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Wait! You’re bombing the wrong terrorists!

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When you said you were going to bomb the terrorists, we didn’t think you were serious!

The US couldn’t find any “moderate” rebels in 3 years. Apparently the Russians did within 24 hours! – Mark Adomanis

The anti-Putin, Russophobe whine-fest is about to reach a new peak of absurdity as the US accuses Russia of bombing the moderate Syrian rebels instead of ISIS – the problem is that there has never been a “moderate” opposition in Syria distinguishable from ISIS. This is why more than a year of American “attacks” on ISIS have yielded no results. The US has been supporting and funding the “moderate” opposition to Assad while supposedly attacking ISIS, only to find that our own weapons end up in the hands of ISIS! And now, Russia is going after all of them, whatever they may call themselves: ISIS, ISIL, IS, Nusra, al Qaeda, the moderate Syrian rebels, the Free Syria Army, the moderate Syrian ISIS terrorists…

So now, the message Russia is getting from Washington is: stop bombing the Nusra branch of al Qaeda and bomb the ISIS branch of al Qaeda! But since they all work together to overthrow President Assad, they are all on the same side and completely indistinguishable from each other.

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The US government and military-industrial complex are furious at Vladimir Putin for coming to the UNGA in New York and trolling everyone by offering to help America in the fight against ISIS, because the sad truth is, America has not been fighting ISIS – they have, along with Turkey and Saudi Arabia, been trying to remove Assad from power at all costs. Putin (displaying the skills of both master statesman and expert troll) called everyone on this bluff and left the “international community” with a question which will echo down through the years as the iconic quote of the age of the War on Terror: DO YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU’VE DONE?

So let the next round of hysterical Russia-bashing begin!

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Russian Airstrike in Syria Targeted CIA-Backed Rebels, U.S. Officials Say

Russia launched airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, catching U.S. and Western officials off guard and drawing new condemnation as evidence suggested Moscow wasn’t targeting extremist group Islamic State, but rather other opponents of Bashar al-Assad’s regime. One of the airstrikes hit an area primarily held by rebels backed by the Central Intelligence Agency and allied spy services, U.S. officials said, catapulting the Syrian crisis to a new level of danger and uncertainty. Moscow’s entry means the world’s most powerful militaries—including the U.S., Britain and France—now are flying uncoordinated combat missions, heightening the risk of conflict in the skies over Syria. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Russia’s approach to the Syrian war—defending Mr. Assad while ostensibly targeting extremists—was tantamount to “pouring gasoline on the fire.” “I have been dealing with them for a long time. And this is not the kind of behavior that we should expect professionally from the Russian military,” Mr. Carter said at a Pentagon news conference. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and said he raised U.S. concerns about attacks that target regime opponents other than Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. In Syria’s multi-sided war, Mr. Assad’s military—aided by Iran and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah—is fighting both Islamic State and opposition rebel groups, some of which are supported by the U.S. and its allies.

http://tinyurl.com/pbwrm4g

Wow! CIA-backed rebels? I thought that was a conspiracy theory!

Who are the moderate rebels? http://tinyurl.com/nya7854

Don’t expect a lot of thanks from the US, Russia, but maybe the Europeans will at least give you a tip of the hat for doing something constructive to address the refugee crisis!

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Webster G. Tarpley: After a year of phony war vs ISIS, US whines that Russia is hitting al Qaeda-Nusra, not al Qaeda-ISIS.

Jeffrey Laubach: “Enough is enough. Mainstream media are now reporting that Russian airstrikes targeted “Western-backed moderate” rebel forces, rather than ISIS. Please keep in mind that the U.S. just cancelled a failed program to train and arm “moderate” rebel forces that spent $500 million and yielded only a few dozen fighters who are now either dead or have defected to al-Qaeda. So now who is this magical army of moderate freedom fighters that the Western governments are supposedly backing that the Russians have just hit? The FSA? The same second rate mafia made up of thieves and brigands who have made absolutely no secret of their alliance with al-Qaeda? Or is it the Islamic Front? The so-called “moderate” Islamists backed by Saudi Arabia whose leader, Zahran Alloush (who’s known to carry a Hello Kitty notebook) has openly called for the extermination of all of Syria’s Alawis and Shias? The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

Russia begins airstrikes in Syria; U.S. warns of new concerns in conflict http://tinyurl.com/pb4649e

This Is How Russia Handles Terrorists: Moscow Releases Video Of Syria Strikes

Now that Russia has officially begun conducting airstrikes on anti-regime forces operating in Syria, commentators, pundits, and analysts around the world will be keen to compare and contrast the results of Moscow’s efforts with the year-old US-led air campaign against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq. Clearly, Russia has a very real incentive to ensure that its airstrikes are effective. Preserving the global balance of power means preserving the Assad regime and, by extension, ensuring that Iran maintains its regional influence. On the other hand, the US and its regional allies actually have an incentive to ensure that their airstrikes are minimally effective. That is, for the US, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, the idea is not to kill Frankenstein, but rather to ensure that he doesn’t escape the lab.

