On Dec. 31, of last year, there were two terrorist bombings in Volgagrad(or Stalingrad, to give the city its more famous name), in southeastern European Russia.  What is significant in this story is the way it is being covered both in Russia, and on the internet. Lew Rockwell's article headline says it all:

Terrorists Declare War on Russia. Will Russia Respond?

Asking whether Russia will respond to something like this is a little like asking if it would respond to Hitler's invasion in 1941. Calling is a "mere border incident" is out of the question. So the answer is, yes.

The real question is not whether Russia will respond, but rather how Mr. Putin and his advisors will choose to do so, and how they will formulate a long term strategy to do so, for the provocation is ultimately coming from London and Washington. Thus, the allusion to Hitler here is not accidental, for there are some revealing words in the Pravda article:

“T'his is definitely the beginning of a planned action,' Yevgeny Lobachev, a retired Major General of the Russian Federal Security Bureau, told Pravda.Ru.

"The expert sees two purposes. The bombings were conducted to destabilize the situation in the country before the New Year holidays and prior to the Olympic Games in Sochi.

“'A number of public and state Western leaders are now calling to boycott the Russian games. Every now and then they keep on reporting that someone else is not coming for the Olympics. These attacks are financed from abroad, most likely from Saudi Arabia, as the two Chechen wars showed. This is foreign influence, foreign control, foreign maintenance,' said Evgeny Lobachev.

“'There is every reason to believe that this is the beginning of a large-scale operation to destabilize Russia. We have a lot of enemies who seek to undermine our credibility, especially in the run-up to the Olympics,' Saeed Gafurov, the scientific director of the Institute of Oriental and African Studies said.

He believes that the bombings were an act of revenge to the Russian Federation for Syria and a result of the flabbiness of Russian diplomacy.

“'Russia made several mistakes in the Middle East and in the Persian Gulf, where it showed generosity and softness in response to barbaric actions. We shouldn’t have, for example, turned a blind eye on the beating of Ambassador Titarenko in Qatar. Officers of Qatari security forces received no punishment. It was a reason for war, and we just swallowed it. Russia said nothing when Saudi Arabia invaded Bahrain either'” said the expert. According to him, the Gulf monarchies 'understand only fear and it is impossible to negotiate with them.'"(Emphasis added.)

One needs to remember that Pravda in modern day Russia is still Komsomolskaya Pravda, the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party of Russia (no folks, it didn't just roll over and blow away). Consequently, such statements are both overt and direct jabs at Mr. Putin and his party, but also at a much deeper and subtler level, the quiet rumblings of what is probably becoming an emerging consensus within the corridors of power not only across party divisions in Moscow, but also in the Kremlin: the West is mounting every covert effort it can to weaken Russia, and to prevent a "recollection of the Russian lands" in the wake of the crack-up of the Soviet Union. Mr. Putin's recent economic agreements with The Ukraine (and don't forget his little message in the South Ossetia incident during the Beijing Olympics), is a clear signal that the roll back and encirclement of Russia has been put on hold, and the West's Syrian diplomatic debacle, and triumph for Mr. Putin, have only added fuel to the fire.

The acts and atrocities against Russian diplomats are indeed acts of war... and it would be very much like Mr. Putin to signal an increasing hard line via an "opposition" newspaper like Pravda.  A hint, perhaps, of what is in store internally is provided by these comments:

"Alexey Filatov believes that Russia should follow the example of the United States.

“'We need to do what Americans do. We have to keep tabs on each and every person. This technology that Snowden exposed – prevention and control – has a real effect. Metal detectors are useless. One should be able to follow the enemy, rather than prohibit radical movements. Metal detectors on all exists and entrances do not help, this is a waste of money.'

"What other measures should the state take? It appears that Russia should strengthen diplomatic activities on the international arena, find leverage over Saudi Arabia and Qatar. One should prove facts, put up the question to discussion at international forums and organize diplomatic scandals. To crown it all, as Lebanese newspaper As-Safir wrote, President Vladimir Putin promised Prince Bandar to strike a “massive military blow” on terrorist training camps. Western analysts concluded that Russia was threatening Saudi Arabia."

The irony of Pravda citing someone approving of America's draconian police state measures shouldn't be lost here, but the truly intriguing thing amid all the warnings of more coming gestures of "hard line" approaches from Moscow, including  threats of strikes against Saudi Arabia, is that little phrase "organized diplomatic scandals."

