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nalchik - terrorists got their @sses kicked

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  1. max popenker

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    On october 13th, more than 100 local islamic fundamentalist attacked the city of Nalchik, in the south-west of the Russia.
    Thanks to the professional work of local LE and MVD troops, more than 90 terrorists were killed during the day, some 30 more arrested.
    12 civilians were killled in action; MVD and other government troops lost 35 men.

    I had not watched this situation too closely, but still spotted some nice touches.
    1) there were at lest two attempts to take hostages. In ether case, all terrorists were killed, and ALL hostages resqued safe. Only two MVD officers were wounded during the resque operations.
    2) Superior firepower was used whenever possible. for example, close to the evening group of armed men in civilian clothes has been spotted in one of the city parks. Park limits were immediately blocked and Army attack helicopters were caled to the scene. When helicopters lefts the park, search discovered seven dead bodies along with a variety of automatic arms. No good guys were injured or killed, and that's the way it always should be.
    3) the all attack was not planned action, but instinctive responce to previous arrests of islamic terrorists. The remaining bad guys had only two options - sit and wait for a big green bus to the government'sponsored premises, or try to fight and find their way to heaven faster than the prison...

    Here's some screen captures from the TV reports..
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    Federal troops storming the city shop where hostages are held:
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    One officer is wounded:
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  2. Spiphel Rike

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    An excellent job by the Russians. This one went significantly better than the moscow theatre and beslan sieges (sp?).
     
  3. Alex45ACP

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    The pictures are amazing.
     
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    Yeah! The Russians don't screw around when it comes to terrorists...
     
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    The theater was a bad thing, but lets not be too harsh on the Russians. It seems they have learned from their mistakes of several years ago and improved things.
     
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    Wow, the good guys lost 35 men to the terrorists 100? What happened? Did a bomber get lucky and hit a large concentration of troops or was it all urban fighting? Just seems like a lot of good guy casualties unless the forces were evenly matched with weapons/armor/numbers. Of course, a terrorist over there probably has a LOT more access to heavy weapons than one over here. Good job!
     
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    Russian Helmets

    What kind of helmets are the "Operator"-lookin dudes in the bottom four pictures wearing? They don't look like the normal Russian steel pot (soldier with arms crossed in top picture).
     
  8. Third_Rail

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    Is one (or more) using a Bizon?


    Amazing photos.
     
  9. Thin Black Line

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    Maybe the gov't losses were from when the terrorists initially attacked
    the town's police stations.
     
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    From what I gathered from BBC those pictures on the bottom are of a new counterterrorist group, this may be their first public mission.
     
  11. Crosshair

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    Thin Black Line

    Maybe the gov't losses were from when the terrorists initially attacked the town's police stations.

    Probably what happened. The side on the recieving end of a surprise attack usualy gets beat up rather bad at the begining of the fight.
     
  12. White Horseradish

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    What I find interesting is that the Russian article I read on this used a new (to me) euphemism - "religiously motivated fighters"
     
  13. Standing Wolf

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    No shortage of euphemisms for Islamic terrorist savages. Our failure to call them what they really are only encourages them.
     
  14. R.H. Lee

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    See how much more effective anti terrorism is in the absence of sensitivity training? Bush should be taking notes.
     
  15. rwc

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    Show of hands please -
    Who here thinks Putin is in charge of a democracy?

    Second question, who here thinks that if the people of the various "-stans" were given a choice of independence in a referendum they would chose to remain part of Russia?

    Unfortunately I think the answer to both questions is "no." Make no mistake, I believe the jihaddis are heading a lot farther "South" than they think come judgement day, but I have a hard time thinking of Russian troops as the "good guys." Bad and worse in my view.

    Then again, maybe I'm just an old cold war fart...
     
  16. 4v50 Gary

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    Medved, Urrah! Urrah! Urrah!

    Personally, I don't care if Putin subscribes to democratic principles or not. I'm a bit old fashion since in this case I'll call it, The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
     
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