Three stunning events over the course of the past two weeks have revealed profound weakness in the regime of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. We, his foes, are winning. We have the upper hand, and no thinking person can dispute that. Putin’s choice now is stark, the same as the one faced by Hosni Mubarek of Egypt: Bloody repression followed by national collapse, or ouster.
First came the horrific bombing of one of Russia’s most important airports, Domodedovo in Moscow. In truly ridiculous fashion, Putin’s puppet Dima Mededev blamed the management of the airport, totally ignoring the fact that control of terrorism is a state function and that Russian state law enforcement institutions are riddled with corruption. The result was that “police assigned to the airport continued to focus on extorting bribes from foreigners arriving from Central Asia, an employee of the airport’s private security service told Lifenews.ru.” Putin’s total failure to keep the central promise of his regime, control over terrorism, was revealed to the entire world as bogus. Events like the Dubrovka theater attack have continued unabated.
Then came the toppling of the dictatorial regime in Egypt, which had opposition leader Boris Nemtsov publicly asking of the Egyptian dictator “Please, someone tell me how our leadership differs from his” and boldly declaring “Russia has to get rid of Putin.” If the backwards, impoverished people of Egypt can stand fearlessly for freedom, so can their colleagues in Russia. Make no mistake: Putin trembles when he reads that news.
And finally, yet another humiliating disaster for Russia in space. A fourth critical Russian satellite tumbled into oblivion in less than two months. Russia has, despite the ludicrous and offensive waste of resources in a country where the average male citizen does not live to see 60, been engaged in a fevered effort to create its own GPS capability, and the result has been absolute and repeated failure.
The world is catching on to Putin’s weakness. Its newswires were buzzing with innumerable reports, for instance:
Pundits have written time and again about the corrupt nature of the Putin-Medvedev regime, which is good at suppressing dissent but fails miserably at providing security to its largely docile population. The regime is more preoccupied with using puppet clans to fight proxy wars in the impoverished Caucuses. What’s seldom mentioned is that the Kremlin has used the public outcry in the aftermaths of such terrorist acts to scapegoat its favorite adversaries — the United States and its Western allies — which the Kremlin blames for Russia’s poverty.
And yet another exploding issue is the world’s notice, at last, of Putin’s personal corruption. The world’s media are finally starting to pay attention to Putin’s shockingly brazen construction of personal palaces for use in his golden years, and it follows that Putin is pocketing sufficient sums to maintain these palaces. Most people conclude many billions, all diverted from the basic needs of Russia’s sick and weakened population.
Our issue today is jam packed with other reports from far and wide, all coming to the same conclusion: Domodedovo proves the Putin regime is just as much of a failed anachronism as that of Mubarek in Egypt, and just as deserving of relegation to the ash heap of history. No reasonable person can peruse our contents in today’s issue and come to any other conclusion.
Putin’s efforts to use these terrorist events as a basis for further crackdowns is wearing thin. Indeed, let’s not forget the damning evidence that Putin has ordered such terrorist events to be carried out by the KGB. Even a nation of lemmings like Russia can only take so much before there is backlash.
Simultaneously, Putin has totally failed to even address, much less solve, the problem of Russian corruption. For instance, just days ago the Moscow Times reported on truly shocking, nauseating cost overruns on four major Russian highways. This corruption not only diverts precious resources from vital social functions like preventing terrorism, but as we show in today’s issue it permeates the very mechanisms and structures designed to fight terrorism. How difficult would it be, we ask you dear reader, for a committed terrorist to simply bribe Russian law enforcement into allowing their acts to move forward unimpeded, officers who are paid slave wages like Russia’s teachers and doctors because so many national resources are squandered on corruption?
The people of Russia are now seeing the horrific consequences of allowing themselves to be governed by a proud KGB thug like Putin. As in Mubarek’s Egypt, Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, and all around the world where such dictators hold sway, from Chavez in Venezuela to Kim Jong-il in North Korea, these lunatics always bring their nations to their knees. Russia saw it with their Soviet overlords and now, because of their own actions, they see it again today.