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With Boston Bombing, Vladimir Putin’s Luck Continues

Once again, a timely atrocity supports his agenda.

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Kim Zigfeld

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April 23, 2013 - 12:36 pm
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Words as venomous as Kadyrov used can hardly give Americans any comfort that he and Putin were innocent of involvement in the Boston bombing. Both were outraged over the implementation of the Magnitsky list, however watered down, by the Obama administration. In shocking fashion, Russia imposed its own retaliatory blacklist on Americans, focusing on those involved in the arrest and prosecution of terrorist and Russian national Victor Bout, whom Russia has stood behind from the moment of his arrest by international law enforcement officers. This support of Bout, of course, does not help hearts rest easy that Russia stands with the U.S.; nor does Russian support for Iran.

The fly in the ointment, where blaming Putin for the Boston bombing is concerned, is that it appears Putin’s administration warned Obama about the bombers in 2011. Of course, that could have been more dumb luck for Putin, just evidence that the Russian left hand does not know what the right is up to. It was certainly still more good fortune for Putin that despite the warning, the bombers weren’t intercepted and were allowed instead to perpetrate a deed that served Putin’s interests so perfectly and in such a timely manner.

Russia also has much reason to be concerned about its domestic terrorists: it is hosting the Winter Olympics next year right in their midst, in the southern Russian city of Sochi. It is simply inexplicable and inexcusable that the games were awarded to Sochi given the lawlessness and unchecked terrorism that pervades Russia, to say nothing of Russia’s aggression against Georgia, its poverty, its massive infrastructure problems, and the fact that Sochi has a warm climate.  Americans should not risk their lives to make Putin’s regime look good, and to hide his ghastly record of human rights atrocities.

The attack in Boston can only remind the world of the failure of Putin’s policies in Chechnya. The more tightly he has squeezed the restive republic, the more problems have flared up in surrounding areas like Dagestan, where Russian government officials are regularly murdered. And none of this changes the reality of Putin’s hatred for the United States, which is palpable in Kadyrov’s venomous words about the bombers, and in the vitriolic treachery of American defector Tim Kirby, who churns out anti-American propaganda for Russian state television. In today’s Russia, citizens can be arrested simply for taking meetings with Americans, though such hatred is hardly surprising given that Putin is a career KGB spy.

When an opinion piece in the Boston Globe concluded that the marathon bombing shows that Russia and the U.S. “may face a shared threat,” it was dead right — they sure do. His name is Vladimir Putin, and like Leonid Brezhnev before him, he is even more dangerous to the people of Russia than to Americans, whom he despises because their values directly contradict his own.

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Kim Zigfeld is a New York City-based writer who publishes her own Russia specialty blog, La Russophobe. She also writes about Russia for the American Thinker and for Russia! magazine and is researching a book on the rise of dictatorship in Putin’s Russia.

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I think you are working too hard here.

Putin is a bad guy, trying to control a large land full of bad guys and no rule of law. that is why freedom failed in Russia back in 1989. I remember.

However, THIS case is about how our government refuses to acknowledge what is reality, unlike 90% of the other nations. PC got the people killed. Not bad police work, but hamstrung police work.

This whole effort now will be about keeping jobs and covering up. It will make Benghazi look like child's play.

Putin is bad, really bad, but not on this particular issue. This, we did to ourselves.

http://truthandcommonsense.com/2013/04/28/ap-claims-mom-made-the-do-it-and-complains-the-russians-didnt-share-its-a-family-thing-for-the-bombers/
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I think you are working too hard here.

Putin is a bad guy, trying to control a large land full of bad guys and no rule of law. that is why freedom failed in Russia back in 1989. I remember.

However, THIS case is about how our government refuses to acknowledge what is reality, unlike 90% of the other nations. PC got the people killed. Not bad police work, but hamstrung police work.

This whole effort now will be about keeping jobs and covering up. It will make Benghazi look like child's play.

Putin is bad, really bad, but not on this particular issue. This, we did to ourselves.

http://truthandcommonsense.com/2013/04/28/ap-claims-mom-made-the-do-it-and-complains-the-russians-didnt-share-its-a-family-thing-for-the-bombers/
51 weeks ago
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" given the lawlessness and unchecked terrorism that pervades Russia, to say nothing of Russia’s aggression against Georgia, its poverty, its massive infrastructure problems..."

PJmedia should be ashamed to publish this bigoted imbecile's irrational screeds, which appear to be complete fiction. I think a reasonable person can have issues with Putin's governing style: Miz Zigfeld appears to hate all Russians, and very obviously knows nothing about the conditions on the ground there.
51 weeks ago
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Putin has more common sense than our so called 'leaders'.

He is NOT the enemy. He understands the True Enemy of civilization...the Jihadists.!!! )'(
51 weeks ago
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Stalin was the enemy of Hitler, but that did not make him a good man, or his society a good society. He was a termporary ally against a greater evil (or perhaps a more urgent evil), but was evil in and of himself and responsible for the murder of millions.
51 weeks ago
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Your logic is faulty. The Syrian opposition is not led by democrats with a few radical factions. The Syrian opposition has been taken over by Al Qaeda affiliates. If Assad falls AQ owns Syria and its supply of chemical weapons. Just because Putin is evil doesn't make the opposition to Assad good. We are probably better off with a perpetual Syrian civil war where both sides kill each other.
51 weeks ago
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So we have 3 years, 8 months, 3 weeks more of this? (We hope)
The US involvement in WWII was barely four years.
51 weeks ago
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Checnya/Russia = North Korea/China
51 weeks ago
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Dunno. China hasn't invaded and shot up North Korea. More like Chechnya / Russia = Boil / Ass.
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