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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Organized crime?
    Independent organized crime?

    Not in Russia.
    A mob is a western conception.
    So is crime.
    sorry, I forgot crime was a western conception...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    sorry, I forgot crime was a western conception...
    I think he meant that the concept that government isn't crime is a western concept, or rather that the power is inherent either way, ie: rule by strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    I think he meant that the concept that government isn't crime is a western concept, or rather that the power is inherent either way, ie: rule by strength.
    Yes, you pronounced it better. A strength of equation, of balance.

    There is a piece of cake for everyone in Russia, but one has to play it by the rules. Never breach the code of honour.
    Russia is a land rich in natural resources. Oil, gas and girls. A large and wealthy clientele in the west.

    The ex-Chancellor of Germany said he can do business with them. Open the gates and prosper. A family man, of all things.

    Why not.
    And one day he can come out of the cold with nice money in his pockets. How?
    Where can he go?

    The Iron Curtain is not there any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Yes, you pronounced it better. A strength of equation, of balance.

    There is a piece of cake for everyone in Russia, but one has to play it by the rules. Never breach the code of honour.
    Russia is a land rich in natural resources. Oil, gas and girls. A large and wealthy clientele in the west.

    The ex-Chancellor of Germany said he can do business with them. Open the gates and prosper. A family man, of all things.

    Why not.
    And one day he can come out of the cold with nice money in his pockets. How?
    Where can he go?

    The Iron Curtain is not there any more.
    So, what you're saying is, Schroder compromised the security/integrity of his nation for money in some kind of underhanded deal with Russia, planning to move to Eastern Europe after he was wealthy enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    So, what you're saying is, Schroder compromised the security/integrity of his nation for money in some kind of underhanded deal with Russia, planning to move to Eastern Europe after he was wealthy enough?
    The den of the lion is not exactly the place to escape the lion.

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    Sorry Wildcat, but can't you talk like a normal person so that people can actually understand your posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Razor View Post
    Sorry Wildcat, but can't you talk like a normal person so that people can actually understand your posts?
    I may try.
    If you tell me what it is you did not understand.

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