Me thinks there is something rotten in the state of Russia when security forces in the Ukraine and Russia suddenly uncover a plot to kill Vladimir Putin. Thousands are protesting the election of Putin as the next president, and out of the blue comes news that some Islamist fanatics seek to kill the beloved leader of the country. Perhaps, there is a plot or, perhaps there is a plot by the Russian police to create a threat in order to arouse hatred toward Muslims and portray Putin as the man who protects the nation.
Security forces found two men in Odessa who blew up an apartment, one died and the other confessed his desire to establish an Islamist state in areas of Russia which are mainly Muslim. “Our final goal was to go to Moscow and attempt to assasinate Putin.” I have a hunch, Vladimir does not have to worry about these two inept bunglers.