Britain, dead spies, and oil

Litvinenko is dead, yet Britain needs Russian oil. Plus ultra-wealthy oligarchs have already moved there, buying large amounts of real estate, etc.

So Britain is being “cautious” in their response to the murder.

Wheels within wheels, plots and subplots, it’s hard for an outsider to know what’s going on.

For example, in Sri Lanka, it’s Tamils vs. Sinhalese, right? Well, maybe not.

Many years ago, a British peace worker told me something I found shocking at the time: “All the Tamil people really want is not to be a pawn in Sinhala politics.” The more I have watched, the more I understand. The real conflict here is not between the Sinhalese and the Tamils. It is within the Sinhalese. And right now, the hardliners are winning.

So, that kind of process might be happening in Britain too. What appears to be the obvious answer may be not what’s happening at all.

  • You’re spot on about the oil angle, but, to be fair, the oligarchs who moved here tend to be exiles, and no friends of Putin these days, given that he’s been trying to arrest and/or have them killed. They’re about the only people who could topple him, see, because they’re the people who put him there. It’s like Stalin all over again.

    In fact, it might have been Berezovsky that they were after…

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