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Putin’s False Flag

Iain Davis

The war in Ukraine, and Russia and China’s advocacy of a new multipolar world order, supposedly based upon national sovereignty, has led some to see Vladimir Putin, in particular, as a saviour of sorts.

A few commentators have suggested that, motivated by his love for the Russian people and their culture, Putin is determined to stand against the assault on humanity embodied by the so-called Great Reset.

Unfortunately, this is little more than wishful thinking. Putin does not care about the Russian people, nor any other for that matter. He cares about the Russian state because that is the source of his power and authority and a multipolar world order, ostensibly controlled by Russia, China and the BRICS, is no better than the G7-led, unipolar alternative.

In fact it is hard to distinguish between the two.

The problem is that a small parasite class consider it their right to establish global governance over the Earth’s population. The mode of implementation is a practically irrelevant. Who cares what colour the prison walls are?

On the 25th of July 1998, Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer, was appointed as the Director of the Federal Security Service (Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti – FSB), by then Russian President Boris Yeltsin. He served in this role for just over a year, leaving on the 9th of August 1999.

He left the the FSB to take up his new appointment as Russian Prime Minister and was soon named by Yeltsin as his successor. Despite his lofty position, few considered Putin capable of winning a presidential election. He had virtually no popular support and faced an opposing coalition aligned against him in the State Duma (Russian Parliament.)

A series of horrific, alleged terrorist attacks markedly changed Putin’s political fortunes. His tough rhetoric and staunch support for military reprisals in response to the Russian apartment bombings transformed his image from a relatively obscure, political non-entity to a great crisis leader.

In December 1999, within a couple of months of the last bombing, Yeltsin unexpectedly resigned. In accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Putin automatically became President. He capitalised on his newfound popularity and soon won his first presidential election in March 2000.

Putin had operational control of the organisation that planned and carried out the Russian apartment bombings. The highly coordinated and well planned operation killed 317 Russian men, women and children and injured approximately 630 more in just 17 days. Putin then exploited the resultant public fear and anger to seize power.

The only reason you don’t know more about it is that Western power brokers treat the people that they rule with equal disdain.

To expose Russia’s pivotal false flag would be to expose their own. Russia had its 9/11 first.

The Russian Apartment Bombings

On the 22nd of July 1999, in Moscow’s daily morning paper (Moskovskaya Pravda), respected journalist, defence analyst and former Russian Air Force colonel, Aleksander Zhilin, published an article titled “Storm in Moscow.”  Zhilin wrote:

From trustworthy sources in the Kremlin the following has become known. The administration of the president [Yeltsin] has drafted and adopted a broad plan for discrediting Luzhkov [Yuri – Mayor of Moscow and prospective presidential candidate] with the aid of provocations, intended to destabilize the socio-psychological situation in Moscow. In circles close to Tatyana Dyachenko [Yeltsin’s younger daughter and personal advisor – married name Yumasheva], the given plan is being referred to as ‘Storm in Moscow.’ […] As is confirmed by our sources, the city awaits great shocks. The conducting of loud terrorist acts (or attempts at terrorist acts) is being planned in relation to a number of government establishments[.]

The article garnered relatively little interest. The furtive political environment in the capital was frequently the subject of extraordinary claims and conspiracy theories. However, subsequent events would prompt many to re-read Zhilin’s piece with more interest.

Three weeks after Putin left his post as director of the FSB, at 8pm on the 31st of August, a bomb detonated in a shopping mall on Manezhnaya Square in Moscow. One person died and more than 30 were injured.

On the 2nd of September 1999, the “Liberation Army of Dagestan” supposedly claimed responsibility for the explosion and warned of further attacks.

There is no evidence that a group called the “Liberation Army of Dagestan” ever existed. Despite published claims, no one knew who they were. Local FSB and Ministry of the Interior officials expressed doubt at the time. The Chechen president Aslan Maskhadov hadn’t heard of them and none of the known Islamist extremists or established groups were known to associate with any group of that name.

Later, In 2005, Rizvan Chitigov (a.k.a the American), was killed in Chechnya. The FSB alleged that Chitigov both planned and carried out the Manezhnaya Square bombing and further that he was a CIA asset. Chitigov had no known links to any group called the Liberation Army of Dagestan. So why someone would falsely claim responsibility for a group that didn’t exist remains a mystery.

At 10pm on the 4th of September 1999, in the town of Buynaksk in Dagestan, a car bomb exploded in front of a five story apartment block. The apartments housed the families of Russian border guards. 68 People were killed and approximately 150 injured.

Another anonymous call was received with a vague assertion of responsibility which, unusually for supposed terrorists, didn’t name the group taking credit.

A little after midnight on the 9th of September 1999, a bomb detonated in the basement of 19 Gyryanova Street, Moscow. 106 People were murdered and 249 injured in the blast as the building collapsed.

The city mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, reacted by blaming terrorists without any real evidence that any terrorist group was responsible.
FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev, who had replaced Putin as the head of the organisation, said that they had recovered samples from the site of the blast:

[T]races of Hexogen (RDX) and TNT were discovered. This already indicates that the explosion was definitely not an accident.

Prime Minister Putin announced that a day of national mourning would be held on the 13th of September.

The 13th of September 1999 was marked by another terrible explosion. A bomb detonated in the basement of an apartment building on Kashirskoye Highway in Moscow. 124 People died and more than 200 were injured. The day of mourning took on an even more poignant significance.

Prime Minister Putin responded and said:

Those who organized and planned this series of cruel terrorist attacks have far-reaching plans. They count on creating political tension in Russia.

The same day, the 13th, two bombs were discovered and made safe in the warehouse on Borisovskiye Prudy Street and in the Kapotnya raion (district). Shortly after the bombing the speaker of the State Duma, Gennady Seleznyov, announced:

I have just received a report. According to information from Rostov-on-Don, an apartment building in the city of Volgodonsk was blown up last night.

The Volgodonsk attack didn’t happen on the 12th of September. The Volgodonsk tragedy struck four days later on the 16th of September. Evidently Seleznyov had been given advanced knowledge of an alleged terrorist attack that had yet to occur.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), later recalled that Seleznyov received the information on a note handed to him by a member of the Duma secretariat (civil service) and then read it aloud at a meeting of the Duma Council.

In the early hours of Monday the 16th of September 1999, a truck bomb blew up outside an apartment in Volgodonsk. Another 18 people were slaughtered and approximately 200 were injured. Again no identifiable terrorist group or individual claimed responsibility.

Following the bombing Vladimir Zhirinovsky was the only State Duma deputy to question Seleznyov about the apparent foreknowledge. He asked Seleznyov:

Look at what’s happening in our country! Do you remember? [. . .] [Y]ou told us on Monday that a house in Volgodonsk had been blown up, three days before the explosion [. . .] How did it happen: they report to you that at 11 a.m. a house was blown up, but the Rostov regional administration was not aware that you had been informed about it? Everyone goes to sleep, three days later there’s an explosion.

Seleznyov did not offer a meaningful response and died in 2015 having never provided a cogent answer. In 2002 he said that the note referred to an improvised hand-grenade incident that occurred in Volgodonsk on the 12th of September 1999.

This minor incident, which barely made the local news in Volgodonsk, didn’t kill anyone and did not “blow up” an apartment building. Nonetheless, it became the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation’s official rationale for Seleznyov’s statement.

Russian state officials unequivocally told the Russian people who they should blame for the attacks. Regardless of that fact that they had produced no evidence to support their contention, they vociferously accused Chechen extremists. President Yeltsin said that all transport links and border crossings in and out of Chechnya would be blocked to protect the rest of the country from further atrocities.

Alexandre Zdanovich, FSB spokesman, said:

The people who organise these missions, who prepare the explosives, who deliver them and have overall responsibility for everything that has happened are obviously in Chechnya. I can say with the utmost certainty, I can guarantee you, that they come from the training camps of Khattab and Basayev.

Thus, the narrative was set. There was no evidence to support this tale offered by Russian officials at the time, and little more today.

One of the suspected masterminds behind the bombing, Ibn al Khattab, denied any involvement. If he was responsible, his denial made no sense.

Khattab had previously threatened that Russian’s would face explosions “blasting through their cities.” Taking responsibility for the apartment bombings would therefore have demonstrated his ability to deliver on his threats. Yet, far from glorifying his great victory, Khattab reportedly said:

We would not like to be akin to those who kill sleeping civilians with bombs and shells.

Indeed, many expressed surprise that the supposed terrorists were deliberately killing poorer, working Russian families. They usually struck Russian government or military targets. There seemed to be a sick logic to the Buynaksk attack, but the Moscow and Volgodonsk apartment bombings were anomalous.

It was the deliberate murder of civilians that caused widespread public alarm. The nation rallied behind its political leaders. Check points were set up across the country, local citizen patrols were established and volunteers worked with the authorities to search apartment block basements and other potential targets.
Vladimir Putin emerged as a tough guy, telling the State Duma:

We have to grit our teeth, I’m calling on you to be more disciplined and vigilant, in deeds, not words.

Disciplined and vigilant deeds set the right tone for a terrified nation. While Russia had experience terror attacks in peace time before, it had never been subjected to anything like the string of apartment bombings. The specific targeting of ordinary Russian men, women and children sleeping in their beds, in such a systematic and barbarous campaign, was entirely new.

With no end in sight, many people, especially those residing in urban Russia, were living in a state of fear. In their distress, they looked to their political leaders to save them.

The Ryazan Incident

On the night of the 22nd of September 1999, at around 8.30pm in the central Russian city of Ryazan, local police were alerted to a suspicious group and their vehicle by a vigilant citizen named Alexei Kartofelnikov. The police responded, arriving at 14/16 Novoselov Street, just before 9.30pm, to find that the vehicle and its occupants had left the scene.

Kartofelnikov told them that he had seen two men, in the company of a woman, carrying large sacks down into the basement. The head of the Ryazan bomb squad, Yuri Tkachenko, subsequently disarmed a 150kg bomb with a detonator set to explode the device at 5.30am on the morning of the 23rd.

Yuri Tkachenko was the head of the Engineering and Technical Department of the Ryazan Public Security Police. His team comprised of 13 highly trained officers who regularly updated their expertise and were required to pass Russian state technical exams every two years to demonstrate their current national security and bomb disposal knowledge.

On the night that the device was found Yuri Tkachenko gave a statment to the local press:

There were three bags, the one in the middle had a hole in it. There was an electronic watch inside with wires coming off it. I put my hands in and started gently taking the wires out of the bag.

The residents were evacuated and spent the night in the a nearby October Cinema. They weren’t allowed to return until the following day. According to resident testimony, Alexandre Sergeiev, director of the Ryazan FSB, visited the residents in the cinema and told them:

Today is your second birthday. There were three bags of explosives timed to go off at half-passed five. You would have all been there and you would all have been blown sky-high.

The Ryazan police photographed the detonator and entered it into evidence before handing the case files over to the FSB. The police investigation led the local public prosecutor to declare a terrorist incident that evening, the 23rd of September. Witness statements enabled identikit images of the suspects to be widely circulated in and around Ryazan as the authorities locked the city down.

The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM), led by Sergey Shoygu, announced:

[T]hree bags of sugar mixed with Hexogen, as well as detonators, were found in one of the residential buildings on Novoselov Street.

The use of sugar in combination with RDX (Hexogen) both promotes the ignition of RDX and is a relatively inexpensive way to increase the force of the blast.

Shortly after Tkachenko had defused the device, at approximately 1.30am on the morning of the 23rd, the the local FSB took a 3kg sample of the suspected explosives away for testing.

The FSB said that they conducted three tests using a shotgun cartridge detonator, similar to the one found in Ryazan, but were not able to detonate the substance.

All phone communications in Ryazan were monitored in an effort to find the perpetrators. A telephone operator called Nadezhda Yukhanova intercepted a call destined for the Lubyanka (Moscow headquarters of the FSB). She later testified that the FSB had said:

Is the woman with you? [. . .] Where’s the car? [. . .] Leave Ryazan separately. There are patrols and checkpoints everywhere.

