Skip to main content

View Diary: On the front line, in Watertown (115 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Chechen sleepers protesting Putin? (3+ / 0-)

    Russian nationals, actually, who lived on the border with Chechnya, it's being reported. Seemingly, they've been in the US for about a year.

    Chechen nationals are not new to the terrorism game.  About a decade ago, Chechens were found to be responsible for the famous Nord-Ost (Норд-Ост) Dubrovka Theater hostage crisis in Moscow (23 Oct 2002). Russian officials are said to have mishandled this crisis badly.  Nord-Ost was the play production featured at the Dobrovka theater at the time.

    The Russian chats are saying that a repeat of such Chechen terrorism on Russian soil is all but impossible. Chechens are visually familiar to Russians today, and they provoke immediate  suspicion in heavily populated areas, where Putin's civil-rights bashing police ('militsiya' (милиция), recently changed to 'politsiya' (полиција) to sound less "military") would likely stop them on sight on some pretense.

    Could these Chechen nationals, then, be carrying out a protest against Putin's dictatorial Russia on American soil? Russian chats are saying that this is the case.

    Take your hands off my fkn Third Rail.

    by thenekkidtruth on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 04:07:57 AM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site