Meet former Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov, who not long ago commanded Tajikistan’s (a tiny country in Central Asia) special-purpose police known as OMON.
OMON’s job is to combat criminals and militants.
They also just so happened to be trained by United States Special Forces; know-how funded with millions of dollars from the Pentagon’s counterterrorism and counterdrug programs.
We say “former”, however, because Khalimov disappeared in April, couldn’t be tracked down by Tajik police, and just resurfaced Wednesday — as an extremist with a bad goatee and guns and a cartridge belt and a sniper rifle on a YouTube video saying some pretty run-of-the-mill hateful things that weren’t very creative.
Curious? We thought so. Here they are, curated by the Washington Post:
“Listen, you dogs, the president and ministers,” Khalimov says in the video, “if only you knew how many boys, our brothers are here, waiting and yearning to return to reestablish sharia law there.”…
“Listen, you American pigs, I’ve been three times to America, and I saw how you train fighters to kill Muslims,” he said. “God willing, I will come with this weapon to your cities, your homes, and we will kill you.”
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) May 28, 2015
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