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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

February 6, 2008 -- Contents


(1) EDITORIAL: No Country Disappoints Like Russia

Special Feature: Annals of Humiliation for Putin's Russia

(2) Part I: Losing in Serbia

(3) Part II: Losing in Poland

(4) Part III: Losses in the Stock Market

(5) Part IV: Losing to Suicide and Disease

(6) Part V: Losing Even the PR Battle

NOTE: We report on Publius Pundit that a high-ranking British official has said he has evidence that Vladimir Putin masterminded the 1999 Moscow apartment buildings in order to generate support for his war in Chechnya. Check it out, and feel free to leave your comments as to how the West should best respond to this outrage.

NOTE: In case you are interested, the reader whose literary question we published previously got her answer from another reader who wrote us by e-mail. The answer is: The Exile by Allan Folsom. The questioner expresses her profuse gratitude to the reader who helped. The power of community!

1 comment:

Tom said...

Very good blog, keep on going!
Tom, Berlin, DE

Have a look at those shocking news:

From Russia with loathing for Putin

It is unlikely to do much for Gordon Brown's relations with the Kremlin, which have been frosting over since Vladimir Putin refused to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, the former KGB agent accused of poisoning Alexander Litvinenko in London.

But Sir David King, who as the Government's Chief Scientist played a key role in the investigation into Litvinenko's murder, has accused the Russian president of masterminding the murder of nearly 300 of his own people in the Moscow apartment bombings in 1999, which Putin blamed on Chechen terrorists.

"I can tell you that Putin was responsible for the bombings," Sir David claimed to Mandrake at the Morgan Stanley Great Britons Awards. "I've seen the evidence. There is no way that Putin would have won the election if it wasn't for the bombings. Before them he was getting 10 per cent approval ratings. After, they shot up to 80 per cent."