From the department of bleeding obvious
blurring the boundaries between criminal and state activity
Thanks for stating the bleeding obvious. Some of us have been telling this for the last f*** 29 years. What blurring, there has never been a boundary since the fall of USSR in the first place.
As the rest of his speech demonstrates he still does not get it. He still does not comprehend what arose from the ashes during the 90-es in Eastern Europe. He still does not understand it. Even after the Litvinenko and Salisbury affairs.
There are 10k+ people each of whom possesses the resources of a state actor, have obtained their wealth via rivers of blood and who support the country policy only because it is in their (and their estate) favour. Half of them have security apparatus which rivals private armies. 10%+ possess chemical facilities more advanced than any of the Arab dictatorships at the height of their chemical weapons programmes.
So the question No 1: If you have the money to build anything like THIS just for entertainment purposes, what resources would you use to eliminate an opponent?
Question No 2: Is any of these who temporarily qualifies as an enemy of my enemy really our friend.