Friday, December 16, 2011


The recent fiasco in Russian politics is playing out as expected.

Putin's party barely won a rigged election that led to the largest protests since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Putin is not only weak, he knows it.

Today's news:

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - The founder of a newspaper that investigated government corruption has been shot dead in Russia's North Caucasus region, in what an international watchdog called "a lethal blow to press freedom."
A gunman shot Gadzhimurat Kamalov as he was leaving the offices of the newspaper Chernovik in the capital of Dagestan province shortly before midnight on Thursday, the regional Interior Ministry said.
Police said Kamalov was shot eight times and pronounced dead on the way to hospital.
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said journalists at Chernovik, known for reporting on corruption in the provincial administration, had been "routinely persecuted for their work."

Remember Alexander Litvinenko?  Remember why he was poisoned?

This former KGB thug (Litvinenko, not Putin) wrote a book about Putin's first campaign.  Not the "hope and change" stuff, but the "blowing up an apartment building, killing 200+, and blaming it on Chechin rebels" thing.  It was for the greater good.  Putin campaigned as the tough candidate, and is rumored to have blown the apartment building in order to win votes.  It worked.

Until the coming election for president is over, anyone living in an apartment building or working for a Russian media outlet should get their affairs in order.

Report: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Can someone with a TV watch the MSM outlets to see if they are reporting this story?  In the past they've been pretty quiet when Putin kills their fellow journalists.

Someone once called people like this "useful idiots."

A good source for current political events in Russia is Kim Zigfeld.  Here is a link to her latest article at American Thinker: The Futile Demonstrations in Russia.

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