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Wikileaks: Putin a Murderous Mafia Thug


Alexander Litvinenko, unfortunately for the Russian regime, Litvinenko managed to cling on to life long enough to point the finger at Putin's Kremlin in a statement delivered in hospital two days before he died.

"I would like to thank many people. My doctors, nurses and hospital staff who are doing all they can for me, the British police who are pursuing my case with vigour and professionalism and are watching over me and my family.

I would like to thank the British government for taking me under their care. I am honoured to be a British citizen.

I would like to thank the British public for their messages of support and for the interest they have shown in my plight.

I thank my wife Marina, who has stood by me. My love for her and our son knows no bounds.

But as I lie here I can distinctly hear the beating of wings of the angel of death.

I may be able to give him the slip but I have to say my legs do not run as fast as I would like.

I think, therefore, that this may be the time to say one or two things to the person responsible for my present condition.

You may succeed in silencing me but that silence comes at a price. You have shown yourself to be as barbaric and ruthless as your most hostile critics have claimed.

You have shown yourself to have no respect for life, liberty or any civilised value.

You have shown yourself to be unworthy of your office, to be unworthy of the trust of civilised men and women.

You may succeed in silencing one man but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life.

May God forgive you for what you have done, not only to me but to beloved Russia and its people. "

Alexander Litvinenko
21 November 2006


President Washington warned us about getting mixed up with foreigners. We need to cut ALL ties with Russia and China, in fact, with any country that is not a clear and OBVIOUS democracy.


During President Washington's time this may have been an intelligent plan, but now it is not realistic. We either have to play the global political game or give back a lot of the power that we have as a country. I'm pretty sure the vast majority of our country would rather have the high quality of life with added risk.


Definately true. I remember in this book, I think it was 'On Killing', the author talked about how most soldiers in wars see themselves in the enemy, you know, just another man that (probably) doesn't want to be there either. He went on to say how a lot of the soldiers in the front would purposely miss(aim too high or too low) because of this.

Peace is the winning option. As long as 'You have yours and I have mine' is respected.


How do you cut ALL ties with a country in the 21st century?


A nice arugala salad with Obama and we could have avoided this whole thing. Diaper boy does slay flies on national TV though so maybe not.


You mean to tell me this isn't a good dude through and through?

Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Sharon Stone sure like him.


I got five that says they have no clue what happens in his country.


I got five says Sharon Stone doesn't know who dresses her in the morning.