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08/21/2009 |
Never Ask the Wolves to Help You Against the Dogs

by J. R. Nyquist 08.21.2009

http://www.financialsense.com/stormwatch/geo/pastanalysis/2009/0821.html

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On Aug. 16 we read in Pravda.info the comments of Vladimir Filin, a self-described Marxist and former GRU officer living in Kiev, well-connected to KGB structures, supposedly aligned against Putin, marching in the "revolutionary movement of all enslaved peoples" ( :)especially those in Finland, according to his Live Journal blog :) ).

Filin's business interests reach from the poppy fields of Tajikistan to the lumber mills and chicken farms of Brazil.

He has been accused of narcotics and arms trafficking, with supposed connections to subversive political activities (like coup-plotting).

He is the president and chairman of a private intelligence company called "Far West, LLC."

As it happens, he has a reputation to maintain in the world of political-military gossip

Perhaps you've heard or read about the Maltese-flagged freighter named Arctic Sea, which recently disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean and was subsequently recovered after various contradictory reports.

According to Filin, the Arctic Sea had been loaded with four X-55 cruise missiles while docked at the Baltic Sea port of Kaliningrad.

The missiles were without warheads, as the warheads were shipped separately on another vessel .

Filin alleges that the warheads were customized for carrying Soviet-produced biochemical material previously "shipped to Iran from Russia by air."



According to Filin, the contraband aboard the Arctic Sea was masked by timber loaded in Finland, and the ship's destination was Algeria, where representatives of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were waiting to take delivery.

Filin wrote: "Russian specialists would arrive in Iran within the near future, who would prepare the aviation system of Iranian Su-24 aircraft to use the X-55 in combat conditions and train representatives of the Iranian armed forces in the operational use of the system."

The reason for the transfer of biochemical material to Iran, along with modified warheads and missiles, is to give Iran a counterstrike potential in the event of an Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear weapons facilities.

In this way Russia strengthens Iran while weakening the position of Israel and the United States.

It goes without saying that Moscow envisions the destabilization of the Middle East and the disruption of its main centers of oil production and shipping.

Should Iran unleash biochemical warheads against Israel, there would be a further escalation of violence with the result that oil prices would reach -- according to Filin -- $200-$300 per barrell.

The consequences, of course, would be devastating for the oil-dependent Western economies, which are already suffering from widespread financial troubles.

On the Russian side, however, high oil prices would empower the Russian state while stabilizing the Iranian clerical regime under a defiant nationalist banner.

Moscow also envisions the closing of the Strait of Hormuz, a massive mobilization of terrorists, and a fresh violence in Iraq.

According to Filin, "Upon learning of the Arctic Sea and its cargo, a major Western state that favors a strategic partnership with Ukraine, was prepared to intercept the ship.

But fearing this would cause a serious international scandal that would disrupt the 'reboot' of its relations with the Putin regime, the [aforesaid] state decided to act informally, which it did."

In other words, the pirates that seized the Arctic Sea off the coast of Sweden were American special forces (disguised as Swedish police).

This embarrassing episode, according to Filin, enraged the Kremlin which subsequently lashed out at the pro-American regime in Ukraine.

For reasons unstated by Filin, the Kremlin believes that Ukraine was responsible for alerting the Americans about the Arctic Sea and its cargo.

Consequently, Russian President Medvedev wrote a scathing open letter to Ukrainian President Yuschenko, calling his policies "deliberately anti-Russian."

This resulted in heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine.


But the reader must stop and set all this aside.

In Russia all facts are attended by a bodyguard of fiction. Wild opinions bearing the character of insanity, mixed with conspiracy theory, mixed with rumor, mixed with fantastic speculations and a dash of truth -- leaves everyone hypnotized by an illusory parade of vivid images.

In Filin's account of the Arctic Sea, everything is probable except for the concluding details; and nothing is independently verified.

The story is about a superpower struggle involving the Middle East, but ends up centering on the conflict between Moscow and Kiev.

The President of Ukraine, who was poisoned by the KGB five years ago, is fighting against pro-Russian forces in the Ukrainian government.

He struggles against pro-Russian voices in the Ukrainian media.

He struggles against a parliament dominated by Russian agents.

Is it not outrageous that American special forces siezed the Arctic Sea?

Is it not outrageous that Ukraine's President should take the side of the United States? One may assume there were negotiations between Moscow and Washington, and a resolution of the matter.

Perhaps the missiles would have to return to Russia.


But the truth of the matter?

If you want to find the truth about Russia, if you want to penetrate the reality of Russia's KGB regime, then you should not seek the truth among the paid minions and military hangers-on of the Soviet past.

The truth, in our time, is more likely to come from people who have no ties to Russian military intelligence, no professorships, no large book deals, and no part in Moscow's ongoing disinformation campaign.

On the American side, the situation is no different.

The deepest truths do not appear in the major media, at the offices of the CIA or NSA, or within Congress, or the State Department.

The fictionalization of minor events, and the building of myths from these and other building blocks, has become a way of life with us.

Self deception is our preference.

What we know about Russia is its role as the motherland of modern terrorism.

What we know about Russia is that its economy is dominated by the minions of the KGB and other Soviet structures.

What we know about Russia -- and should never forget -- is that America has been targeted for destruction by Russian strategists.

