Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Headlines of note for September 2014...

We begin with some dated headlines, revisiting previous Septembers. This month in recent history has been rife with terror attacks not just for the USA, but for Russia.

Some suggest western backing for these attacks, in the form of logistic, material and "moral" support and protection of Chechen rebels...

Heralding the Rise of Russia: The West Masterminded Chechen War to Destroy USSR and Russia

Others say terrorism within Russia is self-inflicted for the advancement of imperial ambitions. It is so alleged of the series of apartment bombings of 15 years ago...

Blowing Up Russia: Terrorism From Within -Written and directed by Yuri Felshtinsky and Alexander Litvinenko.

We know what happened to Litvinenko in London in November of 2006. What is less known however is the connection that Litvinenko had with MI6...

Independent (Nov. 29, 2013): Murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko gave MI6 secret briefings about key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Guardian (Dec. 14, 2012): Alexander Litvinenko accusation puts MI6 in an unflattering light

Litvinenko's widow, Marina, articulated her belief that MI6 failed to protect him. Her counsel, Ben Emmerson, said: "Mr Litvinenko had been for a number of years a regular and paid agent and employee of MI6 with a dedicated handler whose pseudonym was Martin."

Or of his conversion to Islam and support of Chechen separatists...

Wayne Madsen Report: December 4, 2006 -- New wrinkle in Litvinenko murder

The following dispatch came from the Chechenpress.org, a Chechen news web site, on November 24 [2006]:

The communication from London the day before at night arrived to us of the poisoning and passing away of Aleksandr Litvinenko. A. Litvinenko it was poisoned on 1 November. Doctors struggled for the life of A. Litvinenko, however, it was impossible to save him. Meanwhile, a while back Litvinenko accepted Islam and all Moslem rites were carried out before his death. A specially invited mullah read over the dying Litvinenko the 'Sura Yasin' [key passage from the Koran]. Aleksandr Litvinenko will be buried in a Moslem cemetery, with the observance of all proper rituals. Nearing death, and understanding that his killers are Putin and his criminal clique, Aleksandr Litvinenko requested to transmit to the Mujahadeen of Chechnya and Caucasus that they understand him as their brother in the weapon [emphasis added] and he requested to the Most High Allah for themselves the future of martyr (insha Allah)."

The Chechen press release reference to "the weapon" may have been hinting at a project to build a radioactive "dirty bomb" by Litvinenko. London's Observer surmised as much in a December 3 report: "Among the theories that remain open is that the poisonings were an accident that happened while Litvinenko tried to assemble a dirty bomb for Chechen rebels. Those who know him believe he was crazy enough to attempt such a thing and, in the past week, some have implicated him in the smuggling of nuclear materials from Russia."

Given his contacts with MI-6 and his support of Chechen rebels, and "crazy enough" to have possibly attempted the development of a dirty bomb, the question is raised as to what Litvinenko may have known about the Beslan school massacre of ten years ago this month...

RIANovosti: Beslan - Deadly Nightmare on the First Day of School

There are, as with the Moscow apartment bombings, allegations of false-flag terror on the part of FSB (formerly KGB) in this case...

Russophobe (translation of Novaya Gazeta): Beslan and KGB

A curiously timed outage at Ft. Mead however points to the involvement of western intelligence services...

WMR: October 31, 2007 -- NSA "Went Dark" on Caucasus Region Hours Before Beslan Attack

According to sources at the National Security Agency (NSA), hours before a group of Chechen separatists took 1200 children and adults hostage at a school in Beslan, in the Russian republic of North Ossetia-Alania, NSA intercepts of INMARSAT (International Maritime Satellite) and cell phone traffic in the region “went dark.” Analysts at NSA and the Medina Regional SIGINT Operations Center (MRSOC) in San Antonio, Texas had been monitoring cell phone and INMARSAT phone traffic in Beslan but all communications intercepts of traffic suddenly ceased...

...Russia linked some of the hostage takers to Islamist exiles in London, where the now much-adored former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was assisting Russian-Israeli mobster/tycoon Boris Berezovsky to help Chechen and other anti-Russian forces to help topple the Putin government in Moscow. Litvinenko later died from polonium poisoning, an act blamed on Putin but appears to have been a Russian-Israeli mafia hit designed to eliminate an uncomfortable witness to dubious and illegal activities by the Russian-Israeli mafia based in London, Tel Aviv, and New York...

