Bombings Jolt Russia, Raising Olympic Fears

Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, December 30, 2013

A deadly suicide bombing at a crowded railroad station in southern Russia on Sunday, followed by a blast in a trolley bus on Monday in the same city, raised the specter of a new wave of terrorism just six weeks before the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

President Vladimir V. Putin’s government has worked to protect the Olympics with some of the most extensive security measures ever imposed for the Games. But the bombings, in Volgograd, underscored the threat the country faces from a radical Islamic insurgency in the North Caucasus that has periodically spilled into the Russian heartland, with deadly results, including several recent attacks.

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Russian officials attributed the explosion on Sunday to a bomb packed with shrapnel, possibly carried in a bag or backpack. It was detonated in the main railroad station in Volgograd, a city 550 miles south of Moscow and 400 miles northeast of Sochi. The bomb blew out windows in the building’s facade and left a horrific scene of carnage at its main entrance. At least 16 people were killed, and nearly three dozen others were wounded, some of them critically, meaning the death toll could still rise.

On Monday morning a second blast struck a trolley bus in the city, killing at least 10 people, according to preliminary reports. Photographs posted by Russian news organizations showed that the force of the blast tore open the bus and shattered windows nearby. At least 10 others were wounded in what officials immediately described as another suicide bombing.

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Within hours of the attack, the authorities blamed a suicide bomber, and cited the gruesome discovery of the severed head of a woman, which they said could aid in identifying her as the suspect. Officials later said they had found a grenade and a pistol, and suggested that the attack might have been carried out by a man and a woman working together.

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The attack was the second suicide bombing in Volgograd in recent months. In October, a woman identified as Naida Asiyalova detonated a vest of explosives aboard a bus in the city, killing herself and six others.

In that case, the authorities said she was linked by marriage to an explosives expert working with an Islamic group in Dagestan, a republic in southern Russia where the police have struggled to suppress a Muslim separatist insurgency. {snip}

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The autonomous republics of the North Caucasus, including Dagestan and Chechnya, have been roiled for nearly two decades by armed insurgencies—complex, ever-shifting conflicts that the International Crisis Group recently called “the most violent in Europe today.” The violence has claimed hundreds of lives this year, prompting the Russian authorities to make extraordinary efforts to keep it from reaching Sochi, a resort city on the Black Sea coast among the foothills of the Caucasus. The city will effectively be locked down starting Jan. 7, with all traffic banned except officially registered vehicles. Visitors to the Olympics, which begin on Feb. 7, will be required to obtain a special pass to enter the region.

With security so tight at the site of the Games, experts have warned that insurgents who want to disrupt the Olympics might turn instead to “softer” targets elsewhere. On Friday, an explosion in a car killed three people in Pyatigorsk, another city in the Caucasus; details of that attack remain sketchy, and it was not clear whether it was related to Sunday’s bombing.

Doku Umarov, the Chechen rebel fighter who now leads a terrorist group known as the Caucasus Emirate, vowed in July to attack in Sochi, calling the Games “satanic.”

“They plan to hold the Olympics on the bones of our ancestors, on the bones of many, many dead Muslims, buried on the territory of our land on the Black Sea,” Mr. Umarov said in a video. He emerged from the ruins of Chechnya’s separatist movement, which was largely defeated by the authorities under Mr. Putin; he has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings in Moscow in 2010 and 2011.

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  • Max Krakah

    Does anyone REALLY think the Russians want the Iranians to get as nuclear weapon? Nah, they have been playing the Iranians for chumps. Delays after delays, setbacks after setback, and each one required inside information and access. The “STUXNET” virus, the underground explosion of a whole facility. Russia and Israel are working together here, and that is why Mikhail Khordokovsky was just released.

  • Druid

    The ruskies’ve got a problem with those people from the caucauses, but something tells me they won’t be trying to make nicey, nicey with them…

    • Max Krakah

      Nor should they!

    • Terra Magnum Imperium

      Agreed the Russians are less PC then people here, I am sure this debt will be paid in blood and hopefully soon, these muslim animals deserve nothing less.

