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(NPR)   You thought Republicans didn't like those got-dang forreners? Well, Russia just went ahead and declared that talking to them's a treason   (npr.org ) divider line
    More: Scary, Republican, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia, President Vladimir Putin, human rights group, Federal Security Service, United Russia, Anna Chapman  
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2012-11-01 04:56:43 PM  
3 votes:
Supporters of the new law include Igor Korotchenko, a national security analyst and chairman of the public advisory council to Russia's Ministry of Defense.

Korotchenko has high praise for the American FBI, especially for its success in uncovering Russian spies such as Robert Hanson and Anna Chapman.

He says the effectiveness of America's intelligence agencies was further enhanced by the powers they were given after the 9/11 attacks.

Korotchenko says he simply wants Russia's Federal Security Service to have the same broad powers as its American counterpart.



Yikes.
2012-11-01 03:30:12 PM  
3 votes:
Hell, the Republicans have declared talking to any Americans who aren't Republican as treason
2012-11-01 05:05:04 PM  
2 votes:

kumanoki: BigNumber12: Supporters of the new law include Igor Korotchenko, a national security analyst and chairman of the public advisory council to Russia's Ministry of Defense.

Korotchenko has high praise for the American FBI, especially for its success in uncovering Russian spies such as Robert Hanson and Anna Chapman.

He says the effectiveness of America's intelligence agencies was further enhanced by the powers they were given after the 9/11 attacks.

Korotchenko says he simply wants Russia's Federal Security Service to have the same broad powers as its American counterpart.


Yikes.

I heard that this morning on the way to work.

Ain't that about a biatch?


It's BS. The FSB has far more powers before this law than the FBI ever had, even when Hoover was running things. It's standard Eastern-bloc trolling that always hooks Western left-wingers ("Look, they were inspired by us!").
2012-11-01 04:59:58 PM  
2 votes:
Russia's pioneering a new kind of not-totalitarian, but you-sure-know-who's-in-control kind of fascism.
2012-11-01 01:25:45 PM  
2 votes:
They've never really felt comfortable with the perestroika policy changes. Police never really changed their ways regarding Russians who converse with foreigners, just got a little easier on the penalties.
2012-11-01 07:37:19 PM  
1 vote:

Blue_Blazer:  

One of my favorites.


Hadn't seen it before, it is great
2012-11-01 06:11:33 PM  
1 vote:
Korotchenko has high praise for the American FBI, especially for its success in uncovering Russian spies such as Robert Hanson and Anna Chapman.

He says the effectiveness of America's intelligence agencies was further enhanced by the powers they were given after the 9/11 attacks.

Korotchenko says he simply wants Russia's Federal Security Service to have the same broad powers as its American counterpart.


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And I can haz Anna Chapman thread?

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2012-11-01 05:59:36 PM  
1 vote:
What about PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT for foreigners deemed as enemies?
2012-11-01 05:20:48 PM  
1 vote:

Lord Dimwit: So...if I'm a Russian programmer and I work on a contract for an American software company, I could in theory be guilty of high treason? Awesome.


....The proposed law expands that definition to include "giving financial, technical, consulting or other help" to foreign countries or organizations.

Yes but it's even worst...if you're Russian and if you want to donate a couple bucks to the Salvation Army or American Red Cross they could technically send you to the gulag with this law
2012-11-01 05:14:43 PM  
1 vote:
So...if I'm a Russian programmer and I work on a contract for an American software company, I could in theory be guilty of high treason? Awesome.
2012-11-01 05:14:26 PM  
1 vote:

The Irresponsible Captain: Putin is a scary man. He'd make a right-good Tea Party candidate.


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You should read yahoo news comments whenever one of these Putin photoshoots is released. Tea-Partiers agree with you.
2012-11-01 05:06:07 PM  
1 vote:
Republicans just don't like illegal immigrants. We don't have a problem with anyone else coming here.
2012-11-01 05:00:40 PM  
1 vote:
Putin is a scary man. He'd make a right-good Tea Party candidate.
2012-11-01 04:59:38 PM  
1 vote:

hdhale: Back to the USSR, not that they ever truly left.


Yup...all they did was shed the excess baggage.
2012-11-01 04:59:17 PM  
1 vote:

BigNumber12: Supporters of the new law include Igor Korotchenko, a national security analyst and chairman of the public advisory council to Russia's Ministry of Defense.

Korotchenko has high praise for the American FBI, especially for its success in uncovering Russian spies such as Robert Hanson and Anna Chapman.

He says the effectiveness of America's intelligence agencies was further enhanced by the powers they were given after the 9/11 attacks.

Korotchenko says he simply wants Russia's Federal Security Service to have the same broad powers as its American counterpart.


Yikes.


I heard that this morning on the way to work.

Ain't that about a biatch?
2012-11-01 04:57:42 PM  
1 vote:
Putin is reigning in dissidents. Those Russians that have grown up in the past decade and a half in a capitalist Russia are going to have to get used th the rules.
2012-11-01 04:56:15 PM  
1 vote:
If Russia doesn't have a czar, it will make one. Even if Putin was deposed, they would just find somebody else to grovel for.

One of the saddest failures in the history of self-rule.
2012-11-01 04:55:48 PM  
1 vote:
Oh yea, well our republicans won't be outdone, you can bet your little blue bonnet on it.

/people don't give up power voluntarily
2012-11-01 04:55:38 PM  
1 vote:
The more you tighten your grip, the more stability will slip through your fingers.
2012-11-01 04:45:21 PM  
1 vote:
In Russia that's just how they do it.
2012-11-01 03:37:15 PM  
1 vote:
Back to the USSR, not that they ever truly left.
 
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