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1 Dr. Matt  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 9:38:53am
His “World view” is listed as “Islam” and his “Personal priority” is “career and money”.

Ah, so he’s a Capitalist Muslim.

2 alinuxguru  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 9:57:59am

Why the downdings? There really is nothing factually inaccurate about the details nor did the author posit any opinion that one can disagree with.

3 CriticalDragon1177  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 10:16:53am

Destro

Pamela Geller as you might imagine is already having a field day.

4 KingKenrod  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 10:23:38am

re: #2 alinuxguru

Why the downdings? There really is nothing factually inaccurate about the details nor did the author posit any opinion that one can disagree with.

I didn’t down-ding, but the link goes to a 10 year old article about a former American mujaheddin named Collins who was going to be sent by the CIA to Chechnya in the late 1990s to keep an eye on (not support) a terrorist leader named Khattab. The operation fell through, mostly because the CIA was surprisingly responsible, telling Collins he couldn’t engage in combat and that they were going to inform the local authorities that he was an operative. Collins had previously been an active mujaheddin during the USSR’s occupation of Afghanistan.

I have no idea how any of this is relevant to the events in Boston.

5 Destro  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:29:31pm

re: #4 KingKenrod

I didn’t down-ding, but the link goes to a 10 year old article about a former American mujaheddin named Collins who was going to be sent by the CIA to Chechnya in the late 1990s to keep an eye on (not support) a terrorist leader named Khattab. The operation fell through, mostly because the CIA was surprisingly responsible, telling Collins he couldn’t engage in combat and that they were going to inform the local authorities that he was an operative. Collins had previously been an active mujaheddin during the USSR’s occupation of Afghanistan.

I have no idea how any of this is relevant to the events in Boston.

re: #2 alinuxguru

Why I think it is relevant? It shows a mindset and bullshit on your assertion KK the CIA just sent this guy just to watch “Khattab”.

6 Destro  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:33:15pm

re: #3 CriticalDragon1177

Destro

Pamela Geller as you might imagine is already having a field day.

And I should care because?

7 Destro  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:34:06pm

re: #1 Dr. Matt

Ah, so he’s a Capitalist Muslim.

Of course. The American backed Mujahadeen fought the USSR after all, right?

8 Destro  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 1:17:03pm

re: #4 KingKenrod

I didn’t down-ding, but the link goes to a 10 year old article about a former American mujaheddin named Collins who was going to be sent by the CIA to Chechnya in the late 1990s to keep an eye on (not support) a terrorist leader named Khattab. The operation fell through, mostly because the CIA was surprisingly responsible, telling Collins he couldn’t engage in combat and that they were going to inform the local authorities that he was an operative. Collins had previously been an active mujaheddin during the USSR’s occupation of Afghanistan.

I have no idea how any of this is relevant to the events in Boston.

Here is another link. Blowback is a bitch.

littlegreenfootballs.com

a lot of people are unfamiliar with Kyrgyzstan so I thought I would set up a little bit of light on the subject since I have been there many times and have studied Central Asia, its politics and culture.

Generally speaking, Kyrgyzstan is divided between its secular Sovietized North, centered around the capital of Bishkek, and its conservative Muslim south, centered around the Fergana Valley city of Osh. Throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s, the Kyrgyz Republic represented one of the great hopes for democratization in former Soviet Central Asia. It had a flawed but democratically elected president, one of the least corrupt police forces in the region, and was relatively peaceful. Largely it was free of Western influence because it did not have oil or natural gas reserves coveted by Russia or the United States. Therefore, it did not suffer from the famous oil curse.

In recent years the most important political development in Kyrgyzstan was the 2005 Tulip Revolution, which saw radical Islamist insurgents and financed by the American CIA and based around Osh topple the regime of Pres. Akayev, who fled into exile rather than order his security forces to fire upon his people. Nobody can be 100% certain why the United States decided to repeat the same mistakes that it made in Afghanistan during the 1980s, but it isn’t a huge stretch to assume that the fact that Akayev was demanding increased rent on the US air base at Manas that was established after the 9/11 attacks may have had something to do with it.

Since 2005 the political situation in the Boston suspect’s homeland has deteriorated. Some analysts consider it nearly a failed state. Certainly the central government has lost control of much of the South. For example, when I tried to cross from Tajikistan into southeastern Kyrygzstan at Sary Tash in 2008, border guards informed me that they had not heard from Bishkek in years. In fact, they no longer even had a passport stamp. It was very clear that local warlords were in charge of mining and other concerns there.

Radical Islamists, always active in the southern part of the country, have become emboldened since 2005. One insurgent group, the Islamic Movement of Turkestan, formerly known as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, has attracted self radicalized Muslims from all over the world, including a substantial faction from Chechnya. Chechnya, well-informed readers will recall, was destroyed by forces under the direction of Russian Federation president Boris Yeltsin. While we in the West may have forgotten this episode, Chechens are well known as ferocious fighters who never forget a grudge. Jihad is alive and well for them.

9 KingKenrod  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 3:01:13pm

re: #8 Destro

LOL Ted Rall. Hey, I’m interested in this but you’ll have to do better than that.


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