Shameless Vladimir Putin calls for an end to ‘shameful’ political assassinations

Vladimir Putin today demanded an end to ‘shameful’ political assassinations in the wake of the shooting of a Kremlin critic last week.

Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was gunned down as he walked with his Ukrainian girlfriend on Friday night near Red Square.

He was the most prominent opposition figure to be killed in Russia during Putin’s 15-year rule.

The Kremlin has denied any involvement, saying that the killing was a ‘provocation’ designed to discredit Putin and strengthen his opponents…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    It’s all a CIA plot!!!
    I just got threatened with a banning at a Russian foreign policy discussion (ran by normally sane Russians) board for disputing that received wisdom.

    Obviously I am a provocateur that was waiting for just this moment to strike!

    • Exile1981

      Putin has had a host of his enemies who died. Why is everyone afraid of Occam’s raiser?

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Because most of them still live in Russia and might be subject to harassment.
        Of course Putin ordered it.

      • Brett_McS

        He was killed by Occam’s Razor.

      • Justin

        Putin is a great leader who is protecting his country from
        the Western decadence known as ‘democratico-LGBTQ-ism’.
        Keep up the good work Putin!

    • Frau Katze

      Yeah, CIA sounds about right in this case. /sarc

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I wished they were that good, but they aren’t.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Russians have a HUGE problem stepping out of their own skin and realizing that the rest of the world does not act and think like them.
          That simple thing is utterly inconceivable to most of them.
          Very strange.

          • Maggat

            I know, I’m married to one. The events of this last year have given us some very interesting breakfast conversations, to say the least. One of these days I’ll learn to keep my mouth shut.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Yeah it’s funny.

            They mouth off about the evils of the United States, but when you hold up a mirror and let them see that they are ten times worse, they have a freak out.

            They really love to reminisce about how much they suffered in WWII (and they did) but they don’t like it when you remind them that they helped START it with the Molotov Ribbentrop pact, or that if it were not for America sending them SPAM and boots and all manner of other war material up to and including steel to make their T-34 tanks, that they would have lost by 1943.

            No, they prefer to live in their own little Potemkin village of the mind.

            This is what their own General Zhukov said in an interview in the 1960s about American Lend Lease:

            “Speaking about our readiness for war from the point of view of the economy and economics, one cannot be silent about such a factor as the subsequent help from the Allies. First of all, certainly, from the American side, because in that respect the English helped us minimally. In an analysis of all facets of the war, one must not leave this out of one’s reckoning. We would have been in a serious condition without American gunpowder, and could not have turned out the quantity of ammunition which we needed. Without American `Studebekkers’ [sic], we could have dragged our artillery nowhere. Yes, in general, to a considerable degree they provided ourfront transport. The output of special steel, necessary for the most diverse necessities of war, were also connected to a series of American deliveries.”

            Zhukov underscored that `we entered war while still continuing to be a backward country in an industrial sense in comparison with Germany. Simonov’s truthful recounting of these meetings with Zhukov, which took place in 1965 and
            1966, are corraborated by the utterances of General Zhukov, recorded as a result of eavesdropping by security organs in 1963:

            “It is now said that the Allies never helped us . . . However, one cannot deny that the Americans gave us so much material, without which we could not have formed our reserves and could not have continued the war . . . we had no explosives and powder. There was none to equip rifle bullets. The Americans actually came to our assistance with powder and explosives. And how much sheet steel did they give us. We really could not have quickly put right our
            production of tanks if the Americans had not helped with steel. And today it seems as though we had all this ourselves in abundance.”

          • Frau Katze

            During the whole post WW II period, they were indoctrinated to hate the West, especially the USA.

            Putin is simply returning to how he was taught.

          • Maggat

            Ya the toast starts to fly when I point out that Uncle Joe and Adolph started the war.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Yeah, they hate that.

          • Not at all strange really, jut hard to see from our perspective. We can’t understand that not everybody wants to be us. I just wrote a lengthy post about it – inspired by Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 Harvard Commencement speech.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Thanks for the link to that Harvard speech by Solzhenitsyn.
            I was unaware that he had even uttered such words, and as far back as 1978.
            Many Russians still HATE him to this day.

    • Does the CIA pay well? ‘Cause my ZOG cheques keep getting lost in the mail.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Actually, it depends on what you do.
        As an analyst, maybe 55k American a year to start.
        However, a high speed, low-drag assassin such as yourself would want to go SAG/SOG (special activities – special operations group) and you could triple that.
        While deployed and ‘eating snakes’ with like-minded locals, the extra per diem will keep you in fresh katana swords.

        Unfortunately, due to ISIS giving the practice a bad name, trophy skulls (or necklaces made from human ears) are no longer permitted to be removed from the battlefield, which is a shame.
        Another fine American tradition scuttled by political correctness gone mad.

  • What a disgusting man!

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Yep, I called him a thug and a criminal that wasn’t especially intelligent and only achieved the mantle of leadership in Russia because he was a ruthless opportunist but more vicious than his competition.
      Cue the uproar!

  • Canadian

    It`s like Hilarious Clintoon asking for a stop to hiding emails…

  • Bad news guys, it looks like the trail has gone cold in the search for this killer.

  • Bill Hodson

    All he is saying here is “don’t make me have to kill again”.

  • luna

    After this assassination, Snowdon decided he wants to come home as long as he’s guaranteed a fair trial.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      He is not in a position to demand much (from us) but likely fears for his very existence as his shelf life is coming to an end.
      If Putin suddenly wanted to whip up some more anti-America hysteria a (and the Russian people never seem to tire of it) then a sudden and mysterious death or disappearance of Snowden would be the perfect example of CIA plots that must be countered.
      There are precious few angels in Russia, but a seemingly endless legion of demons.

  • tom_billesley

    Someone in a BBC World Service radio interview (didn’t catch the name) likened Putin and Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov to Stalin and Sergei Mironovich Kirov.
    Stalin had Nemtsov shot then used it as a pretext for the Great Purge.
    Not an exact parallel – Kirov was a bit of a butcher himself.

  • Xavier

    We have Hillary, they have Putin.