[Marxism] 150 Years Ago, Sochi Was the Site of a Horrific Ethnic Cleansing- page 2 | History | Smithsonian

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Feb 8 11:06:14 MST 2014


This article is about the Russian war on the Circassians in the 19th 
century that in many ways anticipated what would happen in Chechnya. I 
learned about the Circassians in the must-read "Thistle and the Drone", 
a book by Akbar Ahmed that tries to penetrate the Islamophobic narrative 
used to justify Predator drone attacks on the mostly Islamic tribal 
peoples who are amalgamated with al-Qaeda.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/150-years-ago-Sochi-was-the-site-horrific-ethnic-cleansing-180949675/

Here is a good review of Ahmed's book:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/oct/24/terror-hidden-source/





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