Transcript for Bombing Suspects' Possible Foreign Connections
Let's talk a little bit more about the possibility that these men may have been from Chechnya that is an area known to be hot -- A terrorist and the question always is how closely allied ER the Chechnya and terrorists with -- al-Qaeda right because they've been long fighting in Russia that's been their battle. But the issue has been the fact that very often they have been bringing in. And from the Arab peninsula and other places other fighters. Sides to carry us we Sally was reportedly at one point a recruiter for al-Qaeda. In Chechnya. I Chechen fighters were long believed to have been fighting alongside the Taliban and al-Qaeda against US forces in 2001. So there's no question there are connections the question of course for law enforcement it's going to be. Are their specific connections in this in this case because all on talk about his general connections yet be very careful in talking about are there specific connection with what has this is one of the -- -- is united the United States and Russia in the war on terrorism because the Chechen separatists had gone after the Russian leadership so many times right Gooden has been saying for years that this is a real terrorist problem. For the Russians and has been too demanding international condemnation more. Because this -- been an ongoing battle where the Chechnya in militants have engaged in. It clearly terrorist attacks were children in many cases have been killed.
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