Originally posted by behindthescenes
This is true, and on the surface it seems to indicate that Lit was headed back to Russia with London's blessings. But that wasn't the case here.
Lit was not considered a "criminal" by Britian or the West. As you said, he was in political asylum -- but only until October of this year,
when he became a naturalized British citizen. London was in no way going to send him back as a "criminal."
Your point has got a good weight and I dont want to argue with you regarding this point (without knowing the details of the treaty)but just .some
assumptions ...........we dont know about the contents of the extradiction treaty ...there are many International extradiction treaties that allow
foreign nationals to be extradicted to the country they are wanted in ...the latest being signed between India and UAE.
Interesting theory. But I'm not buying that Litvinenko staged his own death to further "criticism" of Putin's administration. That's a little
Ya I agree with you that's a bit extrime specially for a money hungry guy like Mr Lit
Yes, and more importantly no. He was not a "spy" in the traditional sense. But he wasn't filing papers, by any means.
But by all their means western media tried thir best to prove that he WAS a SPY in traditional sense ....another anti Russian propaganda
-- let this man live; a point needed to be made, a message sent to all future Putin antagonists.
And that message was loud, clear and messy.
I am sorry to say that such an assumption proves the fact that you are quite ignorant about the situation in Russia just like most of the western
people I have spoken to ..... most of your media sources have brainwashed you all to believe in the steriotypes like "in Russia there is no freedom
of press "blah blah....
I am sorry to state that where knowledge is bliss many a times ignorance is taken to be a sign of profundity.
Any one who reads Russian News papers are quite aware of the fact that that Mr Putin is more criticized in home than abroad ....and the number of such
Anti-Putin Journalists are endless in Russia...and same abroad....so its practically not possible to stop people from criticizing him...and Putin
Knowns the fact very well.
Any attempt to stop Putin Antagonists ay any one (Putin himself or someone else )will acctually serve a Strong Impulse for people looking for cheap
and quick popularity to criticize him more and more....and that exactly has been the case here.
(Now plz dont talk about the fate of Anna ...very few people in Russia knew about her in Russia and abroad..and after her death Anti Putin Journalists
have acctually risen in Russian Press to gain cheap popularity)
True. But more silent, untracable killers would then leave many questions as to who was behind his killing. Polonium, and the messy trail back to
Russia, leaves no doubt as to who ordered his death. And that's the point. Putin wanted to stand on the stage for this murder -- he wanted to be
implicated in Litvinenko's death without having to publically admit it.
Thats a verrrrry good theme for the next 007 movie....
but its a real world..... I assume Putin has a bit more grey matter than you and me ...and he knows very well that his rule is not going to last for
ever ..... and in future when he is no more in power he might face bad days....
The peoblem is with the western attitude of double standards ....where uncivilized countries like Saudi Arabia, Israiel and Pakistan are considered
to be "good" "friendly" states just because they prefer to play second fiddle to the West (more correctly USA )
while any country who objects to do that and looks after their own interests(in this case Russia) has to be a "BAD" State in all respects ...there
cant be anything grossly good in those states .
So according to those Hypocits Russia was "good" in the 90s when Oligarths backed by the West were looting her national wealth, Prestige and
backbone ...but now when someone (Read Mr Putin)is trying to make Russia think about her own interests rather than looking at the interests of Western
Europe(as it had been doing in the 90s )...the man is a Criminal.
I myself dont support most of the domestic policies of Mr Putin....but believe me Putin has done a miracle to Russia ....no Honest Russian can object
to that ....ask the question to someone who has been to Russia both in the 90s and recently ...and you will know the truth
I beg my pardon if I have been rude to you in any way ...That wasnt my intension.