Nov 27 2006
It seems the brutal Chechen rebels (who are definitely allied with Al Qaeda) are publically honoring former KGB spy Alexander Litvenenko who died mysteriously this past week.
“The president and the government of Ichkeria (the rebel name for Chechnya) plans to bestow the state’s highest decoration to compensate the actions of Alexander Litvinenko on behalf of the Chechen people,” said a rebel statement dated Saturday and published the following day on the chechenpress.info website.
Litvinenko was close to Chechen rebel representative Akhmed Zakayev, who visited his bedside before his death and accused the Kremlin of exporting “gangster politics” to Britain.
Litvenenko, who once was charged with investigating corruption in Russia, took up residence in the London home of corrpupt oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who himself had strong ties to the Chechen cause. The Chechens rebels are making a serious claim today:
Litvinenko had also “adopted the Muslim religion”, according to the Chechen declaration, making him a “martyr” with his death.
Recall that Chechen rebels were responsible for the Beslan School Massacre and Moscow Theatre Attack and Apartment Bombings in Russia. So allegiance (and in some cases defending) the Chechens is a clear sign the news media should not jump onto the Putin bandwagon. The Chechens are a violent Islamo Fascist group with ties to Al Qaeda,
That al Qaeda has trained these Chechens â€” and perhaps even planned some of their operations â€” is clear. In fact, the Chechen conflict has long been seen by bin Laden as but one front in the global jihad which began on February 14, 1989, when the last Soviet soldiers Afghanistan.
After the Soviets left Afghanistan, a multinational force of mujahadin slithered into Chechnya. The key operative was Jordanian Omar Ibn al Khattab, who had trained in bin Laden’s camps. Bin Laden and Khattab enjoyed an unusually close theological affinity, and exchanged personnel and resources.
In Chechnya, Khattab was made operations chief under the overall commander, Shamil Basayev. Like Khattab, Basayev had trained in al Qaeda camps and was personally close to bin Laden.
There have been reports of Al Qaeda connections to the Moscow Theatre and Beslan School Massacre. Basayev was the one who took credit for the murder of babies and children and parents in Beslan School One. As the above link reminds us the 9-11 leader Mohammed Atta joined Al Qaeda to fight in Chechnya. Zacharias Moussaoui has connections to the Chechen conflict as well. The warning signs about Chechen rebels and Al Qaeda have been around since 9-11 (note this last link includes the determination that Chechen women bombed two passenger airliners out of the Russian skies). I can go on for page after page on the violent connections between the Chechens and Al Qaeda. Yet Litvenenko and Berezovsky both lauded the Chechens and became refuges from their country in order to side with these rebels. Berezovsky may just be playing the revenge game, tearing Russia apart after losing much of his ill-got wealth. But clearly these people are aligned with violent Islamo Fascists who are partnered with Al Qaeda to remove The West and democracy from the earth. We need to stop fantasizing about James Bond and take these warning signs serious.
If Russia is split from the UK and US then the efforts to battle the Islamo Fascists will take a turn for the worse. We need to be objective and stop letting the news media cloud our analytical judgement. Since when did a corrupt Russian business man who had ties to terrorists combine with an ex-KGB spy who also defended the terrorists give rise to the image of a freedom fighter? And when these terrorist sympathizers run into a substance used in primitive nuclear bombs when did that become evidence of a clumsy political assassination instead of a serious concern that some kind of nuclear plot had been exposed? Am I the only one in touch with my inner Jack Bauer?
Update: More here on the previous, glorious leader of the Chechen Freedom movement (and the mounds of innocent dead he left in his wake). Make sure to follow the links for a complete picture of the Chechen Rebels, and therefore those who support them. This is an exceptionally important link on the history and structure of the Chechen rebels (Islamo Fascists) and the current Chechen government (secular ex-rebels).
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