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Terrorists donít care if you speak Russian or English
Gonzo News Service ^ | 5 September 2004 | editorial

Posted on 09/05/2004 5:04:49 PM PDT by Maigrey

The images being shown from Belsan, Russia, were hideous. The situation was infuriating. And knowing the circumstances doesn’t excuse the actions.

This week was the start of the Russian school year. In Russian culture, the start of the school year is marked with celebration, with extended families and friends going to the child’s school, and with bringing gifts for the child’s teacher. This year will be remembered for the brutal massacre at the school in school number one in Belsan.

On Wednesday, terrorists stormed the school, and took the people in the school hostage. Initial reports said that there were 100 to 400 hostages. Sadly, this was underestimated by almost 200 percent. When the school was evacuated today, there were over 1000 hostages, with a casualty rate of almost 75 percent! The few men who were present at the school when it was taken hostage were herded up like cattle, and slaughtered. The terrorists did this to keep the rest of the hostages compliant, and the children paralyzed with fear.

For three days, the 30 gunmen terrorized the children. This group included Arabs, Chechens, and women. The conditions they were held in were worse than the worst hellhole prison in any country. The carnage they witnessed will surely scar their lives and souls. The children were forced to strip to their undergarments, and forced to sit, shoulder to shoulder, with them being curled up knees under their chins. They were forced to sit quietly, with any noise having fatal consequences. They were not allowed to sleep, or drink, nor eat. This went on for three days.

Even prisoners are allowed water. But these children – along with the adults – were denied even this simple item. What beast would deny children water to drink? What group of monsters would force children to strip to their underwear? What evil would force children to consume their own liquid waste to stay hydrated?

One child, who had the courage to ask for water, was skewered like a pig. All for asking for water to drink. Should a child be killed for asking for a drink of water? Absolutely not. But the terrorists didn’t care about that. They were acting like petulant three year olds, who weren’t getting their way. They stated to the hostages that they were being denied water because Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn’t come and deal with them personally. Another terrorist stabbed another child repeatedly, when the scum ran out of ammo. Their actions on the first day were recorded on video, and sent to Putin to show him they were serious. This video showed the terrorists raping girls, and murdering men.

Other atrocities were also committed. The terrorists raped girls. Uncles and fathers were murdered after being forced to assist in wiring the explosives. One man was executed in front of the children as an object lesson to obey or die. Mothers with multiple children at the school were forced to abandon one child to the terrorists and were allowed to leave with another. What evil would make a mother choose which child would live or die?

The terrorists were financed by Al-Quaeda, and trained in the hostage techniques in Chechnya. They murdered parents, and scared children. Were the children involved in the ten-year ongoing war in Chechnya, which the Chechen people say is a war for their independence? Were the women who were in the school responsible for the deaths during the war? Of course, they were treated like refuse by the terrorists.

Once the Russian crisis was resolved, the stories that have emerged are brutal, and make you want to cry for mercy for the children, and fury at those responsible. Alas, those who were directly responsible have paid the price for their actions with their lives. All were reported dead by Saturday, including one enterprising “Black Widow” who disguised herself as a teacher, and got out to a hospital with the children. Security forces killed her as she was attempting to detonate explosives around her body.

Finally, after all the horror has been reported, there come the recriminations. There was finger pointing at the Russian President, who didn’t want to negotiate with the evil thugs. Then there was the chaos from the detonation of the explosives in the gym, murdering scores of people. They European Union demanded information as to how this could happen. But what is embarrassing is the lack of resources for the children and adults after they escaped. According to news reports from Itar-Tass, the International Red Cross wasn’t present at the school, to provide relief efforts, because they were not requested.

Why for the love of life would someone have to request having the International Red Cross come out and assist these children? You would think a national catastrophe would automatically demand their presence, and not have to be requested. This is an outrage on a global scale. But I guess Muslim prisoners are more important that Christian children being held hostage.

Yes, you read correctly. What the national news markets are not reporting widely is that the terrorists targeted this school because it was a Christian school. Some of the children were members of the Russian Orthodox Church, a slightly different form of Greek Orthodox.

Once the funerals are completed, and Russia has a time to mourn the chaos of the last two weeks, there is going to be hell to pay. I don’t wish Russian justice and vengeance on anyone.


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After reading reports for the last 2 days, I'm still seething.
1 posted on 09/05/2004 5:04:49 PM PDT by Maigrey
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To: Maigrey

Nor do they care if you're a flaming liberal or a conservative.

I haven't read the whole thing...I have a boy standing here. Thanks for the thread, Maigrey.


2 posted on 09/05/2004 5:06:28 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Maigrey
The terrorists were financed by Al-Quaeda Saudi Arabia.

There, that's better.

3 posted on 09/05/2004 5:08:41 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: Maigrey
I, too, am seething.

What beast would deny children water to drink? What group of monsters would force children to strip to their underwear? What evil would force children to consume their own liquid waste to stay hydrated?

Mo-slimes would.

There is only one way to deal with such demonic monsters.

And you, gentle reader, know it as well as I.

4 posted on 09/05/2004 5:08:46 PM PDT by neutrino (Globalization ďis the economic treason that dare not speak its name.Ē (173))
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To: Maigrey

It's time these animals get a taste of their own medicine!


5 posted on 09/05/2004 5:11:15 PM PDT by Arpege92 (We're here! We're Conservative! And we're in your face! - theDentist)
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To: happygrl

Ditto.


