EDITORIAL: Putin Incinerates his Country

EDITORIAL

Putin Incinerates his Country

Let’s be absolutely clear:  The wildfires that have swept through Russia, killed dozens, wiped out billions in property, and severely constrained the Russian economy, did not just happen on Vladimir Putin’s watch.  That would be bad enough, and grounds for his ouster.  But it is much worse:  These fires are the direct result of Putin’s horrific policies.

Specifically, four years ago Putin gutted the Russian forest protection service. He did so in order to give his fat-cat oligarch pals unfettered access to the forests for logging purposes, and almost certainly received a rich reward for doing so.  Putin’s actions left the government totally unable to prevent the wildfires from occurring, and totally unable to stop them once they started.

Putin’s response to the crisis has been to fire the head of the forestry service.  This utterly shameless action begs the question: What about Putin? Even if the head of the forestry service deserved blame, and we see none whatsoever, who was responsible for supervising this man?  Nobody but Vladimir Putin!  Does anyone doubt that Putin as president would have fired the prime minister in this case?  Nobody can.  Yet, Medvedev has not even gone so far as to criticize Putin’s performance or his policies, clearly indicating that it is Putin, not Medvedev, who runs the country — and who does so with abject impunity.

And what does that means for Russians? It means Putin will simply go on with his corrupt, failed policies, driving the nation to new lows of failure and ultimate collapse.

We have the proof of that right in this very issue:  The indispensable Paul Goble shows how Putin is gutting Russian cultural protections in order to serve the interests of Gazprom.

What the world must ask itself is simple:  It is known that Russia is one of the most corrupt nations on the planet. Anyone who has visited Russia knows this without question.  The police, the prosecutors, the highest levels of government are openly for sale.  Is Vladimir Putin personally immune from this corruption?

The answer of any thinking person can only be:  Of course not.  Putin is, like every other Russian, selling out the country for personal gain. And Putin also has his personal ideology of hatred of all Western values to fall back on as well, motivating him to squander precious Russian resources rather than use them to better his nation.

Meanwhile, the lemming-like denizens of Russia do nothing, allowing their nation to be pushed ever closer to the abyss.

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12 responses to “EDITORIAL: Putin Incinerates his Country

  1. @killed dozens

    That’s a severe understimate.

  2. When I navigated to this jaw dropping The End Of Nations editorial I thought that La Russophobe’s frequenters absolutely must be able to discuss this: http://hubpages.com/hub/Global-Union-The-End-Of-Nations

  3. Putin Incinerates his Country? Putin incinerates the world. Putin destroys the world democracy, propagates the waves of Russian satanism all around the world. Less and less nations may be called honest. The Russian false democracy is winning the world. Democracy has been destroyed and false elections, false opinion polls, persecution of democraic opposition, Kremlin agents at the highest state positions are now ruling in Ukraine, Poland, Kyrguzstan. The Russian false election technology stinks in Italy and the USA where pro-Russiian leaders won in spite of overhelming majority of sane populations. It is high time for the whole world to resist, to denounce the Great Satanic Russian Lie , to save the planet!

    • Stan,
      I totally agree with your opinion. Putin tries to restore the 18th century so called ‘Russian empire’ using barbaric methods you mentioned. While trying to destroy the democratic West, Russia is slowly drawning in its own excrements. Russia will NEVER catch up with Europe; we should never even mention Russia and America in the same sentence – America is just light years ahead. By trying to keep intact the empire [which I call barbaric idiocy] Russia ‘forgot’ about building roads, infrastructure, hospitals, schools, feed its population, take care of the retired people. Look at their pathetic army, nonexistant airforce, magnificent navy – does Kursk ring the bell??? Or thirty-year old Russian fleet in the Black See. It is all beyond pathetic, but very dangerous indeed. In the past Russian people in order to keep the empire marched to the gulags like pigs to the slaughter, never rebelled, and now deny that it ever happened. Believe me they will march back to those gulags again to save mother russia….I sincerely hope that the Western democracies will wake up and it won’t be to late……

      • Stan,
        First of all, it was truly an insult for me; a Polish Catholic to be called Russian [but you obviously didn’t know] – I was born and raised in the Soviet occupided Poland but educated in the catholic convent school there – this is our tradition that goes back to 966 AD, to be exact. As you may know, we in Poland simply never took seriously that commuist cr..p coming from Asiatic russians…and never ever consider Russians human beings…it is simply based on our histsorical experiences..

