Holy crap — you go to bed and wake up. One of the bombing suspects dead, the other on the run. A car jacking, bombs set off, numerous gunshots. Videos are on the linked page.
School photographer ID’s the missing suspect:
Claims the suspect is “Chechen” and was involved with the war there.
This brings up a hell of a lot more questions than it answers. The war in Chechnya, a breakaway province of Russia, in the 1990s was primarily a Jihad with Islamic extremist fighters versus the Russian army. Much like Afghanistan in the 1980s, a massive CIA/Saudi/Pakistani endeavor that used radical Islamist militias to oust the Soviet Union from Afghanistan.
Chechnya was very similar in character and the Chechen Jihadis were often compared by Russia’s president Putin to Al Qaeda. The Russians believed that Washington and London were behind this assault on the Russian territory. And why would he believe something like that?
The Chechens’ American friends (Guardian UK)
“This harshness towards Putin is perhaps explained by the fact that, in the US, the leading group which pleads the Chechen cause is the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya (ACPC). The list of the self-styled “distinguished Americans” who are its members is a rollcall of the most prominent neoconservatives who so enthusastically support the “war on terror”.
They include Richard Perle, the notorious Pentagon adviser; Elliott Abrams of Iran-Contra fame; Kenneth Adelman, the former US ambassador to the UN who egged on the invasion of Iraq by predicting it would be “a cakewalk”; Midge Decter, biographer of Donald Rumsfeld and a director of the rightwing Heritage Foundation; Frank Gaffney of the militarist Centre for Security Policy; Bruce Jackson, former US military intelligence officer and one-time vice-president of Lockheed Martin, now president of the US Committee on Nato; Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institute, a former admirer of Italian fascism and now a leading proponent of regime change in Iran; and R James Woolsey, the former CIA director who is one of the leading cheerleaders behind George Bush’s plans to re-model the Muslim world along pro-US lines.”