Caroline Glick on her new style blog has not reported on the Russian Bombings. (www.carolineglick.com) Glick has written a reactionary article attacking Putin and Russia just hours before the Jihad Bombs went off killing and injuring hundreds of Russian working class people, most going to work.
This is very significant. As of this morning Glick has not mentioned the bombings, so significant because attacking Russia and China today are the same Jihadists who under Arafat were attacking Jews on THEIR buses in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
I think it raises the nature of Israeli Jewish leadership today because Glick is a “Big Wheel” indeed in Israeli politics, and she is feted as a great leader etc.. truthful, fearless and all those good things!
Will Glick just ignore the Russian Bombings? Or how will she square her new position with her scurrilous attacks onPutin and Russian people just hours before the Jihad bombed them. That is if she does say anything at all.
(More on these bombings here)
At least 14 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd, investigators say.
The blast comes a day after 17 people died in another suicide attack at the central station in the city.
Security has been tightened at railway stations and airports across Russia.
Moscow is concerned that militants could be ramping up violence in the run-up to the 2014 winter Olympic Games in the city of Sochi in February.
The Olympics venue is close to Russia’s volatile north Caucasus region, and the BBC’s Moscow correspondent Daniel Sandford says it was always risky staging the Games so near to the troubled republics of Chechnya and Dagestan.
Analysis (and note how the BBC like John Bruton uses the Word “extremists” and does not talk about the Jihad…interesting!
For most Russians, these attacks came as a huge shock. Despite public assurances that the troubles in the Caucasus were coming under control, clashes between extremists and government troops, and some small-scale attacks, have continued.
More disturbingly, extremism has recently started to flare up further north, in some of Russia’s central regions, much closer to Volgograd.
This industrial and transport hub is of huge symbolic importance to most Russians. The attacks there, just weeks before the opening of the Winter Olympics, have created unease across Russia. Many are now asking why the country’s powerful security services failed to stop the bombers, accusing them of complacency and unprofessionalism.
The threat to the games in Sochi may not be so great: there are hundreds of police officers and military personnel deployed around the area. But the fear is that the bombers may strike elsewhere.
These bombs have been a brutal reminder of that, he says.
In a statement, Russia’s foreign ministry did not blame any particular group but called for international solidarity in the fight against “an insidious enemy that can only be defeated together”.
Regional Governor Sergei Bozhenov said the bombings were a “serious test” for all Volgograd residents and all Russians.
The president of the International Olympic Committee has expressed full confidence that Russian authorities will deliver “safe and secure” Games in Sochi.
The latest explosion took place near a busy market in Volgograd’s Dzerzhinsky district.
Maksim Akhmetov, a Russian TV reporter who was at the scene of the blast, said the trolleybus was packed with people going to work in the morning rush hour.
He described the scene as “terrible”, adding that the bus was “ravaged” and that there were “bodies everywhere, blood on the snow”.
The figures given for the number of dead and injured are still fluctuating, but investigators and the Russian health ministry told a news conference that 14 people had been killed.
At least 20 others were injured, and Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said the patients were in “a bad condition with burns, with multiple injuries typical of blast-induced wounds”.
She said the injured include a pregnant woman, two 16 year olds and a baby aged about six months whose parents are assumed dead