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How Chechnya Became a Breeding Ground for Terror
Middle East Quarterly ^ | Summer 2005 | Lorenzo Vidino

Posted on 04/19/2013 1:22:53 PM PDT by knighthawk

On September 1, 2004, a group of Chechen terrorists took hostage and two days later murdered at least 335 schoolchildren and parents in Beslan, a town in the Russian republic of North Ossetia. The atrocity focused world attention on Chechnya. The Russian government used the event to reiterate its arguments that Chechen terrorists and foreign jihadists supporting them have ideological, financial, and operational ties with Islamist terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda.[1] Although President Vladimir Putin and top Russian security officials provided evidence of links between Chechen fighters and Al-Qaeda, European politicians and mainstream Western journalists focused instead upon the Russian army's brutality and dismissed Putin's claims as an attempt to gain sympathy in the West and deflect criticism of Russia's handling of a nationalist insurgency.

Putin may have been opportunistic, but he was also correct. A close examination of the evolution of the Chechen movement indicates that Islamists and followers of Al-Qaeda have increasingly sought to co-opt the Chechen movement as their own.

(Excerpt) Read more at meforum.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: blowback; chechnya; islam; terrorism

1 posted on 04/19/2013 1:22:53 PM PDT by knighthawk
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2 posted on 04/19/2013 1:23:47 PM PDT by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: knighthawk
Another excellent synopsis on Chechnya

Backgrounder: Chechen Terrorism (Russia, Chechnya, Separatist)

Friday, April 19, 2013 10:18:08 AM · by markomalley · 15 replies
CFR ^ | 4/8/2010 | Preeti Bhattacharji
Introduction Chechens are an ethnic minority living primarily in Russia's North Caucasus region. For the past two hundred years, they have generally been governed by Moscow, though they have had varying degrees of de facto autonomy. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Chechen separatists launched a coordinated campaign for independence, which resulted in two devastating wars and an ongoing insurgency in Russia's republic of Chechnya. Militants in and around Chechnya continue to agitate for independence, though the death of separatist leader Shamil Basayev in July 2006 weakened the separatist movement. However, violence in the North Caucasus has escalated since...

 

3 posted on 04/19/2013 1:26:49 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: knighthawk

The same way every other Muslim hell-hole does.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 1:28:38 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: knighthawk

Thanks for the ping. Keep me on..


5 posted on 04/19/2013 1:29:03 PM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: knighthawk
Author makes it sound like Chechnya is a recent problem. Maybe he should investigate why Stalin deported them all to Central Asia. BTW, no other nationality in the Caucasus likes the Chechens.
6 posted on 04/19/2013 1:29:13 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: knighthawk

Uh it went MOSLEM Centuries ago.


7 posted on 04/19/2013 1:29:16 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: knighthawk

8 posted on 04/19/2013 1:30:29 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cowboy Bob

They got deported for collaborating with the Nazis during the “Great Patriotic War.” So did the Crimean Tatars, the Kalmyks and a few others. But they didn’t turn into terrorists like the Chechens.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 1:31:27 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
BTW, no other nationality in the Caucasus likes the Chechens.

Thank you!!! SO true. I have been pounding an anti-chechen drum here much of the morning.

10 posted on 04/19/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: US Navy Vet

But, they went Wahabi in our lifetimes.


11 posted on 04/19/2013 1:33:23 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: knighthawk
Somewhere around 610 AD.


12 posted on 04/19/2013 1:34:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: knighthawk

Bump for a history lesson later.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 1:35:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: knighthawk

Stop calling it a religion.


14 posted on 04/19/2013 1:35:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Responsibility2nd
The Chechens were radicalied by the exact same guy who radicalized Hollywood ~ and the black leadership elite in this nation ~ his name was JOSEPH STALIN.
15 posted on 04/19/2013 1:39:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sacajaweau

Devil worship is a religion...it’s evil, yet still a religion.


16 posted on 04/19/2013 1:41:22 PM PDT by EEGator
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17 posted on 04/19/2013 1:46:58 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: knighthawk

Bttt


18 posted on 04/19/2013 1:48:07 PM PDT by aberaussie
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To: knighthawk

Basic reality, Chechnya and Chechens are leftovers from the Golden Horde and the Crimean Tartars and still hold grudges from that age. You won’t find a more ****ed-up group of people under the sun. Joseph Stalin got soft and deported them all to Siberia after WW-II (he probably needed to massacre them) and then somebody got doubly soft more recently and let them come back. That’s the kind of mistake people pay for. Even the place names are leftover from the Golden Horde, ‘Khankala’, ‘Berkat Yurt’, ‘Alkan Yurt’, Meskar Yurt’.....


19 posted on 04/19/2013 1:52:46 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: knighthawk

Let the muslim crazies kill themselves in their own world.

Just keep them out of America and out of the White House.


20 posted on 04/19/2013 1:58:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: knighthawk

What percent of Americans know what happened in Beslan?


21 posted on 04/19/2013 2:10:06 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Iron Munro

Too late.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 2:15:57 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: knighthawk
On September 1, 2004, a group of Chechen terrorists took hostage and two days later murdered at least 335 schoolchildren and parents in Beslan...

And the western press critiqued the Russian army for going to to try to save the children.... Maybe gun control wasn't an issue for them back then...

23 posted on 04/19/2013 3:05:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: I want the USA back

One tenth of one percent.


24 posted on 04/19/2013 3:08:02 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: I want the USA back

Click the Pic
Photo is of Terrorist using pressure release detonator
in Koran to kill school children!

I keep this on my homepage.

25 posted on 04/19/2013 3:47:07 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: knighthawk

Al-Qaeda has long seeked out Caucasians, like Chechens and Bosnians, who can pass for normal whites to commit terrorist acts, this is not news.


26 posted on 04/19/2013 3:49:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

terrorism is built in feature of this pedophile cult.

The word assassin comes from the name from professional Islamic terrorists during Crusades.

And guess what, UKUSA wanted to use them as guided weapon. What an idiotic idea.

UK established Muslim Brotherhood, USA established AQ.

Even blowback of 9/11 was not enough to bring UKUSA services to the senses. London and Madrid followed. UKUSA madness continued. Elimination of Gaddafi to make room for AQ in North Africa, like they made in Bosnia and Serbian province of Kosovo is prime example. Helping terrorists in Syria another.

Fort Dix was not enough. Frankfurt airport was not enough.

Now chicken came home to roost again.

The real task is to find who is feeding them.


27 posted on 04/19/2013 8:27:09 PM PDT by DTA
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To: I want the USA back

I doubt a lot. Over here in Europe it was big news though.


28 posted on 04/20/2013 8:47:38 AM PDT by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: GOPJ

Will do m8!


29 posted on 04/20/2013 8:47:54 AM PDT by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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