September 07, 2004
Russian School Hostage Video
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UPDATE: 9/13 Video here. (in German)
Chad over at In the Bullpen alerted me to the fact that the Chechen terrorists made a video tape of themselves while they were busy massacring children. The Chechen terrorists in Beslan, North Ossetia seem to be following the lead of the Chechens who held a Moscow theater hostage last year--they also shot a video. Chad noticed Yahoo News was running some vidcaps from the terrorist's video. I did some checking around and found these posted at NTV.RU. None are too graphic. NTV is the station that has a copy of the tape, but they have not posted the video and I presume the whole thing is much too graphic to air on Russian television (which is saying a lot). The pics are in the extended entry below. The NTV video can be viewed here, it's not very graphic and it's narrated in Russian.
UPDATE: On closer inspection the last few seconds of the video are disturbing. Vidcap #3 below is taken from a shot where you hear a voice in the background. The voice is talking to someone on a cell-phone. He is not speaking Russian. He is either speaking Turkic or Arabic, but he distinctly can be heard speaking the Arabic phrase "Allahu-Akhbar". The next scene is disturbing if brief. The camera looks down at blood on the ground and pans past what look to be the legs and arms of dead children. You cannot see their full bodies, just a brief glimpse as the camera pans past to focus on the blood. Horrible.
Update II: Allah also has some of the same images as does Charles Johnson, and of course Chad Evans where I first got tipped of this. Petrified Truth also has some links to NTV. Jay Tea at Wizbang ponders the question: what next? Captain Ed on the horror's that the media don't want you to see.
Update III: More pics found. Also below.
While despairing soldiers and rescue workers moved among the growing pile of body bags, it was revealed that an 18-month-old baby had been repeatedly stabbed by a black-clad terrorist who had run out of ammunition.
Other survivors told how screaming teenage girls were dragged into rooms adjoining the gymnasium where they were being held and raped by their Chechen captors who chillingly made a video film of their appalling exploits
UPDATE V: More pics below.
An extremist Islamic cleric based in Britain said yesterday that he would support hostage-taking at British schools if carried out by terrorists with a just cause.
Omar Bakri Mohammed, the spiritual leader of the extremist sect al-Muhajiroun, said that holding women and children hostage would be a reasonable course of action for a Muslim who has suffered under British rule....
"The Mujahideen [Chechen rebels] would not have wanted to kill those people, because it is strictly forbidden as a Muslim to deliberately kill women and children. It is the fault of the Russians," he said.
UPDATE VII: Click here for the BBC version of the video. Very close to original.
Above: A Chechen terrorist
Above: The children of Gradeschool #1 in Beslan, Ossetia are rounded up into the gym
Above: One of the bombs the Chechen terrorists displayed
Above: The terrorists view of the school burning after the attack. In the video, you can hear the terrorist talking on a cell phone in some language other than Russian. He can be distinctly heard saying "Allahu-Akhbar" or "God is Great" in Arabic.
Above: Another shot of the children, aren't these guys tough?
Above: An incindiary device made by the Chechen terrorists
Above: A Chechen terrorist strolls past the children. Notice their hands on top of their heads.
Above: A Chechen terrorist points at a bomb as a child flinches in fear
Above: What appears to be a trail of blood from a body that has been dragged across the floor?
Yahoo has some more photos, if you have the full video let me know and we'll get it to Chad for hosting.