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Friday, April 25, 2014

страна для стариков.... A Country For Old Men

You would think that war and terror would make things No Country For Old Men, but things do not always turn out the way we expect. And that is a cautionary word for Mr. Putin and all other players in the Ukraine.

The following is a recent picture from eastern Ukraine; a pro-Russian man is standing guard at a government office:

He is masked and he is subverting the present Ukrainian government.

This role of subverting the present government, perhaps a desire to break away from the Ukraine, is reminiscent of Chechnya and its war:
On November 26, 1994 pro-Moscow "Chechen opposition", with the active support of the Kremlin, attempted to overthrow President of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Dzhokhar Dudayev.
The failure of the armed seizure of power by the so-called "opposition forces" provided the impetus for an open military aggression and the beginning of a wider war, which continues up to this day.
At dawn on November 26, 1994 armed detachments of the pro-Moscow Chechen opposition, under the guise of Russian tanks of Kantemirovskaya and Taman divisions, and supported by Russia's aviation, entered the city of Grozny (Solzh-Ghala now Dzhokhar/Jokhar) from 3 sides.

This post is from the Kavkaz (Caucasus) Center, which is a militant Sunni Islam site focused on the Caucasus area. There are still fighters in the mountains, and there are still awful explosions now and then in Russia.

The name "Dzhokhar" pops up unexpectedly. The Boston Marathon is over after a long run up to it on National Public radio, and I think that name was linked to it. I didn't know it was one of Dudayev's names.

There's a lot going on, and it is all war and terror. All involved had better take a deep breath and stop to think of where this is leading.


  страна для стариков
Country For Old Men

when wars demolish the limits of societies.


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