You have demonstrated that you do not know, or care, which American laws the Russians have been indicted for violating. Given that, there is no reason to bother with your irrelevancies about Stalinist jurisprudence. No, you don't. You seem to have no idea what laws are involved here. The number of murdered journalists often declines as the Mafia gains power, not loses it. There is less need to murder journalists when the inconvenient ones are simply not hired, not published, etc. Again: read the indictment. They are not charged with participation in a public discussion. They are not charged for the content of anything they published or posted or wrote or said. Again: those individuals broke the law. People who break the law because they were paid to break the law are still guilty, see - it doesn't matter who paid them. That's not in the indictment, and would not be expected in any such indictment. You seem to have no idea what an indictment is, or why they even exist in American law. Perhaps this is a consequence of confusing Stalinist law with American law? - - - Or, perhaps, too busy dealing with the consequences of America not getting rid of this. Because the jury's still out on that one. And the American corporate interests, backed by the US military, are not going anywhere. Neither are the Russian ones, or the Chinese. It's not just America that will be stuck with the consequences of the Republican Party ascendency in the US. But not at all hypocritical to defend ourselves. Thieves protect their own possessions - that's not hypocrisy.