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Moscow airport blast kills 10

At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured Monday when a blast went off at Moscow's Domodedovo international airport

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Old 24.01.2011, 16:54
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Re: Moscow airport blast kills 10

BBC is now reporting 31 dead and more than a hundred injured. Reports from Interfax (Russian news agency) are saying that it was 7 kilos of TNT that caused the blast.
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Old 24.01.2011, 16:56
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BBC is now reporting 31 dead and more than a hundred injured. Reports from Interfax (Russian news agency) are saying that it was 7 kilos of TNT that caused the blast.
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Wouldn't 7 kgs of TNT do a helluva lot more danage though? I know 31 is a lot, but in a packed baggage reclaim?
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Old 24.01.2011, 17:17
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Re: Moscow airport blast kills 10

Appears to be outside the reclaim area in a "non-sterile" area (meet and greet area?).
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Old 24.01.2011, 17:18
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Wouldn't 7 kgs of TNT do a helluva lot more danage though? I know 31 is a lot, but in a packed baggage reclaim?
Packed people absorb blasts very well - unfortunately for them. If the place was as packed as is being reported then the first 4 or 5 circular rows of people around the point of the blast would probably have absorbed and dissipated the majority of the pressure wave, almost certainly losing their lives in the process. The rest of the injuries and deaths would most likely have been due to, for the want of a better word, shrapnel.
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Re: Moscow airport blast kills 10

LifeNews.ru

( in crude EN )

Has some exclusive footage.

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A Briton and other foreigners were among the people killed, the Interfax news agency quoted a security source as saying.

According to reports, two flights - one from British Airways and another from BMI - had arrived at the airport shortly before the blast.

Separately, the Ministry of Health and Social Development reported on its website that the list of those receiving hospital treatment included one man from Italy and another from France.

The Slovak embassy separately told the RIA Novosti news agency that the actress Zuzana Fialova was also injured in attack and was receiving treatment at a Moscow hospital.
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Re: Moscow airport blast kills 10

Another tragedy the Islamic way, very sad indeed.
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At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured Monday when a blast went off at Moscow's Domodedovo international airport

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Extremely sad for those who died and their relatives and friends, and horrible for all those who got hurt. But also bad for civil aviation. More airports in the world in future only will allow people into the terminal buildings after having passed a security control. But such controls will only shift the problems to the rail-stations and the entry-zones into the terminals, and so cannot really be the solutions.
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Re: Moscow airport blast kills 10

The number goes to at least 35 now and more than 100 injured. This is terrible
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BBC is now reporting 31 dead and more than a hundred injured. Reports from Interfax (Russian news agency) are saying that it was 7 kilos of TNT that caused the blast.
As hellish as such a thing is, it would have been far worse, had the terrorists used some more modern stuff like Semtex. TNT and the even older dynamite are, in industry and army alike, only used to blow up buildings, where these two "slow" explosives are better suited than the "swift" Semtex.

I guess they have Semtex, but realized that stealing the TNT from a construction company in Greater Moscow reduced their risk to get into a random check of either Security Police or Secret Service.
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Another tragedy the Islamic way, very sad indeed.
A) While most Chechens are Muslims, their rebellion has nothing or at least not much to do with religion but everything with nationalist extremism
B) Self-suicide-attacks are not "Islamic Way" but were already used by the non-Muslim Tamil Tigers long before the idea was captured by Hamas and elQaeda.
C) The self-suicide-attacks have a very old tradition, going back, among some routes to the "Nashassin" (assassins) of the Zoroastrian days of old Persia. So that nobody really can tell where that disease will spread in the future

I hope that the Russian leaders are open-minded enough to realize this well enough, I am actually quite confident that they are.
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Old 25.01.2011, 21:12
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Another tragedy the Islamic way, very sad indeed.
On January 9, 2008, the World Health Organization reported the results of the "Iraq Family Health Survey" published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study surveyed 9,345 households across Iraq and estimated 151,000 deaths due to violence.

Can we also say label it "Another tragedy the Christian way, very sad indeed."??
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Re: Moscow airport blast kills 10

Interesting story, apparently the same group who are responsible for the airport blast, were planning a huge one on new years eve in the Red Square. However a text message from the mobile provider wishing a happy New Year prematurely detonated the bomb while the Suicidee was still at a safe house.

http://www.vancouversun.com/Text+mes...993/story.html
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A) While most Chechens are Muslims, their rebellion has nothing or at least not much to do with religion but everything with nationalist extremism
B) Self-suicide-attacks are not "Islamic Way" but were already used by the non-Muslim Tamil Tigers long before the idea was captured by Hamas and elQaeda.
C) The self-suicide-attacks have a very old tradition, going back, among some routes to the "Nashassin" (assassins) of the Zoroastrian days of old Persia. So that nobody really can tell where that disease will spread in the future
Forgive me if I associate suicide bombings with Islam, I might be just a bigot, but I think I'm in good company in making that association.
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