What is FIDE coming to? Fear does that... Ilyumzhinov is clearly showing his colours.
First up, two most recent posts on FIDE website frontpage:
http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/7976-fide-announcement-9-may-2014.html. A case of the pot clearly calling the kettle black - notice the complete intolerance and dictatorial tendencies - why not admit failure and focus energy in coming up with a plan?
http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/7971-congratulations-to-nigel-freeman-on-his-birthday.html. Yes, now employees get front page birthday greetings - certainly not Gens Uma Sumus - it is more like own gang.
Then add to this nasty selective published complaint about a National Chess Federation, almost because a new pro-Kasparov committee has won election and is trying to clear up a mess created by the previous administration, but since when does FIDE do this in public? Counter productive and smells as an attempt at sabotage. If we take any of the official events and detail the challenges in writing to get it up, then every report would be the same:
Then a quite sordid account which clearly illustrates how Kirsan Ilyumzhinov operates in his campaign and which I got first hand from those who commendably refused to be victims:
http://www.fidexfiles.blogspot.com/2014/05/kirsans-bad-moves-in-philippines.html and also http://www.fidexfiles.blogspot.com/2014/05/ilyumzhinov-desperate-in-asia.html.
I have heard similar tactics being used through the region and I am sure Malaysia which has declared open support for Garry Kasparov has experienced no different, a simple comparison of two reports of visits apparently made at the same time by the two candidates is quite telling:
http://kasparov2014.com/2014/05/06/malaysia/ (truth) versus http://fidefirst.com/?p=1939 (fiction).