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Questions on Chechnya

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Coot, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    Chechnya is a self proclaimed republic and a defacto Russian state am I wrong? The act of claiming independence from Russia doesn't make it so. Without getting into a debate on the brutality involved on both sides of the conflict, can one of our more learned members explain just why Chechnya believes it should be an independent country and why the Russians will have none of it?

    If this ends up being mostly about an independent Islamic state inside previously defined Russian borders, then how is this any different than the aims of the Abu Sayef?
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I think you've answered your own questions, there Coot.

    Yes Chechnya is part of Russia, and yes they have no control over that. When they wanted to secede from the greater Russia, Russia (just like Serbia) came down hard and fast and didn't care about long terms.

    IN summary, what Russia wanted to do was right, how they did it was totally backward and midieval.
  3. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    Makes it kind of hard to develop any sympathy for the Chechens now doesn't it. A country preserving its sovereignty and all. 140 years ago things weren't all that different here.

    It seems there's a religion creeping all over the globe, and wherever it creeps, it sets up housekeeping in an area for several generations and then it wants to redraw the borders...India, Russia, The Phillipines. Then when it's time to crackdown on the dissidents, they become magically transformed into 'freedom fighters'.

    There's something terribly wrong with this if Russia either through international pressure or internal stress and politics gives into the Chechens. It sends a clear and morbidly unhealthy picture to other Islamic factions attempting this around the world...namely it's a successful ploy.
  4. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Precisely why Russians are not too harsh on America's new freedoms to go trouncing their old enemies. Russia, internally, also sympathizes with Israel a lot more than it has in the past.

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