http://tinyurl.com/pdrd5j3

Terrorist training camp & command HQ annihilated in Russian MoD-released combat footage (VIDEO)

http://www.rt.com/news/317308-syria-targets-combat-video/

Russia in Syria: When the propaganda is kind of true – Russia bombing ‘U.S.-trained’ nutjobs

Kerry and Lavrov both know what’s really going on here: the U.S. has numerous assets among the terrorist groups, it doesn’t really want them defeated, but it must make a show of it in order to keep up the public pretense of wanting to fight terrorism. Perhaps Russia is even giving the U.S. and its allies a chance to remove key assets from within their mercenary groups operating in Syria. There’s not much else they can do, having been cornered by Russia’s quick action. And, what? No mention of Assad resigning? Whodathunkit! Kerry basically admitted defeat, and Lavrov didn’t even gloat. After being caught with their pants down, the U.S.’s options are rather limited at this point in time in response to Russia. But they’re really trying their best, making two basic claims via the media: 1) Russia isn’t really targeting ISIS, 2) Russia is killing civilians. For example, yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that at least one airstrike targeted U.S.-trained and -supported rebels.

http://tinyurl.com/pffpkmf

The key to Russian success in attacking ISIS will be coordinating airstrikes with the Syrian Army – something the US “coalition” has refused to do:

http://tass.ru/en/politics/825211

Vladimir Putin: The only real way to fight international terrorism is to take the initiative and fight and destroy the terrorists in the territory they have already captured rather than waiting for them to arrive on our soil.

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50401

Lionel: Russia Clobbers ISIS in Syria. So Where’s the Applause? http://tinyurl.com/nq6mbqn

ISIS ON THE RUN: Russian Airstrikes Totally Obliterate Terrorist Forces in Just 72 Hours

Russian Lt. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov said that “intelligence has captured that militants are leaving the areas under their control”, and, most importantly, he added that “panic and desertion have begun in their ranks. About 600 mercenaries have left their positions and are trying to get to Europe”. Due to this runaway success, Kartapolov said “we will not only continue conducting our airstrikes, but will also increase their intensity”

http://tinyurl.com/nbtee86


NGOs, The White Helmets, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Information about civilian casualties in ‪Syria‬ appeared BEFORE Russian planes even took off – ‪Putin‬

Civilian Bombing Reports Emerge BEFORE Strikes Begin http://tinyurl.com/npek44f

Civilian casualty reports are given by George Soros’ NGO White Helmets: http://tinyurl.com/qbcxwvy

Who is behind Syrian Observatory for Human Rights? http://tinyurl.com/npk4g4d

Keep in mind that during the anti-Assad “regime change” hysteria of 2013, not one shred of hard evidence that “Assad gassed his own people” was ever put forward by the lunatic, fascist neocons and mush-head, neolib humanitarian bombers:

Did Assad gas his own people, or is this a false flag attack by the opposition? http://tinyurl.com/n9pkd69

Any attempts by the Western media to present “evidence” have usually come from utterly dubious sources like the unemployed office-worker Eliot Higgins of the Brown Moses blog:

Brown Moses: the British blogger tracking Syrian arms http://tinyurl.com/nmmtuzp

The tragi-comedy that is “Brown Moses” http://tinyurl.com/nknjcrd


Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists”

Russia is being blamed for targeting a terrorist entity which is not only on the UN Security Council blacklist but which has ties to the Islamic State (ISIS).

http://tinyurl.com/ndjq34h

US Complains As Russia Bombs its Terrorists http://tinyurl.com/oza7mrt

Washington Blasts Putin For Russian Strikes On “CIA-Backed Rebels” In Syria http://tinyurl.com/pdnj7ku

Anti-Putin Propaganda Begins: ‘Moderate’ Terrorists Complaining That Russia Bombed Them http://tinyurl.com/q5vk8hu

The destabilizers of Syria accuse Russia of destabilizing Syria http://tinyurl.com/q6aaarg

West Demonizes Russian Airstrikes in Syria to Justify Its Own Failure http://tinyurl.com/ouczg32

Newly-Declassified U.S. Government Documents: The West Supported the Creation of ISIS http://tinyurl.com/mdj26pn

NATO calls on Russia to cease Syria military strikes http://tinyurl.com/oqf7r9t

Western spin machines functioning at full capacity on Syria http://tinyurl.com/o7v8ndv

Max Abrahms: The Pentagon suspended the train & equip program because we couldn’t find moderates. But now we’re told moderates abound & are under attack.

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The Saudis are furious at Russia for bombing their “moderate” terrorists:

http://tinyurl.com/onl4f6c

Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria http://tinyurl.com/pqc6cyn

John McCain is, of course, completely insane:

McCain: Arm Syrian rebels to shoot down Russian planes.

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/scandal-john-mccain-is-ashamed-of-america-supports-fascists-and-terrorists/

http://www.handsoffsyria.org

There is no difference between McCain’s “moderate” terrorist friends and ISIS – none! McCain is very much part of the problem. This is why Russia has to clean this mess up, because after the US enables ISIS to take over Syria, they will be in Russia! Thank God McCain is not President!

And thank God for Russia!

