July 14, 2010 — Contents

WEDNESDAY JULY 14 CONTENTS

(1)  EDITORIAL:  Clinton and Saakashvili

(2)  OPED:  Lavrov and World War II

(3)  The Kremlin, Bribing Bloggers

(4)  Russians, fighting back against Putin

(5)  Why Putin’s Schemes must fail and Collapse

NOTE:  Another shocking, humiliating sports disaster for Russia.

9 responses to “July 14, 2010 — Contents

  1. I have a suspician that it is LR itself that is hammering the Kremlin.

    Also it seems obvious that the decision to arrest the spies while Medvedev was in town was a calculated insult to Obama from within the administration itself???

    Everything is so weird. First the Obama administration is “resetting a relationship” with the Russians and right away toasting the Ukraine President!! I don’t get it.

    I once read a book entitled “Bedlam” about the activities inside of an asylum. Is that what we have here?? I need someone to explain to me the logic of this administration’s thinking.

  2. ‘Life will be a nightmare for the spies returning to Russia’
    As the ten Russian spies return to their homeland in a prisoner swap with America, a Russian prisoner who was himself exchanged in a similar deal tells Harriet Alexander about the troubles that lie ahead.

    Vladimir Bukovsky, 67, is a Russian dissident, author and human rights activist. He spent 12 years in Russian prisons, labour camps and forced-treatment psychiatric hospitals before being sent to Europe in a prisoner swap in 1976.
    “For the Russian spies returning to Moscow, their life is going to be a nightmare. Some of them have spent 15 years living in America, and they are going to find it very, very hard to adjust. They will go from living affluent lives with real freedom, to living under constant surveillance by the Russian secret services. Every move they make will be watched very closely.

    “When they were arrested by the Americans, they would have had a moment of relief at finally coming out in the open. And then it would have dawned on them that they would have to return to Russia, and leave behind their comfortable Western lives. I think it’ll be hardest for the children. Your kids will forgive you for being a drunk, or a fool, but never for lying to them. All their lives they have been lied to and as Americanised teenagers and young people, they will find Russia hell. I was last there in March 2010 but I don’t like going back. Moscow is like an old prostitute with caked on make-up.
    “I would guess that the government will retire them with a slim pension, and then send them out to live somewhere remote. Maybe find them a quiet job. They will want them to keep quiet and lie low. I don’t think the spies will want to speak out about the workings of the KGB (now the FSB), however – you don’t joke with these guys. They kill people left, right and centre.
    “When I was released, the negotiations were going on for a year before – this release has been very quick. They want to deal with it quickly and move on. I didn’t find out I was being released until that day, when I was taken handcuffed to the military base and put on a plane with my mother, sister and nephew. I was handcuffed for the flight and it was ridiculous – I weighed 59 kilos and was surrounded by 12 KGB men – what was I going to do?!
    “As it was a state plane they served state food – caviar and salmon – that hadn’t been seen on the streets of Russia for decades. And I had been eating slops and scraps for 12 years. The air hostess didn’t know whether she should give me food or not, and how I could eat in handcuffs. Then she felt sorry for me and asked if she could put some make-up on me to make me look more human! The KGB men were annoyed that they couldn’t go shopping at the airport, and then it slowly dawned on them that I was actually becoming a foreigner before their very eyes. And therefore was becoming someone with higher status. It was a very funny flight.
    “When I arrived in Zurich, which was where the swap took place, there were three cars; one for the US ambassador, one for the Russian ambassador, and one for the Chilean ambassador as I was being swapped for a Chilean communist. The Chilean communist Luis Corvalan was a birthday present for Brezhnev (Russian president from 1964-82) as we were released on December 18, the day before his birthday. He wanted Corvalan to be there for his birthday and there were photos of them hugging in Moscow on December 19. I was asked what I wanted to mark Brezhnev’s birthday. I said “Exchange him for Pinochet” and people in Russia liked that.
    “After I was released I had to do lots of interviews. At first I couldn’t eat anything, and just drank sips of water and ate little squares of chocolate. The doctor said I was fine, but just starving. And very tired.
    “We lived in a hotel but we had no money, as I wasn’t a spy on a government pension. Amnesty International helped me and my family, but that wasn’t going to last forever so I gave speeches all around the world and wrote a book very quickly to make money. I bought this house in Cambridge with that money 34 years ago. I also wanted to use my fame to talk about my friends who were still in prison. I suppose my life has always been organised by a sense of duty – I just knew I couldn’t live quietly in a terrible regime like that of Russia.
    “Perhaps some of them will eventually sneak out of Russia when this has died down. It’s not like my day, when you could never move about freely in Russia. Now they could maybe slip away into Ukraine, and go across into Poland. It’s certain that they won’t want to be in Russia. I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually went to the FBI themselves to try and arrange some way to stay in the USA, and that’s how they were discovered.
    “One of the problems the KGB faces now is that it’s hard to recruit young people, because they just want to leave. Previously it was all for the glory of communism in the world. There is no ideology now, no connection to “The Motherland”, and family ties are weaker. So they just want to go. Send me to America, please!
    “You British people are obsessed with spies. But there was, and there is, a lot of ignorance about Russia. It is better than before as people travel, we have the internet. But when we talk of having an open, co-operative relationship with Russia, that is just ignorance. You can’t reset the relationship with the KGB. I think the head of the KGB will be retired over this, as his spies were useless. But it won’t change anything.
    “I don’t worry about my life, though. If they wanted to kill me they could have done it in prison years ago. After the murder of Litvinenko (former KGB agent who was killed in London in 2006, allegedly by the KGB) I was asked if I wanted bodyguards. They said at least an alarm. But I told them my friends would come round here and get drunk and set it off by accident. Anyway, I am old. I have lived my life.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/7883149/Life-will-be-a-nightmare-for-the-spies-returning-to-Russia.html

