Friday, October 10, 2014

"I looked the man in the eye" [..and saw the truth of Moscow bombings].


      Western Roman Empire (EU) and Putin's Russia (Eastern Roman Empire) has to unite, from the Artic sea to the Arab Peninsula. The Catholicization of Eurasia in the name of the Queen of Heaven aka Gnosis ("virgin Mary" for the masses) proceedes also and especially with the terrorism. Today ISIS is useful to forget what happened only 14  years ago, not in Manhattan but in Moscow.

Well, since 1991 living in a country where if you put the nose in the wrong hole you become food for worms???

Jeffrey Silverman, who is protecting him? CIA? FSB?...

In April 2010 explosive placed on board a Polish TU 154 M by alleged Polish/Western hands murdered Lech Kaczinzki + other 95 people. Russian authorities fully collaborated in the four years of deception after that mass murder, storing the wreckage of the airplane outside in order to let to rain and snow to erase all the traces of explosive. Russian FSB fully collaborated with the responsible of that massacre. Aren't they maybe collaborating with them in Georgia???

If Putin's cronies need of a strong hand to squeeze any kind of opposition within the country, surely they need of an 'external' provocation. They need of some of tangible evidences in order to cry "infiltration!" by the eternal enemy, the USA.

And the USA of the Jesuits is happy to help Putin sending in Georgia some actors ("terrorists") and building some provocations, indeed very coreographed and visible, which can be photographed and exhibited to the Russian media as justification for the Putin's (FSB's) coupe in Moscow. In order to deny that there was really a savage inner repression in the federal republics, the Kremlin needed to exhibit the proof that the instigators of the secession were coming from the international terrorism. Can you deny the collaboration? An exchange between Moscow and Washington. "You supply me with 'CIA' supported Arab/Afghan terrorists, I give you the green light for the invasion of Iraq":
On June 16, 2001, at a press conference in Brdo Pri Kranju, Slovenia, President Bush is asked about Putin: "Is this a man that Americans can trust?" Bush replies: "I will answer the question. I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country. And I appreciated so very much the frank dialogue."]

The Putin Murders

A Brief History of Putintime

But see also:

 Saturday, 16 June, 2001, 23:09 GMT 00:09 UK
Bush and Putin: Best of friends

The summit was a success despite unresolved issues

By Caroline Wyatt in Ljubljana Presidents George Bush and Vladimir Putin have met for the first time and appear to have hit it off.
The two men still differ over enlarging Nato and US missile defence plans, but they exchanged warm words.

They say they found the basis for a relationship of mutual respect.
At the end of their first summit meeting in Slovenia Mr Bush described Mr Putin as a straightforward and trustworthy man.
The Russian leader said he regarded the US as a partner.

Getting on 

The summit is being judged a success by both sides even though it leaves Russia and the US little closer to resolving the issues that divide them.
The atmosphere here was one of friendly co-operation with the two leaders getting on far better than expected. 

The first handshake looked stiff and awkward, but after well over an hour of talks they came out smiling with Mr Bush inviting the Russian leader to visit his ranch in Texas.
Mr Bush described their meeting as straightforward and effective. 

 The warmth of the meeting surprised many

He said it was time to move beyond Cold War attitudes, away from mutually assured destruction towards mutually earned respect.
"I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue.

I looked the man in the eye. I was able to get a sense of his soul
George W Bush

"I was able to get a sense of his soul.
"He's a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that's the beginning of a very constructive relationship," Mr Bush said.
Mr Putin also seemed to suggest these two very different leaders had built up a rapport.
Echoing Mr Bush he called the United States Russia's partner. Warm words, unthinkable just a few months ago.
The Russian leader said both their countries bore a special responsibility for maintaining world peace and security.
However he warned that any unilateral action would make that process more complicated - a signal that difficult discussions on Nato and the US missile defence system still lie ahead. [end of quote]
 See ten years later Biden, a Jesuit-linked guy:

"...Biden held his hand a few inches from his nose. “I said, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul.’ ” (.......) “And he looked back at me, and he smiled, and he said, ‘We understand one another.’ ” Biden sat back, and said, “This is who this guy is!”.
Yea, you can be sure, also this time Putin and his interlocutor were agreeing, exactly like ten years before:

