Skip to comments.Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine In War With Rebels
Posted on 07/08/2015 5:04:58 AM PDT by edpcEdited on 07/14/2015 1:33:56 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
MARIUPOL, Ukraine Wearing camouflage, with a bushy salt-and-pepper beard flowing over his chest and a bowie knife sheathed prominently in his belt, the man cut a fearsome figure in the nearly empty restaurant. Waiters hovered apprehensively near the kitchen, and try as he might, the man who calls himself Muslim, a former Chechen warlord, could not wave them over for more tea.
Even for Ukrainians hardened by more than a year of war here against Russian-backed separatists, the appearance of Islamic combatants, mostly Chechens, in towns near the front lines comes as something of a surprise and for many of the Ukrainians, a welcome one.
We like to fight the Russians, said the Chechen, who refused to give his real name. We always fight the Russians.
He commands one of three volunteer Islamic battalions out of about 30 volunteer units in total fighting now in eastern Ukraine. The Islamic battalions are deployed to the hottest zones, which is why the Chechen was here.
Fighting is intensifying around Mariupol, a strategic seaport and industrial hub that the separatists have long coveted. Monitors for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe say they have seen steady nighttime shipments of Russian military equipment on a rail line north of here.
They are fighting Mordor, I don’t care if they are from Chechnya.
Yeah, well “Mordor” was on our side in WWII. Once the common enemy was defeated, things quickly fell apart. Such is the way of alliances with those that are not true allies.
Be careful what you think is welcome. This enemy of your enemy is not anyone’s friend.
Camel’s nose under the tent.
The Chechens need some replacements in Boston.
Determined by careful polling and questioning of a broad swath of Ukrainians. /s
nyt = lies, disinformation and left-wing propaganda
The one group that has consistently beaten the Russians going back to 1980.
The Ukrainians will welcome them with open arms
Russians have their own Chechens also fighting for them in Ukraine.
Indeed. The Vostok BN is largely comprised of Chechens. Fought at Donetsk, and elsewhere. Kadyrov promised to send more if needed. However, Chechens don’t play well with Russians and soon many fights broke out between Russians/Chechens. Many have been pulled back now.
They do so at their own risk. I can’t think of a time in history when Islam has said, “We were happy to be of assistance. Now, we’ll just be on our way.”
A little food for thought to those in the Chechen cheering section: They were in Iraq fighting against us and killing/raping children at Beslan.
I can’t think of a time anyone has been “we were happy to be of assistance, now we’ll just be on our way”
And beheading Russian Conscripts as well.
France, following the American Revolution. The U.S. after WWI.
Trying to paint entire nation with single color is, saying politely, immature. Chechens killing orcs are good. Chechens killing Americans and kids are bad. Here, is it simple enough for you?
Besides, Beslan murders were laid squarely on orcs - look up The European Court of Human Rights case.
So it was ok to just take the school hostage and rape the minors inside? Your idiotic reasoning and constant LOTR fantasy references are what’s immature.
That French gov’t was overthrown and France a few years later attempted to pull our young nation into war with the British
Wilson got his League of Nations, just without the US ever sitting in its seat
Doesn’t negate the fact occupying troops were not left behind in either case after the cessation of hostilities.
What? Work on your reading comprehension, Russian Neanderthal.
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