|Boris Nemtsov, murdered on the streets of Moscow.|
That Putin almost immediately announced he would be "taking over" the investigation is in itself damning. I doubt there will ever be an believable resolution to yet another Russian tragedy. The only things that are certain is that both the Kremlin and Washington will do their best to exploit the event to their best advantage and more innocent people will die for Russia's latest cult of personality.
Slavery, degradation and subservience has always been the "normal" human condition. The interludes of freedom and self determination have been the exception and all to brief. Both East and West are in a state of deterioration, both economically and politically. We will be lucky, very lucky, if the world does not blunder its way into a global conflagration. The stench of 1914 burns in my nostrils.