posted on May, 21 2013 @ 01:18 PM
These world-famous groups have Russia keeping company with the likes of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Somalia. They say that Putin jails journalists
he can't intimidate and kills journalists he can't jail. They say he dominates all mass communications media, particularly television, which is
wholly owned and operated by the Kremlin and serves as the dominant source of news for most Russians. And they say Putin's attacks are not limited to
traditional media, but rather are increasingly targeted at the internet, choking it off as a source of criticism before even half of the population
has been able to access it.
Let's not forget the poster child for this crackdown, under way now for quite some time. Six years ago last November, former KGB agent Alexander
Litvinenko was beginning to report and document his theory that the Kremlin was responsible for the bombs that exploded in Moscow in September 1999 --
bombings which were used as the pretext for Putin's invasion of Chechnya days later. Litvinenko was then murdered in Britain, via highly exotic
radioactive toxins, and then the man fingered for the killing, Andrei Lugovoi, was given not just protection by the Kremlin, but a seat in the Russian
Humm intimidating the Press, jailing/killing journalist who disagree with the party line, finger point at possible false flags, failing economy, quid
pro qo for those who carry out favors,
Putin has seen rising street protests against his government and open challenges to his authority by figures like Alexei Navalny and Boris Nemtsov.
Navalny is now facing an indictment that could send him to prison for ten years. Nemtsov could be next
Therefore, it's critical for him to have absolute control over the flow of information to the masses -- the same kind of control the Kremlin had in
With this control, he can not only deny the population negative information about his performance, but also provide them with false information about
it. He can blame "foreign enemies," particularly the United States, for undermining the economy and stoke the fires of xenophobia and paranoia in the
hopes that Russians will forget who's been running their show for nearly a decade and a half now. END QUOTE:
Sure glad none of this stuff goes on in other countries...
edit on 21-5-2013 by 727Sky because: ....