  • Puggg

    If politically correct London could keep the Olympics problem free, then I don’t think Vlad will have much of a problem. Keep in mind this is the same Vlad who thinks nothing about sending raunchy band members to Siberia and not giving them the vegetarian diets they want.

    • The Verdict of History

      Well…

      If a similarly explosive incident were to occur in London, the English Defense League would promptly reciprocate with a New Years gift of their own; they’d retaliate against these Peacemakers.

      It would appear that the Russian public is too numb to initiate a counter-force of their own.

      Sadly, only when Putingrad (Moscow) is awash with the blood of Orthodox Christians will Russia’s neo-Stalinist government utterly crackdown against the Religion of Peace.

      • jackryanvb

        You think England is tougher on Islamic terrorists, Islamic rapists than Putin’s Russia?

        Wow, we sure have some loons commenting on Amren today.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Seems to me that the Brits are FOR immigration. Also seem that they want to dilute the races. They get offended and report my comments on Daily Mail when I post the truth about Muslims and Blacks.

        • The Verdict of History

          I’m not really referring to policy programs designed to curb mass immigration.

          I’m more interested in the grass roots reaction to the clowns who perpetrate violence.

          Volgograd isn’t equipped with that. Occupied London is.

          I see the English Defense League out en force every-time the Mos-lems do something horrific (like earlier this year against the British soldier).

  • Romulus

    Im anticipating the games with undisguised glee. I can’t wait to see what Russia does to the rainbow flag bearers. I hope they lock them all up. Siberia is mighty cold this time of year!

    • Max Krakah

      suddenly I am interested in the Olympics again, for the first time in DECADES

      • jane johnson

        Being an “ice person” and all, I’ve always loved the Winter Games. With very few exceptions (Jamaican bobsledders), they are a celebration of all things White, and are a joy to watch. I hope that the “gay delegation” is ignored to the point that they are virtually invisible in Sochi.

        • Max Krakah

          is there really going to be a “gay delegation”?

          • jane johnson

            Absolutely true! Thanks to Obama’s pizzing contest with Putin, which he will lose, btw, the rainbow bunch is going to represent the US at the Games. You can find the story at ESPN-dot-com, or PBS-dot-org. Just click the Olympics tab.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Sweet Jesus, am I glad I am not going to be there, the gays would make me embarrassed to be an American in my grandmother’s land.

          • Gays aren’t necessarily bad people. My mother’s neighbor has a gay son, and he’s an OK guy. I think gays are weird and messed-up, but that’s about it for me. When someone wants to do their thing without bothering me, I don’t mind. One of my friends from childhood is a thesbian lesbian. I only hold the former against her.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Yes but they aren’t the kind I have had to deal with, and they DO bother me and others.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Wouldn’t they be arrested for their perversion?

          I ‘heard’ that obama is purposely sending homosexuals to compete in Russia.

          • jane johnson

            Not just to compete, but to represent the US in non-competitve roles, as well. Ex-jockette Billie Jean King is one example, and there are others who will be making the trip for no other reason than to show contempt for the leader of the host country. If Obama had any stones, he’d load up this freakshow on Air Force 1, and accompany them. But, no, the passive/aggressive little coward wouldn’t dare.
            Check the post below for sites where you can read the story.

      • jackryanvb

        Winter Olympics are always good. Very a white.

    • jane johnson

      In Russia, a strongman named Vlad
      Condemned all perversion as bad
      Obama said “Yikes!”
      And sent in the dykes
      To prove his allegiance to GLAAD

  • D.B. Cooper

    Come on Vlad! Quit thinking about your trophy girlfriend. You have a country to protect! Show us Amerikan infidels how YOU handle diversity!

  • bigone4u

    The Russian people have a majestic destiny that Putin understands. Suicide bombers create horrible individual tragedies, but will not derail a strong people with a strong leader. If the West triumphs over Satanic Islam, it will be because of Putin, not inept amateurs like Obama.

    • Is this some destiny other than poverty, corruption and autocratic governments, or is there a different Russia you are discussing?

