This could be the start of major Russian pre-emptive strikes against suspected terrorist cells and combatants. With these bombers having been trained
in foriegn countries, could this lead to similar action taken by the Coalition in Afganistan and Iraq?
More than 80 suicide attackers have been trained on foreign soil to launch strikes in Russia, according to the country's security services chief.
During a debate on national security, Nikolai Patrushev told parliament that some attackers had been "neutralised".
But he said he could not guarantee there would be no further attacks.
Mr Putin wants to abolish direct elections for regional governors, saying this will help security.
Critics say he is undermining the constitution and depriving Russians of their democratic rights.
Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov told the Duma that existing legislation made it hard to fight terrorism effectively.
He suggested detaining relatives and confiscating finances could be efficient deterrents for would-be suicide bombers.
"Detaining relatives and showing terrorists what may happen to their relatives could help save people's lives, so let's not close our eyes or put a
diplomatic face on it," AP quoted him as saying.
"When you live by the sword, you die by the sword."
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This could also be seen as an excuse to take away the publics rights, which has also become an issue in the USA since the War on Terror.
As for the deterants, this could also lead to human rights issues within the future.
These are scary times for the whole World.
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[edit on 29-10-2004 by Kriz_4]