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The Daily Vertical: Kadyrov's Rants Are On Message

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January 19, 2016
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by: Alex from: Annapolis, MD
January 19, 2016 15:09
Perhaps we can call Kadyrov's current role in Russia as the "pseudo-externalization" of the Kremlin's aggression. This fits in with Putin's pattern of trying to (implausibly) externalize blame onto others for his regime's aggression. In Ukraine, it's not me, it's the volunteers. With Kohodorkovsky, it's not me, it's the court. With taking over NTV, it's not me, it's a financial / contractual dispute. With Politkovskaya and Litvinenko, it's not me, it's our foreign enemies (i.e., Berezovsky). Some might argue that such aggression reflects a combination of deeply sadistic traits and profound narcissistic vulnerability (i.e., "I will punish them if they won't love me and do as I say").
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by: Democracy from: Earth
January 19, 2016 20:55
Little Vladi sure would be a study material for leading psychiatrists around the globe.

He is twisted in some major way, no doubt.

And he is paranoid too which will provide some interesting developments before the pack of wolves finally moves in on him.

What does it say about Russia that its people let downright psychopaths rule over them in such a medieval fashion, I dare not elaborate now...

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