The call reported by Yukhanova, along with visual identification by local witnesses, enabled Ryazan police to quickly locate and detain two of the suspects. No arrests were made because they immediately discovered that the pair were FSB officers. The Ryazan police were ordered to release the FSB agents as the Russian government confirmed that its agents planted the Ryazan device.

The Ryazan Investigation

As the initial news of the Ryazan bomb discovery reached Moscow, Prime Minister Putin reportedly made a bizarre statement. He said that the best thing about events in Ryazan was that it showed that the public were alert to the danger:

The sack with the explosives was noticed, that means there is at least one plus factor. The public is reacting in the right way to the events that are taking place in our country today.

At the time, no one thought that the Ryazan device was anything other than a real bomb. Surely, the best thing about the Ryazan incident was that the residents of Novoselov Street were not murdered in their beds? Why wasn’t Putin happy about that? His statement seemed very odd.

The situation was evolving rapidly. Speaking to the State Duma the Minister of the Interior, Vladimir Rushailo, confirmed that a bomb had been defused and a tragedy averted:

Positive measures are already being taken. One example is the prevention of an explosion in an apartment building in Ryazan.

This was contradicted within the hour by FSB Director Nikolai Patrushev. He said:

There wasn’t an explosion. An explosion wasn’t prevented. [. . .] It wasn’t good work, it was an exercise. There were no explosives, just sugar.

On the 24th, Patrushev followed this up with a TV interview. He repeated that events in Ryazan were part of a drill to “test responses.” Yet Sergey Shoygu (EMERCOM), Vladimir Rushailo (Interior Minister) and Vladimir Putin (Prime Minister) had made no reference to an exercise in the previous 48 hours.

In response to Patrushev’s statement, the Ryazan FSB issued one of their own thoroughly distancing themselves from the claimed training “exercise:”

It has become known that the planting on 22.09.99 of a dummy explosive device was part of an ongoing interregional exercise. This announcement came as a surprise to us and appeared at a moment when the department of the FSB had identified the places of residence in Ryazan of those involved in planting the explosive device and was preparing to detain them.

The Ryazan FSB stressed that they were about to arrest those they held responsible for “planting the explosive device.” They noted that the training exercise narrative only emerged after they were ordered not to arrest the suspects. For a local FSB branch to openly question and seemingly undermine the Lubyanka in this manner was unheard of. It is clear that the Ryazan FSB were not willing to simply go along with the training exercise story.

In a Ryazan local news interview the regional governor said he knew nothing about the alleged FSB exercise. The mayor, Pavel Mamatov, also expressed his disbelief:

They’ve used us as guinea-pigs. Tested Ryazan for lice. I’m not against exercises, I served in the army myself and I took part in them, but I never saw anything like this.

By the 24th September 1999, the 2nd Chechen War was already underway. The full implications of the Ryazan incident had yet to break nationally and the Russian people were still preoccupied what they believed to be a vicious bombing campaign waged by Chechen terrorists.

Speaking in Astana, Kazakhstan, in one of his first televised press conferences, the new Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, knew precisely what to say to capture the mood of the nation:

We will follow the terrorists wherever they go. If they are at the airport we will be there. Excuse me, but if they’re in the shithouse, we will go in there and blow them away. That’s all there is to it. The problem is solved.

His image, as a hard, no-nonsense man of the people, was playing out well with Russian voters. At last, a leader who would take out the bad guys and keep them safe.
With the Chechen war grabbing all the headlines, the Ryazan incident was largely forgotten. That was about to change.

Unravelling Ryazan

Bomb disposal expert, Yuri Tkachenko, gave an interview to journalist Pavel Voloshin in February 2000, five months after the Ryazan incident, in which he clearly maintained that the analysis he conducted, using a state-of-the-art (for 1999) MO-2 gas analyser, revealed the presence of the explosive RDX (Hexogen). He again confirmed that the detonator was armed and timed. He had no doubt that the Ryazan device was a real bomb.

Voloshin also interviewed the first police officer on the scene Andrei Chernyshev. It was he who had discovered the bomb. He recalled how Novoselov Street quickly became a hive of activity as Interior Ministry and local FSB agents joined the investigation. He was equally clear that everyone present that evening understood that the bomb and the planned attack was real:

No one doubted that the situation was combative. I still have the confidence that these were not exercises.

Voloshin’s article caused a furore. It was at this point that the FSB’s official story changed yet again.

A few weeks after Voloshin published his interview with Tkachenko and Chernyshev, the head of the investigative department of the Ryazan FSB, Lieutenant Colonel Yuri Maksimov, contradicted Voloshin’s piece. Having failed to mention it previously, the FSB now claimed that Tkachenko had not used the $20,000 MO-2 analyser but a different unit called Exprei.

It was not possible to corrupt the readings of the sealed vacuum on the MO-2 analyser but it was possible to contaminate Exprei. This is what Maksimov alleged that Tkachenko had done.

Maksimov claimed that the experienced Tkachenko had caused a false Exprei reading because he had not washed his hands after handling RDX the previous day. He accused Tkachenko of error. Maksimov said that Tkachenko had not worn rubber gloves as they were unavailable due to budget constraints.

Despite having steadfastly maintained his account for months, and categorically stating his certainty about the Ryazan device on numerous occasions, following the statement of his senior commanding officer, Tkachenko changed his mind. He altered his account after losing his job as head of the Engineering and Technical Department and interrogation by the FSB. Tkachenko agreed with Lieutenant Colonel Yuri Maksimov. He said that he could have possibly contaminated the Exprei analyser.

In March 2000 there were still some independent media outlets in Russia capable of genuinely questioning the government. On the 2nd of March 2000 NTV broadcast a public debate in a program called Independent Inquiry.

During the NTV discussion the Director of Investigations for the FSB, Stanislav Voronov, read out a prepared FSB statement signed by both the Interior Ministry and the FSB:

A major operation involving all the members of the Russian Federation was jointly planned by the police and the FSB. The operation was codenamed ‘Anti-Terror Whirlwind.’ It was signed by Patrushev and Rushailo

Speaking on the 23rd September 1999, Interior Minister Rushailo didn’t appear to know anything about the joint exercise he had supposedly authorised. Unwittingly or not, he misled the State Duma.

NTV Audience member Evgueni Savostianov, the former Director of the Moscow FSB, called the whole exercise story “incomprehensible.” He asked FSB spokesman Alexandre Zdanovich why the FSB had not informed Rushailo.

Zdanovich replied:

Well, you know, things can sometimes get muddled during an exercise.

Voloshin’s article and the NTV debate prompted questions from some deputies in the State Duma. Deputy Yuri Shchekochikhin put foward two motions requesting the Ryazan incident to be formally investigated by the Prosecutor General’s Office. Vladimir Putin said that the mere suggestion of FSB complicity was “immoral.”

In April 2000 the state Duma voted to deny the motions. All records appertaining to the Ryazan incident were sealed for 75 years.

The Weight of Circumstantial Evidence

In March 2001 a number if Islamist extremist terror suspects were sentenced in connection with the Buynaksk bombing. No physical, witness or forensic evidence placed any of the accused at the scene of the explosion. All the evidence against them related to general acts of terrorism and the commissioning of terrorism.

All mention of RDX and hexogen was removed from the official apartment bombing narrative following the Ryazan incident. By 2002 the bombs were said to have been ammonium nitrate and aluminium based. It was as if the inital findings never existed and no one ever mentioned RDX (hexogen.)

The supposed mastermind behind the campaign Ibn al-Khattab was allegedly assassinated by the FSB in 2002. Another suspect, Yusuf Krymshamkhalov, was sentenced in 2003 to life imprisonment for his alleged part in the Moscow bombings as was Adam Dekkushev for his suspected role in the Volgodonsk bombing.

The trial of Krymshamkhalov and Dekkushev was heard in secret, without a jury. The convictions were based upon interrogation statements submitted to the court by the FSB.

To date, there is no evidence that any of the Russian apartment bombings were carried out by terrorists. All named suspects have either died or supposedly remain at large. Even the convictions of Krymshamkhalov and Dekkushev were for activities related to the commissioning of terrorism.

There is no evidence that any of the Russian apartment bombs were planted by terrorists. By contrast, the evidence indicating that elements within the FSB orchestrated the attacks is overwhelming.

— The FSB planted a device in Ryazan that was initially disarmed by bomb disposal experts. Ryazan investigators discovered that the bomb was real and identified the explosive as RDX (Hexogen). Ryazan officials presented physical evidence of a timer device with an active explosive charge. It was only months later, after he had spent some time being interrogated by the FSB and had lost his job, that bomb disposal expert Yuri Tkachenko changed his story about the equipment he had used. At no stage did he concede that the the device was anything other than a real bomb, only that his analysis could have been “contaminated.”

— The Ryazan police, local FSB, Ryazan residents and all other officials understood that the device was an active bomb with a functioning timer set to explode at 5.30am.

— Traces of the same RDX explosive were found at other apartment bombings. This was confirmed by the Director of the FSB, the head of EMERCOM and other Russian officials during the initial investigation. The Ryazan bomb appeared to be of the same construction as the other bombs used in the apartment bombings.

— The placement of the Ryazan bomb, targeting a poorer, civilian community and situated to bring down their apartment building, followed exactly the same targetting and victim profile as the other apartment bombs, allegedly planted by terrorists. Even the Buynaksk bombing was directed against innocent families.

— The supposed terrorist campaign ceased following the temporary detention of the FSB agents in Ryazan. There were no more attacks. The exposure of the FSB’s secret training methods coincided precisely with the end of the real terror campaign. It was only once the plot was discovered and the story about an alleged “training exercise” emerged, that the terror campaign ceased.

— The supposed mastermind of the campaign, Ibn al-Khattab, specifically denied his involvement, eschewing the chance to take credit. The only named terrorist group that allegedly claimed responsibility (the Liberation Army of Dagestan) didn’t exist.

— A journalist reported that Russian state officials had told him about “loud terrorist acts” that would deliver “great shocks” to Moscow two months prior to such attacks occurring.

— The speaker of the State Duma received a note from a state official relaying news of the Volgodonsk bombing three days before it happened.

— The Prime Minister of Russia effectively expressed an opinion that the best thing about the Ryazan incident was that it showed the Russian people were living in fear.

— Russian investigators and officials repeatedly identified the detected presence of the explosive RDX at the scenes of the apartment bombings. Following the Ryazan incident, where RDX was once again detected by bomb disposal experts, the FSB and other state officials changed their story and claimed that RDX had never been identified, thoroughly contradicting their own previous statements.

— The “training exercise” story makes no logical sense for four key reasons.

— The device was discovered by chance, thanks to the vigilance of Ryazan citizens. The FSB hid the bomb in the basement but did not alert the Ryazan authorities. They made no effort to trigger the response they claimed they wished to evaluate.

— The FSB did not have any operatives, who knew an alleged training exercise was underway, involved in the Ryazan response. If the bomb was a dummy device (merely bags of sugar), as the FSB claimed, then the Ryazan authorities would have known almost immediately that the whole thing was a hoax. Therefore, there would have been no response to a terrorist incident but rather a considerably less urgent investigation into a fake bomb threat.

— The FSB claimed that the purpose of the alleged Ryazan exercise was to train Russian security services to react effectively to a terrorist attack and to test their responsiveness. But Russian security services were already actively engaged in responding to real terrorist attacks. The FSB were seemingly testing and training their troops to fight a battle while they were in the act of fighting it.

If making such an appraisal was the FSB’s objective, it could simply have assessed the many responses that the Russian emergency and security services were already engaged in at the time. The FSB itself was part of those responses. In terms of understanding how Russian security services respond to terrorist attacks, the FSB added nothing and had nothing to learn from the supposed Ryazan “training exercise.”

— On the night of the 22nd of September 1999 the only three people in Ryazan who allegedly knew a live training exercise was underway were the three FSB officers who planted the device. Even the head of the Ryazan FSB had no idea.

