I think even Donald Trump is smart enough to realize what his fate is if he gets on that plane to Russia.
A suspect ? Not the Russia I know
If only… you know Putin would keep him alive/happy/with a large soap box to shout how he’s “the legitimate president of the US but in ‘exile’”. Not so much in any hopes of actually putting him back in power but just to stir the pot.
Accidental death, Russian Style. Nothing to see here, people. He just fell off a building, onto some knives.
Guess it depends on whether he can keep up the enthusiasm from abroad, not sure if he’d want to risk that.
Are they developing a vaccine for stabby-falls? It seems to be contagious.
The suspect denied that he had stabbed Kagansky and claimed that the scientist had wounded himself,
“Is tragic. He fell on knife 7 times. Then he fell out window. For smart man, he is very clumsy.”
So did he foolishly warn them that he was going to tell some (western) media that the Russian vaccine ‘Спутник V’ was about as effective against covid as vodka? Why do the heirs of the KGB really believe that these overt tacky assassinations are still necessary? “oa! we have limited bullet budget!” (we now believe that the novachok was placed in Navalny’s underwear ‘near the crotch’ (still trying to find what the Russian for ‘crotch’ is)) -sigh-
I’d like to start this post with a defenestration joke, and if I think of one I’ll come back and edit the post to add it in.
But the crux of my post is that deaths like this seem like they must be about sending a message, because otherwise it’s more credibly deniable to just make the person disappear, right?
Vlad the Impaler?
don’t they usually have a heart attack first and then fall out the window? i seem to recall that’s how people unexpectedly die in Russia these days
I think the cult’s saint being in exile will only feed their fervor and violence.
But will he start to seem like a loser to them?
A martyr, just like them, a victim of the evil government.
If there’s a way for them to funnel money to him… I think he’d be happy with it.
Plus I’m pretty sure it’s all part of the “Becoming a banana republic” package.
I wonder if MAGA types will prefer the Russian Vaccine™ despite believing that COVID19 is a hoax.
Does Putin have to be behind everything?
As Freud said, sometimes a murder is just a murder.
Seems to be a theme here and I don’t think it has to do with improper window design in Russia.