‘Retribution inevitable’ for terror attack, vows Putin
MOSCOW: Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin vowed "retribution is inevitable' ' for the suicide bombing that killed 35 people at Russia's busiest airport.
Putin has built much of his reputation on harsh statements, but he did not elaborate on what kind of retribution he had planned or against whom in his comments on Tuesday carried by Russian news agencies.
Putin rose to power largely on his tough-against-terror image, including a famous vow that Chechen rebels would be hunted down and killed "in the outhouse" . But despite launching the second Russia-Chechnya war and pushing harsh against suspected rebels, he was unable to wipe out the Chechen insurgency during his 2000-2008 presidency.
Meanwhile, enraged bloggers slammed the authorities, saying they were to blame for the tragedy. Some bloggers even alleged the authorities staged the airport blast to bolster their support early in a crucial year ahead of 2012 presidential elections.
"Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich! Of course we will elect you for a new term, just don't blow us up any more, please!" blogger KorabelReal addressed Putin on his Twitter account.
"This was an ordinary start to a pre-election year," wrote Kermlin-Russia , one of Russia's most popular Twitter blogs kept in first-person voice as parody on Medvedev's Twitter KremlinRussia
Originally posted by baofeng at 2011-1-26 10:09
Cossack has done his research. Have you?
I've known cossack for over 10 years now. One thing I know, he was born of russian traitors. He wished that hitler had won the war against the soviets. He will not celebrate victory day.
I have no respect for this imposter living in new jersey. He has an agenda, and it's not pro-russian, he's a neo-nazi lslamist like yourself.
The so-called government in exile of the Republic of Chechnya is based in London (where its President Ashlan Mashkadov and spokesman Akhmed Zakayev enjoy political asylum) and in Washington (where its Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilyas Akhmadov also enjoys political asylum).
As explained in the Russian Ministry of Defense’s daily, Krasnaya Zvezda, by Mijail Alexandrov, a specialist in the Moscow CIS Institute. According to the analyst, "the situation in North Ossetia must be analyzed within the context of the growing battle over the control of the Transcaucasia between Russia and the Anglo-Saxon powers. The Anglo-Saxons expect to drive Russia out of the Transcaucasia and in order to do so, they need to destabilize the situation in the north of the Caucasus region and in Russia at large."
Originally posted by baofeng at 2011-1-26 10:15
November 29, 2003 (CNN)
Britain has granted political asylum to Chechen rebel leader Akhmed Zakayev, who is wanted on murder and kidnapping charges in Russia. "We can confirm Mr. Zakayev has ...
And why are we shifting the focus? Yes, as part of the cold war the west had traditionally framed the chechens as 'oppressed' by big, bad russia. I don't think today anyone still holds that view. Hope Putin gets his revenge this time.
Originally posted by baofeng at 2011-1-26 10:21
The so-called government in exile of the Republic of Chechnya is based in London (where its President Ashlan Mashkadov and spokesman Akhmed Zakayev enjoy political asylum) and in Washington (where ...
And this makes the lslamists not responsible? Are they victims baofeng? Should we cry for them?
Originally posted by JFenix at 2011-1-26 10:17
Some bloggers even alleged the authorities staged the airport blast to bolster their support early in a crucial year ahead of 2012 presidential elections. ...
Conspiracy theorists are the same everywhere. <sigh>