Chechnya - a far off country

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Thu Nov 4 04:56:51 PST 1999

>>Why the lack of interest in Chechnya among progressive lef-wingers by
>>comparison with East Timor?
>>It would not have anything to do with the religious and cultural
>>affiliations being the other way round would it?
>>Chris Burford
>More likely because it's probably just too depressing for them to
>contemplate the ruins of that political and cultural icon formerly known as
>the Soviet Union.

I don't know about others, but, speaking personally, I fear the consequences of liberals & leftists in the West paying attention to Chechnya more than those of inattention. Medical ethics says, 'do no harm.'


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