Nemtsov murder: Putin warned about exactly this type of “false flag” two years ago

Already in February 2012 (two years ago!) Putin was warning Russians about exactly the kind of false flag which we just saw happening with the murder of Nemtsov.  See for yourself:

Putin in 2012 – Opposition is looking to turn someone into “involuntary martyr”. Re: Nemtsov

 

 

Note: the Russian word “provocatsiia” is often translated as “provocation” which is not incorrect as long as you are aware that in Russian “provocation” can mean “false flag”, as it does in this context.  Putin is clearly warning about a false flag “sacrifice”.

This video was emergency-translated by one of our “brother in arms”, Tatzhit, to whom I am most grateful for this ultra-rapid translation.

As for the “liberal” or “democratic” “non-system” opposition it has already announced that it will convert the planned protest into a memorial rally.

Published on Feb 27, 2015

One thing needs to be kept in mind concerning the recent Nemtsov murder: he was a politician way past his prime. According to a recent Levada Center poll, most Russians didn’t even know he existed.

Moreover, as can be seen in the poll (link below), opposition leaders like Mironov, Yavlinski, Kudrin, Navalny, Ryzhnkov, Dmitrieva all scored LOWER on name recognition but HIGHER on support. Nemtsov was unpopular even among the opposition; this comes from being a Yeltsin-era politician, and hence(perhaps blamelessly) being associated with images of societal collapse and corruption.

Many even argue that Nemtsov was a “decorative” asset for Putin as a stable, familiar, relatively honest but powerless opposition figure.

In short, this is assassination makes no sense: Nemtsov as a martyr is a far, far bigger problem for Putin than he ever was alive – If not within Russia itself, where most people seem to be baffled (this is sort of like if someone assassinated Ross Perot), then on the international diplomatic and mass media stage, where people can be easily convinced Nemtsov was killed because he “was a threat to Putin”.

Three years ago, Putin warned about this exact scenario.
Who benefits? May be internal Russian opposition, Ukrainian government, American government, heck even islamic extremists – but Putin doesn’t benefit, that’s for sure.

Make your own conclusions.

Source video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-njh…

Evidence from an independent polling agency:
http://www.levada.ru/07-02-2014/uznav… (anyone still wanna parrot mainstream media claims that he was a “rising star” of Russian politics and a real threat to Putin?)

Posted by The Saker

Is The Times already collecting ammunition for Obama’s “regime change” in Russia?

The Times:

Articles in this series are examining how President Vladimir V. Putin’s system of personalized state-sponsored capitalism allows him to wield power at home and abroad.

According to The Times, weeks after President Vladimir V. Putin annexed Crimea in March, an obscure regulatory board in Moscow known as the Market Council convened inside an office tower not far from the Kremlin to discuss the country’s wholesale electricity market. It is a colossal business, worth 2 percent of Russia’s gross domestic product, and a rich source of fees for the bank that had long held the exclusive right to service it.

Times: “With no advance notice or public debate, though, the board voted that day in April to shift that business to Bank Rossiya, a smaller institution that lacked the ability to immediately absorb the work. For Bank Rossiya, it was a tidy coup set to yield an estimated $100 million or more in annual commissions, yet it was hardly the only new business coming in. State corporations, local governments and even the Black Sea Fleet in Crimea were suddenly shifting their accounts to the bank, too.”

And it goes on… “The reason the Kremlin rushed to prop up Bank Rossiya is the same reason that the United States, and later its European allies, placed it on the sanctions list: its privileged status as what the Obama administration calls the “personal bank” of the Putin inner circle. Built and run by some of the president’s closest friends and colleagues from his early days in St. Petersburg, Bank Rossiya is emblematic of the way Mr. Putin’s brand of crony capitalism has turned loyalists into billionaires whose influence over strategic sectors of the economy has in turn helped him maintain his iron-fisted grip on power.”

You can read the entire article in The Times.

My ten cents worth:

And… how is this any different from the trillions (with a T) handed out by the Bush and Obama administrations to their “Buds in the Banks” – or as Eric “Resigning-to-spend-more-time-with-my-family” Holder called, the “Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Jail”?

Jamie Dimon – recipient of the “Obama Golden Cufflinks Award” and Sir Lloyd Blankfein – “Of Blessed Memory of Those Who Do God’s Work” all received the bounty and largess of the US Government via the Taxpayer – and did the New York Times vilify them, like they are now obsessed with Putin?

It’s lovely and so convenient to have a Bad Guy we can diss – all the while making sure that the bought-and-paid-for hacks in Government fill the coffers of Private Institutions – knowing full well that when those same political hacks who have helped pillage the US Treasury to benefit the banks are looking for work aprés DC, the revolving door opens – no questions asked.

I’d say it sure pays to be Obama’s/Bush’s/Clinton’s/Pelosi’s/Feinstein’s friends as well.

 

This comment from Norman Pollack says it all:

Excellent documentation. Yet what does a comparative analysis reveal? That crony capitalism is alive and well in both Russia and the West, and that the latter’s criticisms seem odd because the same ideological framework holds true for America and Russia. We feign the same spirit of anticommunism characteristic of the First Cold War (undeniably, we are now into a Second), when in reality the US is jealous of Russia’s capitalistic success.

Attacks on Putin are sour grapes. What is the bailout of American banks, but crony capitalism? What is the cozy relationship between the Pentagon and the major defense companies, but crony capitalism? It does not require a leader, here, Putin, to define the condition. Crony capitalism can be, and is, in America, SYSTEMIC, with Obama hardly passive in advancing the wide cleavage in US wealth distribution.

No one claims Putin enriches himself through crony capitalism, and in fact, I accept his argument that, not the Russian companies, but geopolitical and geostrategic concerns motivate his policies. Can Obama and the US say the same, when he serves as a shill for US business abroad, esp. in the Far East?

The sanctions-business is amusing: a cover for the more ambitious plan to contain, isolate, and weaken Russia–next, ditto, China–as America desperately strives to return to unilateral preeminence in the global structure. The world is de-centered with Russia and China’s rise; America must learn to share power, or else collapse.

 

 

 

Russia’s New Package of Retaliatory Measures to Western Sanctions Ready: Kremlin

Moscow has already imposed a year-long ban on the import of meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables, as well as milk products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway as a response to Western sanctions.

Moscow has already imposed a year-long ban on the import of meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables, as well as milk products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway as a response to Western sanctions.

Topic: Russia Responds to Western Sanctions

 

MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow has prepared a new package of retaliatory measures to Western sanctions, that include restrictions on imports of cars and textile products, but hopes that common sense will prevail, a senior Kremlin official told RIA Novosti Thursday.

“There is a whole range of non-agricultural products that make our, first of all European, partners dependent on us,” he said. “For example, imports of cars, primarily second-hand cars, as well as certain types of textile products that we are quite capable of producing on our own. Not all of them, but certain kinds,” presidential aide Andrei Belousov told RIA Novosti on the sidelines of the Samara economic forum.

“The Russian ministry of economic development has already prepared a list of these goods, but I hope that common sense will prevail and we will not have to introduce these restrictive measures,” he said.

Moscow has already imposed a year-long ban on the import of meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables, as well as milk products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway as a response to Western sanctions.

The European Union and the United States have implemented several rounds of economic sanctions over Moscow’s alleged participation in the Ukrainian conflict.

On Monday, the European Union officially adopted a new round of sanctions against Russia, but the measures did not come into force yet.

Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement in the Ukrainian conflict and said that sanctions “threaten international peace and stability” and run counter to the principles of international law.