Aug 09 2009

From Russia With Love, Part 2

Category: media,Russiaharmonicminer @ 8:53 am

What’s Behind Russia’s Killing Spree?

As the Telegraph puts it, “there used to be three key people when it came to uncovering human rights abuses in Chechnya — the journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the lawyer Stanislav Markelov, and the human rights researcher Natalia Estemirova. In the space of less than three years, they’ve all now been murdered.”

This begs the question: what are they saying that the Russian government is trying to silence?

Remember when it was popular to compare Bush to Hitler, call him a fascist, and imply that he was a dictator in disguise, trampling the constitution, blah endless blah?  There were panic sticken journalists and pundits everywhere, in great feat that the evil forces of government oppression were going to fall upon them any day now.

It never happened, of course, because George W. Bush was a principled man who believed the Constitution actually meant what it said, and he agreed with it.

I live for the day when the more extreme American journalists and pundits will move to Russia, and start saying the same things about Putin or Medvedev that they said about Bush.   The difference, of course, is that this time what the screaming lefties said would be true.

Although that would not protect them.

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