Threaten Dokku Umarov With Revenge In A Paid Article In
08 April 2010
By Kavkaz Markaz
The Emir of the Caucasus Emirate Dokku Umarov "is
under the influence of Arab militants close to Al
Qaida", the London weekly The Sunday Times writes.
The author of the article says that Umarov is
supported by Sheikh Abu Mohammad al-Maqdisi, whom the
British paper calls "one of the ideologists of
Thus, it is reported that the US intelligence
"described him as an influential member of Al Qaida
who was an adviser to the leader of Al Qaida in Iraq
Abu Musab al- Zarqawi".
Curiously, the "al- Zarqawi's adviser", after his
release from prison, is legally living in his home in
Jordan and has a legitimate website. Neither The
Sunday Times, nor the Russian press, which reprinted
the article, said anything about these facts.
However, The Sunday Times, with reference to certain
anonymous "leading Western analysts" claims that Dokku
Umarov could supposedly be "seeking extra funding from
the international Islamist terrorism".
It is also claimed that earlier Dokku Umarov allegedly
"did not share Shamil Basayev's view that ordinary
Russians were legitimate targets", and that it
supposedly means that a "change of tactics may signal
the influence of Arab militants close to Al Qaida".
It is also interesting that The Sunday Times is well
aware of the fact that the FSB had "sent a hit squad
to assassinate Dokku Umarov (as if till now numerous
"special forces" of infidels were gathering chamomile
for a herbarium in the mountains of Chechnya), since
the Kremlin fears that he is allegedly "plotting a
kind of mass hostage-taking for which he once
condemned Shamil Basayev".
It is to be mentioned that hitting civilian targets in
Russia in order to force Moscow to enter into
negotiations to end the killings of Caucasus civilians
and withdraw its troops from Chechnya, after the
events in Beslan, during which hundreds of women were
killed and wounded by Russian KGB terrorists under the
order of Putin, were found to be inexpedient.
It is also to be mentioned that after the death of the
CRI President Aslan Maskhadov (Martyr, Insha'Allah),
the question of negotiations with Russia had been
withdrawn from the agenda. Thus, hostage-taking is not
a forward-looking motivation today for the Command of
Judging by the style of the material in The Sunday
Times and the "arguments" put forward in it, with a
complete absence of even a hint about the facts or
primary sources, an article in the British newspaper
appears to be paid by Russian state terrorists.
It is well-known that ever since the fall of the
Soviet Union, the KGB-FSB established ties and is in a
permanent contact with quite a number of Western
journalists, who get good fees for writing articles
needed for the KGB. This has been repeatedly reported
by KGB defectors and human rights activists. This has
been widely reported both in Western and Russian
Also, since the USSR KGB-FSB is well known to pay for
articles in the Western press, which has been and are
being used for propaganda purposes to meet the desired
goals of the Kremlin terrorists.
The fact that this article is nothing but pure Russian
propaganda is confirmed by a well-known statement by
the ringleader of the Russian foreign ministry, Lavrov,
who announced that the explosions in the Moscow metro
were prepared "by the North Caucasus militants who had
been trained in the border area between Afghanistan
It is in this context of the Lavrov's statement that
all subsequent informational movements of the Kremlin
are to be taken.
It is to be mentioned also that in his interview with
the Arabic channel Al Jazeera (link to video), the
Caucasus Emirate's official representative abroad
Shamsuddin Batukayev confirmed the fact of attack in
the Moscow metro (although the Russian propaganda
previously stated that he rejected it), and said that
the Caucasus Emirate has no contacts with the al Qaida.