Appearing on YouTube, separatist leader Doku Umarov (above, center) has declared war on Russia, the city of Moscow, and Vladimir Putin. So much for a “pacified” Caucasus. Here’s one “bandit” still very much alive and kicking on his “toilet.” In fact, he’s spitting in Putin’s eye. (Anyone thinking this chap is bluffing best think again.)
After the jump, the full English text of his remarks, provided by an LR reader (corrections appreciated).
NOTE: We cannot but express our outrage at YouTube for daring to remove this vital historical document from its virtual pages, apparently in response to Kremlin-sponsored pressure. The above is at least the second posting of the video and we cannot say how long it will last. To censor this material is an offense against basic principels of democracy and YouTube should be ashamed.
DOKU UMAROV: I seek refuge in God, the Almighty Creator of our world, from the cursed Satan, and I declare that I believe in Him and that Mohamed is his prophet! I am Amir Abu Usman, Dokka Umarov, Amir of the Caucasian Mujahideen and the Caucasus Emirate. Today I am here in the mountains of Southern Chechnya where I am visiting a base of the Martyr and Sabotage Batallion “Riyadus Salihin.” I am here with [to my left] Amir Khamzat, the Amir of “Riyadus Salihin” and, to my right, this is the Ingush Mujahid Seyfullah, who will carry out a special operation in the Russian vampire empire soon! Seyfullah’s martyr operation (at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport some days ago) was a wake-up-call for you, the population of Russia. If you are going to ignore this wake-up, call then more attacks will follow, month by month, God willing, even week by week. 2011 has just started and I promise you that this year will be a year of blood and tears for you Russians. We will bomb and burn you in your cities, war will come to your homes, and do not blame us for these results. Blame Putin and his pack of dogs, who started the war in the Caucasus. They continue to carry out incredible crimes in the Caucasus and every martyr operation inside Russia is a retaliation attack for your own crimes, which are much bloodier than our own attacks. Here in “Riyadus Salihin” I have seen 50-60 martyrs, who are ready to depart to Russia soon to carry out their missions. And these missions will continue, until you have made Putin to leave the Caucasus. I promise you, the Russian people, that our attacks in your cities will cease in the same moment when the last armed Russian occupant has left the Caucasus. This will be the moment of our and your relief from this horror. I repeat: Do not blame me and my Mujahideen for your coming tears. It was your own bloody vampire Putin and his satanist army, who has created this whole misery. Blame them. Wake up, before it is too late. Here I end my appeal to you, the people of Russian. But Amir Khamzat has a few words for you.”