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Czech ambassador: ĎThe Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entitiesí (LIV alert)
Daily Caller ^ | Caroline May

Posted on 04/20/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT by Perdogg

The ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States stressed Friday that his country is different from Chechnya, the region with which one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has close ties.

“As many, I was deeply shocked by the tragedy that occurred in Boston earlier this month. It was a stark reminder of the fact that any of us could be a victim of senseless violence anywhere at any moment,” Czech ambassador Petr Gandalovič said in a statement Friday.

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More here Geography fail: Tweeters confuse Chechnya with Czech Republic

Fail: Chechnya is not Czech Republic. Public school education at its finest.— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) April 19, 2013


1 posted on 04/20/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 04/20/2013 5:02:00 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Also, they should not be confused with the Check Republic, sometimes known as Washington DC.


3 posted on 04/20/2013 5:05:40 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sender

Stop with the Chechnya cr**. They’re Muslims and they’re terrorists.


4 posted on 04/20/2013 5:10:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Perdogg

After 9/11, we had a guy from India in our community who owned a gas station. Apparently some low information types thought he was a Muslim because he put a sign in the window of the gas station that said “I’m Indian, Not Muslim.”


5 posted on 04/20/2013 5:14:08 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Think about the mental gymnastics if these guys were from Tbilisi(Georgia). :)


6 posted on 04/20/2013 5:16:58 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

I love when people try to distance themselves...not going to work on me.


7 posted on 04/20/2013 5:17:18 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: BobL

Which people?


8 posted on 04/20/2013 5:18:22 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

It never occurred to me that anyone could confuse Chechnya for the Czech Republic, but them I’m not a Democrat.


9 posted on 04/20/2013 5:18:50 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Perdogg

The fact that it’s even necessary to say this is sad. The Checks and Chechens have almost nothing in common culturally.


10 posted on 04/20/2013 5:19:43 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Perdogg

Sickens me that so many can’t comprehend simple geography that a statement like this even has to be made.


11 posted on 04/20/2013 5:19:56 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Perdogg

“Which people?”

Just having some fun...


12 posted on 04/20/2013 5:25:14 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Perdogg

LOL. That one would be easy. I can see the MSM headlines now: “Terrorist was a Religious Fanatic from Georgia”


13 posted on 04/20/2013 5:28:28 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Perdogg

In fact Czech Republic is a longtime apologist of a Chechen cause. Along with Norway and South France they have a huge problem of crime among Chechen ‘refugees’. These people are dominating asylum centres, installing ‘protection’ over other ethnic minorities, intimidating officials and Euro-type incompetent police who has no idea how to deal with violence.


14 posted on 04/20/2013 5:31:57 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Sacajaweau

Yes they are Muslims and they are terrorists, but they also strongly self-identified as Chechens (bu looking at their past posts and pictures etc) so if this influenced their worldview, and if it might lead to any supporters, it is a lead that must be looked at objectively.


15 posted on 04/20/2013 5:38:52 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Perdogg
So one if the Boston suspects is Czech, but born and raised in America. I don't think it's fair to call this terrorism -___-— Tawny Mertins. (@tawnymmm) April 19, 2013

Obama voter.

16 posted on 04/20/2013 5:45:43 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Perdogg

Czech it out ya’ll! Them’s Mooozlims from Georgia! Hee haw!


17 posted on 04/20/2013 5:48:57 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Sender

BS...Chechens and Sunni Muslims are the same thing. This area has been Muslim for 300 years. And they are chiefly Sunni...Don’t make excuses for them.


18 posted on 04/20/2013 5:51:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Perdogg

Americans are the only ones among the “affluent” countries who haven’t a friggin’ clue of the difference.


19 posted on 04/20/2013 5:52:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Perdogg

Credibility Check:

Is the Czech ambassador a muslim?


20 posted on 04/20/2013 5:53:36 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Perdogg
WANTED

Czechoslovakian Brothers

Alias: Two Wild and Crazy Guys

21 posted on 04/20/2013 5:58:10 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Perdogg

Anybody with even a passing familiarity with public school geography should know this.


22 posted on 04/20/2013 6:02:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perdogg

And now for something completely different......

