Czech Your Facts

Horrifying levels of stupidity evident from Tweets in the USA, with some dingbat named Courtney Abbott saying the two alleged Boston Bombers’ were from the Czech Republic.


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The Czechs are a highly civilised Western nation, with their capital Prague in my opinion the most beautiful on the Continent. They have a long history, as Bohemia, an integral part of Christendom, and are in general a source of sensible Western thinking.

The place that Courtney Cretin is confusing them with is described in the Yahoo report I read this afternoon when the Jakarta rain drove me in from my sunny spot out front.

“The Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entities – the Czech Republic is a Central European country; Chechnya is a part of the Russian Federation,” Petr Gandalovič, the Czech ambassador, wrote on the embassy’s website on Friday….Chechnya is part of southern Russia’s restive Caucasus, which also includes Dagestan, Ingushetia and other predominately Muslim regions that have seen two decades of unrest since the fall of the Soviet Union.