Arkady Rotenberg and other pals of Putin may get reimbursed for any Western sanctions, while less favored oligarchs in the Russian billionaire club are taking a fall.
If you question the government narrative about terror attacks like the one that occurred on September 11, or believe in religious prophecies about the end times, or dispute the legitimacy of your rulers, or hold any sort of views that politicians consider “extremist,” watch out. Last week, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron told the United Nations and its largely autocratic member regimes that the perpetual terror war requires far more than just crackdowns on violence and terrorism. Now, as the terror war becomes increasingly globalized and fanatical, what Cameron described as “non-violent extremism” all over the world is in the crosshairs, too.
In yet another example of Islam's influence in the West, a U.K. KFC refused to give a native Englishman a hand wipe, claiming that the alcohol it contained could offend Muslims.
A number of people have questioned the results of Scotland's September 18 independence vote, including 90,000 signers of an online petition demanding a revote.
Russia is essentially an oligarchy, with the rich and powerful running the show. And America is increasingly becoming as centralized as Russia. Now, we are being drawn together.