Shymkent A Haven for Terrorists?

by Laurence on 9/5/2004 · 2 comments

The Kazakh government is trying to prevent the establishment of bases, according to Bagila Bukharabaeva’s account in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The AP reporter travelled across the border in search of terrorists. She details the mysterious death of an Uzbek detective, found shot in a Shymkent sauna. Bukharabaeva’s verdict: terrorists are in Kazakhstan, keeping a low profile, and will be difficult to stop. She also got an amazing admission, a real scoop:

A former member of a regional extremist group told The Associated Press that the attackers had used Kazakhstan both for training and as a transit point to send men for training to Pakistan. Such groups don’t carry out attacks and don’t show themselves in countries which they use as a hide-out or for training,” said the former member, speaking on condition of anonymity.

According to a quote from Martha Brill Olcott, unless the economy improves in Uzbekistan, more terrorists will flock to Kazakhstan, which could spell trouble for Nazarbaev.

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Brian September 6, 2004 at 7:51 am

Who financed the attacks? The individual terrorist activities are not the actual groups or cells. The main issue here seems to be the financing, not the group or where they came from.

The admission is pretty cool, but old news to the mob or persons who brake the law.

Brian September 6, 2004 at 10:13 pm

I found this surfing and could not pass on the pacification of Afghanistan, Mercy Corps, and how Morocco works its way with terrorists. The AID strategy here is interesting, but people tend to figure out these plans when they compare countries and how they are used to affect others, including terrorists. If you recall, we destroyed this Goddess.

Anyway probably a good book on what Afghanistan had before pacification and why others may end up in the same boat later……..

4. The Goddess of Democracy: A Sacred Archetype to Heal the World [new window] [frame] [preview]
… Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Moats, once a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan, tells the story in the September 23, 2001 issue of the Montpelier Times Argus of a discussion he had with an …
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