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2005-03-10 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Local Elder of Islam to succeed Maskhadov
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Posted by Dan Darling 2005-03-10 12:13:19 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [752 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 just a figurehead puppet - probably for Basayev? Maybe that's as good for us as it is for them. The Russians can allow the Euroweenies to feel they are doing something constructive by having lunch with Anzor. And the Russians can hunt down and take out the real players without breaking any "peace talks".
Posted by 2b 2005-03-10 8:41:58 AM||   2005-03-10 8:41:58 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 And the Russians can hunt down and take out the real players without breaking any "peace talks".

What peace talks? Russia barely accepts the concept of peace talks when discussing her invasion of Moldova and Georgia, and you'll think they'll accept even the concept of such "peace talks" (whether in quotes or without them) within Russian Federation soil?

The concept of "peace talks" with the Chechens is itself offensive to the Kremlin, as it implies there are two legitimate sides which can make peace or wage war -- it also implies the Chechen people are an entity that can be given the respect of an equal. So you can be damn sure the Russians will *try* to break any "peace talks" with any Chechen that opposes Russian control of Chechnya, whether peacefully or violently -- they will try to break peace talks with even greater urgency than they'll try to take out the "real players".

As such, I'm betting that such facts as that Maskhadov presented himself as a rational voice, and ordered a truce, and condemned the murders in Beslan, and asked that Basayev be brought to trial to answer for them -- I'm betting all those things made Maskhadov even more hateful to Russia than Basayev, who actually orchestrated Beslan and similar crimes.

But it doesn't matter anymore really -- now both sides of the Chechen war are at the hands of absolutely murdererous and unscrupulous sons-of-bitches.

And btw, read the actual text instead of only the first two paragraphs -- you seem to think that Anzor was named as the next leader: what Anzor did was simply name Sadulayev instead.
Posted by Aris Katsaris  2005-03-10 12:48:13 PM|| [http://www.livejournal.com/~katsaris/]  2005-03-10 12:48:13 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 "now both sides of the Chechen war are at the hands of absolutely murdererous and unscrupulous sons-of-bitches."> Aris Katsaris

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