#Lavrov: We are not planning to expand airstrikes to Iraq, we weren’t asked; we are #politepeople

Peter Lavelle: Finally we are witnessing the first steps beyond the post-Cold War order – and praise God for this! For the last two decades Washington has been sloppy and arrogant in its foreign policy all over the world. It has acted like a criminal – like when the police are on strike or non-existent. The Syrian civil war (encouraged by the west) and the migrant/refugee crisis intentionally or unintentionally created by the west are clear examples of this. Russia’s enhanced intervention in Syria (at the invitation of the Damascus government) is a game changer. Washington and its minions need to stop playing God and return to environment of diplomacy and negotiations.

TWSP/UFAA Morning Briefing for Friday, October 2, 2015 http://twsp.us/briefing/20151002

The Refugee Crisis – Who Warned You?

A woman carries her child to escape from the burnt tents at Zattari Syrian refugee camp near Mafraq, Syria, on March 8. A heavy fire broke out and consumed a large number of tents. UNICEF reports that more than two million Syrian children are internally displaced refugees within Syria.

Vladimir Putin: the refugee crisis was expected!

“We in Russia, and me personally a few years ago, said it straight that pervasive problems would emerge, if our so-called Western partners continue maintaining their flawed … foreign policy, especially in the regions of the Muslim world, Middle East, North Africa, which they pursue to date… I think the crisis was absolutely expected.”

“… if we act unilaterally and argue about the quasi-democratic principles and procedures for certain areas, that will lead us to an even greater impasse.”

http://www.rt.com/news/314318-putin-vladivostok-eu-migrants/

Remember that it was Vladimir Putin who warned the US to back off the planned humanitarian (regime change) invasion of Syria in 2013 with his historic New York Times op ed:

A Plea for Caution From Russia:

Putin: The potential strike by the United States against Syria, despite strong opposition from many countries and major political and religious leaders, including the pope, will result in more innocent victims and escalation, potentially spreading the conflict far beyond Syria’s borders. A strike would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance. Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria. But there are more than enough Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government. The United States State Department has designated Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, fighting with the opposition, as terrorist organizations. This internal conflict, fueled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition, is one of the bloodiest in the world.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html?_r=0

Putin – People flee from Syria because of ISIS, not Assad regime:

“Of course, we know that there are different approaches to Syria. By the way, people are running away not from the regime of Bashar Assad, but from Islamic State, which seized large areas in Syria and Iraq, and are committing atrocities there. That is what they are escaping from,” RIA Novosti quoted Vladimir Putin as saying on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

http://www.rt.com/news/314435-putin-isis-syria-refugees/

Russia Was Right About How to Deal with Syrian Crisis:

Russia’s assistance might’ve helped the Syrian crisis long ago if only the West would’ve listened, according to Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö.

According to (Finland’s former president Martti) Ahtisaari, Russia had been willing to cooperate with the West since 2012, but the US and the UK were only interested in removing Assad. “Ahtisaari was right,” Niinistö told Nykypäivä ja Verkkouutiset.

http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150904/1026606016.html#ixzz3ksXuodRP

The EU blindly follows US foreign policy, as in the sanctions war – and this hurts Europe, not the US.

Migrant Crisis Caused by ‘Blindly Following U.S. Orders’, Says Putin:

http://www.newsweek.com/migrant-crisis-caused-blindly-following-us-orders-says-putin-368706

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said everything you ever really needed to know about the refugee crisis… in August 2013! (while former British Secretary of State William Hague also took the opportunity at the time to demonstrate that he’s a hopeless scoundrel).

Russia warns West over ‘illegal’ Syria intervention:

“Lavrov warned that in any case Western intervention on the side of the opposition forces would be a “grave mistake” and scupper any hopes of convening a peace conference to resolve the conflict. “If anyone thinks that destroying Syria’s military infrastructure and leaving the battleground open for the opposition to take victory would be the end of it, that is an illusion,” said Lavrov. Speaking at a hastily convened news conference, he (Lavrov) added that the West was currently moving towards “a very dangerous path, a very slippery path”.

His comments came after William Hague today refused to rule out bombing Assad regime targets within days, warning that the Syrian regime could not be allowed to use chemical weapons against its own people “with impunity”, following an alleged attack last week in which at least 355 people were killed and 3,600 injured.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10266449/Russia-warns-West-over-illegal-Syria-intervention.html

Hague said the UK did not rule out anything for the future as the situation in Syria was unpredictable and may get even worse. He reiterated that to date, the help the UK was giving the Syrian opposition was largely made up of a humanitarian nature and was designed to save lives.

http://www.rt.com/news/syria-opposition-illegal-law-216/

The Syrian “opposition” as Hague called them, also described as the “moderate Syrian rebels”, has never been anything other than ISIS! The entire point of the Anglo-American-EU outrage over the situation in Syria from day one has been the removal of Assad from power and the continuation of the destabilization of the Middle East. Control over resources and pipeline routes is one of the main motives, as most people are able to deduce, but it must also be kept in mind that Syria is more or less within the Russian sphere of influence, and Assad is a key ally to Russia. Those who are unable to connect the dots regarding Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Russia, the EU, and the US (as well as US allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey) are likely to be led astray by mainstream media talking heads who tend to separate these matters in order to more easily demonize Putin and Assad.

