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Russian Opposition Leader Shot and Killed – Western Media Blame Putin

1-Stuart J HooperStuart J. Hooper
21st Century Wire

This is without a doubt an incredibly dangerous development in international politics, with potentially catastrophic consequences.

Boris Nemtsov, vocal critic of Putin and leader of the Russian opposition party the Republican Party of Russia: People’s Freedom Party, has been gunned down on the streets of Moscow. He was reportedly shot four times.

This follows an increasingly outrageous series of events that have been looking to frame both Putin and Russia as enemies of the world.

We’ve heard Russia has invaded Ukraine, but now Kiev admits there are no Russian troops fighting there. The media continues to assert Russia is ‘isolated‘, yet the nation continues to make headline-worthy global deals. When simple rhetoric doesn’t work, the West exercises geopolitical tools to attack Russia in a move that could provoke a dangerous reaction.

The western-backed regime which seized power in Kiev last year – has chalked-up a devastating loss in east Ukraine this week – an international debacle which has become a huge embarrassment – not just to Kiev, but to all the foreign stakeholders including Washington DC, the EU and NATO.

Is the ‘New Cold War’ finally going hot?

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Assassinated Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, opposite President Vladimir Putin.

Australian PM, Tony Abbott, had to issue an apology to Putin and Russia for suggesting that the country was involved with the shooting down of MH17. British tabloids began spreading this angle the day after the incident.

Earlier in the week, we reported on the admission that the CIA had been involved with trying to plant evidence that would indicate Iran wanted a nuclear weapon. We also know that the U.S. government spent literally millions of dollars funding the overthrow of the Ukrainian government, leading to the chaos the country is currently experiencing. Therefore, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that the West was also involved here considering their extensive history of meddling in nations that are unwilling to bend to their hegemonic will.


SCORES OF HITS: Political assassination is nothing new.

It is possible to see this assassination being used to push for the removal of Putin on an even greater scale. The demonization of Russia is going to hit new and unprecedented levels, which may provoke a response we do not wish to be facing. The Russians are already angry enough about meddling just outside their border.

If there is one shred of physical evidence pointing to foreign meddling inside of Russia regarding this incident, after everything they have already been enduring, Putin’s response will not be pretty; albeit potentially justifiable.

There is also the possibility that this situation could roll into Ukraine 2.0, with foreign money and influence funding a violent split in Russia. Obviously, on the back of calls for a ‘democratic’, ‘legitimate’ leader ‘for the people’. This would be an incredibly unwise move. An unstable Russia means an unstable nuclear arsenal, which is the last thing an already struggling world needs to deal with. Russia is trying to lead the way to true economic development in the world, so, instead of interfering, the West should seek to support and maintain a stable Russia.

Putin gains literally nothing from this, quite the opposite. Why would you need to assassinate your opposition when you are the hottest commodity around on the political scene? He currently sits at an 86% approval rating!

A multipolar world is emerging and there was no ‘end of history‘. Political and economic interference is only delaying that inevitability, causing undue chaos and destruction throughout the world.

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Opposition politician Boris Nemtsov killed in the center of Moscow


RT

Famous Russian politician Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in the center of Moscow, according to Tass news agency.

“Boris Nemtsov was shot four times in the center of Moscow at Vasilyevsky spusk. Investigation team is working at the scene,” Tass reports siting police sources.

A law enforcement source told Interfax news agency that a white vehicle approached Nemtsov, fired the shots, and rushed away

Nemtsov’s colleague has confirmed his death.

“Unfortunately, I’m currently looking at the body of Nemtsov on the Zamoskvoretskiy bridge [nearVasilyevsky spusk],” a fellow member of his RPR-Parnas party, Ilya Yashin, confirmed to RIA Novosti.“I see the body, and a lot of police.”…

Continue reading the developing story on RT

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