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(WTAE)   Another explosion in Russia, this time on a Trolleybus in Volgograd. At least 10 dead. This is not a repeat of earlier today   (wtae.com) divider line 240
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2013-12-30 09:53:22 AM

Publikwerks: [i.imgur.com image 438x280]


Ahahahahahahaha

//new keyboard, you owe me
 
2013-12-30 09:53:41 AM

Triumph: Now you know why Obama's not going and Billie Jean King is.


They took Obama's Kenyan passport away?
 
2013-12-30 10:05:27 AM

Mad_Radhu: Since they weren't glitter bombs, we can rule out the Gay Mafia.


Came here to say this.

My local CBS channel had video of the bombing in the bus station, I believe from CCTV. Regular folks going about their regular day. It's sad.

You'd think if those responsible were pissed off about the Olympics, they'd be bombing shiat in Sochi. However, I'm not a terrorist, so I can't begin to understand terrorist logic.

/has a sad
 
2013-12-30 10:13:08 AM

child_god: The crazies might not be so crazy.   I found several articles from July/August that said the Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar (also former Saudi Ambassador to the US) met with Putin and asked for cooperation on Syria and other areas in exchange for 'protection' against Chechen terrorist attacks leading up the Olympics, and he said he had American support.  He also said Saudi controls the Chechen rebels who would perform the attacks.

These articles were leaked to the Russian press obviously by the Russians as it paints Putin in a strong, positive light.

I don't think the USA had anything to do with the attacks, but it is an interesting background to these attacks and shows how complicated geopolitical events are.


My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend read a blog from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Bandar conspire with Putin at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
 
2013-12-30 10:25:56 AM
Targeting Volgograd is a major political statement by whoever is behind the attacks.  Anyone else remember what Volgograd used to be called, back in the day?

thenl.files.wordpress.com

/Hint - "Goodbye Dad, I'm off to..."
 
2013-12-30 10:39:40 AM

kim jong-un: Tatterdemalian: With the appropriate ideology and motivating factors, that chance can easily be reduced below the six-sigma threshold.

My god! The conspiracy is so vast that they conduct process improvement.   One would imagine that all the documentation requirements of CMMI level 3 would result in leaks...  unless, OH NO!  They have already reduced their defect rates to the entitlement level.


You know, for someone with such quick familiarity with advanced process control and project management toolsets, you sure do a shiat job of running your country. Just sayin...

/maybe go check your IDEF0 maps for mission-objectives gaps, it's probably systemic
 
2013-12-30 10:44:04 AM

OdradekRex: Targeting Volgograd is a major political statement by whoever is behind the attacks.  Anyone else remember what Volgograd used to be called, back in the day?

[thenl.files.wordpress.com image 600x347]

/Hint - "Goodbye Dad, I'm off to..."


Stalingrad!

/one red star for me!
 
2013-12-30 11:02:06 AM

OdradekRex: Targeting Volgograd is a major political statement by whoever is behind the attacks.  Anyone else remember what Volgograd used to be called, back in the day?



/Hint - "Goodbye Dad, I'm off to..."


Camp Grenada?
 
2013-12-30 11:45:51 AM

MadMattressMack: So it is time.

[static.fjcdn.com image 500x392]


That already happened.  Hence the bombing.

Read a newspaper or something.
 
2013-12-30 11:47:23 AM

OdradekRex: Targeting Volgograd is a major political statement by whoever is behind the attacks.  Anyone else remember what Volgograd used to be called, back in the day?

[thenl.files.wordpress.com image 600x347]

/Hint - "Goodbye Dad, I'm off to..."


Certain times of the year, it gets renamed to Stalingrad.
 
2013-12-30 12:03:25 PM
The Religion of Peace.
 
2013-12-30 12:05:17 PM

skinink: So even after Snowden reveals the NSA conspiracy to hoover up all the info they can on whoever they want including the heads of other countries, and incliding the Fark link below of the Der Spiegel story revealing how far the NSA will go, you still think a "Grand Conspiracy" is not feasable?


Um, they were caught, so it's a fail not a success. That whole being able to keep it secret thing...And that is listening to electronic communication...not controlling the actions of the world.
 
