Alexie Nalvany might be dead by the time you read this. You know who he is of course. Let me remind those of you who don’t. He leads the opposition against Putin. It started out as few people but grew and grew. He wanted to run against Putin in Russia’s last election.
He was not able to this. He was charged with a crime, convicted, and barred from running because of the fake conviction. Putin picked his own candidate, the daughter of a friend, to oppose him. He won as you might expect.
Nalvany did not go away. He spoke out against Putin who planned to be president for life. Putin tried to ignore him but he was like the big fly who comes into the house buzzing around. He bothered him but not to the extent he could do any damage but just his existence was unsettling.
Putin was not used to being bothered. Then his discomfort became heightened when he saw the people of Belarus stand up against their dictator. Putin’s orderly president for life was threatened. The Belarus people for decades have suffered in silence but no longer. Eric Hoffer noted that once people have seen better times it is difficult to make them forget them.
Putin saw this. He was aware that protests were taking place across the other side of his country and in scattered other areas. He saw that Nalvany had given these protesters encouragement. He did what he does when someone aggravates him. He poisoned him.
The person before Nalvany who gained popularity was shot walking over a bridge near the Kremlin, other persons Putin did not like “fell” out windows, others had “heart attacks” in the back seats of cars, and some in and out of the country were poisoned.
Belarus is where people rose up seeking democracy. Trump offered them no support. Russia where another opposition figure was poisoned. Trump remains silent.
Remember when America supported people striving for democracy. Why did that change under Trump? Do you like Trump’s America that has become the heartland of darkness in a world craving the light of freedom.
You don’t think Russia helping Trump win in 2016 has anything to do with it, do you? I assume there is no doubt about Russia helping Trump. Mueller pointed that out but the bipartisan Senate Committee nailed it. That issue is off the table now.
We also learned from the bipartisan report that Trump’s campaign manager Manafort was a Russian agent. We knew that Jaret Kushner tried to set up in of all places the Russian embassy a hideaway to secretly communicate with Russia. We know Trump speaks secretly with Putin. No notes. No Americans can listen to it
We also know that Trump lied running for office when he said he had no business with the Russians.
Worse of all, Trump has again been silent when he knew Russia did interfere and is now again interfering in our elections. How is it not obvious he is under Putin’s thumb. Does that make you feel good? I thought you would want an American deciding what’s best for America!