A new video that appears to confirm Russian security forces were responsible for the first explosions during the Beslan hostage crisis is the final nail in the coffin, confirming that the raid was deliberately botched and then covered up in order to hand Vladimir Putin a propaganda coup in the war against Chechnya.
A video that remained secret for nearly three years after the horrific Beslan hostage crisis has cast new doubt on official conclusions about what led to the deaths of 334 people, more than half of them children, during one of Russia's worst terrorist attacks, reports the Associated Press .
The footage is far from definitive, but appears to lend credence to the theory that security forces bear at least some of the blame for the high death toll.
The footage depicts explosions taking place outside of the school buildings and contradicts the official explanation that militants were responsible for the initial blasts, while validating survivor's accounts of what took place.
The video was filmed by an onlooker and forms part of the dearth of available footage of the incident, since the FSB refuses to turn its footage over to investigators and has sought to close the book on the case at every turn.
As our investigation at the time highlighted, many aspects of the Beslan siege provide stunning contradictions to the official story and clearly indicate that Russian forces had a hand in staging if not at least provocateuring the massacre.
- During the siege, Russian authorities refused to reveal what the terrorists' demands were, blocking all phone communications and claiming a tape containing the terrorists' demands was blank.
- The alleged Chechen terrorists did not even speak Chechen and received orders from abroad, according to reports .
The Beslan massacre occurred amidst a wave of terror attacks in Russia and shortly after the crashes of two Tupolev passenger airliners, which were blamed on Chechen terrorists by authorities. However, citing the fact that the aircraft debris was scattered over large areas, the independent Russian media accused Vladimir Putin of ordering the planes shot down in a crude false flag ploy to secure an election victory for the pro-Kremlin Chechen President Alu Alkhanov two days later.
The notorious Russian FSB has a documented history of staging false flag events in order to accomplish political agendas.
Vladimir Putin came to power as a result of an FSB orchestrated reign of terror in the autumn of 1999 which involved blowing up apartment blocks all over Russia and blaming the attacks on Chechen separatists, thus playing on Russian fears of the fierce Muslim Chechens both to start a new war in Chechnya and to win Putin the presidential elections.
FSB agents were caught planting Hexogen explosives underneath an apartment block in Ryazan. Records indicate that the first call the "terrorists" made after planting the bomb was to FSB headquarters and the culprits were allowed to flee the country by authorities.
The FSB admitted planting the sacks of explosives, but later claimed they contained sugar and were used as part of a drill to test security procedures. Authorities had first stated that a terrorist attack had been averted and that the sacks did contain Hexogen, until FSB involvement was discovered at which point the story was changed.
Alexei Kartofelnikov, the first eyewitness to see the explosives and alert the police, went on the record to state that the substance was clearly not sugar, describing the material as looking more like rice and yellow in color - a clear match for the description of Hexogen.
The FSB had planted real explosives and were caught in the act of staging a false flag terror attack, forcing them to concoct an elaborate cover story while blocking any real investigation and silencing whistleblowers.
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