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Subject: Two Russian Planes Crash/Explode - Terrorist Attack
Roman    8/24/2004 6:39:00 PM
I wonder whether it is a terrorist attack or coincidence. Witnesses supposedly saw at least one of the planes explode before crashing to the ground...
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swhitebull    RE:Two Russian Planes Crash/Explode - Terrorist Attack   8/24/2004 7:15:17 PM
Steve Emerson - expert on Islamic terrorism and consultant to NBC News in the states thinks its HIGHLY unlikely that 2 planes would crash and/or explode simultaneously just by chance. swhitebull - draw your own conclusions
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Jay    RE:Two Russian Planes Crash/Explode - Terrorist Attack   8/24/2004 8:49:51 PM
CNN is reporting the times they went off radar as 2256 and 2259 local. Even by Aeroflot standards that's too much of a coincidence. Questions are, if it is a terrorist attack: a. will the Russians admit it was? b. what will they do about it? c. how is their response going to affect us?
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Roman    RE:Two Russian Planes Crash/Explode - Terrorist Attack   8/25/2004 1:41:38 AM
The planes crashed/exploded within 4 minutes of each other and one supposedly sent out a hijack signal before exploding and crashing. It is now more or less clear that this was a terrorist attack and although perpetrators are as yet unclear I am betting on Chechen Islamist terrorists.
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Big Bad Pariah    RE:Two Russian Planes Crash/Explode - Terrorist Attack   8/27/2004 2:01:23 AM
Russian officials are now saying it was a terrorist attack.
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PlatypusMaximus    RE:Two Russian Planes Crash/Explode - Terrorist Attack   8/27/2004 8:03:42 AM
the only unclaimed passenger is a chechen woman, but that's no reason for any of us to jump to conclu---TERRORISTS!!!
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FJV    RE:Two Russian Planes Crash/Explode - Terrorist Attack   8/27/2004 9:08:43 AM
News said traces of explosives have been found in the wreckage. So it is very likely a terrorist attack.;jsessionid=ZTNUCHDMVQRF2CRBAEKSFFA?type=topNews&storyID=6089129 I think it will be only a matter of time before Chechen terrorists will start attacks outside of Russia. If only to rally international support the same way the Palestinians have done and to create extra pressure on Russia.
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