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      02-06-2014, 01:06 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by M_Six View Post
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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