April 7, 2014
Russia: Poison State Running on Dirty Cash
Heather Mallick, Toronto Star
The Associated Press
The Russian Federation is an East Germany writ large, and it is difficult for us to grasp the horror of the ordinary citizen trapped inside it. The only way to threaten Putin’s “government” is to go after its Achilles heel, its assets in the West. We could freeze bank accounts, refuse foreign travel to “diplomats” and oligarchs and their staff and seize the mansions they use as insurance. All we can do is cut off their escape route, trap them in their own hell.