Reuters lays groundwork for Western support of Al Qaeda terrorists in Russia’s Caucasus region.
by Tony Cartalucci
August 31, 2012 – With the US openly supporting, arming, and literally “cheering” for Al Qaeda in Syria, it should be no surprise that their support for Al Qaeda’s other operations is now slowly revealing itself. For decades, brutal terrorist campaigns have been carried out in Russia by Al Qaeda’s Caucasus Mountains faction, constituting the backbone of the so-called “Chechen rebels.”
Image: Must be seen to believe – screenshot of FP’s article literally titled, “Two Cheers for Syrian Islamists.”
The writer, Gary Gambill, comes from the Middle East Forum which
regular features the warmongering rants of Neo-Cons like Daniel Pipes
and Islamophobia-propagandist Robert Spencer. With the West now embracing “Islamists” (Al Qaeda), it has now begun selling the terrorists’ cause in Russia’s Caucasus region.
While there was a time the US feigned solidarity with the Russian government as it fought listed Al Qaeda affiliates carrying out attacks across the Caucasus Mountains in Russia’s southern region, as well as attacks across the country including in Moscow itself, research reveals that the United States has been covertly backing these terrorists all along. Just as the US created, funded, armed, and directed Al Qaeda in the mountains of Afghanistan during the 1980’s, they are to this day funding, arming, and directing Al Qaeda from Libya, to Syria, and in Russia.
US is Attempting to Undermine and Overrun the Russian Political Order
The US State Department has been recently exposed interfering heavily in Russian politics. From funding so-called “independent” election monitor GOLOS, who sought to write off recent elections as “stolen,” to street protests led by US-funded opposition members who have been caught literally filing into the US embassy in Moscow, the US is clearly attempting to undermine and overrun the current political order in Russia. The recent “Pussy Riot” publicity stunt has also been arranged by US-funded opposition as well as fully leveraged by these organizations, their foreign sponsors, and the Western media.
Image:NED’s official websitelists an astounding number of NGOs conducting seditious US-funded political activities
across the Russian Federation. GOLOS is just one of many NGOs funded by the United
States government, overseen by the US Embassy in Russia, and used to meddle most recently in Russia’s elections.
While these so-called “soft-power” options are running their course, a more sinister plot is being prepared – one involving the resurgence of terrorism in Russia’s Caucasus region, and sure to spill over into the rest of Russia. It is now revealed that many of the propaganda fronts acting as clearinghouses for the Chechen militants were in fact US subsidized.
Corporate Media Laying Groundwork for Renewed Terrorism
Just like in Syria, where foreign terrorists are fallaciously portrayed as indigenous, justified “pro-democracy” “freedom fighters,” a similar narrative is being spun to whitewash terrorists operating in Russia’s Caucasus Mountains. In Reuters’ recent report, “Insight: Brutality, anger fuel jihad in Russia’s Caucasus,” readers are barraged by outright lies regarding the genesis and underlying cause of violence in the region.
Reading like a US State Department press release, we are told that Chechens are “sick of official corruption” and want change “like that seen in last year’s Egyptian revolution.” Reuters fails to acknowledge that “last year’s revolution” has sprung this year’s Muslim Brotherhood tyranny, already curbing civil liberties and muzzling criticism in the press at home, while supporting Wall Street and London adventures abroad.
Like in Syria, where we are constantly reassured that the revolution “mostly” rejects the sectarian extremism that is demonstrably charging the violence, Reuters attempts to claim that while the violence in Russia seems “religious,” most people reject the “Shairia law” that will inevitably be imposed by Al Qaeda.
