This floated past my radar screen earlier today and I didn't want the day to get away from me without making note of it.
Once again, I pose the question...what is it with Islam and thugs? I am telling you this Ramzan Kadyrov character is bad, bad, bad news. Connect the thugs...
Tamim said four more men, one from Kazakhstan and three citizens of the Russian Federation, are wanted for questioning in connection with the crime, and that police also have evidence indicating that a Chechen, Adam Delimkhanov, was behind it.
Delimkhanov, 39, who represents Chechnya in the Russian State Duma, is a maternal cousin of Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov and previously served as a first deputy prime minister with responsibility for police and security. A member of Delimkhanov's bodyguard is said to have given the suspected assassin the gun used to fire on Yamadayev.
Delimkhanov was similarly implicated in the execution-style killing in broad daylight in Moscow in November 2006 of another former Kadyrov ally, Movladi Baysarov, who until shortly before his death headed the Gorets (Mountaineer) battalion that was subordinate to the Federal Security Service (FSB).
Delimkhanov issued a statement on April 5 dismissing the Dubai police accusation as a "provocation" and affirming his readiness to cooperate with them in investigating the attack on Yamadayev. As a Russian parliament member, he cannot be extradited to Dubai for questioning.
So why would this guy be attacked? Hang on. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said Monday he thinks his father's killer has been killed.
Kadyrov said he believes former military commander Sulim Yamadayev, who was assassinated March 28 in the United Arab Emirates, was responsible for the death of his father, Akhmad Kadyrov, a former Chechen leader himself, RIA Novosti reported.
"I have 70 percent proof that he was involved in the killing of my father, particularly as he tried twice to kill me, and wanted to poison a lake at my (Gudermes) residence on the day of my inauguration -- I have witnesses," Kadyrov told reporters.
Kadyrov previously had accused Yamadayev of being involved in other killings and kidnappings.
Akhmad Kadyrov died in an explosion May 9, 2004, in a stadium during a World War II memorial parade. Fifteen other people died in the attack.
Yamadayev, 35, who commanded an elite battalion in Chechnya until his dismissal last August, was shot by a gunman in an underground parking lot of the Dubai apartment building where he lived.
Yamadayev's brother, Ruslan, an ex-member of the Russian parliament's lower house, was gunned down in Moscow last September.