Kazan Averts Terror Attack, Lands Suspects In Mufti Faizov Bombing and Valiulla Yakupov Assassination

[SEE:  Terrorist Attacks Upon Two Major Critics of Wahabbi Penetration of Tartarstan, Russia–One Dead (updated 7-21)]

In Kazan managed to prevent major terrorist attack during the Eid al-Adha

Consequence joined the criminal cases of the destruction of the two terrorists in Kazan and attempted mufti of Tatarstan, said today the Investigation Committee (IC). Explosions in the capital of Tatarstan, on a plan of terrorists, the Radio Echo of Moscow , had thunder this Friday.

On this day, Muslims celebrate one of the most important religious holidays, the streets and the mosques would leave tens of thousands of believers.

The apartment from the rebels found an improvised explosive device with shrapnel, weapons and ammunition. The very special operation to detain suspects in the attack on the clergy of the Republic was held yesterday afternoon. Militants blockaded in their apartment in the five-storey building.

Other residents had to evacuate. Attackers have decided not to surrender and opened fire. One of them was shot dead and another detonated a suicide bomber’s belt and took the life of Riot. It later emerged that one of the killed person blew mufti of Tatarstan IldusaFayzova car and shot the deputy Waliullah Yakupov.

What’s attacks were not chosen by chance – Faizi and Yakupov supporters were stiff fight against Wahhabism and consistently advocated the prohibition of this ideology throughout Russia, seeing it as a real threat to traditional Islam, said Itar-Tass .

According to RIA Novosti , the day before investigators blocked the criminals in a house on the street chemist. Two bandits were killed, but no there were no casualties on the part of security forces – was killed FSB. Liquidated criminals, according to the UK, is wanted in the case of the attack on the mufti of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Tatarstan and the killing of his senior colleague Waliullah Yakupov.

“During the counter-terrorist operation died heroically at the Center for Russian FSB Special, cover your body gunman led into action was with him an explosive device.This act of the employee has saved the rest of the participants in the operation, and is also in close proximity to civilians, “- said in a statement of the press service of the FSB, said NEWSru.com . Will was awarded the victim, not yet reported.

“Information was received to prepare team members on October 26 this year a large-scale terrorist attack in crowded places, during the celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha “- note the FSB. Previously, a number of experts like to observe that Valeev and Kashapov act not of his radical religious beliefs, but simply criminal plan “dispute” that a holiday should touch up of law enforcement officers on the false conclusions.

Russia Really Arming-Up, Major Expenditures In Nuclear and Conventional Weaponry

Prior to 2015, Russia will spend on nuclear weapons 100 billion

The increase is in defense spending under the draft budget “demonstrates a desire to guide the country to move from words to deeds”, said yesterday the chairman of the Duma Committee on Defense Vladimir Komoyedov during government hour on this topic, reportsVedomosti .

Only to nuclear weapons plans to spend more than 100 billion rubles. 2015, noted Komoyedov. He said that the volume of planned expenditure Natsoboronu in 2013 amounted to 2.1 trillion rubles. (By 14.8% more than in 2012), in 2014 – 2.5 trillion rubles., In 2015 – more than 3 trillion.

Lenta.ru reported that the largest expenditure in the next three years will occur in the construction of a new strategic nuclear submarine Project 955 and 955A “Northwind” and the multi-purpose project 885 “Yasen” Project 636.3 diesel submarines “Varshavyanka”, corvettes and frigates, the purchase of Su -30cm and the Su-35, Su-34, as well as all types of helicopters. The current state armaments program for 2011-2020 includes upgrade of the Armed Forces of Russia, at least 75 per cent in ten years.

As noted by ITAR-TASS , in the coming years for the development and procurement of modern weapons will be spent trillions of rubles. “This is a great deal and should be used effectively to equip the Army and Navy” – said Komoyedov.

Komoyedov said that funding for the state program of armaments to 20 trillion in 2020 will, above all, for the production of new types of weapons and military tehniki.Na providing permanent housing in 2013-2015 will be spent mlrdrub 18, 4 billion rubles and 10 billion rubles; office accommodation in 2013 and 2014 – 10 billion rubles and 5 billion rubles, respectively.

“Deputies fully support the plan of the Ministry of Defense for the speedy elimination of the backlog in equipping the army and navy with the latest technology, as well as further improvement of social security of servicemen and their families,” – concluded Komoyedov.

Like Clockwork, Another Mexican Town Takes-Up Arms Against Cartel Threat

[Sticking closely to the CIA formula, Mexicans are responding predictably to the “strategy of tension,” as we see villages turn into armed camps, just as they do everywhere that the Imperial formula is implemented.  The plan is to cause the targeted area to virtually explode from the addition of military grade weapons into the arsenals of local criminal gangs and drug-runners.  When the roads start to be littered with the bloody remains of the criminals’ assault upon society and upon each other, then everyone seeks-out the means of self-protection.  When the situation deteriorates sufficiently from all of this destabilization, then it becomes necessary to send in the troops…you know, the Special Forces types who have been receiving advanced training from American “green berets” and “navy seals.”  

