Special Extra: Another day, another airplane drops out of the sky in Vladimir Putin’s Russia

Wreckage from the scene of the disaster

Wreckage from the scene of the disaster

As we’ve reported before, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is one of the most dangerous places in the world to step on a plane.  In fact, we’ve reported it so many times that we have a specific category under which we aggregate such posts (check out our category list in our sidebar).  One has to wonder how the International Olympic Committee could possibly vest Russia with the 2014 games knowing how perilous it is to fly there (and that’s to say nothing of the horrifically high risk of being killed by fire or automobile). Doesn’t it care at all about the safety of Olympic athletes and fans?

And now, predictably, it’s happened again.

An Aeroflot Boeing 737, en route from Moscow, has gone down near the city of Perm, killing all 88 passengers and crew.  The New York Times reports: “Russian news agencies reported that the plane’s pilot had recently been arrested and would be charged with violating safety regulations.”

Call us crazy, but we think it perhaps might be better for Putin to spend Russia’s precious oil resources on making civilian air travel safer, rather than on provoking war with tiny defenseless neighbors and a new cold war with the world’s only superpower. But because the craven people of Russia exercise no supervision over Putin and his KGB cadres, they can hardly be heard to complain when their neo-Soviet chickens come home to roost.

And that’s only, of course, talking incompetence in the airline field.  It’s to say nothing of Russia’s relentless, barbaric provocations in places like Chechnya, Ingushetia and Georgia, just begging extremists to lash out at Russian civil air traffic — especially during an international event like the Olympics.  Even without reference to the need to protest Russian aggression against Georgia, in other words, as we’ve said many times before there are many compelling reasons to divest Russia of the Sochi games. Express your support for doing so here.

6 responses to “Special Extra: Another day, another airplane drops out of the sky in Vladimir Putin’s Russia

  1. It is also quite interesting that there was one famous passanger on board – general Troshev, who was a commander of Russian army on Caucasus during the second “chechen” war. After the war he started a political carrer, there were rumors he would be a president of Chechnya. Since 2003rd he was appointed “an advisor to the president’s on the cossac related subjects”, strange position, rumors were that he was offered it in exchange for his withdrawal from public politics.

  2. LR – is it by omission that you did not express a single word of sympathy for the victims of this tragedy?

    I feel very bad for all these dead people, whose final moments must have been sheer hell.

    LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS: GK: Perhaps you mean “accident” not “omission.” Is it by accident tha tyou did not express a single word of condemnation for the perpetrators of this atrocity, namely those who run the Russian government? The biggest tragedy here is that this disaster could have been prevented but wasn’t. Are you trying to divert attention from the government’s fault just as they would do if they were here, just as indeed they are doing right now in other fora? Who, dear fellow, do you think you are fooling?

  3. LR – how do you know the disaster could have been prevented? Are you know an aviation safety expert? Further, the role of the government in making sure a private air line does not have an accident is … what? Do you have any information I do not have in regards to what caused this tragedy? If this terrible disaster was deliberately caused by anybody, I will be among the first to condemn it, as any humane person would. But, until we know what happened, I would feel it far too dirty to try making political capital out of the death of innocents.

    LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS: You didn’t even read this post, you illiterate baboon. Comment again on one of our posts without reading it and your comment will be deleted. Keep it up, and you’ll be entirely banned.

  4. Your post contains no information as to the causes of the crash, only that the pilot may be of questionable character.

    Most recent reports indicate engine failure as cause of the crash. Generally, engine failure is the result of insufficient maintenance on the ground, not pilot error.

    I suggest we wait for the results of the investigation before jumping to conclusions on what may have happened.

    LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS: Liar. It says the pilot is subject to arrest for safety violations, you illiterate baboon. The results of the THE KGB GOVERNMENT’s investigation? Don’t make us laugh. What safety measures has Putin implemented since the last air disaster? NONE. Case closed.

  5. ”One has to wonder how the International Olympic Committee could possibly vest Russia with the 2014 games” Answer: money. The IOC folks are like Russian whores, they go wherever they can find it.

  6. “Russian news agencies reported that the plane’s pilot had recently been arrested and would be charged with violating safety regulations.”

    Oh so typical of Russia. Whenever disaster strikes, the very FIRST thing they do is assess blame.

    I’m sure the fact that the plane hadn’t been fully inspected since early this year had nothing at all to do with the crash.

    When needing to travel in Russia, take the train. You stand a better chance of walking away from a train wreck as you are already on the ground.

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