Russian President Vladimir Putin's comments on the gangland slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya are sort of telling in a funny/sad way, methinks:
"We have information, and it is trustworthy, that there are people hiding from Russian justice and nurturing plans to sacrifice someone as a victim to create a wave of anti-Russian sentiments worldwide," he said through an interpreter. "(Politkovskaya) had minimal influence on political life in Russia. This murder does much more harm to Russia and Chechnya than any of her publications."
Duh, world! Look at the evidence! Politkovskaya wasn't important enough to kill!