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Originally posted by yanchek
Looks like nobody reads anymore.
From the article
Separately, the lower house of the Russian parliament approved a statement condemning the killings, and appearing to blame Iraq's "occupying powers".
Originally posted by Pragmatist Centrist
This story was told to me by my history teacher several years back. I think it highlights the Russian way to solve a problem
Back in the late 60s early 70s terrorists (I can't remember if it was Hamas or Hezbolla) were targeting tourists that visited Israel in an attempt to hurt the Israeli tourism industry. After many of their citizens were killed, the western nations filied protests in the UN and made speeches and talked tough about justice. Still the targeting of tourists went on.
Once day a tourbus carrying Russian tourists was bombed and several Russians were killed. Not a word came from the Russian Government. Several days later, a note is left at the door of a high ranking terrorist leader saying simply to the effect of: "For every one of our citizens you have killed we have killed 2 of your people. You may pick them up at the following locations. . . "
They (Hamas or Hezbolla) recovered dozens of boxes filled with a hand of one man, a foot of another, a head of another, the arm of another, etc.
Afterwards, no other Russians were targeted.
So the moral is "Don't *$% with Mother Russia!"
Originally posted by maloy
What puzzles me is why the Iraqies took the Russians hostage in the first place. Everyone already knows that Russia will not meet any demand by the terrorists. Russia opposed the war in Iraq, and even transfered some war intel to Saddam. Also there are far easier targets to attack in Iraq than a bullet proof car with Russian diplomats, who are only there to reprsent their country and have nothing to do with occupation forces. Iraq never had any ties with Chechnya, and Al Quida seems to have given up on Russia some time ago. The only thing this attack did, was get the attention of the Russians, which in my opinion is the last thing the terrorist need.
Putin asks Federation Council to authorize force deployment abroad
MOSCOW. July 4 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has filed a draft decree with the Federation Council that would authorize the president to send armed forces or security forces units outside Russia to prevent international terrorist activities, presidential press secretary Alexei Gromov told journalists Tuesday.