Chechy whatever. They’re all foreigners aren’t they?

Chechy whatever. They're all foreigners aren't they?

by digby

It's hard to believe this is necessary, but apparently it is:

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.

As more information on the origin of the alleged perpetrators is coming to light, I am concerned to note in the social media a most unfortunate misunderstanding in this respect. 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.

As the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman noted in his message to President Obama, the Czech Republic is an active and reliable partner of the United States in the fight against terrorism. We are determined to stand side by side with our allies in this respect, there is no doubt about that.

Petr Gandalovič
Ambassador of the Czech Republic

Sheesh. I don't know who the bozos are that don't know the difference but as an American please allow me to express my apologies on their behalf.

Unfortunately, we're dismantling our education system so this is unlikely to be the last time something embarrassing like this happens. I apologize in advance to those who will have to put up with it.