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Putin seeks to start anti-terror offensive(globe-trotting spetznaz)
Washington Times ^ | 07/05/06

Posted on 07/05/2006 8:11:23 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Putin seeks to start anti-terror offensive

Published July 5, 2006

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin asked parliament yesterday for the right to send soldiers and special forces anywhere in the world to fight terrorists, acting just days after having pledged to "destroy" the terrorists who killed five Russian diplomats in Iraq.

Moscow confirmed early last week that terrorists had killed four abducted diplomats, beheading two of them in an Internet video, after Russia refused their demand to leave the breakaway republic of Chechnya. A fifth diplomat was killed during the abduction June 3.

Russian security services last week offered a $10 million reward for the capture of the Islamic insurgents responsible for the killings.

According to a Kremlin statement, Mr. Putin yesterday went to the upper house of parliament, known as the Federation Council, to make his dramatic bid.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiterror; putin; retaliation; spetznaz

1 posted on 07/05/2006 8:11:26 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ignore that man behind the curtain.


2 posted on 07/05/2006 8:13:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Putin seeks to start anti-terror offensive

Almost 2 years after Beslan.

Well, I guess late is better than never.

3 posted on 07/05/2006 8:14:32 AM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Your humor is in rare form this morning : )


4 posted on 07/05/2006 8:16:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Taglines for sale or rent. Good "one liners", 50 cents.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

'swhat I do between business calls.


5 posted on 07/05/2006 8:21:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

A noble endeavor!


6 posted on 07/05/2006 8:25:09 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Taglines for sale or rent. Good "one liners", 50 cents.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
If we could get Spetznaz, IDF, and some of our SOG people together this could get interesting. First leak to NYT gets his head handed to him in a sack.

Regards,
GtG

7 posted on 07/05/2006 8:26:44 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Does he mean "anti-KGB" campaign?? :-)


8 posted on 07/05/2006 8:31:38 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Putin 2008! This may be a far bigger event than most realize!


9 posted on 07/05/2006 8:39:22 AM PDT by tkathy (The "can do" party can fix anything. The "do-nothing" party always makes things worse.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

if he whacks a terrorist in Rome, will the Italians try to extradite him?


10 posted on 07/05/2006 8:40:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
This is just more bluster. The oligarch has a whole region of his country controlled by Islamists and he wants to send troops around the world? Please, send them down the street first Putin.
11 posted on 07/05/2006 8:48:00 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

Now that's a good plan.


12 posted on 07/05/2006 8:53:17 AM PDT by mcshot (Enemies pouring through our gates and others holding office under false pretenses.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Come on in Vlad! The water's fine...


13 posted on 07/05/2006 9:11:31 AM PDT by MikeA (Not voting in November because you're pouting is a vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House)
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To: Momaw Nadon; DevSix
Almost 2 years after Beslan.
Well, I guess late is better than never


My wife's nephew is Russian Spetsnaz, and has served 5 tours in Chechnya and one in Dagistan. I can say he STRONGLY disagrees with your implication that the Russians have done nothing about Beslan. Simply because you do not hear about Special Operations in the MSM does not in any way imply they are not happening. Likewise, we are likely hearing no more than 2% of what is going on in the GWOT the US is involved in around the world.
14 posted on 07/05/2006 9:13:38 AM PDT by GarySpFc (Jesus on Immigration, John 10:1)
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To: GarySpFc
"...you do not hear about Special Operations in the MSM "

Well said, another MSM bias Bump!

15 posted on 07/05/2006 9:37:02 AM PDT by 1ofmanyfree ((No jobs, licenses,mortgages,bank accounts or amnesty for any illegal alien criminals ! ))
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To: Momaw Nadon
Well, I guess late is better than never.

No kidding. I wonder if Putins new WOT will include withdrawing its assistance in the building of an Iranian nuclear program. Or will it take an Iranian supplied Chechyn nuke going off in Moscow before they get that "clue".

Besides, I thought all the Spetznaz troops worthy of the name went to work for the russian mafia years ago.

