Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kleptocracy

The following News from the Guardian:

Russia is a corrupt, autocratic kleptocracy... in which officials, oligarchs and organised crime are bound together to create a "virtual mafia state", according to leaked secret diplomatic cables that provide a damning American assessment of its erstwhile rival superpower.

Arms trafficking, money laundering, personal enrichment, protection for gangsters, extortion and kickbacks, suitcases full of money and secret offshore bank accounts..."

Aren't you so glad that we will never have to worry about something like this happening in The Greatest Nation Ever?

1 comment:

Cardinal44 said...

There's been a Republican Kleptocracy in the U.S. since the turn of the century.