I welcome Russia to the real fight against terror. It’s heartbreaking that they were forced into this by what happened in Beslan, but it’s encouraging to know that they’re finally pulling the gloves off:
Russia’s top general threatened Wednesday to attack “terrorist bases” anywhere in the world, as security services put a $10 million bounty on two Chechen rebels they blame for last week’s school siege.
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“As for launching pre-emptive strikes on terrorist bases, we will carry out all measures to liquidate terrorist bases in any region of the world,” said General Yuri Baluevsky, chief of Russia’s general staff.
I’m sure most of this activity will be directed towards Chechen-based terrorists, but maybe the fact that 10 of the Beslan terrorists were Arab might cause them to look beyond Chechnya.