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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Vladimir Putin will be a victim of mortality

Vladimir Putin is now preventing the public from learning about Russian military deaths. He says the deaths are state secrets.  Well doubt the families of the dead will buy into that for very long.

So, how long can Putin get away with preventing his military from informing families about the circumstances of their relatives deaths and not suffere the consequences of an assassination himself? 

Evil Putin simply can't continue to hide deaths of his military, while, at the same time, continuing to murder anyone who is his adversary.

One fact President Putin must face.  He is mortal.  It's impossible for him to live forever.

Undoubtedly, given Putin's ability to kill everyone he dislikes plus hide his nation's military deaths from the public.....means his own mortality must be at risk.  His paranoid behavior is self serving and also life shortening. 

I don't know to communicate in Russian but "what goes around comes around" must be translated somewhere among the language's proverbs.  

(CNN)For years, the tally of Russian troops who died at war has been a state secret. Now, President Vladimir Putin says his government won't reveal the number of military deaths during peacetime either.

A new presidential decree puts Russia's military losses "in peacetime during special operations" on the country's list of state secrets alongside "information disclosing losses in manpower in wartime," Russia's state-run TASS news agency reported Thursday.

Critics of the Kremlin were quick to tie the move to the simmering conflict in Ukraine.

"Not only is this decree a blatant attack on freedom of expression, it also has sinister undertones that will intensify speculation President Putin has something to hide -- specifically losses incurred by Russia's military in Ukraine," John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International's Europe and Central Asia Director, said in a statement.

Russia has repeatedly denied it's sending troops into the neighboring country amid reports that its soldiers are once again amassing along the border.

And on Thursday, a Kremlin spokesman dismissed any connection between Putin's decree and the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the move "reflected the general need to protect Russia's national interests," Russia's state-run Sputnik News website reported. Asked whether Putin intended to authorize special military operations in Ukraine, Peskov said the Russian President "is not contemplating this possibility."

The Kremlin admits that Russians fight alongside separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, but says that they do so as volunteers.

But "Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin's War in Ukraine," a report published Thursday by the Washington-based Atlantic Council think tank, says "overwhelming and indisputable" evidence shows Russia's involvement in the fighting.

"Russian citizens and soldiers are fighting and dying in a war of their government's own making," the report says, citing satellite images and open source materials as proof.

Incredulously, there's another dismal report about
Russia using mobile crematoriums to burn dead soldiers?
CNN's Alla Eshchenko, Nick Paton Walsh, Jack Maddox and Matthew Chance contributed to this report.



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