I'd like to introduce y'all to a sewer-dwelling little catamite by the name of Shamil Salmanovich Basayev, a/k/a Abdallah Shamil Abu-Idris. Or what's left of him, anyway.
September 1 two years ago, a bunch of armed pismires invaded a school in Beslan, North Osseta, Russia and took about 1,300 hostages, mostly children.
During the takeover, several people managed to escape and notified the Russian authorities. Police responded and wound up in a fierce firefight with the sewer rats, killing one, but at the cost of the lives of five of the police officers. Not the best of trade-offs in general opinion.
As the police regrouped and yelled for reinforcement, the terrorists drove the hostages into the gym, picked twenty of the strongest male hostages and executed them in front of the children. Other hostages were forced to toss the victims out of the building and children were made to clean up the blood.
The terrs then mined the gymnasium with explosives and set trip wires throughout the building.
Forced to stand, denied food or water, the children began to suffer terribly.
On day 2, 26 nursing mothers were released, about half of whom had more than one child. Those mothers who had more than one child were made to choose which child to take with them, the rest of their children being forced to stay behind in the gym.
Later that evening, as stress, sleep deprivation and drug withdrawal pushed the terrorists even further into instability and borderline hysteria, the terrs fired two RPG rockets at security forces surrounding the gym.
On Day 3, God blinked.
Sometime after noon, local time, the terrs agreed to allow emergency crews to remove the bodies of the murdered victims from the school grounds -- unfortunately, the Terr HMFIC forget to clear this agreement with some of his trigger-happy bunch of jackasses, and when the forces got close to the building the terrs opened fire and killed two of the emergency crewmembers.
At the same time, one of the terrorist sewer-swimmers got (even more) stupid and stumbled through his own goddamned trip-wire, setting off a bomb in the gym.
When the bomb went off in the gym, the Russians decided that they'd had enough of this [deleted], and breached the walls and roof of the school with RPG anti-tank rockets and RPO-A thermo-baric rockets, then went thundering in.
Unfortunately, the hostages -- children -- inside had been forced to remain standing for three days with neither food nor water. They were unable to move, either to take cover, or to escape through the gaping holes in the walls, as the terrs detonated the rest of the explosive booby-traps in the gym.
A whole bunch of Russian papas -- also having had a belly-full of this and being heavily-armed theirownselves -- hauled off and jumped into the fray with all four feet.
Two hours later, the Russians controlled most of the school, with some terrs and hostages having relocated to the basement.
Neither the terrs in the basement, nor their hostages, survived the subsequent rescue attempt.
During the battle, about a dozen terrs attempted to escape by disguising themselves as emergency workers. The disguise got them as far as a two-story building next door to the school before their cover was blown. And then so was the building they were hiding in, because the thoroughly pissed-off Russians used a couple of T-72 main guns and a whole bunch of the disposable RPO thermo-baric rockets to simply drop the whole sodding building on top of the terrs.
Pity about the building.
Three suspected terrs were snatched at the scene. One was taken into custody for a grand total of about two minutes before a pack of enraged Russian daddies lynched his dumb arse in front of a SkyNews crew.
The second was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, which turned out to be a waste of time, effort and supplies because the daddies who missed their chance at Captured Terr #1 showed up at the hospital and beat Captured Terr #2 to death -- probably with his own bits and pieces, if I were to guess.
Captured Terr #3 got dragged out from under a truck and was about to engage in a spirited dialogue with a whole bunch of hob-nailed boots, when he was liberated from the tender mercies of that mob of Russian fathers by the soft-hearted Russian special forces.
He was later tried, found guilty, and sentenced to life in prison.
In all, 344 civilians died at the Beslan school two years ago. 186 of them were children.
11 members of Spetsgruppa 'A' and 'V' were killed at Beslan, including the commanding Officer of 'A', the highest casualty count ever suffered in a single engagement by those forces; an estimated 8 policemen died alongside them.
Over 30 more special forces soldiers were injured.
What has this got to do with the six-foot stack of fungus scrapings mentioned at the beginning of this article?
Well, on September 17, 2004, said pile of pig parts issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack on the school and informing the world that his own personal Martyrs Battalion did the deed.
Not knowing when to keep his mush shut, the moron went on to claim that his rump-rogering little pals were in heaven, while the children were in hell; that the operation cost about 8,000 Euros, and he thanked his old buddies Abu Omar al-Sharif and Abu Zaid for their financial assistance.
Dumb. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
In February 2005, Abu Zaid "accidentally" blew himself to hell after being surrounded by Russian Special Forces.
In November 2005, Abu Omar al-Sharif "accidentally" blew himself to hell after being surrounded by Russian Special Forces.
In July 2006, guess what happened to our little buddy Shamil Basayev?
If you guessed something to do with explosives and acccidents, you get the kewpie doll.
According to his surviving retainers, Shammy was driving along in his staff car, when it hit a pothole and "accidentally detonated" some explosives in the trunk.
The Russians are sticking to the story that while they did, indeed, have Special Forces in the area, they were just keeping an eye on ol' Shammy.
That's the story I'd tell, too.
(As an aside, an autopsy performed on what was left of the mortal remains of the Shamster found that a large amount of barbed wire had been high-speed embedded in the carcass, however rumors that the explosive had actually been gaffer-taped to the face of Shamil the Sheep-Shagging Sodomite have not been confirmed.)
Remember the victims of terror, not only here in the United States, but everywhere.
Honour their memory by staying the course.
And -- whenever possible, wherever possible -- avenge them.