Dec 01 2001

When the Victims Are Far Away

A very different media response to Moscow bombings

Russian soldiers in Chechnya with downed helicopter. (photo: Mikhail Evstafiev)

A very different media response to Moscow bombingsIt would be easy, and to some tempting, to say that it is America’s turn—that after years of American gloating over Islam’s attacks on Russia, that after the CIA’s goading of proxies like the Pakistanis to arm Islamic terrorists, that after the brutal destruction of Iraq in the war 10 years ago, it is well past time that America had her own Islamic extremist problem. It also might be true. This month’s attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon seem most of all the harvest of an American-sown whirlwind. Repellent words—no doubt […]