Surely there's a middle ground here, Yoshie! Hard to harm Chechnya much more than the Ruskie airforce and artillery are doing. And the sooner it stops, the sooner we can get back to exploring the intriguing links of corruption that had to give up the front pages to the casualty lists and fanciful battle accounts of war. If western money ain't getting beyond the erstwhile aparat, the mob and their blessed business partners, why not just cut it off until Moscow lays off? Sounds fair to me.
I see the majestic Council of Europe has just engaged: I can imagine the sombre tone of western wisdom even now: "Do as we say, not as most of us just spent three ghastly months doing." Oh, and I see they stress their respect for the sovereignty of Russia while they're at it! Er, must be a new policy or summat.
Night all, Rob.