Explosion at Moscow Airport

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Aceon6, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Morry Stillwell

    Morry Stillwell Well-Known Member

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    I just received word that none of our Skating Family was involved in the terrorist attack. The Russian Team left earlier for Europeans.
     
  2. Buzz

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  3. cruisin

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    I wonder what will be decided as far as the Olympics. Can they take it away from Sochi? Will Sochi have to demonstrate that they are capable of the level of security needed? How will they do that, especially so close to terrorist home ground?
     
  4. milanessa

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    I doubt this will impact the Olympics location. Security will most certainly be tight but I'm sure they thought of that earlier.
     
  5. cruisin

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    Yes, I agree, but now that an airport was hit in the international arrivals area, they will have to make some very serious changes. The venue will have to be secure, but the safety of the athletes must extend to their travel. I doubt they would change the venue, but will they be able to provide what is necessary? I suspect that there will be some concern, since this is not the first attack on transportation.
     
  6. Buzz

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    It is being reported on the state own media in Russia that the real life attack on Domodedovo Airport resembles a fictional attack portrayed on a popular video game. I am not one to blame to world's ills on video games etc but the parallels are creepy. The video game is called; Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Mission No Russian and can be seen on youtube. Hope they are taken down soon.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...Moscow-airport-attack/articleshow/7368830.cms
     
  7. cruisin

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    That article is just ludicrous. Blaming a video game for this tragedy is just, making excuses. The fact is, there are plenty of videos, books, movies, etc. with violent plots, serial killers, murders the authors/creators come up with extreme scenarios. Is there a possibility that someone will get an idea for the method they use for an attack? Yes. However, the person has to want to attack and be looking for a method. If it were not the bomb in the airport, it would be something else. Bombs in airports and other transportation hubs are not new. Bombs with screws/bolts/etc. are also not new. These people are looking for public places where they can cause maximum damage. Airports, malls, schools, sporting events, hospitals, hotels are prime locations for concentration of people. The world needs to stop looking for irrelevant things to blame and crack down on the organizations that are committing the crimes. And, we need to make explosives and guns harder to get.

    FTR, I am of a fan of violent video games, but we need some perspective here.

    Oh, Buzz - nothing is directed at you, you just posted the link - thanks.
     
  8. IceAlisa

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    I am decidedly not a fan of violent video games but find the suggestion that one is to blame for this incident far-fetched at the very least.
     
  9. Morry Stillwell

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    It is unlikely that the people behind this attack were influenced by any video game as they usually reject Western influence. Yes, I profiled;) Perhaps I am wrong with this profile and it will turn out that the incident was planned by Irish nuns.
     
  10. Civic

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    They're probably in shock. This is just too awful.