To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Donna Lee Nardo
O.K., correction: Putin was the former head of the FSB from July 1998 to August 1999. Same difference. In fact Putin once said that "there was no such thing as a former KGB man."
Well, that is like saying once a Marine, always a Marine, or once Special Forces, always Special Forces. Obviously, that means little once you have been out for some time.
Putin "ran" the FSB for a little over a year after Yeltsin brought him in from St. Petersburg. He resigned from the KGB during the 1991 coup. Yeltsin put him in charge of the FSB to make some changes. Why? Because Putin belonged to the part of the KGB that later became the SVR. Therefore, he would have less qualms firing or forcing into retirement FSB guys since they did not come from the foreign intel branch like Putin. It was not a popular move with FSB types to say the least.
posted on 11/21/2006 11:13:54 AM PST
(Jesus on Immigration, John 10:1)
To: GarySpFc; Thunder90; Convert from ECUSA; Tailgunner Joe; reagan_fanatic; SeeSalt; EagleUSA; ...
I posted this thread regarding Putin, the one you have the nerve to continuously defend and promote on FR.
If you believe your non-stop pro-Putin propaganda on FR will not be challenged think again - 'comrade'.
People on FR should know the dirty game you're playing.
Who will KGB Putin have murdered next?
posted on 11/22/2006 2:33:17 AM PST
by M. Espinola
(Freedom is never free)
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