Without even having fully recovered from a previous terrorist attack, Russia was once again slammed by the desperate extremism of those who still think that the solutions for the problems of a country, an ethnicity, or a race should be resolved through the most dramatic and drastic of ways that currently exist. Once again, the harsh whip of terrorism has demonstrated that their objectives do not have a specific and defined rostrum. I am convinced that terrorism, in any of its manifestations, is both a direct and indirect attack on the good will of a country.
If a specific government is responsible for the misfortune and instability of countries that lie outside their own borders, there is no form of justification that should exist to appeal to such excessive terrors. I read the declarations made by the prime minister and ex-president of Russia, Vladimir Putin. I do not ignore the capacity of this man who, practically overnight, went from being chief of one of the most repressive and relentless intelligence services of this past century, to becoming one of the principal pillars of democracy in that European country. Putin has labeled those responsible for the crimes as “thugs”. Personally, I think he has been much too courteous with these suicidal fanatics whom I really think hate the human race, and really do not deserve to live under human conditions. I admit that Putin has knowledge, but Dimitri Medvedev ends up being just a dreamer.
His thoughtlessness has shocked their allies. How can this politician think that, in order to eradicate terrorism and extremism, it is necessary to work alongside those people from the Northern Caucasus? I must clarify- I consider Medvedev to be an excellent leader, though when referring to terrorism, it is necessary to mention other dimensions of this planet.
I repeat: There is no such thing as right-wing or left-wing terrorism. Simply said, terrorism harms us all. I am convinced that, sooner or later, terrorism will capitulate due to its nature and to the firmness of countries that are anxious to live in peace and harmony, as we deserve in accordance with the will of God. Yet today, I once again mourn for the dead of our brother country of Russia. They will recover, the same way they have done time and time again throughout their rich and enviable history.
Pablo Pacheco, prisoner of conscience of the Black Spring of 2003, Canaleta Prison in Ciego de Avila, Cuba.