Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Chechen Terrorism.
We aren't the only ones having problems with terrorists. In this case it's the Russians trying to deal with a group who took a school full of kids and is holding them hostage. With all the problems with suicide bombers scuttling planes and blowing up subway stations.
Interestingly, those earlier bombings were perpetrated by women, who the authorities are now calling "Black Widows."
I have been pretty neutral about this conflict that Russia has found itself in up until now. The current Russian administration has it's flaws and Soviet style authoritarian tendencies, but threatening to kill school children is over the line and suddently I'm rooting for the Russians.

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