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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen fighters said in a letter posted on a rebel website that they had used an anti-tank grenade to cause a disaster at a massive dam in Siberia this week presumed to have killed over 70 people.
"Glory to Allah, on August 17 through our efforts, a subversive operation was carried out in Khakasia at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro-electric dam," said the letter from a group calling itself the Martyrs' Battalion.
"In the machine hall we managed to plant an anti-tank grenade with a timer, the blast of which caused much stronger damage than we could have hoped for," sa
Russia Denies Chechen Claims of Responsibility for Siberian Dam Disaster
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen rebels claimed responsibility on Friday for a Siberian dam disaster as part of an economic war against Russia, but the Kremlin dismissed the claim and financial markets ignored it.
The claims posted on the unofficial Islamist rebel website www.kavkazcenter.com contradicted experts and officials, who said dilapidated Soviet-era infrastructure was to blame for a water surge at Russia's biggest hydroelectric dam on Monday which killed up to 75 people.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the stricken Sayano- Shushenskaya dam in southern Siberia on Friday, inspecting the damage, speaking to rescue workers and consoling relatives.
Originally posted by mattpryor
Ssshhhh! We don't call them them terrorists anymore!
They're freeeedom fighters now! These are the good guys! It's us that are the bad guys!
I can't believe you didn't know already?
We're the Evil Empire! Darth Vader is sitting in his throne in Jerusalem (probably munching on some poor Palestinian kid's kidney), and these poor Chechen b*stards are the rebel alliance! If you look closely you'll find Luke Skywalker running around somewhere with a laser gun - pew pew!
[edit on 21-8-2009 by mattpryor]
Originally posted by IDK88
Of course they blew it up...with an anti-tank grenade supplied to them by the Iranians Revolutionary Guard. Those wacky Iranians are really putting in some overtime trying to piss people off.
Chechen rebels were known to practice beheading against the captured Russian Army soldiers during the First Chechen War and the Second Chechen War. Four Western telecommunication workers (three Britons and a New Zealander) who were taken hostage for ransom in Chechnya in 1998, were eventually beheaded and their heads were found on a side of a road. In 1999, a beheading video was widely circulated on the internet, depicting a Russian soldier being beheaded by Chechen rebels.
They are NOt "rebels".