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June 28, 2006

Why are we the least bad-ass?

This isn’t too bad a way to handle kidnappings either:

President Vladimir V. Putin ordered Russia’s secret services today to find and kill those who kidnapped four Russian embassy employees in Iraq and then executed them, the Kremlin announced in a statement.

“The president gave instructions to the Russian special services to take all measures for finding and destroying the criminals who committed this atrocity,” the Kremlin said, according to the official Russian Information Agency.

Of course, because it’s Russia, you can’t completely escape the crazy:

American military commanders in Iraq pledged to help find the hostages and, after their deaths, to assist in finding those who killed them. But far from finding common cause over the killings, many Russian officials, clerics, politicians and commentators have blamed the deaths on the United States and the failure of the American-led forces to provide security.

The lower house of Parliament voted today to adopt a statement that referred only to the “occupying countries” in Iraq, but blamed them for the deaths. “We believe they could have prevented the tragedy,” the statement said.

Well, to them we say ’suck it’. Had you helped us in the first place, instead of counting the Saddam bucks and trying to stay influential, perhaps Iraq would be more secure today.

Hat-tip Ren.

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Now there are two genetic reasons why no one should mess with Karol.

Posted by: Jake at June 28, 2006 at 10:55 pm

Russians don’t play that!
Before and after

Posted by: Gerard at June 29, 2006 at 1:52 am

I wouldn’t advise emulating Vladimir Putin, in any way whatsoever.

Posted by: Steve at June 29, 2006 at 10:06 am

These methods precede Putin’s acension to power by decades.
Do you know why these Pali fleabags, and their allies, e.g. Amal, Hezbollah, the PFLP, PFLP-GC, among others, never repeated the experiment of targeting Soviet interests, or citizens, kidnapping Soviet diplomats, etc…?
Because the first time they tried that USSR intelligence went out and sent them a message that they couldn’t do so without incurring massive retaliatory consequences, i.e. torture and death.
The problem with Russia is that it’s trying to desperately cling to signficance by aligning itself with forces, i.e. Red China, and its Muslim neighbors to its south, which are bent on its destruction, or intent on making it a supplicant.

Posted by: Gerard at June 29, 2006 at 12:15 pm
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