Who thought Russia a close friend besides Bush ?

About: Outspoken Putin critic shot dead in Moscow

Oh for the glorious days of the KGB & the cold war.  The cold war is very close to having a global freezing. Note that you are really not free to criticize Putin's government.  To bad for free speech.
Russia's card s/b

1090 other articles on this subject today, I wonder how many are published in Russia.

Anna Politkovskaya


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  2. russia
  3. free speech
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  5. drums of war russia


Mark de LA says
Here is a view from Itar-Tass on the subject. I have subscribed to the google feed on this story here, just for amusement. It is suggested inside that it is someone trying to discredit the government of Russia.

Mark de LA says
I think my knee jerked off on this one. I do wonder if the full story will ever be told.

Mark de LA says
Here is an interesting article on Anna Politkovskaya & Russian journalism that puts in context what she was doing.
The title is interesting:

The closing of the Russian mind

Mark de LA says
M 2006-10-15 07:26:45 4620
Here is an article on what she was working on before she was assinated. I will try to locate the whole article.
Apparently this is it.

Mark de LA says
We'll see if we need to open an item & tag it "Drums of War Russia"
source: ...

Russia’s most senior military officer said Thursday that Moscow would preemptively strike and destroy U.S.-led NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if talks with Washington about the developing system continue to stall.

“A decision to use destructive force preemptively will be taken if the situation worsens,” Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said at an international missile defense conference in Moscow attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials.

The threat comes as talks about the missile defense system, which the U.S. and its allies insist is aimed at Iranian missiles, appear to have stalled.

“We have not been able to find mutually-acceptable solutions at this point and the situation is practically at a dead end,” Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said.

... The thing that makes me wonder is why defensive missles protecting NATO interests should be considered a threat to Russia. It says to me possibly that Russia wants others like Iran & proxies to be able to threaten the EU & others with impunity.  It is like facing down a bully who says throw away your bullet-proof vest or I will shoot you when you get one.

Mark de LA says
M 2012-05-03 16:27:38 4620
A different view from FoxNews :http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/03/russian-military-ups-ante-on-missile-defense/ ... somewhat defuses but does not retract the Soviet style bluster.

Mark de LA says
Kinda looks like the Russian Missle Crisis under JFK was all for nothing:

REPORT: Russia in talks with Cuba to set up naval base...

'Increasingly eager to challenge Washington'...

Russia opposes US in the UN every time & she is supporting the Syrian dictator killing his own people.

Seth says
me i wonder how much of a warmonger Romney is.   Whatever you say about Obama you have to acknowledge that he faithfully got us out of one war and is on schedule to finish exiting the other ... and there have been no new conflicts ... and no new terrorist attacks on the USA.   Of course you will try to spin it differently ... but you will be just talking to yourself ... to me the undeniable facts on the ground are what matters. What I wonder is what the country would look like after 4 years of Romney ... and how he will pay for any new wars he cranks up. 

Mark de LA says
A blending of two memes (Russia Mocks)

Mark de LA says
source: ...

"The country's balance sheet looks good right now because it has lots of oil and natural gas, but the profit from this bonanza is being looted by the organized crime-apparatchik kleptocracy that is ruling the country," he said.

"Much of the money is just being stolen and not being invested in the people and the state. If it didn't have nuclear weapons, why would anyone take Russia seriously today, except in a negative sense?"

... remind you of anyone?
This is another point of view on Russia's navy & Putin's irritation about Cuba.

Mark de LA says
Any remember a man with balls named JFK who stared down Kruschev?
Вы говорите по-русски?

Mark de LA says
& With Russia anexing the Crimea & at war with the Ukraine :

Remember the Georgia republics a few years ago
Once a KGB always a KGB

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