The image of this crying boy at the Domodedovo airport chapel during a special service held immediately after the attack says it all, almost... What it doesn't say is the fact that the uneducated, immoral, and stupid Islamist terrorists aren't that stupid after all. They finally figured it out - a crazy jihadi does not need to attempt breaching an airport security. He can walk up or drive up to the arrivals or departures of any airport in the world, say his/her last praise to Allah, and detonate the explosives. This is real news. TSA does not matter. Neither do the police, FBI or anybody who could logically ensure the travelers' security.The follow-up questions are: what airport is next? Seattle? Nashville? La Guardia? JFK? Heathrow? Atlanta? What nation or passenger can feel safe now? What can the Western governments do to protect their citizens? Screen every single car and train 100 yards away from the airport? 200 yards? A mile? Ten miles? One hundred kilometers??
Today, in Moscow Domodedovo airport, 35 people were killed and 160 injured. First witnesses who talked to reporters and police had pieces of fresh human flesh hanging from their hair and coats. If that is the vision of a global Islamic world - thank you--Christian, Hindu, or Jewish--we're fine as is. Here are the stories from CNN and the WSJ.
Russia Blog joins millions of people around the world in expressing our deepest sympathies to the victims and their friends and families.