A highly trained special forces commander from the former Soviet satellite nation of Tajikistan made a disturbing claim on a video released this month.
Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov (pictured above, right), former commander of OMON, the Tajik Interior Ministry’s special forces, vanished in April.
He has recently resurfaced on a video posted to Youtube. [Scroll Down For Video]
Khalimov claims he has defected to join the Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL). In the video he makes the following statements:
Listen, you dogs, the president [Tajikistan’s Emamoli Rahmon] and ministers, 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. God willing, I will come with this weapon to your cities, your homes, and we will kill you.
Numerous media outlets and state department released have noted providing training to the OMON unit over the last several years, including several training trips to the United States.