It is true that Western countries were also conquerors when the world was up for grabs, and after conquest they too wanted law and order kept on their terms. Ghengis Khan also created an empire famed because it was safe for all his subjects, rich and po
o r, strong and weak, to travel through, from one end to the other; all opposing his order having been exterminated.
Disagreeing with your conquerors and wanting to live without the jackboot over your head is not anarchy. It is a noble and just human ideal. Countries liberated from the Soviet clutches, such as the Baltic States, Poland and Hungary live without concentration camps and without killing each other - without anarchy. Painting the Chechens as all bandits and outlaws is surely just Soviet propaganda and racism.
Your paper has sided with Bosnian Muslims; and it would be nice if you could give some moral support to the Chechens, who also want to live freely.
Yours truly, S. SUMMERS Thorpeness, Suffolk 30 DecemberReuse content