Monday, July 10, 2006

Russia Scores Big Win in the War on Terror

Analysis: Russia 'decapitates' Chechen rebel movement - World - Times Online The man behind the cowardly 2004 attack on school children in Beslan is dead.
Shamil Basayev's death has been announced before but there seems to be no doubt about it this time. The FSB has formally announced it and they have shown brief footage of his body, lying on his back, the right arm bandaged and bloodied. It was recognisably him - he had a thick black beard as he has had since the early 1990s when he first became involved in the Chechen movement.
He invited al-Qaeda into Chechnya to help with his plans - though the press is always careful to say "the Kremlin says." Guess they don't like to bad mouth terrorists of any stripe.

All I can say is, "good riddance."

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