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If the story presented in this article is verified by other sources, the involvement of McCain and his advisers, other US politicians and lobbyists and the long tale of manuevering by Russian criminals (including Putin) has astounding international consequences and should be exposed far and wide. A virtual Russian satellite (economic, political, or otherwise) on the Mediterranian is no small matter and is not something to be buried in a journal of opinion, no matter how influential, and certainy no insignificant story to be ignored. The media, worldwide, should wake up and pay attention. The international implications reach far beyond the current US political campaign.