2013-12-30 12:06:32 PM

Tatterdemalian: Have you met people who aren't hipster slackers? This may come as a shock, but not everyone thinks like you do, and some people are motivated by things other than money (which is really one of the poorest motivators, since nobody values the money itself, only the things that can be bought with the money). It is, in fact, possible to rally conspiracies, mobs, sometimes even entire armies with a binding ideology so strong that the individuals would literally rather die than betray their movement.

/and if they are willing to die, you had better believe they are much more willing to kill


Yes, and differing motivations still does not make one omnipotent.
 
2013-12-30 12:12:39 PM
It could be some Grand Conspiracy. More likely, it's a bunch of ticked off Muslims from the Caucus working in small, relatively unorganized networks to pull of simple (yet disgusting) bombings of soft targets.
 
2013-12-30 12:30:49 PM

noheadphones: MadMattressMack: So it is time.

[static.fjcdn.com image 500x392]

That already happened.  Hence the bombing.

Read a newspaper or something.


You should probably read a history book then, you know, they tend to contain a much more encompassing and long term account of events. Had you done so, you'd know that this has much more to do with the IIB attempting to carve out an independent hard-line Islamic country in the north Caucasus region than the Russian Federation's involvement in the rebellion back in 1994. Your statement would be like blaming abortion clinic bombings in the south on the Union Army's campaign in the confederate states in the Civil War. It's much more along the religious extremism line than purely nationalist/military ones.
 
2013-12-30 12:43:03 PM

WorldCitizen: It could be some Grand Conspiracy. More likely, it's a bunch of ticked off Muslims from the Caucus working in small, relatively unorganized networks to pull of simple (yet disgusting) bombings of soft targets.


Will there be a straw poll?
 
2013-12-30 12:50:25 PM

KellyX: OdradekRex: Targeting Volgograd is a major political statement by whoever is behind the attacks.  Anyone else remember what Volgograd used to be called, back in the day?

[thenl.files.wordpress.com image 600x347]

/Hint - "Goodbye Dad, I'm off to..."

Stalingrad!

/one red star for me!


Meh.

HA KA3AH!
/one order of nizhnij novgorod for me!
 
2013-12-30 01:09:50 PM

styckx: Gee, ya think someone is trying to send a message and instill fear into the Olympics much?


That's what they get for having the Olympics right on the border with Georgia, in a war zone, in a nation that encourages violent extremism (so long as pooty poot thinks he can keep them in line).
 
2013-12-30 01:11:56 PM

noheadphones: MadMattressMack: So it is time.

[static.fjcdn.com image 500x392]

That already happened.  Hence the bombing.

Read a newspaper or something.



No, really!? I never knew about that. I though Russia and Chechnya were all BFFs and got along all super swell. Thanks for telling me to read the newspaper as I found many great articles in the NY Post, Infowars, and Daily Mail that went into great depth about the 2 previous Chechen wars, the use of Chechen terrorist attacks for Putin to make grabs for power in typical FSB/KGB fashion, and all other great nuggets of information relating to the plight of minority groups in Russia as well as Russian attempts to control terrorism by Islamic radicals.

Or maybe you can take a joke based on the idea that every time Chechen Islamic radicals blow something up that it's "Russian Forces Gone Wild" time for Chechnya and Putin passes some more laws to give more power to fight the evil that is Chechnya. This war has been going on for centuries and as it is tit for tat, the Chechen insurgency is about to get their tat.
 
2013-12-30 01:12:28 PM

sovietski: Mad_Radhu: Since they weren't glitter bombs, we can rule out the Gay Mafia.

Came here to say this.

My local CBS channel had video of the bombing in the bus station, I believe from CCTV. Regular folks going about their regular day. It's sad.

You'd think if those responsible were pissed off about the Olympics, they'd be bombing shiat in Sochi. However, I'm not a terrorist, so I can't begin to understand terrorist logic.

/has a sad


Meh, it's a nation that believes in terrorism. Russians were ok with gay people getting kidnapped, tortured, and murdered... and now the rest of them get to live in the same kind of fear they wished on everyone else. Fark em. Terrorists attacking people who are ok with terrorism against others doesn't seem so tragic to me.
 