There is no evidence that the Lubyanka FSB had any other assets in Ryazan. Its subsequent claimed assessment of “the response” could only have been based upon the analysis of communication intercepts or reports from its local office. But the local Ryazan FSB office was not “evaluating” the response. It was part of the response.

The elements within the FSB who were responsible for planting the device had no assets on the ground in Ryazan capable of monitoring the supposed training exercise.

Who Benefited from the Russian Apartment Bombings?

Ryazan is not a “smoking gun” that proves FSB guilt but, seeing as all relevant records were sealed by the Russian state for 75 years, nor is such evidence likely to be revealed. The Russian political class certainly doesn’t want the matter to be investigated further.

Prior to the apartment bombings Vladimir Putin was seen as yet another Yeltsin flunky who was destined to go down with the ship. He had virtually no public profile, the State Duma was aligned against him and the chances of him winning a popular vote in a national election were effectively zero.

The Russian apartment bombings changed all that and made Putin a national hero. They created the legend of Putin, the “great leader.” He had the motive to commit the crime.

The weight of circumstantial evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates that the FSB orchestrated a highly coordinated terror campaign to change the Russian political landscape. Such a plan would have taken many months to put together. Putin was the director of the FSB for the year leading up to the Russian apartment bombings. He had the means to commit the crime.

Putin left the FSB to become the Russian Prime Minister, making him the main focal point for public attention during a national crisis. That crisis arrived almost as soon as he did, leaving his opponents barely any time to react. Putin was in the right place at the right time and he capitalised upon the crisis to seize power. He had the opportunity to commit the crime.

Putin had the motive, means and opportunity to order elements within the FSB to carry out the Russian apartment bombings. He then benefited politically from the cold-blooded murder of more than 300 Russian men, women and children. While some may hope for a leader to stand against the emerging globalist order, Putin isn’t worthy of anyone’s trust.

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Jul 6, 2022 10:42 AM

(A note from the author)

A lively debate on OG as ever. But having looked at the comments I feel the need to clarify what the article is about and is not about.

It is about the evidence surrounding the 1999 Russian apartment bombings and the Ryazan incident. This evidence indicates that the Russian apartment bombings were “highly likely” to have been false flag attacks carried out by the FSB or elements within the FSB.

Further it suggests that Vladimir Putin had the motive, means and opportunity to orchestrate such a series of false flag attacks.

It is not about Putin’s subsequent and eventual success in rooting out the western backed oligarchs that were pillaging the Russian state, any other aspect of his presidency or the current conflict in Ukraine.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Jul 6, 2022 12:38 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis

…Thanks for the article, Iain. I and others at least appear to have understood its scope perfectly well and speaking for myself I found your analysis of the Ryazan incident to be particularly compelling…

…- As regards the naked slagging and pugilism of strawmen going on elsewhere down-thread, I guess “If you’re not taking flak…” 😉

…- We’re *WAY* past time for folks to just *STOP* with the whole ‘pick your teampick your champion’ bullshit and get it through their heads: – ‘The Left’ ain’t comin’ to save your sorry ass… – ‘The Right’ ain’t comin’ to save your sorry ass… – Nor ‘The Front’, ‘The Back’, ‘The Up-Above’ or ‘The Down-Below’…

…- ‘The West’ ain’t comin’ to save your sorry ass… – ‘The East’ ain’t comin’ to save your sorry ass (V. V. Putin sure as hell ain’t…) – Nor ‘The Global South’ or ‘The Global North’…

…- We are dealing here with *Literal* S.P.E.C.T.R.E…. – And ‘James Bond’ is *On Their Payroll* (- See my comment immediately below)…

nikmit
nikmit
Jul 6, 2022 12:47 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis

Why did you choose to publish it now though, and ignore everything that has happened since? There can only be one reason – you want to discredit Putin.
After reading

Unfortunately, this is little more than wishful thinking. Putin does not care about the Russian people, nor any other for that matter. He cares about the Russian state because that is the source of his power and authority and a multipolar world order, ostensibly controlled by Russia, China and the BRICS, is no better than the G7-led, unipolar alternative.

in the beginning of your article, I had no desire to carry on as it set the scene for a hit piece. No one knows if he cares about russians, but it is easy to determine if he made their lives better. A multipolar world order would be called that because there’s multiple countries or groups that are in approximate equilibrium of power. That is always better than a unipolar world. Ask Snowden, he would be where Assange is if it were not for Russia.

Dale
Dale
Jul 6, 2022 2:58 PM
Reply to  nikmit

Precisely my stopping point as well.

Irresponsible and proud
Irresponsible and proud
Jul 10, 2022 8:56 AM
Reply to  nikmit

Iain wants to remind you that, as a prole, choosing sides in the intraregular conflict is not in your interests LONGTERM. A multipolar world historically leads to conflict and subjugation. Even if the usa accepted that they aren’t a superpower anymore, how do you think global capital generation would proceed? With fewer working hours and stricter sanitary controls of the products we are consuming? No, they will shake hands to harden their grip. The chips and the nanoparticles are here, genetic engineering is the final frontier.

nikmit
nikmit
Jul 12, 2022 7:55 PM

A multipolar world historically leads to conflict and subjugation.

To conflict – yes, though hopefully not armed. Democracy can be seen as a conflict between opinions and parties and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Subjugation no, certainly not more than a unipolar world.

Big business through their perfectly legal in the US election donations currently elects the US government. Are you saying that making the US the only superpower will somehow hold the elites who pull the strings in check? That’s absurd, the opposite is true and is the reason why the US is trying to destroy Russia.

Irresponsible and proud
Irresponsible and proud
Jul 13, 2022 10:36 PM
Reply to  nikmit

I wasn’t very clear. What I meant, and what I think Iain also means, is that between the conflicting blocks it is us simple people who get crushed. Russia, China and the USA are not conflicting on a basis of who defends the freedoms and the quality of life better. They are in competition to keep their markets and capital in motion and carve up the planet as a consequence. Surely the obstacle to the expansion of one is beneficial, on the merit of stopping unilateral control, but for how long and on whose behalf?

covidiot
covidiot
Jul 6, 2022 1:32 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis

This evidence indicates that the Russian apartment bombings were “highly likely” to have been false flag attacks carried out by the FSB or elements within the FSB.

consider the possibility that the purpose of the bombings was more about providing a public pretext for the second Chechen war, than installing Putin as president.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Chechen_War

CeeJay
CeeJay
Jul 6, 2022 10:24 PM
Reply to  covidiot

Didn’t the 2nd Chechen war start when the IIB invade Dagestan? Why would the FSB need to start a war the other side had already started?

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Jul 6, 2022 3:54 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis

Hello Iain Davis: It is obvious you were diligent in researching circumstantial evidence relative to the Ryazan incident. Thank you for your efforts. However, these types of “government” sponsored terrorism(s) are neither new nor isolated. > Peter Power 7/7 Terror Rehearsal – YouTube

From the linked page: “Live ITV News interview with Peter Power, the Managing Director of Crisis Management firm Visor Consultants who was ‘actually running an exercise… based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations that happened’.

Recorded at 8:20pm on the evening of the London Bombings.”

All events of measurable economic magnitude are orchestrated. For what it’s worth: Mr. Putin has been aware of the myriad of other players since day one. >

How to Destroy Russia. 2019 Rand Corporation Report: “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia”
By Manlio Dinucci
Global Research, March 10, 2022
How to Destroy Russia. 2019 Rand Corporation Report: “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia” – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

History repeats until it quits repeating…

Martin Larner
Martin Larner
Jul 6, 2022 4:21 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis

It’s worth considering that Putin was thought by the West to be Yeltsin’s man, and was apparently recommended by Clinton to succeed. I think the Americans were so arrogant they assumed they could just carry on looting Russia.

The False Flags have CIA hallmarks about be them and remember that in those days, the Western backed Elites had a grip on Russian internal issues, so it’s just as likely this was an operation initiated by Western power interests and Intel, which backfired and put a Russian Nationalist in power.

NickM
NickM
Jul 6, 2022 4:32 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis

As someone has already said below, the article is a snide attempt at smearing by insinuation. And as you yourself say, the article is a snide attempt at misdirection away from Putin’s major achievements in order to provoke knee-jerk horror over a terrorist incident and hope that enough of that horror becomes associated with the name Putin.

Brianborou
Brianborou
Jul 6, 2022 6:01 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis

It appears that the notion of Putin being either directly or indirectly in involved in the Moscow apartment bombings needs to be analysed from all directions for example,

Adam Dekkushev was arrested in Georgia (south of Russia). He threw a grenade at police during the arrest; extradited to Russia and sentenced to life imprisonment in January 2004.[1][2] Dekkushev acknowledged that he knew the explosives he transported were to be used for an act of terror.
CIA involvement
According to sources cited in the book by Paul Murphy, The Wolves of Islam: Russia and the Faces of Chechen Terror (p. 106), in Dekkushev’s confession he admitted to having prepared the explosives, transported them to Volgodonsk, and randomly picked the apartment building on Octyabrskoye Shosse to blow up with his accomplices. Abu Omar had promised to pay him for the job, but Dekkushev never got any money. According to Dekkushev, it wasn’t the FSB that

ordered the bombing, as Boris Berezovsky later claimed, but the United States Central Intelligence Agency.[3][4]

Brianborou
Brianborou
Jul 6, 2022 6:02 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis
Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Jul 6, 2022 6:06 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis

Yeah we got that – now for balance how about a nice article on Abu Ghraib

Diva
Diva
Jul 6, 2022 6:13 PM

Oh come on, OG has published way more articles criticising the West than Russia. You just don’t like having your bias challenged

The Anti-Hip
The Anti-Hip
Jul 6, 2022 7:29 PM
Reply to  Iain Davis

“It is not about Putin’s subsequent and eventual success in rooting out the western backed oligarchs that were pillaging the Russian state, any other aspect of his presidency or the current conflict in Ukraine.”

Well, in fact it most certainly is “about Putin’s subsequent and eventual success [i.e. power]” — obviously, because he’s now deep in a mutually-existential hybrid war with the West, and he has a significant number of supporters in the West. These must be neutralized by the West. So, the timing of this publication, at least, is interesting, over and above its accuracy. We all know here that the West is no slouch in conducting war of all kinds. Especially in bringing (sometimes unwitting) “soldiers” to “war”.

The politics of the world is a tough thing to navigate. Even without sufficient answers, it is essential for us to keep conscious. Consciousness does not mean toxic politics — it means competent politics. Because we’ve certainly grown fat and lazy in recent decades as the science of propaganda has galloped ahead.

With that in mind, there is another question: Who is Iain Davis, and why is he here? I am not implying guilt. But just as with Vladimir Putin, it doesn’t matter how long one has been around, or what they appear to be doing, or what their value is to us, or that we find a way to make an angel-devil binary decision about them. As a Leftist, I’ve been asking such questions these days (here in the US) also about people like Bernie Sanders and Noam Chomsky, certainly as much as relative newcomers like AOC & The Squad.

Howard
Howard
Jul 6, 2022 10:25 PM
Reply to  The Anti-Hip

While you’re busy asking questions about public figures in America, I’m busy asking why it is when a dog shits flies congregate.

sekstans
sekstans
Jul 14, 2022 9:31 AM

ID: „It is about the evidence surrounding the 1999 Russian apartment bombings and the Ryazan incident. This evidence indicates that the Russian apartment bombings were “highly likely” to have been false flag attacks carried out by the FSB or elements within the FSB.
Further it suggests that Vladimir Putin had the motive, means and opportunity to orchestrate such a series of false flag attacks”.

