“…so they will stop asking tough questions.”

Blood money is pouring into Beslan. Some are spending the largesse in better fashion than others.

…Former hostage Valiko Margiyev, 57, lost his 12-year-old daughter in the tragedy. He said neighbors who received no compensation accused victims of allowing themselves to be bought – and he and his wife Svetlana adopted a child from an orphanage to spend their compensation money on.

There is a survivor of the terrorists who stormed the school ~ “the sole survivor among the 32 alleged attackers, Nur-Pashi Kulayev, who was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.” I love that “alleged” thing. Makes it all sound like a big misunderstanding. And there has been no death penalty in Russia for ten years ~ something to do with joining the Council of Europe.
The villagers want Russian officials put on trial, too, ostensively to determine who actually set the charges that did the bulk of the killing.

“Putin never answered the main question: Did most of the hostages die at the hands of the attackers or of the Russian military?”

They don’t have 9-11 style commissions there to poke and prod, grandstand and fact find. And I didn’t know until I read this that they had those questions. Being Russia, I’m not sure that they could believe the answers if they ever got them.
UPDATE: Per Lisa’s note in the comments, I challenge you to find “Muslim” anywhere in this report.

3 Responses to ““…so they will stop asking tough questions.””

  1. Lisa says:

    Has there been any mention, anywhere, that these terrorists were Muslim? “Separatist militants,” my ass.

  2. That distinction seems to have gone conveniently astray, Lisa. It’s all “alleged” anyhow.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    An alleged incident, even.
    Chimpy’s blame for it all is, of course, accepted as fact.

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