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Putin did not "crack down on the oil industry's bloodsuckers" - he replaced them with his pal bloodsuckers, incompetent ones at that, and he destroyed whatever was left of Russian democracy.

Oh, and he got a few tens of thousand of Chechens massacred, and he doesn't control the Red Army.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Nov 18th, 2005 at 12:19:14 PM EST
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And he handled the Moscow theatre and Beslan School hostage situations incompetently if not criminally. Not to speak of using the Moscow apartment building and underground station bombings to crack down on civil liberties.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 18th, 2005 at 12:27:08 PM EST
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