If you’re formerly the richest man in Russia and you’ve been wrongfully imprisoned (sayeth he) you’re not going to take this shit lightly. Flying a plane into a building is cowardly; shooting at another person – what does that accomplish?; Bulldozer? That guy is an idiot.

No, if you’re seriously going to show these tax happy bastards that you mean business, only explicit self-loathing will suffice.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is serving an eight year prison sentence for tax evasion and fraud and he was recently dealt a blow in his attempt to land a new trial:

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has gone on hunger strike in protest at an order extending his detention ahead of a new trial. In a statement quoted by his lawyer, Khodorkovsky said the order violated legal amendments that had been approved by President Dmitry Medvedev. He has vowed to continue his protest until President Medvedev confirms that he is “fully aware” of the situation.

All he wants an acknowledgment from the President of the country and then he’ll get back to eating with a spork.

Russian oil tycoon Khodorkovsky on hunger strike [BBC]