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Thursday, September 09, 2004
Left Hand, meet Right Hand
There must be some nuanced explanation for this, but I fail to see it. Why, for the love of God, would the UK be helping "Chechen rebel leaders" evade Russian justice? These are the bastards that killed hundreds, mostly children.

Aslan Maskhadov is a thug of the highest order. CNN:
He is wanted by Moscow to face charges ranging from murder and torture to grievous bodily harm allegedly committed in Chechnya between 1995 and 2000. The Russian authorities have also accused him of involvement in the 2002 Moscow theater siege.
"Granting asylum to people involved in terrorism -- and Russia has documented evidence of this -- not only causes us regret but also effectively undermines the unity of the anti-terrorist coalition," Lavrov was quoted as saying in Thursday's edition of the newspaper Vremya Novostei.

Shamil Basayev is on the U.N. Security Council official terrorist list last year after Washington classified him as a threat to the United States.

There is no excuse for the UK to be holding back these thugs.

The US is not entirely out of the woods on this issue. Ilyas Akhmadov has been granted US aslyum in June 2004. On the surface this guy is not as bad as the other two, but the US should cooperate with Russia on this and send him home.

Instapundit reminds us that "This is what we're dealing with, for those who have forgotten." These jihadis should be sent to Allah, by way of Russian Justice. If not on the merits of the case, then in order to bring Russia (and the Russian people) into our alliance in the Global War on Terror.

(Cross Posted on LGF Watch Watch)

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