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NATO’s Secret Islamic Jihad
Oil And The Battle For Chechnya

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A Caucasian Republic In An Oil And Gas Transit Corridor
Between The Caspian And Black Seas


At least 11 of the 9/11 al-Qaeda hijackers travelled to Chechnya between 1996 and 2000.“
Chechen rebels were feared for suicidal courage and cruelty
London Times, 20 April 2013, Print Edition, P 9

„Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings will bring Russia and the United States closer together in combating terrorism…. U.S. and Russian authorities are investigating why deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen, visited Russia last year…. Putin accused the West of providing ‚informational, financial, and political‘ support to militants in the North Caucasus that Russia considers terrorists. ‚Russia itself has been a victim of international terrorism, one of the first such victims,‘ he said. ‚And I have always been annoyed when our Western partners and your colleagues from the Western media called our terrorists — who committed brutal, bloody, sickening crimes on the territory of our country — called them insurgents and almost never called them terrorists,‘ Putin said.“
Putin Talks About Boston Bombings, Navalny, Berezovsky In Q&A Session
Radio Free Europe, 27 April 2013

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Above, A Devastated Grozny In Chechnya During The Civil War That Followed The Fall Of The Berlin Wall And The End Of The Soviet Union

In April 2013 a young man of Chechen origin was arrested following the explosion of two bombs near the finish line of the Boston marathon in the United States, killing three people and wounding nearly 180.  For the first time the incident caused the American public to become strongly aware of Chechnya as source of international Islamist based terrorism.

What most Americans remained unaware of, however, was the long term secret support by NATO member states for Chechen terrorists (‚rebels‘), as part of the west’s struggle with Russia for control of pipeline corridors transporting oil and gas out of the Caspian sea region following the dissolution of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991.

The type of terror that occurred in Boston on 15 April 2013 has been, at various times during their civil war, a near daily experience for those who live in Chechnya. It is an experience whose delivery has been assisted by the hidden hand of NATO, the most lethal and hypocritical military alliance of modern times.

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„Delivering one of his most scathing attacks on the US, Mr Gorbachev told The Daily Telegraph that a US military build-up was under way to contain a resurgent Russia. From Nato’s expansion plans in the former Soviet Union to Washington’s proposals for a bigger defence budget and a missile shield in central Europe, the US was deliberately quashing hopes for permanent peace with Russia, Mr Gorbachev said. ‚We had 10 years after the Cold War to build a new world order and yet we squandered them,‘ he said….. ‚I sometimes have a feeling that the United States is going to wage war against the entire world.‘... Relations have further deteriorated after Nato promised eventual membership to Georgia and Ukraine, a move interpreted by Mr Gorbachev as an attempt to extend America’s sphere of influence into Russia’s backyard.  ‘The Americans promised that Nato wouldn’t move beyond the boundaries of Germany after the Cold War but now half of central and eastern Europe are members, so what happened to their promises? It shows they cannot be trusted.’ ….Gorbachev ….. quoting a Russian documentary on state television, suggested that Margaret Thatcher had supplied weapons to Chechen terrorists.
Gorbachev: US could start new Cold War
Daily Telegraph, 7 May 2008

Oil is never far from the surface of the war in Chechnya…. oil financed the Chechen struggle for independence 10 years ago
and
the Caspian Sea oilfields and control of pipelines through the Caucasus were a major factor behind Moscow’s use of force against the [Chechen] rebels.“
Back garden ‚oil barons‘ spring up in Chechnya
Daily Telegraph, 7 June 2002

NATO’s Decades Long Islamic Jihad

Bombings at a marathon sporting event in Boston, Massachusetts, in the spring of 2013 suddenly drew much public focus onto the role of Chechnya as a centre for Islamist terrorism. This is a subject to which very little public attention had previously been drawn despite the fact that at least eleven of the 9/11 al-Qaeda hijackers travelled to Chechnya between 1996 and 2000. However, militant Islamists in Chechnya have not been acting alone.

