Saturday, September 04, 2004

Russian aftermath

Saturday update - it gets worse... 322 bodies confirmed so far, including 155 children.

That synonym for the free press, Pravda, responds to the crisis in a typically Cold War manner, with headlines like:

School Stormed, Hostages Released

and supposed readers' letters:

" Clearly it was for the love of the children that the Russian troops risked their own lives in this rescue operation. I believe the outcome would have been worse had nothing been done or attempts to appease the terrorists had continued. I hope the Russian people stand behind their government and not let the horrible actions of others divide them."

For fuck's sake... The delightful thing is, most of these letters are from Americans...

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