Friday, July 1, 2016

EU granted suspected Istanbul attacker refugee status

RTA Chechen national suspected of being the mastermind behind the deadly Istanbul airport terrorist attack, earlier received refugee status in Austria, which helped him to repeatedly avoid extradition to Russia on terror charges.

The fatal attack on the Istanbul airport that took lives of 44 people and left more than 230 injured was allegedly organized by Ahmed Chataev, a Russian citizen of Chechen origin, who joined Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) in 2015 and now fights in Syria, Turkish media report, citing police sources.

Chataev was assigned a leading role in training extremists that would then commit terrorist attacks in both Russia and Western Europe, the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee Andrey Przhezdomsky said, adding that, in Syria, Chataev also commands a unit consisting “primarily of immigrants from the North Caucasus,” Russia's Kommersant newspaper reported earlier this year.

Chataev turned out to be long wanted by the Russian authorities for terrorism-related offenses but he fled to Europe, where he was granted asylum, and successfully managed to escape extradition to Russia.

Chataev joined Islamist secessionist militants that fought against Russia in the Second Chechen War between 1999 and 2000, where he lost an arm. Later, he was considered to be a representative of Dokka Umarov, once a “terrorist №1” in Russia, in the Western Europe.


ndspinelli said...

Have you noticed, that liberal boilerplate slam on Brexit people[stupid, racist, etc.] is not working.

chickelit said...

Have you noticed, that liberal boilerplate slam on Brexit people[stupid, racist, etc.] is not working.

When it reigns it Amanpours.

edutcher said...


Have you noticed nobody listens to the Russkies and they live to regret it?

Trooper York said...

The Russians have the right idea on how to treat terrorists. They kill them and their family. That was what Trump was getting at in the debate. It is what we should do. Just not talk about it. Do it. They will get the picture soon enough.

Methadras said...

I hope that when Trump is president he gets his join chiefs together in war room, sits them all down, looks each one of them in the eye and says this, "Gentlemen, thank you for being here. I have two things I want you to do in the fight against ISIS, AQ, and any other terrorist organization and their stooges, I want you to remove the Rules of Engagement. You have free reign to kill them as you see fit. The second is, when you find them, grind them all into hamburger and feed them back to their families medium rare. That is all and I want to see results post haste. Have a nice weekend."

That's one of the things I would do on my first day.

Trooper York said...

I would give them the same rules of engagement that we had in Hiroshima, Dresden and Wounded Knee.