims he slaughtered and maimed in Boston last week. They are outraged by how their own government let him slip through their fingers, despite repeated warnings. And now we have the last thing we need : yet another outrage about the Boston jihad leader: he was on welfare.That's right, the Boston Marathon bombings mastermind was living on...
  • Adobe Acrobat Update Sparks Violent Protests In Muslim World

    04/24/2013 2:27:53 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 18 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 9/23/2012, 8:47 pm | Red Square
    Scores of people were injured Saturday in clashes with police as protests continued in the Muslim world against the most recent Adobe Acrobat update, downloaded Friday to one of the region's fifteen computers. Released for distribution in the United States, the update allegedly provided "critical fixes improving security, stability and performance," while also addressing a number of "high priority bugs," which many in the Muslim world see as an insult to their way of life. "Who are they to tell us that we need an update?" an imam addressed a raging crowd of followers in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. "The very...
  • The Chechen Grievance: Tolstoy’s ‘Hadji Murad’ After Boston

    04/22/2013 11:00:00 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Apr 21, 2013 4:45 AM EDT | Benjamin Lytal
    As everyone followed the Boston manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, thoughts turned to Tolstoy’s final novel, ‘Hadji Murad,’ about Chechen rebels fighting Russian imperialism. Benjamin Lytal checks in on the master’s tale of anti-heroism and betrayal. On Friday, while CNN was making constant reference to the Tsarnaev brothers' attempt “to go out in a blaze of glory,” a micro-meme lit up social media: didn’t Leo Tolstoy have a novel about Chechnyan rebels, called Hadji Murad? He does: it was his last, a thin book that everyone should read. While it offers few overt parallels to a case of 21st-century terrorism,...
  • SHOCK: FBI, DHS Were Warned About Boston Terrorist SIX MONTHS Ago - And Did Nothing

    04/22/2013 8:31:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 85 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-23-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter The failure of this Administration to protect our homeland from jihadist threats - despite clear warnings before the Boston attacks - continues to be exposed. And it also calls into serious question how the FBI and DHS can be trusted to handle the increased numbers of asylum visas called for under the 'Gang of 8' immigration bill. As we reported on April 19, the FBI was warned by a "foreign government" - reportedly Russia - that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a "follower of radical Islam" with a potential for "terrorist activities". The...
  • Before Boston, Warning Signs Chechen Extremists Were Plotting Beyond Russia

    04/22/2013 11:27:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | April 22, 2013 | FoxNews.Com
    If Chechen extremist groups were in any way associated with last week's Boston Marathon bombing, investigators will, in hindsight, see a path littered with warning signs -- which could lead them to the doorstep of one particular extremist group.
  • Exclusive: U.S. Taxpayers Have Spent $7.2 Million on Chechen- Related Grants Since 2007

    04/22/2013 8:28:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/13 | Wynton Hall
    As media ruminate about Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s possible motives in the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, one that can be laid to rest is any suggestion that the U.S. has failed to assist financially the countries associated with the ethnic Chechen terror suspects. A review of U.S. federal tax grants and international aid reveals that American taxpayers have spent tens of millions funding humanitarian efforts in Chechnya, Dagestan (Dzhokhar’s birthplace and the current home of his father, Anzor), and Kyrgyszstan (Tamerlan’s birthplace). Since 2007, the United States has given at least $7,197,095 in
  • The School (Beslan Massacre)

    07/08/2006 2:55:20 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 36 replies · 2,422+ views
    Esquire Magazine ^ | June 2006 | C.J. Chivers
    SEPTEMBER 1. AFTERNOON. THE GYM. Kazbek Misikov stared at the bomb hanging above his family. It was a simple device, a plastic bucket packed with explosive paste, nails, and small metal balls. It weighed perhaps eight pounds. The existence of this bomb had become a central focus of his life. If it exploded, Kazbek knew, it would blast shrapnel into the heads of his wife and two sons, and into him as well, killing them all. Throughout the day he had memorized the bomb, down to the blue electrical wire linking it to the network of explosives the terrorists had...
  • Darn...They're Not Named 'Smith,' Either!

    04/21/2013 7:14:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2013 | C. Edmond Wright
    Shortly after the 2009 Fort Hood terror attack was carried out by Nidal Hasan, Martha Raddatz and Diane Sawyer of ABC News openly lamented that the killer's name was not something like Smith. They pretended to overhear this sentiment from some military wife at the fort, but I suspect otherwise -- that they were pulling the liberal trifecta of lying, projecting, and conflating victims with experts -- all simultaneously. I guess it's progress, of some sort, that Salon's David Sirota didn't bother hiding behind an anonymous victim a few days ago when he said -- in his headline, no less...
  • Children Of Beslan Terrorists, Bring Their Slaughtering Ways To Boston

    04/19/2013 9:24:59 PM PDT · by OneVike · 34 replies
    Gate ^ | 4/19/13 | Chuck Wolk
    Beslan is a place few Americans have ever heard of, yet now they know how evil Chechen Muslims can be, because it was Chechen Muslims who set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon. It was Chechen Muslims who put school children, their teachers, and parents through 3 days of horror, before killing many in a bloodbath that will be remembered for many years. The reason? They were not Muslim. 11 years later, two Chechen men have killed and injured Americans near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Why? Just because they were not Muslim? We may never...
  • Chechnya connections build picture of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    04/19/2013 6:58:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 April 2013 | Miriam Elder
    Chechnya connections build picture of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Boston Marathon bombing suspects never lived in Chechnya but republic's struggle played a central role in their lives Fuzzy CCTV footage taken from the sidelines of the Boston Marathon shows them standing side by side, two brothers peering over the heads of the crowd before the two bomb blasts that would kill three and injure dozens in one of the worst attacks on US soil since 9/11.
  • family of All-American girl who converted to Islam to marry Boston bomber say tragedy proves 'we

    04/19/2013 6:27:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 April 2013 | Sara Nathan and Daniel Bates
    Slain Chechen terror suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was married to middle class college student Katherine Russell, 24. The couple have a three-year-old daughter called Zahara. Tamerlan spent every weekend with Katherine's family at their suburban Rhode Island home. The 26-year-old Chechen – who was shot dead by cops last night – was regularly seen at his wife's family home in Rhode Island. And neighbours today spoke of their shock at waking up to see Katherine's home being raided by the FBI and cops before dawn this morning. At 5pm today, Katherine was driven back to the house by a relative and...
  • Aunt of suspected bombers says they’re ‘angels’; airs conspiracy theories

    04/19/2013 6:27:20 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Apr 19 , 2013 | Liz Goodwin
    “I know them as angels,” Maret Tsarnaev told the National Post in Toronto. “I’m suspicious that this was staged.”
  • The Chilling Chechen Connection

    04/19/2013 1:32:54 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 19, 2013 | David French
    Before I go any further, let me clearly state that my comments are based in part upon current news reporting, and — as recent events have proven — contemporary news reports are notoriously unreliable. I’m writing this post under the assumption that the suspects are, in fact, from Chechnya or from nearby Chechnya. A few quick observations: 1. Chechen terrorists have a record of unbelievable savagery, and when I heard the suspects were Chechen, a chill went down my spine...