posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 02:38 PM
Well if this guy was a member of the FSB, then maybe they do have a good reason to get rid of him, which isn't proof enough that they did it though.
If you choose to serve in an agency such as FSB (KGB / GRU), especially in a more centralized state such as Russia, you are going to be giving up some
liberties. One of these liberties is spilling secrets or alleged secrets (even though he served in FSB, doesn't mean what he was reporting was the
truth) and sensitive information about ongoing affairs. Free press or not, that is venturing onto dangerous grounds, and you are willingly risking
your life. I still don't believe that he was murdered at all.
And about Britain (USUK) not being concerned with Russia or its energy- A major exporter such as Russia, has a huge impact on the market whether you
are buying directly from them or not. Any issue with Russian exports will have a major impact on prices and economies throughout Europe. Britain is
very much interested in Russia, and its media is a clear example of that.
And with all of the ex-oligarchs of Russia fleeing to UK- that only signifies one thing- they were working with sources in UK long before Putin
started to root them out (and for a good reason too). These oligarchs, like Berezovsky, were draining Russia of the few sources of money it had left,
yet they were keeping only a portion of the profits while the government got pennies. Where did the rest of the money go? One can only guess, but
there aren't that many options.
So UK has bigger issues with Russia now, than even the US, although both carried heavy losses as the result of Putin's Presidency and subsequent
economic and energy reforms. The Western petroleum giants specifically, were in big trouble, and this continues to this day- Exxon and other
companies are getting decreasingly smaller shares in huge oil projects in Sakhalin and the far East.
A major struggle for remaining resources is already taking place- thus Britain and US take every chance to strike a PR blow to Putin. Forget Middle
East and Venezuela. Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan have more oil combined than the Middle East- and as of yet there are not in
anyone's sphere of influence. There are already billions of dollars at work in Azerbaijan setting up oil processing infrastructure, and Russia is
doing what it can to undermine the Caspian pipeline. Meanwhile Russia's Baltic pipeline could soon be operational, insuring increased economic
relations with Germany- and Britain and NATO aren't very thrilled.
Shaping up to be an interesting decade, if you set aside the dumb media propaganda like this example and many others. Rather than telling the facts,
it goes straight to making assumptions and throwing in random catchphrases like KGB (why would anyone still be using KGB moniker?), FSB, Putin, and
totalitarian. Unless Putin was there in the hospital or eating Sushi with this guy, his name shouldn't even appear in the article.
[edit on 20-11-2006 by maloy]