CAUSE OF “FIGHTING CHECHEN TERRORISM” WEARING THIN.
Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 2 Issue: 40
During the course of an interview with a major Russian newspaper, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski observed concerning the subject of Chechnya: “Some aspects of Russia’s actions in Chechnya may be directed at terrorism, but even in such a case Russia should note how Britain has behaved in Northern Ireland in dealing with terrorism. Britain did not reduce Belfast to ruins and kill 30,000-40,000 civilians. Moreover, it might be worthwhile to note also that the French eventually recognized that the Algerians were not Frenchmen and brought that war to an end through a political settlement” (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, October 24).