Another day in Volgograd. Another bombing. Gotta admit this morning's news was surprising even to me.
Very brazen, two bombing in 24 hours. (First one: Man and/or woman likely to be involved in Volgograd terror bombing) Something that we have read about in Syria, sure.
But then is Russia so different then Syria, really? Superficially the similarities may not seem obvious
But looking a little deeper ,we see lots of commonalities
Both countries, along with others, are on the NATO 'to do list':
4.Divide to conquer.
Clearly some entity is working through the list. Yesterday's post ended with the observation that these types of attacks are not the work of the mythological 'lone gunman'
"In my opinion this was not the work of one bomber. That never seems to be the case."Or the 'black widow'. Which is a whole lot of nonsense, bullshit and spin. A black widow is simply a female soldier. A female mercenary. Having her 'liberation' Let's just call it what it is and dispense of the word games. At least that is what I intend to do with these manipulations of the thought processes which lead to a manipulation of the mind.
|Emergency services working at the site of the blast on a trolleybus in Volgograd.|
Thanks HHQ, you have saved me from writing this all up
[Bandar] also hinted at Chechen terrorist attacks on Russia’s Winter Olympics in Sochi if there is no accord. Bandar allegedly stated, “I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us”. Prince Bandar went on to say that Chechens operating in Syria were a pressure tool that could be switched on an off. “These groups do not scare us. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime but they will have no role in Syria’s political future.” Link here: Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria
Of course the brute Bandar Bush and this previous meeting crossed my mind yesterday.
As HHQ correctly noted the Saudis and Israelis work hand and glove.
|View of wreckage of trolley bus|
Monday, December 30
06:25 GMT: Burns and multiple traumas have been sustained by the victims of the trolley blast. Moscow is standing by to receive more wounded, if the need arises, health ministry spokeswoman Veronika Skvortsova told RIA Novosti.
06:18 GMT: FSB director, Aleksandr Botnikov, has been ordered by the President to fly to the scene, RIA Novosti reports.
06:20 GMT: The situation is being handled effectively - no shortage in medicine has been reported and efforts by emergency services are proving to be quite effective.
06:16 GMT: The number of fatalities varies from at least 10 to 15 at this point, as official sources differ on the matter.
06:13 GMT: Ministry of Health spokesperson said a child has been badly injured and is in critical condition.
06:06 GMT: The Emergencies Ministry has strongly tightened security in Volgograd. Teams of psychologists and other doctors are also being dispatched to the scene of the blast, the ministry reported. Their plane is to leave Moscow at 10:30AM local time.
06:00 GMT: "We are terrified. Everyone disembarked from buses and trams to walk on foot. I live 200 meters away from that place, I was just passing it on my way to work," Sergey Stukalov, an eyewitness, told RIA Novosti.
Sergey also said that the blast occurred on the No.15 trolley route, connecting a suburb to Volgograd's downtown area.
Members of the emergency services work at the site of a bomb blast on a trolleybus in Volgograd December 30, 2013. (Reuters / Sergei Karpov)Members of the emergency services work at the site of a bomb blast on a trolleybus in Volgograd December 30, 2013. (Reuters / Sergei Karpov)
05:55 GMT: Panic has spread on Twitter, describing yet another blast - this time in a busy tram. However, the rumors have since been proven false.
05:50 GMT: "The people are in a state of shock and bewilderment. A second terrorist attack in two days....a third in recent months. I was there 15 minutes after the explosion occurred," Artem Tolkachev, an eyewitness, told Life News.
05:43 GMT: The death toll from the blast has risen to 15 people, with a further 23 receiving injuries, the Volgograd Region's vice-governor Vasiliy Galushin told Interfax.
05:41 GMT: "The emergency services have reacted very swiftly. All those injured have been taken to hospitals, as their identities are being determined," he said.
05:37 GMT: According to witness reports to ITAR-TASS, there were many students on the bus.
"There was a loud 'pop', then a flash, everything was enveloped in smoke," one female witness said, describing the sudden realization.
