As commander of the Quds force Soleimani was responsible for directing the external operations of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.
This entailed support and co-ordination with the forces of the “Axis of Resistance” across the Middle East/West Asia region with affiliated and supported militant groups spanning from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east across to Lebanon via Syria and Iraq all the way to the Mediterranean,.plus Gaza and Yemen to the south.
A short checklist of Qassem Soleimani’s major achievements:
In the immediate aftermath of the attack the Supreme Leader of Iran vowed to avenge the death stating that “a severe retaliation awaits the criminals who painted their corrupt hands with his and his martyred companions’ blood last night.” (Source)
Therefore a cataclysmic broader armed conflict between the US and Iran now seems all but inevitable.
A day later the statement of the Iranian leader seems imprudent. The US has been seeking to destroy the government of Iran for decades, a direct attack on US interests in the region may enable this long-standing plot to come to fruition.
False Flags Ahoy!
The understandably bellicose statement from the Iranian leader mean that any of Iran’s many enemies merely have to attack an object belonging to the US anywhere in the world and the US will have the pretext that it craves to directly attack Iran.
In reality the initial response from Iran and her allies is to recognise that the attack in Baghdad was primarily a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. The US has killed a senior figure in the Iraqi military structure while purporting to be in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi government to support them in the fight against ISIS.
This should be done in a legal and transparent manner. The Iraqi parliament needs to formally vote to reject the ongoing US military presence in their nation.
If the US then fails to accede to the request of the Iraqi parliament, Iraqi forces would have no choice but to seek to forcefully evict the Americans.
But it must be hoped that it doesn’t come to that. Too many lives have already been lost on all sides.
As far as justifications go, none ring more empty than revenge, but many will claim that if such a flagrant violation is allowed to go unpunished, even greater crimes may follow. So the motivation for a response would be to restore deterrence.
World War 3?
The chances of either Russia or China becoming directly involved in armed conflict with the United States should open war break out are all but zero.
The chain of escalation initiated by the US may well lead to a major regional war, it may well lead to events that see oil prices skyrocket and crash the global economy but the chances of open global war involving the great powers are infinitesimal.
Neither Russia nor China have any interest in confronting the US directly, certainly not over Iran. Should a war break out they will seek to end the conflict in the UN and failing that may offer limited behind the scenes assistance to Iran.
It must be remembered that these powers are self-interested and they understand that every act of aggression only hastens the US loss of credibility in the world, de-facto boosting their own position without their having to lift a finger.
The US Government.
The reckless actions of the US government are not in the interests of the people of the United States or anywhere else. At this point it is clear that behind all the rhetoric to the contrary, a hopelessly compromised Israeli-Saudi asset sits in the White house.
As the unipolar moment that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union passes, the US feels compelled to over-assert itself- like a middle aged man buying a sports car as a sign of undiminished virility.
From Israel’s point of view there is a desperate need to “pump the Rube” before he goes bankrupt. While Israel has a strong relationship with both Russia and China, there is zero chance that either of those states will ever enjoy the type of relationship that Israel does with the US.
So if a major power is to be utilised to achieve the Israeli goal of destroying the Islamic Republic of Iran, they absolutely must achieve this before the US is comprehensively superseded by China and Russia.
That’s not to suggest that there is a realistic prospect of the US actually invading Iran, such an operation is well beyond their military capabilities.
Their hope is that the combination of aerial bombing, sanctions and other hardships inflicted upon the Iranian people will enable a more pliant leadership to be installed in Iran.
A similar plot succeeded in 1953, when the CIA overthrew the moderate nationalist and democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh and replaced him with the puppet ruler the Shah, largely because Mossadegh’s policies threatened the interests of major Western oil companies.
It is not realistic that a similar scenario will succeed today, but the United States and Israel simply cannot tolerate independent nations in the middle east region, let alone those that are openly defiant-and will therefore strive to achieve this regardless of the human suffering inflicted on the world by these efforts.
The murder of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al Muhadis and their colleagues may be the most dangerous step they have taken on this path, but it will not be the last.
