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Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Explosion by Loretto on 24 January 2011 6:24pm
 
Kisch, I thought of you instantly and hope you and yours are alright.

31 Killed Death Toll likely to rise
130 Injured

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8l0MTgv8IM
 
Re: Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Explosion by Ken Dunn on 24 January 2011 7:57pm
 
There seems to be no end to the suicide bombers targets and they achieve nothing except terror, death and destruction which puts all sane people against any 'legitimate' objectives they might have.
 
Re: Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Explosion by Lounge Trekker on 24 January 2011 8:39pm
 
Terrorists win again, and again. There must be more than we're told. There must be a reason for it. Somebody does this kind of thing for a reason and maybe the group claiming responsibility is not being publicized.
 
Re: Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Explosion by Sonny Syde on 25 January 2011 12:07am
 
I haven't heard of any group claiming responsibility for this atrocity but I would hazard a guess that it's connected to Chechnya.
The definition of terrorism is a difficult one but the results are the same as any war. Innocent people die.
 
Re: Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Explosion by bIG bLOGGER on 25 January 2011 3:29pm
 
I agree with Sonny Syde.
The suicide-bomber in the Moscow Airport Arrivals Entrance would probably have come from one of the North Caucasus states,viz,Ingushetia, Chechnya or Dagestan.
This sounds like the work of a disaffected militant group, and it is not the first explosion of this kind.
Whether Moscow will be able to track down those responsible is debatable, so it will probably happen again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12268662
 
Re: Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Explosion by kisch on 25 January 2011 5:03pm
 
Loretto, dear, thanks for thinking of me! I'm actually 650 km away from Moscow, but it could happen anywhere in Russia, and it does happen from time to time. It's probably a terrible thing to say, but we got used to it, because otherwise it would be impossible to carry on.
As for terrorism in general, I think we must think deeper than Chechnya or IRA or anything. I feel there is something bigger behind all this.
 
Re: Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Explosion by Sonny Syde on 25 January 2011 8:27pm
 
Two Britons were killed in the bomb attack. I say this only to illustrate the randomness of such actions and how each of us thankfully don't know what fate has in store for us.
 
Re: Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Explosion by bIG bLOGGER on 26 January 2011 4:32pm
 
Random maybe,but they do seem to be hitting on the capital Moscow in particular. Last year's Moscow metro bomber was similar,killing 40.
Reports are saying the bomber was a female,one of those so-called "Black Widows" who are widows of Chechen fighters--husbands or brothers--who have already perished in the Chechen Islamist insurgent cause.
She had an accomplice, a male, who got his head blown off. They may have wanted to detonate the bomb in the main Arrivals Hall at Domodedovo but it went off prematurely perhaps,killing 35.
 
Re: Moscow's Domodedovo Airport Explosion by Sonny Syde on 26 January 2011 5:43pm
 
Obviously the attack wasn't random. It hit at the heart of Russia as it was meant to.
When I used the term 'randomness', I was just thinking of each of the victims and their bad luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 



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