American fugitive spy Edward Snowden was granted permission to ask his adopted president, Vladimir Putin, a question on Russian television on Thursday.
Is David Koch a greater threat to America than Vladimir Putin? This seems like a relatively straightforward question, but maybe not for people such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and his left-wing allies.
Reid has called the libertarian philanthropist Koch brothers “un-American” and “against everything that’s good for America.” He has also taken money from Koch lobbyists, so it’s hard to say where his true loyalties lie.
Senate Democrats are basing their entire midterm agenda around attacking the Koch brothers, and liberals are so rabidly anti-Koch they’ve organized protests outside a hospital that is building a new ambulatory care center thanks to a $100 million gift from David H. Koch. Meanwhile, some on the Left are defending Vladimir Putin.
Iran and Russia’s recently announced $20 billion oil-for-goods trade deal has sparked concerns that Moscow is seeking to open up a direct line into Tehran for the import of sanctioned nuclear equipment and military hardware, shipments that would flatly violate the terms of the recently inked interim nuclear deal.
Corruption by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his administration in Moscow has produced tens of billions of dollars worth of illicit funds for the Russian leader and his top aides, according to U.S. officials.