Studying the works of key Western insiders like Zbigniew Brzezinski helps to clear away the fog of confusion which currently prevails in Europe and the Anglo-American world.

Brzezinski Mapped Out the Battle for Ukraine in 1997:

http://original.antiwar.com/chris_ernesto/2014/03/14/brzezinski-mapped-out-the-battle-for-ukraine-in-1997/

Assad is not and never has been the problem – Erdogan is!

The duplicitous Turkish leader Erdogan also blames the West.

On Thursday, Erdogan “expressed with sorrow” that some European countries have “double standards,” slamming the West for drowning “humanity,” Hurriyet Daily News reported.

http://www.rt.com/news/314437-erdogan-west-refugees-terror/

Erdogan is one of the biggest problems in the Middle East right now. Everyone who is freaking out over Iran needs to shift the focus of their hysteria to this guy. Turkey claims to be fighting ISIS, while in reality continuing to bomb the Kurds – the people who are actually fighting ISIS and doing so successfully. All that Erdogan’s pathetic bombing campaigns against ISIS are doing is driving them closer to Iran and Russia. He’s using the Syrian civil war as an excuse to attack Assad, thinking some day he can carve off a few slices of Syria for his neo-Ottoman empire.

Anyone who is attacking Assad right now is out of their mind!

The myth that Assad gassed his own supporters (in the vicinity of the UN building the day before the weapons inspectors were due to arrive) has been conclusively debunked by numerous investigative journalists. Here is my contribution from those deeply Orwellian days of 2013:

Did Assad gas his own people, or is this a false flag attack by the opposition?

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/did-assad-gas-his-own-people-or-is-this-a-false-flag-attack-by-the-opposition/

Assad Wrongfully Blamed:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-gas-attack-assad-wrongfully-blamed/5350350

The myth of the “moderate Syrian rebels” has also been debunked – most definitively by the emergence of ISIS itself!

The sleazy former CIA Director David Petraeus indicates as much in his own seditious way:

Former CIA Director Petraeus Wants to Use Al-Qaeda to Fight ISIS:

http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/09/02/al-cia-da-former-cia-director-petraeus-wants-to-use-al-qaeda-to-fight-isis/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/former-cia-boss-and-4-star-general-david-petraeus-u-s-should-arm-al-qaeda/5473441

The cynicism and hypocrisy of the neocons and “humanitarian” neolibs knows no bounds – blaming the refugee crisis on Assad and using this as an excuse to bomb Syria! When you think about the Syrian boy lying face down on the beach, remember the neocon lunatics who see this as an opportunity for regime change in Syria. Erdogan is also posturing over this picture – yes, the ISIS caliph himself! The man who could allow these refugees to pass to Europe over land, BUT DOESN’T! That boy’s blood is on Erdogan’s hands!

‪#‎FireAllen4ISIS‬ ‪#‎ArrestMcCain4ISIS‬

No more humanitarian bombing! No more Libyan adventures, no more Syrian adventures! Work with Assad, work with Putin. Anything else is nuts!

Beware the do-gooders who never give up on their dream of bombing Syria and removing Assad!

Piers Morgan wrote an article in the Daily Mail in which he puts the blame on us, the West! This is largely true, thanks to all the humanitarian bombers, the neolib R2Pers, and our old friends the neocon madmen who started everything with the criminal invasion of Iraq. Morgan says that we now have to “make it right”, which suggests duplicity and neoliberal delusion on his part.

PIERS MORGAN: Don’t shut your eyes to this picture because WE did this. Now we have to make it right:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3221090/PIERS-MORGAN-Don-t-shut-eyes-picture-did-make-right.html

The method of doublespeak being used by The Sun is similar:

“bringing an end to the war” = bombing Syria now!

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British PM David Cameron, on the other hand, does not even attempt to conceal his chicanery with doublespeak, opting instead to flaunt his stupidity and repugnant nature as some kind of badge of honor.

Assad & ISIS responsible for drowned Syrian boy, says Cameron:

Prime Minister David Cameron has blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad and Islamic State militants for the “terrible scenes” on Europe’s beaches as the refugee crisis worsens. Speaking after MPs from across the political spectrum called for Britain to accept more refugees, Cameron said the crisis needs a “comprehensive solution” which includes a new government in Libya and being “tough” on Assad…

https://www.rt.com/uk/314227-refugee-crisis-cameron-denial/

Funny how Syrians didn’t flee en masse from Assad’s “tyranny” before the uprising of the “moderate” rebels, and Libyans didn’t flee Gaddafi’s Libya but are fleeing “liberated” Libya.

Isn’t it also odd that all the Samantha Powers, Eliot Higginses, and similar neolib R2Pers and Euro-do-gooders were willing to spare no cost to “save” the children then, but not so much now?

Europe can’t afford to take care of so many refugees (from conflicts they started), but they can give hundreds of millions of euros to the Ukrainian Nazis!