Bush looked in Putin's eyes and saw the green light to invade Iraq - but there was a difference in the afterward respectively of Moscow Bombings and the 911:

  "....In 2000 Sergei Kovalev, then the widely respected head of the Russian organization Memorial, observed in these pages that the apartment bombings in Russia in September 1999, which killed three hundred people and wounded hundreds of others, “were a crucial moment in the unfolding of our current history. After the first shock passed, it turned out that we were living in an entirely different country….”1
The bombings, it will be recalled, were blamed on Chechen rebels and used as a pretext for Boris Yeltsin’s Kremlin to launch a bloody second war against Chechnya, a republic in the Russian Federation. They also were crucial events in promoting Vladimir Putin’s takeover of the Russian presidency as Yeltsin’s anointed successor in 2000 and in ensuring his dominance over the Russian political scene ever since.
As John Dunlop points out in The Moscow Bombings of September 1999, the attacks were the equivalent for Russians of September 11, 2001, for Americans. They aroused a fear of terrorism—along with a desire for revenge against the Chechens—that Russians had not known since Stalin used the supposed terrorist threat as a pretext to launch his bloody purges of the 1930s. Yet unlike in the American case, Russian authorities have stonewalled all efforts to investigate who was behind these acts of terror and why they happened. In the words of Russian journalist Yuliya Kalinina: “The Americans several months after 11 September 2001 already knew everything—who the terrorists were and where they come from…. We in general know nothing.”
Immediately after the September 13 explosion in Moscow, Putin claimed that the people responsible for the bombings in the Dagestan town of Buinaksk and Moscow were most likely terrorists who were connected with Osama bin Laden and had been trained in Chechnya. Some days later, on September 25, FSB chief Nikolai Patrushev echoed this theme in the pages of the newspaper Moskovskii komsomolets. Responding to suggestions in the Russian press that his agency was behind the bombings, he wrote: “The organizers are not some mythical conspirators in the Kremlin, but completely concrete international terrorists dug into Chechnya.” The FSB and the Russian Procuracy later identified the masterminds of all the attacks as two Arab mercenaries, Al-Khattab and Abu Umar, who were subsequently killed in Chechnya.
But the official explanations did not quell suspicions about FSB complicity among liberal, anti-Yeltsin journalists who were already making their own investigations. Their suspicions were intensified by a strange incident that occurred on September 22 in the city of Ryazan, about a hundred miles southeast of Moscow.3 Residents of an apartment complex had reported unusual activity in the basement and observed that three people in a car with partially papered-over license plates had unloaded sacks whose contents they couldn’t make out. A professional bomb squad arrived and discovered that the sacks contained not only sugar but also explosives, including hexogen, and that a detonator was attached. After the sacks were examined and removed, they were sent by the local FSB to Moscow.
The entire apartment building was evacuated. Local authorities found the car used by the three who had planted the explosives, a white Zhiguli, in a nearby parking lot. To their astonishment the license plates were traced to the FSB. And when they apprehended two of the suspects, it turned out that they were FSB employees, who were soon released on orders from Moscow.
After a day and a half of silence, Patrushev announced on television that the apparent bomb had been part of a “training exercise” and that the sacks contained only sugar. The local Ryazan FSB and regular police, who had been combing the city for more explosives, expressed outrage. In the words of one police official: “Our preliminary tests showed the presence of explosives…. As far as we were concerned, the danger was real.”
If this incident was in fact just an exercise, it is difficult to understand why Vladimir Rushailo, the Russian minister of interior, who headed an antiterrorism commission, knew nothing about it beforehand. Shortly before Patrushev’s announcement, Rushailo spoke publicly about the terrorist act that had been planned in Ryazan and praised the people of that city for thwarting it. As Dunlop and many others have concluded, the materials discovered in Ryazan were the makings of a real bomb, and the FSB was caught in the act. In the light of this evidence, Dunlop writes, it has become all the more likely that the September terrorist attacks were also the FSB’s work.
As Sergei Kovalev, who in 2002 created an unofficial commission to investigate the bombings, made clear, the authorities put out a great deal of disinformation but actually did little to refute the claims of FSB involvement. The trials of those accused of taking part in the Moscow and Volgodonsk plots were closed, so the evidence against the alleged terrorists was never made public. (The Buinaksk trial, in which six persons, all from Dagestan, were found guilty, was public, but, as Dunlop reports, the investigators routinely used physical coercion to extort confessions.)
In the first trial of the alleged attackers in Moscow, which began in May 2001, five residents of the North Caucasian Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia were charged with preparing the explosives used in the bombs and sentenced to life. At a second trial, held in 2003–2004, two other defendants from that same republic were found guilty of terrorism, again with the documents and even the full sentence in the case kept secret. These same two defendants were charged with carrying out the Volgodonsk bombings. It is worth noting that in the Moscow cases, none of the accused had been physically present in the city around the time of the explosions, and none of those charged in any of the cases was an ethnic Chechen......"
[for the entire article, in two web pages go to....]

