Skip to comments.Russia Is Sending Attack Helicopters to Syria, U.S. Says
Posted on 06/12/2012 12:00:49 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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For us, yes. For the Russians, anything is possible.
FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, May 30, 2008
Dear President Medvedev
By TATYANA MOROZOV and ALYONA MOROZOV
"In three coordinated bombings of apartment buildings in Moscow and Volgodonsk in September 1999, 292 people were murdered, including our mother Lyubov Morozova. We are writing this open letter to call on you, Dmitry Anatolyevich, to order an independent, open and full investigation of these attacks."
Russian Terror Victims Ask for Truth
In 1999, a series of apartment bombings shook Russia and propelled the country headlong into the Second Chechen War. Nearly nine years after the attacks, which claimed 292 lives, many Russians remain unconvinced by the official version of events, which holds that Chechen separatists were responsible.
Two sisters, who lost their mother in the attack, have written an open letter to President Dmitri Medvedev, urging him to mount a fully open, independent investigation. The sisters, Tatyana and Alyona Morozov, currently reside in Missouri. Their appeal (below) was published in the Wall Street Journal newspaper on May 30th.
Dear President Medvedev
In three coordinated bombings of apartment buildings in Moscow and Volgodonsk in September 1999, 292 people were murdered, including our mother Lyubov Morozova. We are writing this open letter to call on you, Dmitry Anatolyevich, to order an independent, open and full investigation of these attacks.
Although these crimes were blamed on Chechen terrorists and used to justify the resumption of a full-scale war against Chechnya later that month, there are numerous indications that Russian security services may have been involved. There is also clear evidence of a cover-up by the authorities. We do not consider this case solved.
Let us remind you of some of the facts:
* On September 23, 1999, police arrested three Federal Security Service (FSB) agents who had planted a detonator and RDX the same explosive used in the earlier bombings in the basement of a residential building in the city of Ryazan. The FSB explained the agents activities as a training exercise, claiming the sacks of explosives actually contained only sugar. The investigation was dropped and all evidence classified top secret.
* At about the same time, a Russian soldier discovered RDX in sacks labeled as sugar at his army base near Ryazan. The incident was never investigated and the evidence classified.
* On September 13, 1999, the Speaker of the Duma, Gennady Seleznev, announced that an apartment house in Volgodonsk had been blown up three days before the attack actually occurred.
* Mark Blumenfeld, the property manager of our house on Guryanova Street in Moscow that was blown up, told our lawyer and several journalists that FSB agents had talked him into changing his testimony. The agents showed him a photo of Achemez Gochiyayev, a Chechen he had never seen before, and under pressure he identified him as the man who had rented storage space in the basement.
* The composite sketch based on Mr. Blumenfelds initial description of what the real suspect looked like disappeared from the police file and was replaced with the photograph of Mr. Gochiyaev. Meanwhile, our attorney Mikhail Trepashkin, himself a former KGB agent, told reporters that he had recognized FSB agent Vladimir Romanovich from the police sketch. Romanovich was subsequently killed in Cyprus in a hit and run incident that was never solved.
* In November 2003, on the eve of the trial of two Chechens later convicted for transporting the explosives used in the Moscow bombings, Mr. Trepashkin was arrested after a gun had been planted in his car. This prevented him from submitting Mr. Blumenfelds statement to court that the FSB agents had pressured him to give false evidence. The trial of the two Chechens was not convincing to us or the world as it was held behind closed doors and human rights groups noted numerous violations of due process. Mr. Blumenfelds statement and the replacement of the police sketch with the photo of Mr. Gochiyayev was never reviewed by a Russian court.
* Four people investigating the FSBs possible involvement in the bombings were assassinated. Duma Deputy Sergei Yushenkov was shot dead in Moscow in April 2003 and his colleague Yuri Schekochihin died of apparent poisoning three months later. Journalist Anna Politkovskaya was gunned down in October 2006 in her Moscow apartment block and a month later, former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko died of poisoning in London.
