Basayev took responsibility for organizing the school massacre and the two planes that were taken down.
But what chaps my hide is his blaming the Russian government for the deaths of the children.
“In the statement, Basayev blamed President Vladimir Putin (news – web sites) for the tragedy which he said had been brought about by Russian special forces storming the school after two days on September 3 in an operation that had been planned from the beginning.
He said the group, who held more than 1,100 people hostage inside the school, had been demanding the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya (news – web sites) and, in the absence of this, the resignation of Putin.
Basayev said the group had told intermediaries who came to the school that the hostages would be given food and water and the youngest children released if the Russian side began to meet their demands.”
He made demands that he knew were never going to be met and it is upon his head and the other terrorists. When you go after children this way there is no excuse, none.