Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hired Guns ~ Beslan:”Moderate Chechen Terrorists” Backed by London and Washington ~ 2004

 It is not wise to assess the current international situation without taking the strategic reality into account. During the September 3, 2004 hostage taking in Beslan, Russia, resulting in 186 children killed, the major media outlets distanced themselves from the horror by throwing their support behind Aslan Maskhadov’s “moderate Chechens”, who were then backed by London and Washington. One year later, however, Shamil Basayev – the architect of this intentionally bloody operation – has just been proclaimed deputy prime minister of the government in exile. Once more, time has shown that immediate emotions serve more complex interests: the Caspian Sea resources.

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