Oct 4, 2009

Kadyrov gets his hands dirty


Straight from NY Times: "Special forces units in Chechnya killed at least eight militants Friday in an operation that was personally commanded by the Chechen president, Ramzan A. Kadyrov, according to the Chechen government’s Web site. Mr. Kadyrov later told the Ria Novosti news agency that Abubakar Pashaev, the leader of a militant group active in the Gudermes region of Chechnya, was killed in the operation."

Okay, I guess it's good that they're on top of the militants in the region, but seriously, what the hell? I'm pretty sure presidents are not supposed to lead special forces units or go on missions. That is crazytown. You're supposed to be a politician now, Kadyrov, not a general or a thug!

7 comments:

Ani said...

What, you've never heard of multitasking?

varske said...

Not something Saakashvili is likely to do, thank God, otherwise it might have turned out even worse. Just get another tie when you finished that one.

Sublime Oblivion said...

I respect leaders who fight on the front with their troops. You could even say that Kadyrov is just like Leonidas...

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Yeah but, "This is Chechnya!" just doesn't sound the same. =)

Sublime Oblivion said...

PS. I tried Tweeting this post, but Twitter apparently still thinks this is a malware site.

Ani said...

So, now we know! That hunting party was actually an early birthday celebration for RK: http://bit.ly/oK066
[...]
Perhaps coolest of all, you get a headline reading: "Kadyrov has reached the age of Christ."
[...]

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Thanks for the info Sublime. Firefox, Twitter, and others use Googles suspect list. Once you're on, it takes a while to get off.

The problem should go away once files get updated. However, I'll look into the Twitter issue directly.