It was just another ordinary morning in Moscow and people were hurrying to catch their subway train in order to get to work or visit friends. Two females enter the subway, smiled, and quietly placed their fingers underneath their blouses, pulled, and suddenly the entire crowded subway cars felt a sudden blast which sent dozens of people into shock as the blast tore through their bodies. Within a few moments, 37 were dead, and over 60 wounded as members of a Chechen terrorist group sent a message to the Russian people. Last month, in the troubled area of Chechen where insurgents for twenty years have been fighting for their independence from Russia, their leader, Doku Umarov, had sent a warning. “Blood will no longer be limited to our (Caucasus) cities and towns. The war is coming to their cities and towns.”
The endless cycle of hate and brutality invariably produces true believers willing to sacrifice their lives for one goal or another. Prime Minister Putin could have worked with moderate leaders in Chechen, but, like George Bush, chose the path of violence. In the end, violence is always met with violence. In the end, innocent people die.