Oil and the Battle for Chechnya

I was back in my old stomping grounds and this link was included in a previous post- url below- It was accessible so you should be able to read through it. The piece contains many, many links. So check them out

Notice Ukraine is in the url?

It is time to consider the extent to which American secret agencies have developed a symbiotic relationship with the forces they are supposed to be fighting – and have even on occasion intervened to let al-Qaeda terrorists proceed with their plots….. Consider the FBI’s instruction in 1993 to the Canadian RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] to release the al-Qaeda organizer Mohamed Ali, who then proceeded to Nairobi in the same year to begin planning the U.S. Embassy bombing of 1998…. the best insider’s book about the FBI and Ali Mohamed, [is] The Black Banners, by former FBI agent Ali Soufan (a book that was itself heavily and inexcusably censored by the CIA, after being cleared for publication by the FBI)….  by 1996 bin Laden was ‘supporting Islamists in Lebanon, Bosnia, Kashmir, Tajikistan, and Chechnya.’ 72 And in step with bin Laden, the al-Kifah Center [in New York] was also supporting jihad after 1992 ‘in Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Philippines, Egypt, Algeria, Kashmir, Palestine, and elsewhere.’ 73 But bin Laden and Al-Kifah were not acting on their own, they were supporting projects, especially in Tajikistan (1993-95) and then Chechnya (after 1995), where their principal ally, Ibn al-Khattab (Thamir Saleh Abdullah Al-Suwailem) also enjoyed high-level support in Saudi Arabia.74 ‘Khattab enjoyed a certain amount of logistical and financial support from Saudi Arabia. Saudi sheikhs declared the Chechen resistance a legitimate jihad, and private Saudi donors sent money to Khattab and his Chechen colleagues. As late as 1996, mujahidin wounded in Chechnya were sent to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, a practice paid for by charities and tolerated by the state.’ 75 Ali Soufan adds that America also supported this jihad: by 1996, ‘the United States had been on the side of Muslims in Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Chechnya.’ 76 By protecting the Al-Kifah Center [in New York] and its associates (including Mohamed) and not prosecuting them for their crimes (including murder), the U.S. Government was in effect keeping open a channel whereby those in America who wished to wage jihad were helped to wage jihad in other countries, not here.
Peter Dale Scott – US Government Protection of Al-Qaeda Terrorists and the US-Saudi Black HoleThe Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 29, No. 1, July 29, 2013

“Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings will bring Russia and the United States closer together in combating terrorism…. U.S. and Russian authorities are investigating why deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen, visited Russia last year…. Putin accused the West of providing ‘informational, financial, and political’ support to militants in the North Caucasus that Russia considers terrorists. ‘Russia itself has been a victim of international terrorism, one of the first such victims,’ he said. ‘And I have always been annoyed when our Western partners and your colleagues from the Western media called our terrorists — who committed brutal, bloody, sickening crimes on the territory of our country — called them insurgents and almost never called them terrorists,’ Putin said.”
Putin Talks About Boston Bombings, Navalny, Berezovsky In Q&A Session
Radio Free Europe, 27 April 2013

If you notice the MEK ties to intelligence groups is mentioned? The MEK have been very vocal here in Canada. Prancing around with the flag of the Shah and antagonizing the anti genocide protestors

With the principal exception of actions against the Shia-Islam-based religious regime in Iran, all these covert operations have involved NATO member states deploying fundamentalist Islamists to try and overthrow secular governments (Najibulla in Afghanistan; Milosevic in Yugoslavia; Putin in Chechnya; Gaddafi in Libya; and Assad in Syria). The aim of the Islamists in all these cases is not to establish democracy, but rather rule by Islamic Sharia law, as was achieved by the Taleban in Afghanistan after NATO’s covert destabilisation of that country in the 1980s.

In the case of Iran the United States has been secretly backing the MEK (or ‘People’s Mujahadeen of Iran’, a Marxist Islamist group), some of whom were covertly trained by the US government in America’s Nevada desert between 2005 and 2007. This matter was exposed in 2012 by the veteran Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, the man who had also previously exposed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war, and the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal following the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The Bush administration’s covert training of the MEK, as uncovered by Hersh, took place even though the organisation was officially designated a terrorist group at the time by the US State Department.

The Obama administration has since delisted the MEK as a terrorist group in order to more easily further its efforts to destabilise Iran, as happened with the Bin Laden-allied KLA in Yugoslavia under the Clinton administration in the 1990s. Put simply, such people are designated ‘terrorists’ when attacking NATO member states, but ‘rebels’ or ‘freedom fighters’ when attacking NATO’s enemies, for which they are deployed on a vastly larger scale.

In the eyes of western strategists, it is that latter imbalance which makes the overall net effect of the exercise geopolticially ‘worthwhile’, despite occasional ‘blow back’ causalities on the soil of NATO member states.

Hopefully this sheds some light on the what and why of recent occurrences in Dagestan.

Trying to Sow Division in Dagestan- The Duran

Standard stuff for the 3 letter agencies, indeed!

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