Four of the executed were Shia dissidents, the rest were alleged al Qaeda terrorists apparently too extreme to graduate from the Saudi re-education centres and be redeployed abroad in the service of the Kingdom.
Given that four of the executed were Shia and it has been reported that forty three of the executed were beheaded while four were shot by firing squad, it seems logical to tentatively conclude that the four Shia dissidents including prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al Nimr were shot whilst the al Qaeda men were beheaded.
The body of Sheikh Nimr was buried secretly, his family were not permitted even to bury him.
Sheikh Nimr Baqir al Nimr.
Sheikh Nimr al Nimr was a popular Shia cleric born in al-Awamiyah, an impoverished small Shia town in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia in 1959.
Sheikh Nimr lived and studied in Iran and Syria between 1979 and 1994, attaining the title Ayatollah , a title now held by only 49 living Shia clerics but a title far short of Grand Ayatollah which is the highest possible attainment for a living Shia cleric. In 1994 Sheikh Nimr returned to his Eastern Province hometown al Awamiyah.
Sheikh Nimr became the most prominent and outspoken internal Shia critic of the House of Saud, the clan who rule the Saudi nation as an absolute monarchy.
A Decade of Oppression.
Sheikh Nimr was first arrested in 2003 , reportedly for the heinous “crime” of leading prayers in his home village. He was arrested again in 2004 and 2006 and by this time Sheikh Nimr had reached the attention of the national secret police organisation the Mabahith.
After his 2006 arrest Sheikh Nimr was beaten but released after the people of his home village protested at his detention.
Undeterred by these oppressions Sheikh Nimr first achieved international prominence in 2007 when he released “A Petition of Honour and Dignity” his call for the reform of Saudi Arabia. The document called for ” freedom of belief for the Shia, who are considered heretics in Saudi Arabia” along with “liberty for Shias in the justice system and in education, including schools for girls, as well as the establishment of local government committees, and access for Shias to selection for higher status jobs.” (Source)
The petition was handed to the Governor of Eastern Province.
In 2009 a dispute erupted in Medina after the Saudi Religious police were seen video recording female Shia worshippers as they attended the graves of revered Shia figures in Medina. The upshot of which was an escalation in the scale of the oppression of the Saudi Shia minority.
These events led to a significant escalation in rhetoric from Sheikh Nimr, for the first time he raised the prospect of the secession of the Shia areas of Saudi Arabia, stating:
“Our dignity has been pawned away, and if it is not … restored, we will call for secession,” and “Our dignity is more precious than the unity of this land.”(Source)
Most of the Saudi oil industry that represents the nations entire economy almost is located in the Shia Eastern areas so these are very sensitive and unhappy subjects for the ruling Saudi clan.
This led to an arrest order being made for Sheikh Nimr and attempts to arrest family members, Nimr went into hiding until the storm apparently passed.
the Arab Spring begins.
Five years later the origins of the Arab Spring remain controversial and mysterious. My understanding is that the Arab Spring was a CIA project that sought to leverage the genuine sense of grievance within the Middle East in order to install Muslim Brotherhood governments across the region following the classic colour revolution model.
The participants on the ground were overwhelmingly unaware of these machinations and the protests were largely sincere in basis.
According to the leader of the Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah in his speech condemning the execution of Sheikh Nimr, elements of US intelligence contacted Sheikh Nimr and offered to supply weapons to the Saudi Shia, an offer that Sheikh Nimr refused.
It seems likely therefore that someone was reaching out to political activists in the Gulf in the 2010-2011 time frame and encouraging them to ignite protest movements.
January 2011- Protests Begin in Saudi Arabia.
The narrative of the Arab Spring in Saudi Arabia bears a remarkable similarity to the narrative we were given in Tunisia, where the Arab Spring protests began and where the first Government fell as a result.
Political demonstrations are illegal in the Saudi Kingdom, an openly despotic state with no compunction whatsoever about conducting human rights abuses so every protest is a genuine act of bravery.
The protests in Saudi Arabia had multiple motivating issues and took place across the nation, with the Shia Eastern protests only one of several major streams of protest along with woman’s rights, and broader calls for reform and freedom.