The fact that the NSA’s sophisticated surveillance platforms “went dark,” in an unprecedented manner, on unencrypted South Ossetia and Caucasus regional communications shortly before the Beslan incident indicates that high-level parties knew of the attack in advance and did not want NSA intercepts to yield the identities of the terrorist planners and leaders.

Look in the mirror for some answers beeb...

Guardian (Oct. 3, 2004): London mosque link to Beslan

The links remain in place...

RT: ‘This message is to you, Vladimir Putin’: ISIS threatens ‘to liberate Chechnya and Caucasus’

Ramzan Kadyrov, the flamboyant President of the Chechen Republic... intimated that IS “took orders from their handlers in Western security services.”

Where you would least expect it...


Daily Mail: The private school jihadist - As PM unveils new terror crackdown, a Scots girl incites bloody massacre on British streets

Obama said "The Islamic State is not Islamic". Indeed, it may be a revival of the ancient mysteries...

KRZog: Isis, yesterday and today

As "John of The Beatles" strikes again...

Time: ISIS Video Intensifies Pressure on Britain

Daily Mail: MI5 know who 'Jihadi John' is but are waiting to gather even more intelligence before they make a move

This is all going down in desperation on the eve of...

GuardianScottish independence referendum: Last day of campaigning before vote that could end UK - live

Pulling out all the stops to prevent it, including good old fashioned vote rigging...


Wake Up From Your SlumberSalmond warns Scotland could declare independence without a referendum after accusing Westminster of 'tricking' voters

Back to ISIS, or ISIL: rhymes with... Israel, which is in this as well...

WMRBeheading videos, SITE, and journalist "freedom fighters"

For the second time in a little over two weeks, a video of the beheading by a British-accented Islamic State jihadist of a U.S. journalist captured in Syria was distributed by the same organization. The most recent video images of orange jump suit-clad U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff being beheaded were released by the Search for International Terrorist Entities or "SITE," which also initially discovered and released the video beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley of GlobalPost.com.

As with the Foley video, U.S. intelligence initially refrained from validating the authenticity of the Sotloff video until it completed an examination of the Sotloff video. Obviously, the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies are well-versed on SITE's Israeli pedigree. As previously revealed by WMR, SITE is a Washington, DC-based research institute with links to Israeli right-wing Likud elements and Mossad. SITE is operated by Israeli intelligence asset Rita Katz and was also the source for a number of dubious videos of Osama Bin Laden, including one that only showed the Al Qaeda's lips moving but the rest of his body inanimate. In 2008, SITE released a video purportedly of Al Qaeda's number two, Ayman al Zawahiri. A number of experts determined the video was a fake...

Global ResearchWho is Behind the Islamic State (ISIL) Beheadings? Probing the SITE Intelligence Group

WMRISIL/ISIS: Another contrivance brought to you by Mossad, MI6, and the CIA - Part II

There is every indication that ISIL has significant links to Israel. Although there are claims to the contrary, ISIL absorbed most of the ranks of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Nusra Front) Islamist insurgent group in Syria. Al Nusra Front has coordinated its seizure of Syrian army positions along the Golan Heights border with the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). Rather than hit back at Al Nusra positions on the Syrian side of the Golan frontier, the Israelis attacked Syrian army positions, giving a boost to the Syrian campaigns of Al Nusra in particular and ISIL in general. There are reports that the Israeli military has been given the coordinates of Syrian army and Hezbollah forces, as well as "Committees for the Defense of the Homeland" militia forces of Alawites, Shi'as, Christians, and Druze, by Al-Nusra/ISIL to launch missile and drone attacks from the Israeli side of the border...

And Turkey...

Al Monitor (translation from Turkish Radikal): Notes from Erdogan-Obama meeting revealed

“The President [Barack Obama] demanded Turkey truly join in the struggle against the Islamic State in an effective manner. But [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan resisted, saying the Islamic State can carry out sabotage in Turkey and that there are 40 Turkish citizens held hostage in their [IS] hands.

