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A by now probably don't north end of the suspects are originally front sets -- course sets up a breakaway region from Russia the course has had a history.
-- violence and and some of -- are dramatic violence.
Against Moscow's subway stations.
Schools institutions you name it.
That connection alone has drawn the attention of the federal authorities.
Is it -- former CIA operative Michael -- joining us now.
Michael what are we to make -- just that association does not mean anything beyond that but it is raising some eyebrows what event.
Well did it Chechnya and the north caucuses the six republics they are very much in the state of war with Russia.
It it's in it's evolved to -- over time from a nationalist cause into an Islamist cause.
Al-Qaeda has been active they are different Islamic groups have been active there the saudis have pumped in missionaries and money for religious training so.
It is a place that is part of the international Jihad at the moment.
And it seems to me that -- it's not unreasonable to assume that.
That those people attacked us in Hartford in Islamist motivation.
And the whole movement declared war and the United States the north caucuses Islamist movement about two years ago so.
It's it's a now well known story but the facts are out there.
Indeed we're looking at or video from.
Several of the the more memorable attention rubble.
Attacks in brush including what a movie theater -- subway station.
They get the case of the movie -- didn't start there but they gathered all of their eventual victims there.
Even at a government buildings in Moscow so.
Some of the more extreme elements have have a history.
Of violence and there indiscriminate about an intensive and going after school kids I think at one time more than -- -- dozen of them so the fact of the matter is.
The extreme elements at least -- -- which we have no idea whether these Brothers are associated.
A pretty bad guys.
Yeah well any Russian war and the Russians against Russians is going to be very brutal I think.
We haven't got the -- how brutal the Russians were because the Russians don't allow the journalists to go down into the north caucuses.
But it's clearly an eye for -- I war -- And also the Chechens have been fighting in Afghanistan.
Since the 1980s but especially against us since we've been there in 2001.
So there's a large number of Chechens who are battle trained and able to.
To give instruction -- other people who.
-- that's what happened here Michael I mean the feeling seems to be -- -- when this happened at that we're focusing on these.
Two guys these two Brothers as it -- We're we're we're fairly.
Confidence -- that that it's these guys and -- by inference only these guys then I heard from another -- a number of other security experts say well.
Preventive carried out what they carried out.
-- it did they had to have some help.
On -- had to have some some mothers working with them do you buy that and because that raises the Specter help.
From sets you know or whatever.
Yeah ice I think -- looking at the operation I think two people could've carried it off put their -- to be some kind of training involved in terms of constructing the bombs.
And I think at the end of the day -- why -- -- why do you say there it would have to be.
Help if you would I guess do this via a lesson on the Internet.
Well I it seems to me that those bombs were pretty professionally made that they were they were not.
-- -- unstable and that just would suggest to me and I could be completely wrong.
That there was some expertise involved and and this one gentlemen apparently was in.
Russia for six months last year so he may have had the opportunity to gain their training or write a Michael sort of thank you very much your expertise always appreciated by the -- -- video.
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