“The Satanic Dances of the Sochi Olympics”
Should your family honestly be considering a visit to the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, I would rethink that for the following reasons: 1) The Russians are not our friends, why give them the economic boost? 2) Many average citizens’ homes have been illegally seized and razed to make way for new sports facilities; 3) Illegal immigrants working on the facilities have often not been paid, and have not been vetted concerning their construction abilities; and 4) Russia’s top Islamist leader Doku Umarov is calling for retaliation for holding games in the area.
This is the leader of the Chechen Muslim militants, the ones behind the Moscow suicide bombings of the past decade. He is now calling the mujahideen (guerrilla fighters in Islamic countries) to rise up “against satanic dances on the bones of our ancestors”, referring to ancestors killed by tsarist troops long ago and buried along the Black Sea.
Stay away from crowds. Don’t conspicuously appear to be a foreigner.
Our children come from Black Sea regions. Depending on how close you get to the Caucasus Mountains, the potential for terrorism skyrockets. I could tell you stories from our own journeys, and how the U.S. State Department issues “travel advisories” for areas in the same, general region.
The Caucasus Emirate coalition had announced a ceasefire, a moratorium of sorts regarding terrorist strikes, in early 2012 around the time that regular Russians were protesting in massive demonstrations against the Kremlin. But now that all has returned to “business as usual” in Russia, the Muslim militants are calling for retailiation and a return to general jihad in the area.
Not the best backdrop for the global games in Sochi.
Cheburashka, watch your back.
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