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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Moscow Airport 'Suicide' Bombing Reply with quote

I suppose the first thing to establish is
whether this is the FSB goons at work again....
Devloping....

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or could it be that someone disliked their recent entente cordiale with China to stop trading betweeen themselves in US dollars?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just taking a close look at 11 seconds in the video of the explosion.

Here's a screenshot ofthe moment:

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1) It seems the flash comes from ground level.

2) See the line of fire extending away from the platform.
That would seem to imply the explosion is illuminating
the GAP between two carriages.

Is the bomb at ground level in the gap between carriages?

If it was down beside the rails it would not extend
towards us, as the paltform would block that direction.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the geopolitical and commercial
angles which might factor into this:


Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev was to have been
the keynote opening speaker at the Davos WEF meeting:

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DAVOS-
Alarming array of risks faces leaders in Davos


Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:25pm EST

* Schwab says nations too weak to tackle numerous problems
* Sovereign debt default a major talking point

By Natsuko Waki

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25 (Reuters) - World leaders and top executives have plenty of crises to discuss this year.

Ballooning European government debt, rising inflation, fears of trade and currency wars, spiralling food prices and lingering problems in the world financial system provide a sobering array of threats for people attending the World Economic Forum (WEF).


More than 30 heads of state, over 1,400 business leaders and eight central bank chiefs will flock to Davos, an expensive Swiss ski resort, for the Forum which opens on Wednesday.

The WEF named the risk that parlous government finances will trigger sovereign debt defaults as one of the biggest threats facing the world in 2011 in a report published before the meeting.

Klaus Schwab, who chairs the Forum, said nations were suffering from "global burnout syndrome" and were too weak to tackle the plethora of inter-related threats facing business and governments.

To help to address the problem, the WEF will launch at this year's Forum a global network designed to help policymakers and corporate chiefs to share information about potential risks.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, chairman of the Group of 20 top developed and developing nations (G20), will focus in a speech on Thursday on his key G20 agenda -- new rules to curb commodity price volatility and avoid food riots and weak growth.

Rising prices for food, fuel and metals have raised concerns about inflation globally. They could also lead to protectionism and the kind of unrest seen in Tunisia and Algeria in recent weeks.

High food prices could also hit consumer spending in fast-growing emerging markets and endanger the fragile recovery in the world economy.

"If we don't do anything (about rising food prices) we run the risk of food riots in the poorest countries and a very unfavourable effect on global economic growth," Sarkozy said on Monday.

Glitz and hype surround the Davos meeting, sometimes billed "the world's top networking event", though organisers say that it does not set out to solve all the problems it discusses.

As always, much of the real business is done on the sidelines of the event, where policymakers and CEOs cut deals away from the glare of publicity in luxury hotel rooms.

Sarkozy may use this year's Davos meeting to discuss informally with German Chancellor Angela Merkel options for beefing up the euro zone's crisis-fighting mechanism, the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF).

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE70N1SS20110124


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Medvedev Attempts to Rally Support in Davos
for Russia’s “Modernization”


January 24, 2011 - Pavel K. Baev

The privilege of addressing the opening session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is valued highly by the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, who interprets this as international recognition of the business correctness of his “modernization” course.

Following today’s bombing of Domodedovo airport in Moscow, the presidential administration announced that Medvedev’s trip to Davos will be postponed. Last year French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, lashed out against the greed and irresponsibility of bankers, but Medvedev is unlikely to elaborate on that idea of restoring the “moral dimension” of capitalism, which is not that prominent in Russian state-and-crony capitalism.

In the many economic gatherings in 2010, including the G8 and G20, APEC and his own Yarolslavl forum, Medvedev did not have much to say, except perhaps arguing half-heartedly for abandoning the US dollar as the universal currency. The key opinion on this matter belongs, however, to the Chinese, and President Hu Jintao visiting the US last week reduced this opinion to the slightest of hints about the possible appreciation of the Yuan (www.gazeta.ru, 20 January 20 ). Medvedev, therefore, is likely to insist that resumed growth in Russia is a force in the global recovery from the not-so-bad crisis and to court investors (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Kommersant, January 22 ).

