Breaking: Explosion at Major Russian Airport
[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]
Update: Watching Sheppard Smith tonight, they explained that the bomb went off before security, meaning where people go to wait for their family to come out.
There are some reports around that this is a suicide bombing, which suggests a terrorist organization like al Qaeda is behind it. But to be blunt the last time we had a breaking news story like that, the Safeway Massacre, very little of what was believed at first turned out to be true. I mean Ms. Giffords can now use that familiar Twain joke “the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The fact that those rumors were published in major media outlets is correctly seen as an embarrassment.
So, take everything you are hearing as a “penciled in” report. All of it could be wrong. But hopefully as time goes on we will sort it out and I will try to update this post as details get clearer.
Anyway, here’s an example of the story. There are many floating around.
P.S.: Whatever has happened, this is all Glenn Beck’s fault, right?
Update: It seems like it definitely was a terrorist incident (as opposed to an accident). Reuters reports:
A suicide bomber killed at least 31 people at Russia’s biggest airport, Moscow-Domodedovo, on Monday in an attack that bore the hallmarks of militants fighting for an Islamist state in the north Caucasus region.
President Dmitry Medvedev vowed to track down and punish those behind the bombing, which also injured about 130 people during the busy late afternoon.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]
I think Russia is still having problems with Chechnya and Georgia…and those guys aren’t above this sort of thing.Xmas (a633e2) — 1/24/2011 @ 7:36 am
Sarah Palin can now see the results of her hateful rhetoric from her Alaskan doorstep!
/NYTDustin (b54cdc) — 1/24/2011 @ 7:40 am
Chechen dirtbags, I’d bet.gp (72be5d) — 1/24/2011 @ 8:06 am
which is not inconsistent with AQ involvement.
But I still believe the tea party is behind this. /jokeAaron Worthing (73a7ea) — 1/24/2011 @ 8:52 am
More moderate muslims?daleyrocks (e7bc4f) — 1/24/2011 @ 8:55 am
Damn Palin and those teabaggers and their eliminationist racist rhetoric.JD (d4bbf1) — 1/24/2011 @ 8:57 am
Occam’s razor, would say Chechens, maybe Dagestanis, could be anarchists, but unlikelynarciso (6075d0) — 1/24/2011 @ 8:58 am
Frances Fox Piven: Mission Accomplished!daleyrocks (e7bc4f) — 1/24/2011 @ 9:00 am
stop denouncing Piven’s violent rhetoric. you might inspire violence. /ironyAaron Worthing (73a7ea) — 1/24/2011 @ 9:05 am
More peaceful dialog from the followers of the Religion of Peace…no doubt.MJN1957 (d1de05) — 1/24/2011 @ 9:27 am
That’s a lot of dead and injured. Sad day.Dustin (b54cdc) — 1/24/2011 @ 9:34 am
So if it turns out that interests in Iran are helping to fund the Checnyan Islamists, will Russia finally open its eyes to the malevolent influence that Iranian hardliners have in the Islamic world? Or is energy revenue too important to Moscow?JVW (4463d3) — 1/24/2011 @ 9:47 am
i’m certain it’s the Amish…. you know they hate airplanes and stuff.redc1c4 (fb8750) — 1/24/2011 @ 10:07 am
redc1c4 – Those god bothering Lutherans also get around.daleyrocks (e7bc4f) — 1/24/2011 @ 10:23 am
latest reports are that the Russians have recovered what they believe is the head of the bomber…
who has been tentatively identified as “Alfredo Garcia”redc1c4 (fb8750) — 1/24/2011 @ 10:26 am
Kill them all where they stand and let the crows sort out the deadStinky Feet Mcgee (068fce) — 1/24/2011 @ 11:01 am
#16 was pretty much uncalled for.JD (914189) — 1/24/2011 @ 11:05 am
I am not saying that for the ones who died that is for all the extremists out there. My heart goes out for the innocent. So #17 if you feel for the bomber go hug a nukeStinky Feet Mcgee (068fce) — 1/24/2011 @ 11:35 am
Has Putney Swope made an announcement?daleyrocks (e7bc4f) — 1/24/2011 @ 11:53 am
