HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Boris Nemtsov, Putin Foe,...

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 09:44 AM

Boris Nemtsov, Putin Foe, Is Shot Dead in Shadow of Kremlin

Boris Nemtsov, Putin Foe, Is Shot Dead in Shadow of Kremlin

MOSCOW ó Boris Y. Nemtsov, a prominent Russian opposition leader and former first deputy prime minister, was shot dead Friday evening in central Moscow in the highest-profile assassination in Russia during the tenure of President Vladimir V. Putin.

The shooting, on a bridge near Red Square, under the towering domes of St. Basilís Cathedral, ended Mr. Nemtsovís two-decade career as a champion of democratic reforms, beginning in the wake of the Soviet Unionís collapse in 1991, and just days before he was to lead a rally to protest the war in Ukraine.

Mr. Putin condemned the killing, the Kremlin said, and Mr. Putinís spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, said the president would personally lead the investigation.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/world/europe/boris-nemtsov-russian-opposition-leader-is-shot-dead.html?smid=tw-bna&_r=0


uh huh

11 replies, 2126 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 09:47 AM

1. Let's see what comes out of this investigation.

The investigations into the Syria Gouta chemical attack, Maidan Square snipers and shooting down of MH17 didn't seem to go anywhere.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 09:50 AM

2. His investigation will pin it on Sergei Magnitsky

If a court could convict the man after his death, hey, why not this?

Case closed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:04 AM

3. Anyone who doesn't believe Putin is behind this, is only fooling him/herself. That corrupt dictator

who steals from the Russian people, who has amassed a whopping $200 BILLION dollar fortune for himself (under different names, as reported by a Dutch broker who worked with a Russian attorney - who was killed - on Dutch news yesterday - I LOVE the Internet!) is turning Russia back into his beloved USSR.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:13 AM

5. Anyone who jumps to knee jerk conclusions and doesn't wait for the facts is relying on bias.

This happens time and again with all big news stories.

What's worse is that the full story of many of these events is never revealed or revealed much later.

We still don't have the whole story behind 9/11, the Syrian Ghouta chemical attack, the Maidan Square snipers, the shooting down of MH17 etc.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CJCRANE (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:19 AM

6. Knee jerk conclusions? Are you actually defending Putin??

With his corrupt background that ties him in with so many deaths and "random" executions of people who dare speak against him while he controls Russia with an iron fist and has even gone so far as to annex a sovereign country, you'd still want to give this p.o.s. the benefit of the doubt??

Wow.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:22 AM

7. Have you read the full 9/11 report? Have you read the Maidan Square report? The MH17 report?

Probably not, because they haven't been released.

I'm not defending Putin.

I'm defending the principle of waiting for the facts instead of joining the bandwagon.

The same as I did before the Iraq War when we on DU were accused of being traitors and Saddam-lovers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CJCRANE (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:37 AM

10. Waiting for the facts in cases as enormous as the ones you've pointed out, is wishful thinking

at best, willful gullibility at worst.

Do you actually think people in positions of power who are able to get away with large-scale events like those, are EVER going to allow the cold hard facts to be made public?

You probably still believe that the Vietnam war was about fighting Communism, too, don't you? Or that any American war that was started was just to help spread democracy around the globe or to defend the United States from potential enemies.

I'm sorry, but I stopped believing in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny when I turned five years old.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:22 AM

8. Russian history makes Game of Thrones look like Mr Rogers Neighborhood

There are rivalries within the Putin rivals, it's not one group against Putin it's everyone for themselves.

Thinking like a Russian rival to Putin it makes some sense, make Putin look (even more) horrible, stifle your fellow rivals who weren't shot but will now be much more cautious, get rid of one fellow rival completely and clear the decks for further maneuvering on your own part less impeded by fellow rivals.

Putin would have been a little more subtle about it in my view, he's by no means stupid and he has to know how bad this makes him look and even to Putin appearances have at least some value.


On the other hand there is this..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Fumesucker (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:23 AM

9. Pahahaha

 

I love that picture.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NuclearDem (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:44 AM

11. Google Putin memes

There are a lot of them and some are really funny..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:11 AM

4. Robert Parry will get to the bottom of this Ukrainian Neo-Nazi plot.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread