Terrorists & Chechen Connections

Steven LeBlanc

The Fox video speculates that the older brother may have been trained overseas in terrorist skills.

Many in the world seek the terrorists’ limelight with an attack on a very public, highly visual setting whether that location is the World Trade towers, or a famous event such as the Boston Marathon.

Terrorists seek to magnify terror by gaining as much media attention as possible. This attention thrills the terrorist community and draws more evil people to the terrorist role.

Practitioners of terrorism are greatly frustrated when they lose their ability to panic people or influence a government. If people live their lives in constant fear, if media obsesses about terrorists then the terrorists maintain their energy. The key is to practice awareness in our public lives without giving into fear and panic—something the terrorists seek to magnify.

The identities of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing — Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26; according to News sources, the two men are from Chechnya. The North Caucasus region of Russia faces constant instability, with violence occurring on a regular basis in places like Chechnya and Dagestan. Chechnya is a mountainous and mainly Muslim republic in southern Russia that has been the scene of revolts and brutal crackdowns by Moscow’s forces for the past 200 years.

The overarching concern is that the jihadist threat may now shift to “agents” who live in Europe and America rather than trained overseas operatives sent to American and European cities. Terrorist attacks are bound to increase but may be smaller in their impact in terms of lives lost as compared with the 9/11 event. We do not know if the Chechen brothers have terrorist training, we will learn of that in the days ahead.

Terrorists are motivated by hate and anger. Satan is an angry spirit who seeks to kill—a murderer from the beginning [John 8:44]. Tragically, there will be more acts of terror in this nation and in Europe.

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