2/11 Panorama of "Islamic Terrorist Threat" Producers

Producers of 'islamic terrorist threats': interconnecting Intel, USAID, Kavkaz Center-type sites, Foundations, Think-tanks, mainstream media, academics, NGOs

U.S. navy ships head to Georgia - 8/21/08 Kavkazcenter.com

USAID's Kavkas Center strategic communications articles listed here: http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/search.php?q=USAID&image.x=0&image.y=0

RESET. Putin bans USAID in Russia - 9/19/12 Kavkazcenter.com Nuland said "The United States said Tuesday it is ending USAID operations in Russia after Kremlin demand .."We are extremely proud of what USAID has accomplished in Russia over the past two decades. While USAID's physical presence in Russia will end, we remain committed to supporting democracy, human rights, and the development of a more robust civil society in Russia"...Grigory Melkonyants, deputy director of Golos, the country's only independent election-monitoring body, which also benefits from US financial support, said closing the USAID office "is an unfriendly move toward the US"... criticized the Kremlin's "paranoia and nervousness"

Relations between America and Russia seriously ... 1/4/14 Kavkaz-Center

Pre-Olympics terror attacks, Boston bombings may be linked to ‘Russian bin Laden’ Suspected of inspiring Boston Marathon bomber 1/5/14 ...Washington Times article about the US response to the bombings in Sari-Chin (aka Volgograd)... analysts say the Volgograd bombings were markedly different from other bombings linked to Umarov that mainly targeted Russian security, intelligence and military posts...while this week’s bombings directly targeted innocent civilians...like the Boston bombings aimed at soft targets...strategically focused on drawing international media attention on Russia ahead of the Olympics.“Clearly the Olympics have a lot to do with the time and location of the attacks”, said Jeffrey Mankoff, deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C....
Kavkaz Center, to provide balanced and multilateral information publishes full text

Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor regularly links to its USAID partners Eurasia Daily Monitor and The Kavkaz Center

Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, 2/4/14
Putin gained widespread support among the Russian people through his decisive and ruthless handling of separatism in the North Caucasus...Once in office, Putin. with a military victory and a policy of reconciliation, managed to pacify Chechnya... for the last dozen years, there has been peace with – and within – Chechnya....Terrorism has turned out to be a more stubborn challenge...terrorists have been at war with Russia almost from the very moment the Soviet Union dissolved...terrorist tactics have changed...no longer armed insurgency...The Tsarnaev brothers – responsible for last year’s Boston Marathon bombings – exemplify this brand of terrorism, aimed at modern secular society in general, in Russia or elsewhere...Sochi is perhaps the best-protected place in Russia today. With Putin’s personal standing at stake, the top priority of Russia’s police and security services is to ensure that the games proceed without incident. This raises another risk: with major law-enforcement assets deployed in or near Sochi, terrorists might try to strike elsewhere during the Olympics... Russia is a vast country, the terrorist cells are small and notoriously difficult to penetrate...while international cooperation to combat terrorism is useful, its impact is constrained by suspicion and mistrust, as the Boston Marathon bombings highlighted...Parallel to the Sochi Olympics, another contest is already underway between terrorists who seek to disrupt the games, or at least mar the atmosphere... and forces of the Russian state, whose task is to thwart the terrorists’ plans. This is one contest that Russia absolutely must win.

Threat to athletes and tourists in Sochi comes from KGB and Russian mobsters 2/6/14 US largest TV channel АВС reports "Russian Spies, Mobsters Hacking Your Smartphones"...danger of hitting Americans in Russian-occupied Caucasus Emirate

Airlines warned of possible toothpaste tube bombs ahead of Olympics 2/6/14 CNN http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/05/world/europe/sochi-security-toothpaste...

57% of Americans think Mujahideen attack likely at Sochi games 2/6/14 < http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2014/02/06/18851.shtml> edition.cnn.com/2014/02/05/world/europe/russia-sochi-winter-olympics/>...The results of the CNN/ORC poll of over 1000 people a day after US officials said they had specific reasons to worry about security in Russia...also revealed 54% have unfavorable view of Putin...55% also have an unfavorable view of Russia...over 50% say it is important US wins more medals than any other country...Concerns about security, human rights issues and the readiness of Sochi accommodations have dogged media coverage leading up to the Games...Speaking at a House Intelligence Committee hearing Tuesday, Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, highlighted concern about the Games and whether Muslim fundamentalists in disputed regions of Russia -- or other groups -- could launch deadly attacks on selected targets."There are a number of specific threats of varying degrees of credibility that we're tracking. We think the greater danger from a terrorist perspective is in potential for attacks to occur outside of the actual venues for the Games themselves, in the area surrounding Sochi or outside of Sochi in the region."...

Michael McCaul: ''Something will detonate during olympics'' 2/11/14 McCaul noted that Chechen rebel leader Dokku Umarov called for attacks on the Olympics, “then Zawahiri, the al Qaeda leader…reinforcing that threat”...you're talking about an area of the world where suicide bombers go off all the time… the eyes of the world are upon these Olympics...Chechen extremists know this...they want to make a global statement. They want to make a jihad statement...what better time to do it than right now?...It's probably most likely to happen outside of the ring of steel and the Olympic village” said House Homeland Security Committee chairman Michael McCaul Sunday in a Fox News interview

David Satter: I would like to be in Sochi in case of a Mujahideen attack...2/10/14 because many terrorist attacks in Russia are rather suspicious and it's hard to know who really is behind them"... considered a threat to the President's ambitions. David Satter is an author and former Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal ...former Moscow correspondent and critic of Vladimir Putin, David Satter discusses why he was expelled from Russia and cannot report on the Sochi winter Olympics....Department of Monitoring Kavkaz Center

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan airs Kabul CIA office attack video 2/10/14 14, http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2014/02/10/18866.shtml
Al Jazeera aired a video Sunday... showed the attack during a visit by American diplomat Dobbins.The courageous Mujahideen used fake US identification cards and wore equipment, making them appear like foreign soldiers with official looking vehicles.Experts indicated the evolution of Mujahideen fighters, now launching complex attacks against US invaders in Afghanistan.

156 Muslims killed by Assad's Alawites in Syria Source: Agencies 2/10/14 regime forces raided liberated areas Feb9 ..70 Muslims from Aleppo, 31 from Hama, 20 from Homs, 8 from Idlib, 7 from Daraa, 13 from Damascus suburbs, 5 from Latakia, one each from Deru’z Zor and Suveyda...

2/11/14 NYT Op-Ed Use Force to Save Starving Syrians R2P justifies armed intervention.

Commie thug Putin poses as defender of Christian civilization 2/8/14 Kavkaz Monitoring Center
The 2014 Putin's olympic games in Sochi aren't the only platform for bloody Russian thug Putin to assert himself on the international stage. He is planning to preside over a major Moscow conference in September sponsored by the World Congress of Families a pro-family coalition that includes several high-profile US conservative organizations, writes Renew America.

Olympics are Putin's villain 2/9/14 < http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2014/02/09/18858.shtml>Tony Burman - former Al Jazeera English and CBC News correspondent currently teaches journalism...writes:The "Sochi winter olympics"political spectacle of extraordinary scale that reveal tyrant Putin’s insane narcissistic ambitions..Russian thug Communist Putin, far more than any of the athletes, is the one who ends up crashing to the ice...".

'radio free europe liberty" ordains US terrorist thugs 'liberation insurgents"
North Caucasus Insurgency Leader Seeks To ‘Prevent Sochi Olympics’
Doku Umarov, in a video issued July 3 on the North Caucasus Islamic insurgency website , the leader of self-proclaimed independent Islamic state, Imarat Kavkaz (The Caucasus Emirate), called on “all mujahedin fighters in the region and Russia’s other subjects not to allow Satanist games on the bones of our ancestors, on the bones of many, many Muslims who died and are buried along the Black Sea.”...Umarov, pronounced dead by the Russian authorities on many occasions resurfaces again in videos... President Vladimir Putin hopes to turn the 2014 Winter Olympic Games into a showcase for Russia's economic and social advances...ordered extra security for the Sochi games after the April Boston Marathon bombings blamed on two ethnic Chechen brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...Based on reporting by AFP and RFE/RL
ALSO READ: North Caucasus Insurgency Head Resurfaces

Does Obama establish U.S.-European Space in response to Putin's 'Eurasian Union'?...2/18/13 Voice of America (VOA) Russian Service interviewed Prof. Charles Gati from Foreign Policy Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University...Gati said "...we simply failed with Radio Liberty...some responsible persons there were former ambassadors in Eastern Europe... Incompetence was also manifested in closure of USAID programs in Russia ...Gati believes limiting US goals in relations with Russia is a mistake. "The US has outside its borders a hostile world... if Russia and China join efforts to contain US influence? We need to be active to prevent such scenarios..."