Likewise, we are introduced to Doku Umarov, who Reuters claims “leads an underground movement to create an
Emirate across the Caucasus region.” Reuters fails to mention that Umarov is listed by the United Nations as an associate of Al Qaeda. According to the UN:
Doku Umarov was directly involved in organizing a number of major
terrorist acts: the capture of residential areas of the Vedenski and
Urus-Martanovski districts of the Chechen Republic the Russian
Federation (August 2002); the kidnapping of staff from the Office of
the Public Prosecutor of the Chechen Republic (December 2002); and the
bombings of the building housing the Department of the Russian Federal
Security Service for the Republic of Ingushetia, in the city of Magas,
and of two railway trains in Kislovodsk (September 2003). He was one of
the main organizers of the raid on Ingushetia by militants on 22 June
2004, the sortie into Grozny on 21 August 2004, the hostage-taking in
Beslan of 1-3 September 2004 and the terrorist attacks in Moscow metro
stations on 29 March 2010.
Umarov, and the terrorists under his command, leading the so called “Jihad” Reuters is attempting to whitewash and spin, are unequivocally terrorists associated with Al Qaeda, and in no way “freedom fighters” – their cause and methods by no means justified in any manner.
Image: “Russia’s Bin Laden,” Doku Umarov led terrorist death
squads in Chechnya during the 1990’s up until 2011 when the UN finally
listed him as an Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists. At one point, Umarov
even declared himself “Emir of the Russian North Caucasus.” His
propaganda clearinghouse, the Kavkaz Center, was funded by the US State
Department, as well as several supporting fronts including the National Endowment for Democracy-funded
Russian-Chechen Friendship Society. The former currently supports US
efforts to overthrow the Syrian government. The latter organization is currently backing the US State Department’s recent PR ploy, “Pussy Riot.”
Reuters does concede that Chechnya’s Muslim faith has been transformed from traditional practices to Saudi-perverted teaching spread from madrases both abroad and now springing up across the Caucasus Mountains over the last 20 years. Coincidentally, Saudi Arabia had created as a joint effort with the US, Al Qaeda over the past 30 years. It is young men passing through these madrases, teaching this perverted revision of Islam, that keep the ranks topped off of the West’s foreign legion, Al Qaeda.
Reuters claims efforts by former-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to rebuild the region and relax measures put in place to rein in sectarian extremism were widely praised. The recent violence flaring up in the Caucasus region is explained by Reuters as the result of Vladimir Putin returning to the Russian presidency – and more specifically the result of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov “crushing all dissent.” However, this sophomoric excuse ignores the fact that Kadyrov was actually president throughout Medvedev’s “progressive” term in office, and assumes that readers are simplistic enough to believe President Putin’s 4 months in office is long enough to so drastically upturn Chechnya’s political landscape, that it would spur people to already take up arms and suicide-bombing belts.
Reuters attempts to sell the idea that armed militants are rising up against the government, and the idea it attempts to leave readers with is that people are turning to terrorism for a lack of a better alternative. Paradoxically, Reuters writes in the same report that these terrorists are also targeting indigenous Muslim sects, because, Reuters claims, they are “state-backed.” In reality, this Al Qaeda led militancy is attempting to carve out the entire Caucasus region by either indoctrinating or killing off the local inhabitants – which is in essence a form of US-Saudi-backed imperialism on par with anything the rebels accuse Russia of.
The Joining US State Department-funded Opposition with US-Saudi-armed Terrorists
In reality, the West is opposed to President Putin’s return to office. The West is also opposed to providing him with the stability to advance Russia socially, economically, and geopolitically outside the Wall Street-London consensus. Therefore, it has been determined that foreign-armed and directed mercenary militancy, a much more realistic explanation for the sudden surge in violence, will be used to ensure President Putin rules over a destabilized nation instead.
The tool of choice, as it has been since the 1980’s in Afghanistan, are US-Saudi-funded terrorists indoctrinated with sectarian extremism, armed to the teeth, and unleashed to spread regression and destruction against all targets of Western foreign policy.
While US-backed opposition groups attempt to lay the groundwork for demonizing President Putin and the current Russian political order in Moscow, Washington is working diligently to raise a militant threat that can throw off balance Russia’s superior security apparatus in a very similar fashion prescribed by US policy makers in Brookings Institution’s “Which Path to Persia?” report in regards to Iran.
