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    Default Plane crash. 92 people killed.

    On Christmas day, a TU154 plane crashed into the Black sea killing 92 people. The dreadful tragedy will bring heart break to many families.

    The tragedy comes with days to go before the centenary year of the 1917 Russian revolution which gave such hope to millions of people around the world.

    The tragic loss of 92 people is compounded by the inclusion in that number of many members of the Red Army Choir, one of the great legacies of the Soviet Union and one among the many of the USSR's glorious achievements.



    May they Rest In Peace.

    Report:
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/1...045201828.html
    Last edited by eamo; 26-12-2016 at 10:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    On Christmas day, a TU154 plane crashed into the Black sea killing 92 people. The dreadful tragedy will bring heart break to many families.

    The tragedy comes with days to go before the centenary year of the 1917 Russian revolution which gave such hope to millions of people around the world.

    The tragic loss of 92 people is compounded by the inclusion in that number of many members of the Red Army Choir, one of the great legacies of the Soviet Union and one among the many of the USSR's glorious achievements.



    May they Rest In Peace.

    Report:
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/1...045201828.html
    One can only hope that many more of their planes crash on their way to Syria. If a few ships went to the bottom of the sea as well it would be a bonus.

    Meanwhile ...

    "A court in Russia has sentenced Alexei Kungurov, a 38-year-old blogger from Tyumen, Western Siberia, to two-and-a-half years in prison for 'justification of terrorism' after he criticised Russian airstrikes in Syria."
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    Red Army Blues - song and lyrics from The Waterboys 1984 album 'A Pagan Place'.

    When I left my home and my family
    My mother said to me
    "Son, it's not how many Germans you kill that counts
    It's how many people you set free!"
    So I packed my bags
    Brushed my cap
    Walked out into the world
    Seventeen years old
    Never kissed a girl
    Took the train to Voronezh
    That was as far as it would go
    Changed my sacks for a uniform
    Bit my lip against the snow
    I prayed for mother Russia
    In the summer of '43
    And as we drove the Germans back
    I really believed
    That God was listening to me
    We howled into Berlin
    Tore the smoking buildings down
    Raised the red flag high
    Burnt the reichstag brown
    I saw my first American
    And he looked a lot like me
    He had the same kinda farmer's face
    Said he'd come from some place called Hazzard, Tennessee
    Then the war was over
    My discharge papers came
    Me and twenty hundred others
    Went to Stettiner for the train
    Kiev! said the commissar
    From there your own way home
    But I never got to Kiev
    We never came by home
    Train went north to the Taiga
    We were stripped and marched in file
    Up the great Siberian road
    For miles and miles and miles and miles
    Dressed in stripes and tatters
    In a gulag left to die
    All because Comrade Stalin was scared that
    We'd become too westernized!
    Used to love my country
    Used to be so young
    Used to believe that life was
    The best song ever sung
    I would have died for my country
    In 1945
    But now only one thing remains
    But now only one thing remains
    But now only one thing remains
    But now only one thing remains
    The brute will to survive!
    Last edited by pluralist; 27-12-2016 at 03:31 AM.
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    The black box is reported to have been found, so possibly some answer will be found as to what brought the plane down.

    I guess the Russians as well as everyone else is hoping "technical fault" is the right answer.

    Unless actively wanting the intensification of war.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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