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oh yeah, terrorism

Almost Got Another One

Am I the only person who has noticed that when terrorist acts happen to people who aren’t white or at least European, they just don’t really count as news?

Remember the Russian jetliner taken out next to the Gaza strip a few months back? Killed everybody, ISIS took credit, end of story.

Today (OK, sometime on Tuesday actually) it looks like there was an almost. What’s an almost?  This is:

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A Somali computer programmer has told how a suspected bomb blast tore open the side of a plane and sucked out an elderly passenger to his death at 14,000 feet.

Survivor Hassan Mohamed Nur said the blast shook Daallo Airlines Flight D3159 five minutes after take off from Mogadishu, Somalia, and tore a hole in the jet’s fuselage.

Describing the horror, he said the cabin went black and filled with thick smoke as passengers screamed in the confusion - as investigators in the U.S say a bomb ‘probably’ caused the explosion

Mr Nur said the passenger, an elderly man, caught fire before he was sucked from his seat and out of the Airbus A321.

‘I saw the passenger, a man in his early 60s, get sucked out of the plane,’ he told MailOnline. ‘There was a huge bang. A big hole appeared in the side of the jet and the man disappeared through it.

‘One minute he was sat in his seat, the next it he was gone. He’d been sucked out of the plane.

‘People were screaming. We all thought we were going to die.’

The charred body of a man, who may have fallen from the plane, was found in Balad, 18 miles from Mogadishu.

Airline officials say two passengers were hurt in the blast, shortly after take off on Tuesday.

One of those injured was an elderly man from Finland, who is in a stable condition in hospital in Mogadishu.

The Somali government says an investigation has begun.

The plane has been moved from the runway to a private hangar for inspection by forensic experts to inspect, Mr Mohamoud added.

He said that foreign technical experts were involved in the inquiry.

The Daallo Airlines flight bound for Djibouti in the Horn of Africa was able to fly back to Mogadishu and land safely and 74 passengers on board were evacuated.

The pilot Vlatko Vodopivec, 64, from Serbia said: ‘When we heard a loud bang, the co-pilot went back to the cabin to inspect the damage and I took over the commands as the procedure demands.

‘Smoke came into the cockpit, but it was mostly concentrated in the back of the aircraft.’

He added: ‘I think it was a bomb. Luckily, the flight controls were not damaged so I could return and land at the airport.

‘Something like this has never happened in my flight career. We lost pressure in the cabin. Thank god it ended well.

‘It was my first bomb; I hope it will be the last. It would have been much worse if we were higher.

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Some are saying this was the result of bad weather. Sure, if it was raining grenades I could accept that. Or it was a faulty oxygen bottle. Sure, one that was exactly at passenger seat level height.  Sorry, it was a bomb, no matter what “officials are trying to deny. Terrorists.

But I guess it wasn’t a big enough death toll to warrant more than a passing nod from western MSM, if at all, and then they all switched back to the endless, endless, mind-numbing endless coverage of the US Presidential primaries. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/05/2016 at 05:00 AM   
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