Providing Russia with a sizable militant threat inside its borders also blunts Russia’s ability to thwart the West’s hegemonic campaigns elsewhere – such as in Syria, against Iran, and throughout Central Asia. Ideally, linking the militancy to US-backed protesters in Moscow, and portraying it as a singular “political uprising” as it has done in Syria is the ultimate goal, opening the door for wider covert operations to be carried out across the entire country, as well as justification for sanctions and other punitive measures to be taken.
The trick left to professional propagandists like Reuters, CNN, BBC, and others, is to somehow mesh the US State Department’s stable of proxies in Moscow with the militancy in Chechnya. By adopting the same language and alleged causes of fighting “corruption” and “oppression,” already the media is attempting to entwine both movements, even though the two are in no way related aside from their foreign backing.
Clearing a Path for the Hordes: From Libya to the Caucasus Mountains.
The creation of a united front against Iran was the immediate goal of the Arab Spring. It has left the Arab World in disarray and has outright toppled nationalist governments, replacing them with pliable Western proxies. Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt are run by direct proxies of US foreign policy, while Syria, Lebanon, and Iran are left fighting foreign terrorists fueled by emerging sectarian extremist governments across the region.
Image: AQIM from northern Mali, LIFG from Libya, Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt, and with support from Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar, Turkey, and others – all are converging on Syria (in black), and then Iran. Should Syria or Iran, or both fall to Western-backed terrorist brigades, and if the West manages to use Kurds across Turkey and northern Iraq to create a conduit (in red), a path will be cleared into Russia’s restive Caucasus Mountains and onto Moscow itself. Nations standing in the way of this horde, including Turkey and Georgia, risk being carved up or drawn into protracted, costly conflict. Other nations at grave risk from Western-backed terrorism include Algeria, Pakistan, and China.
Libya has become a safe-haven for Al Qaeda, a nation-sized terrorist encampment funneling NATO weapons, cash, and trained fighters to the borders of the West’s enemies. Syria is facing what is essentially a military invasion led by Libyan terrorists, facilitated by NATO, specifically Turkey, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), specifically Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Should Syria or Iran, or both collapse, and the West succeeds in carving out a Kurdish region controlled by militants armed and loyal to its cause, militants from across the Arab World can be trained from Mali and Libya, to Syria and Kurdistan, with weapons and supplies from everywhere in between being directed together, up through the Caucasus Mountains and into Russia.
Turkey of course would be the big loser, being carved up and added as part of Kurdistan to form part of the conduit – a gambit current Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is both aware of and maliciously indifferent to – to the perceived benefit of his own advancement within the Wall Street-London elite, and to the collective detriment of Turkey and its foreseeable future.
While it seems unfathomable that such a gambit can be conceived let alone executed, it should be remembered that the Arab Spring and the subsequent violent subversion of Syria was planned as far back as 2007-2008, with the indirect consequence of undermining Iran as the ultimate objective. That this itself is part of a grander strategy originating from machinations hatched as far back as 1991, orchestrated by US policy makers who compare geopolitics and the world map to a “Grand Chessboard,” is fairly easy to comprehend.
There is no better way to control the vast resources, geography, and populations of Eurasia and beyond than granting everything from North Africa, the Middle East, and Eurasia to ignorant, indoctrinated, medieval zealots led by duplicitous co-conspirators who will wheel-and-deal with the corporate-financiers of the West while keeping their own populations in fear and darkness – simultaneously, perpetuating Al Qaeda throughout the developing world allows the West to impose draconian repressive measures at home, stifling true political and economic independence and self-determination across their own populations.
The result is global hegemony uncontested both at home and abroad, with a world population subjected to the machinations and whims of a scientific dictatorship rooted in Hilterian eugenics and Malthusian ideology.