In the days of old, when Knights were bold, ladies were taken to the tournaments. They excitedly dressed in their finest finery to see and to be seen. It was my honor to escort the lady Geneva, the sister of the duke to the event.
She was not too well versed on just exactly what was transpiring but was eager to choose a champion and to wager the 50 florins in her purse. I carefully explained the jousting course and how the knights rode towards each other, lances lowered to unhorse their opponent.
We reviewed the warriors. There was Sir Geffery Dilandsworth wearing the gleaming armor and carrying the shield with the distinctive blue and white checkered shield. There was Sir Albert Truan in the black armor and a green pennant of Vaud rippling from his lance, there was Sir Gilbane De Valier, lord of St Gelbert manor on the huge gray charger and there was Sir Zagnoc Miclicokye Earl of the Chech barony in the wonderful red chain mail mantle over his shoulders Aegis like.
After the first round, half were eliminated and so it went till there were only 6 left. My lady, a thrifty sort still had her florins and was deciding how best to wager. She cried out to Sir Albert and waved her lace kerchief and then pointed to the bold knight and swooned “Is that Sir Zagnoc with the pretty shield”?’

“Of course not “ I responded……”How many times must I tell you, The chech’s in the mail”


23 posted on 04/20/2013 6:03:41 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Perdogg

Talk about trying to deal with the perceptions of low-informatation people, this is just another example.

Yeah, and Ben Gazi was just a movie and TV actor that was making an action film in Libya.

This is active promotion of making words seem to mean something they do not.

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”


24 posted on 04/20/2013 6:04:16 AM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: ScottinVA
Americans are the only ones among the “affluent” countries who haven’t a friggin’ clue of the difference.

Reminds me of when I was on a college campus and walked past the office of a professor who was talking with a female student. He mentioned Mao Tse-tung, and she asked, "is he Chinese or Japanese?" I was wondering how she could have gotten into that college without knowing who Mao was (and no, it wasn't Hillsdale).

25 posted on 04/20/2013 6:05:56 AM PDT by Taft in '52
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To: cripplecreek

“Anybody with even a passing familiarity with public school geography should know this.”*

*more than thirty years ago.


26 posted on 04/20/2013 6:08:13 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is v?ery late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

I’m a 1983 grad (dropout actually) and I know the difference. I’m no geography wizard but if the borders have been stable for 20 years or so I usually have a reasonable amount of knowledge.


27 posted on 04/20/2013 6:13:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perdogg

Bless his heart, what a fuddle.


28 posted on 04/20/2013 6:13:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("I think amnesty is deader than a Chechen bomber." ~ LS)
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To: Perdogg

Probably wanted to remind old 57 state leader of the free world.


29 posted on 04/20/2013 6:18:38 AM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: Sacajaweau
Stop with the Chechnya cr**. They’re Muslims and they’re terrorists.

Absolutely correct! This has nothing to do with Chechnya. A Chechnyan extremist in America would target the Russian embassy. A muslim extremist in America would target the American people.

But the MSM will not say as much. End result: most people will get the idea that the Boston bombing was somehow related to the Chechnyan-Russian conflict.

30 posted on 04/20/2013 6:21:22 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: cripplecreek

They have really good beer there.


31 posted on 04/20/2013 6:41:50 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Leaning Right
A Chechnyan extremist in America would target the Russian embassy.

Chechens don't love us any more than they love Russians. We've been killing them all over the world where ever we've fought terrorists.
32 posted on 04/20/2013 6:47:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sacajaweau
I'm not making excuses for them! These two had Chechen resistance practically tattooed on their foreheads, so that is something that has to be looked at. It appears that the older brother was more fully a Muslim, angry, beating his girlfriend, refusing to assimilate. It will be interesting to hear what the younger one says. Meanwhile, Dad is in Makhachkala saying they are angels and that all hell will break loose if they are killed.
33 posted on 04/20/2013 6:47:57 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Stop with the Chechnya cr**. They’re Muslims and they’re terrorists.”
****************************************************************
Actually, they’re all three.


34 posted on 04/20/2013 6:51:14 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Perdogg

Idiots. They make those great CZ firearms in the Czech Republic. They only seem to make Islamic murderers in Chechnya. But maybe that’s too harsh... Not.


35 posted on 04/20/2013 6:53:14 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: cripplecreek
Chechens don't love us any more than they love Russians.

