Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Prince Bandar warned Putin “The Chechen groups are controlled by us” Aftermath Of Volgograd Bombings

Russian Health Ministry: 41 people were injured in the Volgograd trolley bus explosion on Monday.

"There is information that 41 people were hurt by the explosion, of which 27 have been hospitalized, the ministry press service told Interfax. The terrorist attack killed 14 people, of which 11 died at the scene and three died on their way to the hospital, the Health Ministry said. Two teenagers seriously wounded by blast, child in coma, death toll may rise.

Twin blasts targeting a train station and a trolley bus in the city of Volgograd which killed at least 31 people follow a threat by Saudi Arabia to attack Russia using Chechen terrorists if Moscow did not withdraw its support for President Assad in Syria.


While the media has concentrated on the threat such groups pose to February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, no scrutiny has been given to a warning issued by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan back in August when he told Vladimir Putin that Saudi Arabia would activate the Chechen terrorist groups it controls to target Russia if Moscow refused to abandon its support for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
As we reported at the time, the threat was made during a closed-door meeting between Prince Bandar and Putin at the beginning of August.
According to a transcript of the comments made during the meeting by Middle Eastern news agency Al Monitor, Bandar made a series of promises and threats to Putin in return for Moscow withdrawing its support for Assad in Syria.
“I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year,” Bandar allegedly stated, adding, “The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us.”
Bandar made it clear that his position was supported by the US government.

Volgograd trolley suicide bomber russia The baby boy, injured in the trolleybus explosion in Volgograd, is in coma and his condition is considered to be extremely serious, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on air of the Rossiya 24 (Russia 24) TV channel. The death toll may rise due to critical condition of the injured, she added.
"Three children are among those injured. An infant aged five to seven months is in coma with multiple skull injuries," Skvortsova said. "It is unknown who he is, it is possible that his parents died," she said.
"The condition of two other children is close to relatively satisfactory, they have minor concussions. It can be said here that everything will be ok," Skvortsova said.

The condition of most patients is "relatively satisfactory to moderately severe," Skvortsova said.
Meanwhile, two persons are in extremely serious condition, the minister said. People with minor injuries have blast injuries, barotraumas with eardrum ruptures, concussions, reactive psychosis, cuts and fractures, the minister said. Those injured more seriously have internal organs ruptures, penetrating wounds and open skull fractures, she said.

"As of today, it is not necessary to bring those injured in the trolleybus blast in Volgograd to Moscow hospitals," Skvortsova said. Patients in serious condition can not be moved and the others have favorable prognosis, she said. Volgograd has enough donated blood for the injured, the minister said. "No issues with providing medical care exist in the city," she said.