Today was my first day of spring classes at CSCC here in Ohio. My earliest class started at 9:00 when I received a text from a foreign friend of mine over in Russia. The incoming text read "Gregori". I hit view and it read "they are attacking us now" Confused I replied "Who? What is going on?" He replied back "terrorist attack." I ran downstairs to turn on the TV and saw a breaking news bulletin that two women snuck explosive devices on a Russian subway and detonated them inside the tunnel killing 38 people. More than 60 have been reported wounded in the blasts. I was both shocked and stunned but somehow not surprised for as we all know that there have been attacks involving Chechen militants going after Russia for quiet sometime. If you don't remember Chechen terrorists held a school hostage years ago killing innocent children and teachers in an effort to fight back Russia's control of the Chechnya province. I am very disturbed though to hear only Putin's words in this attack instead of "President" Medvedev's words in this situation which is really not fooling anyone in believing that Putin is gone.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.