I'm not an expert on Chechnya, so I'll concede that point. But here's the bottom line: were the bombers motivated primarily by nationalism, or by religion? From what I've seen of their on-line postings, it was religion.

36 posted on 04/20/2013 7:10:06 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Sender

The older one was interviewed by the FBI as a possible terrorist at foreign government’s request. Our FBI cleared him and just two years later gave him citizenship. Hows that for protecting us?


37 posted on 04/20/2013 7:15:18 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Leaning Right

We tend to label terrorists by nationality as well as ideological labels. Chechen muslims have proven themselves to be a type of special forces of islamic terrorism even making up a considerable portion of Bin Laden’s personal guard.


38 posted on 04/20/2013 7:18:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Leaning Right

BTW I think its important to know where individual terrorists come from because not all are culturally alike and its often reflected in their behavior.

For instance, Chechens (And other eastern European muslims) seem to take special pleasure in targeting children.


39 posted on 04/20/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

There was a lot of that confusion going on. I had to explain the difference to my kids and tell them the muslims haven’t been too kind to the Indians either.


40 posted on 04/20/2013 7:29:01 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Perdogg
Here in the U.S.A., The Czech Republic is being confused with Chechnya?

Impossible! Our youth are getting the best liberal education on the planet.

41 posted on 04/20/2013 7:35:50 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Perdogg

“System of Chechens & Tbilisians”


42 posted on 04/20/2013 7:36:29 AM PDT by mikrofon (Old Russian proverb ;)
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To: PoloSec
"Credibility Check: Is the Czech ambassador a muslim?"

Hardly. Some years ago he was posted to NYC as a consul to the US. I met him and his family at a Saint Nicholas celebration. They give no appearance of being muslim, nor do I think a muslim family would have traveled to Pennsylvania to attend a Christmas party.

The CR has its history of religious conflict but it goes back to the Reformation and Counter-Reformation involving Catholics and Protestants. During the Communist years of the Cold War, religion was suppressed, and many families fell away from religion altogether.

I've never seen much fondness for Islam among Czechs. This goes back to the Ottoman Empire and cruelties endured under the Turks.

Czechs are a freedom-loving bunch who have been in the middle of many conflicts over the centuries because they live in rich lands in the heart of Europe. They don't start conflicts, as they'd rather write poetry and music, and drink beer. They get pulled into conflicts or get rolled over by armies from time to time. When that happens they drink more beer.

43 posted on 04/20/2013 7:37:02 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: Leaning Right

But the MSM will not say as much. End result: most people will get the idea that the Boston bombing was somehow related to the Chechnyan-Russian conflict.

***
Bingo!


44 posted on 04/20/2013 7:40:32 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: cunning_fish
"In fact Czech Republic is a longtime apologist of a Chechen cause. Along with Norway and South France they have a huge problem of crime among Chechen ‘refugees’. These people are dominating asylum centres, installing ‘protection’ over other ethnic minorities, intimidating officials and Euro-type incompetent police who has no idea how to deal with violence."

An apologist for the Chechens? Why do you say this? They may indeed have problems with crime from the refugees. They certainly have had a lot of trouble with the Russian mob since the fall of the Iron Curtain. However, I have seen no evidence for this being an acceptable situation.

45 posted on 04/20/2013 7:45:38 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: tioga

That may have been at the request of the (ahem) Russians, who are watching the Chechens.


46 posted on 04/20/2013 7:48:49 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: SampleMan

‘It never occurred to me that anyone could confuse Chechnya for the Czech Republic, but then I’m not a Democrat.’

It can be confusing when you have the names of 57 states to remember.


47 posted on 04/20/2013 7:54:43 AM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: VeniVidiVici

He wasn’t born here.


48 posted on 04/20/2013 8:04:46 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Perdogg
There was a very funny episode of The Sopranos where Pauly makes this misidentification.
49 posted on 04/20/2013 8:07:57 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Perdogg

He didn’t correctly complete his sentence.

“It was a stark reminder of the fact that any of us could be a victim of senseless violence anywhere at any moment,”...

Which he should have concluded by saying, “...if you live near Muslims.”

“It was a stark reminder of the fact that any of us could be a victim of senseless violence anywhere at any moment, if you live near Muslims.”


50 posted on 04/20/2013 8:39:35 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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