To Whom It May Concern
I posted this message yesterday but it didn't show up on the list.
Perhaps the moderators thought it was not Anthroposophically
orientated. I believe it is, although the subject matter might
appear to be political.
Conspiracy watchers would do well to turn their attention to Russia,
where a number of assasinations have occurred over recent years.
The recent death of Alexander Litvinenko may appear at first to be
the work of the Russian FSB (secret police), but it has been noted by
a number of news organisations around the world (CNN, Pravda and the
BBC to name but three) that the death of this critic of Vladimir
Putin was well planned and intended to be very public. It is quite
possible that not Putin but the Russian exile Boris Berezovsky (now
known as Platon Elenin) was behind the assassination and did so to
discredit Putin. Berezovsky believes Putin will stage a coup d'etat
before handing over power in 2009; so by orchestrating this
assassination, he will have drawn world-wide attention to the
questionable nature of Putin's presidency.
The true motive as well as identity of the perpetrator is as yet
unclear. Either way, both men have been linked with previous
assassinations. What is clear however is that this is more than an
expression of infighting between Russian Oligarchs. Litvinenko was a
former FSB colonel and had inside knowledge of their operations. He
claimed that the Russian apartment bombings in September 1999 were
not the work of Chechens but were orchestrated by the FSB itself.
The apartment bombings gave rise to the Second Chechen war. They
also brought Putin to prominence. Prior to the bombings, Putin was
relatively unknown. His election three months later, based on his
reputation as a strongman, was a direct consequence of his pursuit of
If Litvinenko is right, Putin's election as president of Russia was
fraudulent. Putin, by all appearances, is a very ordinary human
being. There is little in his biography to suggest Presidential
material. Those behind him (refered to as 'siloviki') may have
chosen him because, being not altogether bright, he is easy to
What makes any of this of interest to those living outside Russia is
that this might well be the new model of democracy; choose a publicly
acceptable frontman, stage a phoney war to provide him with the
appearance of leadership, and work behind the scenes to retain power
over the masses.
- Dear "petergregory",
>I posted this message yesterday but it didn't show up on the list.Please be advised that the moderator's station, or the bridge if you
>Perhaps the moderators thought it was not Anthroposophically
>orientated. I believe it is, although the subject matter might
>appear to be political.
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For the record: Nothing is off-topic at Anthroposophy Tomorrow with
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there's no topical censorship here. The group is on autopilot, and
I'm off to the Bahamas :)