Monday, January 5, 2015

Meet Alexei Navalny: The U.S. State Department's inside man for 'regime change' in Russia --

In recent months it's come to light that the U.S. government and allied Western powers have arrayed all of their economic, social, political, martial, and propagandizing forces against Russia and the leadership of its president, Vladimir Putin. Some of the policies, strategies and approaches towards destabilizing Russia are out in the open. Some less so. But this is where it gets most interesting. For while it was fairly easy to spot some of the aggression aimed at Russia from without, seeing it occur even more covertly from within is another story. Which brings us to some recent news.

The western media is now carrying the story of a protest on the streets of Manezh Square in Moscow which occurred on Tuesday, December 30th. At the center of the rally was Alexei Navalny, self-proclaimed "anti-corruption" blogger and head of the largest opposition movement of the leadership of Vladimir Putin and his administration in Russia. Navalny was just convicted of defrauding a cosmetics company of about $440,000 and given a suspended sentence of 3 1/2 years. Relating to the same case, his brother, Oleg, will be sent to prison for the same period of time. In 2013, Alexei Navalny was also tried and convicted of embezzling over $500,000 from the state-owned timber company Kirovles, where Navalny worked as a volunteer in 2009.

Even though Navalny, a lawyer and activist, was meant to be under house arrest for the prior case, he arrived at the rally to decry his brother's sentence and to speak out against the Putin government which, Navalny asserts, had political motivations for prosecuting the brothers.

As could be expected, there were pro-government protestors on the scene countering the anti-government protestors who could be heard echoing Navalny's sentiments given in prior public speeches and blog posts: "We are the power!" and "Russia without Putin!" Addressing the notion that the Navalny cases were politically motivated, President Putin's past comments have been interesting: "There should be no illusions like when someone is calling for everyone to catch a thief, giving this person a license to steal. But this also does not mean that someone whose views differ from those of the authorities must be put on trial and dragged to prison."

Putin minces no words here, but there is more to the story that Putin, perhaps strategically, has chosen to leave out from his public comments on the cases involving Navalny.

Beneath the surface controversy of Alexei Navalny's relative guilt and improprieties, and the likelihood of him being a 'pot calling the kettle black' - and that there may be a political game of cat and mouse going on, there are some deeper questions about who Navalny is, what he's actually doing, and who's backing him. After all, he's head of the largest opposition movement in Russia at what is a most critical time in the country's history. And in politics, most things don't happen by accident.

Complete story at - Meet Alexei Navalny: The U.S. State Department's inside man for 'regime change' in Russia -- Puppet Masters --

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