Sunday, 1 March 2015

Putin is Bad, not Mad

The Speccie spoils an otherwise excellent piece by Marina Kim with the strapline 'Putin may be mad – but not mad enough to have had Boris Nemtsov killed'. Frankly, I don't think Putin is in the least mad. He's ruthless, he's a killer, maybe even gifted with that cool psychopathy that marks a host of great military and national leaders - including British ones. But not mad in the meaning of mad-insane rather than mad-a good laugh. He's deeply patriotic and prepared to ride roughshod over international law for Russia's sake - but then so is the USA. He believes the trappings of State enhance the status of the nation - but then so do the British. And he imposes a requirement for domestic discipline and obedience that has the Hun panting in jealousy. All of this makes him Bad, not Mad.

I'm no expert on either contract killings or State assassinations, but a killer who fired seven shots only four of which hit the victim and only one of which, to the heart, was fatal seems to me to be a lucky try rather than the work of a professional. I suspect that if Putin had killed Nemtsov his method would have been more subtle and with at least an element of deniability.

The long-legged 23-year old Ukrainian 'model' with him at the time may help shed light on the assassination. No doubt her mobile phone records will be of great interest to the Russian authorities.

9 comments:

oldrightie said...

The long legged model is suddenly his girlfriend. Weird how Western prpaganda works. Also it is mooted an international investigation should be held. As if the West would do that in similsr straits. Pathetic spin.

Mike Spilligan said...

You're quite right, Raedwald, in that if Putin was responsible he would have several more, less dramatic methods to use. Yet the gullibility of most msm commenters has been clearly shown in their simplistic reactions - Putin: guilty.
Paraphrasing what I said elsewhere (and remembering that even Russian politicians have private lives) - Who? any one of a dozen: Motive? perm any three from nine.

the moon is a balloon said...

Maybe, And maybe it takes a professional to look like an amateur.

Anonymous said...

Well having failed to indict Putin with the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight, here comes another piece of CIA bullshit.

Who the hell wants a war with Russia? The Chinese and the yanks maybe, but why so the Europeans?

Cascadian said...

As befits most newspapers these days, there is no news here just out-and-out speculation produced by a woman who fifty years ago would be nattering similar trivialities to her neighbour over the backyard fence.

Not worthy of any serious comment.

Dave_G said...

It's quite obvious that there is a push for war with Russia - and equally obvious that it isn't Russia doing (all) the pushing.

EU expansionism; corruption of the democratic process in the Ukraine government; refusal to acknowledge the democratically voted-for Crimea annexation; false blame assertions for MH17 downing; monetary sanctions and now a murder that could easily have been at the instigation of external factions.

Look at the backlash that has happened in Russia today - Putin wouldn't (IMHO) have his opponent shot in this openly negative and reactive manner. Before these events I doubt whether anyone in the West knew about Putins opposition - but they certainly do now!

Far too many pointers towards 'manipulation' of events to make Russia out to be the 'enemy' but, where war is concerned when did the truth actually count?

mikebravo said...

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/02/27/nemtsovs-assassination-propaganda-attack-putin/

says it all really.

john miller said...

The long -legged girlfriend planted by Putin poisoned Nemtsov and used the nutty gunman as deniability cover...

Thud said...

Putin lovers out again I see...what a surprise.Isn't it possible that he has in this place become complacent or maybe a case of rid me of a troublesome priest?