16 posted on 07/05/2006 9:43:08 AM PDT by PsyOp (Fear, not kindness, restrains the wicked Metus improbos compescit, non clementia. Syrus, Maxims.)
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To: Momaw Nadon

They did get the 'terrorist' in Chechnya that orchestrated
it all.


17 posted on 07/05/2006 9:51:09 AM PDT by duckln
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To: PsyOp
Besides, I thought all the Spetznaz troops worthy of the name went to work for the russian mafia years ago.

My Russian wife's nephew is a helluva good soldier and Spetsnaz. He has 19 years in the army, and 5 tours in Chechnya and one in Dagistan.

Sasha is her nephew Put your cursor on the picture for information.
18 posted on 07/05/2006 9:52:46 AM PDT by GarySpFc (Jesus on Immigration, John 10:1)
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To: GarySpFc

Again, if Putin can't stop them in his own backyard we don't need him anywhere else. Be like asking the French to participate, why?


19 posted on 07/05/2006 10:04:17 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Patrick1

You would not ask that question if you had ever served in Special Ops.


20 posted on 07/05/2006 10:13:03 AM PDT by GarySpFc (Jesus on Immigration, John 10:1)
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To: GarySpFc

Terrific news, if the Russians go worldwide after these monsters who are playing the West for the biggest fools since Neville Chamberlain.


21 posted on 07/05/2006 10:48:57 AM PDT by tkathy (The "can do" party can fix anything. The "do-nothing" party always makes things worse.)
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To: GarySpFc
My Russian wife's nephew is a helluva good soldier and Spetsnaz.

I didn't mean to imply that he wasn't. I was commenting on the well known fact that after the fall of the wall and the Soviets, many of Russias spec operators, as well as KGB, GRU folks went into more lucrative trades when the government checks stopped coming on a regular basis.

In short, I was making a joke with a basis in fact.

And it's good to hear that not all Russia's experienced spec-ops people bailed out and went to work for the mob.

22 posted on 07/05/2006 11:23:10 AM PDT by PsyOp (Fear, not kindness, restrains the wicked Metus improbos compescit, non clementia. Syrus, Maxims.)
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To: PsyOp
Besides, I thought all the Spetznaz troops worthy of the name went to work for the russian mafia years ago.

The Russin mafia is mainly composed of Chechens.
23 posted on 07/05/2006 11:23:25 AM PDT by GarySpFc (Jesus on Immigration, John 10:1)
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To: GarySpFc

My estimation is that the MSM hates anything NOT soviet or Communist.
So, we get this assertion that Putin and his forces have done nothing.

Soldiers--regardless of their jurisdiction--understand each other. God be with your nephew.


24 posted on 07/05/2006 11:24:31 AM PDT by radar101 (The two hallmarks of Liberals: Fantasy and Hypocrisy)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Didn't he get that power several years ago? We have been awaiting news of successful operations worldwide, but so far there have been only a few items from Chechnya.


25 posted on 07/05/2006 11:25:51 AM PDT by RightWhale (Off touch and out of base)
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To: GarySpFc

The Russin mafia is mainly composed of Chechens.

[ LOOK AT THE TOPIC RELIGION:Religion:Sunni muslims]

http://www.nupi.no/cgi-win/Russland/etnisk_b.exe?Chechenian

Norsk betegnelse:Tsjetsjener (pers. fl.t.), tsjetsjensk
Russisk betegnelse:Chechentsy, chechenskiy
Alternativt navn:
Undergrupper:
Religion:Sunni muslims
Språk:Chechen, mutually intelligible with Ingush
Språkfamilie:North Caucasian: Nakh-dagestanian group
Utdanningsnivå:
Spredning Russland:
Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetiya, Stavropol kray, Volgograd oblast, Kalmykiya, Astrakhan obl., Saratov obl., Tyumen obl., North-Osetia, Moscow.

Diaspora:
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraina.


26 posted on 07/05/2006 11:31:18 AM PDT by radar101 (The two hallmarks of Liberals: Fantasy and Hypocrisy)
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