7 posted on 09/05/2004 5:18:05 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: Maigrey

*Most* of the children were Russian Orthodox. It's the primary religion in North Ossetia.


8 posted on 09/05/2004 5:18:28 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: Maigrey

Why did the American press not the report this during the Republican convention!?

I really don't expect an answer.


9 posted on 09/05/2004 5:18:30 PM PDT by kennyboy509 (Ha! I kill me!)
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To: MarMema

Sorry about painting with too broad of a brush.


10 posted on 09/05/2004 5:19:58 PM PDT by Maigrey (Kerry: Up-the-Mekong-without-a-paddle... - Mark Steyn)
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To: Arpege92
"Nor do they care if you're a flaming liberal or a conservative."

This is what I don't get about the liberal take on these people. They cant be reasoned or negotiated with, and all the sensitivity in the world to them only means that you are weak and ready to be targeted. Sadly, the only thing that works is hitting them harder than they hit you. And even hitting them before they can hit you. Israel would have been wiped off the face of the earth years ago if their policy hadn't been to use overwhelming force each time it was used on them. Its exactly the same here. And Kerry's followers just doesn't seem to realize that they don't play "Live and let Live" real well. Maybe in some other reality that works, but we live in this one.
11 posted on 09/05/2004 5:22:56 PM PDT by libs_kma (If J effin K doesn't support your position now...just talk to him and he will...in a nuanced way)
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To: Maigrey
Once the funerals are completed, and Russia has a time to mourn the chaos of the last two weeks, there is going to be hell to pay. I don’t wish Russian justice and vengeance on anyone.

I DO.

Raze Chechnya to the bedrock tomorrow, if the prevailing winds are favorable and slaughter every Chechan prisoner in Russia so that no one tries to 'ransom' them again.

...Since we seem to have new rules of warfare, now.

I imagined myself as a young teen, my first sweet crush of a girlfriend looking sidelong at me on the first day of school....and then being raped and slaughtered by muslim pigs, as my classmates were butchered. This has kept me in a raging fury all day.

12 posted on 09/05/2004 5:26:35 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Thereza-Heinz-DiazDeBovar-Greenberg-Kerry: PROOF that even the Rich can marry a failure.)
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Sorry for being bullheaded. :-) I have taken this a bit personally - seeing the girl with our cross clutched in her hand, etc.

It's a great writing. Thank you for it.

13 posted on 09/05/2004 5:27:19 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: Maigrey

Russia still has 10k nuclear warheads!

The russians can make the Caucasus inhospitable for NO ONE for the next 10000 years.

Putin, your move.


14 posted on 09/05/2004 5:28:24 PM PDT by bubman
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I read a book a few years ago called "The War in 2020". While the book premise of the Japanese being behind an overall war against America doesn't seem particularly plausible in today's world, particularly with how Japan has stood with us in the war on terror, the way Muslim extremists was described seems all too real. The book describes the former Soviet Union in a shambles, at war with Muslim extremists. It describes how Muslims, in tanks and other military vehicles, cruelly run over helpless Russian refugees and for good measure, rape young women for sport. This book was written over 10 years ago I think, but the author had Muslim extremists pegged.


15 posted on 09/05/2004 5:29:27 PM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: Maigrey

BTTT


16 posted on 09/05/2004 5:31:18 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: libs_kma
This is what I don't get about the liberal take on these people.

What you said. Time and time again liberal supporters when to chechnya bringing them aid and journalistic support, and were kidnapped and beheaded for their trouble, by the very people they were trying to help.

So you can only conclude that liberals, like the one who just posted a pro-chechen vanity here about an hour ago ( it was pulled) are very, very naive.
And chechens are incredibly stupid beyond belief or simply evil to the core, having shown a great love for blood and gore, snuff films, mutilation of children.

It's all beyond my comprehension why either acts as they do.

17 posted on 09/05/2004 5:32:00 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: kennyboy509

The MSM doesn't want to hurt Kerry with the story reminding people that this is a dangerous world, full of beasts such as these Muslim terrorists. It's an "overblown threat", doncha know?

We have to be resolute in this war againg the terroists and terminate them when we find them. Taking prisoners is not an workable option unless it's a high level operative that we can squeeze for information and then dispose of. There should not be acknowledgment of prisoners, as a general rule IMO.

The terrorists are people that are to be eliminated without question or mention of what became of them other than "we killed x number in the operation".


18 posted on 09/05/2004 5:38:12 PM PDT by damper99
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To: bubman

Don't forget about Armenia. They're Christians who have suffered multiple genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks (Muslims) during the early part of this century. We don't want to make Armenia uninhabitable.

Nuclear warheads also produce dangerous radioactive fallout which will drift thousands of miles from the detonation area; therefore, they are not the answer.

My best guess: Call for UNITED STATES SPECIAL FORCES allied with ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES to root out terrorists and train and equip the hapless Russians to do the same. At this point, the Russians will not suffer defeat for failure of the will.


19 posted on 09/05/2004 5:39:29 PM PDT by dufekin (President Kerry would have our enemies partying like it's 1969. That's when he became a traitor.)
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To: Arpege92
It's time these animals get a taste of their own medicine!

Except even that doesn't work with these slimeballs. They have no regard for the sanctity of life, so killing their families has no effect.

The only solution is to kill them so they stop.

20 posted on 09/05/2004 5:45:14 PM PDT by brewcrew
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