Even in a world where “post-truth” is dominant, any over-interpretation, especially using a verbal ejaculation like “very likely” – is most objectionable to me!
I do not glorify Putin (for pandemonium and cozying up to Schwab), but I understand (and support) the reasons for launching a “special operation” in Ukraine. However, accusing him of condoning terrorism 20 years ago, arguing that for a presidential stool in 1999 he had his fingers in a series of bombings of civilians (including women, children) fits perfectly into the narrative of all those who see him as the source of all evil! A principle as old as the world: “throw mud – something will always stick!” (that I won’t mention Goebbels and his “teachings”-).
 I appreciate what ID has done on the issue of the C19 pandemic (I know his excellent book “Pseudopandemic”), but with this text I am hugely disappointed, disgusted, not to say – appalled! ID wants to give the impression that his argument is logical, objective, coherent and therefore his conclusion – obvious: Putin has about 200 dead on his conscience, including women, children, because he wanted to become president so badly! Meanwhile, this is a highly stretched hypothesis, which has been floated for decades by his numerous political opponents of the Litvinenko type (David Satter also appeared), from under newspapers like “Novaya Gazeta”.

(I apologize for the style – I don’t speak English)  

nosuch
nosuch
Jul 9, 2022 11:03 PM

A friend made the following comment about this article, it does address most of the issues I have with it, except for one, why now?

“It’s a series of assertions that use darkly suggestive adjectives (Putin was a KGB “agent” not an intelligence officer) to describe historical events. Heavy on innuendo, facts, not so much. No footnotes nor annotations but links that lead to the BBC, the Independent and Wikispooks. It is a common tactic to imbue a lightweight internet article with authority to add many links.

Western media reporting on Russia is dubious on the face of it and the fact it is all English language suggests the author likely does not speak or read Russian (compare John Helmer). How much time has he spent in Moscow? Yet he has fathomed the darkest secrets of the Kremlin? Maybe not.

He slants non-related events to bolster his argument. A multipolar world will be dominated by China, Russia, etc. This is equivalent to the current hegemony he asserts. Or maybe a multipolar world is vastly different to a unipolar world order, with a balance of powerful forces acting in a framework of international law and respect for sovereignty as the primary regulating mechanism.

Here’s another less lurid scenario: Russia in the 90s was in a parlous state. The country was shambolic ànd open to flagrant exploitation and theft of resources. The people suffered terribly while Western interests like Browder plundered at will with the collusion of corrupt Russians. A core of patriots in the KGB and elsewhere saw a real risk that Russia could be fractured into smaller states more manageable by Washington, in accordance with Brezinski’s scheming plans. Yeltsin was told what he had to do and a plan was formulated to get the best, most incirruptible and capable of them or those others they identified into position to control the levers of power. Did they manage the process in secret? No doubt one would. Do true patriots cynically murder there own people? I need to see some evidence.

Is he suggesting there was no Western malice toward Russia? That there was no violent Chechin takfiri threat backed by the usual suspects? That Russia was not on the brink of disaster?

Putin is evil he tells us but somehow he surrounds himself with people of the quality of Lavrov and Shoigu and commands the apparently sincere respect of the military and all classes of Russian society except the Navalnyist urban liberal tiny minority.

He is evil but under his guiding hand Russia has rebuilt effective government, regained its self respect, all social indicators have improved enormously and the economy is in good health. It has saved Syria and protected the Russian diaspora from violent repression. It has abruptly qntd rudely called a halt to the unchallenged violence and theft of the empire of lies.

It is conceivable that false flags could possibly have been used in extremis to save the state from oblivion. Or maybe it was simply CIA backed takfiri terrorism. I don’t know. Neither does this guy. There are an unlimited supply of Western “Russia experts” and Kremlinologists that have no substantive knowledge of Russia and write in London and Washington. If it was John Helmer writing this I’d be a lot more attentive.

The dogs bark and the caravan moves on?”

nosuch
nosuch
Jul 9, 2022 9:56 PM

Iread the article with interest and flicked it to one of my more clear thinking and analytical mates for his take. here is his response

Mark Jul 8, 2022, 9:50 PM (2 days ago)

It’s a series of assertions that use darkly suggestive adjectives (Putin was a KGB “agent” not an intelligence officer) to describe historical events. Heavy on innuendo, facts, not so much. No footnotes nor annotations but links that lead to the BBC, the Independent and Wikispooks. It is a common tactic to imbue a lightweight internet article with authority to add many links.

Western media reporting on Russia is dubious on the face of it and the fact it is all English language suggests the author likely does not speak or read Russian (compare John Helmer). How much time has he spent in Moscow? Yet he has fathomed the darkest secrets of the Kremlin? Maybe not.

He slants non-related events to bolster his argument. A multipolar world will be dominated by China, Russia, etc. This is equivalent to the current hegemony he asserts. Or maybe a multipolar world is vastly different to a unipolar world order, with a balance of powerful forces acting in a framework of international law and respect for sovereignty as the primary regulating mechanism.

Here’s another less lurid scenario: Russia in the 90s was in a parlous state. The country was shambolic ànd open to flagrant exploitation and theft of resources. The people suffered terribly while Western interests like Browder plundered at will with the collusion of corrupt Russians. A core of patriots in the KGB and elsewhere saw a real risk that Russia could be fractured into smaller states more manageable by Washington, in accordance with Brezinski’s scheming plans. Yeltsin was told what he had to do and a plan was formulated to get the best, most incirruptible and capable of them or those others they identified into position to control the levers of power. Did they manage the process in secret? No doubt one would. Do true patriots cynically murder there own people? I need to see some evidence.

Is he suggesting there was no Western malice toward Russia? That there was no violent Chechin takfiri threat backed by the usual suspects? That Russia was not on the brink of disaster?

Putin is evil he tells us but somehow he surrounds himself with people of the quality of Lavrov and Shoigu and commands the apparently sincere respect of the military and all classes of Russian society except the Navalnyist urban liberal tiny minority.

He is evil but under his guiding hand Russia has rebuilt effective government, regained its self respect, all social indicators have improved enormously and the economy is in good health. It has saved Syria and protected the Russian diaspora from violent repression. It has abruptly qntd rudely called a halt to the unchallenged violence and theft of the empire of lies.

It is conceivable that false flags could possibly have been used in extremis to save the state from oblivion. Or maybe it was simply CIA backed takfiri terrorism. I don’t know. Neither does this guy. There are an unlimited supply of Western “Russia experts” and Kremlinologists that have no substantive knowledge of Russia and write in London and Washington. If it was John Helmer writing this I’d be a lot more attentive.

The dogs bark and the caravan moves on?

Kees Koek
Kees Koek
Jul 9, 2022 7:07 PM

Jokers on the left. Clowns on the right.

K. Cavan
K. Cavan
Jul 9, 2022 4:51 PM

“a multipolar world order, ostensibly controlled by Russia, China and the BRICS”
You don’t even understand what a multipolar world order is. It means the return of Geopolitics, the removal of the right of the US to “intervene” anywhere on the planet, with impunity, because there are other world powers who’s interests have be taken into consideration. It means balance. It does not mean the removal of the US nor its puppets in NATO from this world order, as this sentence implies.
The last 31 years of unipolar world order, ruled over by the US, have been a disaster for humanity, especially for Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya & Yugoslavia, who’ve suffered from the slaughter the US brought across the oceans to them but also for all of us in the West, who’ve had to watch our very civilizations being assaulted by the insanities & inanities of Post-modernism & Critical Theory; CRT, Mass Immigration, LGBT, Gender Theory & the Climate Change con, all of which originate from the US & who’s promotion & enforcement has been financed by American & American Jewish billions.
Where we are now, with looming food & fuel crises, societies divided, overcrowding & homelessness in our cities, increased crime from unsustainable replacement immigration & the disaster of a Fake Pandemic & toxic fake vaccines, I lay it all at America’s door. Our incompetent European leaders are responsible, also but only insofar as they are doing America’s bidding.
If Russia gives the US a bloody nose & forces it to pull in its horns & stop telling the world how to live, it will do humanity a big favour because, even in Geopolitics, power corrupts & absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The utter whatboutery of this article is pathetic & assumes no wrongdoing on the part of US leaders, who no longer preside over a democracy & taking its lead, Canada, New Zealand & Australia have become virtual police states, with normal human rights suspended or swept away under the flimsiest of pretexts & even the Nuremberg Convention cast aside, like a meaningless piece of paper.
Shameful stuff, really, this piece is riddled with too many logical fallacies to list them all, it would lose you a school debating competition for that alone.
Let’s not forget where the very concept of a false flag emerged, the US & it’s mostly been applied to the actions of the CIA, the very organisation who’ve created the war in Ukraine.

NickM
NickM
Jul 8, 2022 4:55 PM

“Today our free voting system has been hijacked by a half dozen bots who mass down vote the article and any comments supporting it.” — Sophie at Jul 7, 2022 4:28 PM

The bots are not only “downvoting any comments supporting the article”, but also simultaneously upvoted and downvoted my comment opposing the article!

NickM at Jul 6, 2022 4:32 PM scored an unprecedented +43 and -46. Both votes are far above my norm.
Is this a war of the bots?

James Charles
James Charles
Jul 8, 2022 9:33 AM

The ‘West’ ensured that Yeltsin was elected? Putin was apparently recommended by Clinton to succeed? Any need to ‘bomb’ a Russian apartment?

NickM
NickM
Jul 8, 2022 5:24 AM

+2 for substantative and knowledgeable comment is by Kalen Jul 7, 2022 8:15 PM

Huskynut
Huskynut
Jul 7, 2022 8:57 PM

Quite why OffG has chosen to go all “Suicide Peoples Squad on Judea” on this is a question for your introspection.
I suspect you’ll be able to enjoy the quiet pleasure of celebrating your diversity and inclusion having alienated and lost a significant chunk of readership.
Whatever Putin’s personal merits and dismerits, the fact remains Russia is taking incredible risk and hardship in confronting the collective West.
The proposition that despite this heroic act, Putin etc are just more Schwab proxies, regardless of Putin having been a WEF student in the distant past is nutty.
No, Putin isn’t coming to save us in the West. His interest is in the wellbeing, safety and prosperity of Russia – as it should be. See? it’s possible to say that simple fact much more simply than OffG has been.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Jul 7, 2022 10:58 PM
Reply to  Huskynut

You’re new here and seem confused & clearly have not read the article. It is not about whether Putin is saving the world, it’s about whether he may have been involved in certain alleged terrorist attacks in the 1990s.

Thanks for warning us we are in danger of losing readers by taking the line we are taking. We have had people telling us that periodically since OFFG was launched. We don’t stick to prescribed narratives, though, and our main aim isn’t courting popularity. So, we’ll just continue to do what we do. But thanks for your concern.

NickM
NickM
Jul 8, 2022 5:15 AM

“it’s about whether he may have been involved in certain alleged terrorist attacks…”

… and concluding it is “Highly Likely” that Putin “may have been” involved in said “alleged” terrorist attacks. Smear by association with abundant horror pics to evoke a negative Pavlovian response to the name Putin.

“Highly Likely that Putin made this Novijoke” — St.Theresa of Westminster.

Matt
Matt
Jul 8, 2022 8:42 AM
Reply to  NickM

Don’t be childish. Examining the evidence and concluding something is likely to have happened is only “smear” for emotionally immature people who invest themselves in inappropriate hero cults and simply can’t bear even the possibility their hero is less than perfect

Huskynut
Huskynut
Jul 8, 2022 5:39 AM

I’m not confused, I read the article. And had the same reaction as NickM has articulated perfectly below. And also put it in context of Kit’s recent articles around Putin. This article exists in a context or recent OffG articles, not in a vacuum, and from this series of article it appears OffG has decided to take a new tangent. Or hey.. maybe its just coincidence…

Grif
Grif
Jul 25, 2022 2:16 AM

Sophie, how new are yourself? No, seriously, I won’t stop reading OG because one of my fav writers has disappointed me. I prefer you publish the piece and let me as a reader decide what I think. Having said that, I appreciate critique of Putin, Russia, Chine etc, except that the standard of “highly likely” is dubious and doesn’t go with the image of ID I’ve acquired reading his Covid stuff. The fact that the author placed it under quotations suggests a satirical tone. If that is so I suggest to Mr ID to refrain from satire. It’s crap.

