PREDICTABLY, mainstream media describes murdered Russian politician, Boris Nemtsov, as ‘Putin’s opposition.’
Really? In election terms the playboy oligarch was less popular than Screaming Lord Sutch’s Monster Raving Loony Party.
At least the latter gathered enough votes to gain seats. I doubt President Putin, with a popularity rating of 86 per cent, lost much sleep over such a ‘threat.’
Half a Prime Minister David Cameron has the gall to demand Russia hold a transparent investigation into the murder. Would this be the same Etonian who hides from view a score or more inquiries? These include the murder of government weapons expert, Dr David Kelly, institutionalised paedophilia, and lies told to get Britain into America’s various conflicts.
Between 1970 and 2013 there have been 758 assassinations worldwide of which only 8 per cent occurred in Russia, the world’s largest country. The US is well ahead in the ‘Assassination of Political Inconveniences’ League.
Since 1865 more American heads of state have been assassinated than in any other country. Abraham Lincoln (1865), James A. Garfield (1882), William McKinley (1901), John F. Kennedy (1963). The latter almost certainly by the CIA.
There were attempted assassinations of Franklin D Roosevelt in Miami on February 15 1933, Theodore Roosevelt, wounded in 1912, and President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
In November 1950 Puerto Rican nationalists sought to murder President Harry S. Truman in a shoot-out.
During and following World War Two there was a wave of convenient ‘suicides’ throughout the US. Harry Dexter White, Stephen Duggan and former US Ambassador to Britain John G Winant.
General George S. Patton died when the Jeep he was travelling in was ‘accidentally’ rammed. The outspoken critic of President Truman’s regime had earlier written to his wife and predicted he would not be coming home.
Another US policy critic, US First Secretary of Defence James Forrestal. Diagnosed as being ‘deeply depressed’ he was placed in an upper floor room of a Washington hospital.
On May 22, 1949 he ‘fell’ from its open window. Why was a man in such a state not given a ground floor room with a sealed window?
William Colby, a former CIA Director, spilled the beans. He should have taken the Edward Snowden route to Russia. Soon afterwards, Colby died in a mysterious boating ‘accident.’
As recently reported in EWN, over 40 high profile Western bankers have recently died under suspicious circumstances. The EU records more assassinations than does Russia; trying to catch up with the US perhaps?
This might be a good time to remember that of late, no less than 12 notable US political figures have been murdered or been discovered dead under suspicious circumstances.
These include Senators, Congressmen, Federal Prosecutors, a Federal Judge, a State Governor; all died after their questioning corruption or corporate malpractice. Name and shame: perhaps another time if I am still here to tell dead men’s tales.