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originally posted by: anonentity
The plot thickens, apparently Zolotov ... was supposed to have been appointed to become head of the FSB. but Putin didn't turn up to ok the appointment. The unwritten rule of not killing your opposition has been violated. As exile was the usual option . So a lot of the elites are now getting twitchy .
It has been reported that Zolotov was a supporter of Medvedev liberalisation. Which ultimately would lead to a clean up and a return to law. So its starting to look like Putin been cleaning house?
originally posted by: windwaker
a reply to: thepixelpusher
Someone posted a comment in one of the threads about increased transmission of the "Skyking skyking do not answer" transmission on short wave radio frequencies in the past few days. I did a Google search on this type of transmission and I found this website which claims that its pretty routine but also meaningless when it comes to signifying any ramp-up in nuclear or conventional warfare threat between countries. The reason the page gave was very interesting and supports your idea.
From the web site Nuclear Warriors on HF Radio :
Thomas P. M. Barnett, a well known expert on the large scale military affairs, asserts that great-power warfare is unlikely to ever occur between nuclear powers. Core industrialized countries are becoming more economically intertwined and less likely to engage in ultimately self-destructive campaigns against trading partners. Such populations of people tend to favor peaceful engagement with others who share economic and political similarities. Therefore it is possible that the nuclear strike forces responsible for EAMs will practice their doomsday scenarios indefinitely. At the same time, conventional forces will shift focus to less observable operations against rogue regimes and adversaries who are unresponsive to deterrence. That means conflicts will often be fought covertly by special operations forces.
This fact also makes my paranoid mind think that some covert action was performed in Moscow this past weekend, and that is why the MSM is not reporting all of the facts.