So whats the response?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by boney_m, Sep 4, 2004.

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  1. Watching the news tonight, and hearing about hundreds of people killed in Beslan, over 150 of which are kids, what is going to be the Russian response?

    Putin is being hard line in his public broadcasts, this time recognising (and using) the term global terrorism.

    What are we going to see from Russia after this?

    Interested in your views.

  2. Down the line what effect will this event have globally?
    Bush reported sending support to 'his Russian 'counterpart'
    If Bush and Putin become good chums all of a sudden and hold hands to play 'war on terror' it would be interesting to take a good look at the identities of the hostage takers. Wild conspiracy theories post 9/11 include the proposterous suggestion that 9/11 was self inflicted to justify the new world order and the arrival of big brother into the lives of millions throughout the world. If the puppeteers would self inflict 9/11 they would also arrange an invasion of a school in Russia and balls up the rescue if it would push things forward. How can people think such bizarre things?! The web is full of crazy crap :roll:
  3. What you said is what I was thinking. I think the term is 'global jihad' :?

    Best to nip it in the bud sooner rather than later, will more Muslims join the Jihad cause though? I'd rather trust big brother than uncle akbar!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
  4. Of course! Moslems baaad Big Brother goood :lol:
  5. Whatever happens i don't think it will be enough.....this "problem" is getting bigger and nastier across the globe..where next? How long will it be before the loonies decide to do something in the Uk?

    "One day a real rain will come...and wash all the scum off the street!!"
  6. Sure is.

    By the way, have a look at this:

    "Gospodin Geksogen"
  7. Putin should open talks with Aslan Maskhadov, the sidelined leader of the Chechen separatist movement. If he could be persuaded to enter into negotiations on limted autonomy for the province, it would split the opposition and isolate the Islamic extremists. Their political stock must have been damaged by the deaths of so many children in the Beslan attack.

    It might even trigger fighting between the two groups. And as long as they're killing each other, they're leaving everyone else alone. It's the same theory the West used during the Iran-Iraq war - supplying both sides with just enough to keep the war going without giving either a decisive advantage.

    The only fly-in-the-ointment is the blood-feud element who just want revenge for the deaths of their relatives at the hands of the Russian forces.

    The one certainty is that there's no military solution. The Russians reduced Grozny to rubble and devastated much of the rest of the territory, but failed to extinguish resistance.
  8. Well, one thing the Russians could do, is swallow their pride and quietly ask for a little assistance and advice about conducting siege situations.
  9. Just spent a while working alongside the Reds in this region. You would be staggered at how they struggle (and fail) to shake the Genfor mentality.

    This is their tactical shortcoming. Their strategic problem is, of course, Putin. He's been wearing the same black polo neck since he came to power.