      • bigone4u

        Don’t believe everything the YKW media tells you about Russia and about Putin. Did you see Pat Buchanan’s essay on him last week?

        • IstvanIN

          There is something about Putin that doesn’t sit well with me. Unlike Gorbachev, who I really thought meant well and lost, Putin just doesn’t seem right.

          • jackryanvb

            Let me guess – you’re an 1980s Reagan Conservative still obsessed with fighting THE RUSSIANS.

            Come down in to my ‘hood, you will soon be praying for the Russians or any other tough White people to come save you.

        • Romulus

          The occidental observer also had an interesting article on Putin, yet I agree wholeheartedly with his treatment for liberal western deviants.

          • I’m neutral on deviants (homosexuals). I’m not in favor of gay marriage, but since I am also not a hypocrite, I am in favor of consistent application of the law; part of this is the Constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law.

          • Pro_Whitey

            I have to disagree with the pat phrase “equal protection under the law”. Real legal scholars have no idea what that means in application. I prefer to state an ideal that the law should be a standardized process that makes distinctions that are agreed to be proper. For example, a law that causes different results for blue-eyed people from brown-eyed people just because of eye color, that might not be considered proper. However, distinguishing vile, disease-ridden, infertile sodomy from normal, optimal procreation? I think that kind of distinction is plenty proper.

          • I do not agree with the “disparate results” nonsense. Either the law is the same for everyone, or I can do anything I like. Those are the world’s choices.

          • jackryanvb

            Amren is a pro White, racial realist place, not another hangout for race denying Libertarian, Constitutionalist talkers.

            Please go spread your idiotic cult in Zimbabwe.

          • What law would you suggest should replace our Constitution? One “strongman” has already ruined Rhodesia and turned it into Zimbabwe. At least they had the decency to rename it before they completely ruined it.

            I might be tragically mistaken, but I believe the US Constitution and the first 10 Amendments are the best laws for civilized people.

    • RisingReich

      Obama IS Islam. Just saying.

      • bigone4u

        I think Obama’s a tool of Israel in practice, while mouthing some support for Islam. But these matters cannot be determined with certainty because he’s not going to tell us the truth.

    • jackryanvb

      ” If the West triumphs over Satanic Islam, it will be because of Putin, not inept amateurs like Obama.”

      Jr replies it wasn’t those gosh darn Liberal Obama Democrats that wasted the 1980s fighting our kinsmen the Russians arming afghan Muslim Jihadist terrorists.

      It was idiot Ronald Reagan Conservatives.

  • Katherine McChesney

    I watched CBS news tonight at a friends house. They actually chalked this up to Islamic extremism. I was shocked.

  • RisingReich

    As much as we think the future clashes here domestically will be racial – future conflicts in Europe and Asia will be Islam vs. well, everyone else.

    • Max Krakah

      China has a nice big juicy dam, the three gorges dam. How foolish they were to build that! Taking out the WTC did not take down America, taking out that Dam would certainly devastate China. Moslems like the “easy” shot, that is their big wet dream. They want to turn the tables and be David versus somebody else’s Goliath for a change!

  • Sick of it

    Here’s a thought – Kick out the muslims. Let them stone each other to death in Pakistan…

    • Max Krakah

      here’s a thought, get the muslims and the Chinese to fight each other.

      • LolKatzen

        The Chinese have their own Muslims, the Uighurs. They keep them on a VERY tight leash.

        • IstvanIN

          and with good reason.

          • D.B. Cooper

            Groan. Even some Amren readers need a quick lesson about who the most dangerous enemy is.
            Kicking certain people out doesn’t do a bit of good unless you do something about WHO let them in to begin with.
            Let me guess. You are the person who mops up the floor every day because you have a leaky faucet. I’m the guy who would rather fix the leaking faucet

          • IstvanIN

            I don’t understand exactly why you are insulting me but let me be clear: I believe the Chinese government is wise to keep a lid on their Muslim population. Muslims could cause the Chinese government much grief.

            As for who the enemy is, are you inferring that China is ruled over by Eskimos like we are? I know who has engineered the downfall of the West. That is clear to all. If, however, you know something about China and the Eskimos that I don’t, please explain, rather than just insult.

