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April 1, 2010

The Bear's Paw


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Fighting Back... Tunnel Rats.
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"Scrape them off the bottom of the sewer."
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With the modern day Satan on their tracks, the rebels of the Caucus are bound to be facing Hell for their recent attacks on "Mother Russia". And once again we will no doubt see the phrases "militant" and "Islamic" side by side. Yet this battle between the bear and the "religion of peace" has been long standing.
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"They should be poisoned like Rats."
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On one hand it is hard to defend the people who destroy the lives of innocent bystanders yet JFK said it best with; "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." At no point was violent revolt made impossible or preventable in this instance. Moscow has attempted, without resistance from its allies in the west, to enslave the Caucus region for its oil (something we love far to much). Yet the execution of innocents is unforgivable, just ask Allah.
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"The war will come to your street... and you will feel it on your own skins."
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On the other hand it is hard to deny the right of a people to fight back against tyranny. And that is exactly what the government in Moscow has been willing to spread across its former republics. It is obvious in Chechnya and other neighboring states that nobody gets into leadership without the Kremlin's backing. Independence is a state of mind in this region, not a state of being.
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"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." -President Theodore Roosevelt
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Deliver onto the populous of a nation the right to choose its own destiny and you have true and unrestrained freedom. Relinquish the reigns of tyranny and a nation can experience true liberty. However the Russian government has not yet allowed its own peoples to vote freely and honestly so it is a far stretch of the imagination to think Putin would allow Chechnya to do any different.
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"A people free to choose will always choose peace." - President Ronald Reagan
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It is of my opinion that even in Iran you will find Muslims that want nothing more than peace. You will find fathers who want nothing more than the best for their children, fathers that work every day to provide for their families. Even in Iran you will find mothers who want nothing more than to see their sons and daughters grow in a world without the threat of death or the clergy's calls for deaths in the name of Allah.
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The same can be said for those who are seeking "change" in Chechnya. If they had been born to a nation starved of grain and oil they would not be in their current predicament. However, the peoples of Chechnya do have oil and fertile land so they will continue to be milked by the money hungry Bear to the north. From her lair in Moscow the beast will without remorse continue to exercise it current punitive policies toward the tiny Chechen government. Its peoples will have to continue to suffer as the radicals these policies cultivate continue to fight back in the seemingly only plausible manner... violence begets violence.
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"The main lesson that ordinary Russians should draw from this tragedy is that the authorities and the people exist separately from each other,"- a Moskovsky Komsomolets journalist.
"If you are not prepared to die like cattle, be ready to defend yourself. Rely only on yourself. In this way, you will be able to save your own life and the life of your country."
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So as far as Putin goes, Hell has a special place for those who prey on the weak and voiceless. And for the forseable future, the Islamic radicals in Chechnya will continue to be a thorn in the Bear's paw.
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"They are animals. I have no doubt that we will find and destroy them all." -President Dmitry Medvedev

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