“We know that Barzani offered to evacuate these people but was turned down by the Turkish side. It is still not clear who was behind the Reyhanli bombings of May 2013. It is understood that the Erdogan regime is using these two issues as pretexts to avoid taking action.

“Even before there was the issue of hostages, Islamic militants, mainly [the] Islamic State, for years freely shuttled back and forth over the Iraq-Syria and Turkey borders. This is not because the border supervision is difficult but because of the persistence of the Erdogan administration to topple Assad, who had been hurting the Muslim Brotherhood, which has empowered Turkey in the Middle East. To that end, Islamic fighters, including the Islamic State, were allowed to use Turkey as a logistics base for years.

“As part of this policy, Erdogan armed Islamic militants in a move coordinated by the MIT [Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization]. Weapons and explosives found on captured Islamic militants were marked MKE, Turkey’s state-owned industrial corporation. Turkish security forces several times stopped MIT trucks carrying weapons to Syria but the prosecutors, police and gendarmerie that stopped the trucks were reassigned and even put on trial on charges of spying. Although the government said these trucks were carrying humanitarian assistance, the trials are still held secretly.

“In addition to weapons assistance, Islamic casualties are immediately sent to Turkey where they get official care. After rest and recuperation these fighters return to the battlefield.

“The President [Obama] told Erdogan that it is crucial for this support to cease immediately and definitively."

And further complicating matters for Erdogan...

PKK commander threatens to resume war


In other international news:

Ceasefire in E. Ukraine on very shaky ground, thanks in large part to...

RT: Wolfsangel in E. Ukraine - Foreign Policy talks to deputy leader of ‘pro-govt’ Azov Battalion

Anti-Maidan18+ GRAPHIC | Ukr. Forces Shelling Donetsk Again | English Subtitles

Ukraine Crisis | Ukr. Tactical Ballistic Missile SS-21 Hits Donetsk Factory | English Subtitles

Eurasian UnionMilitary Situation in Novorossiya with Maps – 5.9.2014

Inquistr: World War 3 - Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Threat Has Ukraine Discussing Restoring Nukes

Dream on Puffy Cheeks...

IISS VoicesPoroshenko and the limits of US assistance

Let us handle it...

BBCUS and Nato troops begin Ukraine military exercise

ReutersNearly 600 U.S. soldiers with tanks to arrive in Poland, Baltics

Earlier in the month, snarling war pigs gathered in Wales...

Paul Craig RobertsWarning to the World - Washington and its NATO and EU Vassals are Insane

Consortium NewsWarning Merkel on Russian ‘Invasion’ Intel

Granma International (Fidel Castro): Just ideas - or disaster - will triumph

New Eastern Outlook: Poland is becoming 52nd state of the United States

ZeroHedgeWhat It's All About: Russia, China Begin Construction Of World's Largest Gas Pipeline

RIANovostiStatement by Rossiya Segodnya Director General on Death of Photojournalist Andrei Stenin

Dutch Safety BoardInvestigation crash MH17, 17 July 2014 Donetsk

Middle East/N.Africa...

Intelligence OnlineAbbas accuses Hamas of coup attempt

NYTimesSuspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

IndependentAssad's letter to the US - How Syria is luring President Obama into its web

VoltairenetThe Grand Saudi Reversal

Al Monitor: Ayatollah Khamenei urges Iran to prepare for 'new world order'

Washington Post: U.S. military charter plane forced to land in Iran

DWLibya militias seize Tripoli government offices

Maghreb ConfidentialMalta as Libya’s new capital

Other parts...

Steve PieczenikAs the World Turns, Both Nuclear Pakistan/India are Preparing for a “Hot Melt Down” through “Mutual Assured Destruction!” 