Many Russians have come to the conclusion that the bombings may have been the work of Russian security services. As for our family, our initial trust in the official version of a Chechen trail is long gone. We have come to believe that our mother and neighbors were sacrificed for a political end: To justify the war in Chechnya and help Vladimir Putin become president the following year. Only an objective investigation could make us change this view.
Mr. President, we are writing this open letter because we would like to believe that your ascent to the presidency will end this dark period in Russian history. You were not involved.
We realize that you owe the previous regime a debt of loyalty and gratitude. But the powers of the state were entrusted to you not to protect possible murderers. You are now in control of Russia and your position imposes a higher responsibility. Before history, the people and the memory of innocent victims, you have an obligation to find and tell the truth about these crimes.
* A Record Harvest of Spies
* An Open Letter to the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia
* Opposition Activist Revealed as FSB Agent
* Beslan Rights Group Charged With Extremism
* Russian Immigration Agency Knew Nothing About Morars Deportation
* Investigative Journalist Barred From Returning to Moscow
* Kasparov on His FSB Interrogation
Source: Russian Terror Victims Ask for Truth:
The Federal Security Service (FSB - Federal'naya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti, previously known as Federal Counterintelligence Service - FSK) is the most powerful of the successors to the KGB.
Did Communism Fake Its Own Death in 1991?
American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2010 | Jason McNew
In a  1984 book [New Lies for Old], ex-KGB Major Anatoliy Golitsyn predicted the liberalization of the Soviet Bloc and claimed that it would be a strategic deception. ..."
"Golitsyn's argument was that beginning in about 1960, the Soviet Union embarked on a strategy of massive long-range strategic deception which would span several decades and result in the destruction of Western capitalism and the erection of a communist world government."
"Golitsyn published his second book, The Perestroika Deception, after the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991. This book contained further analysis of the liberalization, in addition to previously classified memoranda submitted by Golitsyn to the CIA. The two books must be read together to get a complete picture of Golitsyn's thesis."
When the threat level is raised to Very Concerned...our illustrious CIC will send in our secret weapon, San Fran Nan.
If my memory serves me correctly, she made an unsanctioned visit to Syria. She already has established diplomatic relations and I feel certain she, with her silver tongue, can calm this crisis down.
Maybe Russia can give her a lift.
Baseless huh, see Egypt, rinse, repeat.
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28”
For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.
2 Thes. 2.7
Come now, Lord Jesus.
Isn’t Gog or Magog modern-day Russia?
This message came to me concerning Damascus: Look, Damascus will disappear! It will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer will be deserted. Sheep will graze in the streets and lie down unafraid. There will be no one to chase them away. The fortified cities of Israel will also be destroyed, and the power of Damascus will end. The few left in Aram will share the fate of Israels departed glory, says the Lord Almighty. Isaiah 17:1-3 (NLT)
Wonder if this is the real setting of the chess board for Ezekial’s chapters 38 and 39 prophecies. Guess we’ll see soon enough. If anything this adminstuation is certainly setting the timing for the Messiah to return in all His wrath.
Beat me to it. More than stars aligning. All of Christianity is suffering from apostacy and apathy and this...and more. I think it's real close. Looks like a "hooks in their jaws," moment. The last straw will be for Islam to go to war because of the Tom and Jerry cartoons.
(I HOPE this isn't double or triple posted. Danged computer keeps blanking on me. if so sorry in advance)
“Actually the Russians are (most likely incidentally) protecting Christian rights in Syria.”
by facilitating mass murder of innocent women and children? Yeah that’s a real win win for Jesus - rolls eyes.
Nobody said these people played nicey-nicey, but I am sure that putting the Sunni in charge will result in much more of that that Joe Stalin could stomach.
Well thank goodness Cankles hit the “reset button” with the Russians. If she hadn’t done that, well, Putin would probably be sending tactical nukes to Assad!
The conflict in Syria pits the Assad regime, Iran and Hezbollah against the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda and the Arab states....
hmm Al-Qaeda bad bad in Iraq
ok ok ok in Libya & Syria
It didn’t take long for Syria’s and Russia’s concern trolls to give props to the dictator right in this thread. Thanks TonyInOhio.
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What happens if the Jihad in Syria focuses on Russia?
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