I am very interested to see how a society unfettered by the effette, liberal elite might handle such an insult…Doubt they’ll get caught up in tribunal or not to tribunal. I do know that I wouldn’t want to be associated with anyone responsible for such a heinous act of cowardice.pitchforksntorches (12026e) — 1/24/2011 @ 1:08 pm
Here are two of the Chechens’ prior atrocities:
Evil bloodthirsty insects. I’m with Stinky Feet on this one.gp (098d27) — 1/24/2011 @ 1:58 pm
You would think that the Chechens would learn that f**king with the Russians was a bad idea…
Didn’t the Russians send the leader of one of those groups the heads of his family members as a response to demands?Scott Jacobs (d027b8) — 1/24/2011 @ 4:09 pm
“Gee, if they had the TSA doing enhanced patdowns and xray machines this never would have happened!”Another Chris (129d96) — 1/24/2011 @ 5:03 pm
/Los Angeles Times
This chimes in closely with one of the problems with TSA Security Theater: there’s nothing to prevent a suicide bomber from blowing himself up while waiting in the line to get scrutinized–which, thanks to TSA procedures is guaranteed to be a closely crowded place, just because of all the people waiting to go through security. (And the more complicated the screenings, the longer the wait, the bigger the crowd, the bigger impact a suicide bomber would have). And there’s not really any way around that.
Deciding to murder a whole bunch of people waiting for their loved ones to arrive no doubt was something that jihadi nihilism likes, but doesn’t lessen the above point: security theater actually increases the risk of an attack outside the so called secure perimeter.kishnevi (531009) — 1/24/2011 @ 5:40 pm
Well what do you know…..another act of horrific atrocity from a bunch of Muslims in the name of Allah! Not all Muslims are terrorist but all terrorist are Muslims. If there were no Islam October 12, 2000 (attack on USS Cole) and September 11th 2001 would have been ordinary days. At some point all of us who are not Muslim need to become aware that the ideology of the prophet Muhammad is causing far too much death and destruction in today’s world. We must band together and oust the religion of Islam from our local communities and our country as a whole by any means necessary. This however is sure to never happen. Not all Muslims are bad people but it is their warped radical religious duty to hope for Sharia Law (very radical law that governs the way of Islamic life) to be imposed upon everyone in the world. It is also the belief of every true Muslim that Islam will prevail and everyone in the world will eventually convert or face serious persecution as the religion of Islam is highly based on violence. Although it would take an act of revolution it is my serious hope that someday the religion of Islam be outlawed and every Muslim in the world would be issued an ultimatum to renounce their Islamic faith or face death. That way those who are willing to die and commit acts of violence in the name of their religion would choose death. Without Islam a majority of the chaos and killing would cease and we could all live in a more peaceful world. Oh ya….Iran should be nuclear bombed regardless.Paul Wall (8e6b30) — 1/24/2011 @ 7:03 pm
Let me guess which troll is giving us this fake “Paul Wall” version of planting vile comments on the blog …SPQR (26be8b) — 1/24/2011 @ 7:06 pm
It’s amazing that whenever a blog criticizes LGF, they just suddenly start getting all kinds of strange hateful comments, that are quickly copied onto LGF’s comment threads as proof the original criticism can be ignored.
LGF is no longer a place honest people enjoy. It’s also not a place smart people can read without having their intelligence insulted with these cheap planted comments.Dustin (b54cdc) — 1/24/2011 @ 7:14 pm
This however is sure to never happen. Not all Muslims are bad people but it is their warped radical religious duty to hope for Sharia Law (very radical law that governs the way of Islamic life) to be imposed upon everyone in the world.Jb007 (7fc1dc) — 1/25/2011 @ 5:48 am