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MOSCOW: On a talk show last autumn, a prominent political analyst named Mikhail Delyagin offered some tart words about Vladimir Putin. When the program was televised, Delyagin was not.
Article: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/...sia.php?page=1

This doesn't surprise me a bit, if it's true about the list mentioned in the article. Putin has been trying to consolidate more power for himself ever since he first came to office. He's always been an old school, hard liner.
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the old russia is coming back.
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the old russia is coming back.
Man, I missed those guys!!

Good evening, Comrade Imp.
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lol.

I saw on the news the other night that Putin was trying to get russia into OPEC and was in the process of buliding Mosques all over the place.
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Surely you jest.
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nope, i am not.
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the old russia is coming back.
actually it never left
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Originally Posted by AZ<3Me View Post
actually it never left
Well not according to the current President Bush. What did he say about Putin when he had him down to Crawford. I trust this man, he is my friend? something like that.

Yeah, trust the former head of the KGB, that is something that should be done.
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Well not according to the current President Bush. What did he say about Putin when he had him down to Crawford. I trust this man, he is my friend? something like that.

Yeah, trust the former head of the KGB, that is something that should be done.
Yeah but they are both politicians. Which means they lie, cheat and steal for a living.
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Yeah but they are both politicians. Which means they lie, cheat and steal for a living.
yes quite true. Do you think Bush was trying to "keep his friends close and his enemies closer"?

I supposed Bush comes off as enough of a buffoon to actually pull that off with the former head of the KGB. Crazy like a fox. Does that make any sense. It is way past my bedtime...LOL.
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Did you guys see that issue of Time magazine that had Putin on the cover as "Man of the Year?" Boy, what an absolutely scary picture; I don't think I've ever seen a look so chilling, so lacking in any human compassion. I'm very concerned about this man, and I don't think we're taking him seriously enough.
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The Economist calls Russia a "spookocracy" due to the power of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the KGB's successor. There was an interesting article about it last summer:
http://www.economist.com/world/displ...ory_id=9682621
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The Economist calls Russia a "spookocracy" due to the power of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the KGB's successor. There was an interesting article about it last summer:
http://www.economist.com/world/displ...ory_id=9682621
Great article. Some very frightening similarities to what is happening in this country as well. The compounding of wealth and power by a few individuals. The use of brute force to coerce into getting what the powerful want. The trampling of individual freedoms of the "common people".


I have never been one for conspiracy theories, but lately things like this that come to light in so many different governments certainly points to them. The worst part is these governments seem to say..."yeah so what, we did that, what are you going to do about it". This includes the US government.

The fact that they are now learning that getting control of the money and the economy is the key to garnering the real power is what is the most frightening to me. With no real economic sense they can destroy their country very rapidly by inadvertently collapsing the economy.
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Putin is a very scary individual.
I will never forget his reaction when those school children were slaughtered a few years ago. It was like the man has ice running through his veins.
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