Saturday, March 8, 2014
About That Leaked Phone Call and Those Snipers
Of course it turns out the doctor, who we learn is quite famous and important in the country--Olga Bogomolets--denies suggesting any such thing. Here's just one account of it, near the close of an excellent profile of her. In another interview, with the Telegraph, she could have been referring to the 'journalists" when she said, "I think you can only say something like this on the basis of fact. It's not correct and its not good to do this. It should be based on fact." Could she be changing her story now? It's always possible. But obviously citing her as source for "evidence" that snipers back protestors is ludicrous.
Dr. Bogomolets is so well-known she has been offered key positions in the new government there, which she has turned down because she is suspicious of whether the new regime will make good on promises to the protestors. (See my fuller story at The Nation.)