2013-12-30 01:13:41 PM

WorldCitizen: skinink: So even after Snowden reveals the NSA conspiracy to hoover up all the info they can on whoever they want including the heads of other countries, and incliding the Fark link below of the Der Spiegel story revealing how far the NSA will go, you still think a "Grand Conspiracy" is not feasable?

Um, they were caught, so it's a fail not a success. That whole being able to keep it secret thing...And that is listening to electronic communication...not controlling the actions of the world.


So How about the Gulf Of Tonkin incident ? It wasn't known to be completely fabricated until they basically told us it was. That was kept under wraps for almost 40 years. They still haven't released official findings from the JFK era etc etc.

There are many many examples of this. When the majority of the players involved are low ranking folks who get an order or handed a job and told to do X. They don't have any idea what the big picture is. Only a few people do and those are the folks who keep quiet as it will usually means bad stuff will happen to them. The information is compartmentalized, need to know stuff. Many of the people in that line of work aren't going to be questioning their orders as they wont be involved in that line of work very long.

Think of it like this. Were the US soldiers that loaded the weapons bound for Iran during the Iran contra scandal aware of where those weapons were going ? I bet you they were simply told load X on plane Y. It isn't that hard to keep secrets, especially when someone speaking up could potentially lose their job. How many people reading this right now are aware of some BS going on in the company they work for but don't say anything because they like their pay check or dont want to be looking for a new job ? And that is only for the folks smart enough or in a position to connect the dots.
 
2013-12-30 01:26:30 PM

kindms: WorldCitizen: skinink: So even after Snowden reveals the NSA conspiracy to hoover up all the info they can on whoever they want including the heads of other countries, and incliding the Fark link below of the Der Spiegel story revealing how far the NSA will go, you still think a "Grand Conspiracy" is not feasable?

Um, they were caught, so it's a fail not a success. That whole being able to keep it secret thing...And that is listening to electronic communication...not controlling the actions of the world.

So How about the Gulf Of Tonkin incident ? It wasn't known to be completely fabricated until they basically told us it was. That was kept under wraps for almost 40 years. They still haven't released official findings from the JFK era etc etc.

There are many many examples of this. When the majority of the players involved are low ranking folks who get an order or handed a job and told to do X. They don't have any idea what the big picture is. Only a few people do and those are the folks who keep quiet as it will usually means bad stuff will happen to them. The information is compartmentalized, need to know stuff. Many of the people in that line of work aren't going to be questioning their orders as they wont be involved in that line of work very long.

Think of it like this. Were the US soldiers that loaded the weapons bound for Iran during the Iran contra scandal aware of where those weapons were going ? I bet you they were simply told load X on plane Y. It isn't that hard to keep secrets, especially when someone speaking up could potentially lose their job. How many people reading this right now are aware of some BS going on in the company they work for but don't say anything because they like their pay check or dont want to be looking for a new job ? And that is only for the folks smart enough or in a position to connect the dots.


We know about these things, so they are not successful Grand Conspiracies to control the world. Of course there are conspiracies. Every time two people get together to conspire about something it is a conspiracy. There are short term conspiracies by governments and non-governments alike. However, that is again a different animal from the idea that there are Grand Conspiracies controlling the world.
 
2013-12-30 01:28:54 PM

super_grass: This is no doubt the work of the Gay Al Qaeda working in conjunction with the Gay Lizard people.


I'm pretty sure it was that GayKK group GLAAD.
 
2013-12-30 01:34:49 PM

firefly212: Meh, it's a nation that believes in terrorism. Russians were ok with gay people getting kidnapped, tortured, and murdered... and now the rest of them get to live in the same kind of fear they wished on everyone else. Fark em. Terrorists attacking people who are ok with terrorism against others doesn't seem so tragic to me.


Yeah, easily said from a distance. However, when your (gay) Russian husband is back in Russia visiting family the cavalier thought of letting Russians die because "fark em" isn't quite as quaint.

