Putin Goes Postal

Over on the powerful and influential American Thinker blog, LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld reviews Vladimir Putin’s recent frenzy of wilding, threatening the West with nuclear war in front of a group of Russian youth  and openly siding with the terrorist rebels in Eastern Ukraine, rebels who are no different than those who sought to break Chechnya away from Russia. It’s another incredible new low for ne0-Soviet Russia, one from which the country will not likely recover.

Top 10 Howlers from Putin’s July 22 Speech

Here are the top 10 rolling on the floor, jaw on the floor howlers from Vladimir Putin’s July 22 address to the Russian security council FOLLOWED BY OUR COMMENTS.


“Any nation that is part of an alliance gives up part of its sovereignty.”  EASY FOR HIM TO SAY SINCE NOBODY WANTS AN ALLIANCE WITH RUSSIA.


“At the same time, they present Russia with an ultimatum: either you let us destroy the part of the population that is ethnically, culturally and historically close to Russia, or we introduce sanctions against you.” HE’S SAYING THAT ANY TIME RUSSIA CAN’T PARTITION RUSSIANS FROM ANY COUNTRY, IT’S GENOCIDE; YET NO ETHNIC GROUP IN RUSSIA IS ENTITLED TO PARTITION.


“This is exactly why Russia supported the [UN] Security Council Resolution proposed by Australia.”  RUSSIA OPPOSED THE RESOLUTION, DEMANDING IT MAKE NO REFERENCE TO ANY BLAME OF RUSSIA.


“However, attempts are clearly being made to destabilize the social and economic situation, to weaken Russia in one way or another.” HE’S SAYING THAT THE MH17 ATTACK WAS AN ATTACK BY THE WEST ON RUSSIA.


“We are particularly relying on civil society for effective help in improving the system of state governance with regard to ethnic policy and educating young people about the spirit of patriotism and responsibility for the fate of their Fatherland, which is particularly important.”  HE THINKS THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IS TO BE AN INSTRUMENT OF STATE PROPAGANDA.


“Our second important challenge is protecting constitutional order.”  HE OBLITERATED CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER BY SEIZING THE PRESIDENCY FOR LIFE.


“We should finally call on the Kiev authorities to comply with elementary norms of human decency.”  HE’S SAYING THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE IS COMPRISED OF BARBARIANS.


“True, they held elections after the takeover, however, for some strange reason, power ended up again in the hands of those who either funded or carried out this takeover.”   HE’S SAYING THE  ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE IS ILLEGITIMATE BUT HIS OWN ELECTIONS ARE FLAWLESS.


“As I have said, we will do everything in our power, but this is absolutely insufficient.” HE’S ADMITTING RUSSIA IS IMPOTENT.


“We, on our part, strictly comply with the norms of international law and with our commitments to our partners.” THEN LIGHTENING STRUCK HIM DOWN!

Postcards from the Front Lines of the New Cold War against Russia

Over on the mighty Pajamas Media mega blog, LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld analyzes Barack Obama’s decision to make John Tefft the next ambassador to Russia as part of his new policy of cold war and containment against Russia.   After six years, the “reset” policy of Michael McFaul is a smoking ruin, and rising from the ashes is the phoenix of Ronald Reagan. Not only has Putin revived NATO, he may even have taught Obama how to be a man.

In a second, complimentary piece on PJM, Kim explains how the USA can utilize its potent coal and nuclear energy capabilities to help Ukraine and Europe fight back against the Putin dictatorship.  At last, the USA is moving decisively towards all-out confrontation with the malignant Putin regime.


Putin Declares war on USA

Over on the mighty Pajamas Media megablog, LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld reveals that Vladimir Putin has openly declared war on the USA, shutting down both the American Council and the Voice of America.  The craven Barack Obama allows Russia Today to go on bleating anti-U.S. propaganda but Putin has silenced the two main voices of American culture and thought in Russia.

The Evil Empire


In her latest installment on the powerful and influential American Thinker website, Kim Zigfeld commemorates the 30th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech by showing how little Russia has changed since Reagan’s time and how pathetic America’s current leadership looks by comparison.

