Posted by Curt on 29 July, 2006 at 7:15 pm. Be the first to comment!


You have to see this to believe it:

KUWAIT CITY (Agencies): Two Kuwaiti organizations are on a list of 17 terrorist groups published by Russia on Friday.

This list, carried by "Rossiikaya gazeta " and signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, includes Kuwait's Social Reform Society and the Society for Revival of Islamic Heritage. According to an announcement made by Russia these organizations are banned in Russia and acknowledged as terrorist organizations in the Russian Federation.

But this list did not include the Palestinian militant movement Hamas or Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrilla group, both of which are regarded as terrorists in Washington. Groups on the terrorist list, published in the official daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta, included al-Qaeda and the Taleban as well as the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a rebel group fighting for Kashmir's independence from India, and Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood.

The Russian Federal Security Service's top official in charge of fighting international terrorism, Yuri Sapunov, said that Hamas and Hezbollah were not a major threat to Russia and were not regarded as terrorist groups worldwide.

Granted, this list is composed of those groups that are a major threat to Russia, but for their intelligence officers to say that Hezbollah and Hamas are not considered terrorist groups worldwide is just plain ignorant.  

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