POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
"The only scam we know of for sure is this Russian dictatorship being driven from the passenger seat by Putin. In a country where laws are made up on the fly and applied retroactively."
A thoroughly meaningless comment.
I don't know that Khodorkovsky is a fraudster.
But the author of this comment certainly doesn't know that he isn't.
I do think people with no detailed, expert knowledge have to accept the verdicts of courts, something true in every country.
What else are we to do?
Question every verdict on the planet?
Putin was elected. He is popular, far more popular than, say, Harper in Canada or Obama in the U.S. or Sarkozy in France.
To say anything else is simply to display ignorance.
Laws made "on the fly"?
It would be nice if people who assert stuff like that had even the slightest factual basis for their words.