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Moscow Airport Attack Kills More Than 30, Wounds Scores

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Posted on Jan 24, 2011
AP / Ivan Sekretarev

A wounded man is carried away at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow on Monday.

A suicide bomber set off a deadly explosion in the international terminal of Moscow’s highly trafficked Domodedovo Airport on Monday, killing 31 people and wounding close to 170, according to the Associated Press’ last update.

AP via Google News:

The international arrivals terminal at Domodedovo Airport was engulfed by smoke and splattered with body parts after the mid-afternoon terror attack sprayed shrapnel, screws and ball bearings at passengers and workers in a loosely guarded area. Hundreds of people were in the area at the time.

President Dmitry Medvedev immediately ordered authorities to beef up security at Moscow’s two other commercial airports and other key transport facilities. He also canceled plans to fly out Tuesday to Davos, Switzerland, where he aimed to promote Russia as a profitable investment haven to world business leaders.

Monday’s attack was most likely carried out by a suicide bomber and “attempts were being made to identify him,” Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said. The Interfax news agency, citing law enforcement sources, said the head of the suspected bomber had been found.

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By Blackspeare, January 26, 2011 at 11:36 am Link to this comment

If the terrorist’s aim was to provoke an overreaction, give the Russians credit for barely flinching.

Air traffic at Domodedovo airport was interrupted for only 20 minutes. Airline crews and passengers in the adjacent arrival and departure lounges did not even realize that a bombing had taken place!

Think about that. Imagine for a minute that a similar attack had occurred at, say, Chicago’s O’Hare or Los Angeles International, and what the American reaction would be like. For hours after the blast, flights would have been halted and roadways blocked off. The entire terminal would have been closed for weeks. Tens of thousands of people would be canceling their airline reservations, and media coverage would be in absolute overdrive, fanning the flames for days.

And, of course, TSA and the rest of the Security Machine would be licking their chops in anticipation of all the new rules and restrictions to come.

Far-fetched? I really don’t think so.

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By rico, suave, January 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm Link to this comment

Please, please don’t become a registered member.

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By Inherit The Wind, January 25, 2011 at 6:04 pm Link to this comment

I have never read such a pile of pompous,unsupported bullshit in my life. BTW, “Uneluctable Determinism” is a redundant and repeating and redundant term.

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By Inherit The Wind, January 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm Link to this comment

Rico: LOL!
I’ve gotten into with Diamond more than you!  And I don’t give a damn.  But thanks for the kind thought.

IMHO to imply that the victims in the Moscow attack DESERVED it is the height of moral bankruptcy.

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By jb007, January 25, 2011 at 8:48 am Link to this comment
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What the hell does that mean?  That the passengers in the Moscow terminal DESERVED to be blown to bits by a fanatical suicide bomber?

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By hogorina, January 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm Link to this comment
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PREARMAGEDDEN AS FORERUNNER OF INELUCTABLE DETERMINISM’S MENACE. In the shadows of contemporary professional journalism and in the every day mental recesses of honorable layman, or hundreds of loose-minded mobs, lurks a well concealed fact, being implanted from the womb to the tomb. This mysterious spirit, of iniquity can be traced back over a several thousands of years. Before the great deluge mother nature wreaked havoc upon mankind that fell into a trap, of which was set up by the identical political forces having control over our Republican institution. It is impossible to segregate or divide the ever drifting of universal Judaic/Christian, into an iron-fisted grasp, of any and all, of whom believe that the Constitution hallows no amalgamation or alliance between religion and state. George Washington and Thomas Paine agreed upon this matter, but Paine realized that a somewhat mysterious influence was amidst the Founding Fathers. Thus, Paine, wound up in a French dungeon, for going against the ancient menace of ineluctable determinism’s hold upon any and all minds, dwelling in the universal fields of pseudo-man made religions, as allied with political whoredom. Actually, for hundreds of years political reality was not to rock the boat. Of course, a few in number had not the intellectual ability to realize that they were merely tools of an already One World government scheme, being concealed down through the ages by anti-social pulpit pounders, as ready-made mouth pieces for the financial engineers, of which have full command and absolute control over both political parties, respectively. The shame of this is that both parties are wrangling over insignificant matters, brought to head as a veneer, from moles within. It is impertinent that pro Communist elements must be thrown to the streets. America must know the terror of SOCIALISM. The subtle political power behind INELUCTABLE DETERMINISM never forget, and never forgive, when openly exposed. For sure, this poster will not make that mistake. Not one President of of this United States has failed to follow the mysterious methods being imposed upon the people, because they are not fully aware as to this iniquitousness, not mythical, individual personality disorder, of transcensdental Oriental fundamentalism, with its anti spiritual nature, to absolutely destroy the American Republic. Hand-in-hand with this transcendentalism is its chief method used to compel political whores to eat crow. This little unknown metaphysical implant is known as GLANDULAR MURDER. Combined, this twin method of deposing any and all political opposition, brings on sudden heart attacks and other deaths, through causing specific glands to over extreet at once. The last book written on McCarthy mentions that the Senator knew that he was being killed, but he could not comprehend the manner used. This was glandular murder. At this very moment it is being used against any movie star or politician of whom steps out of line. This is something like being excommunicated from some religious denomination, and being ostracized. Threading back through contemporary history, even back to the Civil War era, several personalities come to the fore front. President Abraham Lincoln was caught in betwixt a rock and a hard place. His real name was ENHOE, NOT lincoln. This is no great measure, but why the name change? Supposedly, the President’s ghost writers had a political agenda to reorganize individuaL SOVERIERGN STATES IN GIVING THE FEDERALISTS A KNAWING GRIP IN BEING GUIDING by THAT UNIVERSAL MACHINE OF Rothschilds’ wealth. There is no intention to demeanor wealthy people, for men of all nations own much. In collusion, Lincoln’s true political nature fulfilled..

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By rico, suave, January 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm Link to this comment


Take it from me- don’t rattle diamond’s cage.

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By Inherit The Wind, January 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm Link to this comment

What the hell does that mean?  That the passengers in the Moscow terminal DESERVED to be blown to bits by a fanatical suicide bomber? 

What’s next: That the victims in Tucson DESERVED to be shot?

Sometimes I wonder about you, Diamond.

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By diamond, January 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm Link to this comment

What goes around, comes around yet again.

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