Yes, Russia certainly has it's problems with gay rights at the moment. In fact, the husband is still deep in the closet while in Russia as it's just not safe. However, it's not like there aren't millions of Americans who would like for the same anti-gay situation to exist in the US and the rest of the world. The US is ahead of the game on gay rights over Russia, but still behind other democracies such as Canada. It's a reason to work to make things better in the US, Russia, and the rest of the world. Not a reason to cheer on innocent people being killed while trying to take the train or bus.
 
2013-12-30 01:46:20 PM
i928.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-30 01:59:42 PM
All the recent bombings overseas have been trains and buses.  Much easier than attacking a plane.

We can reasonably conclude that there are no organized terrorist cells in the US looking to bomb us.  If there were, we have plenty of buses, trains, schools, etc. that they could targeted.  Either that or the FBI has been 100% effective in infiltrating them and taking them down, which seems a stretch.

So we can we disband the TSA already?   They are completely worthless.
 
2013-12-30 02:36:29 PM

MadMattressMack: noheadphones: MadMattressMack: So it is time.

[static.fjcdn.com image 500x392]

That already happened.  Hence the bombing.

Read a newspaper or something.


No, really!? I never knew about that. I though Russia and Chechnya were all BFFs and got along all super swell. Thanks for telling me to read the newspaper as I found many great articles in the NY Post, Infowars, and Daily Mail that went into great depth about the 2 previous Chechen wars, the use of Chechen terrorist attacks for Putin to make grabs for power in typical FSB/KGB fashion, and all other great nuggets of information relating to the plight of minority groups in Russia as well as Russian attempts to control terrorism by Islamic radicals.

Or maybe you can take a joke based on the idea that every time Chechen Islamic radicals blow something up that it's "Russian Forces Gone Wild" time for Chechnya and Putin passes some more laws to give more power to fight the evil that is Chechnya. This war has been going on for centuries and as it is tit for tat, the Chechen insurgency is about to get their tat.


time for russian tits thread
 
2013-12-30 02:39:54 PM

Fissile: The CIA is behind these attacks.  The West has a long history of using Muslims from the Caucus Mountains to attack the Russia.


Citation needed.
 
2013-12-30 03:13:51 PM

WorldCitizen: kindms: WorldCitizen: skinink: So even after Snowden reveals the NSA conspiracy to hoover up all the info they can on whoever they want including the heads of other countries, and incliding the Fark link below of the Der Spiegel story revealing how far the NSA will go, you still think a "Grand Conspiracy" is not feasable?

Um, they were caught, so it's a fail not a success. That whole being able to keep it secret thing...And that is listening to electronic communication...not controlling the actions of the world.

So How about the Gulf Of Tonkin incident ? It wasn't known to be completely fabricated until they basically told us it was. That was kept under wraps for almost 40 years. They still haven't released official findings from the JFK era etc etc.

There are many many examples of this. When the majority of the players involved are low ranking folks who get an order or handed a job and told to do X. They don't have any idea what the big picture is. Only a few people do and those are the folks who keep quiet as it will usually means bad stuff will happen to them. The information is compartmentalized, need to know stuff. Many of the people in that line of work aren't going to be questioning their orders as they wont be involved in that line of work very long.

Think of it like this. Were the US soldiers that loaded the weapons bound for Iran during the Iran contra scandal aware of where those weapons were going ? I bet you they were simply told load X on plane Y. It isn't that hard to keep secrets, especially when someone speaking up could potentially lose their job. How many people reading this right now are aware of some BS going on in the company they work for but don't say anything because they like their pay check or dont want to be looking for a new job ? And that is only for the folks smart enough or in a position to connect the dots.

We know about these things, so they are not successful Grand Conspiracies to control the world. Of course there are conspir ...


oh grand conspiracies like the bilderburgs or whatever they call themselves or the illuminati. I see what you mean. I usually chock that stuff up to people with similar assets and worth tend to have similar outlooks on events and tend to be related. Which generally brings their concerns to common ground.

Wouldn't the Catholic Church meet your definition ? or similar religious organizations ? They claim they do what they do because God, Bible etc but no one really knows what their real motivation is on controlling human behavior.
 