Moon of AlabamaThe (NED Financed) Hong Kong Riots

Mad Cow ProductionsCIA Plane in Big Aussie-American Heroin Bust

400-Kilo Drug Bust at Paris Hilton’s Ranch in Costa Rica

ZeroHedgeRussia Discovers Massive Arctic Oil Field Which May Be Larger Than Gulf Of Mexico

ENENews: “Very Frightening”: Journalist on popular Japan news program found dead — Only person reporting about Fukushima on national TV — Chilling recent quote: “I want you to know I will never commit suicide”

Times of IndiaArtificial micro-humans to replace animals in lab tests

NatureEbola virus mutating rapidly as it spreads

Daily Observer (Liberia): Scientists Allege Deadly Diseases Such As Ebola and AIDS Bio Weapons, US DoD’s?


U.S. domestic news:

Ebola crosses the pond...

CBS DFWCDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus

WebMDParalysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68

Collective-EvolutionNew Study Finds A 340 Percent Increased Risk Of Autism In Boys Who Receive MMR Vaccine On Time

ENENewsFukushima nuclear material reported in West Coast groundwater; It’s discharging into Pacific Ocean — Fallout also found in meat and fish from same area — “Routinely detected’ in plant life long after March 2011

“Like a Science Fiction Movie”: Bizarre deaths after radiation exposure at US nuclear site — My whole family’s dead; Mom eaten up by tumors everywhere, could see them growing; Dad had masses suddenly erupt all over; Brother died at birth — Incredible number of colleagues killed by cancer, 2-3% alive 

LaRouchePAC"Staggering" Rail Delays Threatens U.S. Food Supply

Ferguson just a warm-up for Chicago show-down?

Ahmad770Farrakhan warns Chicago of Militarization worse than Ferguson! Mike Brown Murder

Liberty BlitzkriegAt Least 17 Fake Cellphone Towers Capable Of Invasive Spying Have Been Discovered Across America

ACLU:  DEPARTMENT OF JIUSTICE WHITE PAPER, May 25,2011 - Legality of a Lethal Operation by the Central Intelligence Agency against a U.S. Citizen

Spook news...


The CIA loses contact with Damascus

To make matters worse is the loss of the United States by the CIA to one of the last safe contact in front of the Syrian rebels. In the bombings carried out by the army of Damascus [in] Idlib on September 8 were killed more than 40 officers of the rebel group Ahrar al-Sham . Among the victims was also the group's leader, Hassan Abboud, also known as Abou Abdallah al Hamaoui, a native of Hama. Abboud was in regular contact with the CIA and former ambassador of the USA in Damascus Robert Ford and Daniel Robenstein.

The CIA has long had close direct relationships with Abboud and his organization leveraging the mediation of Jordanian intelligence. Now, however, with his death things for the American secret services are complicated. The CIA will have to rebuild contacts within Ahrar al-Sham and remain many doubts about the resilience of the group after the hard hit. -Google translation

RTEstonian security officer detained in Russia on suspicion of spying

‘Most convincing evidence’ - Russian embassy trolls NATO with toy tanks

Free Beacon: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spies, Influence Agents

Intelligence OnlineKim's sister heads intelligence

CryptomeThe Truth about Voice of Russia’s Liquidation - Version 2

Declassified Articles from Studies in Intelligence: CIA's In-House Intelligence Journal

WikiLeaksSpyFiles 4

Boiling Frogs Post“The Lone Gladio” reveals Washington’s strategy for winning the New Great Game- A Review by Christoph Germann

Secrecy NewsCIA Posts Hundreds of Declassified Journal Articles


arXiv (Joshua Davis): A Proposed System for Covert Communication to Distant and Broad Geographical Areas

NYTimes (James Bamford op-ed): Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

Editors note (Sept. 20): On the subject of Israel, we would guess that in the past week we have had more than a few visitors browsing from this country, drawn particularly to our Cult of the Kadeisha post. What is odd however is that our traffic source stats shows not a single hit from Israel, in spite of the popularity of the article (relative to our usual traffic). Meanwhile, Turkey is exploding - where English speakers are far and few in between relative to, say, Israel where English is a second language. Turkey at present is giving us far more hits than even our native U.S. Here is how it breaks down:

Turkey 183
United States 67
France 54
Egypt 19
India 13
Germany 12
Algeria 8
United Kingdom 7
Ukraine 5
Netherlands 4

This leads us to speculate; does Israel cover its internet browsing tracks, falsely ascribing hits to Turkey instead?

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