The Chechen warlord Doku Umarov is reported to have been killed by Russian special forces. The claim is made by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov who posted the message on his Instagram account
Doku Umarov has urged his followers to attack the Olympic Games. No proof has been submitted to verify his death (more on log Jan. 24, 2014).
UPDATE: There were two Islamic terror attacks right before the games in Volgograd followed by counter-terror probes and ops, one that that lead to the death of seven Muslim supremacists. One of the Muslim bus bombers in Russia said, "Leave orphans". Despite this the media reassures us there is “no indication the shooting was connected with the Olympic Games.” It’s not that the media isn’t credible, it’s that they aren’t normal.
Russian police killed four suspected militants, law enforcement officials said on Monday, in a shootout at a house in the North Caucasus, highlighting regional security concerns near the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The gun fight broke out on Saturday after police surrounded a private house used by militants in the province of Dagestan, which lies some 600 kilometers (380 miles) from Sochi on the other end of the Caucasus Mountain chain. There was no indication the shooting was connected with the Games. President Vladimir Putin, who has invested personal and political prestige to ensure the Games’ success, ordered security forces on high alert after a suicide bomber killed at least 37 in the southern Russian city of Volgograd in December. (Source)
Jan. 24, 2014
Chechen Warlord Targeting Sochi Alledgedly KilledNews of Umarov's death came from intercepted communications between rebel leaders who were discussing his replacement, according to Kadyrov. However CBS News reports he didn't say when the conversation was or how he had the information. But messages appearing to confirm the claims have appeared on Chechen jihadist web forums and an audio recording of Islamic sharia judge Abu Mohammed Ali Daghestani, who is linked to Umarov’s movement, also confirmed the news. (...) (Source)
Jan. 23, 2014
Pomo uniformThe USA is attending the Olympics in a pomo uniform designed by Ralph Lauren. State Dept.: "Don't wear it!" (Source)
2014 #TeamUSA Uniforms For #Sochi2014! pic.twitter.com/OQUzHVWH9Z
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 23, 2014