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US Wrong To Tell Russia To Use Diplomacy In Fighting  Islamofascism

For Immediate Release. September 8, 2004 On September 7, 2004, the Bush Administration said that only a political settlement could end the crisis between Russia and the breakaway region of Chechnya.  

“Our view on the overall situation has not changed,” said State Department spokesman Richard Boucher. He said that ultimately “there must be a political settlement.”  

In the takeover of a Russian school in which 400 people were killed, Russian investigators said Arab operatives linked to Al Qaida played a major role.  Nationals from several Arab countries, 10 of the 32 suicide terrorists, took over a high school in Beslan in North Ossetia last week. Trained at Al Qaida camps in Afghanistan, most of the terrorists were Chechens and Ingush.   Officials said that the ten Arab nationals were from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria.  

“Russia like the United States (US) is a partner in fighting a war against Islamofascism.  It is wrong as well as hypocritical for the Bush Administration to tell the Russian government to resolve this issue through diplomacy,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.  He added, “The Bush Administration has continually used and promoted a strategy of appeasement in Iraq and Israel with terrorism which has only resulted in more terrorism and the loss of innocent life.  If Chechnya chooses to align itself with terrorists as do nations such as the  former Iraq, Iran and Syria for example, they must be dealt with by using the full force of the Russian military.  There is no difference between the former tyrannical dictatorship of Saddam Hussein or Chechnya, for as President Bush has said in the past they are with us or against us.”  

For over two days in 95 degrees heat, children and babies were tortured and denied water and food and forced to drink their own urine.  It was reported that when one six-year old boy asked for water, he was killed by having a bayonet thrust through his body.  And when children were trying to run to safety in their mothers' arms, over 20 children were shot in the back by snipers on the roof-tops.  “The Bush Administration is sadly mistaken to believe that diplomacy can stop these savage, barbaric acts of Islamofascism.  The world will not be safe until these enemies of democracy and freedom are eradicated totally by whatever militaristic force it may take instead of a policy of appeasement.  For if this enemy is not eliminated, there will be no place in the world that is safe from these extremists,” said Dr. Rutkowski. 

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