Umarov’s Caucasian Emirate was along with other Russian terrorist brigades, backed by Saudi and NATO intelligence and part of NATO’s Gladio II operation, that ties Umarov to Ukraine’s fascist Pravy Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh.
FSB chief Alexandr Bortnikov announced on Tuesday, that Umarov has been neutralized as a result of surgical combat operations during the first quarter of 2014. Hundreds of other militants and their supporters have been detained. Preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russian security services carried out 33 counter-terrorist operations within the first three months of 2014. Thirteen warlords and 65 terrorists were killed during the operations. Another 240 Russian terrorists and 18 emissaries of international terrorist organizations have been arrested.
The Russian intelligence chief did not disclose exactly when Umarov was killed and it is not unlikely that his death has been kept undisclosed to avoid retribution during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. In January, the President of the Russian Autonomous Republic Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced that intercepted communications between leading terrorists indicated that Umarov had been killed. The statement remained unconfirmed until today.
One of the closest aides to Doku Umarov, Islam Atiev, was killed in December, along with two other Takfiris. Explosives in their hideout in a village in Dagestan were triggered and exploded during a gunfight with Russian security forces. Russia’s FSB was closing in on Umarov, one of the most dangerous of the Saudi and NATO sponsored Takfiri assets against Russia. One of the last known public appearances of Umarov is a video, in which he called on Russian and foreign Takfiris to disrupt the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, at all costs.
Evidence for Saudi Arabia’s sponsorship of Chechen and other Takfiri groups in Russia’s Caucasian republics as well as in Syria got into the public domain in August 2013, when Russian President Putin’s presidential press disclosed part of the minutes of a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and then Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan on August 3, 2013.
The minutes disclose that Saudi Arabia’s intelligence services and interior ministry have direct control over the terrorist networks in Russia and Syria. Putin and Bandar discussed, among others, the chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta on August 21, 2013, which according to witnesses and other reports was carried out by the Saudi-backed Liwa-al-Islam, under the command of Zahran Alloush. The chemical weapons expert Zahran Alloush has been working for Saudi and US intelligence within Al-Qaeda networks since the 1980s.
The minutes of the Putin – Bandar meeting revealed that Bandar tried to bribe Putin with weapons and oil deals in order to gain the Russian President´s support for ousting the Assad government. Bandar supposed that the Syrian government should be replaced with the Saudi-backed and sponsored opposition.
Bandar guaranteed that Russia’s interests in Syria would be preserved by this Saudi-backed government if Russia supported the regime change. While Bandar attempted to gain Putin as a potential ally for regime change in Syria, he also delivered a thinly veiled threat, saying among others:
“I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us, and they will not move in the direction of the Syrian territory without coordinating with us. These groups don´t scare us. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime, but they will have no role or influence in Syria´s political future”.
Putin responded, saying that the Russians know that the Saudis have supported the Chechen terrorist groups for a decade, and that the support which Bandar just had offered was utterly incompatible with the common objectives of fighting global terrorism.
The confirmation of Umarov’s death by FSB chief Alexandr Bortnikov also sheds new light on NATO’s Gladio II, 4th Generation Warfare against Russia, Syria, Iran, the Ukraine, and other targeted countries.
Fighters from Chechnya and other of Russia’s Caucasian republics are operating in Syria in combat group sized units and in close liaison to the Saudi Arabia and core NATO member controlled Jabhat al-Nusrah, Liwa-al-Islam and other of the Takfiri brigades. Also fighting in Syria are troops of the US-backed MEK, which is responsible for the death of at least 17.000 Iranians.
In February, the leader of Ukraine’s ultra nationalist, overtly neo-Nazi Pravy Sector (Right Sector), Dmitry Yarosh, publicly called on Doku Umarov and other Russian and international Takfiri brigades to target Russian interests to “support the revolution in Ukraine”. Dmitry Yarosh has, along with other Ukrainian ultra nationalists, fought against Russia in the Chechen war, where Yarosh got acquainted with Umarov.
Pravy Sector closely cooperates with the Ukraine’s so-called national liberation army, UNA-UNSO, which had played a key role in the NATO-backed war of Georgia against Ossetia in 2007. Ukrainian UNA-UNSO units have been held accountable for some of the worst war crimes committed during Georgia’s attempted ethnic cleansing of the region. UNA-UNSO is known for its close ties to NATO intelligence and NATO’s Gladio network.
UNA-UNSO is, according to analysts, responsible for the killing of 90 and injuring of over 500 protesters and police officers in Kiev by snipers, which was blamed on Ukrainian special police forces (Berkut), and President Yanukovich. The incident was used as pretext for the Euro-Maidan “opposition’s” seizing of the parliament and the ousting of Yanukovich, one day after a Polish, German, French and EU brokered deal on a peaceful solution, constitutional reform and early elections was reached.
EU and NATO members continued backing the coup despite the fact that a leaked phone call between EU foreign affairs chief Ashton and Latvian foreign minister Paet revealed that members of the opposition had ordered the sniper killings.
One of Doku Umarov’s high profile operations was the 2010 Moscow subway bombing beneath the office of the Russian intelligence service FSB. The blast killed 24 and injured scores. Only 40 minutes later another explosion ripped through a train at Park Kultury (Culture Park) in Moscow, killing another 12 and injuring scores of others.
Considering the 2010 blast underneath the FSB’s Moscow office, FSB chief Alexandr Bortnikov may have had a personal bill that has been settled with the death of Doku Umarov. NATO’s 4th Generation warfare, however, is bound to continue as long as the “international community” turns a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s and core NATO member’s state sponsorship of death and destruction in the name of “freedom and demockery”.
Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc international. He is a psychologist and independent political consultant on conflict, conflict resolution related issues. His work with traumatized victims of conflict has led him to also pursue the work as political consultant. He is a lifelong activist for peace and justice, human rights, Palestinians rights to self-determination in Palestine, and he is working on the establishment of international institutions for the prosecution of all war crimes, also those committed by privileged nations- In 2011 he retired from clinical and most advisory work and focuses on editing nsnbc international since 2013.
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