June 25, 2010

US Designates Caucasus Emirate Leader Doku Umarov a Global Terrorist

Hmmm, I wonder if this had anything to do with Obi One & Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's recent love fest. Don't get me wrong, this is a good thing and about time this happened.

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Dokku Umarov, the leader of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate, al Qaeda's affiliate in the Caucasus, was thought to have been killed last fall but has since reemerged. You can read a translation of his latest statement here, or watch his video here.

Two days ago, the US State Department designated Doku Umarov, the top leader of the al Qaeda-linked Caucasus Emirate, as a global terrorist under under Presidential Executive Order 13224.

The designation allows the US to freeze Umarov's assets, prevents him from using financial institutions, and prosecute him for terrorist activities.[Read more..]

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Russia upset US doesn't list Doku Umarov as terrorist

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