He wanted his people free from the KGB.
The KGB refused any negociation.
The KGB unleashed a horrible war of mass-killing.
The KGB won.
The French officials call that
The Americans officials call that
Saving the Union.
I call that
the same old pretense for the mass-killing of dissidents.
The usual leftist professionals of outrage aren't outraged a bit.
And if anything is to be blamed about Russia,
it's its wild "ultra-capitalism", they will tell you,
not its criminal statism, and not the fundamentalist muslim terrorism.
UPDATE: I stand corrected concerning Maskhadov, although I'm reserving my judgment pending further confirmation.
Thanks to averros in the
comments section below.
I still call the KGB bastard an evil killer based
on illegitimate claims of sovereignty;
but so was possibly Maskhadov another evil killer based
on rival illegitimate claims of sovereignty --
though further information is required for me to tell.
it still seems very clear to me that the KGB bastard
is a great evil, far beyond
what Maskhadov could possibly be.
I still salute Joe Random Chechen Non-Murderous Freedom Fighter,
though he might be rarer than I believe he is,
and though the last one might have ceased to fight quite some time ago.