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  • Passenger claiming to have bomb tried to divert plane to Sochi

    02/07/2014 10:00:14 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | Suzan Fraser
    ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish official says a passenger claiming there was a bomb on board tried to divert an Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off.
  • No Fear: US athletes arriving at Sochi Games feel safe, secure amid terror threats to Olympics

    02/05/2014 12:26:46 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | February 3, 2014 | Tom Withers
    SOCHI, Russia - Nothing to fear. That's how a few of the first U.S. athletes to arrive at the Sochi Games feel after getting their first look at an unprecedented security presence ringing the Olympics. With militant groups threatening to attack during the next few weeks, security and the safety of competitors and visitors to the coastal area and in the nearby mountains that will host the events has become both heightened and inescapable. Although the overwhelming forces — an estimated 100,000 police, agents and army troops are on hand — don't ensure there won't be any problems, the sheer...
  • Doku Umarov: Kremlin's enemy who aims to ruin Sochi Olympics

    12/30/2013 6:15:56 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 31, 2013 11:45AM | Roger Boyes
    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".
  • IS DOKU TOAST?

    06/08/2009 7:13:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 48 replies · 1,395+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | Posted on 08 June 2009 @ 16:36 GMT | n/a
    Snippet: "On the other hand, this would be the fifth time he's been killed."
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    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...
  • Militants from Russia's North Caucasus join "jihad" in Syria

    03/07/2013 10:46:57 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Thomas Grove and Mariam Karouny
    Flanked by almost 20 men with rifles, Omar Abu al-Chechen kneels on a carpet and delivers a rousing speech urging fellow Muslims to support the 'jihad' against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Dressed almost entirely in black, the militant from Russia's Chechnya region declares an Islamist state is within reach. Fellow fighters from the brigade of foreign militants he leads translate his Russian words into Arabic. "Jihad needs very many things. Firstly it needs money. Much is dependent on money today for jihad," said al-Chechen, his nomme de guerre, the leader of what rebels and websites call the Brigade of Migrants,...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Jihadi Airport Bombers To Putin: 'We coming for your 2014 Olympics, bro!'

    01/25/2011 1:26:17 AM PST · by Yehuda · 32 replies
    JewPoint ^ | 01/25/11 | Jewpoint
    Six days after Putin's puppet President Medvedev made his first-ever visit to and repledged Russia's support for a new jihadi cancer to be implanted in Israel, Abbas' fellow koranimals from Chechnya blew up the airport outside of Moscow, killing 35 and wounding over 150. Along with our condolences, and the "surprise... you reap what you sow" factor, astute readers will note that Al-Reuters had an interesting little tidbit in their "reporting":Islamist rebels [ah, how nice, Al Reuters calls them rebels....] have vowed to take their bombing campaign from the North Caucasus to the Russian heartland in the year before presidential...
  • Sochi, Russia awarded 2014 Olympic Winter Games

    07/04/2007 4:30:38 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 29 replies · 1,143+ views
    CNN (excerpt) ^ | July 4, 2007
    Breaking News - The city of Sochi, Russia, is awarded the 2014 Olympic Winter Games beating Salzburg, Austria and Pyeongchong, South Korea.
  • Putin secures Sochi victory in vote for 2014 Olympics

    07/04/2007 9:27:19 PM PDT · by tetuhe1898 · 23 replies · 753+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | July 4, 2007 | STEPHEN WILSON
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Vladimir Putin pulled off for Russia what Tony Blair did for Britain in the latest Olympic vote. Backed by the Russian president's personal lobbying, charisma and government support, the Black Sea resort of Sochi was elected Wednesday as the host city of the 2014 Winter Games. Sochi defeated the South Korean city of Pyeongchang by four votes in the final round of a secret ballot by the International Olympic Committee, taking the Winter Games to Russia for the first time. The result was a personal triumph for "the captain," who put his international prestige on the...