This think-positive perspective has been painted in every official speech by the Russian leadership in the last few months, but it stands in sharp contrast to the warnings of the WEF experts about the inadequacy of existing institutions for managing the evolving crises in the global system (Vedomosti, January 12 ). In fact, Russia is a perfect example of a broken model of growth based on ever-rising rent and corresponding inflow of capital, and an honest assessment of the damage inflicted by the crisis could have been a valuable contribution to the Davos debates. No such reckoning with reality will happen because Russian officialdom remains in denial of the economic trajectory, which the grandmaster of Russian economists Yevgeny Yasin defines as stagnation caused by bureaucratic pressure on business activity (Ezhednevny Zhurnal, January 20 ).

The sluggish 3-4 percent growth means that even by the end of the year Russia will not reach pre-crisis levels, so the goal of doubling GDP, reiterated by the Kremlin many times, will be postponed indefinitely (www.newsru.com, January 18 ). The main stimulus for sustaining even this statistically but not economically significant growth is the expansion of state investments and budget spending, but inflation has accelerated even more and a double digit level is predicted by many experts (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 19 ).

The crucial determinant for the Russian economy is the upward trend in world oil prices, which have crossed the psychologically important threshold of $100 per barrel. The undeserved inflow of revenues will help in reducing the budget deficit, but no boost in business confidence is discernible (www.forbes.ru, January 20). This “good news” has only added to the anxiety about the depressing effect of high oil prices on global growth and over the consequences of the inevitable bursting of yet another petro-bubble (RBC Daily, January 19 ).

One sensational deal in the Russian energy sector announced on the eve of Medvedev’s “have-no-fear” performance in Davos is the birth of the “Bolshoi Petroleum” alliance by an exchange of shares between BP and Rosneft (Vedomosti, January 17 ). Moscow commentators suggest that BP, which has a long and unhappy history in the Russian market, is desperate to book some new reserves because its market capitalization has plummeted after the “Deepwater Horizon” disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (Kommersant, January 17; www.forbes.ru, January 18 ).

As for Rosneft, the partnership with a Western “major” will help in whitewashing its reputation tainted by the very dubious acquisition of assets confiscated in the course of the politically-driven bankruptcy of Yukos. Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, who orchestrated that “special operation” in 2003-2005, personally supervised the deal with BP negotiated by his trusted lieutenant, Igor Sechin, who is in charge of the energy sector in his post as Deputy Prime Minister and chairs the Rosneft board (Novaya Gazeta, January 18 ).


Medvedev needs to lift another shadow from that old abuse of power, and in Davos he seeks to demonstrate that the investors’ attitude has not changed after the harsh verdict in the crudely fabricated case against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of Yukos, and his partner Platon Lebedev (www.gazeta.ru, January 19 ). Some investors indeed have zero memory, and a rush of speculative capital was registered last week on the Moscow stock exchange as the oil “futures” began to sky-rocket (Kommersant, January 22). This, however, is a symptom of the persistent “oil curse” rather than an indication of strength in the Russian economy (Vedomosti, January 19).

Some investors, who are contemplating Medvedev’s proposition on “modernization,” may be unimpressed by Khodorkovsky’s plight, but they have to take into consideration the rot spreading from the oil and gas business. Investing in a walled high-tech enclave is one thing, but partaking in the construction of a Potemkin village camouflaging a huge corruption scam is certainly another. Medvedev’s pet-project of Skolkovo is supposed to be a symbol of Russia’s modernization, but he can just as innocently suggest that suburban nouveau riche palaces along the Rublevskoe highway are a symbol of Russia’s prosperity.

Russia’s political system remains resolutely anti-modernization as its incentive system is centered on extracting exorbitant profits by tapping into unaccountable money flows at very low risk (Vedomosti, January 21 ). Medvedev’s “modernization” discourse pretends to offer an alternative model of connecting with global innovation and production chains, but it merely provides a cover for Putin’s deeply corrupt system of privatizing the administrative rent. It was in Davos that Medvedev first presented his investor-friendly attitude in February 2007, and quite probably this WEF session will mark the closure of his failed leadership. This failure is determined not by the conditions of the power-sharing deal with Putin, or by such character flaws as a lack of guts; most of all, it is caused by the non-existent interest in change in the bureaucracy and also within the society. The system of predation and paternalism still has some reserves for prolonging its life-cycle, but when those are exhausted – it will be too late to cry “Change!”

