Oh what lazy minded crud you guys! Talk about "liberal agenda"..yes Hillary was utterly compromised...as a result there's no way anything coming from her will be anything more than a half truth I said that, but (and it's a big one), the notion that the administration responsible for the attempted ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Chechnya (don't you dare try to marginalise me again Tomski -Jesus I have enough slurs of "Trotskyist" thrown in my direction surely?-, Stalin would be proud of you re: Grossman!), and now the Tatars in Crimea somehow represents a benign oligarchy is ludicrous. This limp salad within the supposedly democratic opposition to global market domination comes about because members of its opposition (or at least those who like to posture as such), in the west/or so-called "developed" economies consistently fail to remove the beam in their own eyes. The failure to improve one's vision in this regard is a function of the very partial understanding of the degree and depth of the forces opposed to the progress of the process of democratisation. How easy it is to say "Russia" (meaning Putin), good U.S/Nato bad. The fact that the NATO alliance (and all that goes with it), is (arguably), the most #####-mongering bitch of a major international institution does not give a right-wing former KGB chief the right to cr*p all over everyone! Of-course he invests in nationalist/right wing organisations within the E.U, wouldn't you? The notion that this is somehow #FakeNews and that such should be Trumped with the application of the swift sword of liberal journalism is nauseating. The lynch pin in all this is Mercer guys....he is the key figure on both sides of the pond and to my mind it's a miracle he's still with us..get into the game and stop finding ways to excuse yourselves from doing your (civic), duty!