Ukraine, Germany Sign 200 Mln Euro Loan Deal:

http://m.sputniknews.com/europe/20150903/1026529823.html

EU’s Reckless Policy to Blame for Current Migrant Crisis:

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150902/1026485724/eu-policy-responsible-for-migrant-crisis.html

Listen to Webster Tarpley’s World Crisis Radio:

http://tarpley.net/with-37-senate-votesiran-nuclear-accord-should-go-into-force-democratic-filibuster-may-prevent-any-sabotage-by-senate/

Whenever you see that heartbreaking, iconic photograph of poor Aylan Kurdi (and it is indeed heartbreaking – I don’t do a lot of crying myself, and I don’t like to wear my emotions on my sleeve, but I cry almost every time I see or think about that poor, innocent toddler lying face down on the beach), do not forget for one second where the blame lies!

The blame lies squarely with: US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ISIS Czar General John Allen, US Secretary of State John Kerry, former British Secretary of State William Hague, the shameless, pathetic Brown Moses Blog liar and BBC’s go-to weapons “expert” Eliot Higgins, Keating Five and 47 Traitors member, and ISIS supporter – US Senator John McCain, and former CIA director David Petraeus, among many others, including the rotten Saudi royal family, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (who takes every opportunity to attack Assad), and to some degree the pathetic President Obama, who has, however, lately backed off the lunatic agenda of warmongering in the Middle East, so we can give him the benefit of the doubt for now – something we are not willing to do for his predecessor, the idiot George W. Bush and his insane VP Dick Cheney.

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Soros-funded White Helmets are in Syria rescuing terrorists and attacking Assad:

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150908/1026752193/ngo-rescue-civilians-western-propaganda.html#ixzz3lAnDh5Em

http://www.globalresearch.ca/white-helmets-new-breed-of-mercenaries-and-propagandists-disguised-as-humanitarians-in-syria/5473381

https://www.whitehelmets.org/?source=TWflee1

Seven Steps of Highly Effective Manipulators – White Helmets, Avaaz, Nicholas Kristof and Syria No Fly Zone:

http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/04/seven-steps-of-highly-effective-manipulators/

Don’t let anyone fool you: Sectarian strife in Syria has been engineered to provide cover for a war for access to oil and gas, and the power and money that come along with it:

http://www.mintpressnews.com/migrant-crisis-syria-war-fueled-by-competing-gas-pipelines/209294/

Ukrainian refugees (the ones who haven’t already escaped into Russia) are coming next:

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150907/1026681726/sobotks-ukrainians-migration.html

Maybe ISIS should change their name to ISBA – Islamic State of Britain & America:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

http://nsnbc.me/2013/03/26/us-weapons-deliveries-to-terrorists-in-syria-a-systematic-violation-of-the-convention-against-the-use-of-mercenaries/

http://www.hangthebankers.com/syria-united-states-assad-isis/

http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/09/10/disinformation-unsourced-lies-on-the-situation-in-syria/

http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/09/09/russia-slams-western-social-engineering-in-syria-as-cause-of-migrant-crisis/

The killing of Boris Nemtsov and the Spring (Vesna) Youth Movement in Moscow

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On the night of February 27, 2015, Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed in Moscow. Nemtsov was a leading Kremlin critic in Russia, and, along with Alexei Navalny and others, was planning and organizing the Vesna opposition march set to take place on March 1.

Boris Nemtsov killed in Moscow LIVE UPDATES from RT:

http://rt.com/news/236359-nemtsov-killed-moscow-politician/

http://rt.com/news/236363-nemtsov-killed-politician-moscow/

http://rt.com/news/236531-nemtsov-murder-cctv-russia/

From Sputnik News:

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150228/1018879441.html

Russian politician Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow:

http://tass.ru/en/russia/780155

ALERT: Russian Opposition Leader SHOT DEAD – Ukraine 2.0 Incoming?:

http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/02/27/alert-russian-opposition-leader-boris-nemtsov-shot-dead-in-moscow/

An Opposition Leader’s Death Could Spark a Backlash, from Stratfor:

There are reports that Nemtsov was shot four to seven times in the chest by multiple assailants who jumped out of a car on a bridge just south of Red Square. The shooting was professional and smooth, with well-aimed fire and no deaths of bystanders. The bridge served as a channel to trap the victim, giving him nowhere to run. The killing was also brazen, taking place near the Kremlin, which has heavy security and heavy CCTV coverage. He reportedly was walking with a woman from Kiev, who was approximately 24 years old, and without a security detail.

Nemtsov is among a group of established anti-Putin leaders that include Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Mikhail Kasyanov (People’s Democratic Union), Garry Kasparov (Other Russia coalition) and Vladimir Ryzhkov (Republican Party of Russia). Nemtsov, like most of these leaders, has a mixed reputation in Russia. Much of the population associates Nemtsov with former President Boris Yeltsin’s disastrous economic plan of the 1990s. But Nemtsov jumped onto the anti-Kremlin bandwagon of Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption blogger who is considered the chief opposition leader in Russia.

https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/russia-opposition-leaders-death-could-spark-backlash

Vladimir Putin – the automatic Lee Harvey Oswald

Reminiscent of the immediate rush to judgement to blame Putin for the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17, the implication that this was an assassination ordered by the Kremlin came before any clear details emerged – indicating that another Putin demonization campaign was already in the works.

