Adam Michnik is a Polish historian, intellectual, and former dissident. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief of Poland's leading newspaper "Gazeta Wyborcza".
By annexing Crimea, Vladimir Putin behaved like the Godfather. He told Russia and the world: either your brains or your signature will be on that contract. This policy has proved successful, though nobody knows for how long....
To warfou and Huib van den Doel : thanks that You both didn't mention the Internatianal Law. Great. As for the
rest, I qoute You:
(1)"the referendum was a bluff because many voters were imported from Russia and there weren't any INDEPENDENT international observers present"----(a) many voters from Russia? Well, a couple of names, if possible. And don't forget, please, that ALL voters were registered and ANY name can be at any moment checked by UN/ USA/EU representatives, if their wish be. What's the problem? (b) ALL International Observers were invited to "present", ALL of them, simply a FACT.
(2)"...all the "observers"...were from parties that are regarded as suspect, rightist and xenophobic (Bolen en Cie, for instance)"---any FACT about, say, that very "Bolen en Cie", OK?
I do not "spit" on the Crimean people. I just say that the referendum was a bluff because many voters were imported from Russia and there weren't any INDEPENDENT international observers present, only those paid by Putin. What regards the credibility of these international observers I can only say that they included one Polish guy, Mateusz Piskorski who was even designated by Russians to lead the "independent observers' commission". This guy is a "Samoobrona" party member, which party is similar to the Bulgarian "Ataka" (aren't they financed from the same source, are they?). He is also "director of international institute for geopolitical issues", a body whose reputation is even not as big as its name, located in a small private flat in Warsaw, and believed to be sponsored by Russian secret service. Piskorski is completely unknown in Poland, and the Samoobrona has less than 0,5 % of votes. So, that is why I say the referendum was a bluff, dear sushi.
To Seedy: not bad, on the whole, "incomprehensible prat" especially, since it - in MY Russian equivalent - does fully describe the unholy, or, better to say, the malodorous trinity: "Сиди" (Seedy)+ "хуй-б-ал-бес"(Huib...) +
"Бздила гороховая" (Beh...), in summary it gives: "Куча говна" [Купчина лайна]. Taking into account Your
linguistic talent, You will learn it by heart easily: Seedy-Куча говна. I "forgot" Warfou since that pedrillo spits on the entire people of Crimea but he can't swim, I'm afraid ;-).
Probably the only country in Europe (?) that conforms to the usual description of a fascist state is Russia: the cult of the leader (see him entering the room under the hollering: "Vladimir Vladimirowitsj Putin") lack of democracy, judiciary under the control of the executive, extreme nationalism and xenophobia, repression of minorities, ethnic or otherwise.
"Not to mention their ultra-Catholic anti-gay fascism"
Well, we all know why YOU are so concerned about this "anti-gay fascism"...It cannot be the "fascism part", because your writing is clearly 100% fascist propaganda. Maybe you are a closet..."back-scrubber"?
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