Retaliatory Operation in Chechen-Aul
An incredible number of the Russian troops
surrounded the village Chechen-Aul. 80 residents of the village have already been detained. All male inhabitants of the village aged from 12 to 60 are subjected to the “filtration”. It means that alongside with checking the passports people are beaten and tortured. Among the eight killed yesterday are Zubhajiev and Vatsaev. Both of them were 25 years old. The Russians shot people even before their relatives and children. In the course of the operation the occupants plunder the natives of the village. They are not afraid of being punished even for the murder of innocent civilians to say nothing
of robbery and pillage.
Appropriately titled by Jisbond here:
Perils on a perilous journey to Russia if Chechens are not heard:
The Migration Rout Of The Children Of The House Of Israel
Mohammad Isa Mirsiam (Atri)
Johnson's Russia List
7 July 2002
A CDI Project
July 7, 2002
Respect for Chechens
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Russia will be a sounder ally in the war against
terrorism if Putin is persuaded to reach a negotiated resolution of Russia's conflict with the Chechens. The elected Chechen president, Aslan Maskhadov, has hinted at a settlement that stops short of independence. If Putin truly wishes to set Russia on a path of democratic pluralism and respect for minority rights,
he will grant the Chechens a decent measure of
self-government within the Russian Federation. Doing so would make Russia a more trustworthy partner of the West.
UNDER THE pragmatic rule of President Vladimir Putin, Russia has been moving ever closer to the West, as demonstrated by the agreement reached last month at the Group of Eight summit in Canada. The wealthy countries meeting there agreed to spend $20 billion to safeguard and dismantle Russian weapons of mass destruction. Yet despite this and other signs of cooperation with the liberal democracies, Putin's
government will remain a dubious partner as long as Russia's military and security forces are permitted to continue their killing and pillaging in Chechnya.
Under the rubric of a war against terrorism, Russian soldiers and special forces have laid waste to Chechen society. The resistance of Chechen Muslims to Russian domination goes back to the 19th century.
Tolstoy's novella ''Hadji Murad'' depicts the czarist military campaigns of the 1850s in Chechnya - uncanny foreshadowings of the current mayhem.
In the 1940s, Stalin deported most of the Chechen
population on grounds that the entire Chechen
nationality would side with the invading German
Nazis. What the Kremlin has perpetrated in its two
recent wars against the Chechens - the first from 1994 to 1996 and the current one, which began in September 1999 - rivals Stalin's crimes for genocidal effect.
Because 180,000 Chechen refugees who had found shelter in the neighboring Russian province of Ingushetia are about to be forced back into their blasted land, the cumulative Russian destruction of the Chechen people may be accelerated.
The war in Chechnya must be brought to an end without delay, not only to save 180,000 starving refugees but for the sake of all the Chechen families that have managed to survive the Russian onslaught and for the good of Russia itself.
The danger to Russia's internal stability was on
display recently in the reaction of the military
establishment to hints from Putin about ending the
carnage in Chechnya. Putin said there was no longer any need for clean-up operations in Chechnya - a euphemism for the kidnapping rackets, pillaging, and murder that Russian forces perpetrate there. Putin spoke of winding down the conflict by setting up local directorates staffed with Chechens friendly to Moscow, each with its own fighting unit. Putin said: ''Chechnya should be defended by Chechens
The next day, secret service officers in black masks appeared on a popular TV channel, warning that terrorists labeled ''Wahabis'' had infiltrated law enforcement agencies in Chechnya and were awaiting their chance to strike at Russian forces. Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov also went on TV, saying that special forces had just foiled an implausible plot by extremists to seize the Chechen capital, Grozny.
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