YOU KNOW, this looks like more evidence of the Nick Denton terrorists-are-idiots theory:
Gunmen claiming to be Chechen rebels seized a crowded Moscow theater Wednesday night, firing their weapons and taking hundreds in the audience hostage. Police and security forces surrounded the building.
The ITAR-Tass news agency reported the men were laying mines inside the theater. The report was based on a witness report to police and could not be independently verified. . . .
The Interfax news agency reported some children and Muslims in the audience had been freed. A boy who was let out told a radio interviewer the gunmen were from the Caucasus region, spoke in one of the languages of southern Russia and demanded an end to Russia's war against Chechnya.
I think that Russian opposition to American war efforts is likely to drop, in exchange for us keeping quiet about what they're about to do in Chechnya.