Animal’s Daily They’ve Got It Coming News

Before I get into the serious stuff, check out the second installment of Barrett’s Privateers – Unrepentant Sinner over at Glibertarians. Also, if you’re not checking out Glibertarians’ morning and evening links, you should be!

By now you will have heard, of course, about the Moscow terror attack.  Now we see that some of the attackers have been caught, and it looks like the Russians beat the hell out of them in the process. And one can hardly blame them.

Russia has charged four men it says attacked a Moscow concert hall and killed at least 137 people.

All four appeared to have been beaten and one was brought to court in a wheelchair. They were charged with committing an act of terrorism.

The Islamic State group, or IS, said it carried out Friday’s outrage at Crocus City Hall and posted video evidence.

There will be a trial, sure, but it’s likely that the trial will be perfunctory, and that these guys will be un-alived pretty quickly.  That’s fine; if these are the guys who did carry out that attack, I have no particular problem with the Russians revoking their birth certificates.

Putin, though, seems determined to pin some of this on Ukraine, which as I pointed out in this piece, doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense.

Russian officials have claimed, without evidence, Ukrainian involvement. Kyiv says the claim is “absurd”.

In a statement on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the attackers were being helped by Ukraine and Kyiv had “prepared a window” to allow them to cross the border and escape into its territory.

I’m skeptical about that part of it. The attackers are said to come from Tajikistan; which, in case you don’t have a map handy, is way east, sharing borders with Uzbekistan, China, and Afghanistan.  There have to be a million easier ways to infiltrate Russia than to go all the way west to Ukraine and try to cross through an actual freaking war to get to where you’re going.

Still, stranger things have happened. I’ll keep an eye on it and keep all you True Believers posted.