  3. I meant the Georgian President

  4. Re: The power behind the throne in national security
    American Thinker

    Response Posted by: Ron
    Date: 07/12/2010 07:20PM

    Bob Parks has argued that Obama is a Republican plant!!!!

    [1] If you want to destroy the democratic party a good way to do it is ram a bunch of garbage down the electorate’s throat (Obamacare).

    [2] A trillion dollar deficit will help launch a depression which will be blamed on the democrats.

    Also odd things are happening:

    [1] A huge Allied fleet, with dozens of nations participating, is operating in Chinese waters letting these bastards know where to head in at. A large addition to Tiawan defense was implimented over Chinese objections. Almost no comment in the press??

    [2] The Russians were invited to US for a reset of policy and right in the middle of it Russian spies were arrested. This left the Kremlin sputtering. And then Hillary and the Georgian President (hated by the Kremlin) toast each other in public.

    IS OBAMA CRAZY OR A REPUBLICAN PLANT??????

  5. I finally understand what is going on. It is the Pentagon running the show. Obama’s weakness inspired the bastards of the world to make their move.

    Now the American military is organizing the whole world to get ready for war. We learned a long time ago that you take them on early.

    Hillary toasting the Georgian president is all part of the plan. Even Belgium has people training in Alaska for God’s sake. Soon there will be an aircract carrier maneuvering in the yellow sea which has the Chinese beside themselves. This is payback for the sinking of a South Korean destroyer.

    The navy has established commands that cover the entire earth for the first time since the 1950’s. American submarines regularly travel from the atlantic to the pacific under the ice.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca

  6. The encouraging part of all this is that idiot Obama isn’t running the show. He is doing what he is told to do. This is why the spies were arrested upon Medvedev’s arrival in US, etc.

    The massive movement of military hardware that is involved shows how serious the military views the situation.

    The one thing we can always count on when the going gets rough is the American military.

  7. Now we know why Obama who beats up on Israel in the most extreme fashion and within 10 days there are a bunch of Israel officials in the white house being treated cordially and sitting with the “president” all saying that we get along fine. And there Obama sits looking sour as hell.

    The American military has finally had it and Obama is doing what they say or else.

  8. I personally believe Obama is close to getting arrested. War could break out at any time.

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