          • Teddy Kennedy – architect of the immigration reform act – was an Irish Catholic and not Jewish. I hope this helps.

          • Whitetrashgang

            A pawn of the jews like ALL American politicans.

          • What happens if he was just evil? He killed a young woman.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Wish they’d ‘off’ themselves in Palestine.

  • Spartacus

    ….

    • The Verdict of History

      My God!

      • Spartacus

        And the sad part is – the one on the right probably looked just as bad before the acid…

      • Katherine McChesney

        WHY was this photo removed. It was a truthful representation of Islamic extremism. Do we have a Muslim moderator?

        • The Verdict of History

          Precisely, it was a depiction of the end-game for the Islamic project.

        • Sloppo

          Interesting question. Usually truth is allowed in this forum.

  • jackryanvb

    The Russians lost 40 million people in World War and under Communism.

    Some Muslim suicide bombers aren’t going to break our kinsmen the Russians.

    M’thinks FEMEN should invade Unitarian churches in Obama’s University Chicago neighborhood, instead of Putin’s Russia.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    I would like nothing better but to see Slavs build a new society on the bones of their Islamic and other non-Slavic enemies slain and ground up under the tracks of Russian tanks. That is what these barbaric people are good for, bullet stoppers and grease for tank tracks.

    • KissThe Pussy

      Thanks for this epic desktop background

    • Strider73

      Interesting graphic. Perhaps the phrase “Russian Bear” originated from such actions.

    • LACounty

      Awesome. My new background. Thankyou.

  • Nathanwartooth

    Kick them out Putin! What are you waiting for?

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    I am looking forward to seeing a white country put on an opening ceremony that shows pride for once.

  • jackryanvb

    How about firm but fair policies to both groups?

  • M.

    It’s historical.
    Historically, Muslims have managed to convert every nation they invaded, except the white Europeans. The rejection by the white man was harsh.
    Latin Americans and East Asians never rejected them because they never had to deal with them. Except Malaysia and Indonesia.

    • The Balinese are Buddhists.

      For my own part, if Islam was the only true route to salvation, I would still rather go to Hell.

      • M.

        “The Balinese are Buddhists.”

        Yes, but they’re a minority in Indonesia.

    • ixObserver

      India hasn’t submitted either. Islam only had partial success in India. It has been a live battleground since 712 AD. We are in no mood to relent. And we deal with them everyday!

  • Katherine McChesney

    Putin has already commented on Islam. He said that people who want Sharia Law should move to countries which HAVE Sharia Law. He does not want Muslims in his country changing the demographics.

  • KissThe Pussy

    Come on Putin….. show the spineless cowardly appeasing west how to handle the barbaric savage muslims. Crush them without mercy

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Agreed, I cannot imagine how anyone can do something like this to any woman or girl, without outright evil emanating from every pore.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Absolutely there will be a fight to the death between Muslims and everyone else. Personally, I believe the menace of Islam will be purged from the Earth by the use of high yield nuclear weapons against them, they will be evaporated or turned into radioactive dust.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    I hope he has the stones to drop some of Russia’s most deadly non-nuclear bombs on Mecca if they keep up the attacks against Russia.

  • jackryanvb

    Here’s a video of revived Cossacks, these will be the ones burning Caucus Mountain Muslims, I like the Cossack special whips to be used again FEMEN and other assorted liberal Marxist scum foolish enough to cause trouble in our Russian motherland.

    Russia and Ukraine went Bolshevik Communist once, it ain’t happening again.

    • For “special whips”, nothing beats a South African sjambok. We have an old one I bought at an estate sale in Australia, along with a very nice artillery slide rule and a 1918 Barr & Stroud optical rangefinder. The sjambok is rhinoceros hide, about four feet long, and these were for beating the you-know-what completely out of the you-know-whos.

  • Sick of it

    Attacks on gentile liberals do not evoke sympathy.

  • ixObserver

    Yes but that’s besides the point & since you brought it up, Godse belonged to a group called Brahmins!