David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
hradzka

Russia's War

The latest terrorist attack in Russia is especially horrifying for the accounts that are beginning to come out:
After a former local political leader visited the school Thursday, the women in the adjacent room were told there was "good news": They would be released.

"They said, 'Pack your things quickly, and take your babies with you,' " Dzandarova said.

Shortly after, she learned that she would have to choose between taking her son or her daughter. . . .

"Alana was clinging to me and holding my hand firmly. But they separated us, and said: 'You go with the boy. Your sister can stay here with her.' I cried. I begged them. Alana cried. The women around us wept. One of the Chechens said: 'If you don't go now, you don't go at all. You stay here with your children … and we will shoot all of you.' "

She couldn't save both of them. She could only die with both of them — or save one of them and herself.


Some kids ran away. The terrorists shot them in the back.

Translated Russian news coverage here. (C-SPAN ran Russian news yesterday. Good for them.)
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