The phrase “Putin critic” is currently the omnipresent headline in the Western media. A simple Google search will suffice:

Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic… – CNN.com; Boris Nemtsov, leading Putin critic, shot… – Fox News; Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead – NPR; Major Putin Critic Gunned Down in Moscow – The Daily Beast; Leading Putin critic gunned down outside Kremlin – Telegraph; Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow – NBC News; Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow – Newsweek

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This swiftly-appearing implication is not based on any evidence. Putin is the automatic Lee Harvey Oswald in the fantasies of the Russophobic western media.

ABC News – Boris Nemtsov Joins List of Dead Vladimir Putin Critics:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/boris-nemtsov-joins-list-dead-vladimir-putin-critics/story?id=29292143

From the Stratfor article above:

Navalny and his followers plan to hold mass rallies in Moscow and 14 other cities on March 1 — the first such rally possible since the 2011-2012 demonstrations against the Kremlin — to protest Russia’s actions in Ukraine…

Nemtsov’s death makes this weekend’s events even more important. The shooting will bring out a string of conspiracy theories in Russia because the Kremlin has long wanted Nemtsov out of the way. Nemtsov reportedly told the media just weeks ago that he feared Putin would kill him. However, the Kremlin also knows that Nemtsov’s death the day before the rally could spark a backlash and bring out more protesters. March 1 is a day to watch Moscow for the size of the protests, and whether Putin can maintain the peace. As Lenin said, the purpose of terrorism is to terrify. Nemtsov’s death had the purpose of creating terror. The question is who wanted to create it.

People who normally whine about “conspiracy theorists” will eagerly accept the Putin-did-it conspiracy theory! Contrary to what Stratfor is suggesting, however, these nouveau conspiracy theorists are much more likely to be American and European than Russian.

With the Vesna march only two days away, why would Vladimir Putin want to give this anti-Kremlin event all this wonderful free publicity? Why would Putin want to give Vesna a martyr? 

Eric Kraus: Had the Kremlin wanted him out of the way there were other ways – especially in Moscow. A car crash. An (induced) heart attack. Poisons. Why do a public hit within sight of St. Basel’s Cathedral on Red Square so as to provide a public feast for the foreign press picture editors? The timing is equally suspicious. Perfectly timed to draw maximum attention to the upcoming opposition March which had risked falling flat. (Eric Kraus, Facebook status update.)

Peter Lavelle: “…and of course Putin is at fault.” Of course we all know that is how the west will read this. Nonetheless, before all the low-octane analysis and clueless reporting starts let’s be clear: Nemtsov was politically so (self-) marginalized in Russia that he had to go aboard for anyone to notice him (like Kiev). He was political dead before he was murdered. Thus, there can be no doubt this is a false flag op. Many in Washington are grinning and probably celebrating. No matter. Russians will not be fooled by this kind of cheap and deadly propaganda attack. (Peter Lavelle, Facebook status update.)

Major Critic Of Vladimir Putin Shot Dead In Moscow:

Irina Khakamada, a prominent opposition figure who co-founded a liberal party with Nemtsov, blamed a climate of intimidation and warned that the murder could herald a dangerous destabilization. “It’s a provocation that is clearly not in Putin’s interests, it’s aimed at rocking the situation,” she said in remarks carried by RIA Novosti news agency.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/world-news/boris-nemtsov-killed-russia

Breaking news: FALSE FLAG IN MOSCOW!:

There are folks in Langley tonight who got a promotion.

http://thesaker.is/breaking-news-false-flag-in-moscow/

It is also strange that the BBC’s initial report of the Nemtsov shooting quotes the Riga-based Russian start-up news site called Meduza:

According to Russian-language news website Meduza, “several people” got out of a car and shot him.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31669061

Why wouldn’t the BBC look to other Russian news sites in Moscow, opting instead to use a fledgling Riga, Latvia-based news aggregator as their source?


What is Meduza?

Meduza is a news website formed from the ashes of Lenta.ru, which some claim was smashed to pieces by the Kremlin. Some of the top people from Lenta decided to set up shop outside of Russia, and they chose former Soviet city and modern-day neo-Nazi stronghold Riga, Latvia as their base of operations for this anti-Putin project. They have tried to deny ties to Kremlin opposition leader and notorious oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, but some insiders claim that Meduza is one of Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia projects – itself being a George Soros Open Society project. One of the editors at Meduza has admitted…

that Mikhail Khodorkovsky… was a passive investor, however she refused to name any other backers…

From Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meduza

Russian journalists set up shop in Latvia after Kremlin crackdown:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/23/russian-journalists-meduza-project-latvia-kremlin-crackdown

https://meduza.io/en

For more on Khodorkovsky, see my previous blog post on Color Revolutions:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/color-revolutions-financial-warfare-against-russia/


Mikhail Khodorkovsky breaks political silence, saying he would lead Russia:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/21/mikhail-khodorkovsky-breaks-political-silence-prepared-lead-russia

What is Open Russia?

Open Russia was launched by Mikhail Khodorkovsky during an online conference held on September 20, 2014.

Open Russia today is about bringing together citizens living both inside and outside of Russia, who share the European values of a strong, dynamic, and forward-looking state founded upon effective democratic institutions and the rule of law. Open Russia will enable these citizens to communicate and work together, to make their voices heard, and to mobilise effectively in the cause of common interests and goals.

http://www.khodorkovsky.com/what-is-open-russia/

Citizens “who share European values”? That sounds a little like Euromaidan – they talk about change, democracy, European values, working together and making your voice heard, and fighting corruption, but have no real program for economic prosperity.

