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Commenting article: Adam Michnik: Putin’s Impunity

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.

sa-sha - 20 Mar 2014 // 12:07:14

"Adam Michnik is a Polish historian, intellectual, and former dissident"---dear Novinite, what on earth "historian", what on earth "intellectual"? Mr.Michnik is simply the old duffer. He (as well as "World Leaders" and their "honest"media) leaves aside the main: the unanimous will of the absolute majority of people. And that people want to havenothing in common with that scum, with those bandits who committed the Coup d'Etat, seized power, prohibited Russian language and, right now, carry out terror just against DISSIDENTS, against ordinary citizens of Ukraine, ethnic Russians and Juives first of all. World media (and You, dear Novinite) "do not see", "do not know" it, sure. But Crimeans DO see and DO know. And they don't want to obey. People don't want. It is People will. It is People choice. It is People voice.......Adam Michnik, You wrote, dear Novinite?

Warfou - 20 Mar 2014 // 14:38:52

Well, the so-called referendum was a bluff. Mr Putin should change his name to Putler, because what he does is exactly what happened in 1938 in Czechoslovakia - Hitler was protecting the "Sudetendeutsche" then. Sorry to say, but the Russian people believing in Russian propaganda and supporting Putin are Nazis alike.

St Dimityr Basarbovski - 20 Mar 2014 // 14:39:57

These Poles are too overrated anyway. It's a known fact they used to be imperialists in the past and even now some of them would like to steal some parts of Ukraine, Belarus, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. They even claim Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, should be Polish again (its name is Wilno in Polish).

St Dimityr Basarbovski - 20 Mar 2014 // 14:42:09

Not to mention their ultra-Catholic anti-gay fascism.

Warfou - 20 Mar 2014 // 14:58:42

You mean the anti-gay fascism of Mr. Putin - Russia is the only country in Europe who has passed laws officially depreciating homosexuals.

St Dimityr Basarbovski - 20 Mar 2014 // 15:19:06

You're probably wrong but even if it were so, they are only applying the recommendations of Polish Catholic priests which the Polish government still hasn't applied because they are afraid the West would start spanking them

Seedy - 20 Mar 2014 // 15:26:13

Sushi - since you claim to be a linguist of sorts: what is the Russki for "incomprehensible prat"....I don't suppose it's "Sa-sha", by any chance? ;)

Behemoth - 20 Mar 2014 // 16:28:54

"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"?


Huib van den Doel - 20 Mar 2014 // 17:51:24

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.

sa-sha - 21 Mar 2014 // 09:32:30

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 ;-).

Seedy - 21 Mar 2014 // 10:23:01

Slop-py - to quote Shakespeare: "Brevity is the soul of wit". Your incomprehensible muttering appears to be the "soul" of some form of insanity - or at least coprophilia, since you appear to both love it and talk it... ;)

sa-sha - 21 Mar 2014 // 13:14:06

Brevity ;-)!!!....A brief remark, Seedo-copro: I have no smallest "phil?a"/liking to "k?pros"/excrements
i.e. to the above Куче говна (Pile of excrements) and its stinking components.

warfou - 21 Mar 2014 // 15:51:23

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.

ivan pope - 22 Mar 2014 // 09:28:29


ivan pope - 22 Mar 2014 // 09:31:23

Democracy is great , however the way things are going we will be minority within muslim majority

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