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    Let us all hope that the Russians respond the way the Israeli's do!
     
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    It depends on their mood. But the Russians are actually a lot more brutal than the Israelis, because they know the world doesn't give a **** what they do to terrorists, Muslims, or anyone who happens to be standing around when the carnage begins.
     
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    The Russians are not very PC when it comes to incidents like these. Remember what happened when the Chechen's held hostages at that theatre, and the kids school. Lots of bodies with bullet holes in their foreheads. Over here, pouring water over someone's forehead will result in some demanding you get put in jail.

    At any rate, my heart goes out to the victims and their families. Hopefully the people who did this are brought to justice of some kind.
     
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    Well ... but they help protect another terrorist state don't they.
     
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    From our view, yes. We supposedly protect one as well. It's all perspective.
     
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    Why don't the Muslims attempt to Bomb Israeli Airports, if Israel is successful in preventing an attack why doesn't a country like Russia who is also a target on the Muslim hit list do what Israel does.

    I don't know much about Russia do they have "slobbering liberals" over there.

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    They used to; quite often actually. Israeli security is such these days that it's damn near impossible to conduct such an attack. Hell, it was like that even by the 1970s. Arafat and the PLO had to procure Japanese communists to attack Lod Airport.

    Geography and scale. The population of the Moscow metropolitan area is nearly three times that of the entire country of Israel, and the Russian border is obviously far larger and with much wider gaps in security than Israel, or any other country, for that matter. Russian intelligence is generally pretty sound when it comes to conducting anti-terror campaigns in the Caucasus, because they make good use of HUMINT sources on the ground there. However, that kind of intelligence success by the FSB doesn't always translate to being able to stop small cells of Chechens, Ingush, or Dagestanis from being able to enter Moscow and carry out these kinds of attacks.

    Instead of trying to stop attacks, the Russians seem to prefer working through deterrence, i.e. if a terrorist attacks Russia, they can expect that the Russians will kill them, level their home, their families' homes, and their village, while kidnapping, torturing, and probably killing family and friends under the guise of collecting intelligence.

    Depends on how you look at it. There was the Union of Right Forces over there, which opposes the Russian government. They were "liberal" in that they opposed the autocratic measures of the Russian government, but they were fiscally right wing, favoring capitalism over communism. Many members and supporters from that group have been assassinated, most likely by the government. Anna Politkovskaya is the most famous liberal victim of the government.

    In other words, the Russian government doesn't let "slobbering liberals" or anyone else stop them from doing what they want to do.
     

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