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Jul 25, 2022 3:06 AM
Reply to  Grif

Oh well, perhaps other OG pieces will tickle your tickle more, or perhaps you’ll go the way of Huskynut and get ‘alienated and lost’? I hope the former.

Maybe you’ll even come round to the idea that Russia is plugged straight into the GR agenda, and perhaps too you’ll come to recognise that, as others have, as the only real struggle of our times.

Thanks for your feedback and all the best on your journeys. A2

Kalen
Kalen
Jul 7, 2022 8:15 PM

Putin is not a savior of the west from western oligarchic elites.

however, Such article published today amid western military and economic war against Putin’s Russia seems suspicious as it rather fits to MSM “Putin hate fest” loaded with conjectures innuendos and contemporary Russian media reports from1990s 100% controlled by pro western Russian oligarchs happened to be enemies of Putin and his own oligarchic faction who saw their monetary interests in Russian internal economic strength, not just looting. 

This article provides no evidences that bombings in Russia in 1999 were organized and executed by FSB at all and Putin in particular. Instead author uses old deceptive trick telling us that there are no evidences that terrorists did it and hence FSB must have done it. I remind author that lack of evidence is not an evidence of anything as author peddles false dichotomy here.

With all the unfounded conjectures supposedly motivated by Putin lust for power author takes as plausibilities, he shows his ignorance about Russian society and their peoples that are key to understanding Putin and his political motivations. 

I was there in Soviet Union 1970-1980s I worked there few months, I had friends there, visited Russia dozens of times and hosted my Russian and other Eastern European friends in US in 1990s and 2000s many times. 

I know their mentality and their political tradition although I have no bias, or sentiments or family connection to Russians and was always critical of Russian political mentality, policies, attitudes to governance and told my Russian friends about my objections during numerous heated overnight debates wetted with Russian vodka. 

I am saying that because what happened in 1990s in Russia was not only economic hyper-depression but most importantly a political, social and cultural catastrophe especially among ordinary but generally well educated Russian peoples who always were yearning for strong governance and moral authority that would take responsibility for stability and welfare of entire Russian nation in exchange for de facto autocratic power even under a veneer of democratic governance. This is very honest attitude lacking in the west. It is Byzantine political tradition (in contrast western liberal tradition) that shaped Putin politics of a strong moral authority in regard to Russian nation. Greed and Power is not the only factor in Russian politics.

In other words in late1990s Russians were already waiting for strong leader motivated by internal Russian interests alone. Peoples saw in 1990s in Kremlin politics nothing but western moral decay fueled by greed, rampant reckless individualism and bankrupt liberalism of freedoms that amounted to abandonment by political class of any responsibility for fate of the nation. 

Putin did not have to usurp power, manipulate people as he himself working as KGB agent knew well what people wanted and how to autocratically rule to Russian people’s expectations. 

There was no need to shock the nation to accept a strongman, no need for war, for false flags as Russians were ready to accept Putin as soon as Putin eliminated opposition. And it was in this political fight where Putin showed his KGB trained political ruthlessness, conniving and deception as he assumed role of political double agent.

Putin as an officer at KGB station in Berlin in 1980s had close contact with another STASI and CIA double agent Angela Merkel and as Merkel herself described him, he was reformist he did not opposed unification of Germany interestingly understood by him in context of economic and political Europeanization and later globalization as a common framework of peaceful cooperation. 

Putin was already known in 1990 as supporter of capitalism and religious freedoms and even did not opposed disintegration of Soviet Union what shocked Merkel. Putin was in eyes of Merkel and hence CIA an ideal pro western candidate. 

Putin, a nationalist, behaved and talked like non Russian soul. The western elites liked what they heard. All of that however was deliberate deception. Putin was and is quintessential Russian appalled and shocked watching demise of his nation.

Circumstances of his ascension to power are critical for full understanding of Putin political raise as it was time of Yeltsin drinking himself to near death by 1998 (national debt default, hyperinflation, collapse of ruble and expansion of NATO despite his objections) realizing as a Russian leader, his personal responsibility for national catastrophe and his loss of power and moral authority. 

These factors definitely influenced his choice of young Putin for his central quality as a strongman Russia needed to regain national dignity. 

The west wanted someone, a strong globalist like Putin to bring economic stability out of chaos, curb some Russian oligarchic disruptive excesses and assure smooth flow of profits for western investors. 

Threatened by Putin anti corruption political pledges and his personality and character resonance with public sensibilities, a faction of Russian oligarchs saw him as a threat to wholesale looting and in fact wanted to derail his premiership. Later he eradicated them.

Would Putin opposing oligarchs stoop so low as to mass murdering people to derail fresh Putin premiership? 

I think their could as they already were running murderous Russian mafia expanding throughout EU and US and they had all means and opportunities to commit those crimes as they in fact dealt with weapons smuggling, explosives, have infiltrated FSB and police and owned press to put a spin on the events. 

They could have done it directly via mafia connections or via funding of Saudi and western supported Chechen terrorists who blowed up civilian buildings in Chechnya and Russia during First Chechen war as much as during Second Chechen war (1999-2002) after Chechens invaded Dagestan and declared Islamic state, taking hostages and murdering school children.

 However it was ruthless Putin’s quick victory in six months of main Chechen campaign that increased confidence in him as decisive leader defending nation.

In Putin interests as fresh PM was to bring economic stability, security, to win people’s confidence and electoral support, and end street terror, bombings and assassinations that became common feature in 1990s, not just started in summer of 1999. 

The fact that Putin was unknown to public in 1999 was in fact his huge advantage, not political impediment

, as he was seen as outsider above all the political fray and corruption hated by ordinary Russians. 

Putin did not have to scare ordinary poor people with bombings or wars to support him, as they wanted out hated liberals and return to Soviet times of strong concentrated power according to polls taken in Russia at that time.

Putin and only Putin fit the Bill at that time in Russia as he publicly exhibited strong will, simplicity, straightforwardness and confidence of Byzantine rulers exactly what Russians wanted after a decade of rotten liberalism, thievery of national treasury, abuse of power and abdication of responsibility.  

For following 1999 three years Putin was a western good guy stabilized Russia swallowed NATO expansion with worthless western guarantees of defensive character of NATO Putin knew would have to fight someday. And this day is today. 

Putin as anyone should not be shielded from criticism as he as any politician of bourgeois political framework who fights for real power and not engage in meaningless but noisy political puppet show, acts ruthlessly needs be, in his quest for power. 

But such criticism must be concrete and substantive in the Russian political and cultural context based on proven facts.

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Jul 7, 2022 8:13 PM

MMS/3i’s will never stop being it!

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 3:57 PM

“This evidence indicates that the Russian apartment bombings were “highly likely” to have been false flag attacks carried out by …”

This article reminds me of the student who failed in Geometry despite producing a very detailed and extremely well written proof which made the Theorem of Pythagoras appear “highly likely”.

Ray
Ray
Jul 7, 2022 2:54 PM

I’m not sure where all these naive Russophiles came from. The bottom line is Putin is just another psychopathic politician. He doesn’t care about you and he’s not going to make your life better. The sooner people face that reality the better off they will be.

Kalen
Kalen
Jul 7, 2022 8:41 PM
Reply to  Ray

People should be reminded of that before they vote for western psychopaths who don’t give as shit about them. Let Russians criticize Putin while we criticize our own psychopathic presidents.

Huskynut
Huskynut
Jul 8, 2022 5:41 AM
Reply to  Kalen

well said.. my thoughts exactly. “First remove the beam from thine own eye” etc etc..

DM:
DM:
Jul 8, 2022 5:35 AM
Reply to  Ray

Yea, well, the enemy of my enemy is good enough for now.

Matt
Matt
Jul 8, 2022 9:38 AM
Reply to  DM:

Why?

DM:
DM:
Jul 9, 2022 12:08 PM
Reply to  Matt

OK – I’ll bite. Why what? Or you are just deliberately being obtuse?

McMurhpy
McMurhpy
Jul 7, 2022 8:54 AM

I’m sure UK tabloids would pay a hefty sum to get this published in their (toilet) papers. They might insist on changing the title to more appropriate: “Evil Putin killed women in children in their sleep on his climb to power”

McMurhpy
McMurhpy
Jul 7, 2022 9:17 AM
Reply to  McMurhpy

typo: women and children

Matt
Matt
Jul 7, 2022 2:21 PM
Reply to  McMurhpy

Then why are none of the tabloids talking about it? Why do they publish easily debunked lies about Putin and ignore the stuff with more weight behind it?

Galahad
Galahad
Jul 17, 2022 3:54 PM
Reply to  McMurhpy

False flags are a dangerous area for the MSM/elites

If people accept one FF (Putin’s), they’re more likely to think about others – 9/11 and 7/7 for starters

David
David
Jul 7, 2022 6:35 AM

Wow, I just inadvertently discovered that OffG is running a censorship algorithm that’s flagging posts that mention the J religion. I’m sure you can say anything you want about a Christian or a Muslim, but don’t dare use the J word even for sincere, non-malicious discussion. Wow, the tyranny is literally in every crevice of our entire existence…

JHater
JHater
Jul 7, 2022 7:21 AM
Reply to  David

Only Jews whine about the J word being censored. Get burned J boy

[above is a real comment, published for illustration purposes. We apologise if it causes offence, however we felt it was important to highlight one of the unfortunate realities of running an alt. news platform – Ed]

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Jul 7, 2022 10:47 AM
Reply to  David

Above is an example of one of many spam/hateful comments we get sent every single day. Certain words may be flagged on a needs-must basis in order to best handle troublesome content with a very small team. Thank you to all our loyal (and real) readers for their continued understanding and support, especially when an army of disinfo trolls can roll into town on a moment’s notice lol. Sam May (A2)

Penelope
Penelope
Jul 7, 2022 4:35 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

How in the wide world did you collect 43 downvotes for your comment? I for one would not care to post on a site that tolerates that kind of hatred, and I fully support your comment.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Jul 7, 2022 5:30 PM
Reply to  Penelope

There is a great deal of bot activity today, swarming the voting system with fake votes 😕

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Jul 7, 2022 8:12 PM

Such a waste of their time when it’s so blatant. 🤷‍♂️

Matt
Matt
Jul 7, 2022 4:35 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

Jesus, 43 downvotes for you deploring the racism AND ONLY 12 DOWNVOTES (inc mine) FOR THE RACIST CREEP!

Something is very wrong here today. Whoever is doing this is trying to break this site and should be ashamed.

Kika
Kika
Jul 7, 2022 5:21 AM

Ukraine a distraction? This is what Archbishop Vigano has to say …..

“the Biden family had every interest in a having a war in Ukraine, in order to cover up the corruption cases involving Hunter Biden and to distract people from the impending scandals looming over Obama and Hillary Clinton for Russiagate and over the deep state for the electoral fraud carried out against Trump.”

Another brilliant interview with the courageous and articulate Vigano:

https://warroom.org/2022/06/30/exclusive-steve-bannon-interviews-the-heroic-archbishop-vigano/

David
David
Jul 7, 2022 5:53 AM
Reply to  Kika

Except that the war in Ukraine started in 2014, and was being planned & organized for years before that. It’s only the Western media & governments that are pretending the war started this year.

New Name
New Name
Jul 7, 2022 4:48 AM

Mossad

Could Mossad have carried out these bombings ? Their reach is global.

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 7, 2022 7:53 AM
Reply to  New Name

The major thug-spy agencies (arond 8), and smaller wanna-be’s, perform favours for one another. Their common and fundamental principle is criminality in the service of money.

Zane
Zane
Jul 7, 2022 9:22 AM
Reply to  New Name

That is really clutching a rather long straw. Mossad has better things to do than plant bombs in Russia.

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 12:17 PM
Reply to  Zane

Yes, their “Performance Artists” were busy wiring up the WTC for detonation in New York.