BOSTON FILE. American uncle of Tsarnaev- 4/27/13 ...Uncle Ruslan worked in Khazakhstan for the CIA 1992-1994 as a "consultant" of a purely CIA "US Agency for International Development" ...

Evidence in Boston Marathon Bombing 11/26/13 .Kavkaz Center was the first to publish manifestos by Umarov ....USAID's mission in the North Caucasus is to “advance critical U.S. ...

Al Qaeda-Linked Syria Group Enjoying USAID.. 9/25/13..ISIS linked Commander Muhajireen Kavkaz wa Sham inside USAID tent with other..Al Qaeda group in Syria enjoying USAID...Atlas Shrugs

2/10/ US Spends $5 Billion on Ukraine, Awaits Russia's Next Move Post-Sochi
2/7/ Olympic "Games" in Sochi

Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor a few examples of regular links to USAID partners Eurasia Daily Monitor and The Kavkaz Center

Sochi 2014: IOC jeopardized safety of athletes and fans in awarding Games to Putin’s Russia
By Sally Jenkins, http://www.washingtonpost.com/com/sports/olympics/sochi-2014-ioc-jeopard...
The Olympics aren’t supposed to kill people. They’re supposed to exalt them. But it’s too late to take the dangerous, despoiling Winter Games away from the thugocracy that is Vladimir Putin’s Russian regime, so the only option is to count on the man’s bulging biceps and hope it’s an adequate “ring of steel” that can keep people safe in Sochi. It’s a cold hard fact that these Olympics have become an agent of death....It may well be that Putin can secure the area with 60,000 police and special troops, and a cyber-dome of electronic spying and drone patrols. But Sochi is undeniably an inviting target, and so are areas outside of the security zone that will be stripped of police. In Volgograd, a major rail hub en route to Sochi, bombers killed 34 people last month.

A Triumph for Putin, if Not for the Rest of a Sagging Russia ...The $50 billion or so spent on the Games have become a political liability. ...

Top Kremlin critic takes aim at Sochi Olympics corruption
Alexei Novalny published an explosive report claiming huge cost overruns, built into Olympic construction contracts by venal officials, have enriched a small circle of businessmen close to President Vladimir Putin and stuck the Russian taxpayer with the most expensive Olympic Games in history. It's a delicate topic in Russia, one that again puts Mr. Navalny on a political collision course with the Kremlin. In an interview with international media Mr. Putin flatly denied the widely cited figure, $50 billion Russia is said to have spent on the Olympics... saying the Olympic Games cost about '214 billion rubles' (about $6.5 billion)

:Russian President interview with reporters from BBC, ABC News, CCTV, Rossiya-1, Channel One..recorded in Sochi January 17.
1/19/14 http://eng.kremlin.ru/transcripts/6545
PUTIN: The overall cost of the Olympics has been announced; 214 billion rubles (about $6.5 billion)..... So that is not what I want to tell you here [...]

Top Kremlin critic takes aim at Sochi Olympics corruption
Alexei Navalny's explosive report claiming huge cost overruns enriched a small circle of businessmen close to Putin ...Putin flatly denied the widely cited figure, $50 billion...

President Putin emphasized the fight against foreign funded NGOs will continue. But “independent” NGO Golos will transform into new legal entity, same function said deputy head said Grigory Melkonyants

Amnesty International Ltd 2011 Report and Financial Statement p11
"The Directors are pleased to acknowledge the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Georgia Foundation, Vanguard Charitable Endowment Programme, American Jewish World Service, UK International Governance and Development Fund... continue to fund a four year human rights education project in Africa...and the European Commission (EuropeAid) generously awarded a multi-year grant to Amnesty International’s human rights education work in Europe."