Considering what happened to the Kalmyk people as a result of unfettered exercise of state power under Stalin, that name seems a little tactless, or even arrogant.
Scotland Yard cops investigating criminal breaches of privacy manacled two men early this morning. A 58-year-old man - whose occupation was not revealed - was arrested at his home in Surrey and was expected to be interviewed at a south London police station later on Tuesday. The Met added that it had also cuffed a 61-year-old …
I wouldn't read too much into the operation name - in Britain the police use the same randomised naming policy as the military, whereby they deliberately name their operations to offer no indication of what they are targeting. In the US they use the opposite policy, so operations have grandiose names that strongly suggest what they are targeting.
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