Sheikh Nimr Speeches.
Several of Shiekh Nimr’s Arab Spring era speeches are on YouTube, the English translation provided by the MEMRI.
Judging by these samples Sheikh Nimr was an entertaining speaker, a lively and jovial figure, the antithesis of the fire breathing extremist of Hollywood Zionist fantasy.
The element of his speeches that the Saudi ruling clan found most unacceptable was probably his mockery of the Saudi state, the most amusing moment from his speech was the point at which he suggested the Saudi state should turn their “Iron Fist” against the “head of the snake”-Iran before concluding that if they ever tried to do so the Iron fist would be revealed to be a “cardboard fist.”
Saudi Ayatollah Shiekh Nimr Al-Nimr Dares Saudi Regime
The Crown Prince Nayyef Speech of July 2012.
In June 2012 Saudi Crown Prince Nayyef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud died. At the time of his death Nayyaf was Interior Minister, a post that he had held since 1975. Prince Nayyef’s offices had engaged in many human rights abuses during that time winning him many enemies.
In what in retrospect seems an act of foolishness in that it helped his enemies by surrendering some of the moral high ground, Sheikh Nimr made no secret of his delight at Prince Nayyef’s demise and in the same month Nimr was arrested for the last time.
That does not justify Sheikh Nimr’s arrest or execution for a second and it must be remembered that Sheikh Nimr never said that anyone should be attacked or killed, not the House of Saud nor anyone else and therefore he undoubtedly deserves to be regarded as a martyr to tyranny and evil as personified by the House of Saud.
The Prince Nayyaf speech of July 2012.
Saudi Cleric Nimr Al Nimr – Speech on the angel of death and Prince Nayyef
The Saudi authorities story regarding the arrest is so ridiculous it does not even bear repeating. Sheikh Nimr was driven off the road, his car was forced into a wall by the Saudi security forces and after that they shot him several times in the leg and tried to claim that men associated with Sheikh Nimr fired upon them. It was an unfunny joke.
Sheikh Nimr’s family were allowed to see him after a week, they reported that he was bruised and had broken teeth, the Saudis having apparently seen fit to torture him despite his serious wounds.
Sheikh Nimr was sentenced to death in late 2014, fundamentally for questioning the legitimacy of the House of Saud to rule the nation that bears their name.
During the course of the court proceedings against him Sheikh Nimr was given an opportunity to save himself by recanting his views. He said:
“If injustice stops against Shiites in the east, then (at that point) I can have a different opinion, according to his brother, who attended court sessions and spoke to The Associated Press just days before the Oct. 2014 verdict.”
That was not the right answer and in October 2014 the sentence of death was pronounced.
Sheikh Nimr appealed against the death sentence imposed upon him to no avail.
The head of Iran’s military warned the House of Saud would “pay dearly” if they carried out the sentence.
In the year 2015 the long running Saudi-Iran rivalry intensified across the board. The Nuclear deal and partial rapprochement between Iran and the West was a terrible blow to Saudi Arabia who had been urging a Western military attack on Iran for many years.
In March 2015 Saudi Arabia and their Gulf allies began attacking Yemen in a bid to restore their man President Hadi to power after Houthi rebel groups overran much of Yemen and Hadi fled to Saudi Arabia. After nine months and thousands of air strikes and civilian deaths, the Saudi coalition have made almost no progress and numerous Saudi military facilities have been subjected to cross border raids by Houthi fighters.
The decision to attack Yemen was an act of supreme foolishness as Yemen is historically the Afghanistan of the Arab world, no-one ever wins a war there, ever, and far more capable parties than the Saudis have tried and failed to do so. The Egyptian Military fought in Yemen for a decade from the early 1960s onward and achieved nothing but losses and exhaustion. Egypt deployed more than 50,000 soldiers in Yemen at the height of the operation.
Whereas in Yemen Saudi Arabia is the head of the gang in Syria they are just one of many members of a large gang that includes the US, France and Britain along with the anti-Iran regional alliance.
