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2013-10-17 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Senior Dutch diplomat beaten up in Russia
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Posted by Fred 2013-10-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6461 views ]  Top

#1 Maybe I'm a rube, but I think this is Putin delivering a message...
Posted by Raj 2013-10-17 00:32||   2013-10-17 00:32|| Front Page Top

#2 He's already getting everything he wants, and winning. So it seems kinda pointless to me.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-10-17 00:44||   2013-10-17 00:44|| Front Page Top

#3 The Greenpeace crew have been held in Murmansk for almost three weeks after their ship Arctic Sunrise was seized by Russian security forces in a commando-style operation in Arctic waters.

They supposedly found good smack on board (not planted, I'm sure!); Ima guessing they're all through the DT's by now with the Soviet Spin-dry version of the Betty Ford clinic...
Posted by Raj 2013-10-17 01:00||   2013-10-17 01:00|| Front Page Top

#4 This is Putin's half-clever version of the old Stalinist discrediting technique.

Stalin - if you disagree with me, you must be crazy! Off to the padded cell mental hospital with you.

Putin - You're a junkie; into the hoosegow with you; it's for your own good.

Same shit, different decade...
Posted by Raj 2013-10-17 01:08||   2013-10-17 01:08|| Front Page Top

#5 I wonder what Kerri Dunn thinks about it?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-10-17 01:52||   2013-10-17 01:52|| Front Page Top

#6  He's already getting everything he wants, and winning. So it seems kinda pointless to me.

It's that little "f**ck-you" that makes it extra special to the sender. Something Putin and our current WH occupants have in common.
Posted by Pappy 2013-10-17 14:28||   2013-10-17 14:28|| Front Page Top

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