Source: http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/

http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20898&Itemid=132

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Already the Mossad are predictably being blamed.

Fit that with this:

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Russia to talk Palestinian independence with Israel
Medvedev's visit to Jordan and the Palestinian territories

19:23 19/01/2011

Moscow will hold talks with Tel Aviv on the issue of a modern independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.

"We will certainly consult with our Israeli partners [on this issue]," Medvedev told reporters during a visit to Jordan.


"It is impossible to resolve the Palestinian issue without consulting with the Israelis," he said, adding that he planned to meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres during an annual world economic forum in Davos on January 26-30.

Medvedev reaffirmed earlier on Wednesday Russia's endorsement of an independent Palestinian state during a meeting with King Abdullah II in Jordan.

The visit to Jordan follows the Russian leader's talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank on Tuesday. Medvedev told Abbas the Soviet Union had recognized the state in 1988 and that "Russia's position remains unchanged."

Medvedev reiterated that Russia would continue to be "one of the co-sponsors" of Middle East peace efforts and would prepare its recommendations for the Quartet of international mediators.

The Quartet, made up of Russia, the United States, the United Nations and the European Union, will meet next month in Munich to discuss future peace efforts and stability in the Middle East.

Medvedev said only joint efforts would help resolve the conflict between the Palestinians and Israel, and Russia would consult with all participants in the peace process.

"Depending on the results of our consultations, we will decide how to support our Palestinian colleagues," the Russian president said.

"In general, we are ready to go as far as the international community decides to go in terms of supporting Palestinian efforts under a UN aegis," Medvedev said.

Direct talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, which resumed last September after a 20-month standoff, collapsed in December after Israel refused to stop construction in the occupied West Bank.

AMMAN, January 19 (RIA Novosti)
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20110119/162210490.html


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Russia expects success at Davos forum:
presidential aide


Friday, January 21, 2011 10:23 AM

MOSCOW, Jan. 21, 2011 (Xinhua News Agency) -- Russian presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich expressed hope Friday the upcoming Davos economic forum would be a success for Russia.

During the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, or Davos as it is more simply known, Russia had many projects to offer and a number of international deals were expected to be signed, Dvorkovich told a press conference here.

"We hope this trip will be a success," he said.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, this year's main speaker, is scheduled to meet world business leaders at Davos on January 26-27.

According to Dvorkovich, the share swap between Russian oil giant Rosneft and British oil company BP, worth 16 million U.S. dollars, will be one of the hot issues.

The two oil giants have agreed to develop gas and oil fields in the Russian Arctic.

"The Rosneft-BP deal is important for partnership and joint projects, but it will also make it possible for Rosneft to learn and borrow from the experience of a leading global company," Dvorkovich said.

In the press conference, Dvorkovich also mentioned domestic economic problems, such as Russia's poor investment climate, which he blamed on state corruption and bureaucracy.

The official said he hoped Russia would become a World Trade Organization (WTO) member in 2011. "As far as the time frame (for Russia's accession to WTO) is concerned, no delays are expected. We plan to finish this work this year," Dvorkovich said.

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4826277

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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United Russia Can Use Putin's Portrait

24 January 2011 - By Nikolaus von Twickel

President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have given United Russia the exclusive right to use their portraits in the run-up to the State Duma and presidential elections, drawing scorn from other parties Monday.

United Russia heavily relies on its association with Putin and Medvedev, both of whom have steadfastly refused to become party members. Putin only in 2008 accepted the post of party chairman, while Medvedev has occasionally criticized it for stifling political competition.

United Russia secretary Sergei Neverov said the decision to let the party use their portraits reflects trust from both leaders. "This shows that they see us as the political force that carries out both the president's and the prime minister's course," Neverov said in a statement on the party's web site.

Other parties saw otherwise. Gennady Gudkov, a senior State Duma deputy for A Just Russia, a left-leaning pro-Kremlin party, said United Russia was nothing without Putin and Medvedev.

