Day: January 25, 2011

Not terrorism, but an act of God

Writing in ej.ru, analysts Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan suggest that by placing the blame for the Domodedovo tragedy on lax airport security, the Kremlin has finally come out into the open and has opted to classify terrorist acts of this kind as natural disasters rather than planned attacks. The security services will no longer work to find the culprits, but will hide behind a mask of official impenetrability, making the guardianship of “security” their number one priority instead.

Piontkovsky: Putin will use Domodedovo to return to Kremlin

Via Interpress News:

Russian political scientist Andrei Piontkovsky is convinced that Russia’s de-facto leader PM Vladimir Putin will use the Domodedovo tragedy to get back to Kremlin .

“The occurrence once again proved that the Russian Security Service is totally incompetent. However, it is the Russian paradox that the Interior Minister and the Security officials won’t be punished and dismissed”, Piontkovsky stated in his interview with InterPressNews.

He considers that it was the full scale of the terrorist act that caused astonishment not the act itself.