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That´s Putins much-touted "revenge"? Pathetic. The poor fool is fumbling, because of course he can´t do anything.

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Medvedev "appeared eager to assert his power"? He has no power. Putin's in charge.

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What Russia really needs is to take'revenges'for those 'perpetrators of airport bombing instead of punishment. those bandits were islamic fanatics and they respect no law or justice. So 'punishment' does not imply over those criminals. Revenges was what those bandits could understood and that doesnt require 'fair' or 'just'. I hope Mr Putin take his words in actions!

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So there you have it. Everything is now clear.

Quote: "Russian news media have variously portrayed the bombing as conducted by a man or a woman or a couple and reported that the bomb was either strapped to one of them or in a suitcase."

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In Stalin-era such attack was totally impossible and unimaginable!

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Hold on a minute. Surely the bloke at the top of the chain assumes responsibility ? If Medvedev is in power, then he is the one who employs all the security chiefs and the police chiefs ?

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What Russia really needs is to take'revenges'for those 'perpetrators of airport bombing instead of punishment. those bandits were islamic fanatics and they respect no law or justice. So 'punishment' does not imply over those criminals. Revenges was what those bandits could understood and that doesnt require 'fair' or 'just'. I hope Mr Putin take his words in actions!

The very reason why terrorism such as this happens, is because of brainless gung-ho statements like the one above. If the Russian military had not gone to war in Chechnya and the like, then they would not have these extremist enemies.

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Northlondon,

WRONG!!!!

Why did the Russian go to war in Chechnya in the first place. There is a long history of resistance and animosity between Russia and Chechnya dating back to 1817 Caucasian war. So to say this is a new thing is not correct.

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AdamB,

So you agree with just-a-guys remedy then do you ? Revenge ? That'll stop the terrorism on public transport will it ?

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northlondon,

I didnt say l agreed with it. But l also dont disagree with it either, let me ask you this. If the Russians (or anyone who suffers a terrorist attack) does nothing what happens. Mr Terrorist goes hmm they are weak they dont respond, so l will ramp up my campaign and get what l want. Not an ideal strategy. The other option strike back (see America in Afghanistan) doesnt work, innocents get killed which gets people annoyed and increases terrorist supporter base.... What to do??? Why not get nasty like the terrorists, take the gloves off, only just go after the actually bad guys, when you can find them kill them and do it so the message gets out we are only after you. Not innocents. But no country would do that its easy to bomb a few targets and say jobs done.

What is your thoughts on that

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It's fine for the likes of Putin and Medvedev to shout rhetoric and send the army in. People like them will have tight security for the rest of their lives. It's only the normal Russian civilians who suffer at the hands of terrorism such as this. I am disagreeing with people who immediately start screaming for revenge. Revenge is what reminds people to kill each other. As an example, the black widow group who have been mentioned as possible suspects for this outrage are comprised of women widowed by the victims of war with the Russian army. If the Russian army stopped creating widows, there would be no more volunteers for the black widow terrorists.

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But then what? You have to realise that this is an unfortunate cycle which for the cycle to be broken one side has to give up and surrender is that really going to happen? Should that happen if so who? both sides have a lot to loose and as l said before what is the solution capitulate to terrorist just because they strike and we dont want to hit back incase we offend/ incense them some more... I dont think that is a valid option

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So we'll just go on and on vowing revenge and killing each other. Creating widows and orphans and fueling extremist terrorism, a la George Bush and his Iraqi solution. A look at the history books will also show that the Russian military response went way overboard. Hence the hatred for them.

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Most of the victims of Islamic terrorists are Muslim. If you think that terrorism is simply a reaction to mistreatment then you'd have to say that Muslims are killing other Muslims because of the mistreatment of Muslims, which is obviously illogical. But if you train yourself to only present the "blowback" scenario when the victims are from the West, then you've successfully tricked yourself into believing your position makes sense.

In addition, if you believe that terrorism is a result of mistreatment, then you'd have to argue that Muslims are mistreated more than all other religions combined since they commit more terrorist acts than all other religions combined. Again, it's just illogical. The reality is that terrorism is done a vast majority of the time by people who are from Muslim countries where other religions are suppressed. For your case to make any sense at all we'd see Christians and Jews and other religions setting off car bombs on a daily basis in Muslim countries.

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