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Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons

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+Mirumir    5,226

Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons

The revelation that the family of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings was from Chechnya prompted new speculation about the attack as Islamic terrorism. Less discussed was the history of U.S. neocons supporting Chechen terrorists as a strategy to weaken Russia, as ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley recalls.

By Coleen Rowley

I almost choked on my coffee listening to neoconservative Rudy Giuliani pompously claim on national TV that he was surprised about any Chechens being responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings because he?s never seen any indication that Chechen extremists harbored animosity toward the U.S.; Guiliani thought they were only focused on Russia.

Giuliani knows full well how the Chechen ?terrorists? proved useful to the U.S. in keeping pressure on the Russians, much as the Afghan mujahedeen were used in the anti-Soviet war in Afghanistan from 1980 to 1989. In fact, many neocons signed up as Chechnya?s ?friends,? including former CIA Director James Woolsey.

For instance, see this 2004 article in the UK Guardian, entitled, ?The Chechens? American friends: The Washington neocons? commitment to the war on terror evaporates in Chechnya, whose cause they have made their own.?

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HawkMan    5,158

what next, you're going to post a conspiracy theory that Russia is behind it, that seems more likely than all the other scenarios you have posted.

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Growled    3,880

It's always the USA's fault, no matter what.

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Sandor    436

It's always the USA's fault, no matter what.

Almost invariably. Meddling...it bites you in the ass from time to time.

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The_Observer    293

Family Guy Episode Predicted Boston Marathon Attack

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123456789A    4,709

Boston bombers inspired by Assassins Creed 3

Copy of game found in explosive satchel

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