This is all the Pentagon’s doing, as they carry-out Mike Vickers’ “take-over-the-world plan.”]

Fearing drug cartel, Mexican village turns vigilante

p14a3 Fearing drug cartel, Mexican village turns vigilante

URAPICHO: A masked resident of Urapicho village, in Michoacan state, member of a security commission, stops a car while guarding a main entrance of the town. – AFP

URAPICHO: At the entrance of this western Mexican village, farmers in ski masks carry rifles as they man a checkpoint to protect their people, fearful that a drug cartel may strike at any time. Urapicho, a hillside village surrounded by forests, corn fields and cow pastures, has become the latest community in the western state of Michoacan to take security in its own hands against the menace of organized crime.

The decision by the residents of Urapicho to turn into a vigilante village highlights the state of fear that many Mexicans live in amid a brutal drug war, and their distrust of local police. “The barricade is there to prevent anybody who wants to hurt the population from coming in,” said a 52-year-old corn farmer, who like others in Urapicho refused to give his name for fear of retaliation. People in this village of 1,500  say they were at peace until the bodies of two suspected drug cartel members turned up on the road leading up to Urapicho in August.

Since then, villagers say, some residents have received threatening phone calls from people blaming them for the deaths while rumors swirl that the gang wants to make Urapicho pay for its slain comrades. Hundreds of people attended a meeting in the village square to discuss what to do next. By a show of hands, they agreed to set up a 24-hour checkpoint, placing rocks on the road to slow cars entering the isolated village. Armando Ballinas, a state public safety official, said the cartel provided financial aid to some villagers and began to threaten them when they refused to work for the gang. The discovery of the bodies heightened those tensions.

The state of Michoacan is the scene of a turf war between two cartels, La Familia Michoacana and its splinter group the Knights Templar, which are fighting for control of drug trafficking routes. The feud has sparked street shootouts, kidnappings and brutal killings in the state, with bodies sometimes turning up on the side of roads. Now in Urapicho, four burly men, one of them wearing a military green jacket, carry shotguns and assault rifles under a blue tent while others hide behind trees as they check the identification papers of unknown visitors.

Only one paved road leads up to the village, a quiet hamlet with a bullring and brick homes where women wear colorful Purepecha indigenous dresses and sell them on the street while men in straw hats tend to the fields. Local police are not welcome in Urapicho-like in the rest of Mexico, municipal police have a reputation for corruption. A municipal police commander countered that indigenous villages traditionally want to “impose their own law.” The villagers say they want the more trustworthy army instead to set up a permanent post. President Felipe Calderon deployed tens of thousands of troops across the nation to crack down on cartels in 2006. Since then, an estimated 60,000 people have died in the drug war.

“The government is the one that must take care of this issue but until now we have had no support,” said a 30-year-old musician wearing a baseball cap.  “We want peace.” Many Urapicho residents work outside the village but around 80 farmers and street vendors have stopped going to their jobs for fear of being kidnapped or killed, villagers said. “The country in general is living through this situation,” Nicolas Zalapa Vargas, the mayor of the municipality of Paracho, which includes Urapicho said. “This situation is not exclusive to Michoacan, Paracho or Urapicho.” Talks will be held with the state government to discuss the village’s petition to have an army outpost as well as its own community patrol, he said.

The people of Urapicho are following in the footsteps of the bigger nearby town of Cheran, where residents took up arms last year against illegal loggers raiding their forest. More than a year after its revolt, the town of Cheran now has brick checkpoints manned by armed men and women wearing blue uniforms with the words “community patrol” emblazoned on the back. In Urapicho, some residents are uneasy with the security arrangement. A 27-year-old grocery store worker said she didn’t like having to show what was in her bags at the checkpoint, or having to explain why she was going out at a certain time. “It’s not good,” she said as she sold candy to a child. “We can’t be at ease with this.”- AFP

Israeli Press Reports Local Communications Blackout Preceded Bombing of Sudanese Arms Complex

[Is it possible that attacking forces used a prototype EMF (electromagnetic frequency) weapon to fry electronic circuits in the target area before the impending attack, such as Boeing’s CHAMP microwave cruise missile?

“CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works. ‘In the near future, this technology may be used to render an enemy’s electronic and data systems useless even before the first troops or aircraft arrive.'”]

Sudan reporter: Local communications severed prior to arms factory blast

Sudan explosion

Fire engulfs Yarmouk ammunition factory in Khartoum October 24, 2012.

