Shamil Basayev

Shamil Basayev is the leader of the Chechen rebels. ABC America conducted an interview with him recently which resulted in them being banned by Russian authorities.

Extracts of the interview can be found here.

UPDATE: I’ve thought long and hard before linking to this video, an alleged insurgency film from Iraq, showing a murdered American soldier. It’s brutal, so be warned before watching it. I am in no way condoning such behaviour by showing this, for the record. In my view, it’s no better than the vast amount of war porn that appears almost nightly on our news. Suffice to say, that kind of footage almost never shows the effects of Western military hardware.

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