Birds of a Feather

The Russian government loves a good brutal crackdown so much, it encourages them in other countries:

Russia said on Monday it hoped China would do what was necessary to curtail “unlawful actions” in Tibet, in a strong show of support for its ally Beijing after Tibetans rioted against Chinese rule.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that China’s relationship with the Dalai Lama, whose supporters Beijing accuses of stirring up the trouble, was an internal matter.

In a related story, the Russian Federation Olympic Committee threatened to boycott the Beijing Games if China refuses to “kick at least 4,000 Tibetans right in the nads.”