"This is the only argument they have," he said by telephone.

"This just confirms them as the party of power," said Gregory Bovt, co-founder of the pro-business, pro-Kremlin Right Cause party.

The decision to provide United Russia with exclusive use of the leaders' portraits comes as the country enters a crucial election period, including polls in 12 regions on March 13 and a Duma vote in December. Putin and Medvedev have left open the question of who will run in the presidential election in March 2012.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/united-russia-can-use-putins-portrait/429540.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In the many economic gatherings in 2010, including the G8 and G20, APEC and his own Yarolslavl forum, Medvedev did not have much to say, except perhaps arguing half-heartedly for abandoning the US dollar as the universal currency.

http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/

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In the many economic gatherings in 2010, including the G8 and G20, APEC and his own Yarolslavl forum, Medvedev did not have much to say, except perhaps arguing half-heartedly for abandoning the US dollar as the universal currency.

http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shurely shome mishtake.

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Shurely shome mishtake.

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What do you derive from such foolishness? Do you talk like that in the first person? You must be a real hoot at the pub while taking the piss!

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The 15lb device was packed with ­shrapnel to inflict maximum damage.

The male bomber detonated the explosion at 4.32pm local time (1.32pm GMT), 46 minutes after the arrival of the British Airways flight from Heathrow, with 165 passengers on board.

A British Midland flight from London, with 97 passengers, arrived just a few minutes before the blast. A later BA flight was forced to turn around in mid-air and return to London.

Witness Artyom Zhilenkov said the bomber ‘exploded right in front of my eyes’. He said: ‘A man in a black coat, black hat ... he walked out of the check-out zone and exploded to pieces.

‘I only survived because I stood between the columns with many people waiting in front of me. Perhaps the bomb was in his luggage.’


Always someone else involved, always leads to wild speculation and the ever present sensationalism.

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One Russian agency reported that the head of the suspect bomber has been found. Authorities now believe the explosives were on his belt.

Moscow police launched a search for three male suspects, believed to be accomplices of the bomber.


I'm curious about one thing and one thing ONLY. The ever failing eyewitness accounts, the ones that get used as ABSOLUTE FACT just as long as those accounts fit the intent, all the others get shoved into the bin!

Blood and lots of severed legs, but wait it's actually " Lots of blood and, SEVERED LEGS FLYING AROUND "

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350287/Moscow-airport-blast-Witnesses-scene-hell-35-killed.html

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Moscow Bombing:
Russia Was Warned of Airport Attack


Russian intelligence agents were warned of an imminent terrorist attack
a week before Monday's deadly bombing at a Moscow airport, reports the
Daily Telegraph.

"The special services had received information that an act of terror
would be carried out at one of the Moscow airports," a security official
told Russia's state-owned news agency RIA Novosti.

The official also said that two people (a female bomber and a male
accomplice) may have been involved in the attack which killed at least
35 people and injured more than 100 at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

Though no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, Russian
officials say it "followed the classic scheme" of past terrorist attacks by
Chechnyen militants. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has complained
of the "clear security violations" that allowed bombers to enter the
airport, arguing on Tuesday that "the management of the airport itself,
has to answer for everything," reports Deutsche Welle. The explosion
occurred at the "meet and greet" area in the international arrivals hall,
which is completely open to the public. (There's video.) American airports
have similar security flaws, and Jeff Goldberg says the TSA needs to get
serious about making the unsecured sections of airports more safe.

http://slatest.slate.com/id/2282349/




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Putin: retribution 'inevitable' for airport bomb

(AP) – 1 hour ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed "retribution is inevitable" for the suicide bombing that killed 35 people at Russia's busiest airport, while President Dmitry Medvedev demanded full security checks at all transport hubs Tuesday and lashed out at the airport for lax security.

Putin has built much of his reputation on harsh statements, and the Russian news agencies that reported his comments Tuesday did not say whether he specified what kind of retribution or against whom.

No claims of responsibility have been made for the attack Monday at Domodedovo Airport, which also left 180 people injured. However, suspicion is likely to fall on Islamist separatist insurgents from Chechnya or elsewhere in Russia's restive Caucasus region.........


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