Russian School Siege Marks New Low

Purportedly the work of Chechen separatists, the obscenity in the Russian school building in North Ossetia involved a number of Arabs:

Twenty others died in exchanges of fire with troops, at least nine of them Arabs, officials said.

It is likely that the al-Q/IRI alliance will turn its attention more to central and western Asia in the coming weeks; they may also focus more on targeting Americans. Meanwhile, we can expect Putin to deal robustly with the threat to Russia.