Possible Commander in Chief, Donald J Trump, again gushed about how, ex-KGB agent Vladimir Putin, is a better leader than President Obama last night. I just wonder if Donald likes the idea that killing off your political opposition is a good leadership skill?
Vladimir Putin is ex KGB, he was part of the Second Chief Directorate, which was responsible for counter intelligence, and later transferred to the First Chief Directorate, where he is said to have monitored foreigners and consular officials. What is interesting about this is that the First Chief Directorate was also responsible for "Active Measures and Assassination". The KGB has always had a special interest in poisons, they even had a active medical office right in the Lubyanka, the KGB prison, where they tested poisons on their prisoners there. This is well documented.
And there have been many stories over these many years about people who opposed Putin and later ended up dead from many mysterious ways.
Here is the list of many of them.
Sergai Yushenko- 2003, gunned down in street.
Paul Klebnikova- 2004, Drive by shooting.
Alexander Tivinenko-2006, Tea poisoned with polonium 210.
Anna Politkovskaya-2006, shot twice in chest, shot once in shoulder, and shot once point blank range is head.
Karina Moskalenko- 2008, mercury poisoning.
Sergei Magnitsky- 2009 died while in police custody from severe beating and refused medical treatment.
Natalia Estemirova-2009 Kidnapped and later found dead, she worked with Anna Politkovskaya.
Stanislav Markelov and Anatasia Baburova- 2009, Markarov was gunned down in the street. When Baburova came to his aide, she also was gunned down.
Alexander Perepilichny- 2012, Collapsed outside his London mansion, traces of poisonous plant from China found in his system.
Boris Bererzovsky-2013, Escaped to Britain and later died from a suspected suicide.
Vladimir Kara-Murza- 2015, poisoned with toxic substance.
Yuri Shcekochikin, poisoned, clinical tests classified as "medical secret'.
Valery Kurochkin, liver failure after fleeing to Ukraine from Russia.
Oktai Gasonov, heart failure
Are there more?
Also, some of Mr Putin's opposition have been used in political Show Trials, much like Stalin did many years ago.
And here is the guy that Donald Trump has a continuing political Bromance with, and who wants to be President Of The United States Of America. He seems to like an ex KGB agent more than our current President and more than our current Joint Chiefs of Staff.
If that does not make you head spin then nothing will.
edited for the purpose of moving on.