Blackout meant that aside from the sound of gunshots, residents of the area had no idea what was going on, journalist tells Haaretz.

The telecommunications network in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum were disconnected for about an hour before an explosion rocked an arms factory there a local journalist told Haaretz on Thursday.

The blackout meant that aside from the sound of gunshots, residents of the area had no idea what was going on, said the journalist. The explosion lit up the sky, and nobody knew at first what was going, he added. Eyewitnesses later described hearing planes flying in the sky around the time of the blast.

Residents of the area know that the factory is used for producing and storing weapons, said the journalist. Large parts of the factory were destroyed in the blast, he said.

Four military planes attacked the Yarmouk arms factory overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, causing a mass fire. After many hours of silence, Sudan’s information minister accused Israel of being behind the explosion.

Sudan, which analysts say is used as an arms smuggling route to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip via neighboring Egypt, has blamed Israel for such strikes in the past but Israel has always either refused to comment or said it neither admitted nor denied involvement.

“We believe that Israel is behind it,” Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman told reporters on Wednesday, adding that “the planes had appeared to approach the site from the east.”

“Sudan reserves the right to strike back at Israel,” he said, saying two citizens had been killed and that the plant had been partially destroyed.

“We are now certain that this flagrant attack was authorized by the same state of Israel. The main purpose is to frustrate our military capabilities and stop any development there and ultimately weaken our national sovereignty,” Osman said.

He said his country has the right to respond and may take the issue to the UN Security Council.

Imperialists prepare for war in Mali

Western imperialist states, with the support of the United Nations Security Council, are preparing for a full-scale military intervention in the West African state of Mali. Since March, the country has been in a severe political crisis after a military coup and its effective partitioning into north and south.

The French government of Francois Hollande has moved surveillance drones to West Africa and is holding secret talks with U.S. officials in Paris. Mali was colonized by France in the 19th century but won independence in 1960.

Before a coup toppled President Amadou Toumani Toure in March, the U.S. Africa Command had established training programs and joint operations with the Malian army.

This planned imperialist intervention is being carried out under the guise of fighting in North and West Africa.

The Tuareg people in northern Mali have been at odds with the central government in Bamako in the south for many years. After the U.S.-NATO engineered war of regime change in Libya, many Tuaregs who had worked in Libya relocated back to northern Mali, where Tuaregs have lived for many centuries. The Movement for the Liberation of Azawad is reported to have led the campaign that seized several major cities in the north earlier this year and declared a separate state of Azawad.

The MNLA is viewed as a secular organization concerned with addressing grievances between the Tuareg and the central government. Organizations of an Islamic orientation also have a formidable presence in northern Mali. The imperialists are using the presence of groups such as Ansar Dine, the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, and Al-Qaeda of the Islamic Magreb to justify intervention and occupation.

France has been turning more attention to the entire Sahel region as it accelerates its withdrawal from Afghanistan. It plans to move two surveillance drones to western Africa from Afghanistan. (AP, Oct. 22)

Imperialists want to use African troops

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson was involved in the Paris talks on Mali. On Oct. 12, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for the deployment of 3,000 troops under the ostensible authority of the West African regional organization. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was given 45 days to put forward “detailed and actionable recommendations.”

In Brussels on Oct. 19, the European Union resolved to “speed up planning of a possible (EU) military operation to help reorganize and train the Malian defense forces. The EU will maintain the option to adopt targeted restrictive measures against those involved in the armed groups in northern Mali and those hindering the return to constitutional order.” (skynews.com.au, Oct. 22)

Once the imperialists made their plans, they held a meeting in Bamako, Mali’s capital, on Oct. 20-21 with regional leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the recently installed African Union Commission chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

France’s special envoy to the Sahel, Jean Felix-Paganon, told the international press during his visit to Mali that “we are at their disposal.” (telegraph.co.uk, Oct. 22)

Tuaregs deny influx of Islamist fighters

The rationale for imminent military action in northern Mali, according to a wave of news articles, is the claim that fighters from various Islamist groups have been pouring into the region. Voice of America put out an inflammatory report on Oct. 22: “Hundreds of additional Islamist fighters have deployed in northern Mali, as neighboring countries make plans to send troops to the troubled nation.” It claimed, “Residents report seeing hundreds of Tunisian and Egyptian militants in the city of Gao, while many other militants went to the central town of Douentza, close to Malian army positions in Mopti. The al-Qaida linked militants in the region have carried out public executions, amputations and floggings in an effort to enforce their strict version of Islamic law.”

