Chechen politician, surrogate to Shamil Basayev in Madzhlis of the Muslims of
Ichkeria and Daghestan, Movladi Udugov has given an exclusive interview to news
agency «Kavkaz-Center» in connection with latest events in United States of
attacks on USA on last Tuesday became the most destructive and significant on
the scale and consequences. What is the reaction of Chechen side to these events?
agree that attacks over United States really are impressing and, for certain,
will cause serious consequences in world policy. As to their
destructiveness and scale, they hardly can be compared with that of the Kremlin
terrorist grouping created in Chechen Republic. Scale and destructiveness of
attacks to USA is determined first of all by the position, which is occupied by
United States in the world. From here is the estimation of the scale and
destructive of these events. Assaults are made not on small Ichkeria, but on a
superpower. Therefore picture is the same, though degree of destructions in USA
and losses among civilians do not go in any comparison with destructions and
losses in our country.
my opinion, attacks on United States mark themselves a certain symbolical
feature behind, which new epoch of modern history begins. Those, who organized
attacks on USA, who ever stands responsible for it, actually have equaled United
States with others. In the world, there is no more that unique superpower, which
can dare to punish others, but not being punished by itself. Enormous
psychological loss is inflicted on United States. For Americans, feeling of
safety and superiority has disappeared in few minutes. That was inspired by
decades to the world, was propagandized with the help of MASS-MEDIA and
cinematography has not passed the test of reality. The reality appeared much
more rigidly that was shown from screens of TVs. The major consequences of
tragic events in USA became psychological consequences. The place of the world
leader is again vacant.
of Chechen side was expressed in the announcement of president Aslan Maskhadov
and Amir of supreme military Madzhlisul Shura of mujahideen, Shamil Basayev. The
Chechen side has expressed sympathy with American citizens, has condemned acts
of terrorism and has expressed opinion, that behind acts of terrorism in USA is
Russia, as the most interested side in easing United States and undermining
positions of America on international scene.
organizers of air attacks on USA, there are many interpretations. From Japanese
«Red Army» up to underground American groupings, which want to overthrow
George Bush. What is your opinion concerning possible organizers of attacks on
most convenient decision for administration Bush in the present situation to
specify «on duty terrorist» of American MASS-MEDIA is Osama bin Laden and to
declare the beginning of crusade war against «Muslim extremists», under the
slogan of protection of democracy and freedom. As the international anti-Islamic
circles led by Russia and Israel, in every possible way try to inspire this
version. In my opinion, this decision is so convenient, but as well as
dangerous. United States will risk its security to get involved in war against
one and a half billion Muslims and to transform the country into a field for
of USA always was a policy of restraint and conducting war on distance. Total
anti-Islamic war will not give a chance to United States to sustain this
strategy. Manpower resources of Muslims and powerful ideological stimulus of
resistance, the control above the basic power resources of the world, the
geographical position and an area of movement, finally will destroy USA. War
will come in the house of each American. And it already will be the collapse of
that America, which we know and which is realized by Americans. The first
disturbing symptoms of arising enmity and split of America already is available.
The Islamic organizations of USA have addressed with an appeal to Bush urgently
to stop anti-Muslim rhetoric in MASS MEDIA, which is lobbied by pro-Israeli
media-groupings. It is recommended to American Muslims that they should not
appear these days in public places in Islamic clothes. Islamic center in Dallas
was fired at. The mayor of New York calls not to make self-court above Arabs.
Think. Unless it is that America, which we till now knew?
to organizers of air assaults on USA, that, in my opinion, behind it is the
state structures, but in any way separate groupings in spite of their strength
cannot stand in such position. It is unequivocal. Character of acts of terrorism
does not allow assuming other versions. Unless, that in cases, when the
administration of USA knows, what country stands after these acts of terrorism,
but it is not ready to specify it as after that it is necessary to declare a
condition of war with that state and to make retaliations on it. That is to
begin full-scale war with all consequences following from here.
think, that behind acts of terrorism in USA is Russia. This country receives the
greatest political and military dividends from easing United States. Besides the
level of organization of terrorist attacks does not leave doubts that organizers
of actions have access to space means of conducting war and to other high
technologies. The unique country, which has such an opportunity, is Russia.
Allies of USA cannot be considered involved. So far as to China, this country is
far from that possible level of confrontation with USA and struggle for
influence in the world, which would have instigated Peking to go on so radical
actions. Objectively, on the given historical time interval, China needs strong
United States, even, in spite of, differences on island Taiwan. I would have not
excluded even Israel to be ignored from the list of possible organizers of act
of terrorism as benefits from it for Tel Aviv are too obvious, what.
events in USA can be reflected in Caucasus?
is obvious, that supremacy of USA on the world has strongly shaken. Attempts of
Washington to become stronger in other regions of the globe including in
Caucasus, will meet more furious and resolute resistance of other applicants for
leadership. At the same time, psychological consequences of impacts on USA,
certainly, will affect and those countries which, as well as United States apply
for a role of the international leader. Obviously as, that Russia will try to
take advantage of the arisen situation with peak efficiency and to strengthen
the aggressive actions in Caucasus.
evidence serves impudent anti-Georgian announcement of so-called peacemaker,
Nemtsov, who has gave interview to NTV exactly on the second day after acts of
terrorism in USA. I shall remind that Nemtsov has frankly declared, about an
opportunity of independent actions of Russia in territory of Georgia against
Chechens, who, according to his statement, are covered by Georgian authorities.
He without hesitation threatened that if presidents Shevardnadze and Putin will
not agree upon realization in territory of Georgia for joint actions against
Chechens, Russia can carry out independent operation. In view of last events in
USA, very interesting looks his warning to address Shevardnadze.
declared, that head of Georgian state should not hope for support of western
states any more the (!). The deputy - peacemaker especially emphasized that Georgia
today is the weak state. I know, that many Georgian politicians have regarded
announcement of Nemtsov as some kind of reaction of Moscow to acts of terrorism
in USA. Most likely, Moscow does not consider more necessary to look back to Washington
and it is one more argument in favor of the fact that Russia is the most
interested side in terrorist impacts on USA.
I would like to disappoint those, who expects for success of Russia. Events in
USA is a symbolic feature and the warning not only for United States, but also
for all those, who else continues to think within the framework of imperial
traditions and to appeal to force, as to be the sole argument of modern policy.