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Have Americans Heard Of Any Of These Countries Related To The Boston Bombings

besides Russia?

by Anonymousreply 2304/19/2013

Of course I have. I listen to Gogol Bordello, for God's sake!

by Anonymousreply 104/19/2013

Yes, and some of us have actually *been* there. Sorry your worldview is so narrow.

by Anonymousreply 204/19/2013

Yes. The U.S. has a base in Kyrgyzstan to supply its operations in Afghanistan.

by Anonymousreply 304/19/2013

You guys are so full of shit.

by Anonymousreply 404/19/2013

Like Chechnya? Yes. We've heard of it. They tried to break away from Russia in the 90s and create an independent country, causing a prolonged conflict in the region. It's located in the Caucasus and predominantly Muslim.

by Anonymousreply 504/19/2013

Why would any American know those places? Carmen Sandiego didn't go there so we never heard of Chechnya.

by Anonymousreply 604/19/2013

They're not only mentioning Russia and Chechnya. There's other countries as well. I bet Americans at large (and they are large) don't even know the history of these countries. They couldn't point to them on a map if their lives depended on it.

by Anonymousreply 704/19/2013

Russia is the only country being mentioned.

Or is OP unaware that Chechnya and Dagestan aren't countries?

by Anonymousreply 804/19/2013

In all fairness, R7, it's not just Americans who are ignorant of geography. If you've spent much time abroad, you come away amazed at how ignorant many people are of the world.

by Anonymousreply 904/19/2013

Chechnyans do this shit in Moscow all the time

by Anonymousreply 1004/19/2013

You're giving Americans a lot of credit to assume they've heard of Russia.

by Anonymousreply 1104/19/2013

Of course we've heard of Chechnya. It's a Muslim region of Russia that has been fighting for independence. Russia has fought two brutal wars to suppress them. The separatists killed hundreds of people in a theater, and a school and placed many bombs in Moscow.

[quote]On October 23, 2002, over 40 terrorists took more than 700 hostages prisoner at a Moscow theater. The hostage-takers demanded an end to the Russian presence in Chechnya, and threatened to execute the hostages if their conditions were not met. The siege ended violently on October 26, when Russian troops were forced to storm the building after the detonation of some explosive devices inside. Many casualties resulted from the fact that unconscious victims' airways were blocked and sub-optimal care was given during the rescue. In particular, the failure of Russian authorities to equip their troops with opioid antidotes and their efforts to conceal the identity of the gas for days afterward hindered efforts to save the lives of the stricken hostages. On November 2 Basayev assumed responsibility for the attack and apologized to Maskhadov for not informing him of the plan.

[quote]On September 1, 2004, a group of 32 heavily-armed, masked men seized control of Middle School Number One and more than 1,000 hostages in Beslan, North Ossetia. Most of the hostages were children aged from six to sixteen years old. Following a tense two-day standoff punctuated by occasional gunfire and explosions, Alpha Group of the FSB raided the building. The fighting lasted more than two hours; ultimately 331 civilians, 11 commandos and 31 hostage-takers died. Russian officials publicly linked Baseyev and Maskhadov to the attack. Baseyev claimed responsibility in a September 17 website publication; Maskhadov denounced the attacks and denied involvement. The carnage at Beslan and the outcry it caused has had an unexpected effect on the tactics employed by Chechen separatists and their allies.

by Anonymousreply 1204/19/2013

So the typical DL twats are out in force today trashing Americans. Oh how cute.

by Anonymousreply 1304/19/2013

American from the deep south here... If you are so smart Mr. OP please enlighten us. How exactly does bombing a marathon in a country that granted one's family asylum in order to escape the violence of your native country further one's cause? The US has no influence over Russia... so what is the point here?

The middle east has its gripes and bitches that have to do with Israel and Palestine, but what exactly do we have to do with the cluster fuck in southern Russia? They don't exactly give a shit about our opinion...

Was it just for attention?

by Anonymousreply 1404/19/2013

The Slate has a good article about the Caucasus and its regions.

by Anonymousreply 1504/19/2013

R7 you sound pretty ignorant of the countries yourself since you won't even name them.

by Anonymousreply 1604/19/2013

[quote]Of course we've heard of Chechnya.


by Anonymousreply 1704/19/2013

Not only have I heard of them, I can see Russia from my house!

by Anonymousreply 1804/19/2013

Love us or hate us, it's still an obsession. Love us or hate us, that is the question. If you love us, then thank you! If you hate us, then fuck you!

by Anonymousreply 1904/19/2013

[R11] I've click "w&w" on your post just because of your name.

by Anonymousreply 2004/19/2013

They were from Dagestan not Chechnya although they were ethnic Chechens. Supposedly they had lived in Central Asia for some years before coming to the U.S.

by Anonymousreply 2104/19/2013

Who hasn't hear of Islamoterroristan?

by Anonymousreply 2204/19/2013

Chechens are gangsters.

I'd like to know what this uncle does for a living. He wouldn't say. Probably runs a money laundering business

by Anonymousreply 2304/19/2013
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