EDITORIAL: Chechnya II, The Wrath of Maskhadov

EDITORIAL

Chechnya II, The Wrath of Maskhadov

No, you can’t get away! From hell’s heart, I stab at thee! For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee!

–Ricardo Montalban as Khan to William Shatner as Kirk in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982)

The Wrath of Maskhadov

Just before he was killed in March 2005 by Russian security forces, Chechnya’s top warlord Aslan Maskhadov stated:  “Unless the war in Chechnya is stopped quickly, it will spread outwards.  In fact, it has been spreading for some time now. Today fighting can be seen in Daghestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Ossetia, Ingushetia, and Karachayevo-Cherkessia.”

Though Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has made claims to the contrary, the war was not stopped quickly, and it did spread — just as Maskhadov said it would.  Just as the killing of Said Buryatsky did not stop, but rather increased, terrorist activity in and around Moscow, the killing of Maskhadov did not quell, but rather expanded, secessionist activity in the Caucasus region.  Just as Obi Wan Kenobi only became more powerful when struck down by Darth Vader, Maskhadov has risen from the ashes to spit at Russia over and over again.  Surely, he is laughing with glee at the failed polices of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

The New York Times reports:

Even as Moscow celebrated its success, the insurgency was morphing. Some of the rebels traded in their arms to join Mr. Kadyrov’s apparatus, but others moved into the neighboring republics, like Ingushetia and Dagestan, where the local government was weaker. They traded in their old pursuit — a secular, independent state — for the more grandiose vision of a pan-Caucasian Shariah state. Old-fashioned military offensives were replaced by snipers, ambushes and a series of sickening terrorist attacks.

In other words, Putin’s policies have failed spectacularly, spreading the flames of revolution throughout the entire Caucasus region.

11 responses to “EDITORIAL: Chechnya II, The Wrath of Maskhadov

  1. @Chechnya’s top warlord

    Democratically elected president.

    • Dzokhav Dudaev was Chechnya’s president. Do you think you could preserve at least a shred of factual accuracy ? Aslan Maskhadov appointed himself for the office of President of the Chechen republic of Ichkeria – a made up office that had no judicial legitimacy. I could just as well appoint myself “king of the world.” Please, for the sake of the people who he murdured, don’t try to white-wash his heinous crimes and just let him rot in his shallow grave.

  2. nikita,
    Whatever you russians say or feel this is the end of the empire – the desintegration always starts at the perypheries, little by little you will lose Karelia, Siberia, Tartarstan, Konigsberg [whoops Kalininingrad], Tatarstan is de facto free country and its a matter of time that the tartars will become totally independent, of course the Norther Territory will go back to Japan – it will happen whatever you do and no matter how many countries will you invade bye bye russia.

    • georgian martyshka aaa,

      these are just your delusional dreams — jump back to your mountain. You should be most concerned that your own country desintegrates rapidly. You already have lost two key territories, and the process will continue fast — next time Russians make sure you break down as a country.

      • Baloon said;
        georgian martyshka aaa,

        these are just your delusional dreams — jump back to your mountain. You should be most concerned that your own country desintegrates rapidly. You already have lost two key territories, and the process will continue fast — next time Russians make sure you break down as a country

        the answer:
        sovetskiy bednashka, balloon,

        You should see a bigger picture. You are so obsessed with Georgia that you haven’t noticed that Russia ‘vasha velykaya strana gde tak volno dyshyt chelovek – is desintgrating – the process that is going on in russia is also called the civil war. By the way, I read in the russian newspaper that etyi ruskiy genii, Putin, decided to lease the city of Vladyvostok to the chineses for 75
        – it really redefines russian stupidity all together !!! Let’s imagine Vladyvostok areas in 75 years; 99% of populaiton chinese the rest ruskie pianitsi. By the way, your coup d’etat in Kyrgyzstan wasn’t a very good idea – you have just created another Chechnia only on a huge scale, just in case you didn’t know…Bonne continuation!!!

        • “By the way, I read in the russian newspaper that etyi ruskiy genii”

          да как ты можешь читать русские газеты если ты по русски и говорить то толком не научилась: “этый рускый гений”. Чурка ты задроченная.

  3. hussein da niggah

    The first period of de facto independence, 1992-1994, ended up in genocide of non-Chechen population. The second one, 1996-1999, resulted in establishing the Shariah law and violent spreading it outwards. What do you guys wanna see the third time?

    • @The first period of de facto independence, 1992-1994, ended up in genocide of non-Chechen population.

      This was cute. So, where are the mass graves from this period? Or just lots of individual graves? Any camps for “non-Chechen population”? Maybe with the crematoriums explaining the lack of corpses? Any Russian “genocide” trials? I don’t know what it might be, but I guess would be nice if you showed me anything to support this claim of yours.

  4. More accurately, it is Khan Quoting from Melville’s Moby Dick

  5. they make a lot of money from wars like this

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