There is a long history of high-profile Russians turning up dead or seriously ill in foreign countries.
Well the Lame Stream Mediocrity has completely glossed over this statement and accompanying gesture, wherein Vlad actually gave Donny a real Adidas Telstar Mechta (dream) ball from the World Cup
Video of Putin giving Trump the ball (41 seconds)
QUESTION: For President Putin, if I could follow up as well, why should Americans and why should President Trump believe your statement that Russia did not intervene in the 2016 election, given the evidence that U.S. intelligence agencies have provided?
This my own translation of an article of the weekly news smagazin "Der Spiegel". All mistakes or comprehension twists are mine. I do not excerpt to not introduce bias by being selective.
Merkel-Besuch in Sotschi Putin im Glück = Merkel visit in Sochi - Putin in Luck
by Christiane Hoffmann - Friday, 05/18/2018 10:02 pm
Just when I gave up entirely on CNN, they have proven they really are a news agency!
In the comments to an article at Consortium News by Ray McGovern yesterday, a writer outlined some crucial points about Putin.
‘Progressive’ Journalists Jump the Shark on Russiagate
March 7, 2018 - By Ray McGovern
March 7, 2018
Not since the Nazi era have we seen a state-sponsored campaign of murderous hatred and warmongering to match the one being whipped up against Russia. Even more ominously, never before in America have government agencies (CIA, NSA, FBI, DOJ - and the overt censorship/propaganda of the "Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016") directly spread fascistic propaganda.
Scott Ritter has a great piece over at Truthdig about Putin's speech, especially the part about the Russian government's repeated efforts to engage the United States in negotiations over nuclear weapons agreements since we withdrew from the ABM Treaty. Ritter likens the efforts to Verizon's commercials in which a caller asks repeatedly, "Can you hear me now?"
A friend recently recommended that I take a look at an article by Molly McKew, "an expert on information warfare" entitled The Gerasimov Doctrine that was published by Politico last fall. The ominous subtitle of the piece is "It's Russia's new chaos theory of political warfare and it's probably being used on you." In the first paragraph McKew writes: