Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Black Widows

Russia’s Fear of Female Bombers Is Revived - "The tactic expanded in subsequent years. Women adorned in billowy black robes and strapped with explosives made up 19 of the 41 captors in the October 2002 hostage taking in the Moscow theater, which ended when Russian special services released a sleep-inducing gas into the building.

When soldiers entered the auditorium they reportedly, as a first precaution, shot dead the Black Widows where they lay, lest they wake up and explode."

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