But Open Russia also sounds like something else: the Open Society of George Soros!

George Soros is the founder and chairman of Open Society—a network of foundations, partners, and projects in more than 100 countries.

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros

The Real Crime of M. Khodorkovsky:

With his new billions in effect stolen from the Russian people, he made some powerful friends. He set up a foundation modeled on US billionaire George Soros’ Open Society, calling it the Open Russia Foundation. He invited two powerful Westerners to its board—Henry Kissinger and Jacob Lord Rothschild.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article168007.html


Meduza is also connected to opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was recently detained for handing out Vesna fliers in the Moscow Metro:

http://news.yahoo.com/moscow-police-detain-opposition-figure-navalny-subway-152925329.html

http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2668678

The Vesna march, or Vesna (Spring) Youth Movement march, is set to kick off on March 1.

The organizers of the opposition march Vesna, which is scheduled for March 1, have agreed to hold it in the Moscow Maryino area, Boris Nemtsov, co-chairman of the party RPR-PARNAS, told a press conference on Friday. “After intensive debate and consultations, we came to the conclusion that we agree to hold the march in Maryino,” Nemtsov said. Nemtsov emphasized that the demands of the march are more important to the opposition that its venue. “The main thing to us is that all residents, including residents of Maryino, hear our demands,” Nemtsov said.

http://rbth.com/news/2015/02/20/opposition_agrees_to_hold_march_1_march_in_maryino_43912.html

http://spb-vesna.ru/

Ahead of this, the Vesna people put out a YouTube video of university students in Moscow apologizing to Ukraine for Putin’s actions.

Движение Весна (Vesna Movement) YouTube page:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBSwdHSLX_OELIHLYIw_6Q

This is also being promoted by Radio Free Europe.

‘Ashamed’ Russian Students Ask Ukraine To ‘Forgive Us’:

http://www.rferl.org/content/russian-students-ashamed-ukraine-video-response/26848769.html


Who is Alexei Navalny?

Navalny and Neoliberalism:

Navalny is a right-wing populist. No doubt. But I would submit he’s more of an American variety than a European facsimile. His xenophobia comes with an anti-elitist élan tinged with a libertarian distrust of big government. If Navalny ran in a US election, he’d find common cause with the Tea Party. He’d make an excellent Fox News pundit if he added flamboyancy to his abrasiveness.

http://seansrussiablog.org/2013/08/01/navalny-and-neoliberalism/

Exploring the possibility of a ‘Russian Maidan’

The political front that will take to Russia’s streets has already long been identified. It includes the same brand of extreme “nationalists” and ultra-right groups seen overrunning Ukraine’s political order. This includes literal Neo-Nazis. One of the prevailing figures among Russia’s ultra-right is US-backed Alexey Navalny – billed by the West as an “anti-corruption activist,” who is in all reality a neo-fascist operating openly in the service of Wall Street.

Alexey Navalny was a Yale World Fellow, and in his profile it states: Navalny spearheads legal challenges on behalf of minority shareholders in large Russian companies, including Gazprom, Bank VTB, Sberbank, Rosneft, Transneft, and Surgutneftegaz, through the Union of Minority Shareholders… Navalny is also co-founder of the Democratic Alternative movement…

The Democratic Alternative, also written DA!, is a US State Department National Endowment for Democracy (NED) fund recipient, implicating Alexey Navalny as an agent of US-funded sedition. The US State Department itself reveals this as they list DA! among many of the “youth movements” they support operating in Russia…

That this funding is nowhere on NED’s official website indicates that full disclosures are not being made and that NED is engaged in clandestine funding.

http://www.sott.net/article/290362-Exploring-the-possibility-of-a-Russian-Maidan

http://journal-neo.org/2014/12/20/the-impending-russian-maidan/

More on Navalny:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/color-revolutions-financial-warfare-against-russia/

Navalny was detained for handing out Vesna fliers in the Metro, and now, one of the key organizers of Vesna, Nemtsov, has been shot. Again, it is hard to imagine what possible gain this shooting could be for the Kremlin, especially following the large anti-Maidan march in Moscow of the previous weekend, and Putin’s growing approval ratings.

This obviously could be to the benefit of any number of Putin enemies, including the Russian opposition to Putin, the Kiev fascist clique, the CIA, and NATO. It remains to be seen which suspect emerges as the strongest, whether it is one of these suspects or someone else.

Anti-Putin Opposition Looks to Russian Spring for Revival:

Just before he was jailed for handing out leaflets at a metro station, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny used his last moments in a Moscow court to record a video urging supporters to join a March 1 protest against President Vladimir Putin.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-26/anti-putin-opposition-looks-to-russian-spring-for-revival

The article goes on to say:

The opposition “hasn’t been this weak for many years,” Stefan Meister, an analyst at the German Council of Foreign Relations in Berlin, said by phone. “Even when we have a growing economic crisis in Russia, there’s still high support for Putin.”

