World
Dmitriy Sedov
May 6, 2013
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As the Boston investigation is proceeding, it is becoming more obvious that the Caucasus terrorism feels at home in the United States. Russia special services had warned the US twice about the Tsarnaev brothers. There was no response. The services with all the HUMINT and hardware at their disposal failed to see the threat coming from this particular category of «freedom fighters».

The Caucasian terrorism feels good in some European countries. Some time ago German special services admitted there were around 200 members of Caucasian (Kavkaz) Emirate in the country, all of them, as they assured, were under tight surveillance all the time.

Since a long time Kavkaz Center is settled down in Finland. The outlet is listed by the UN Security Council as a «terrorist information center». It exists along with «Emarat Kavkaz» and the «Battalion of Chechen Martyrs». These structures are headed by Doku Umarov, listed as a dangerous and ruthless terrorist by the majority of world states.

It serves the purpose to tell a bit more about this personality. Between 2006 and 2007, Umarov was the underground President of the unrecognized Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. He subsequently became the self-proclaimed Emir of the Russian North Caucasus, declaring it an Islamic state of the Caucasus Emirate, listed as a terrorist organization by Russia’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office. Umarov has taken responsibility for 2009 Nevsky Express, 2010 Moscow Metro  and the 2011 Domodedovo International Airport bombings, as well as some other terrorist attacks. He is currently wanted by Russia for the crimes of robbery, kidnapping, murder, terrorist acts, hatred crimes and treason. He personally killed kidnapped people demanding ransom.

On June 23 the United States listed him as an international terrorist. On March 11, 2011 the United Nations Security Council included his name into the list of terrorists associated with Al Qaeda. On May 26, 2011 the United States promised a $5 million reward for information about his whereabouts.

There is nothing to be surprised about, when it comes into light that the Tsarnaev brothers were inspired by and received instructions from the Kavkaz Center. It’s the attitude of Finish authorities that is noteworthy.

No doubt Finland is a democratic country. So it’s hard to understand the government’s tolerance towards the structures founded by this evildoer. The same way it is tolerant towards Finish citizens who treat Umarov as a man of hope for the peoples of the North Caucasus fighting for independence.

The West in general is tolerant towards those who walk the line between a parliament and a Looney bin. When someone is involved in complicity in illegal entry of 25 people coming to Finland illegal, like Mikael Storsjц, for instance, it becomes a serious nproblem. He was handed down a four-month suspended sentence, it’s a serious enough verdict for a country like Finland, but it will hardly correct anything under the circumstances.

Antero Leitzinger, another «dark» group activist, poses as kind of a fuhrer of all Caucasian terrorists and sings praises to their «heroic deeds» taking advantage of Finish authorities insouciance.

To some extent, the Boston act has moved the issue of Caucasian terrorist activities in Europe and the United States into light. And has become revealed, for instance, that Finish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and US State Department were financially involved in supporting the militants coordination center for a number of years. The money was disguised under the grants for the Finnish-Russian Civic Forum (FINROSFORUM). According to media reports, Ms. Tarja Kantola, Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Heidi Anneli Hautala, Minister for International Development and ownership steering issues, act as the organization’s sponsors.

The motives driving the Tsarnaev brother’s actions are taking shape. The brothers abused the US hospitality to become kind of delayed-action bomb. What about the «Battalion of Chechen Martyrs» and two hundred members of the Caucasian Emarate in Germany? Is it all really «under tight surveillance»?

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Caucasus Emirate in Europe

As the Boston investigation is proceeding, it is becoming more obvious that the Caucasus terrorism feels at home in the United States. Russia special services had warned the US twice about the Tsarnaev brothers. There was no response. The services with all the HUMINT and hardware at their disposal failed to see the threat coming from this particular category of «freedom fighters».

The Caucasian terrorism feels good in some European countries. Some time ago German special services admitted there were around 200 members of Caucasian (Kavkaz) Emirate in the country, all of them, as they assured, were under tight surveillance all the time.

Since a long time Kavkaz Center is settled down in Finland. The outlet is listed by the UN Security Council as a «terrorist information center». It exists along with «Emarat Kavkaz» and the «Battalion of Chechen Martyrs». These structures are headed by Doku Umarov, listed as a dangerous and ruthless terrorist by the majority of world states.

It serves the purpose to tell a bit more about this personality. Between 2006 and 2007, Umarov was the underground President of the unrecognized Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. He subsequently became the self-proclaimed Emir of the Russian North Caucasus, declaring it an Islamic state of the Caucasus Emirate, listed as a terrorist organization by Russia’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office. Umarov has taken responsibility for 2009 Nevsky Express, 2010 Moscow Metro  and the 2011 Domodedovo International Airport bombings, as well as some other terrorist attacks. He is currently wanted by Russia for the crimes of robbery, kidnapping, murder, terrorist acts, hatred crimes and treason. He personally killed kidnapped people demanding ransom.

On June 23 the United States listed him as an international terrorist. On March 11, 2011 the United Nations Security Council included his name into the list of terrorists associated with Al Qaeda. On May 26, 2011 the United States promised a $5 million reward for information about his whereabouts.

There is nothing to be surprised about, when it comes into light that the Tsarnaev brothers were inspired by and received instructions from the Kavkaz Center. It’s the attitude of Finish authorities that is noteworthy.

No doubt Finland is a democratic country. So it’s hard to understand the government’s tolerance towards the structures founded by this evildoer. The same way it is tolerant towards Finish citizens who treat Umarov as a man of hope for the peoples of the North Caucasus fighting for independence.

The West in general is tolerant towards those who walk the line between a parliament and a Looney bin. When someone is involved in complicity in illegal entry of 25 people coming to Finland illegal, like Mikael Storsjц, for instance, it becomes a serious nproblem. He was handed down a four-month suspended sentence, it’s a serious enough verdict for a country like Finland, but it will hardly correct anything under the circumstances.

Antero Leitzinger, another «dark» group activist, poses as kind of a fuhrer of all Caucasian terrorists and sings praises to their «heroic deeds» taking advantage of Finish authorities insouciance.

To some extent, the Boston act has moved the issue of Caucasian terrorist activities in Europe and the United States into light. And has become revealed, for instance, that Finish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and US State Department were financially involved in supporting the militants coordination center for a number of years. The money was disguised under the grants for the Finnish-Russian Civic Forum (FINROSFORUM). According to media reports, Ms. Tarja Kantola, Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Heidi Anneli Hautala, Minister for International Development and ownership steering issues, act as the organization’s sponsors.

The motives driving the Tsarnaev brother’s actions are taking shape. The brothers abused the US hospitality to become kind of delayed-action bomb. What about the «Battalion of Chechen Martyrs» and two hundred members of the Caucasian Emarate in Germany? Is it all really «under tight surveillance»?