I got some heat here and there for observing that the Uzbekistan riots of awhile back had a jihadist element: didn’t I know Karimov was a bloody dictator? Sure — but that doesn’t mean that anyone who opposes him is therefore pure as the driven snow. Here is an interesting report from Axisglobe, with thanks to MA:
After the series of terrorist bombings in London, Reuven Din-El expressed the opinion that behind this crime and the May unrest in the Ferghana Valley stand the same forces. Din-El previously was the first official representative of Mossad, the Israeli foreign intelligence service in Russia. In parallel, he was engaged in establishing connections with the security services of the other CIS countries, particularly those of Central Asia. Din-El is well acquainted with the activity of extremist groups in the former Soviet republics. He also can tell much about their connections to the radical organizations in the Middle East, Western Europe, and South Asia.
Last month Din-El published several articles in the Israeli press concerning the recent riots in Uzbekistan. Now he claims that those events are connected to the terrorist attacks in London. In order to reveal what is the essence of this connection, AIA staff author Sami Rozen spoke with Mr. Din-El. Following is Reuven Din-El’s statement. In spite of the fact that his opinion does not agree with editor’s position, it will certainly be of interest to all those who have an interest in Central Asia.
The Mechanism of Terror
The recent acts of terrorism in London testify once again that terrorist groups are conducting war against secular governments, irrespective of their geographical location and political stance. This is confirmed by the events of the last several years. During this period, such countries as the USA, Israel, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Morocco, Spain, Great Britain, Russia, became targets of the terrorists. These countries are located in different parts of the world, and are leading different courses in their internal affairs, as well as on the international scene.
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