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Al-Qaeda link to plane blasts: Putin
Herald Sun ^ | 31st August 2004

Posted on 08/31/2004 3:28:16 AM PDT by naturalman1975

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin today linked the downing last week of two passenger airliners to Al-Qaeda.

He said this proved the presence of organised international terrorism on Russian soil. "The fact that an international terrorist organization linked to al-Qaeda took responsibility for the blowing up of two planes shows once again the link between destructive elements in Chechnya and international terrorism," Mr Putin said in Sochi, Russia.

After talks with French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Mr Putin said Russia would continue to combat separatist forces in Chechnya.

But he said Moscow was prepared "to continue dialogue with any forces interested in a political solution in Chechnya".


TOPICS: Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedarussia; globaljihad; putin; russianplanes

1 posted on 08/31/2004 3:28:16 AM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

Finally the Russians have their 9/11.


2 posted on 08/31/2004 3:30:43 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: naturalman1975

(But he said Moscow was prepared "to continue dialogue with any forces interested in a political solution in Chechnya".)

Yeah, talk with them, they will come around.


Sounds like Putin is taking a move out of Kerry's playbook.


3 posted on 08/31/2004 3:32:37 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: goldstategop

Yes . . . lets see if they still want to sell weapons to Iraq now . . .


4 posted on 08/31/2004 3:33:15 AM PDT by Chadswifey
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To: goldstategop

Nope, they have had several already.


5 posted on 08/31/2004 3:40:54 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: naturalman1975
"He said this proved the presence of organised international terrorism on Russian soil."

Standby for a Russian street-sweep. THEY still know how to do it.

6 posted on 08/31/2004 3:51:52 AM PDT by NetValue (They're not Americans, they're democrats. They hate the US Constitution.)
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To: goldstategop

Yes, even innocent Russians have died. My condolences to the Russians in a time of tragedy.


7 posted on 08/31/2004 3:53:39 AM PDT by NetValue (They're not Americans, they're democrats. They hate the US Constitution.)
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To: goldstategop

Yes, even innocent Russians have died. My condolences to the Russians in a time of tragedy.


8 posted on 08/31/2004 3:54:36 AM PDT by NetValue (They're not Americans, they're democrats. They hate the US Constitution.)
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To: NetValue

Why does this delay keep happening? It causes a double posting.


9 posted on 08/31/2004 3:55:21 AM PDT by NetValue (They're not Americans, they're democrats. They hate the US Constitution.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Putin is no John Kerry. Trust me, the only reason they would be talking is because they need to get them surrounded. Then he will kill them. Trust me, he is "old school" russian.
10 posted on 08/31/2004 3:55:28 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Good on him. I hope he takes this seriously.


11 posted on 08/31/2004 3:57:22 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar
(But he said Moscow was prepared "to continue dialogue with any forces interested in a political solution in Chechnya".)

If Russia can tie this in with al-Qaeda, do you think President Bush will change his mind about the Chechnyans?

12 posted on 08/31/2004 3:57:26 AM PDT by ET(end tyranny) (For our borders, there is no hope on the way.)
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To: ET(end tyranny)

He should.


13 posted on 08/31/2004 3:58:33 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: naturalman1975

God Bless those innocent Russians. This is a battle between good and evil(terrorists and their supporters).


14 posted on 08/31/2004 4:03:26 AM PDT by Moderate right-winger
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To: naturalman1975
.....Church bells to ring throughout all Russian cities......
16 posted on 08/31/2004 4:26:10 AM PDT by maestro
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To: naturalman1975

We need to develop a closer alliance with the Russians both on the War on Terror, and economically.


17 posted on 08/31/2004 4:44:22 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Yeah...and maybe they will start exporting their beautiful women. Did you see those gymnasts with the streamers on the Olympics. Everyone was a knock out and every one of them was Russian or affiliated. If I had that many beautful women in my country I would put up a wall to keep them in...oh yeah...that's right. They did put up a wall.


18 posted on 08/31/2004 4:51:40 AM PDT by gr8eman (Want me to show you a little trick to take your mind off that pain?)
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To: gr8eman
and maybe they will start exporting their beautiful women

Russian Brides

They already are.

19 posted on 08/31/2004 5:12:56 AM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: naturalman1975

"If you harbor terrorists, we're against you" Sounds to me like we're already at war with Chechnya. The good news is, it sounds like we've picked up another ally in our war against terror.

The bad news is that so many more people had to die.

(Hmmmm The US and the Russians won WWII, should we be allies again?)


20 posted on 08/31/2004 5:13:08 AM PDT by captain_zammo (to the breakfast bar, and beyond)
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To: ET(end tyranny)

The bigger question is "Should Putin change his mind about Iran?"


21 posted on 08/31/2004 5:19:24 AM PDT by Undertow ("I have found some kind of temporary sanity...")
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To: naturalman1975

This ought to be a lesson to the Russians - be careful whom you get into bed with. You run the risk of catching something really nasty.


22 posted on 08/31/2004 5:21:25 AM PDT by Angry Enough
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To: naturalman1975

bump


23 posted on 08/31/2004 9:26:39 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: naturalman1975

Welcome to the club.


24 posted on 08/31/2004 9:27:56 AM PDT by bonfire
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