        I was simply pointing out that there are processes inside Russia; [parallel to Russia’s relentless external attacks on its immediate neighbors, Western Europe and the rest of the world ] that, in my opinion, indicate the slow desintegration of Russia.

        I think that, eventually, Karelia will be Finnish again, Konigsberg [or is it Kaliningrad, that magnificent hanseatic city, the pearl of the Baltic and a home of Emmanuel Kant, turned into the public toilet by the Russians] will find its right place in Europe, Siberia is going slowly back to China where its rightly belong, Kuril Island will become Norther Territory of Japan, Tatarstan that de facto is an independent state will become officially independent state, Northern Caucasus will be independent, all so called frozen conflicts in ex Soviet republics artificially created by Russia will be resolved by kicking out Russians from those places, and any ethnic group that wants to be independent WILL become free; the list is endless.
        I don’t think that any opposition in Russia should be taken seriously, because deep inside they are all RUSSIAN RUTHLESS IMPERIALISTS THAT WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO SUBJUGATE ANY AND EVERY NATION.

        By the way, we are painfully aware that in Poland [and everywhere in the world for that matter] there are, officially, 30 thousand Russian spies, not necessarily of Russian extract. Wait and see what will happen in Hungary and Poland when they will be heading EU. Remember the poutsch orchestrated by the Russians during the Czech’s presidency????? Russians have already started a campaign against the shale gaz exploration in Poland, watch this space carefully…

        I must say, I have a fiendish pleasure seeing Russians destroy themselves – as they say in Poland our future invaders will be all HIV positive….

  4. aaausa,
    thank you for support. By the way, you are Russian, aren’t you? I infer this from your stance similar to Mr. Nemtsov’s , the Russian opposition leader. This stance being honest and democratic, but inherent only to Russians with their militaristic imperialistic mentality, sorry. I can see it by your and Mr. Nemtsov’s focused lamenting the today’s “weak Russia”, accusing Putin among others in debilitating the previously huge and horrific army. I am not Russian and I am absolutely pleased that the army who used to terrify the world is now weaker. Even more, I am sure the Evil Empire must be defeated and forbidden forever to have an army, like are Japanese now.

  5. Putin Incinerates his Country…Putin is Destroying Russian Culture for Cash… Аnd what ? You MUST applaud him (if so).

  6. putin again tries to make the russian sheeple forget that putin is responsible for the fires that burned like hell – and are still burning.

    Putin fires darts at gray whale from crossbow

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin fired darts from a crossbow at a gray whale off Russia’s Far Eastern coast on Wednesday in the latest in a series of man-versus-nature stunts designed to cultivate the image of a macho leader.

    Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/world/detail/79819/20/page/1/#comment-76014#ixzz0xeeDlBAu

  7. Environmentalist: Wildfire damage in Russia may top $300 billion+++

    Today at 13:07 | Interfax-Ukraine

    Losses from Russian wildfires may top $300 billion, Biodiversity Conservation Center Director Alexei Zimenko said at a Thursday press conference at the Interfax main office.

    Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/russia/detail/79923/20/page/1/#comment-76362#ixzz0xkA7pCJf

  8. CLIMATE CHANGE??

    AFTER 10 years of comparative slumber, the sun is waking up – and it’s got astronomers on full alert.

    1. http://www.news.com.au/technology/sun-storm-to-hit-with-force-of-100-bombs/story-e6frfro0-1225909999465#ixzz0xlnaTbhK

  9. aaausa:

    It is encouraging to have you correctly describe the Russians. Fortunately growing weaker, but always dishonast and always dangerous.

    Obama loves them which describes for us the true nature of the left. Always liars. Always dangerous.

  10. Russian fires kill 2 near Volgograd
    Today at 06:51 A Russian news agency reports that forest fires raging in central Russia left two people dead and 14 hospitalized. .

    RIA Novosti reported that an 80-year old woman and a 77-year-old man died in the Volgograd region on Thursday. It says fires Thursday destroyed more than 100 houses.

    Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/russia/detail/80921/#ixzz0yTvAAIh9

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