New Name
New Name
Jul 7, 2022 3:08 AM

Anniversary

Today is the 17th anniversary of a proven false flag, the London 7/7 bombings. The work of Nick Kollestrom and Muad Dib showed that the official account was impossible.

grune
grune
Jul 7, 2022 2:56 AM

Everything described here smells CIA. To understand the world today, one must understand the Bolsheviks: who, what, where they are. Fact: the Bolsheviks are alive and well, and not confined to Russia.

Penelope
Penelope
Jul 7, 2022 1:07 AM

IAIN DAVID– There is a far more obvious story that needs to be told which will establish ABSOLUTELY the cooperation of the Russian govt w the West in a war: I refer to the Russian involvement in the Syrian war.

First the Russians engaged in an air-only attack against Syria’s Arab mercenaries (paid by the West & Saudi Ariabia & supplied out of a Turkey airbase). In order for Russia to carry out this air-war it was necessary for them to rebuild an airfield in Syria. All the materiel for this was brought in by ship thru Turkey’s isthmus. The rebuilding of the airfield itself was fully visible by satellite.

But guess what? There was a complete failure of the combined intelligence services of NATO, Israel, and the Brits. Later this was called the “largest intelligence failure in a century.” Give me a break!

The US missiles that had been stationed in Turkey on the Syrian border had been withdrawn just before Russia began rebuilding the Syrian airfield. Then the British & French missiles were withdrawn too! The Russian air operation COULD NOT have occurred w/o their withdrawal– unless the West wanted to admit the Russians were there w their permission.

And when it was decided that the Russians should go “boots-on-the-ground” in Syria there occurred the most amazingly inept hoax: A Russian passenger liner was downed over the Sinai by the Arab mercenaries. This pretext for further Russian involvement cannot be denied as a hoax if the way-back machine has it. . . .

At the time it was palpable that the Russian govt had been taken by surprise. The US & British Intelligence imm’y pronounced that the mercenaries had done it. Putin, wanting more time to examine the deal that was being proposed said that he was unsure if the plane had indeed been brought down by a bomb, and that a piece of the wreckage was being brought to Moscow SO THAT A SPECIAL MACHINE THEY HAD THERE CD DETERMINE WHETHER EXPLOSIVES HAD BEEN USED. Yes, he actually said that.

It is notable that several persons present in the Russian airport said that no such flight had departed. Official Russian govt remained silent until there was a meeting of the big international mucky-mucks at a “Friends of Syria” meeting (Syria not invited of course.)

At this meeting apparently the deal was closed; Putin came out of it and instantly confirmed the bombing story right there on the spot, and that Russia wd respond boots-on-the-ground.

I defy anyone to explain how the rebuilding of the Syrian airport cd have taken place unobserved– or even the transit into Syria of the materiel, let alone the convenient withdrawal of the mercenaries from the airport which they had held for the previous months.

I defy anyone to LOOK at the “wreckage” of the downed airliner & find it real– even apart from the fact of the wrong engine which sat so lightly upon the sand that it cannot have fallen from the sky. EVERYTHING is wrong at the scene. I especially liked the wings which flew themselves & landed upright & undamaged.

The circumstances of the Russian involvement in the Syrian was establish cooperation between the West and Russia, while maintaining the pretext of enmity.

Peter
Peter
Jul 7, 2022 12:54 AM

“This evidence indicates that the Russian apartment bombings were “highly likely” to have been false flag attacks carried out by the FSB or elements within the FSB.”

And there it is, finally the Offguardian was able to join hands with the Guardian as a common mouthpiece of the three-letter UK agencies. Congrats.
I guess the next thing is we will have proof by Mr. Davis that Russia brought down MH 17, the Skripals were poisoned in the center of UK chemical warfare country by the FSB or GRU or maybe Putin himself, that Duma was, of course, Russian action..and hen here is this polonium thingy, who bt the evil one did i, eh?

I guess following the logic of Mr. Davis and his warrior-in-arms, Bellingcat, we really know who is guilty of my cat’s diarrhea, warts on my wife’s feet…and I guess for Mr. Scholz’s baldness and of course the bombing of the Donetsk area for the last eight years…Russia did it. Of course, they did..

I don’ really give a rats wet arse about Mr. Putin, I just don’t like the continuation of the blame game by western media continued here on his site.
I am also angry with Mr. Putin to continue the suffering in Ukraine by not cutting off asap the oil, gas and strategic mineral supply to all NATO states, thus enabling the warfare by the fascists to continue with the shelling of Donbas and keeping the slaughter going, highly immoral behavior in my book, and what the US did during the Nazi years in Germany.

Happy Camper
Happy Camper
Jul 7, 2022 6:22 AM
Reply to  Peter

Funny thing is I haven’t seen any western media mention the apartment bombing one time since this latest alleged crusade to “demonise”him began early this year. It’s almost like they do it deliberately weakly and don’t use the best weapons they have. Like reverse psychology being used. Attack someone weakly to make people feel outraged at his innocence being abused and rush to defend him

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 12:20 PM
Reply to  Peter

“I guess the next thing is we will have proof by Mr. Davis that …”

Highly likely.

Ray
Ray
Jul 7, 2022 2:58 PM
Reply to  Peter

The truth hurts little ‘Stalin.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 6, 2022 10:50 PM

It’s called the New Israel project. But neither Red Ice TV nor Rolling Stone seem able to figure it out.

https://www.bitchute.com/video/xTKWe5CEkO94
Red Ice TV
Putin’s Swastikas In Ukraine
March 29, 2022

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/putin-russia-ukraine-invasion-nazi-operation-1325817
March 23, 2022
Multiple sources tell Rolling Stone that a Ukrainian businessman offered payouts for a false flag operation aimed at bolstering Putin’s claim that Ukraine was a Nazi hotbed

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 6, 2022 11:49 PM

Ah, no wonder Henrik is suffering from squeaky-bum syndrome. The answer could be found at his own site all along!

https://redice.tv/news/israel-s-secret-plan-for-a-second-israel-in-ukraine
Israel’s Secret Plan for a “Second Israel” in Ukraine
Dec 12, 2014
Source: voltairenet.org – Wayne Madsen

Full article here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20141210000910/https:/www.voltairenet.org/article186164.html
Wayne Madsen – Israel’s Secret Plan for “Second Israel” in Ukraine
Voltaire Network
December 8, 2014

The role of Jewish figures and that of the State of Israel in the Ukrainian crisis has not gone unnoticed considering that this community represents less than 1 percent of the population. However, a secret report in the hands of the Netanyahu administration confirms that Ashkenazi Jews do not originate from the Levant, but are the descendants of the Khazars. This little-known population founded a Jewish empire in the tenth century on the banks of the Black Sea. Therefore, some Zionists see in Ukraine a possible second Israel. . . .

The evidence that eastern and central European Jews have no historical claim to Palestine has resulted in a flurry of activity in Israel and abroad. . . . some Israelis and Jews abroad are not taking any chances. One of the main reasons why Ukrainian Jewish billionaire tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky, the governor of Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk province and citizen of Ukraine, Israel, and Cyprus, is spending tens of millions of dollars on the recruitment of right-wing Ukrainian nationalists and neo-Nazis from other parts of Europe to fight against the Russian-speaking majority in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, is a fear that plans to turn Ukraine into a «second Israel» will be derailed. Russia’s protective measures for the Donbass, as well as its incorporation by referendum of Crimea, the latter prized by the resurgent Khazarian Jewish nationalists, threaten the transformation of Ukraine into a second homeland for Ashkenazi Jews who are finding their hold on Israel prime tenuous, at best. . . .

In Ukraine, the so-called «second Israel,» Kolomoisky and Kiev have enlisted a number of ex-Israel Defense Force members in their volunteer battalions, including the Azov Battalion. One of the Israeli units is known as the «Blue Helmets of Maidan» and is commanded by an Israeli using the pseudonym «Delta». If Israel did not have a vested interest in expanding its influence in Ukraine it could easily prevent these units from going to Ukraine. . . .

Some Russian speakers in the Donbass are wary of the intentions of pro-Israelis in the Kiev government. Oddly, Kolomoisky has recruited a number of neo-Nazis from western Ukraine and Europe to fight in his battalions whose right-wing organizations have always subscribed to the notion of a future «battle royale» between Russia and the remnants of Khazaria in Israel, Ukraine, Poland, and the Republic of Georgia to avenge Khazaria’s defeat in the 11th century by the Russian Empire.

David
David
Jul 7, 2022 6:26 AM

The links are comical, but indeed I think you’re onto the real motive. My first exposure to that idea was from an article in a Jewish publication I was reading several years ago discussing the results of DNA/geneology studies of large numbers of Jews, and a Rabbi interviewed for the piece basically said something like ‘well yeah, it seems we don’t have any Semitic DNA, but it’s wonderful that our ancestors are actually from Ukraine, because that’s a much bigger, more fertile place to make a Jewish state…’
But just a coincidence, I’m absolutely sure.

Ray
Ray
Jul 7, 2022 2:58 PM

Rolling Stone is CIA media.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 7, 2022 6:13 PM
Reply to  Ray

All media is “CIA” – or thereabouts!

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 7, 2022 6:09 PM

[Previous attempt lost in pending]

It’s not surprising Henrik is squirming in his seat. The answer could be found at his own site all along!

https://redice.tv/news/israel-s-secret-plan-for-a-second-israel-in-ukraine
Israel’s Secret Plan for a “Second Israel” in Ukraine
Dec 12, 2014
Source: voltairenet.org – Wayne Madsen

Full article here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20141210000910/https:/www.voltairenet.org/article186164.html
Wayne Madsen – Israel’s Secret Plan for “Second Israel” in Ukraine
Voltaire Network
December 8, 2014

The role of Jewish figures and that of the State of Israel in the Ukrainian crisis has not gone unnoticed considering that this community represents less than 1 percent of the population. However, a secret report in the hands of the Netanyahu administration confirms that Ashkenazi Jews do not originate from the Levant, but are the descendants of the Khazars. This little-known population founded a Jewish empire in the tenth century on the banks of the Black Sea. Therefore, some Zionists see in Ukraine a possible second Israel. . . .

The evidence that eastern and central European Jews have no historical claim to Palestine has resulted in a flurry of activity in Israel and abroad. . . . some Israelis and Jews abroad are not taking any chances. One of the main reasons why Ukrainian Jewish billionaire tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky, the governor of Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk province and citizen of Ukraine, Israel, and Cyprus, is spending tens of millions of dollars on the recruitment of right-wing Ukrainian nationalists and neo-Nazis from other parts of Europe to fight against the Russian-speaking majority in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, is a fear that plans to turn Ukraine into a «second Israel» will be derailed. Russia’s protective measures for the Donbass, as well as its incorporation by referendum of Crimea, the latter prized by the resurgent Khazarian Jewish nationalists, threaten the transformation of Ukraine into a second homeland for Ashkenazi Jews who are finding their hold on Israel prime tenuous, at best. . . .

In Ukraine, the so-called «second Israel,» Kolomoisky and Kiev have enlisted a number of ex-Israel Defense Force members in their volunteer battalions, including the Azov Battalion. One of the Israeli units is known as the «Blue Helmets of Maidan» and is commanded by an Israeli using the pseudonym «Delta». If Israel did not have a vested interest in expanding its influence in Ukraine it could easily prevent these units from going to Ukraine. . . .

Some Russian speakers in the Donbass are wary of the intentions of pro-Israelis in the Kiev government. Oddly, Kolomoisky has recruited a number of neo-Nazis from western Ukraine and Europe to fight in his battalions whose right-wing organizations have always subscribed to the notion of a future «battle royale» between Russia and the remnants of Khazaria in Israel, Ukraine, Poland, and the Republic of Georgia to avenge Khazaria’s defeat in the 11th century by the Russian Empire.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 7, 2022 8:13 PM

Note to Admin

Please delete the above – it’s a duplicate

rubberheid
rubberheid
Jul 6, 2022 9:59 PM

man,

that was a trawl, didnae even get 1/3 of way through. . . . .

so Puto is just another bad man in a global hell legion?
and,
we are all fukt, and this is just the way it is ???

did i miss the point?

what are those gnarly gnoises when i type in my details… ; )

GR-Watch
GR-Watch
Jul 6, 2022 4:45 PM

I think the coup led by the medieval supreme court in the US is real.

