Пора серьезно отнестись к войне России с террором

Решение России потратить дополнительные 157 миллиардов рублей (более $5 миллиардов) на борьбу с терроризмом - более внушительный ответ, чем все недавние жесткие речи Кремля, включая требование президента Владимира Путина о том, чтобы сосредоточить больше власти в своих руках. Действительно, после захвата заложников в Театре на Дубровке в Москве в 2002 г. были сказаны такие же резкие слова, но не было потрачено никаких дополнительных средств.

Эти новые миллиарды, казалось бы действительно, демонстрируют возобновленную решимость правительства, но достаточно ли того, чтобы потратить деньги на войну с террором?

Кремль отказывается публично признать, что корень сегодняшнего терроризма кроется преимущественно в Чеченской войне, которая теперь метастазирует по всему Северному Кавказу. Чеченские боевики и их сторонники почти ежедневно показывают, что война продолжается, и бесчисленные смелые заявления, как например, недавнее утверждение вновь избранного Чеченского президента Алу Алханова о том, что были найдены "эффективные меры" для борьбы с террором, кажутся всего лишь пустословием.

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