Now we’ve Seen it ALL!

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Now we’ve seen everything.

12 responses to “Now we’ve Seen it ALL!

  1. “I think there’s something journalists find sexy about Chechnya being in a conflict, and it’s not. It really isn’t. I live here.”

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

    4 police, 2 militants die in Chechnya gun battle

    By SERGEI VENYAVSKY
    AP

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia At least four policemen and two militants died in a gun battle Friday during a security sweep near the Chechen capital, Grozny, amid surging violence in Russia’s North Caucasus that has claimed more than 20 lives in two days.

    (…)

    The death toll offers an alarming sign of the turmoil roiling Russia’s southern frontier – and undercuts Kremlin claims to be restoring peace to the impoverished region after years of war.

    The Chechen Interior Ministry said security forces waged a 1 1/2-hour firefight with two gunmen holed up in a house northwest of Grozny. It said both militants were killed, while at least four officers also died and four more were wounded.

    South of Grozny, five Interior Ministry troops were wounded in another gun battle with militants.

    (…)

    While large-scale fighting from the two wars that ravaged Chechnya since 1994 has ended, militants continue to mount hit-and-run attacks and skirmishes. Bloodshed has surged in recent months and increasingly spilled into Chechnya’s neighbors.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h9OHz4nVWKKUjgrraAGSlhUXSaNQD9A2OU4G0

    • The day before:

      Two police officers killed in separate incidents in Chechnya

      MOSCOW. August 12 (RIA Novosti) – Two police officers were shot dead overnight in separate incidents in the capital of Russia’s republic of Chechnya, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday.

      The officers were both killed as they returned home from work in separate parts of Grozny.

      “Around midnight gunmen shot at a Zhiguli car being driven by a police officer, who died at the scene,” the spokesperson said.

      The other police officer was killed, he said, when “offenders at a bus stop near a police post fired at him.” He later died in hospital from
      his injuries.

      Moscow officially ended its decade-long counterterrorism operation in the volatile North Caucasus republic in April, but violence against law enforcement and other officials has increased in Chechnya and neighboring republics in the past few months.

      http://en.beta.rian.ru/russia/20090812/155788832.html

  2. If she were actually to report the real news, she’d be next. Ironic, isn’t it?

  3. This naive young foreign lady, apparently eager to promote her career, will at some point be woken up to the harsh realities of both what is actually going on, and….of her misguided role in being a propaganda voice for a government of murdering gangsters. She will live to regret what she is doing now….or…. she will not live, but rather end up as another mere number, of the daily body count.
    I would suspect, that exactly the rebels, have some reasons for wanting her gone, or….when/if she tries to report the real dirty truth, about her present boss.
    R.D.

  4. It’s all part of Ramzan Kadyrov’s new program of “equal opportunity employment” ;-)

  5. Two words.
    “Useful Idiot”

  6. “The new program is one of a range of efforts the Chechen administration is making to improve the image of the republic in Russia and abroad, as well as to teach moral values to the youth.

    The minister for external affairs, ethnic policy, press and information told Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday that the media sphere in the republic was developing, with an emphasis on promoting patriotism. Shamsail Saraliyev showed Kadyrov the new edition of a local magazine, Nokhchicho, which propagandizes moral behavior.

    “We have effective laws in our republic but we must not forget about our traditions and customs,” Kadyrov reminded Saraliyev.

    Saraliyev also told the president that there were more than 10,000 visitors a day to the ministry’s website, chechnyaTODAY.com, which provides information about the republic in Russian and English.”

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090605/155180458.html

    ChechnyaTODAY sure is interesting:

    http://chechnyatoday.com/en/content/view/27/235/

    That’s sure a lot of history!

    And you know what? This is interesting:

    http://chechnyatoday.com/en/content/blogsection/22/46/

    “Akhmat Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov was given the ranks of a Hero of Russian Federation (posthumously) by the Decree of the Russian Federation President # 606 on the 10th of May 2004 for courage and heroism displayed while the revival of the Chechen Republic and in the fight with the terrorism. On the 11th of May the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin personally gave the Hero Star to the son of the President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov for eternal keeping.”

    It seems that Ramzan actually was given just his dad’s posthumous title and not his own.

  7. Suicide truck bomb kills at least 20 in Russia

    Today, 15:37 | Associated Press

    At least 20 people were killed and 60 wounded, she said, though official figures on the number of wounded varied. Ruslan Koloyev, the acting head of the Emergency Ministry’s branch in Ingushetia, said on Rossiya television that 92 people were injured.

    He also accused the United States, Britain and Israel of fomenting instability in the North Caucasus, saying “the West will try to prevent Russia from restoring its Soviet-era might.” He did not elaborate.

    http://www.kyivpost.com/world/47065

    • @He also accused the United States, Britain and Israel of fomenting instability in the North Caucasus, saying “the West will try to prevent Russia from restoring its Soviet-era might.” He did not elaborate.

      It was Yevkurov (actually through his spokesman, as Yevkurov is in hospital).

      It’s been also Kadyrov’s line for a loooong time (for example, he once said he’ll go to search for Basayev to America).

      Many (MANY) ordinary Russians (and I guess also other officials) think exactly the same.

      There was even a “documentary” on this on the First Channel last year (“Cacuasus Plan” or something like that, about a world-wide Western conspiracy behind the original Chechen independence drive).

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