JuB
JuB
Jul 6, 2022 3:56 PM

I find it truly appalling that a “highly likely” accusation is turned into a long piece for the sole purpose of warning everyone that Putin “highly likely” is a henious criminal not to be trusted. The projection that Putin uses the same criminal means as are used in the US and in the West, which has been proved, is clear here. But I am not surpised. There is a distinct patter in the Off-Guardian: criticism of the West is allowed (to a certain degree), but anything positive about Russia, China and the alternative (socialist) world/view is not allowed, hence Putin as a “highly likely” criminal not to be trusted.I say it is “highly likely” that this distinct pattern in OG serves the purpose of not moving out of the capitalist/neoliberal project, just scratching its surface a bit. No real change, in particular not in the socialist direction.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 7, 2022 1:28 AM
Reply to  JuB

The ‘distinct pattern’ at OffG is that everybody is allowed to say anything.
That’s why this over-long article is there for us to agree with, or disagree with, as we see fit.

It’s all been explained at some length. For perfectly logical, and often-repeated reasons, algorithms have to be used to keep this site’s content demonstrably legal, or it’s history
.
That inevitably leads to several temporary blocks, yet in several years, only one of my comments has disappeared entirely, and I concede that I was not guarding my words at that time. The comment could have been interpreted as unnecessarily inflammatory.

OffG isn’t indulging in any ‘patterns’ at all. It just throws relevant stuff at us, and we say our piece. That’s it.

New Name
New Name
Jul 7, 2022 3:17 AM
Reply to  wardropper

“everybody is allowed to say anything.”

This is not true.

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Jul 7, 2022 11:32 AM
Reply to  New Name

Real commenters who abide by our comment policy find they can say whatever they want, within reason. If one wishes to go off on a long, artless, prejudiced rant about, say, Jews or Muslims, or any other ethno/religious group, then no you don’t have free rein to do that here. That’s always been the case.

Offg believes framing any political issue in terms of ethno-religious prejudice is a cop-out – a simplistic thought terminating cliche appealing to the basest instincts in people.

Those wishing to put words in triple brackets or use other euphemisms for Jews etc. will find they are better catered for on other websites. A2

Happy Camper
Happy Camper
Jul 7, 2022 6:50 AM
Reply to  wardropper

True. Funny the way genuine objectiveness always ends up convincing bigoted people that you’re on the “other” side 🤣

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 6, 2022 2:55 PM

“Putin needed help and reached out to the very people who supposedly were his enemies., such as John Scarlett, MI6 Moscow Station. Like Putin, Scarlett was Royal Arch Freemason”.

Daniel Estulin, Tavistock Institute, p.20

peter mcloughlin
peter mcloughlin
Jul 6, 2022 2:09 PM

The author talks about Putin and his “source of power and authority”. The conflict we see unfolding in Ukraine is about power, which is meshing with other localized but equally dangerous conflicts into a global nuclear cataclysm. Both sides in any war are driven by power: it is hard “to distinguish between the two”. World war three will reveal one thing about power: it is an illusion. But history told us that.
https://patternofhistory.wordpress.com/

Happy Camper
Happy Camper
Jul 6, 2022 6:59 PM

Blah blah blah war fear porn – you damn idiot controlled zombie

der einzige
der einzige
Jul 6, 2022 12:48 PM

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Vladimr is innocent as Timothy McVeigh

you will lose as always the fascists

covidiot
covidiot
Jul 6, 2022 3:04 PM
Reply to  der einzige

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Jesper
Jesper
Jul 6, 2022 12:39 PM

In order to distance ourselves from the view that Putin represents the bad or the good guy we have to see the world for what it is – a spectacle with the purpose to dominate us all. By any means necessary.

rik myers
rik myers
Jul 6, 2022 12:09 PM

considering the timing of this article pieced together from unreliable sources i have lost all respect for IAN

nikmit
nikmit
Jul 6, 2022 1:14 PM
Reply to  rik myers

I try hard not to have that kind of attitude. His stuff on COVID is still good and valid.

Shin
Shin
Jul 6, 2022 1:44 PM
Reply to  nikmit

Very true. Hence my nibble down below. I sat beside a friend the other day who was shaking. Literally every single limb was convulsing. A 46 year old perfectly healthy women who can’t stop shaking.
For the last eight months her entire life has been a nightmare. Imagine the only thought in your mind, every second of every day, is how to stop it.
It’s just terrible.

Tomoola Sitchin
Tomoola Sitchin
Jul 6, 2022 5:44 PM
Reply to  rik myers

Ian was good on Covid, but…….

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Jul 6, 2022 12:07 PM

…Put this together with the known facts pertaining to Putin’s WEF apprenticeship during the 90’s as Anatoly Sobchak’s political protege in the St. Pete city administration and what have you got?…

…- ‘The Elites’ (Local Chapters of Davos Inc., in whichever geographically demarcated ‘jurisdiction’ (ie: ‘Nation State’) you happen to reside in) = Spartans…

…- You, Me and Dupree (In whichever geographically demarcated ‘jurisdiction’) = Helots…

…- *ALL* Spook TLAs (Of *ALL* geographically demarcated ‘jurisdictions’) = Krypteia…

…- Welcome to Planet Laconia – *Enjoy* your stay…

SeamusPadraig
SeamusPadraig
Jul 6, 2022 5:23 PM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

Not to mention his love of Israel, despite the fact that the Zionists are perpetually bombing his supposed allies in Syria.

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 12:26 PM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

Put that all together and it’s Highly Likely.

rik myers
rik myers
Jul 6, 2022 12:07 PM

so now you are publishing CIA propaganda shame on you. seems you are inside Putins head and heart and know what he feels for his own people. shame on your gaslighting bullshit fire this yellow ‘Journalist” i fhe didn’t care about his own people he woudl hae just flalttened Ukraine in a week.

Diva
Diva
Jul 6, 2022 6:16 PM
Reply to  rik myers

Oh don’t be damn silly. Iain Davis is not a CIA propagandist just cuz he makes you feel a bit iffy about your hero

Philpot
Philpot
Jul 6, 2022 11:55 AM

As always, ask oneself about timing. Ukraine losing, badly. Johnson (US asset?) about to be out. Inflation, economic problems getting out of hand. Putin, even to the mass-media reading Joe-average now starting to look like a master chess strategist. Western sanctions back-firing, spectacularly, and about to get far worse. Maybe he’s not dying of cancer like we’ve been told. So, now they need to destroy his image in the eyes of his admirers? Just a thought, but of course Iain Davis could always be right…

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Jul 6, 2022 5:58 PM
Reply to  Philpot

The western sanctions are doing exactly as intended – what “covid” failed to do, crash the global economy.

Mister Bump
Mister Bump
Jul 6, 2022 7:49 PM

why crash the global economy? And to what and whos purpose does that serve?

Mister Bump
Mister Bump
Jul 6, 2022 7:52 PM
Reply to  Mister Bump

Feels more like the Global economy crashed and sanctions are used as a false explanation to the public for what is in fact caused by an enormous upward transfer of wealth during covid. Greed gotta be covered up.

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 12:56 PM
Reply to  Mister Bump

Well said. “An enormous upward transfer of wealth” (aka Quantitative Easing”) was slipped in under cover of Con-19. To be accelerated under Con-Bcubed by rigorous application of Green Sanctions and other Magical Thinking (eg Green German Girls will shut down gas and start burning coal).

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 12:46 PM
Reply to  Mister Bump

The aim is to bankrupt everyone who has less money than the top 0.001% of Plutocrats, so that 0.001% Plutocrats (who already own most of the global economy) can buy up the rest with their $Trillions of fiat money (Quantitative Easing). Con-19 was just the softening up process: get the sheeple bemused by Magical Thinking.

“The best time to make money is when the streets are running with panic” — Great Grandpa Rockefeller

Ray
Ray
Jul 7, 2022 3:02 PM
Reply to  Mister Bump

You’re new here I guess.

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 12:37 PM

Philpott means the “Western sanctions” against Russia were meant to crash the Russian economy. They backfired and are helping to crash the “Western” economies. Which — purely incidentally — happens also to be an objective of the latest Con: Con-Bcubed aka Build Back Better.

Matt
Matt
Jul 8, 2022 9:04 AM
Reply to  NickM

If you think for just one minute you know that’s not true.

Remember all the predictions during covid about food and commodity shortages due to the supply chain being disrupted by all the truck drivers dying or whatever.

And now suddenly that narrative is coming to pass “by accident” due to the sanctions “backfiring”?

You have to be one gullible prat to fall for that one

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 12:32 PM
Reply to  Philpot

“Iain Davis could always be right…”

I think that is Highly Likely.

” The Art of Smearing Your Enemies
‘Putin is dying of cancer’. ‘He is mentally ill, ‘crazy’’. Clearly, they actually refer not to the Russian President, but to various Western leaders, Biden, Johnson etc. Putin will be there long after these clowns have been forced to join a smaller circus.”

Shin
Shin
Jul 6, 2022 11:23 AM

It seems one thing is certain. The stab doesn’t work! In fact, all cause mortality since the stab has risen higher than Everest. Are we getting distracted?
But hey, move along.

covidiot
covidiot
Jul 6, 2022 10:34 AM

an excellent related article, which refers to the Moscow bombings false-flag provocation:

9/11 In Context: Plans and Counterplans

the host website has extensive discussion of the 9/11 event, the Megadeath Virus of Doom, and similar subjects.

https://www.serendipity.li/

rraa
rraa
Jul 6, 2022 10:30 AM

This article has been cobbled together from a series of ridiculous sources and I’m supposed to get a definitive version of events from someone who does not speak Russian?

I used to be believe that Putin squashed a legitimate Chechen independence movement very brutally but now I am not so sure. Were the Chechen extremists the equivalent of “ISIS”, “Al Qaeda” and all the other flavours of “Islamic” terrorists supported by the US?

I remember when Politkovskaya was murdered and Putin was blamed for it.
However that makes as much sense as Novichok nonsense.

One could compare Anna to Åsne Seierstad, the Norwegian journalists who wrote the Angel of Grozny. Anna was lauded but Asne (who covered both sides) had her work criticized…

“Putin had the motive, means and opportunity to order elements within the FSB to carry out the Russian apartment bombings.”

That’s a bit like saying Cheney, Bush Sharon and Ehud Barak had the motive, means and opportunity to order elements within the CIA, FBI and Mossad to carry out the 9/11 events…..

covidiot
covidiot
Jul 6, 2022 2:39 PM
Reply to  rraa

I used to be believe that Putin squashed a legitimate Chechen independence movement very brutally but now I am not so sure.

I’ve been re-evaluating my opinion on that question as well.

Consider which side the glorious Chechen freedom fighters took in the Syrian terror war.

As with “ISIS” and “al-Qaeda”, the fact that they always attack the enemies of the anglo-zionist empire is surely just an astonishing coincidence.

One also wonders if legitimate independence movements really engage in grotesque massacres of small children (many not even ethnic Russians), and then claim that they were “just following orders”. Whose orders?

https://www.rt.com/news/184044-only-surviving-beslan-terrorist/

https://www.rt.com/news/183964-beslan-school-hostage-crisis/

rubberheid
rubberheid
Jul 6, 2022 10:16 PM
Reply to  rraa

angel of grozny, what a horribly unemotional and anti-russian book; nonetheless worth a read, ….after one soldiers war in chechnya, by babchenko… but look what a nugget he turned out to be?

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 7, 2022 8:18 AM
Reply to  rraa

One source said Novichok was a label Russian counter-iltelligence fed to a double-agent. This idea then trickled back to Porton Down that tried – unsuccessfully – to cook up a deadly poison.

