U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton condemning the ruling of the second conviction of jailed oil and gas tycoon Mikhail Khodokovsky, saying that it raised “serious questions about selective prosecution and about the rule of law being overshadowed by political considerations.”
Mr Khodorkovsky is a billionaire who posed a challenge to Vladimir Putin during his presidency. So in many ways this conviction seen as personal.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday fired back at U.S. and European criticism, telling Western leaders to mind their own business.
How sweet is it to see the US and other Western nations expressing their concern and outrage over this trial on Russian Soil. YET the silence which is almost deafening over the Guantanamo detainees facing their 10th year with charge or trail.
Well done! for yet another double standard foreign policy and the world cowering to the bullies.
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According to further wikileaks, the following is the world view through the eye of the American administration:
1: Germany’s Angela Merkel as risk-averse
2: Russia’s Vladimir Putin as an “alpha dog”.
3: France, whose President Nicolas Sarkozy is compared to an “emperor with no clothes”, “thin-skinned” and “authoritarian”.
4: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as “feckless” and “vain”.