"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Explosion kills 31 at Moscow airport

We will never understand what makes a terrorist suicide bomber. How can any civilized human being walk in an airport and blow themselves up killing innocent people plus themselves? We have seen it happen too many times over the years. It seems terrorists will do anything to further their cause and human life means nothing to these barbarians.

Right now it is being blamed on Chechnen Rebels who have targeted Russia. How many more bombings before the United Nations finally gets a grip on the fact that any terrorist are a threat to the rest of us. If it cannot get that simple fact through their heads at the UN, then the UN is totally worthless. The head of the UN bends over backwards for 3rd world countries while thumbing their nose at the United States and other allies of the US. What has the UN done to stop terrorism except a lot of talk. If anything is done, the US has to take the lead. What good is the UN except a money drain on the US? I would rather depend on NATO any day of the week.

Sad day for Moscow and the innocent people whose lives were taken. Prayers are with the victims and their families.

Explosion kills 31 at Moscow airport

Domodedovo, shown in Dec. 2010, is generally regarded as Moscow's
most up-to-date airport, but its security procedures have been called
into question. (Pavel Golovkin, Associated Press)

From the Associated Press
January 24, 2011, 7:20 a.m. (pst)

Moscow — An explosion ripped through the international arrivals hall at Moscow's busiest airport on Monday, killing 31 people and wounding about 130, Health Ministry officials said.

The state RIA Novosti news agency, citing sources in law enforcement, said the explosion at Domodedovo Airport may have been caused by a suicide bomber.

Moscow police were put on high alert and immediately beefed up patrols in the subway system, a previous target of terrorists.

Mark Green, a British Airways passenger who had just arrived at the airport, told BBC television he heard the huge explosion as he was leaving the terminal.

"Literally, it shook you," he said. "As we were putting the bags in the car a lot of alarms … were going off and people started flowing out of the terminal, some of whom were covered in blood."

"One gentleman had a pair of jeans on that was ripped and his thigh from his groin to his knee was covered in blood," he added.

Green said thousands of people were in the terminal at the time of the blast.

Domodedovo is generally regarded as Moscow's most up-to-date airport, but its security procedures have been called into question.

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