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In October 2006, Illarionov was appointed senior researcher of the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity of the US libertarian think tank Cato Institute in Washington, DC. In this position, he has lamented "[Russia's] new corporate state in which state-owned enterprises are governed by personal interests and private corporations have become subject to arbitrary intervention to serve state interests" as well as "new ways in which political, economic and civil liberties are being eliminated."
On 14 April 2007, and 9 June 2007, Illarionov took part in opposition Dissenters' Marches in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, respectively.
Illarionov is one of the 34 first signatories of the online anti-Putin manifesto "Putin must go", published on 10 March 2010.
As a well known opponent to Vladimir Putin and his policies he criticized Václav Klaus for his views which involved critics to EU´s and USA´s big role to escalate conflict on Ukraine more than Vladimir Putin. He achieved conclusion cooperation between Cato Institut and Václav Klaus.
The video compilation provides previously withheld crucial information, which combined with previously available information, provides new evidence that the protesters were killed from the Maidan-controlled locations and that the official investigation is falsified for this reason.
For instance, apparent positions of Anatolii Zhalovaha in this video seconds before a deadly gunshot at 9:43am and in a new photo immediately after his killing and whip-like sound of gunshots during his killing indicate that Zhalovaha was shot dead from a rifle from the Maidan-controlled Hotel Ukraina and not from an AKM by the Berkut from a barricade in front of him. An exit bullet hole in the back of his helmet and a testimony of another Maidan protester show that Zhalovaha was killed in the back, i.e., from this hotel. This witness also disclosed a finding of official investigation that Zhalovaha was shot from the same exact weapon as 10 other protesters were killed. www.volynnews.com...…/batky-vidshukaly-zahybloho-syna…/.
maybe you should make a new thread about the new no-fly zone that is about to be over syria.
However, the dispatch of advanced anti-aircraft missiles would appear to undermine that justification, since neither Islamic State nor any other Syrian rebel group possesses any aircraft.
Lavrov also said coordination was needed between Russia's military and the Pentagon to avoid "unintended incidents" around Syria.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Patriotsrevenge
True however we again run into the issue of Belarus not being a member of NATO. Given the worlds response to what occurred in Ukraine I fear we are once again back to European appeasement. I can understand non involvement.... to a point.
At what point though do we move from noninvolvement and the Chamberlain doctrine the Churchill doctrine?
I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. We have definitely adopted the position at the Peace Conference of arguing in favour of the retention of gas as a permanent method of warfare. It is sheer affectation to lacerate a man with the poisonous fragment of a bursting shell and to boggle at making his eyes water by means of lachrymatory gas.
I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes. The moral effect should be so good that the loss of life should be reduced to a minimum. It is not necessary to use only the most deadly gasses: gasses can be used which cause great inconvenience and would spread a lively terror and yet would leave no serious permanent effects on most of those affected. "
originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
Just another reason why Belarus might indeed become important :
The Minsk Process: Belarus Diplomacy at Center of Ukrainian Peace Initiative
"... gasses: gasses can be used which cause great inconvenience and would spread a lively terror and yet would leave no serious permanent effects on most of those affected. "
Winston Churchill's Secret Poison Gas Memo
On second thought, perhaps Europe shouldn't follow the Churchill doctrine after all. Right?
Except this thread deals with a possibility of a Russian military base and the possibility of Russia seizing Belarus if they say no.
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