The MNLA has denied these reports. Ibrahim Ag Mohamed Assaleh, a spokesperson for the organization, said reports of “the arrival of convoys of jihadists from Sudan and the Western Sahara are totally false. We categorically deny it.” (iol.co.za, Oct. 22)

Even a Malian security source told the French Press Agency that while “new terrorists” had arrived in the north of Mali, claims of several hundred were “exaggerated.” (Sapa-AFP, Oct. 22)

The aims and objectives of the E.U., U.S. and U.N. Security Council are related to the overall imperialist strategy for the African continent, which has oil and other minerals indispensable to the world capitalist market.

Western intervention, even if masked by thousands of regional troops from ECOWAS, cannot resolve the problems of underdevelopment and lack of empowerment among the African masses. Africa and its people have no other choice but to take control of their resources and to develop mechanisms for ensuring the security, stability and development of the continent.

American Imperialism

American Imperialism

Aaron Kroeber

I am rarely utterly without hope when it comes to the American government. There has hardly ever been a time when I couldn’t find a sensible position being espoused by a major candidate for office. While no candidate is ever perfect, somewhere in the union of their opinions and those of their opponents there lies a combination of opinions that I find, if not favorable, not entirely objectionable. Monday’s debate marked an exception to this norm.

Truly, I was appalled by the displays of bravado and imperialist posturing put on by both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, neither of them taking truly different perspectives on any significant issue. No matter who is elected, it is clear that our foreign policy will continue as it is: to further American interests in countries that are weaker than us by use of force. Drone strikes? Check. Leaving the possibility of bombing Iran on the table? Check. Defending Israel to the end? Check. When did American policy become entirely about where we are prepared to use force? And, more importantly, why is the answer seemingly “anywhere?”

For a country based on republicanism and certain democratic principles, it is odd that we seem to ignore the fact that no one elected us as the world’s policeman. We carry out many of our operations under the auspices of NATO, or (though increasingly rarely) with the permission of the UN Security Council, but neither is a globally representative organization, neither is elected democratically. We have endowed ourselves with universal jurisdiction in ‘liberation’ where we see fit and the right to decide how other nations should be ruled. Democracy is important in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Egypt, in Libya, and in Syria, but only if they elect people we approve of, and it certainly isn’t important in Saudi Arabia. It isn’t our job to dictate democracy to other countries, and it certainly shouldn’t be our job to bomb.

What troubles me most, though, is how our tactics have changed. We have been in the policeman business since the Second World War, but only recently have we turned to assassination. The war in Afghanistan was, in political rhetoric at least, a massive assassination plot. We went in to get bin Laden, we went in to kill him, and we did. This is what we hear from the President every time he touches on foreign policy. Last year the President ordered the death of Anwar al-Aulaqi, an al-Qaeda commander and an American citizen. It is now our policy to use drones to assassinate those who we have deemed to be terrorists worldwide without trial, without the rule of law, by order of the President alone.
America has carried out assassinations before, but we have never reveled in them so. President Roosevelt didn’t run on his assassination of Isoroku Yamamoto, but President Obama is running on his assassination of bin Laden. We may have abandoned the rule of law in these instances long ago, but when did we start gloating in it?

We have taken up the battle cry of national security, that extraordinary measures can be taken in its name so long as we are in a time of war. But when will we not be at war? We have wars on terror, on drugs, on crime, and these aren’t going away anytime soon. When do we cross the line from global policeman to global mobster, offering protection to our friends and offing our enemies? If we’re not dangerously close to that line, it’s only because we’ve crossed it already.

Our espoused motive is always peace, but what peace has come from our “War on Terror?”

We are preparing to leave Afghanistan, our assassination being done, but the nation is still in turmoil. Our drone strikes seem not to have dissuaded the killing of our ambassador to Libya, nor have they persuaded anyone to lay down arms. Our bombings don’t actually create any peace, they just slowly eliminate everyone who disagrees with us. But boy, is that a long list. We can’t kill our way to peace, so let’s get out of the business. Let’s work to fight oppression as we did Apartheid, with sanctions and diplomacy. Overthrowing governments should not be our privilege, let alone our job. Peace cannot come by force of arms; a Pax Americana won’t be built by drones.

Soon, I hope we will recognize that our own tactics are the tactics of terror: dropping bombs from above on the unsuspecting, on those we hate, in the hopes that we scare them enough into surrendering. Soon, I hope we recognize that our rhetoric about liberty, freedom, and democracy is blunted with every bomb we drop, with every leader we depose. Soon, I hope we remember the immortal words of George Carlin, “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”--[I am going to have to challenge the writer’s assertion about the source of this comment, unless he has evidence that Carlin used the expression before 1970.  I used the expression “Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity” in a letter to my dead brother-in-law, ex-jarhead, off the coast of Vietnam in 1970.  I can’t recall how I came-up with it, whether I had heard it elsewhere.  If anyone knows, let me know.–Peter]