2 planes crashed in Russia.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Leo Hubbard, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Leo Hubbard macrumors newbie

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    Just reported on FOX. One plane has no survivors, the other plane hasn't been found yet and it is "my" assumption that it crashed too. Both came from the same airport. I have no idea if their is a internet link to a news report about it yet.

    If its terrorist, they being very stupid, could swing Russia back on our side again.
     
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  3. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I bet it was Iran. Let's launch an invasion right away.
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Lee & Mac,
    If yer gonna thread crap why even both to post?


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  5. takao macrumors 68040

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    actually russia always was on the side of supporting US action in the "war on terror" because it opend them a lot possabilites in chechenya (sp?)

    it's pretty obious that if this _is_ a terroristic attack then it's because of that...

    but it could be one of the famous 'aeroflot' accidents ;)
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    If yer just gonna mommy me, why do you bother to post?
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    What's w/the attitude? I asked a simple question.

    I don't see anything wrong or out of line w/Leo's speculation. If you can't contribute to the thread why bother to post?


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  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    Or "Aeroflop" as it's known in the trade... ;)
     
  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Are you contributing right now?

    All I did was make a sarcastic comment ane you jump down my throat. WTF?
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Not yet but I'm thinking about it.

    Although it's too early to know what happend, it does seem odd that two planes taking off from the same place crashed so soon after take off.


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  11. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    skunk is correct, aeroflop is bad news and Putin's support of war was based on being able to do what he wanted in Chechnya just as Aznar's was based on being able to destroy ETA. It would be good to wait until we know more before the increasingly meaningless word, terror, is brought into play.
     
  12. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    We'll see. Two simultaneous planes going down is awful suspiscious. Particularly before some kind of election occurs regarding Chechnya. Russia doesn't give up as much to the media as we're used to here, until some time passes we likely won't know for sure what caused these. No need for knee jerk reactions before we know more than we do now.
     
  13. Neserk macrumors 6502a

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    Why is this in the political forum (curious)?
     
  14. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Wasn't me, but I assume someone saw the OT discussion take off and decided to get it out of current events.
     
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    the news agencies are reporting that the missing plane sent a hijacking signal. (one link here)

    chechens?
     
  17. Leo Hubbard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Normally if it was terrorism wouldn't someone be out there taking credit for it by now?

    Both planes launched at same time, both planes crashed at two different locations at virtually the same instant. Mechanical failure just doesn't sound right to me.
     
  18. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Well, not necessarily. Even though we zeroed in our suspicions on Osama bin Laden pretty quickly after 9/11, it was days and days before he actually took credit for it.
     
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    That's an interesting development. The 9-11 hijackers were knowledgeable enough about aviation procedure to turn off the transponders (which is where the hijack code is set). So yes, perhaps it was Chechen rebels attempting to emulate the 9-11 attacks, but without as much training or planning.
     
  20. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    that's pretty much where my thoughts lie
     
  21. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I know, I thought that I should go out and buy a lotto in MD, DC, and VA (live in the DC area). I figured I stood a good chance at winning all three, since two planes went down at roughly the same time - leaving from the same airport.
     
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    The Russian Perspective

    FYI:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3600740.stm

     

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