Why hasn't Russia carpet-bombed Chechnya yet?
Possible reasons I see:
1) Oil - but leveling the place is not going to disturb the deep underground oil deposits
2) Money - somebody is making a good buck (ruble) from this prolonged war.
3) People haven't gotten too sensitive and civilian casualties are no longer acceptable in war, all the PR bulls....t
Agree with any of the above? Other thoughts?
- SeryVolk969Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
It has,frequently,with massive of civilian casualties - hence the terrorism.
In 2003 the United Nations called Grozny "the most destroyed city on Earth".
Try some history once in a while before asking such half-baked questions.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Chechen_War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Chechen_War#Hum... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Chechen_War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_Russian_bombing_... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Chechen_War#19... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Chechen_War_cr...
- BryanLv 71 decade ago
No, I dont think you have got it. The russians are really heavy handed and they have been coming down on Chechnya with both feet for years now.
The problem with that approach is that you drive more people into the enemy camp. You cannot defeat a whole people with military force alone. You have to address their concerns and get the majority to agree with you. If you can do that, you can start to turn the tide of the insurgency. If not, the fighting will drag on for generations.Source(s): Former Army Officer.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
people everywhere know that chechnya is in the right, so if russia nuked them then the entire international community would be mad at russia.
kind of like if america invaded and occupied a non-hostile country like greece or iraq.
- old dudeLv 61 decade ago
Dude they tried to beat them once and got thier ar**se kicked