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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Russians Say: Sure Putin lies to us and kills us, but we love him anyway!

The New York Times reports:

The preponderance of Russia’s people think the Russian authorities have withheld information, lied about or covered up the handling of the terrorist siege in a Moscow theater in 2002, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted by the Yury Levada Analytical Center of 1,600 people in 128 municipalities, found that just 9 percent of Russians believe that the government has been truthful about the siege, which ended when special forces pumped in toxic gas and stormed the theater, where hundreds of hostages were held by a Chechen terrorist group. At least 129 hostages died.
But despite this belief, Russians continue to favor "President" Putin with 70%+ approval in polls. So pray tell La Russophobe: Who's to blame for the suffering of the Russian people?

3 comments:

17 ugly raccoons said...

Another example of your incoherent thinking.

How many Russians considered 'truth about siege' crucial or vital for them personally? How many Russians are experts in antiterrorist warfare, so they can distinguish truth from lie in that matter? I think percentage is no higher than at West. How 'Nord-Ost' case linked to day-by-day governing of the country? Why should anyone blame somebody for suffering of Russian people? 'Suffering' brings questions mainly about means to stop it, not of search of person or group responsible for it.

La Russophobe said...

UGLY: You're the one who is incoherent. Whether or not the siege is crucial is far from the point. The point is the the Kremlin LIES to its own people about matters of grave severity. If it lies about THIS, what ELSE is it lying about?

17 ugly raccoons said...

The point is the the Kremlin LIES to its own people about matters of grave severity.

Contact me where you'll find Saddam's WMD, OK? And we'll speak about matters of grave severity.