2013-12-30 03:17:15 PM
"Thou shalt not suffer a Muslim to live"
Czar Putin I Holly Russian Empire,
 
2013-12-30 03:20:05 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: NewportBarGuy: There will be many, many more. Every militant group Putin is fighting will use this opportunity on the world's stage.

I say we keep our athletes home. This will get messy.

I say we send them over with grenade launchers.


we just send the gay ones.
 
2013-12-30 04:12:14 PM

WorldCitizen: firefly212: Meh, it's a nation that believes in terrorism. Russians were ok with gay people getting kidnapped, tortured, and murdered... and now the rest of them get to live in the same kind of fear they wished on everyone else. Fark em. Terrorists attacking people who are ok with terrorism against others doesn't seem so tragic to me.

Yeah, easily said from a distance. However, when your (gay) Russian husband is back in Russia visiting family the cavalier thought of letting Russians die because "fark em" isn't quite as quaint.

Yes, Russia certainly has it's problems with gay rights at the moment. In fact, the husband is still deep in the closet while in Russia as it's just not safe. However, it's not like there aren't millions of Americans who would like for the same anti-gay situation to exist in the US and the rest of the world. The US is ahead of the game on gay rights over Russia, but still behind other democracies such as Canada. It's a reason to work to make things better in the US, Russia, and the rest of the world. Not a reason to cheer on innocent people being killed while trying to take the train or bus.


It isn't just anti-gay, it's anti-black, anti-semitic.. pro-Nazi... it's pro-terrorism in general. Until/unless they develop a more general distaste for terrorism in general, they'er going to keep seeing it crop up domestically for a variety of reasons.
 
2013-12-30 04:56:35 PM
have any of you guys looked at the category page on Wikipedia for Chechnya? Almost everyone on that page died a violent death. The Russian death squads in Chechnya were (are)on par with the einsatzgruppen during WW2. Russia is merely reaping what it has sownl.
 
2013-12-30 05:13:23 PM

charlesmartel11235: have any of you guys looked at the category page on Wikipedia for Chechnya? Almost everyone on that page died a violent death. The Russian death squads in Chechnya were (are)on par with the einsatzgruppen during WW2. Russia is merely reaping what it has sownl.


The Russians could've wiped out Chechnya decades ago if they wanted to, like they did Georgia. However, Chechnya is a Russian military playground for their latest combat toys. These 'incidents' only justify the next military tech and strategy testing.
 
2013-12-31 12:15:59 AM

Fano: time for russian tits thread


Sounds a lot better than what this thread is really about so I'll participate in a thread jack.

Let me start with Anna Chapman:

www.brobible.com

\hot
 
2013-12-31 02:13:56 AM
 
2013-12-31 05:07:30 AM

DrPainMD: runescorpio: Fissile: The CIA is behind these attacks.  The West has a long history of using Muslims from the Caucus Mountains to attack the Russia.

Citation needed.

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

On July 3, 1979, United States President Jimmy Carter signed the first directive for covert financial aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

[www.naturalindependent.com image 450x298]

By mid-1979, the United States had started a covert program to finance the mujahideen, whose aim was later described by Carter's National Security Adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, as to "induce a Soviet military intervention."


the request was for a citation that "The CIA is behind these attacks."

What Carter did or didn't do in 1979 is completely irrelevant.
 
2013-12-31 07:48:59 AM
Click on image to see more:http://grab.la/z30e19
 
2013-12-31 08:57:18 AM

kindms: So How about the Gulf Of Tonkin incident ? It wasn't known to be completely fabricated until they basically told us it was. That was kept under wraps for almost 40 years. They still haven't released official findings from the JFK era etc etc.


You're arguing with someone that demands "proof of omnipotence" before he will accept the existence of successful conspiracies. It's just the "No True Scotsman" argument wrapped around his own circular reasoning ("A successful conspiracy is one nobody knows about, not even the conspirators, even if it accomplished all it's goals at the time, therefore it is impossible for a successful conspiracy to exist.")

/YHBT, HAND
 
2013-12-31 09:42:15 AM

Tatterdemalian: ("A successful conspiracy is one nobody knows about, not even the conspirators


lol
 
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