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“MOSCOW—Russian billionaire tycoon and Nets basketball team owner Mikhail Prokhorov Monday said he will run against Vladimir Putin in next year’s presidential election.” ~ WSJ
The next year is going to be intense. The neocons will want to intervene in Russia in every way imaginable — crying “anti-Semitism,” “election tampering,” and you name it. I wouldn’t be surprised if some call for boycotts of Russia demanding “fair elections.” Some will probably decry Putin as the next Hitler. (After all, in neocon time it’s always 1939.)
It seems that Putin’s major sin is that he isn’t a globalist: he booted out the Russian oligarchs (Prokhorov’s buddies) who were looting Russia, secured Russia’s borders, deported illegal immigrants, put the interests of Europe before Israel (but not supporting the creation of a Muslim state, Kosovo, in Europe), introduced Christian prayer into Russian schools, and, in short, pursued policies that were in the general interest of Russians. How dare he!