Comments on: Alexander Litvinenko and Karl Marx’s stepchildren http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/26/alexander-litvinenko-and-karl-marxs-stepchildren/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LZEnglish173 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/26/alexander-litvinenko-and-karl-marxs-stepchildren/#comment-1127515 Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:48:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45946#comment-1127515 Does Lloyd really believe that the wealth of the industrialized countries depends on what Russia or other formerly Communist countries do? That seems to be what he is saying by “Now they understand how dependent the rich democracies are on them to continue to remain rich …” This is nonsense. There are plenty of practical foreign policy reasons for the UK and other nations to maintain relations with Russia despite an assassination or two, particularly since they are in a prisoners’ dilemma, with other nations willing to swoop in and take UK market share. But the idea that the west as a whole depends on Russian good will for our wealth is nonsense. Russia needs the West much more than the West needs Russia.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/26/alexander-litvinenko-and-karl-marxs-stepchildren/#comment-1127434 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:19:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45946#comment-1127434 The oligarchy made its fortune not because of their entrepreneurship but by getting Yeltsin drunken then ever and close connections to the organized crime. They know well that once outside Russia their fortunes will only shrink because they can not do business as “usual”. Once in London they are like piranhas during drought season.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/26/alexander-litvinenko-and-karl-marxs-stepchildren/#comment-1127433 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:12:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45946#comment-1127433 Any US citizen found guilty of spying for another country can get capital punishment that is what Litvinenko got. BP sold all of its US assets so only the brand will stay present.The oligarchs from non-Russian ethnicity betrayed the motherland but will lose their wealth thru paying protection a to the secret services and racket to the organized crime at the “safe heaven”.

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