Aerden (aerden) wrote,
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Two Russian Airplanes Down

I've just heard on the news that two Russian airplanes have gone off air traffic control radar. One plane is confirmed to have crashed; there is no confirmation yet on the second plane, as it went off radar in a remote section of the country.

This is extremely disturbing, and I will be keeping the families of those who have died in my thoughts, tonight.

Mark speculates that this might be the work of Chechen rebel groups, though there's no way of knowing that, yet. It does seem to be a lot different from al-Qaeda's style--far fewer people have died, and these planes did not seem to be pointed toward politically significant targets, as ours were. The coordination, though, is scary; it's very clear that these attacks were timed to happen simultaneously.

I would really like the news to move away from describing the latest idiocies of Howard Dean and Janet Jackson, and concentrate on this, which I think is far more important.

Other news: I spent much of this morning transferring Imperial Secrets posts from June-Sept. 2001 over to my myradin and tarran_glennis journals. I plan to write more about Tarran later this week.
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