In an online video posted in July, the Chechen leader of insurgents who want to carve an Islamic state out of mainly Muslim provinces south of Volgograd, urged militants to use “maximum force” to prevent the Games from going ahead.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach condemned the “despicable attack on innocent people” and said he had written to Putin to express condolences and confidence that Russia would deliver “safe and secure games in Sochi”.
The U.S. government is concerned Islamist militants may be preparing attacks aimed at disrupting the Olympics and has offered closer cooperation with Russia on security.
Or, you know, we could just kill them all. Putin would be more likely to lean in that direction that #PresidentWeakHorse. But it would probably be more effective to take out the rogue regimes in Saudi Arabia and Iran who are financing, training, arming, and usiing the Muslim terror gangs in Chechnya and Dagestan.