During the 1990s NATO countries had been working behind the scenes to try and destabilise Chechnya by secretly backing militant jihadists seeking independence from Russia after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Chechnya falls within the key geopolitical strategic corridor known as ‚the Caucasus‘ linking the oil and gas fields of the Caspian Sea region with Western Europe. NATO believes that if Chechnya can be split off from Russia, western control of the corridor will be greatly enhanced.

NATO’s secret alliance with jihadist Islam in Chechnya is an extension of that launched in 1979 in Afghanistan by US President Jimmy Carter, and later extended under the Reagan Administration. Running to billions of dollars it was NATO’s largest ever covert operation (‚Operation Cyclone‘) and it propelled the rise Osama Bin Laden.

This covert policy of backing militant Islamists in pursuit of ‚regime change‘ was also continued by NATO member states in the Balkans and in Libya in the 1990s, and against Libya, Syria and Iran after 9/11.

Those post 9/11 activities have been in total contradiction to the so-called ‚war on terror‘ proclaimed by the Bush II administration, albeit a proclamation long since understood as a ’smokescreen‘ for the pursuit of other geopolitical objectives (see ‚This War On Terrorism Is Bogus‘, Guardian 6 September 2003), not least of which was ‚regime change‘ in Iraq in 2003, the planning for which began just 10 days into the Bush administration in January 2001.

With the principal exception of actions against the Shia-Islam-based religious regime in Iran, all these covert operations have involved NATO member states deploying fundamentalist Islamists to try and overthrow secular governments (Najibulla in Afghanistan; Milosevic in Yugoslavia; Putin in Chechnya; Gaddafi in Libya; and Assad in Syria). The aim of the Islamists in all these cases is not to establish democracy, but rather rule by Islamic Sharia law, as was achieved by the Taleban in Afghanistan after NATO’s covert destabilisation of that country in the 1980s.

In the case of Iran the United States has been secretly backing the MEK (or ‚People’s Mujahadeen of Iran‘, a Marxist Islamist group), some of whom were covertly trained by the US government in America’s Nevada desert between 2005 and 2007. This matter was exposed in 2012 by the veteran Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, the man who had also previously exposed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war, and the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal following the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The Bush administration’s covert training of the MEK, as uncovered by Hersh, took place even though the organisation was officially designated a terrorist group at the time by the US State Department.

The Obama administration has since delisted the MEK as a terrorist group in order to more easily further its efforts to destabilise Iran, as happened with the Bin Laden-allied KLA in Yugoslavia under the Clinton administration in the 1990s. Put simply, such people are designated ‚terrorists‘ when attacking NATO member states, but ‚rebels‘ or ‚freedom fighters‘ when attacking NATO’s enemies, for which they are deployed on a vastly larger scale.

In the eyes of western strategists, it is that latter imbalance which makes the overall net effect of the exercise geopolticially ‚worthwhile‘, despite occasional ‚blow back‘ causalities on the soil of NATO member states.

This is part of a cynical calculation of the type infamously outlined by former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski in an interview given with the diplomatic journal Le Nouvel Observateur as far back as 1998, when he described the creation of what he called „Some stirred-up Muslims“ as a price worth paying for conducting covert operations against the Russians in Afghanistan in the 1980s (though  Brzezinski’s post 9/11 opposition to the arming of Islamists in Syria suggests a more recent tacit acknowledgement of the dangerous consequences of such actions).

The ultimate targets in these covert wars are Russia (the world’s largest combined producer of oil and gas) and China (the world’s largest consumer of energy), including their strategic interests abroad. Neither being any longer communist in economic terms, these two countries are now major capitalist competitors to NATO member states.

NATO’s ‚Islamic Jihad‘ conducted against them is not about ‚values‘, but about money and the natural resources which underpin it.

