So who is Mikhail Prokhorov? He is a Russian Billionaire who wants to challenge Putin for President. Now there are two possibilities here. Only TWO. Make no mistake about this. It has always been the plan to put Putin back in power as President. President Dmitry Medvedev was, and has always been, nothing more than keeping the seat warm. A Figure Head. Putin as Prime Minister was still running the Show.
The plan is simple, President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin, simply swap Jobs. Medvedev becomes PM and Putin is once again President. But now there is Mikhail Prokhorov? Yes. The one that owns the New Jersey Nets.
Now they want you to think that this guy is Legit. He may very well be. That Stupid, that is. First he has to acquire two million signatures he needs to get on the Ballot. Then he needs a Platform that he claims he will announce soon. Then he needs to get the Majority to Vote for him over Putin. Putin is NOT going anywhere. I don't know if I can say the same about Mikhail Prokhorov.
You see the last guy that Challenged Putin is rotting in a Jail Cell as we speak. Mikhail Khodorkovsky who was The Yukos Oil Company Chief, found his Company destroyed and now sits in Jail. Does the same or worse Fate await Mr. Prokhorov? You just do not mess with a Dictator's Master Plan.
Or? Option two, which is the one I would subscribe to more. He is nothing more than a Puppet. Working with Putin. This is a theory many "in the know" are starting to float. You see, there really are some in Russia that want nothing to do with the old USSR. They LIKE Freedom. They LIKE their new Life. We all know that Putin has been attempting to regain all the Territories that split with Russia post Mother Russia, USSR days. He wants them all back. He wants a new Cold War with America, if not an outright one. He WILL be the Russian President again very soon.
People, perhaps taking a cue from the "Arab Spring" and falsely believing that this is a Freedom Movement that overturned Regimes, started Protesting and Rioting. They wanted to let the World know that they we not part of Putin's Plan and wanted no part of it. But what other Option is there. It's a done deal. Putin becomes President, Medvedev the Prime Minister. So along comes Mikhail Prokhorov. The hope. The Change. The PAWN. The Protesters all go away. Plan commences as planned, Prokhorov loses, in perhaps an even close election, Putin is President. This gives the Illusion that Putin was picked BY the People.
This is not some tin foil hat wearing thing. Even Mikhail Prokhorov's FRIEND says so. He is not the only one.
"Prokhorov's task is to accumulate protest voters and help Putin get elected," Boris Nemtsov, an opposition leader and Prokhorov friend, told the Interfax news agency. Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, who also is running for president, echoed that view.Of course he denies this. But do you really believe that he stands a chance? Even if he was this stupid?
You know, one of the Problems with people here, observing Elections elsewhere in the World is that they tend to look at things the way they know. The way they are here. They are not US. This is why I could tell you without doubt, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was going to win his re-election, and why I'm telling you Putin is back. This is also why it is SO important to STOP Voter Fraud HERE. So these type of things do NOT happen here.
Folks, make no mistake about it. There are people here that try to play these games. Obama WILL NOT WIN in a Straight and Fair Election. So his, and the State Run Media's, main Job is getting the person they FEEL is the best chance to satisfy those "annoyed Urban Communities." As Vladislav Surkov, the Kremlin's powerful Domestic Policy Chief calls them. The Left call Conservatives. But the trick is to pick someone, DESTROY anyone else that DOES Pose a threat, and allow Obama to walk into another 4 years.
That is all that is going on here folks. Do not get excited about seeing someone stand up to oppose Putin. Either he is working WITH him, or he just will no longer be around. Putin is BACK. Then again, he never really left.
The Wall Street Journal - Russia Mogul to Vie With Putin for Presidency
Critics Say Prokhorov's Bid Intends to Aid Prime Minister by Diverting Unhappy Voters By GREGORY L. WHITE And IRA IOSEBASHVILI