The coalition Saudi Arabia represents have been stunned and enraged by the Russian entrance into the Syrian war which in a single stroke ended all hope for the violent overthrow of the Syrian state.
Things are not going well for the House of Saud and there are signs of internal power struggles within the ruling clan and the decision to execute Sheikh Nimr appears to have been borne of rage and frustration and also an attempt to ignite Sunni Shia sectarian tensions.
One of the few cards left to play for the politically bankrupt House of Saud. The killing of Sheikh Nimr at the start of 2016 was little more than the foot stamping of a petulant child who cannot get it’s way.
More than a week after the execution the anti Saudi protests continue from Bahrain to Germany ,India and Pakistan to London. The peaceful protests were overshadowed somewhat by the sacking of the Saudi Tehran Embassy and the Mashad consulate.
Iran backlash: Saudi embassy stormed over execution of cleric Nimr al-Nim
No-one was harmed but the Iranian authorities should have prevented these actions which only served to enable the Saudis to play the victim and obscure their evil execution of Sheikh Nimr.
Saudi Arabia and several Gulf states and other Saudi lackeys cut diplomatic ties with Iran in response.
In Iraq the new Saudi embassy was struck with rocket fire, (the building was empty, the embassy was yet to be opened.) Elsewhere there were outpourings of rage, against the execution of Sheikh Nimr and the poisonous Wahhabist ideology in general.
Iraq: Newly opened Saudi embassy in Baghdad struck by rocket after Sheikh Nimr’s execution
Sunni and Shia- Who are the Sectarians?
The relative merits of any of the various streams of Islam are beyond the purview of this site. As a non-Muslim it would be absolutely ridiculous to try to judge the authenticity of different schools of the faith. The fact is that there are more than a billion Sunni Muslims, hundreds of millions of Shia Muslims and there has long been a very obvious divide and conquer plot to set these sects against one another.
Some basic human principles can be applied to understanding this situation. There should never be political conflict based upon religious identity of any kind.
Even overtly negative religious practices such as those of some dark occultists should be protected because religious freedom should be absolute.
No sect or group should be above the law should they engage in criminal conduct but no system of belief should be criminalised no matter how reprehensible it seems and no system of belief should ever be forced upon people no matter how supposedly positive.
Wahhabism, the school of Sunni Islam that functions as the state religion, transgresses upon these boundaries. Wahhabists regard Shia Muslims as heretics, and within the Wahhabist strain of Islam are those who openly advocate their killing.
Author and scholar David Livingstone asserts that Wahhabism and the related Salafi schools were the concoctions of the Western elite designed to demonise and destroy genuine traditional Islam.
There seems to be a great deal of merit in this hypothesis but the unfortunate truth appears to be that the Wahabist doctrine is entrenched in the culture of the Gulf States at this point in time and as emotionally satisfying as the “Death to the House of Saud” chants may be it is very hard to see the successors to the despicable ruling monarchs being an improvement.
The most likely successor in the near future would be the “puppet maniacs” of al Qaeda and/or Daesh, the revolutionary collapse of the Gulf monarchies would likely be a disaster in the current political climate and yet serious reform is hard to imagine and history indicates that absolute monarchies are doomed to reform or be violently destroyed.
The Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir is the first person outside the House of Saud to become a Saudi minister, which could be seen as a small positive step back from absolute monarchy but given that Adel al Jubeir is every bit as evil and low as any members of the Royal Family, possibly more so, it is hard to see that anything has improved and there is little prospect of reform in the nation known as Saudi Arabia (like calling Britain Windsor Britain) or the other despotic Gulf monarchies and the best thing for the world would be the switch to alternative energy sources and the end of the oil industry in it’s current form.
Saudi Arabia is at war with Iran whether the Iranians realise this or not. The engineered Haj disaster and the despicable Saudi response made this all too clear.
The Iranians were naive to imagine that the Saudi have an ounce of honour, they have none and until the House of Saud falls or the leadership changes no Iranian officials of any importance should be allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia, Hajj or no Hajj lest the criminal Riyadh regime repeat their evil antics of last year.