In the process millions of innocent people continue to have their lives devastated by being killed, maimed, orphaned, or made homeless and destitute.

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‚Pipeline-Istan‘

„We’re trying to move these newly independent countries toward the west. We would like to see them reliant on western commercial and political interests rather than going another way. We’ve made a substantial political investment in the Caspian, and it’s very important to us that both the pipeline map and the politics come out right.
Bill Richardson 1998,
Bill Clinton’s US energy secretary, on US policy on the extraction and transport of Caspian oil
‚A discreet deal in the pipeline – Nato mocked those who claimed there was a plan for Caspian oil‘
Guardian, 15 February 2001

The West’s Secret Alliance With Islamic Jihadists In The Balkans And The Caucasus

„The Clinton administration followed up by providing strong support to the KLA, even though it was known that the KLA supported the Muslim mujahadeen. Despite that knowledge, then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had the KLA removed from the State Department list of terrorists. This action paved the way for the United States to provide the KLA with needed logistical support. At the same time, the KLA also received support from Iran and Usama bin Laden, along with ‚Islamic holy warriors‘ who were jihad veterans from Bosnia, Chechnya and Afghanistan. Swiss journalist Richard Labeviere, in his book, ‚Dollars for Terror,‘ said that the international Islamic networks linked to bin Laden received help from U.S. intelligence community. Indeed, Chechen sources claim that U.S. intelligence also aided them in their opposition to Russia. Given that U.S. policy in the post-Cold War period has not only been anti-Russian but anti-Iranian, the United States worked closely with Pakistan’s predominantly Sunni Inter-Services Intelligence organization. Through ISI, the United States recruited Sunni mujahadeen by staging them in Chechnya to fight in Bosnia and later in Kosovo.“
Michael Maloof, Post 9/11 Pentagon Counterterrorism Adviser
Iran subversion in Balkans
G2 Bulletin, 25 September 2006

(Who is Michael Maloof? – Click Here)

ON THIS PAGE

NATO’s Covert Islamist Uprising In Chechnya
The Key Role Of Turkey

Why Is NATO Backing Chechen Independence?
‚It’s The Pipeline Corridors Stupid‘

Transatlantic Covert Operations
In Chechnya

Chechnya And The Role Of Abu Qatada
The Al Qaeda Leader The British Authorities Refused To Put On Trial In The UK

Dirty Oil Games In The Caucasus
The Role Of NATO’s Covert Operations In The Ukrainian Elections Of 2004

Additional News Updates
Since The Ukrainian Elections Of 2004

‚Plausible Deniability‘

„I can tell you that there is a role in my mind, a proper role, for covert action to continue. And I would not call it ‚paramilitary‘. I would call it ‚pure covert action‘. And that would be things happening to the benefit of national security that just seem to happen. And there is not an American flag on them. And if somebody came to the President of the United States, he would be able to say, ‚I don’t know what you’re talking about.‘
Porter Goss, former director of the CIA
Ship of Spies
BBC Radio 4, 15 January 2011


NATO’s Islamist Uprising In Chechnya
The Key Role Of Turkey

„President Putin has drawn a line in the mountains of the North Caucasus beyond which Russia will not withdraw…. Mr Putin has also added into this complex mix the spectre of international (by which he means Islamic) terrorism and an accusation that unnamed foreign countries want to break bits off Russia…. An oil pipeline from Azerbaijan used to run through Chechnya, but it was by-passed after earlier fighting and now goes through Dagestan. There is oil and gas to be developed in the Caspian Sea and Russia wants a stable area through which to pass supplies.
Chechnya: Why Putin is implacable
BBC Online, 6 September 2004

