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United Russia Duma Deputy Calls For Kidnaping NATO Ministers Visiting Kyiv – OpEd

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In another sign that Russia is becoming a terrorist state, The Forbidden Opinion telegram channel says, Oleg Morozov, a United Russia Duma deputy, has called for Russian operatives to seize any NATO minister visiting Kyiv and then try such people in Moscow for delivering arms to Ukraine.

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The channel reports that when Morozov made this proposal on Moscow television, the audience erupted with applause, an indication that what he was calling for may enjoy support not only from the ruling party of which he is a member but also from within the Russian population (t.me/TheForbiddenOpinion/6293 reposted at  kasparov.ru/material.php?id=6296FA610DEBC).

As The Forbidden Opinion puts it, “Putin’s Russian Federation is rapidly mutating into an openly terrorist state, a kind of Islamic State with a nuclear button where radical Islam is replaced by the ideology of ‘eternal Putinism.’” The airing of comments like Morozov’s both reflect and are promoting a dangerous “new normal” in Russia.

If this continues, the channel says, soon United Russia Duma deputies will begin to call for “terrorist attacks on European cities and propagandists will justify the cutting off of the heads of ‘Russophobes’ and ‘Nazis.’” In sum, “reality is surpassing even the most terrible forecasts” of only months ago.

The Putin regime has created a monster which “has already killed tens of thousands of innocent people.” If this monster and the regime that sponsors it is not destroyed “in the very near future,” the number of its victims will grow to encompass “hundreds of thousands or even millions of people.”

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Paul Goble

Paul Goble is a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious questions in Eurasia. Most recently, he was director of research and publications at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. Earlier, he served as vice dean for the social sciences and humanities at Audentes University in Tallinn and a senior research associate at the EuroCollege of the University of Tartu in Estonia. He has served in various capacities in the U.S. State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the International Broadcasting Bureau as well as at the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Mr. Goble maintains the Window on Eurasia blog and can be contacted directly at [email protected] .

One thought on “United Russia Duma Deputy Calls For Kidnaping NATO Ministers Visiting Kyiv – OpEd

  • June 19, 2022 at 3:34 am
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    The article confirms what I have already found out regarding russia rating in the global corruption index, which is 136. For comparison China’s corruption rating is 66. Most western countries are within the top 20 for least corrupt countries.

    The “special operation” named by Putin, does not have authorisation from the UN, so it is not a special operation and is in fact an unwarranted war on ukraine.

    The sense of entitlement that Russia has displayed including the unwarranted invasion of ukraine, under the guise of protecting its security, is astonishing from Russia that has a smaller economy than South Korea. The best guess is that Putin works in a bubble, where he is surrounded by goose stepping guards in fancy military dress from two centuries ago.

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