[Marxism] Putin

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 12 20:47:40 MST 2016

On 2/12/16 10:08 PM, Andrew Stewart wrote:
> Vijay Prashad explaining the history of the World Muslim League last
> fall re: Syria
> http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=14797

Yeah, but that is a disservice to the Chechen rebels' much more complex 
political trajectory.

 From something I wrote about Chechnya in 2013:

In the provocatively titled “Che Guevaras in Turbans” (New Left Review 
I/237, September-October 1999), Derlugian made the case for the Islamist 
guerrillas and Shamil Basayev in particular. Basayev, who was killed by 
a Russian car bomb in 2006, was responsible for some of the most 
sensational terrorist attacks that persuaded many liberals and radicals 
to adopt a plague on both your houses position with respect to the 
Second Chechen War. While Derlugian was no apologist for terror, he 
provided some background on Basayev that never found their way into the 
customary reportage in the left press:

	During his brief period as a student in Moscow, aside from the fateful 
Professor Borovoy, Basayev met Cubans and learned from them about 
Ernesto Che Guevara. The young Chechen commander carried a picture of 
Che in his breast pocket through the Abkhazia war of 1992–93, where he 
was rescuing the fellow Abkhazian mountaineers from the marauding 
Georgian warlords—and where he was apparently trained, supplied, and 
supported by the Russian military who saw their interests as lying in 
the subversion of Georgia’s independence.

full: https://louisproyect.org/2013/05/14/reflections-on-chechnya/

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