Russian claims about al Qaeda – can we trust them?

Presumptive al-Qaeda leader Abu al-Masri


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brad johnson here for americans for
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intelligence reform it is march 2nd
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2021. uh there’s interesting reporting
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coming out of actually russian
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intelligence this is out of
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a russian news reporting it isn’t
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something that’s been picked up here in
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the united states
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but according to russian intelligence
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and if everyone recalls there was a
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conflict in nagorno-karabakh
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there was a region that exists between
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uh azerbaijan
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and armenia as of by jean being a
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surrogate
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of turkey and armenia being a surrogate
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of russia
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that conflict is has ended with
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azerbaijan winning over
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a pretty overwhelming number of forces
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they had a much
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larger country arm and military and
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army and those sorts of things and they
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also brought in there was a lot of
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reporting about
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uh jihadi militants coming in
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sent there by turkey coming out of syria
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where they had experienced
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fighting and were veterans to come in
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and harden the forces for the assault
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against the armenians
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there are a lot of reports of our
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atrocities having taken place and
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captains having their heads cut off and
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all of that when the jihadis got them
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so armenian military i’m talking about
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which you know in that region i
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would expect that to be fully true um
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what’s happening now is and according to
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the russian reporting like i said
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is they they are now bringing in al
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qaeda
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al qaeda is not dead and gone they are
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starting to build back
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up again and uh these guys are moving
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into at these azerbaijani regions
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that they fought for and took but now
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the leadership
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apparently is coming in behind those
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guys that that were the troops there
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now what’s interesting out of all of
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this and what russia is warning about
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and russia is a rather untrustworthy
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partner but a partner in
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counterterrorism they face many of the
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problems
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that we do in the west and for many of
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the same reasons
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and so you know sometimes they have good
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stuff sometimes they don’t but one of
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the things that they’re pointing out
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here
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is interesting is that it looks like
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these regions
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which are you know really out of the way
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it’s not a bad place to do it if if if
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that’s what indeed is
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al qaeda is up to right now to have that
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as a training center
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recruitment uh and uh headquarters of
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some sort for planning and operations
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and so on
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that that would be a pretty good area to
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do it they could travel
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out of that region of this now
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reconquered by azerbaijan
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nagorno-karabaw
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area and um and and be able to go on to
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other places so it’s one of the things
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that they’re warning about
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is that this is now going to be a center
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of operations
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for al qaeda very interesting dangerous
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operation
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it makes a lot of sense in the scheme of
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things and quite frankly
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this looks probably true to me so it’s a
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thing to keep an
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up keep an eye on it’s it’s a dangerous
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aspect of what we see
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happening in a very probable resurgence
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of al qaeda
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Echoing a video from yesterday, Brad Johnson talks about Russian intelligence reporting al-Qaeda has set up headquarters in Nagorno-Karabakh. Turkey recently battled and won much of this area of Armenia. He did so paying mercenary Syrian troops. A perfect place to hide, it makes sense that Turkey – al-Qaeda friendly – would allow them to set up house in this remote, mountainous area. What do you think?

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