Was it a Russian terrorist, or a Chechen terrorist?
As far as the theatre was concerned, yes it was Russian gas, but the terrorists were killed.
Putin is not as concerned with killing innocent civilians. If we weren't, the Iraq war would be over.
The most accurate report on the events always say the same thing, that an explosion was heard, presumably from a terrorist bomb. That has never been confirmed.
You will however find confirmation, in both the Russian and American press, of Russian troops blowing a hole in the Gymnasium wall, and killing many hostages.
Betcha this is mental illness emanating from the minds of "Paleocon" types that believe there is a moral equivalency between Islam and Christianity, therefore, a Chechen state is not necessarily a terrorist state. I'd bet they believe the Israelis are villains too...that would fit into their world view and ideological outlook somewhere...