Monday, September 06, 2004

Suffer The Little Children

School standoff in Russia ends; at least 250 killed

-Rocky Mountain News, Saturday, September 4, 2004

Grief, blame in Russia
Death in school siege top 350; angry Putin rips security services

-Rocky Mountain News, Sunday, September 5, 2004

Russia buries victims of school hostage horror
Search on for 180 missing

-Rocky Mountain News, Monday, September 6, 2004

The genocidal war against the people of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and the criminal-terrorist policy of the Kremlin regime are the detonator for destabilization in the entire Caucasus and in Russia itself. The countless crimes against humanity, committed by Russia on Caucasian soil, are making possible desperate, inhuman reciprocal steps, like today's action by people who have lost their senses because of grief and losses, because of cynicism and injustice.
-Umar Khanbiyev, General Representative of the President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria

Man aggresses not only out of frustration and fear but out of joy, plenitude, love of life. Men kill lavishly out of the sublime joy of heroic triumph over evil... Most men will not usually kill unless it is under the banner of some kind of fight against evil...I think it is time for social scientists to catch up with Hitler as a psychologist, and to realize that men will do anything for heroic belonging to a victorious cause if they are persuaded about the legitimacy of that cause.
-Ernest Becker, Escape from Evil

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