05:34 GMT: The Investigative Committee now puts the number of injured at 15.
05:30 GMT: In describing the character of the blast, ITAR-TASS law enforcement sources have said that it appears to be a suicide attack, "judging from the body fragments characteristic of such a bombing."
05:28 GMT: President Vladimir Putin has met with the head of Russia's FSB, Aleksandr Bortnikov, who has briefed him on the situation, the Kremlin press office reported.
05:23 GMT: The Investigative Committee's spokesman has informed the press the incident is being treated as an act of terror.
05:21 GMT: Bodies were seen scattered next to the vehicle, which has been split nearly in half by the powerful blast, which took place as the trolley was passing one of the city's busy markets.
05:17 GMT: Police are currently at the scene investigating.
05:00 GMT: Authorities have reason to believe the trolley blast may also be a terrorist act, as the signature closely matches the one witnessed in yesterday's railway station bombing, the Investigative Committee told RIA Novosti
05:00 GMT: A trolley bus blast has claimed 10 lives in Volgograd, just one day after 17 lives were lost in the city's railway station explosion in a suicide bombing.
Incoming left a comment referencing historical happenings
Stalingrad. That's right. Volgograd was Stalingrad and before that Tsaritsyn.
Another terror attack in Russia. A trolley bus also used by tourists blast in the Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 10 people, emergencies services reported. The explosion comes a day after a terrorist attack in the city killed 10 people and injured scores of others.
Volgograd ,formerly called Tsaritsyn from 1589–1925 and Stalingrad is an important industrial city and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia
The city became famous for its resistance, as well as the extensive physical damage and death toll it suffered during the Battle of Stalingrad against the German Army in World War II. Since February 2013, the city's name is to be commemorated as Stalingrad six days each year.
Why mention this historical stuff ? If there is one thing I have learned, in the years since I have had this blog going, is that history repeats. For the simple reason that people are largely unaware of actual history, since it has been rewritten, covered over and altered to fit specific agendas.
So, we could wonder if there is some type of symbolism or message attached to this location?
Male suicide bomber believed behind blast in Russia's Volgograd that killed 14
Russian investigators said they believe a male suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed at least 14 people on a trolleybus in the southern city of Volgograd on Monday.
"It is now possible to preliminarily say that the explosive device was set off by a suicide bomber - a man whose body fragments have been collected and sent for genetic testing," the federal Investigative Committee said in a statement.
“Terrorists in Volgograd "
The police force in Volgograd has been depleted in recent months as some 600 officers were redeployed to Sochi to tighten security around Olympic sites, a local police officer said.
More attacks can be expected before the Olympics and cities in southern Russia where the Games are not being held are easier targets than Sochi, said Alexei Filatov, deputy head of the veterans’ association of the elite Alfa anti-terrorism unit.
“The threat is greatest now because it is when terrorists can make the biggest impression,” he said. “The security measures were beefed up long ago around Sochi, so terrorists will strike instead in these nearby cities like Volgograd.”
A city of about 1 million, Volgograd is one of the venues for the 2018 soccer World Cup, another high-profile sports event Putin has helped Russia win the right to stage, and which will bring thousands of foreign fans to cities around Russia.
Sunday’s attack was the deadliest to strike Russia’s heartland since January 2011, when a male suicide bomber from the North Caucasus killed 37 people in the arrivals hall of a busy Moscow airport.Digression: January 2011. Ah yes.... I recall that news.
Suspect in Moscow Airport bombing, reported dead months ago?!
KavKaz found that post interesting. I couldn't say why?
Investigators initially said a woman set off the bomb that filled the front of the railway station building with a massive orange fireball on Sunday, but later said the bomber could have been a man.As I mentioned in yesterday's post- It seemed the woman 'acting suspicious' was the distraction and the man was the bomber.
Let us all hope, for the civilians going about their day, that bad things do not come in 3's
Update: Volgagrad bombings terror message to Russia?