Friday, September 12, 2014

Chechens? Chechens? ISIL! ISIL!

Me, back in 2013:
These are people who have never known peace. I cannot see how the children of Chechnya could be anything war-traumatized. The surprise, perhaps, is that there have not been more international terrorists from Chechnya.

Dr. Adam L. Silverman, guest-blogging on Balloon Juice yesterday:

ISIL’s actual vanguard and some of their hardest core fighters are actually about 1,000 hardened Chechens who were radicalized and reactionized in their long rebellion and insurgency against the Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin.


The Blog Fodder said...

No wonder some of the young Ukrainian soldiers trapped in a pocket committed suicide when they heard that the Chechens were coming in to mop up.

Raven Onthill said...

I did not know about that. Thank you for telling me.