NEWS FROM RUSSIA
Notorious Russian terrorist could target Westerners at ‘satanic’ Olympic games
The National Post reports: “A notorious Russian terrorist may try to stage attacks during the Sochi Winter Olympics that begin in Russia in less than two months, de-classified Canadian intelligence documents are warning.
A confidential intelligence report obtained by the National Post says Doku Umarov is a ‘fervent Islamist’ who subscribes to al-Qaeda doctrine that legitimizes the killing of Western civilians.
The Chechen warlord leads Imirat Kavkaz (IK), an armed Islamist group fighting to impose Islamic rule in Russia’s North Caucuses, the mountainous region that borders Sochi.
Umarov has called for attacks on what he calls the ‘satanic games,’ says a second report. Both Threat Assessments were circulated within government earlier this year by the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre…” (My heart is burdened for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Boston marathon bomber got his training within 100 miles of Sochi.
Terrorists flood the area and Islamic terrorists hate homosexuals. President Obama, you are exasperating the situation by sending gay delegates from the USA to represent you in your absence. I pray that there will be no attacks against scores of these Olympians, but I fear.)
Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media
Reuters reports: “President Vladimir Putin tightened his control over Russia’s media on Monday [12/9/13] by dissolving the main state news agency and replacing it with an organization that is to promote Moscow’s image abroad.
The move to abolish RIA Novosti and create a news agency to be known as Rossiya Segodnya is the second in two weeks strengthening Putin’s hold on the media as he tries to reassert his authority after protests against his rule.
Most Russian media outlets are already loyal to Putin, and opponents get little air time, but the shake-up underlined their importance to Putin keeping power and the Kremlin’s concern about the president’s ratings and image.
The head of the new agency, to be built from the ashes of RIA Novosti, is a conservative news anchor, Dmitry Kiselyov, who once caused outrage by saying the organs of homosexuals should not be used in transplants.
‘The main focus of … Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today) is to highlight abroad the state policy and public life of the Russian Federation,’ said a decree signed by Putin.
Sergei Ivanov, the head of the presidential administration, told reporters that the changes were intended to save money and improve the state media…” (The Russian bear is awakening. Soon Ezekiel 38 & 39 will wreak global devastation upon the world. In last month’s issue of my Intelligence Briefing I spelled out the nations that may soon wreak havoc globally. Please reread the opening report of this briefing.)