Basayev said he had deceived Russian intelligence services, who believed his terrorists would attack a government center in the regional capital and cleared a route at the border in hopes of ambushing them along the way.
Sure, but if anything it was a tactical mistake, not a ploy to let the hostage taking take place so Putin could "grab more power".
posted on 07/29/2007 10:58:22 AM PDT
It gets worse - lots of conjucture that the Russians even allowed recon missions weeks earlier.
Dont forget that the FSB was found setting expolsives in Russian apt buildings - to blame the “terrorists”.
posted on 07/29/2007 11:08:44 AM PDT
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