Friday, January 21, 2005

The Plot Becomes Thicker Still In Ukraine

I feel a bit like the adoring little brother trying to keep up with all the cool bloggers as they discuss the NY Times piece on the Ukranian SBU involvement in the Orange Revolution. Dan McMinn at Orange Ukraine has an interesting observation regarding SBU big shot Ihor Smeshko, the central figure in that Times story:

Smeshko, the lead SBU guy who is the hero of the little drama, and who apparently went to the US for the interview, has a really good reason to try to talk himself up. He's the "head of the Ukrainian Secret Services, at who's house Yushchenko ate just before coming down with the dioxin poisoning.

And
Publius Pundit has a follow up of his own.

Someone's REALLY gonna have to make a movie. Or perhaps a movie trilogy.

2 Comments:

Blogger Orange Ukraine said...

Thanks so much for linking my site. I just wanted to get up a correction here as well: I was wrong about Smeshko. It wasn't at his house that this thing took place, it was at the house of his former Deputy Chairman, Oleksandr Satsyuk. Sorry about the mix up.

If you want an even better analysis of the event, I highly recommend The Eurasian Monitor:
http://www.jamestown.org/publications_details.php?volume_id=407&issue_id=3207&article_id=2369139

Cheers!

3:17 PM  
Blogger rox_publius said...

Thanks for the correction.

I've been reading you pretty much daily since mid November, minus the last week I've been away, so I have some catching up to do. Thanks for keeping us outsiders up to date.

10:16 PM  

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