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Saturday, September 04, 2004


Blessed Are the Children

::What is this world coming to? This was what flashed through my mind as i followed the BBC account on TV regarding the bloody resolution of the Russian School Siege. From the footage shown it was obvious that something had gone terribly wrong. Everything was haphazard and not coordinated. Civilians were seen involved and the authorities did not appear to be in control. Even the number of hostages were not known, figures ranged from 300 to 1500! Children without shirts and clothes were seen being carried to cars and other vehicles. No ambulances or paramedics were to be seen initially. Explosions and gunfires were o be heard in tthe background. One can follow the BBC's As it happened: Russian school siege account here. The latest reports a death toll of 200! A chronology of events associated with the Russian School Siege can be followed here.

There are news reports saying that the siege was Al Qaeda financed. Official accounts say that the hostage-taking militants wanted an independent Chechen. What a bloody and cowardly way to try to achieve that, targetting innocent school children and parents. It looks like terror knows no form and the limits are being breached every so often. Once again the impotence of the United Nations is revealed. The demand by its Security Council for the immediate release of the hostages apparently went unheard. How is the world going to deal with this amorphous form of terror in which anyone and any place can be the target!




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