The controversial Kremlin-backed president of Chechnya claims that militants in the violence-plagued Russian province are backed by U.S. and British intelligence agencies. Ramzan Kadyrov’s remark was probably the bluntest claim by a Russian official that insurgents in the restive North Caucasus have Western support. Western officials have dismissed such assertions as nonsense. A statement from Kadyrov’s office Wednesday quoted him as suggesting that Western-backed mercenaries are fighting the government in Chechnya. It quotes him as saying, ‚We are fighting in the mountains with the American and English special services.‘ Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin suggested during his presidency that the West was encouraging unrest in the North Caucasus.“
Chechen Leader Claims US, Britain Back Rebels
Associated Press, 23 September 2009

Pakistan And Saudi Arabia Provided The Mujahadeen (As In The Previous War With The Soviets In Afghanistan)
Whilst Turkey Also Provided The Logistics

Chechnya

At least 11 of the 9/11 al-Qaeda hijackers travelled to Chechnya between 1996 and 2000.“
Chechen rebels were feared for suicidal courage and cruelty
London Times, 20 April 2013, Print Edition, P 9

„… evidence of the U.S.’ unwillingness to crack down on Chechen extremism came in the form of one of the most high-profile U.S. law enforcement successes in the days leading up to 9/11: the capture of Zacarias Moussaoui in Minnesota on August 16, 2001. Whistleblower Coleen Rowley wrote recently that not only did her former employers at the FBI, CIA Director George Tenet, and other counterterrorism experts balk at allowing a search of Moussaoui’s laptop and other property but, more disturbingly, they brushed aside a critical April 2001 memo by erstwhile FBI Assistant Director Dale Watson. That memo, entitled ‚Bin Laden/Ibn Khattab Threat Reporting,‘ warned about ’significant and urgent‘ intelligence to suggest ’serious operational planning‘ for terrorism attacks by ‚Sunni extremists with links to Ibn al Khattab, an extremist leader in Chechnya, and to Usama Bin Laden,‘ reported the New York Times’ Philip Shenon in his insightful 2011 story of ‚The Terrible Missed Chance‘ Even after the FBI’s attaché in Paris reported that French spy agencies had evidence suggesting Moussaoui was a recruiter for Khattab and despite senior intelligence officials admitting that ‚the system was blinking red‘ with the prospect of an imminent terror attack, no one seemed to want to acknowledge that Moussaoui, Khattab and bin Laden were brothers in bloodshed.“
America’s politics of convenience
The Hindu, 3 May 2013

[Bin Laden] is …. suspected of helping to set up Islamic training centres to prepare soldiers to fight in Chechnya and other parts of the former Soviet Union…. Born in Saudi Arabia to a Yemeni family, Bin Laden left Saudi Arabia in 1979 to fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Afghan jihad was backed with American dollars and had the blessing of the governments of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. He received security training from the CIA itself, according to Middle Eastern analyst Hazhir Teimourian. While in Afghanistan, he founded the Maktab al-Khidimat (MAK), which recruited fighters from around the world and imported equipment to aid the Afghan resistance against the Soviet army.“
Who is Osama Bin Laden?
BBC Online, 18 September 2001

„… these [intercepted] conversations, between 1997 and 2001, had to do with a Central Asia operation that involved bin Laden. Not once did anybody use the word ‚al-Qaeda.‘ It was always ‚mujahideen,‘ always ‚bin Laden‘ and, in fact, not ‚bin Laden‘ but ‚bin Ladens‘ plural. There were several bin Ladens who were going on private jets to Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. The Turkish ambassador in Azerbaijan worked with them. There were bin Ladens, with the help of Pakistanis or Saudis, under our management…. bringing people from East Turkestan into Kyrgyzstan, from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan, from Azerbaijan some of them were being channeled to Chechnya, some of them were being channeled to Bosnia. From Turkey, they were putting all these bin Ladens on NATO planes. People and weapons went one way, drugs came back…. A lot of the drugs were going to Belgium with NATO planes. After that, they went to the UK, and a lot came to the U.S. via military planes to distribution centers in Chicago and Paterson, New Jersey. Turkish diplomats who would never be searched were coming with suitcases of heroin.“
Sibel Edmonds, former Turkish translator at the FBI on the intercepts she discovered

Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?
The American Conservative, November 2009

„The Clinton administration followed up by providing strong support to the KLA, even though it was known that the KLA supported the Muslim mujahadeen. Despite that knowledge, then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had the KLA removed from the State Department list of terrorists. This action paved the way for the United States to provide the KLA with needed logistical support. At the same time, the KLA also received support from Iran and Usama bin Laden, along with ‚Islamic holy warriors‘ who were jihad veterans from Bosnia, Chechnya and Afghanistan. Swiss journalist Richard Labeviere, in his book, ‚Dollars for Terror,‘ said that the international Islamic networks linked to bin Laden received help from U.S. intelligence community. Indeed, Chechen sources claim that U.S. intelligence also aided them in their opposition to Russia. Given that U.S. policy in the post-Cold War period has not only been anti-Russian but anti-Iranian, the United States worked closely with Pakistan’s predominantly Sunni Inter-Services Intelligence organization. Through ISI, the United States recruited Sunni mujahadeen by staging them in Chechnya to fight in Bosnia and later in Kosovo.“
Michael Maloof, Post 9/11 Pentagon Counterterrorism Adviser
Iran subversion in Balkans
G2 Bulletin, 25 September 2006

(Who is Michael Maloof? – Click Here)

And On Into The Balkans

„[Bosnian Muslim leader] Izetbegovic travels to Pakistan to rally Muslim support for Bosnia….Izetbegovic, in Pakistan, appeals for aid from world’s Muslims…. the first three countries Izetbegovic visited after being inaugurated as president were Libya, Iran and Turkey. During a trip to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey in July 1991, he conveyed the impression that he was looking to conclude an Islamic alliance… From June 1992 so-called mujahedin or ‘holy warriors’ from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Algeria, Turkey, Bahrein and Qatar fought on the Muslim side in the war in Bosnia. There were only a few hundred of them fighting in the war but, more importantly, their involvement had the blessing of Izetbegovic… the supply of weapons from particularly Pakistan and Iran to Bosnia was not by sea, but mainly by air….. The so-called Air Operations Coordination Center in Sarajevo was manned by personnel from NATO…. Requests for Close Air Support …..went to the Operational section … in Tuzla. This section consisted almost entirely of Pakistanis…. the officer in charge of operations (the G-3) of Sector North East, [was] the Pakistani Lieutenant-Colonel Rachid Sadiki… As Sarajevo was very much aware of its dependence on Croatia, Izetbegovic visited Teheran again on 14 September 1993 to deepen the defence relationship…. eanwhile Holbrooke was becoming increasingly frustrated that the [illegal arms] Croatian pipeline [to Bosnia] was not progressing well. …. Holbrooke therefore proposed to deliver arms and ammunition to the ABiH [Bosnian Muslim army] via third party countries. Lake, who had always welcomed such covert operations, nonetheless found the plan ‚too risky‘. The Secretary of State, Christopher, shared this view. They did support ‘lift and strike’ but not ‘lift, arm and strike’. Holbrooke’s proposals did lead to a debate within the administration. Clinton and State Department officials considered supplies via Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan. This was not new: in the 1980s, Saudi Arabia had already supplied arms worth $ 500 million via the CIA to the Mujahedin fighters in Afghanistan….. A number of countries are candidates for having supplied directly to Bosnia. Pakistan delivered equipment, as did the Sultan of Brunei, who paid for anti-tank missiles from Malaysia. In January 1993 already, a Pakistani vessel with ten containers of arms, which were destined for the ABiH, was intercepted in the Adriatic Sea. Pakistan definitely defied the United Nations ban on supply of arms to the Bosnian Muslims and sophisticated anti-tank guided missiles were air lifted by the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI, to help Bosnians fight the Serbs, an ex-ISI Chief has officially admitted in a written petition submitted before a court in Lahore. The document was submitted by Lt. General (Retd) Javed Nasir, who was head of the ISI from March 1992 to May 1993, in a case he filed against the owner and editors of the largest newspaper and TV group of Pakistan, in an anti Terrorism Court. It remains unclear how the missiles were transported to Bosnia and who did it…. As early as 1992 Iran had opened a smuggling route to Bosnia with the assistance of Turkey; this was two years before the Clinton administration gave ‚permission‘ for creating the [illegal arms] Croatian pipeline. Bosnian government officials acknowledged that in 1993 a Turkish pipeline also existed, through which the above-mentioned arms from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Brunei and Pakistan were smuggled….. NATO officers stated in a British daily newspaper that if the American intelligence services used a cover, ‚Turkey would be the obvious choice‘. The Turkish air force had C-130s that could reach Tuzla. This was otherwise also true of the Iranian and Pakistani air forces, which were also mentioned as possible third-party countries for supplies via Turkey to Tuzla. The UK Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) was also aware of the American secret arms supplies to the ABiH. According to a British intelligence official, the DIS never made an issue of them, so as not to further damage the sensitive relationship with the US services. An internal DIS analysis concluded that the arms were delivered via ‚a different network‘, and that the entire operation was probably led by the NSC [the US President’s National Security Council]. It was stressed that the CIA and DIA were not involved in the Black Flights to Tuzla. Incidentally, the DIS received a direct order from the British government not to investigate this affair. This was not permitted for the simple reason that the matter was too sensitive in the framework of American-British relations…. The Pentagon had likewise identified Cengic as the main link between the supplies from Islamic countries, such as Iran, Turkey and Pakistan…. The conclusion must be that the United States ‚turned a blind eye‘ to the Croatian pipeline, but in the case of the Black Flights to Tuzla Air Base, they deliberately closed their ‚eyes‘ (of the AWAC aircraft) for the direct Turkish flights. US aircraft did not themselves fly to Tuzla, because their discovery would have seriously embarrassed the US government and put transatlantic relations under even greater pressure. Supplies via a third party country were a simpler solution for the United States.“
Srebrenica – A Safe Area?
Report Published on Behalf of The Dutch Government, 10 April 2002

