When the Left complains about Russian “collusion” maybe they should take a harder look at the Putin ordered “clean up” operation that seems to be going on all across the globe. Putin is not a nice guy. He is singularly focused on retaining power and making Russia a player in global events. For that I do not fault him, we do the same thing. However, his methods are a bit more 007’ish than ours.
PJ Media has a short article linking to a much longer detailed article from Buzz Feed.
Why is the U.S. government covering up the murder of a formerly close Putin crony in Washington, D.C., in November of 2015?
Mikhail Lesin was a Russian media czar who, at one time, was in Vladimir Putin’s inner circle of advisers. He created the Russian media company Russia Today (RT) and gathered enormous power while head of the media ministry.
He moved to the U.S., purchasing several properties in California and, along with his grown children, lived a life of luxury.
But on November 5, 2015, Lesin was found dead in his Washington, D.C., hotel room. And that’s where the coverup began.
Many of the details are still not clear. But a year-long investigation by the FBI and D.C. police finally yielded an answer. Lesin died as a result of several falls in his room brought about by excess drinking.
And if you believe that one, I’ve got a bridge over the Chicago River I’d like to sell you.
According to BuzzFeed, 18 former and current FBI and intelligence officials say that Lesin was brutally beaten and murdered — almost certainly by Russian intelligence. They discovered that the Justice Department paid for Lesin’s hotel room and that he had an interview scheduled the next day with DoJ.
That seems to happen far too frequently. Somebody wants to talk, somebody “kills themselves” by falling down on their fists repeatedly until dead. Or jumping out a small window, or dying of a heart attack, while in perfect health, etc.
I’m not a fan of Buzz Feed, but they have linked to a number of mainstream articles from reputable papers. One in particular caught my attention. When the Brits discovered an assassination plot and actually intercepted the armed Chechen hit man heading to the target. Instead of making the arrest, they just disarmed him and put him on a plane back to Russia.
How is that right?
What is going on? I think the USA and the Brits (and others) are stepping out of the way as Putin cleans up his detractors and opposition. If he’s doing it inside Russia we can complain but not do much about it. But Putin is doing it here and in Britain and it appears our leaders have decided to not challenge him. That’s a bad idea. Because if he does it and gets away with it, he’ll do it again. Who would want to come forward and tell the truth if this is the outcome?
I was a big fan of Tom Clancey and the escapades of his hit man “John Clark.” However, this is real life and people are dying because they oppose a world leader who figures ways to solve a problem including poison and beating someone to death.
Our side doesn’t seem to mind, which is really weird.
Then again, it is not unusual of us right?
Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week.
He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50.
The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide” by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was outspoken on the criminal activities of the Clinton Foundation.
Eberwein was a fierce critic of the Clinton Foundation’s activities in the Caribbean island, where he served as director general of the government’s economic development agency, Fonds d’assistance économique et social, for three years. “The Clinton Foundation, they are criminals, they are thieves, they are liars, they are a disgrace,” Eberwein said at a protest outside the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Manhattan last year. Eberwein was due to appear on Tuesday before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission where he was widely expected to testify that the Clinton Foundation misappropriated Haiti earthquake donations from international donors. But this “suicide” gets even more disturbing…
Eberwein was only 50-years-old and reportedly told acquaintances he feared for his life because of his fierce criticism of the Clinton Foundation. His close friends and business partners were taken aback by the idea he may have committed suicide. “It’s really shocking,” said friend Gilbert Bailly. “We grew up together; he was like family.”
During and after his government tenure, Eberwein faced allegations of fraud and corruption on how the agency he headed administered funds. Among the issues was FAES’ oversight of the shoddy construction of several schools built after Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. But, according to Eberwein, it was the Clinton Foundation who was deeply in the wrong – and he intended to testify and prove it on Tuesday.
But he is dead, and nothing changes.