Friday, September 03, 2004

This day will live in infamy

I have no words to describe the mayhem that transpired in Beslan after the sport hall roof had collapsed and the terrorists began to fire at the kids. The storming by the special forces that followed continued way into the evening. Well, actually on the secon thought I do know how to describe it:


Some details can be found here and it's too early to try to assess the situation and to answer what seems to be the main question: was the chaotic stroming the result of a tragic accident and should be blamed on the terrorists or was it another manifestation of Russia's leadership incompetency and brutal willingness to sacrifice lives of innocent people. reports that some hostages said there had been no proper negotiations prior to the storming and and that the terrorists had tried to contact, and failed, North Ossetian officials.


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