Meanwhile, Kim’s newest piece on the massive Pajamas Media site focuses on opposition to the Putin dictatorship from a very unexpected source: The beauty pageant runway! Beauty and the Russian beast named Putin.

Darkness Falling Fast in Putin’s Russia

Darkness is falling with horrifying finality and speed in Putin’s Russia.  The news  of it is almost too vast too document.

Just Russia is sundered and destroyed.

Opposition protests have fallen back to the size they had before the co-called “white” awakening.

Only a puny number of Russians care to remember the atrocities of Stalin, and the leaders of Russia totally ignore such memorials.

The last important bastion of the market economy in Russia has been wiped out.

A draconian new law allows the Kremlin to brand almost anyone a “traitor” just for disagreeing with the Kremlin. Almost as terrifying as a second law permitting the Kremlin to shut down websites at will without due process.

A new era of reckless neo-Soviet style confrontation with the USA has begun, including a virulent attack by Nashi on Mormonism, the religion of the Republican nominee.  In fact, they’re even going after Barack Obama’s car!

Meanwhile, the Russian Orthodox Church is one breath away from calling for pogroms against non-Slavs and anointing Putin as the Holy Russian Emperor.

It’s all so gotten so bad so fast that Vladmir Pozner has had a “Cronkite moment” on state-sponsored TV. He’s already facing calls for his dismissal.

Russia is now ruled by a proud KGB spy for life, and he is eradicating the very last vestiges of civil society in Russia. The nation, once again, is doomed.

Remembering Politkovskaya

Today’s date, October 7, has double significance in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

First, it’s Putin’s birthday, and this year is a big one. He turns sixty today.

Second, it’s the date on which Putin had Anna Politkovskaya murdered for reporting his outrageous violation of basic human rights in Chechnya.  The date was chosen by the assassin he employed so that her killing would be a birthday present for Putin, the kind he likes best:  bloody.

The U.S. State Department has issued a memorial statement which demands that “all involved in her murder” be “identified and prosecuted.”  Presumably, this includes Putin.

Putin’s murderous campaign against opposition figures began the moment he took office in the Kremlin, with Galina Starovoitova. It continued after Politkovskaya to reach Alexander Litvinenko, Stanislav Markelov and Natalia Estemirova. And not once — not once — has so much as a trigger man been brought to justice. In the wake of her killing, Putin branded Politkovskaya a threat to the nation.  Before she was gunned down, she had written: “I have wondered a great deal why I have so got it in for Putin. What is it that makes me dislike him so much as to feel moved to write a book about him? I am not one of his political opponents or rivals, just a woman living in Russia. Quite simply, I am a 45-year-old Muscovite who observed the Soviet Union at its most disgraceful in the 1970s and ’80s. I really don’t want to find myself back there again.”

If the U.S. Statement Department is really serious when it says “journalists across the globe who speak out against abuses and work to secure fundamental freedoms for their fellow citizens must be protected” then it’s time for actions, not mere words.  Sanctions should be imposed on the malignant neo-Soviet regime led by Putin, and public efforts should be made to reach out to and assist those few remaining figures who dare to continue Politkovskaya’s work.  Among them are Yevgenia Albats, Lida Yusupova, Yulia Latynina, Maria Litvinovich and Svetlana Gannushkina.  They should all get invitations to come to the White House and munch burgers with Obama, just like Medvedev got.

Most recently, another one of Polikovskaya’s heirs came in for the treatment.  Tatyana Lokshina, a specialist for Human Rights Watch, received a barrage of threatening text messages that included menacing her unborn child and knowledge of her personal movements, indicating she was being watched and followed by a shadowy organization that seems very much like the KGB beloved by Vladimir Putin. And one thing we know for sure is that the KGB and other Russian law enforcement agencies have done absolutely nothing since Lokshina received the messages, despite a specific demand for action by the American ambassador, to investigate and apprehend the culprit.

Russians learned nothing from the demise of Politkovskaya. Instead of rising to demand Putin leave office, they handed him unlimited power for life and now watch him to all he can to recreate the USSR.  And President Barack Obama has pursued a policy of appeasement that can only make Putin sure he’ll be able to get away with murder.