Putin Using Terror For His Ongoing Agenda?

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  1. Annie
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    More than likely; he has been trying to centralize the government. It's a really long post, with some excellent links. Very depressing however:

    http://themoderatevoice.typepad.com/blog/2004/09/the_draconian_s.html

     
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    wow

    not surprising but still.
     
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    For anyone that's been following what he's done with newspapers, television, etc., not surprising. Still it's very sad.
     
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    well, maybe there will be a backlash somehow. let's hope.
     
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    U.S.S.R., anyone?
     
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    so we can applaud a clampdown in the US to fight terror, but not in russia? :wtf:
     
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    DK, apples and oranges. Last I saw Dan Rather was on the News last night, no one speaks of the government taking him out. The electoral system is not under attack, (oh unless you're referring to the attempted 'wide intentions' of the gop to deny the blacks their right to vote?)
     
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    It's the Russian version of the Patriot Act, I think.
     
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    Not even close, in form or substance.
     
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    good point, I should have added the exemption to the press in my statement. I was referring more to the clampdown upon us, as citizens.
     

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