I’m guessing about 98% of Americans are oblivious to that fact and would not recognize the name “Beslan”. Sad.
There's a reason for that. The same "neo-conservative" cheerleaders who have been the most ardent supporters of the so-called War on Terror have had a strong interest in the Russia-Chechnya conflict . . . but on the side of the Chechens.
Do some online research on an organization called the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya, and you'll find a whole bunch of interesting names associated with it.
They changed their name to the American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus shortly after the Beslan massacre -- probably because people were starting to ask a lot of questions about what their agenda really is.
"War on Terror," my @ss.
From AP via FoxNews.com...
Last Living Beslan School Attacker Sentenced to Life in Prison
May 28, 2006
VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia AP
A southern Russian court on Friday sentenced the sole surviving Beslan school attacker to life in prison, capping a yearlong trial that survivors and victims' relatives say has left the most essential questions about the tragedy unanswered.
They demand to know just who bore the most responsibility: Nur-Pashi Kulayev and his 31 fellow militants, or the officials whose negligence or even alleged complicity allowed them to seize hundreds of children and parents on the first day of school in September 2004.
"I did not go to court to become convinced of Kulayev's guilt, but to reconstruct all the circumstances of the terrorist attack and find the truth," said Aneta Gadiyeva, whose daughter was killed. "But I did not learn anything new and did not get any answers." ..."
Intentionally so. Now the American media can shape the issue the way they want to.