Paul R. Gregory's writings on Russia, the world economy, and other matters that he finds of interest.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Smoking Guns: Russian Separatists Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH17
With respect to Putin, there are two interpretations: One is that he controls Russia almost single handedly with his noted vertical of power. If so, he must be held personally responsible for what his agents did. The second interpretation is that Russia is falling apart as mercenaries move themselves and heavy military equipment at will within Russia and across its borders.
Neither places Mr. Putin in an exactly favorable light. Let’s see how he squirms out of this.