Once again I will be Livetweeting tonight’s Presidential debate. Drinking words to sip on are “Libya,” “China,”"Iran,” “Russia” and “Nuclear.” Chug for “Jihad” or if Obama calls Benjamin Netanyahu “Bibi.”
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A quick LinkSwarm for a busy Friday:
A lot more details here, including more aftermath footage, and the deeply unsurprising news that the bomber was a “man of Arab appearance.”
Three men who have been living in the Russian capital for a certain period of time reportedly took part in organizing the blast, a source told Interfax news agency. He also noted that these three were believed to be Russian North Caucasus militants.
The North Caucasus area is where Chechnya is located, where Russia is still occupying Georgian territory, where a dizzying array of post-Soviet Russian Republics (Adygea, Karachay-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan) of differing ethnicities reside, and where jihadists have declared a Caucasus Emirate, claiming most of the land between the Caspian and the Black Sea.
However, having news of North Caucasus involvement available so soon after the bombing seems quite strange. It could very well be Jihadest involvement, or it could be Vladamir Putin manufacturing a pretext for cracking down on the regions various separatist movements.
(Hat tip: PowerLine.)
Chechnyan separatists? Jihadists? (Remember that Jihaist suicide bombers have struck in Russia before.) Who knows? News is still coming in.
Edited to add 2: Seeing reports of 35 deaths now. Also seeing reports that it was a suicide bomber.
According to this report CRU “probably tampered with Russian-climate data.”
It goes on:
“Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.
“The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.”
The deeper people look into the data, the more data manipulation they find. Insert your own “tip of the iceberg” joke here.