Saturday, September 04, 2004

Siege Ends in Tragedy

As predictable as it was, the massacre in Beslan is one of the greatest tragedies of the year. Hundreds of children are dead, the muslim religion has taken another black eye, the cause of Checnyan liberation has been weakened in the eyes of the world and a school lies in ruins.

The past three days have grabbed the attention of the entire world. The question now is whether or not we will continue to care tomorrow -- not only about the thousands of people who have lost family members, but about the millions of Chechnyans who are so desperate for freedom they are willing to be led by fanatics.


Blogger Nylon said...

Sadly, several people who read this blog saw this coming. I guess the hope that Putin would try something reasonable was ridiculous.

1:59 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, what exactly do you want Putin to do? Those people were nuts, you can't negotiate with them.

2:02 p.m.  
Blogger Nylon said...

Maybe he could try dealing with the Chechnyans in a fair manner. They do not want to be a part of Russia and are being forced to because they have tons of natural resources.

2:04 p.m.  
Blogger Marina974 said...

Stop politicizing the mass murder of hundreds of children.

RIP Beslan

5:12 p.m.  

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