Saudi Arabia will never be able to initiate a shooting war with Iran and the same is true for Iran. There is no possibility of any type of war between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the near or even mid-term future because for the Saudis part, their ineffectual and corrupt military would be turned to dust if they ever raised a hand against Iran and for the Iranians part any attack on Saudi Arabia would be an act of suicidal insanity as it would provoke a military response from the United States who cannot possibly sit by and allow the site of many of their most important Middle East bases to be attacked.
The leadership of Iran are not suicidal maniacs, Iran has no interest in any type of armed confrontation with the United States, hence their decision to make the Nuclear deal.
Therefore the proxy wars will drag on, the people of Yemen and Syria will continue to suffer but there is no realistic prospect of an Iran-Saudi Arabia war in the conventional sense.
As for Sheikh Nimr, he set a good example to political dissidents everywhere, he conducted himself with honour and dignity and he will be remembered with reverence long after the low and venal Saudi clan are gone and forgotten.
Saudi Arabia: Hundreds decry Sheikh Nimr’s execution in Qatif
UK: Sheikh Nimr protesters rail against govt. support for Saudi Arabia
MI or Mossad Execute London Cleric in False Flag Assassination?
The assassination, the unfortunate murder of the minor jihadist figure and former Imam Abdul Hadi Arwani who was shot to death in his car at around 11.15 am in Wembley, London on April 7th may have come at any number of hands.
The man was after all associated with violent jihadsts including those who have fought in Syria so any rational person would certainly have a falling out with jihadist comrades high on their list of possible motives just to cite one obvious example. Yet much of the media coverage is claiming the Syrian Government were responsible because….they said so. They decided to blame the Syrian Government who would have no conceivable motive to murder a marginal and distant figure such as Abdul Hadi Arwani.
That would be like calling this piece “Mossad Strikes London Again!” How on earth do the brutish and simple minded journalists of the Daily Mail know who killed the former Imam and why less than twenty four hours after the event?
They just make the banal claim that he was an “enemy” of the Syrian Government.
The Syrian Government in the real world has many many enemies and Abdul Hadi Anwani dead or alive would not be on their list of priorities it can be guaranteed. So what evidence did the Mail online find to support their astonishing claim within 24 hours that Syria did it?
We learn that Abdul Hadi Anwani was “a fierce critic of president Bashar al-Assad”. A very rare thing to find in the West. Rare indeed!
“Last night a police source told the Daily Mail that the killing had all the hallmarks of a ‘state-sponsored assassination’.
Detectives are now trying to establish whether his strong opposition to Assad was the motive.
He was involved in violent anti-Assad demonstrations outside the Syrian Embassy in London three years ago.” What the Police Really Said:
“Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 11:15am today to reports of a man found suffering what is believed to be gunshot injuries to his chest.
‘The man, aged in his late 40s, was found sitting in a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat, in Wembley. The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 11.48am. At this very early stage detectives retain an open mind regarding the possible motive.’
The Daily Mail is a “Tasked” Organisation.
All of the Daily Mail’s coverage of the IS phenomenon has been beyond strange and highly suspect. In fact really quite a blatant psychological operation. They aren’t beating up every single grisly IS killing for fun, they are doing a job, trying desperately to revive the faltering War on Terror it appears.There are good stories in the Mail too, where they admit the beheadings were fake before moving on and acting as if nothing has happened.
When it emerged that the Turkish government were claiming that they had arrested a CSIS agent for helping ferry the teenagers into Syria, the Mail suddenly lost all interest in what had been one of their favourite soap opera until the CSIS story could be scrubbed and forgotten and they then resumed the soap opera as if NOTHING HAD EVER HAPPENED!
It is both maddening and amusing.
“Islamic” Extremism is a Long Term MI Project in Britain.
All of the most notorious supposed “Muslim” extremists in Britain, whether knowingly or not, work for MI. Some of the Clerics may have been sincere but people such as Anjem Choudry are transparent provocateurs and really little more than sell outs and the prostitutes of British Intelligence.
