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2009-03-12 Afghanistan
Russia has 'Chechnya' ploy for Afghanistan
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Posted by tipper 2009-03-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6471 views ]  Top

#1 Russia ... has another plan, which is drawn from the template adopted successfully in Chechnya.

This involves establishing a sphere of influence in northern Afghanistan, where the major ethnic groups are Uzbeks and Tajiks, unlike the Pashtuns that dominate other parts of the country and which support the Taliban.

Makes more sense than the current USA/Nato strategy.
Posted by phil_b 2009-03-12 02:05||   2009-03-12 02:05|| Front Page Top

#2 I don't really see the similarity between the two countries, Chechnya is something like 95% ethnic Chechen, so the ethnic factor of Pashtuns vs Tajiks vs others isn't paralleled.
Posted by Cherelet and Tenille1095 2009-03-12 04:41||   2009-03-12 04:41|| Front Page Top

#3 In Chechnya replace ethnic by clan.
Posted by phil_b 2009-03-12 21:07||   2009-03-12 21:07|| Front Page Top

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