This is not speculation, but fact.

It has been testified to by defectors like Sergei Tretyakov, dissidents like Marina and Victor Kalashnikov, and by the Russian General Staff which confesses its hostility to the United States by war preparations that cannot otherwise be explained.

To drive home the point, I would like to conclude with recent comments from a disillusioned Russian democracy activist, who described to a friend the political situation in Russia (in the following terms):

"Putin and the opposition are part of the same team.

To be exact, they are two teams, but they are sharing power.

The borders between the first and second are very fuzzy."

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    Secret Takeovers by J. R. Nyquist
    08.14.2009


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    Last month George Friedman of STRATFOR.com wrote something of special interest. According to Friedman, on July 17 a crowd near Tehran University was heard chanting Death to Russia! This particular crowd contained elements hostile to Iranian President Ahmadinejad. At the same time, another crowd supporting the Iranian president was shouting Death to America. This remarkable exchange reveals a situation where the supporters of dictatorship in Iran denounce America while those who seek freedom denounce Russia.

    Strange as it sounds, Iran is a microcosm that reflects the global macrocosm. Russia has penetrated Iran, just as Russia has penetrated so many other countries. When the Iranian president, like the president of Venezuela or the dictator of North Korea, requires advice and assistance, he travels to Moscow. At Moscow he is refreshed by his Russian handlers.

    The Russian state is constantly recruiting secret agents in business, finance and government. They recruit Muslims as well as Christians, Hindus as well as Buddhists. Once Russian agents become sufficiently strong within a government or a religion, an unseen takeover occurs. In the case of democratic countries, the takeover enters a critical stage when the public attempts to resist. That is the point at which force is used against thousands of human beings at once.

    Take what happened to Czechoslovakia after World War II as a textbook case. Moscows agents within the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia were able to take control of the country. Under Klement Gottwald, the Communists allayed public fear of Soviets and socialism. What they promised, instead, was a democratic national revolution that would preserve Czech freedom. After a strong electoral showing, Gottwald was invited to become the countrys prime minister. Of course, he was an agent of the Kremlin. When the popularity of Gottwalds government declined prior to the scheduled elections of May 1948, the Communists engineered a coup detat. This was made possible by purging non-Communist elements from the National Police Force.

    In full control of the coercive means, Gottwald mobilized his followers. The Communists armed themselves and took over the capital, threatening with violence anyone who opposed them. The police broke up anti-government demonstrations. The country was disarmed and helpless, lacking an independent and patriotic defense force. Only two things had to happen for the Kremlins agents to establish a dictatorship: (1) win one election; (2) purge the security forces of anyone who would challenge their illegal actions.

    More recently, this pattern was repeated in Venezuela under the leadership of Hugo Chavez, whose Bolivarian movement promised a democratic national revolution. Operating under left-populist colors Chavez gradually made changes within the army and police forces. Chavez grew so powerful that he could push his opposition aside, rig national and local elections, and travel to Beijing where he openly declared his allegiance to Communism. I am a Maoist, he told the Chinese. He then traveled to Moscow where he made similar pronouncements of ideological solidarity despite the fact that Russia is supposedly non-Communist. By January 2007 Venezuelas National Assembly gave Chavez the power to enact laws by decree (what the Communists called an acceleration of the march toward socialism). The Russians are presently sending boatloads of armaments to Venezuela, having conducted joint air and naval exercises with Chavezs military.

    If democracies can become Communist dictatorships, then clerical regimes where the clerics are Russian agents reveal yet another pattern of takeover and control. What we see in Iran is an Islamic republic on the outside, but a Russian-style dictatorship on the inside. The methods of the Iranian government are Bolshevik methods. Mobilizing impressive mobs on the street is a Communist tactic; and so are rigged elections. As Stalin once explained to his secretary, Boris Bazhanov: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this who will count the votes, and how. This is Iran today, and the fact that Ahmadinejad scurries back and forth between Tehran and Moscow is proof of his subservience. Many leaders from the Third World who visit Moscow are either recruited there, or recruited beforehand. They are compromised by special operations, or they corrupt already, or they are given psychoactive friendship drugs or what the Russians call the little pills.

    So we shouldnt be surprised if the Iranian people suddenly grasp who has taken their country by the throat. They look at their leaders and see the puppet-strings running back to the Kremlin. In most countries, through the last half century, the strings are rarely visible. In Mexico, for example, one rarely meets with people who understand that the KGB long ago penetrated and dominated the ruling party. And here in America, where we are so open and vulnerable to foreign influence, have we grasped what has happened to our own system?

    What happened to Czechoslovakia and Venezuela can happen in America. Perhaps it has already begun to happen. I would like to end this column by quoting from a high-level Soviet Bloc defector named Jan Sejna, who explained: Soviet ambitions towards the United States were aimed at the extinction of Capitalism and the socialization of America. The main strategic goals on the road to their fulfillment were: the withdrawal of the U.S.A. from Europe and Asia; the removal of Latin America from the United States sphere of influence and its incorporation into the Socialist bloc; the destruction of the United States influence in the developing world; the reduction of American military power to a state of strategic inferiority; the advent to power in Washington of a transitional and progressive government; and the collapse of the American economy.


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