This is neither here nor there necessarily but, I just happened to come across a Deutsche Welle Tagestema story from Dec. 24 1999, which showed how the people of Groznyy, the capital city of Chechnya, were dealing with the Russian bombardment there. If you'll remember, Vlad claimed that apartment bombings in Russia that killed ------ civilians was the work of the Chechen rebels, and even though he has yet to this day provided any evidence of this, he went ahead and launched another war in Chechnya that goes on to this day. The opening round of this his new "war on terror" was the indiscriminate shelling and strafing of a city of ----- people. At the time, nearly a discouraging word was heard from the Europeans or the American about this campaign of terror and murder and when W. got into office he looked into Putin's eyes and saw a man he could deal with. Putin's war of convenience dove-tailed perfectly with W.'s war of convenience and the two lived happily every after.
As we're lecturing the Russians on their violations of human rights, I though it would be instructive to compare the results of their campaign to wipe out terror.
Here's Groznyy in 1999:
and here's Fallujah in 2004: