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A weekly occurrence in Dagestan: anti-terrorist operations

In my recent post about the bombings in Volgograd I wrote the following: The Dagestani terrorists have learned the lessons of Chechnia well, and they are never trying to hold on to any territory or to create some kind of Wahabi statelet in Dagestan: quite to the contrary, day after day after day, the security forces engage the Dagestani terrorists who each time end up either captured or dead (mostly

La “quenelle” now in music!! (in French with English subs)

I have recently written about the amazing (and hilarious) scandal taking place in France, and slowly in the rest of Europe, around the “quenelle” (For those of you who missed it, you can get the background info here).  I will spare you all the recent political developments, but let’s just say that the anti-quenelle hysteria and that the French Minister of Internal Affairs is considering making the gesture illegal (he

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