Thursday, November 30, 2006


MOSCOW--This is just breaking on the news wires: former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar, who served-under President Boris Yeltsin with Vladimir Putin, has been poisoned with an unnatural substance that has yet to be identified. Gaidar began-vomiting and collapsed at a political conference in Dublin yesterday. His condition is stable in a Russian hospital. Being part of the opposition in and outside of Russia is becoming a risk to one's health. Putin has some serious answering to do. It's peculiar, but has anyone pondered the fact that this would play-into-the-hands of anyone who wanted a war in Iran? Russia has been part of a crucial-bloc on the UN Security Council in vetoing any actions against the Muslim nation, and defaming Putin on the international stage in this way would spark extremely-damaging outrage and mistrust. Bets are still on Putin, however.

Yegor Gaidar:

A Peculiar Denial:

A Timeline of Fallen Foes of the Kremlin: