Monday, January 24th, 2011
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This is Russia's Fifth Major Terrorist Event in a Year

Today's rather horrific bombing at Domodedovo airport in south Moscow—in the baggage claim, it looks like—is Russia's first act of terrorism in ten months. (Unless you count the Chechen Parliament attack in October. Or the Vladikavkaz bombing in September, or the bombing in Stavropol in May.) There are more! (No really. Anyone remember Dagestan? Ingushetia?)

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IBentMyWookie (#133)

If I was a less sensitive, more dickish sort, I would make an "In Soviet Russia, baggage claims you!" quip here. But that's not me, so I won't.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Proof positive that giving spies and spy agencies more power is definitely the best way to stop terrorists in their tracks.

This, by the way, is why airport security is a joke. There will always be a way, always be a weak spot that a committed person or persons can exploit to kill a whole lot of people either on airplanes or in the airport itself. All the scanners and enhanced pat-downs in the world won't be able to stop someone from blowing themselves up in, say, the clusterfuck around the security gate.

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