Skip to comments.RUSSIA: Europeans Blame Russia for School Massacre
Posted on 09/04/2004 1:36:28 PM PDT by Destro
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Somehow it always comes back to that.
Oh gee, war sucks, eh?
Yep. And if it's our kids or
theirs, then I choose theirs . . .
Rome burned Jerusalem, and Rome was burned down as a result.
England kicked out the Jews and reaped the Black Death.
Nixon - helping the Jews isn't a ticket out of jail for crooks.
England kicked out the Jews and reaped the Black Death - so did India and China.
Garbage primitive theology.
It probably really upsets you to see Israel back in existance, after 2000 years, fulfilling many primitive prophecies.
I am a supporter of Israel. I just find your theologic views primitive and unworthy of a modern person.
Actually, the Turkish mafia in Germany has been overwhelmed in recent years, by several different Russian groups and the Chechen group. Even the German police are left at a loss to explain how this occurred and how to stop it.
As for the EU position. It is absolute knowledge as to what the Russian did when they rolled into the Chechen homeland 6-7 years ago. The Russians met heavy resistence and fed literally thousands of dead troops into the episode. They destroyed the capital of the region...and killed thousands upons thousands of residents (didn't matter if they were holding weapons or not). If the region was loaded with oil...I'd understand...but it wasn't. And so what does Russia get today by full control over the Chechen homeland...nothing really. Most folks who lived there and were neutral...have simply left. Its a wasteland. No business can exist. Except for kidnapping and drug sales...they can't make any major income in the region. Growing crops is about the only way to ensure your yearly survival. The EU is correct that the Russians haven't thought out the long term implications of the situation. And if anyone thinks this school assault will be the last...guess again. I would be willing to wager that sometime before Xmas...another school will be hit. You simply can't protect everyone...all the time. Its rare that the EU is right...but on this case....they have a point. What exactly does Russia have in store for the Chechen homeland? Find one single positive policy over the issue.
From the Russian point of view, the trans-Caucasus region is of prime importance due to the perceived necessity of moving petroleum from the Caspian through a pipeline which has not yet been constructed. Oil cannot be shipped out through the Straights of the Bosporous, due to Turkey's insistence. Therefore, although the region is not oil-rich, it remains strategically important for Moscow.
The Chechens have demonstrated a tremendous resistance to the Kremlin's pipeline plans, and with the criminal culture within Chechnia carried abroad in their expatriates, it seems that the positive policy for Putin is to spend Chechnya, to waste it, for the greater good of the Russian state. While Yeltsin has warned Putin against this policy direction, the wind is blowing, and carrying everyone.