Friday 21 June 2024

Putin, the man who murders journalists

Screenshot from video below.

Although it has not been proved beyond reasonable doubt that Putin murders journalist in 2006, I refuse to say that murder of Anna Politkovskaya by Putin is an allegation. He has murdered so many detractors that we in the West have lost count. The murders are never investigated. And she was criticising him well before his invasion of Ukraine. She would have had more ammunition to criticise him if she had lived to report on the Ukraine war.

She was killed 2 days after writing these words, on 7th October 2006, taken from a Twitter feed:

"This is what she thought of Putin, based on her long-term observations of the Russian dictator. What reasons do I have to dislike Putin? 

There are many. 
  • First, his artlessness, which is worse than theft. 
  • His cynicism and racism. 
  • His endless war and lies. 
  • The gassing at “Nord-Ost.” 
  • The corpses of innocent victims, accompanying his entire first term. Those are corpses which could have been avoided. 
I often wonder if Putin is human at all, or a frozen or iron statue. I wonder and can’t find confirmation that he is a human being. 

Putin, having accidentally received enormous power into his hands, administered it to catastrophic consequences for Russia. And I do not like him, because he does not like people. He can’t stand us. He despises us. He believes that we are a means for him only, a means to achieve his own personal power goals. 

Therefore, he can do anything he wishes to us, plays with us as he pleases, destroys us, if he wishes. For him, we are nobody. And he, having accidentally scrambled to the top, is now a king and a god, whom everybody should worship and fear. 

Putin has propped up his rule solely on the clay struts of the oligarchy – ordinary people did not find a place for themselves in this scheme. He is friends with some oligarchs, and fights with others, and it is this that we call supreme State Administration, when billionaires who have divided oil and gas reserves among themselves, have ultimate importance. 

Why do I dislike Putin? For the years that pass by. This summer it will be five years since the second Chechen war was initiated for the sake of Putin’s first ascension to presidency, and it is still ongoing. Putin’s style of politics displays deep personal resentment. 

Putin has many times publicly demonstrated that he fundamentally does not understand the purpose of a debate, especially a political debate. According to Putin, a discussion between a superior and his subordinates should not be possible."

RIP this brave lady. Great courage. She must have known that it was likely that she'd be murdered. But it did not stop her. She was probably tired of living a country managed by a murdering, warmongering, psychopathic tyrant.

"Since 1992, since CPJ began compiling the Global Impunity Index, 58 Russian journalists have died, 38 of them killed as a direct result of their professional activities."

'CPJ' refers to the Committee to Protect Journalists

P.S. please forgive the occasional typo. These articles are written at breakneck speed using Dragon Dictate. I have to prepare them in around 20 mins.

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