by Scott Creighton
The shooting of Boris Nemtsov was obviously planned as an operation of destabilization, an attempt to undermine the current, freely elected and popularly supported government in Russia.
When the Russian secret services decide to remove a threat, much like ours, they can do so in such a manner that you would never know they were there. In a way even the coroner wouldn’t know it was murder. They don’t resort to ham-handed public executions like this one which looks more like a Bloods V Crips drive-by than a modern day political assassination. The point is, someone wanted this event to be seen and recognized as a hit. Moscow certainly wouldn’t have wanted that, which begs the question: who would have?
Details of the shooting are still scattered and in some cases, self-contradictory. There are still multiple news outlets reporting the early, misleading details that emerged within…
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