The Media Lies Point to the Deeper Truth.
In a case like this the media actually signal that it was a false flag from the same people who created all the previous false flags in order to induce the West to overthrow the Syrian government. Judging by the Daily Mail coverage, no matter who pulled the trigger on the poor, dead, Abdul Hadi Arwani the only realistic candidates would seem to be either, British or Israeli intelligence. These are the groups the Mail apparently services in their cheerful and relentless style.
The BBC Renews it’s Interest in Syria after being a notorious part of the media liars club trying to start a war on Syria.
The British Broadcasting Corporation ,serial liars and warmongers have been running a transparent pro war psy op on Syria for years have suddenly renewed their interest in Syria over the past few days offering extensive coverage of the fighting in the Yarmouk camp near Damascus. The BBC coverage of Syria has been outright criminal fabrication on many occasions. It is what they do. Tell enough of the truth to be able to get away with the big lies when they are required.
In Syria the BBC stooped to truly abysmal and shameful lows for the at face value still respected corporation. The BBC went to the unbelievably evil and outrageous lengths of shamelessly doctoring coverage of the Syrian war in order to fabricate evidence of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government and cause the West to declare war on it.
Startlingly Shoddy Fake News Report by the BBC!
What could possibly be a lower human enterprise than that?
The type of people who tell lies and manufacture the news in order to start wars are simply evil. There is no other way to describe what they are when you see the Iraq example, and all the lies from both media and politicians in support of that war. Acknowledged lies, uncontested lies.
The War Party are Evil.
The consequences of the war are quite clear. A million people are dead and Iraq has been destroyed.
They did it again with Libya and it too was destroyed and they want to come back and think they can still claim that we are going to make a “humanitarian intervention.” in Syria after manufacturing news stories to support the wat narrative.
Ina Pannell is a really obvious example but the BBC is really a rather base intelligence operation being run against the people of the West to their detriment and to the detriment of the world.
The Pattern is Clear They Lie and Get Rich While You Fight and Die
All of the members of the war party, are the naked enemies of humanity. They always are, they always were and they always will be.
Imagine the simple evil of conscripting young Australian and US males and sending them to go to South East Asia and fight an unwinnable war for a decade.
Imagine that 6,000 Australians died attacking Turkey on British orders in 1915 in a war that was completely irrelevant to Australia. A war that saw Australia lose 60,000 kia when the whole population was only 3 million.
The empire stole Australia on our behalf, that is undeniable, but in return they expected almost infinite fealty apparently. Typically the Australian leadership was at the forefront of the recruitment effort.
Imagine the fact that 58,000 US citizens died fighting in a war of choice that was completely irrelevant to the people of the US and based on paranoid and delusional lies?
How many more nations will the war party destroy before they fall?
How many millions more will perish on the back of controlled media propaganda from the likes of Ian Pannell and the BBC? The insulting and low, intelligence front for god knows whom other than that they must be evil..
I disagreed with the Imam;s views but it is sad that he is dead. The police assessment of a “state sponsored assassination ” is likely correct and if so there are three realistic possibilities Britain or Israel with the Saudis as rank outsiders..
BBC News Caught Staging FAKE Chemical Attack In Syria!
It has seemed clear for several years that the consensus in Empire HQ is that Russia will have to be destroyed using an engineered colour revolution because Russia is far too well armed to risk an open military attack. So the NGO’s were sent out with their CIA cash laundered by the “democracy” promoting “philanthropist” George Soros and they failed in 2011, but the struggle goes on and even if it takes them another twenty years, destroying Russia will remain a key goal until the task is complete. Russia is too powerful and prone to bouts of independent action to be tolerable to the New World Order it seems.
The murder yesterday of the well credentialed but mid ranking Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov should be seen in this context. Logic suggests that Nemtsov was a “disposable hero” murdered by Western backed elements in the hope of breathing life into a faltering Russian “democratic revolution”.
