A website affiliated with Chechen rebels has released a video in which insurgent leader Doku Umarov claims responsibility for last month's deadly suicide bombing at Russia's largest airport and threatens more bloodshed if Russia does not leave the region. . . .http://www.chinapost.com.tw/international/europe/2011/02/09/290438/Chechen-rebel.htm
“You see this special operation carried out by my order ... more special operations will be carried out in the future,” Umarov says in the video, wearing a camouflage uniform and a skullcap. . . .
Over the weekend, the website released another video in which Umarov also threatened more attacks, saying 2011 would be “the year of blood and tears.”
Chechen rebels have fought two full-scale wars against Russian forces since 1994. Major offensives in the second war died down about a decade ago, but the insurgency has continued with small clashes in Chechnya and in neighboring Caucasus republics.
The rebels have claimed responsibility for an array of terrorist attacks, including last year's double suicide bombing of the Moscow subway system that killed 40 people.
Umarov, who seeks to create a Caucasus emirate independent from Russia and governed by Sharia law, said in the earlier video that he could call on 50 to 60 suicide bombers if necessary.
Of course, American Islamophobia doesn't explain why Chechen Islamic rebels fighting for an independent Islamic state are bombing Russian airports.