[Marxism] Fwd: Panama Papers: West angry Putin refuses to steal legally – Russia In Your Face!!!

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Apr 5 06:24:07 MDT 2016

Meanwhile, acclaimed journalist John Pilger said the entire world had 
missed the real story behind the so-called Panama papers.

“Attempting to draw Putin into a system of legalized bribery and quid 
pro quo-financial deals is a form of Western imperialism. 

In the 
mysterious Russian East, it is perfectly acceptable to buy a concubine 
an apartment with state-procured funds after she has gifted you with a 
pinup calendar,” he said.

Pilger pointed out that for Westerners, it might be hard to understand 
why the Defense Minister needs an $18 million pagoda-themed estate or 
why Olympics are more important than healthcare or pensions.

“The thing is, Westerners should respect other people’s customs,” he 


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