When one medieval fiefdom defeated another they would drag back its jewels, gold, tapestries and art objects as the spoils of war.
But Chechnya has become a republic of fear, the fiefdom of one man: its mercurial 36-year-old president, Ramzan Kadyrov.
At the auctions it was fiefdom against fiefdom and the spoils were dragged back to Japan.
Cassano—under Sullivan and perhaps before—ran his own fiefdom and supposedly was making gobs of money for the company and himself.
“The United States cannot sit back and watch an al Qaeda fiefdom rise up in Iraq,” the Iraqi official said.