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      02-06-2014, 12:26 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by KingOfJericho View Post
What are you talking about? He was in power for Dubrovka Theater, Beslan School, a Moscow metro bombing in 2003, two in 2004, another in 2010, the simultaneous downing of two passenger planes in 2004, and most recently two bombings in Volgograd. I think they've pulled off quite a few under his nose.
All true. But he wasn't trying to protect those areas and the vast majority of deaths were Russian common folk. It's a whole different story when international athletes are involved. Hundreds of people die each week in bombings in Iraq. They get a two paragraph note in some newspapers. Compare that to the ongoing uproar and coverage over the Boston Marathon bombings. We don't generally care about terrorist incidents in other countries until/unless Americans are involved. The incidents you mentioned don't necessarily make Putin look bad on the world stage. An incident at the Olympics will.

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