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No Putin Is Not Worth $60 Billion, and He Does Not Kill Journalists

Robert- In all seriousness why is Putin so great according to the Alt Right and Left? I understand he is an ‘answer’ to neocon bullshit so to speak, but let’s not delude ourselves about this guy.

Juan: He has brutally suppressed opposition to his rule, oftentimes through the murder of journalists, Chechens, whomever. It’s not a free society.

His political opposition are convicted in kangaroo courts of nothing.

Meanwhile Putin has massive investments in 0il in his country, allowing him to push policy to line his pocket books. He is worth $70 billion.

As I said above, an alliance with him and against neocons is a good thing, but this “muh poor Putin victimized by the West” rhetoric is not good.

I cannot speak for the Alt Right. The Left goes a bit too easy on Putin. Putin is definitely a thug. He has had a few people killed. Those people were spies. Intelligence agents, working for the FSB (Russian CIA). All of them were double agents. Even under Yeltsin, several US double agents were executed. In many countries, double agents are considered traitors. It is quite typical for countries to execute double agents. Double agents do not have a long life expectancy. I do not have much sympathy for such heedless and death-defying people. They chose a profoundly risky profession and they paid with their lives. So what?

Also, Putin is out for Putin. He supported Trump because Trump promised to go easy on him, while Hillary had him down as US enemy #1. Who do you expect him to support.

Russia has not been a free country since 1991 and it was not a free country before that all the way back to 1917. Russian people seem like to like benevolent dictators. It’s all they’ve ever known. Most of them don’t even believe in democracy. Putin is extremely popular, with popularity at 87%.  Compare that to the popularity of US-supported Medvedev and  Yeltsin at ~10%. Isn’t it better to have an authoritarian leader who everyone loves as opposed to one who everyone hates?

You must understand how many people in Russia are corrupt. Putin is about the least corrupt man in the whole country. Nearly the entire opposition is dirty and corrupt. Many to most have organized crime connections. Well documented white collar crime has been aptly demonstrated among nearly all major opposition figures. Some of these people have run afoul of Putin and  have been tried and convicted in completely fair courts of law. The Russian legal system is quite fair. There are no kangaroo courts in Russia. A charge of selective prosecution could be made though. The opposition figures now in prison should have thought about that before they committed their dirty white collar crimes.

Putin does not have one nickel of investment in oil in his country to my knowledge.

The Chechen War has been going on since 1991. It’s been a Dirty War from the start, exactly like all of the counterinsurgencies the US supports. Russia’s war against the Chechens is not much different from your typical US supported counterinsurgency. Killings of opposition journalists, human rights activists and Chechen opposition figures and rebel supporters have been going on the entire time. In recent times, almost all such killings have been linked to the internal security forces of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, etc.

I agree that some journalists have been beaten up for reporting the wrong things. Probably Putin’s thugs did this. But the other Presidents murdered journalists. Putin just has a few beaten up. That’s an improvement. Mostly all Putin ever does is shut down opposition media. Most of the opposition TV has been shut down. I think some is still available on cable though. I am not sure about opposition papers, journals and magazines. Actually I believe that the opposition media is alive and well. For instance, I can point you to a CIA-run website that quotes Russian opposition figures on a daily basis. Often they are professors, researchers, journalists or think tank workers. Most are employed inside Russia. They sit there in Russia and shoot off their mouths every day and nothing seems to happen to them. Often the quotes are from Russian papers,  magazines, journals, TV stations or radio stations. I assume that all of these are active in Russia. For the most part, it seems that these opposition figures are left alone. You would be amazed at the sort of crap these people say on a daily basis. A lot of them are openly treasonous, supporting the enemy in wartime. For instance, many support Ukraine in the current war.

The Internet is free in Russia and a vast proportion of Russian language media is run by the Opposition, mostly out of Europe. Finland is a major center for this. Any Russian can call up any Russian Opposition website anytime they want to. Most such sites are also in English because most of their readership is among English speakers. Opposition daily newspapers and magazines can be purchased for sale every day in Moscow. I believe the big foreign press is on sale there. I am sure you can buy a copy of the New York Times in Moscow. It is just that nobody wants to read this stuff.

The truth is that the Opposition has no support. The Opposition leader who was killed had gotten 1% support in the last election. The pro-Western Opposition, which is most of the Opposition that the US cares about, has 5-10% support, closer to 5%. Nobody likes them, nobody wants them. I have known some Russians and I asked them about the pro-US Opposition. They all told me, “Oh you mean the traitors? We don’t call them Opposition here. We call them the traitors. Everybody hates them. They support the US. Here in Russia, if you support the US, you are a traitor who supports the enemy. All Russians oppose the US as an enemy state.”

Putin has not murdered one single journalist during his most recent terms in office. In fact far fewer journalists have died under Putin than under any previous President.

There are deaths of journalists in Russia. A few journalists have been killed under Putin. These hits were mostly mob hits or personal disputes. A few were political killings in the Caucasus.

Since 1991, the vast majority of journalist killings have been in the Caucasus. These have all been related to the insurgency down there. Journalists suspected of siding with the rebels or writing about human rights abuses have been killed. This happens in most insurgencies. US-supported insurgencies are notorious for slaughtering journalists and opposition media. The US murdered opposition media in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. It is standard Pentagon procedure to target opposition journalists as combatants in modern warfare.

By far the most killings of journalists occurred under Boris Yeltsin. Vastly more journalists were killed under Yeltsin than under anyone else. Yeltsin was a stauch US ally and not a single disparaging word was ever written about him in the US press. He also stole elections. Putin’s elections are much freer than Yeltsin’s, and Putin is far less corrupt.

Putin is not worth $60 billion. This is just flat out fake news. In 2007, Putin had a net worth or $150,000. In 2012, Putin’s salary was $130,000. Surely his net worth now is hardly worth more than it was in 2007. Putin has not used the Presidency to enrich himself, unlike our current Scumbag in Chief. Russia’s Executive Branch is vastly more honest and less corrupt than America’s. What I think is amusing is that Americans who just elected a multibillionaire who has filled his Cabinet with billionaires and multibillionaires, are outraged that Putin is supposedly a multibillionaire himself. It’s rich, but all US criticism of anyone is usually pretty rich. We’re Number One all right. Number One in exceptionalism, self-delusion and hypocrisy.

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Latest Sick Anti-Russian Lie: Russia “Linked” to Boston Bombing

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What makes anybody think that this Guardian travesty is remotely leftwing in any way? Look how they are treating the Russia question. They are just as insane as Fox News.

One more thing: have you noticed that all across the “free” West, 100% of the large newspapers, newsmagazines, and TV and radio news stations are on this wild anti-Russian propaganda jihad?

The lie here is implied. Russia is “linked” to the Boston Bombing. In other words, Russia did it! Russia blew up those poor people at that marathon! Of course I think the authors of the piece know that that is not true, but they are trying to put the idea in your head that Russia is linked to the bombing. Once that idea is in your head, many people will start thinking in one way or another that Russia did it. This is how propaganda works folks!

You may wonder how it is that Russia is “linked” to the bombing. Because the bombers came from Russia! And you know what that means, right? If the bombers came from Russia, then that means Russia did it! Of course that is totally insane, but most of the things that propaganda is trying to tell are lies, often crazy lies.

Another thing that they are trying to get at is “Russia is responsible for the Boston Bombing” in this way: The bombers had links to the Caucasus Islamist opposition in some way. This faction is mostly Al Qaeda at this point. Russia has indeed waged a vicious war against Chechnya that was morally wrong in many ways. The logic goes like this:

1. Russia waged a vicious war against the Chechens.

2. The war was so vicious that it radicalized many Chechens, making them anti-Russian at the same time as they became more Islamist.

3. The bombers were Chechens.

4. The bombers were radicalized, probably by Russia’s vicious war.

5. As part of this radicalization, the brothers drifted towards radical Islam.

6. This led them to global jihad and the subsequent marathon attack.

Conclusion: Russia is responsible for the Boston Bombings as blowback from the Chechen War. In other words, Russia did it.

There are serious problems with this analysis, one being that the US has been supporting the Chechens for many years, even far into the Islamist period. So the US and its Gulf allies have been supporting the Islamist, Al Qaeda Chechen rebels for some time now.

The US has created an incredible amount of blowback by its stupid, criminal, Nazi-like war on the Iraq people, by the US-backed support for Al Qaeda’s ruination of Syria, by removing Ghaddafi which led to a Libyan failed state that was quickly overrun with Islamists, including radical and global jihadists.

 

 

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Good Article on the Chechen National Liberation Movement

Clearly most of the nations of the world have a right to self-determination. The article makes clear that the Chechen people never assented to being conquered by the Russians, never really surrendered, and kept fighting periodically every chance they got after conquest in 1864.

Recent polls show that a slim majority of Chechens support full independence. The rest presumably support the largely autonomous government of the Chechen Republic. However, this government is widely considered to be a Russian puppet regime.

Commenter AJ says that the vast majority of Chechens support Russia. This is probably not true. Most of them are probably filled with rage and hatred towards Russia for the genocide the Russians have committed against the Chechen people. However, about half the population probably feels that independence is hopeless and instead opts for the extreme autonomy that has been granted the puppet state.

The war is not exactly winding down in the region. There are military incidents every single day in Chechnya and nearly every day in Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria. The Caucasus region is frankly on fire and the war is probably going to go on definitely.

Frighteningly, there are also now attacks in the Perm region and in Kalmykia deep inside Russia proper. Recently terrorists have carried out attacks against Cossack communities in Russia proper to the north of the Caucasus.

There are a number of theories about why Russia will not let the Chechens go, which would seem to be the only rational thing to do. The article gives the best theory, that independence cannot be allowed because of the precedent it would set in that other regions might want to break away too.

True, much of the Caucasus may indeed break off if self-determination was allowed to Russian republics.

But there are few, if any, other regions in Russia which would break away, so the argument appears to be moot, and Putin increasingly just looks like some kind of a fascist.

There is a fascist-like youth group called “Nashi” that encourages Russians to breed large families for the Fatherland. Pro-natalism is characteristic of all fascist regimes and in general is anathema to all progressive regimes. As a radical environmentalist and zero population growth advocate, I am quite happy that Russia’s population is declining. They serve as a great shining example for all of us.

Fanatical nationalism and extreme racism seem to be overwhelming Russian society lately. Although not particularly racist, commenter AJ is a good example of this fanatical Russian nationalism. If you want to know what these folks are like, read his comments.

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Chechclear Vidéo: Décapitation – La Pire de Toutes!

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This is a French translation of the Chechclear post. The translator is Natalie From France.

This post has also been translated into Italian. Italian version (traduzione in italiano).

Regular readers, you don’t really want to download this file or view this video at all. This is one of most evil videos ever made.

Chechclear est l’une des vidéos les plus horribles, disponibles sur le Net. Elle montre l’exécution barbare d’un soldat russe durant la guerre de Tchétchénie.

Les avis sont divergents à propos de cette vidéo.

Les Tchétchènes affirment que c’était un mercenaire et que c’est pour cette raison qu’il a été tué, d’autres versions disent que c’était un soldat appelé. Cela s’est passé soit en 1996 en Tchétchénie ou en 1999 au Daguestan. Tout n’est pas clair concernant cette vidéo. Il s’agit d’un horrible chapitre de plus dans cette guerre en Tchétchénie.

Le fait est que la gorge de l’homme a été tranchée par Khattab, le renommé combattant saoudien, qui s’est battu aux cotés des Tchétchènes jusqu’à ce qu’il soit tué par une lettre empoisonnée.

Ici vous pouvez télécharger la vidéo. Plusieurs personnes m’ont écrit pour m’informer que cette vidéo est vraiment très difficile à trouver. C’est la toute dernière version, qui dure seulement 16 secondes.

Il existe une version plus longue, atroce, non publiée, qui dure cinq minutes. Elle est actuellement impossible à trouver. Dans ces images, les bourreaux battent le soldat et l’humilient durant plusieurs minutes avant de le décapiter.

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Decapitato Vivo!! Urla, Uomo, Urla!

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Hello folks, this is an Italian translation of the Chechclear Video post. My translator, Paolo From Trieste, is a huge horror fan, so I think he actually likes watching this stuff. Regular readers don’t even want to watch chechclear. It’s legendary for being one of the most fucked-up videos that ever appeared on the Internet.

Dopo la decapitazione dei 6 soldati russi in Cecenia (vedi video), dopo la decapitazione dei ‘neri’ da parte dei neo-nazi russi (vedi video), eccovi l’ultima parte della Trilogia del terrore…il video chiamato CHECHCLEAR, uno dei più orrendi ed impressionanti mai apparsi in Rete.

Ne abbiamo già parlato, è un’esecuzione durante la Guerra in Cecenia.

Quando? Nel 1996 o 1999.

Dove? Nella Repubblica del Dagestan.

Gli esecutori? Dei ribelli Ceceni

Il condannato?

Malgrado i Ceceni abbiano confermato che il prigioniero decapitato fosse un Mercenario al soldo del nemico, non ne è mai stata appurata la vera identità.

Qualcuno (e penso siano stati i filo-russi) ha ipotizzato che era un soldato di leva.

Che i Ceceni abbiano più volte espresso il loro odio per i mercenari, è cosa risaputa.

Che non abbiano provato, almeno nelle fasi iniziali della guerra, dei particolari risentimenti (li ammazzavano e basta…) nei confronti dei soldati di leva russi, questo è anche vero.

Nessuno ha mai stata fatto chiarezza sull’episodio.

