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    St Petersburg attack: At least 10 dead after Russian metro bomb blast

    All metro stations in the city have been closed



    At least 10 people have been killed and 50 more injured in explosions in the St Petersburg metro system.

    There were blasts in two metro carriages at two stations, St Petersburg emergency services said.

    News agency Interfax cited a source as saying at least one of the blasts was caused by a bomb filled with shrapnel.

    Fifty people were injured in the blasts, Andrey Kibitov, the head of the city governor's press service said on Twitter.

    Seventeen ambulances are currently treating the injured, Mr Kibitov added.

    Russia's Anti-Terrorist Committee confirmed at least 10 people had been killed.
    It said an unidentified explosive device went off on a train travelling between two stations.

    All metro stations in St Petersburg have been closed, Interfax reported, citing metro staff.

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    Which particular brand of extremists is involved in this one?

    No matter who they are, Russian authorities aren't going to pussy foot around worrying about PC protocols, they'll get stuck into any of the culprits they track down boots and all.

    Chechen separatists or Caucasus Emirates groups were culprits in the past.
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    Why are bombs always headline news? Nobody would give a toss if it was a minibus crash killing 10 in St P.

    I'm so bored of the media obsessing about bombs and shit.

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    There's a difference between accidents and deliberate carnage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    Why are bombs always headline news? Nobody would give a toss if it was a minibus crash killing 10 in St P.
    It probably would if it was a minivan crash in the subway tunnel between stations.

    Could happen too.

    Crazy fookin Ruskies.

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    or is it Syrian inspired?

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    That's a strong possibility, maybe even Turkish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    There's a difference between accidents and deliberate carnage.
    Yeah someone got mentally ill and got a bomb, not someone got mentally ill and forgot to fix the brakes. So what.

    We need to stop giving these shits headline attention.

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    Think Russia should get tough, like the UK and Europe, lay lots of flowers at the scene, burn candles, have people hold hands.

    But the Russians are not that civilized, the may go and kill those involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister
    the may go and kill those involved
    and possibly a few of the uninvolved...as a warning...

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    As any decent teacher knows TC, you need to punish the entire class for the actions of a couple of malcontents. Cuz then the class will beat up the malcontents later. Its a model of how a decent society works.

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    ...old school Urby...and, dare I say it: Neganesque...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister
    But the Russians are not that civilized, the may go and kill those involved.
    They don't care much about finding the involved. They just target some convenient group and hit them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers
    They just target some convenient group and hit them
    so: gay terrorists then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    There's a difference between accidents and deliberate carnage.
    Yeah someone got mentally ill and got a bomb, not someone got mentally ill and forgot to fix the brakes. So what.

    We need to stop giving these shits headline attention.
    What we really need to do is name and shame the shits, their names, ethnicity, religious and political affiliations, the lot.

    All this w^nking on about them getting free publicity that furthers their cause is all nursery rhymes, it's nothing like that.

    The less the murderers are shielded from view, the more likely they are to escape behind their women folks skirts and hold their own people under blackmail, shut up or die.

    Expose them, divide their communities against themselves, pick the sh*ts out as they then try to hide and escape, without the shelter of their mamas, the cowards.

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    It's at worrying times like this that one tunes into RT news to find out what is going on.

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    I really doubt that ISIS is going to take any credit for this.
    (Simply not the same as trying to take credit for the brutal killing an unarmed officer with a knife at Parliament.)
    RIP PC Palmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Think Russia should get tough, like the UK and Europe, lay lots of flowers at the scene, burn candles, have people hold hands.

    But the Russians are not that civilized, the may go and kill those involved.
    I'd put money on that outcome.

    The people will lay the flowers and cry among the candles.

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    The Russian authorities are sensibly being cautious before apportioning blame for Monday's metro blast. An earlier quote by the prosecutor-general that it was an act of terror was quickly retracted.

    The FSB Security Service, the successors to the Soviet-era KGB, have skilled investigators, including forensic explosive experts. They will have been examining the explosive residue for clues, as well as the second device that was found intact. Their suspicions are likely to focus on two possible suspects, none yet confirmed.

    One: An ISIS-inspired group enraged by recent Russian airstrikes in Syria.

    Two: Chechen nationalists (or even a combination of both).

    Both Chechen militants and international jihadists do have a track record of plotting to attack Russia's transport hubs, notably in Moscow. An estimated 7,000 Russians have travelled to Syria to join extremist groups and some have returned."

    St Petersburg metro explosion - BBC News

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    Generally speaking, Russia deserves everything it gets. Brutish, immoral and utterly unethical. The slaughter and occupation of Chechnya is a fairly typical case in point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers
    They just target some convenient group and hit them
    so: gay terrorists then...
    They do get rather animated over Eurovision, though, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    The slaughter and occupation of Chechnya is a fairly typical case in point.
    You don't know much about it, do you?

    I followed it somewhat and this is one of the few things they did not get wrong. After initial conflict Chechnya got a sweet deal with far reaching autonomy and the russian army pulled out. Russia really bent backward to get a peace deal. That move encouraged the Chechens to start attacking and terrorizing neighbouring republics to increase the reach of their muslim territory. That was answered with said crackdown.
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    The man suspected of killing 11 people in a St Petersburg train is in his early 20s and from Central Asia, Russian media report.
    At least 45 people were injured in the explosion between two underground stations on Monday afternoon.
    A
    nother explosive device was found and made safe at a station nearby.

    The Interfax and Tass news agencies said the suspect had been identified, but there are conflicting reports as to whether he was a suicide bomber.

    Authorities in Saint Petersburg have declared three days of mourning for the victims.

    President Vladimir Putin, who was in the city when the blast occurred, visited the scene on Monday evening and laid flowers at a makeshift shrine.

    Russian investigators have described it as a suspected "act of terror" but they have given few details. No group has said it was responsible.
    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a Facebook post that the explosion was a "terrorist attack".
    St Petersburg metro explosion suspect 'from Central Asia' - BBC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Generally speaking, Russia deserves everything it gets. Brutish, immoral and utterly unethical. The slaughter and occupation of Chechnya is a fairly typical case in point.
    Those Brutish imperialists swine are copy cats of the most immoral and utterly unethical country this world has ever seen. The next thing they will copy is their name, calling themselves the United Kingdom 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    The slaughter and occupation of Chechnya is a fairly typical case in point.
    You don't know much about it, do you?

    I followed it somewhat and this is one of the few things they did not get wrong. After initial conflict Chechnya got a sweet deal with far reaching autonomy and the russian army pulled out. Russia really bent backward to get a peace deal. That move encouraged the Chechens to start attacking and terrorizing neighbouring republics to increase the reach of their muslim territory. That was answered with said crackdown.
    Remember how Dudayev got killed? Interesting yet simple bit of tech, that.
    One version I heard at the time went like this;

    21/04/1996
    Dudayev, while travelling with his entourage through a remote country area he frequently visited, stepped out of his car to take or make a call on his cell-phone.
    The Russians zeroed in on the phone's signal and a small jet-launched guided missile fired at the cell-phone's location hit the tip of its antenna, sliced through his skull, then hit his car, killing several people in his entourage. Dudayev got carried to a nearby house where he died shortly after,

    There are several versions of the event, here's another;

    "armed with air-to-surface missiles, had received his coordinates. It locked on to Dudayev's phone signal and fired two laser-guided missiles. As one exploded just a few feet away, shrapnel pierced Dudayev's head. He died almost immediately in the arms of one of his bodyguards."
    Did NSA Help Russia Target Dudayev?

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