By Jerome S. Kaufman
Again, the Obama administration and Media studiously avoid the probable connection between Islamic terrorism and episodes of deliberate indiscriminate murder that has occurred in this country and throughout the world. Have they explained the implications of the origins of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, brothers? It so happens they are from a Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency that has carried out deadly bombings against mother Russia.
Yes, the boys are Chechnyan but 95% of Chechnyans are also Muslim. Furthermore the Chechnyans have been in a near 20 year terrorism war against Russia to establish a separate state. The issue is only slightly beclouded by Russia and the world choosing to emphasize the nationalistic motives of the Chechnyans rather than incorporating the obvious religious component of that nationalism. Is it much of a leap to conclude, what with 95% of Chechnyans being Muslim, an Islamic State is the desired end result? Is it difficult to consider that this is just one more thrust and plot to regain the Grand World Caliphate Muslims are demanded by Allah as their sacred, never ending duty?
The web page POLITIC describes the background to this possible scenario with an article by Jennifer Epstein below.
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
4/19/13 9:40 AM
President Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton all avoided talking Chechnya
For years before the Boston Marathon suspects were identified, American presidents have avoided talking about Chechnya — it’s been a prerequisite demanded by Russia’s leaders for maintaining strong relationships.
President Barack Obama and his administration have been quiet on the continued tensions between Vladmir Putin’s government and the area that is its federal subject. That follows the pattern of his predecessors: Bill Clinton pushed Boris Yeltsin to find a peaceful settlement to what began in 1994 as a war to gain independence from Russia, as did George W. Bush.
Since taking office, Obama hasn’t said the word “Chechnya” publicly. The Treasury and State Departments have, though, taken action. Defying Putin’s requests, Treasury last week released a list of 18 Russian “specially designated nationals” who face economic sanctions from the United States. The list included two Chechens, Letscha Bogatirov and Kazbek Dukuzov, both of whom are linked to murders.
In 2010, State designated Doku Umarov, the leader of Al Qaeda affiliate Islamic Caucasus Emirate, as a global terrorist in 2010. The designation came after Umarov’s group took responsibility for a double suicide bombing on the Moscow Metro, in which at least 40 people died and more than 100 were injured.
Umarov’s leadership of Chechen insurgents has “intensified the split between national separatists and radical jihadists and led to a movement seeking to create an Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus with Umarov as the Emir,” the department said in a statement when announcing the move.
Umarov’s group has also taken responsibility for a January 2011 explosion at a Moscow airport that killed 36 people.
Soon after the attack, Umarov said his group would bring “a year of blood and tears” to Russia, though his group was modest in size. “I won’t tell you there are hundreds of us prepared for jihad. But 50 or 60, God willing, we will find,” he said then.
In March 2011, the United Nations Security Council’s Al Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee added to its list of people associated with Al Qaeda. Since then, in early 2012, Umarov told his followers to stop attacking Russian civilians and instead focus on military and security targets.
The Kremlin, meanwhile, has since Sept. 11, 2001, characterized its conflict with Chechens as part of the global war on terror. But Washington has tended (especially with Barack Obama as President) to characterize the conflict as an internal issue.
“As regards Chechnya, we still hope a solution can be found in a peaceful way,” Bush said in a 2002 interview. “This is Russia’s domestic problem. In my work with Vladimir Putin, I’ll be trying to direct him towards a peaceful solution to the problem.”
This possible impending cover up was just anticipated by Israel Commentary in the article, The Impending Trial of Major Nidal Malik Hasan (http://israel-commentary.org/?p=6382)
In the meantime, have the Feds torn apart the places where these guys live? Have they grabbed their hard drives, what is their reading matter, what is their telephone and email history – All done I would like to be sure and too obvious to even question but what are the results? What is the hook-up connecting the obvious pieces? What about another perverse political cover up?
PS Of course this is all conjecture at this point. And, if I am wrong, I apologize.
Jerome S. Kaufman
Thank you to Jennifer Epstein and POLITICO web page from which most of this information was derived
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