Day: July 19, 2007

An “adequate” response

Via the BBC:

Foreign ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said co-operation in counter terrorism would no longer be possible.

For at least the past five years Russia has been doing all that it can to increase the threat of terrorism to Britain’s shores, one of the most recent instances being the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. An “adequate” response indeed.

“We wanted to build a democratic state”

 death of a dissident

“We wanted to build a democratic, secular, pro-Western Muslim state, something along the lines of Turkey, and eventually join NATO,” Zakayev explained, “but then all of a sudden, all these Wahhabi appeared, with stacks of money, and started preaching a totally foreign brand of Islam. How do you think they got there? Through Moscow – they all had Russian visas!”

From Death of a Dissident, The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB, by Alex Goldfarb with Marina Litvinenko,Simon and Schuster UK, 2007.