US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow:

Clearly to match the expectations the “spring” rally was meant to have, to infuse the “virus” US Senator McCain had claimed was intended for Moscow, something drastic would have to be done to change the current calculus.

http://journal-neo.org/2015/02/28/russia-us-backed-opposition-leader-gunned-down-in-moscow/

The “current calculus” has indeed been changed. It remains to be seen who will benefit from this and how each side will react. The Vesna marches will go on as planned, apart from the one in Moscow.

Funeral March to Replace Moscow Opposition Rally After Nemtsov Murder:

The planned Vesna (“Spring”) opposition rallies will take place as scheduled outside of Moscow, but the one in the Russian capital will be replaced with a funeral march in memory of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian politician killed late Friday night, co-chair of the RPR-PARNAS political party, Mikhail Kasyanov, has told journalists.

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150228/1018872078.html

Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing Linked to Charlie Hebdo Comments:

Investigators are working on the hypothesis that the killing of Boris Nemtsov was related to his stance on the attack of Charlie Hebdo magazine. “Nemtsov received threats related to his position on the shooting of journalists in the office of Charlie Hebdo edition in Paris,” Vladimir Markin, who represents the Investigative Committee of the Russian Fedеration…

http://www.novinite.com/articles/166899/Russian+Investigators%3A+Nemtsov+Killing+Linked+to+Charlie+Hebdo+Comments


Names to know:

Boris Nemtsov: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Nemtsov

Nemtsov from 2005 – no stranger to color revolutions:

http://www.kommersant.com/p547313/r_1/Boris_Nemtsov_Exercises_His_Right_to_the_Left_/

Alexei Navalny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Navalny

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Khodorkovsky

Yegor Gaidar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yegor_Gaidar

Anatoly Chubais: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoly_Chubais

http://www.russiaprofile.org/bg_people/resources_whoiswho_alphabet_c_chubais.html

Meduza: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meduza

Open Society Foundations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Society_Foundations

National Endowment for Democracy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Endowment_for_Democracy

Vladimir Zhirinovsky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Zhirinovsky

Boris Berezovsky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Berezovsky_(businessman)

Mikhail Chernoy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cherney

RUSSIA – The Rise and Fall of the Oligarchs:

 

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., tweets a photo of himself with slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov and says he is ‘very saddened’ by his death – @SenJohnMcCain

John McCain is ashamed of America, supports fascists and terrorists:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/scandal-john-mccain-is-ashamed-of-america-supports-fascists-and-terrorists/


BBC, from February 2005:

Boris Nemtsov, once a rising star in the Russian political firmament, has joined forces with Ukraine’s new liberal president Viktor Yushchenko.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4287957.stm

Mr Nemtsov was prominent during Ukraine’s Orange Revolution.

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Nemtsov with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko.


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Anna Durytska

Nemtsov was shot and killed… when walking with Ukranian model Anna Durytska… The killing happened the day before the opposition march Vesna (Russian for “spring”), a street demonstration organised to protest against economic conditions in Russia and the war in Ukraine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Boris_Nemtsov


Putin in 2012 – opposition is looking to turn someone into involuntary martyr:

http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/02/28/3962

Other links:

http://redpilltimes.com/obvious-false-flag-operation-liberal-opposition-politician-boris-nemtsov-shot-dead-in-moscow/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-opposition-leaders-see-kremlin-links-to-nemtsov-murderrussian-opposition-leaders-see-kremlin-links-to-nemtsov-murder/2015/02/28/1626f9b2-bed6-11e4-9dfb-03366e719af8_story.html

http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-cia-may-just-assassinated-boris-nemtsov-moscow-blame-putin/

http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/02/28/3961

http://rt.com/op-edge/236407-babich-nemtsov-death-putin/

http://rt.com/news/236411-boris-nemtsov-reformist-opposition/

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150228/1018878675.html#ixzz3T1ip9HwV

http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20150228/1018896732.html

http://fortruss.blogspot.sk/2015/02/did-us-murder-boris-nemstov-imminent.html

http://rt.com/op-edge/236407-babich-nemtsov-death-putin/

http://rt.com/news/236569-nemtsov-mourning-rally-murder/

http://www.sott.net/article/293253-Insignificant-Putin-critic-gunned-down-by-someone-who-hates-Putin

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-boris-nemtsov-assassination-russias-non-system-opposition-refuses-to-blame-the-kremlin/5434206

Police Arrest Ukrainian Lawmaker at Nemtsov’s Funeral March in Moscow:

Moscow police confirmed the arrest of Ukrainian parliament member Oleksiy Goncharenko ahead of the march commemorating slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov on Sunday. Goncharenko took part in the violent events in southern Ukraine’s Odessa on May 2, 2014, when far-right activists blocked anti-EU protesters inside the city’s House of Trade Unions and set the building on fire. According to official statistics, the incident killed 48 people and wounded over 250.

Goncharenko posted photos of dead activists in Odessa on Twitter and expressed public support for “cleansing” of the camp of the opponents of the newly-installed Ukrainian authorities.

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150301/1018921582.html

What’s a false flag?:

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/11-signs-of-false-flag.html

https://mariamuir.com/12-signs-false-flag-operation/

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/41-admitted-false-flag-attacks.html


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