Alla fine, dobbiamo solo constatare che l’orrore parte da lontano e che la guerra russo/cecena, inclusi gli episodi di terrorismo, è stata una delle pagine più sanguinarie di questi ultimi vent’anni (A dire il vero, anche in Jugoslavia ne hanno combinate di nefandezze…!)

Non desidero farvi vedere il video nel mio sito, scaricatelo qui. Sono 16 secondi, solo 16 secondi di orrore. Molti lettori mi hanno scritto che è praticamente impossible reperire su Internet il filmato. E’ vero.

Questa è l’ultima versione ‘riveduta e corretta’.

Ma, e fate bene attenzione, queste sequenze sono tratte dal FILMATO ORIGINALE della durata di ben 5 minuti!!!

Non riesco ad immaginare cosa possa contenere quel filmato. La depravazione umana, la bestialità dell’atto compiuto visti in questi pochi secondi mi hanno sconvolto…mi vengono i brividi solo a pensare cosa possa contenere un filmato di ben 5 minuti!!

Non crediate di poterlo trovare in rete: è sparito dalla circolazione.

Penso di aver individuato dei siti particolari, protetti, dove poterlo scaricare, ma non è un’operazione facile, ci sono ostacoli di vario tipo.

Ne volete un’anticipazione? Ve la dò, non sono così cattivo da non soddisfare la morbosa e perversa curiosità di alcuni di voi…sono solo 16 secondi: un uomo, di razza slava, un russo probabilmente, è disteso a terra, su un fianco, un anfibio nero gli schiaccia la testa a terra. Ha una collana dorata al collo, non riesco a vedere se ha la piastrina di riconoscimento (Anche i russi ce l’hanno? Penso di sì).

L’uomo è giovane, sulla trentina, è vivo, per adesso…per poco.

Una mano guantata…un coltello…inizia il taglio…urla…urla… il macellaio taglia…urla…gorgoglìo…alla fine…un trofeo??

Allora, volete ancora vederlo??

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Chechclear Video

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This post has been translated into Italian. Italian version (traduzione in italiano). French version (en Frances).

I am looking for translators to write this post up in Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish.

Regular readers, you don’t really want to download this file or view this video at all.

Chechclear is one of the most horrible videos ever made available on the Web. It involves the execution of a Russian soldier during the Chechen War.

There is a lot of controversy about it.

Chechens say he was a mercenary, and that is why he was killed. It does appear that he was a mercenary. It took place in 1996 in Chechnya. The best info from many former Russian soldiers on forums is that the man executed was a a Russian contract soldier or mercenary named Alexei Shcherbatykh.

Some say that the man being beheaded is Yevgeny Rodionov, age 19. However, this is incorrect. Rodionov was captured at age 18 and beheaded at age 19, but his beheading was not captured on film.

Some think that the man’s throat was cut by Khattab, the famous Saudi jihadi who fought with the Chechens until he was killed by a poison letter.

However, the killer is actually most probably Salautdin Temirbulatov (known as The Tractor Driver), or at the very least, the man was executed by his gang. Photo here. The chechclear execution is one of three carried out that day by Temirbulatov’s men. His men captured the four mercenaries outside the town of Komsomolskoye on April 12, 1996.

There is videotape of Temirbulatov questioning the four men. He and his men then shot two of them and beheaded the third. There is an old tape of very poor quality that shows Temirbulatov and his accomplice shooting one man each in turn; then someone saws a man’s head off. However, this tape is not a part of chechclear.wmv.

According to Movldy Khasanov, an arrested Chechen rebel and member of the same Temirbulatov gang, the beheader was actually a man named Daddy or Batya in Chechen. He was reportedly killed in a Russian mortar attack one month later. However, Khasanov may be lying to cover up for his boss was arrested for the crime the year before.

Temirbulatov was arrested on March 20, 2000 and charged with this murder and three other murders of Russian contract soldiers, or mercenaries. He was indicted on February 15, 2001. One of the videos used to convict him was chechclear. This video was purchased by Russian media in 1999. Channel 2 is the only station that played the media in the full version. Russian media played this video on Russian TV make Chechens appear to be brutal maniacs and drum up support for the Chechen War.

Temirbulatov was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. There are rumors that he was killed in prison by Russian Orthodox prisoners and that they beheaded him as revenge for his crimes, but there is no confirmation of that.

I will make this video available for download here. I’m getting mails from people saying that it is getting really hard to find. This is the newer, edited version that is only 16 seconds long.

There is supposedly a much longer, 5-minute, unedited version that is way worse but is almost impossible or impossible to find anymore. In that video, his captors beat and humiliate him for several minutes before they behead him. Yet another version shows Temirbulatov kneeling on the victim’s back, then beheading him, then holding the severed head up in the air and laughing.

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