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Russia's Putin signs new treason law
Yahoo/Reuters ^

Posted on 11/15/2012 7:57:39 AM PST by nuconvert

Russia introduced a new law broadening the definition of treason on Wednesday, alarming opponents who say Vladimir Putin will use it to silence his critics and that almost anyone in contact with foreigners will be at risk.

The legislation allows Russians representing international organizations to be charged with treason, as well as those working for foreign states and bodies, and expands the range of actions that can be considered treasonous.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: putin; russia; tsarvlad; vladtheembezzler

1 posted on 11/15/2012 7:57:44 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Obegone is taking notes.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 7:58:57 AM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

It’s now treason in Russia to criticize Putin’s good friend Obama.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 8:00:28 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: nuconvert

Russia is taking the same measures to protect its national interest as the US should have taken.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 8:02:41 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: madison10

Coming soon to a nation near you. I’m guessing the new world order will all sign off on this? They’ll punish or kill the “lawbreakers” first in secret until the Left gets wind of it then they’ll broadcast it on TV and take bets on who will get shots first or who’ll last the longest all while eating popcorn and laughing giddily as they watch their TV screens. Morons...


5 posted on 11/15/2012 8:04:34 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
I’m guessing the new world order will all sign off on this?

Probably not once Putin starts locking-up Russians who are working for UN approved NGO's.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 8:08:50 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hardraade

Really?


7 posted on 11/15/2012 8:09:18 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Well, you don’t see Sorors getting the run of that place. You don’t see Obama getting the upper hand either.

And Russia is the one reason Israel has survived the attempts on it by Iran and the US, the EU and the UN.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 8:24:07 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hardraade
Oh, that's brilliant. Give Obama the powers to decide that his critics are committing treason.

I truly get amazed by the small flock of Putin butt-kissers on FR. And not amazed in a good way.

9 posted on 11/15/2012 8:28:07 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Hardraade

“And Russia is the one reason Israel has survived the attempts on it by Iran and the US, the EU and the UN.”

Now I’m intrigued. Can you expand on that?


10 posted on 11/15/2012 8:29:43 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: dirtboy

Lol. If I had to choose between Putin and Obama, I’d choose Putin anyday. If I had to choose between Putin and 999 out of a thousand American pols, I’d choose Putin. I’f I had to choose between Putin and a large majority of the American electorate, I’d trust Putin.

Too bad you made such an unforgivable mess of your country.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 8:35:12 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hardraade

After the Beslan school massacre, Putin said he would get all those who were involved. And he did. Everyone who escaped was killed, as were a lot of those who supported them. Good job!


12 posted on 11/15/2012 8:40:38 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Hardraade
Let's see: Flat tax, lower per capita debt than US, values own culture and national identity...check, check, and check. Maybe it's time to say Здравствуйте Россия.
13 posted on 11/15/2012 8:41:29 AM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Stormdog

You have no doubt observed the Russian “help” given to Iran in its enrichment project.

The “help” has served at least two purposes:

1. To control what Iran actually does by sabotaging services which Iran has no other source for.

2. To keep tabs on Iranian capabilities in the position of a “trusted observer”.

A good example of the Russian play with Israel is when Russia supplied Iran with advanced air defense systems, and at the same time sent the self-destruct codes to Israel.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 8:42:47 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Enterprise
It’s now treason in Russia to criticize Putin’s good friend Obama.

Reminds me of the Cold War-era joke.

An American and a Russian were arguing about which country was better...The American started out by saying....."In my country, we can criticize the American President." The Russian then retorted, "We can do the same thing in my country as well, I too can criticize the American President."

15 posted on 11/15/2012 8:43:51 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

One of my favorites was the Russian worker who said “They pretend to pay us, we pretend to work.”


16 posted on 11/15/2012 8:47:05 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: nuconvert

It is now treasonous for a Russian government worker to go to a foreign country and be critical of the Russian rulers.

Where have I seen that type of activity lately from Americans?

Jon Caray; The Hildabeeste; Obamugabe in Germany and Egypt.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 8:47:13 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Hardraade
Russia is taking the same measures to protect its national interest as the US should have taken.

The USSR were masters at using NGOs to penetrate and disrupt their enemy's. They did a masterful job on us. Its no suprise they understand what the real intentions of these organizations are.

18 posted on 11/15/2012 8:48:54 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: nuconvert
Putin signed this law AFTER it passed both houses of the Russian Parliament, so this is not a unilateral action, it has a lot of support among Russians.

The law is aimed at UN and foreign NGO subversion and insurrection very similar in Russia as it is in the US.

Putin is Russian, and it would be logical to see him take actions to protect RUSSIAN interests. He has no duty to protect Americans or anybody else, but his enforcement against Russian traitors is liable to expose their American partners.

Putin supports Obama because Russia is a competitor to America, and Putin wants the weakest possible leader for the competition.

19 posted on 11/15/2012 8:49:43 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Hardraade
I'm re-learning RUSSIAN as fast as I can. They do not f**k around with muzzie terrorists or parasitic groups of any kind.

They experienced socialism and know it as the curse it is. We are going to find out the hard way too.

Why do you think so many marxist-hollywood producers have RUSSIAN ACCENTED villains in every movie they make?

They will never forgive the Russians for dumping Karl Marx and his dehumanizing cult of death called socialism-communism.

20 posted on 11/15/2012 9:19:52 AM PST by Huebolt (United Socialist States of Amerika. Thank you I.N.S. (Immigration - National Suicide))
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To: Hardraade

“A good example of the Russian play with Israel is when Russia supplied Iran with advanced air defense systems, and at the same time sent the self-destruct codes to Israel.”

That I did not know.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 9:41:37 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: madison10

Does this apply to foreign commies like Obama? If so, it’s a good thing he’s more flexible now.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 9:42:52 AM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Hardraade

Russia is taking the same measures to protect its national interest as the US should have taken.
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In fact their new law copies existing American legislation a lot.
Remember a scandal with a group of Russian sleepers?
Until now Russians had no legal grounds to act on a similar group working for CIA there.
Their legal treason concept was about actions of passing a classified information to foreign nation or assisting an enemy.
Being an agent of influence is not about passing any officially classified data, also Russia is not at war with US so CIA is de-jure considered a friendly organization.

On the other hand, this law is most likely to target Soros-linked NGOs in Russia.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 10:11:59 AM PST by cunning_fish
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