Did we all start this debate too late? I notice it has fallen off of late. Russia has been a major bogeyman for some time and that fire has been stoked by Berezovskiy (now departed this mortal coil) and by Washington-directed N"G"Os (now scrambling to pretend that Obama really intended all along that Putin would save his ass on Syria). Two big wind machines have been turned off. As is evinced by Greenpeace. An incident that in former times would have been trumpeted to the heavens attracts almost no interest in this new atmosphere. Part of that, to be sure, is the fact the GP is just another rip-off org (give me your money and feel better -- check out the comments in this puff piece http://www.independent.co.uk/news/p...tive-way-to-get-our-story-across-8892789.html ) but you have to admit that, if BAB and the US State Dept apparatchiks who pretend to be independent human rights advocates (see Suzanne Nossel) were still on the job, it would be 24/7 on the TVs of the world. And that doesn't include the weird Putin-worship that is starting to appear among people who would otherwise hate him.. Discuss.