On 5 Aug 2002 at 12:52, Hermit wrote:
> Nobody else has supplied the Chechens with anything except cold
> comfort and unreasoning hatred in just about equal proportions. That
> being so, who else could the Chechens turn to? The downside is, that
> this makes it almost certain that al Qu'aeda cadres will receive
> sanctuary and a highly honored place in most of the Southern ex Soviet
And which Southern ex-Soviet republics would that be? Certainly not
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan, who
have all provided us with varying levels of assistance in Afghanistan.
Their governments have had their own internal problems with Al
Quaeda backed terrorists.
> Well out of the reach of the US - and Putin & Co. And of
> course, as you pointed out last night, nobody would be so stupid as to
> launch an attack on any member of the CIS. After all, they are nuclear
If it is discovered by the governments of any of the five states I listed
that Osama Bin Laden is indeed hiding within their borders, they would
both act to apprehend tham and open their doors to US help in doing so
so fast it would make your head spin. Pursuant to our Afghani
operations, we already have, with the full knowledge and consent of
their governments, personnel and the use of bases in most of these
> Or might we be?
> PS Did you notice: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2174344.stm
> And unless somebody rewrote the UN resolutions while the world slept,
> "Regime change" is not a reason to attack another country.
> This message was posted by Hermit to the Virus 2002 board on Church of
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