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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
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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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