February 22, 2011
During a security meeting in the Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev predicted decades of instability and strife if protesters he deemed fanatics come to power in the Middle East and North Africa.
“These states are difficult, and it is quite probable that hard times are ahead, including the arrival at power of fanatics. This will mean fires for decades and the spread of extremism,” the Russian leader said in televised comments.
“They have prepared such a scenario for us before, and now more than ever they will try and realize it. In any case, this scenario won’t succeed,” he remarked, without identifying the people he considers a threaten to the Russian government.
Medvedev made the comments after three Russian tourists were gunned down at a North Caucasus ski resort. On Friday night, police engaged in a shoot-out with suspected Islamist separatists. Other attacks have heightened security concerns in the region, including the blowing up of a cable-car and the killing a policeman and an official in Kabardino-Balkaria in the primarily Muslim North Caucasus. Russia has called for shutting down tourism in the area.
Over the last fifteen years, Russia has battled an Islamic insurgency covertly supported by the United States and Britain in Chechnya and the wider Caucasus region. CIA and Pakistan ISI trained and financed Mujahideen fighters were transplanted to the volatile Chechnya region after they had routed the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.
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According to Andrew Gavin Marshall, the conflict in Chechnya was planned during a secret meeting (HizbAllah International) in 1996 attended by CIA asset Osama bin Laden and high-ranking officials of the Pakistani ISI, whose involvement in Chechnya went “far beyond supplying the Chechens with weapons and expertise: the ISI and its radical Islamic proxies are actually calling the shots in this war.” In short, the CIA micromanaged the war in Chechnya and elsewhere in the Caucasus.
The main rebel leaders of the manufactured Chechnya conflict were Shamil Basayev and Al Khattab, notes Michel Chossudovsky. Both were trained and indoctrinated in CIA sponsored camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In addition to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda’s second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri was reportedly present Sofia, Bulgaria, after September 1994. Al-Zawahiri was the head of Egypt’s Islamic Jihad, an organization created by the Muslim Brotherhood, itself a creation of British intelligence and used to defeat pan-Arab nationalism.
Muslim extremist and al-Qaeda member Abu Qatada is also involved in recruiting and soliciting funds for the destabilization effort in Russia’s breakaway republics. From June 1996 onwards, Qatada worked as an operative for British intelligence.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Carter national security advisor, admits that al-Qaeda and the larger Islamic terror network was fabricated in part to destabilize the former Soviet Union. “What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?” Brzezinski told Le Nouvel Observateur in 1998.
Medvedev and the Russians are well aware of this history and the fact the Islamic terror network currently operating within the Caucasus is a western intelligence operation. His comments in Vladikavkaz also included a warning issued to domestic political opponents. He said they will not be permitted to “rock the boat,” thus continuing the policy of predecessor, Vladimir Putin, in sanctioning violence against anti-government protests.
Russia is well aware that the CIA and the western intelligence apparatus with its aassociated NGOs and government funded front organizations was behind the so-called “color revolutions” in the former Soviet states of Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan.
An increasing body of evidence suggests the same globalist elements were behind the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon, the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, the so-called Lotus Revolution in Egypt that displaced the old client state boss Mubarak, and most importantly the failed Green Revolution orchestrated in Iran during the 2009 presidential elections.
Medvedev understands that fanatics in the Middle East – primarily emanating from the Muslim Brotherhood and other covert intelligence operations – are not interested in democracy for the people of the region, but rather installing an extremist caliphate that will be used eventually as a pretext to instigate a larger and more portentous war.