And Central Asia

A memoir by a top former Turkish intelligence official claims that a worldwide moderate Islamic movement based in Pennsylvania has been providing cover for the CIA since the mid-1990s. The memoir, roughly rendered in English as ‚Witness to Revolution and Near Anarchy,‘ by retired Turkish intelligence official Osman Nuri Gundes, says the religious-tolerance movement, led by an influential former Turkish imam by the name of Fethullah Gulen, has 600 schools and 4 million followers around the world. In the 1990s, Gundes alleges, the movement ’sheltered 130 CIA agents‘ at its schools in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan alone, according to a report on his memoir Wednesday by the Paris-based Intelligence Online newsletter. The book has caused a sensation in Turkey since it was published last month.“
Islamic group is CIA front, ex-Turkish intel chief says
Jeff Stein – Spy Talk – Washington Post, 5 January 2011

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„The Caucasus is among the most vital regions of the world for the United States, said Commander of the United States European Command James Jones….. At the hearings in the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services on March 1 General Jones presented an analytical report on the current and future military strategic interests of the United States in the world. ‚Caucasus is increasingly important for our interests,‘ he said. This region is a key one in the process of spreading democracy and market economy to the countries of Central and Southeast Asia, Mr. Johns said. In the coming five years Caspian oil running across the Caucasus may account for 25% of the world increase in oil production, he said. It has been estimated by the U.S. military that the Caucasian oil and gas will ensure a diversification of the energy sources for Europe, the general said, according to a RIA Novosti report.“
U.S. Commander-in-Chief in Europe: Caucasus is vital for U.S.
Pravda, 4 March 2005

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