Skip to comments.Neo-Soviet Russia Is Another Obama Legacy
Posted on 07/09/2012 1:53:34 AM PDT by No One Special
Just as America was celebrating the birth of a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, Russia was doing the opposite. As the current American president continued to turn his back on American values, Russia's ruler was embarking upon a massive new crackdown, hoping to eradicate them entirely.
First, Putin ordered an investigation of opposition political leader Alexei Navalny on specious allegations of embezzlement, nearly identical charges to those which sent opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky to prison in Siberia for decades just as his profile rose high enough to vie with Putin for power. This came on the heels of Soviet-like raids on the homes of a large number of opposition political leaders in which computers and cash were confiscated. It may well be that Putin is preparing charges against many other besides Navalny.
Then, Putin announced two terrifying new laws. One would label any Russian who accepted money from a foreign government a foreign spy. Essentially, a Russian who worked for Freedom House or Amnesty International would be designated a traitor, and it's a hop, skip, and neo-Soviet jump from there to jail. The other would label any internet site Putin chose to identify for a blacklist; once blacklisted, the offending website could be crushed using all the power available to the Kremlin.
These actions represent the ultimate humiliation for all those who proclaimed that despite choosing a KGB ruler, Russia could "never go back" to the bad old days of the USSR. They told us we did not need to be vigilant about confronting Russian aggression because Russia had permanently changed and was a "different country" now, one which could no more return to the days of Stalin than could Germany to the days of Hitler.
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Amazing how the fruits of what Reagan planted have been squandered.
Bull crap. US has legislation like that for decades. Imagine human rights NGO operating in US openly receiving Soviet money in 1980s.
Russian communists are yet to catch up with DC communists and on that exact topic it is hard to blame them.
We forget how the old Imperial Russia acted (almost a hundred years ago now!), but they are acting more and more like them.
Part of the old Russia is that land that belonged to Holy Mother Russia can never truly be given up. Expect moves to recover parts of the Empire in the next ten years. Also expect pressure and moves to retake places like Constantinople for the Orthodox.
The communists in our own State Dept. along with the EU Euro-socialists tried to steal the Russian elections and they failed.
The communist protesters after the election in Russia were just another left wing rent-a-mob of the Democrat party.
Regardless of what we think of the Russians, they don’t have gay pride celebrations at their “pentagon.”
Yes, the Orthodox church might see another Romanian knight named Vlad arise to impale the Turks.
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