I think education and mental health services are the only solution to "terrorism". And perhaps, legalizing "illicit" drugs and making it safer to access them and such alongside redirecting the billions of dollars currently used to "fight" it instead to educate people and provide them health services to make it safer or rid them of it.
This maybe relevant to the U.S. issues where people are allowed to own guns, and sometimes loose connection with reality and go playing FPS IRL. Not connected to the incident I mentioned. It was a guy, highly likely connected to ISIS(there are many Russian citizens fighting on the side of ISIS, which is one of the reasons the problem is so sharp for Russia: they may return one day, with really bad habbits).
About referring to it as to a terrorist attack. Well, it was by almost whatever definition you pick for it. I totally agree about the bullshit of War on terrorism, war on obesity and whatever wars U.S. is waging right now. Sounds hostile, and it is what I really dislike about U.S. government(which is so far the most influential).
About it used to do more harm. Well, so far the harm is limited to extra(yet nearly useless) security measures in the subway system of the city. If it's to last, it'll be worth billions of rubles of cop salaries(Russian government isn't exactly ultra rich, you see) for illusion of safety. Should I desire to make a suicde attack, I assure you'd pass through: they only check the bags at most anyways, and the bomb used was just 300 gramms of TNT, clearly a suicide belt isn't visible, and they wouldn't find it. More than this, during peak hours most bags aren't check anyways of course. No more than a 1/10 are I suppose.
As of more bombing in Syria.. Well, recently there was a chemical attack which killed way more. Perhaps there is a connection, perhaps there isn't. When Russia is hit it somehow often comes back at the offender, in indirect ways. Guess it's what you do when you don't have the power to do it in direct.
Thanks for your wishes..
I guarantee Putin won't sit idly by while his people get killed. That's the sort of leadership we need, not cowards who are afraid to hurt people's feelings who do this sort of thing!
Meanwhile some in Russia claim it may have been Russian services to lift Putins ratings(anyways at near record highs..), others blame however else..
But generally most likely there will be some more special services work on try to find people who maybe behind such kind of stuff, while in reality I believe it's not something one can be insured against. It's just way too easy nowdays to do.
What maybe hard is to get someone to do it, aka find someone stupid enough to do it, yet smart enough to implement it.
As of screening and stuff to enter the country.. Well, Russia ain't the U.S.. It's exceptionally interconnected with ex-soviet states, you generally don't require not Visa, nor even a passport to enter in many cases. And well, you can't just deny people the freedom of movement. Their relatives, work and stuff.. Now also the story in Ukraine. Essentially any Ukranian angry enough(yet with sufficient self control) can arrange such an attack. Just come to Russia, buy the stuff needed and detonate himself.
Well, there can be no insurance. But perhaps, just PERHAPS if Russia had the spying systems implemented(and monitored well enough) you have in the U.S, this attempt would've failed. I can't know. Clearly the spying isn't insurance, but it is of assistance. Not sure if it's worth it though. Despite this tragedy of it, and its proximity to me, well.. It is only ten people(yes each one is a tragedy, but still). About 30 000 people die from traffic accidents in Russia annualy. That's a lot worse problem than terrorist attacks. It is also enormous number in per capita basis, compared to.. ANy western country. Add to it Russia has less vehicles per capita, then you realize how much of a catastroph this number is. Yet terrorism is more talked about.
About honoring the dead. Well, their relatives are assisted by it.
[photo of flowers]
It's only one pile of four or five. In the honor of the dead. I do think it's right to remember, move on, but remember.
About attack, or terrorist attack.. If it matters or not. Arguable, complex question. But since it is a terrorist attack, and in Russian there is one word for it. Well, so it's a terrorist attack.
About Putin's solutions. Well, it's highly unlikely the guy wasn't from one of the southern ex soviet states.. And well, Russia does, kind of has tools to fight this stuff. Same as Israel. Countries and leaders willing to achieve things tend to do that, while in the west a lot evolves about certain organizations profiting from the wars, others due to abundance of problems are forced to solve'em. This guys's family's human rights are likely to be severed. I think it's rather right than not. It's effective against these people, they have different kind of family ties. And this kind of example makes the families to disapprove such actions, resulting in lack of willingness for youngsters to repeat actions of the suicide bomber.
Would be nice if you were friendlier. That's sad for everyone to read.. I think Bmabmab shouldn't be denied his right to express his opinion. Besides it's not something can be proven wrong, although I disagree with it.