Writing in 2012, the Saker had a number of interesting observations about a number of the leading figures embroiled in this event especially the unbelievably dubious pair of Ilya Yashin and Kseniya Sobchak both of whom were apparently present at the murder scene. This is his very unkind description of the former lovers Yashin and Sobchak “one nutcase (Yashin) and one “career tart”, literally (Sobchak)”
“Boris was the most outspoken critic of Putin and the most charismatic leader of the opposition and his dead body found 100 yards from the Kremlin is a clear message to all the opposition activists and all people who do not support the Kremlin This act of political terror is clearly aimed to stun and horrify the opposition to the Putin regime on the eve of the march we will now hold as a mourning march as originally planned on Sunday.”
(Interestingly, despite his very public presence at the murder scene, Ilya Yashin claimed that he had not seen Nemtsov for two days.)
This is the description of Nemtsov from the same 2012 article.
“The main guy in all this drama is Boris Nemtsov. He is a very good speaker, he is charming, charismatic and has a great sense of humor. By far the smartest of all of these dissidents and the most valuable to the CIA. He is also the only one who was tipped off and managed to hide from the authorities “
Later in the same article we learn that in 2012
“According to official Russian sources, the cops found over 1’000’000 Euros (one million!) in spread out in about 100 envelopes in the apartments of Yashin and Sobchak.”
The Vineyard of the Saker: Interesting developments in Moscow
In the short term the killing of Nemtsov will probably achieve very little for the plotters but it is all part of building their narrative about Putin and Russia. The more mud that can be thrown the better. All doubt in my mind regarding the intent and source of this crime was removed by this comment from the Ukraine President, a reliable barometer.
“Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, said that Mr Nemtsov had been killed because he was planning to disclose evidence of Russia’s involvement in the war in east Ukraine.
“He said he would reveal persuasive evidence of the involvement of Russian armed forces in Ukraine. Someone was very afraid of this … They killed him,” Mr Poroshenko said.
There are some pretty obvious logical fallacies here along with the speaker’s track record of consistent lies. The whole idea that the Russian assistance to the Novorussian rebels is a big dirty secret that Moscow fears will be discovered is a complete joke on several different levels.
For starters people in Russia know full well that Russia has been supporting the Novorussian rebels in their successful defensive military campaign in defence of the people of the Donbass. They know about it and they support it. That’s why Putin’s approval levels run as high as 85%, people in Russia support the policies. So this whole idea that the Kremlin is running around desperately trying to suppress news of what has been for them a low cost military and political triumph is actually farcical. Poroshenko tells some of the silliest lies I have ever heard. It is very helpful really. They had to juice up their rally and their movement. They can’t really do anything militarily so they had to show their rage in other ways, they are pretty obvious.
In possibly related news, a key official of the former Yanukovych government Mykhalo Chechetov fell to his death from his 17th floor Kiev balcony today.
“Mr Nemtsov’s killing was one of two suspicious deaths on Friday that have been linked to the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Mykhalo Chechetov, a leading ally of Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian former president, was found dead after falling from his 17th floor flat in Kiev in an apparent suicide. He was facing charges of abuse of power for his role in attempts to crush the protests that eventually toppled the former president.”
The events in the Donbass region of Ukraine have clearly caused a great deal of consternation within the Empire. The pathetic, truly pathetic article “Save the New Ukraine.” penned by NWO paragons Bernard Henri Levy and George Soros make the level of commitment to the Ukraine junta and their total incomprehension of what has happened in the Donbass over the past eight or nine months completely clear. This is only one small provocation on the road to regime change in Russia. Many more disposable heroes will presumably share the unfortunate fate of Boris Nemtsov in the psychopathic pursuit of “victory” over Russia.
Nemtsov murder: Putin warned about exactly this type of “false flag” two years ago | The Vineyard of the Saker
Russian opposition leader Ilya Yashin, center, reacts as police investigate the the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Russia’s Interior Ministry says Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister, has been shot and killed near the Kremlin. Nemtsov, a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was killed early Saturday. His death comes just a day before a major opposition rally in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) | View photo – Yahoo News http://news.yahoo.com/photos/russian-opposition-leader-ilya-yashin-center-reacts-police-photo-235127222.html