Finally, We Know About the Moscow Bombings

The Moscow Bombings of September 1999: Examinations of Russian Terrorist Attacks at the Onset of Vladimir Putin’s Rule

by John B. Dunlop
Stuttgart: Ibidem, 251 pp., €34.90 (paper)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jeffrey Silverman: How CIA is Working to Help Assad [and Putin]

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    ISIS oil is going to its enemy, the Syrian regime
    Cheap oil creates some strange bedfellows
    Ellen Weiss
    9:06 AM, Sep 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Call it an unholy alliance, call it complicated, call it the Middle East – but according to several experts, it appears that ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group is selling oil to its mortal enemy, the regime of Syrian president Bashar Assad.

    To finance its militant campaign in Iraq and Syria, ISIS has relied heavily on the revenue it generates from captured oil fields, some of which are now being targeted by U.S.-led airstrikes.

    ISIS is believed to be one of the most well-funded terrorist groups ever. Carjackings, bank robberies, extortion and kidnappings for ransom help fund the organization. But oil is the number one revenue stream for them.

    Their oil production has been estimated at tens of thousands of barrels a day, and generates between $1 and $3 million a day of revenue, analysts say.

    The challenge though is finding buyers for ISIS oil.

    Even at its discounted price, as low as $25 a barrel no one wants to admit to buying oil from a bunch of terrorists. That means ISIS oil sales are getting to market the old fashioned way–through smugglers onto the black market.

    ISIS is also refining some of this oil itself and selling the product in the local market Matthew M. Reed, vice-president of Foreign Reports, a Washington based consulting firm that analyzes oil and politics in the Middle East, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

    "There's good reason to believe that the refined product coming from ISIS oil is actually being used in places that are fighting ISIS," he said.

    And that includes the group’s sworn enemy, the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    "The regime in Damascus has pulled its punches with ISIS from the beginning in order to promote the idea that all of Assad's enemies are terrorists," Reed told CBC. "So if you allow ISIS to flourish and then ISIS in return also gives you breathing space—let's say it allows oil to pass through its territory, allows refineries they could cut off to keep operating under regime control—it benefits both sides."

    In an interview with PRI’s The World, Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at Oklahoma University added some juicy details about the trade, "In particular, one person who's been fingered is a very prominent Christian businessman close to the [Syrian] president who buys it, then arranges with the Syrian government to have it shipped back."

    Landis said that because of western trade sanctions, the Syrian government has to get its oil either from smugglers, or from those pumping it inside the country–so probably either directly or indirectly from ISIS-controlled fields or territories. "The Assad government has to run its war machine, it has to run its cities, it needs power," Landis says, and it can get its power from ISIS "cheaply" because ISIS controls much of the country's oil fields.

    Syria isn't the only unlikely customer. The smuggling networks take the oil to local refineries in some of the same places ISIS is fighting, like Kurdistan and Turkey.

    And long-time Middle East Correspondent, Dexter Filkins, said pretty much the same thing on NPR’s Fresh Air, “They're smuggling the stuff mostly into Turkey, but also, you know, they're smuggling into other parts of Iraq and other parts of Syria. They're selling it to the Assad regime, they're selling it to the Kurds…you know, everybody needs oil.”

    Cheap oil—and all this time we thought it was the cause of war.

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