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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Well, its simple. Both sides cease the bickering long enough to go to the UN. Or get a multinational talk going.
Chechnya - How long will it be ignored?
Originally posted by Aelita
a) not to set a precedence for a part of Russia cessession
b) Chechen were rarely good neighbors of Russia. They routinely raided adjacent lands in the past. Giving them independence would futher promote this. Even now, the Chechen organized crime is real big in Moscow.
Originally posted by Andrey Mikhailovich
indeed the Chechens are brutal. their rebel army was formed and trained by the Mujahideen, a group of Islamic Mercenaries who travel the globe fighting Jihad. the Mujahideen fought in The Balkan States and Afghanistan, so their methods have become more and more brutal. Beslan was a terrible act of terrorism and cannot be forgiven, but why is it that when a russian guns down innocent chechens from his helicopter it is called "collateral damage" yet when a chechen guns down innocent people it is called "terrorism". both acts are the same and should be treated as such. if the UN acted on Chechnya, Russia would surely be bought to The Hague on a War Crimes trial.
as for chechnya itself and its fight for independence, the only reason Putin insists on keeping Chechnya is because it is a final attempt to hold onto a small chunk of what was once a great empire. Putin wants to hold on to his last bit of Soviet Union as though it gives him extra power.
Originally posted by mad scientist
Mayeb he's using Chechnya as a real life training ground to battle harden the Russian Army.