In contrast, poisons in use and sold by the Empire and NATO include dioxin, sarin, VX and BZ, besides napalm and white phosphorus. In dilute form, sarin can cause respiratory failure days or weeks later, thus allaying suspicion. Does that ring a bell in the matter of a certain pandemic?

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 1:04 PM
Reply to  mgeo

“Does that ring a bell in the matter of a certain pandemic?”

Highly Likely.

Matt
Matt
Jul 7, 2022 2:16 PM
Reply to  mgeo

There was no pandemic. You’re just a shill trying to persuade people covid was real by the back door

NickM
NickM
Jul 7, 2022 12:59 PM
Reply to  rraa

Highly Likely

dude
dude
Jul 6, 2022 9:45 AM

If you wan’t to know what evil shite is going down in Russia read Substack blog from Russian blogger: Edward Slavsquat

SeamusPadraig
SeamusPadraig
Jul 6, 2022 5:24 PM
Reply to  dude

A good blog, but I don’t believe Riley Waggoman (his real name) is actually Russian, though he’s apparently lived there for a while now.

Ray
Ray
Jul 7, 2022 3:05 PM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

Do we know he’s actually in Russia?

dude
dude
Jul 7, 2022 6:47 PM
Reply to  Ray

Whats does it even matter. He gives good account of all the NWO crap they pull of ther.. its more dystopian than anythign in the west.

Matt
Matt
Jul 8, 2022 9:05 AM
Reply to  Ray

Yes. He lives in Moscow with his Russian wife

Zane
Zane
Jul 6, 2022 9:26 AM

Putin was a nogoodnik from the get-go.

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 6, 2022 9:17 AM

The sinking of the USS Maine… Pearl Harbor (see Stinnett’s ‘Day of Deceit’)… Operation Northwoods… it isn’t that there’s a lack of knowledge of US false flags. BTW after Northwoods, the hero JFK didn’t sack Lemnitzer, he re-deployed him to Europe where by a curious coincidence Gladio then took off.

At least now the thread isn’t full of denials that false flags are a thing. “But why would countries attack themselves?… it doesn’t make any sense!” That was what one would read just a few years ago so I guess there’s some progress. It’s not long ago that the only false flags were those committed by the evil Axis i.e. the Nazi use of concentration camp bodies to fake an incident with Poland and the Japanese blowing up their own railway at Mukden.

Willliam
Willliam
Jul 6, 2022 8:57 AM

So he’s doing what a leader of a country does whether you care for the people or not .

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 6, 2022 8:55 AM

The repetitions were excruciating.

There was no mention of the “good works” of Western economists such as Saint Jeffrey Sachs. There was also no mention of the 2010 Moscow Metro explosion. Perhaps it does not fit the narrative.

nikmit
nikmit
Jul 6, 2022 8:48 AM

Why on earth would “Putin’s multipolar world” be “controlled by Russia, China and the BRICS”? It wouldn’t be multipolar then would it. I’d say that alliance is one (loose) pole.

Where/when has Putin said or shown with actions to try and destroy America/NATO as a power in this world, to justify this claim? There’s plenty of evidence the other way around. That type of false logic is typical in propaganda pieces and I have no time for such.

Putin is currently the only thing that stands in the way of the US controlling the entire world (as demonstrated in Syria). Westerners brainwashed into cold war mentality really struggle with this. The communist propaganda was exposed for what it was in Eastern Europe a couple of decades ago, but the corresponding capitalist propaganda from the cold war is still alive and well it seems.

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Jul 6, 2022 7:28 AM

All the hallmarks of a propaganda piece..

Diva
Diva
Jul 6, 2022 3:18 PM
Reply to  Paul Watson

the hallmarks being you don’t agree with it

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jul 6, 2022 3:28 PM
Reply to  Paul Watson

Sorry to say it but OG has been “flipped” in the Sopranos sense of the word.
It usually happens to websites that present “alternative” view points and gain major traction. Examples; alternet, counterpunch, moonof, … Anybody noticed how a slew of authors have ceased contributing to OG?
An author who seeks to create equivalencies between the America-Zio-Anglos and any human activity beyond defecation should not be writing books and articles for children.

Grigor
Grigor
Jul 6, 2022 6:23 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

In my observation all the major gatekeeper sites are right now promoting the war, either on the western or the Russian side. To me the honest actors are the ones questioning that “binary”, that is to say Mr Davis, Mr Knightly, Mr Corbett and not too many others. Take care you are not having your pre-existing biases used against you.

Ray
Ray
Jul 7, 2022 3:06 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

Try addressing the article and chill with the adhominems. They make you sound stupid.

John
John
Jul 6, 2022 7:23 AM

government tyranny characterizes both russia and the west

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Jul 6, 2022 6:43 PM
Reply to  John

Okay, so who’s chaffing at the bit, the US and its war machine and its euroi vassals, OR Russia China and the BRICS.

Happy Camper
Happy Camper
Jul 6, 2022 8:41 PM
Reply to  Donald Duck

What’s the diff?

John
John
Jul 6, 2022 7:22 AM

More government sanctioned violence. Most bombs are planted by militaries since they’re the only ones who know how to create and detonate such devices.

Penelope
Penelope
Jul 6, 2022 7:14 AM

It is easy to see that the covid op has the NWO/Great Reset as its purpose– via economic & medical degradation. It’s not a coincidence that just when this op was running into obstacles & cd no longer lockdown the economy that the Russ/Ukraine war began.

The Ukraine op is a continuation of the covid op. While media everywhere present it to us as West especially US against Russia & China it is difficult to avoid that pt of view. Do you remember calling the masses “sheeple” because they believed the media & govts that told them the covid story?

We are now being told the US vs Russia story. NOW do you see why it was so difficult for so many people to “see through” the covid story?

IF the Russian govt were fully in cooperation w the US in helping to produce the NWO/Great Reset there is not one single thing that they wd be doing differently– NOT ONE.

Covid moved many by fear. This war is moving us by sheer excitement over the make-believe struggle between good & evil, supported by an actual limited set of facts. It is a drama more moving than a tear-jerker, because it makes us hope that this limited victory of good will not be cancelled out by the larger drama of humanity’s struggle against the NWO.

It is so difficult to remember that the smaller drama is contributing to the defeat of all humanity against ruthless psychopaths who use it as the pretext to mask the creation of famine, and the takedown of the developed economies which are most able to resist it.

nikmit
nikmit
Jul 6, 2022 8:58 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Do you remember calling the masses “sheeple” because they believed the media & govts that told them the covid story?

We are now being told the US vs Russia story. NOW do you see why it was so difficult for so many people to “see through” the covid story?

Spot on.

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jul 6, 2022 3:53 PM
Reply to  Penelope

Hi Pen!
IF the Russian govt were fully in cooperation w the US in helping to produce the NWO/Great Reset there is not one single thing that they wd be doing differently– NOT ONE.”
The square in Moscow that hosts the

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jul 6, 2022 3:57 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

US of As embassy has been renamed the People’s Republic of Donetsk Square. The US of As embassy has eliminated any street address from its site and instead gives googAss GPS coordinates.
And, as I predicted, the street in front to the British Embassy has been dedicated to the PR of Lugansk.
Seeing as you have it all sown up, could you please fit these facts tersely into your equivalency narrative?
Thanks

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Jul 6, 2022 6:00 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

What negative impact does renaming a square in Moscow have on the globalist agenda?

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jul 7, 2022 9:07 AM

You could be right and I have already suggested that it’s all fun and games and taking the piss between these jolly globalists.
The Americans have shown what good sports they are by refusing to apply the new name of their address to their website. Instead they have put the GPS coordinates in that place. All the world knows what a great sense of humor the US of As have. The jokes they served up in places like Iraq, Afwhanistan, Libya, Syria, etc. will go down as legendary in the history of comedy.
The “impact” of symbol gestures may be small, but they are rife with significance.

Ray
Ray
Jul 7, 2022 3:10 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

Your reason is dizzying!

R Anand
R Anand
Jul 7, 2022 5:34 PM
Reply to  Penelope

I concur with your analysis.
 
There is one bit, however, that needs re-thinking and elaboration.

You said “..covid op has the NWO/Great Reset as its purpose– via economic & medical degradation. It’s not a coincidence that just when this op was running into obstacles & cd no longer lockdown the economy that the Russ/Ukraine war began.”
 
Medical degradation is understood and the oligarchs’ attempts to maim and kill people through the jabs is known.
 
But economic degradation? I am not sure whether that was or is a definite aim of the oligarchs/globalists. Lockdowns put tremendous on the livelihoods of people, but industries were still kept running to serve consumers not affected by the economic stress from lockdowns.
 
I would say it is economic ‘management’ that fluctuates between growth and fall and varies across geographies and within a geography different target consumer groups.
 
I view the current thing in Ukraine as a non-war and therefore there can be no genuine supply constraints. And remember that since we say Putin and Russian powers-that-be are hands-in-glove with the global oligarchs the flow of economic goods and services from Ukraine and Russia will be totally how they want it to be, and it will ebb and rise as per the need of the hour.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Jul 6, 2022 7:04 AM

New Israel

It appears that Ukraine is being transformed into a second Israel. Putin may be playing a part in this transformation, willingly or otherwise. Creepy Joe sent the astounding sum of US$ 40 billion. Stalin’s handler Lazar Kaganovich hailed from Ukraine as did many Bolshevik “revolutionaries”.

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 6, 2022 6:32 AM

OT
Bye bye big bad Boris.
Hello new Para$ite.

Vagabard
Vagabard
Jul 7, 2022 6:27 PM
Reply to  Johnny

That was well predicted. You must have seen the script

Dmass
Dmass
Jul 6, 2022 6:24 AM

Yeltsin was a drunk, western patsy.
Allowed state assets to be sold a bargain prices. Putin stopped that?
And from this analysis, Skripal was real?!

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 6, 2022 8:01 AM
Reply to  Dmass

“from this analysis, Skripal was real?!”

That’s the conclusion you’re pretending to draw from the article? This site published an article on “faek binaries” just days ago and it was hugely critical of the official narrative on the Skripals.

The point is that all governments use false flags. It’s strong circumstantial evidence that they all have the same ultimate controlling power behind them and they all have their own populations as the real target rather than some fake external enemy.

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 6, 2022 8:10 AM
Reply to  Edwige

BTW to explain the switch from Yeltsin to Putin see Quigley’s explanation of how economies are structured. There’s a cycle of wealth creation followed by plunder followed by wealth creation and so on. Nobody would work beyond sustenance level if it was just ceaseless plunder. The cycles have to be long enough so most people won’t notice. In the West this is passed off as boom-bust or the business cycle. So-called ‘busts’ are engineered and the time when private wealth is plundered (the Rockefellers purchased Chase Manhattan Bank in 1929).

If Yeltsin was a “western patsy” yiou’re admitting that external, controlled leaders can be imposed on Russia.

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jul 6, 2022 3:59 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Faek binaries and false equivalencies. Oh what a world!

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Jul 6, 2022 4:07 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Hello Edwige: Excellent points made. The boom-bust phenomena are described as psychohistory. Here’s a brief: Lloyd deMause & Psychohistory | The Association for Psychohistory

All leaders are simply running ahead of the chasing mob…

James Robertson
James Robertson
Jul 6, 2022 6:19 AM

Great stuff, thanks. I think the lesson here us that Russia is hust another Empire and the multipolar world means that instead of one group of lying mass murdering gangsters, pillaging the world, now there are several

jimbojames
jimbojames
Jul 6, 2022 12:58 PM

i’d only add that some aver Russia is hellbent on a unipolar world. It’s laffable really.

Then again, it could just be the defect in human, the defect being our refusal to accept we are a highly flawed species and by no means at the top of the pecking order on this planet, even though we kill everything that dares say otherwise.

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jul 6, 2022 4:00 PM

Choose your Empire, Jimmy.
If you like losing, it’s easy.