March 14, 2015

Russia Putins Putin?

From the journal alternately titled, "I have no idea if this source is reliable, but it sort of seems like it might be, maybe, which I would know only if it turns out this way.  Listen, I don't know from Russia..."

So far, after 20 entire minutes of scrolling through things, my favorite theory about Putin: a slow burn-coup. The rumors surfacing: pregnant girlfriend, running drugs in the 90s, renewed speculation about the polonium murder in London, not to mention the recent public murder of another political dissident, have the feel of an old Soviet discreditation campaign.  If there is anything to this, the speculative outcome is Putin becomes a greatly weakened nominal head of state.

In the old days Radio Moscow was there to play more than the usual amount of ominous classical music.






2 Comments:

Blogger The Other Front said...

Some theories:

Nemtsov was Massoud - had to be eliminated before the big move (direct attack on Ukraine? something worse?).

Putin is pulling a Shanghai Triad, retreating to the island to direct the gang war, to re-emerge only when threats have subsided.

Putin and the gang are "having a little meeting." Russia's budget balances at $100 oil, the current price is $45 (Texas) to $55 (North Sea).

He has the flu.

March 14, 2015 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

This is fun!

March 14, 2015 at 11:43 PM  

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