That, folks, as they say in the diplomacy business, is "black press," namely,  a publicly stated message intended for certain specific private individuals. It is a nice way of saying "we know something about you, and suspect that you know we know, so change your tune, or we'll expose it for everyone to see, and ruin yours, and your nation's, diplomatic stature.

Gosh... I wonder who it could be?

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. bdw000 on January 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    “’We need to do what Americans do. We have to keep tabs on each and every person. This technology that Snowden exposed – prevention and control – has a real effect.”

    So some Russians think that “total information awareness” “has a real effect”???

    I thought the consensus was that all the “security” measures after 9-11 hadn’t really done a thing? The only “terrorists” that have been caught have all been officially entraped patsies.

    Many think that the war on terrorism is just an excuse to implement the total surveillance state.

    Correct me if I am wrong.

    If this is a serious Russian opinion (perhaps it isn’t reflective of the Russian government), and they actually start the same level of surveillance of absolutely everyone, this does not bode well for the world.

  2. bdw000 on January 10, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I am no expert, but I thought the idea of Saudi involvement in 9-11 was pretty much debunked within a year of 9-11. For instance, of the 19 named Saudi “hijackers,” weren’t about half them found to be still alive and well?

    • bdw000 on January 10, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      This is in response to some of the comments.

  3. Robert Barricklow on January 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm


    You are big fish here, so you feel… entitled? Yes, entitled is the word. Okay. You are used to being big fish, no? Well, I am shark. Sharks eat what they want, when he want. Shark don’t want trouble with big fish, but he will eat him, too, if he must. Is the way of the world. Now you understand?

  4. DownunderET on January 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    The destabilization of Russia is madness, they simply don’t know Putin, he’s no mans fool. But that doesn’t stop the elites from trying, there are, as usual, messages being sent, and maybe the old rule applies, he who sends that last letter wins.

    The madness of the elites is even more visible, why don’t they just stay home and count their money. I think I know the answer, they a bred for it, from ancient times, it runs in their blood to create mayhem and wars.

    PS; Anybody notice that the Pope is going to Jerusalem soon, I’d like to know what’s in his kit bag.

  5. marcos toledo on January 9, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Looks like the West always goes on repeating it’s mistakes like it’s obsession to destroy the inheritors of the Roman Eastern Empire. When they aren’t attacking Persia even if they have to get in bed with their real enemy the Arabs. Looks like the West can’t live without a bogeyman to threaten them. They don’t know how to make friends only enemies what a way to exist insanity.

  6. Frankie Calcutta on January 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Of note is the timing of the recent calls by two American congressmen, Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., and Stephen Lynch, D-MA, for the release of the redacted pages of the 9-11 report which allegedly implicate Saudi Arabia and another foreign intelligence service in the 9/11 massacre. It comes at the same time as Russia’s veiled threats against the Saudis. I don’t believe for a second that the congressmen are working for the Russians (although it is only a matter of time before Russian oil money, Russian mobsters, and KGB honey traps will start to have some sway in decadent DC, if it isn’t happening already) but it is entirely possible that the congressmen may be doing the bidding of some faction in the US government antagonistic to the Saudis and the other intelligence service and sympathetic to the Russians. Who the faction could be is anyone’s guess– the JCS, the entrenched American bankster faction, a sect in the CIA or State Department, American industrialists, or all of the above. Least likely is the congressmen doing it on their own patriotic volition. Outside odds are on an upstart cabal of banksters operating out of Russia and China and at odds with their cousins in Tel Aviv, London, and New York.

    I hope the Russians don’t neglect to fight the Saudis culturally and attack their barbaric treatment of women and guest worker/slaves. It is hard to win the culture war when you don’t control the majority of the world’s media organs, but it should be attempted none the less. Start by giving refuge to female Saudi asylum seekers. Also, bring this issue before the UN and ask for sanctions and even regime change. Highlight the utter decadence of the Saudi royals as loudly as possible and lastly, use whatever means necessary to pit the Saudis and Israelis against each other.

    Alas, how easy it would be for an American demagogue to vilify the Saudis, dethrone the monarchs, and seize their oil fields. The wealth would go far in addressing some of the US’s budgetary woes. And how much fun would it be snatching all the Saudi royal’s wealth across the globe under the auspices of the Patriot Act and leave them reduced to making a living as buffoons living like squatters and hamming it up for an American reality show? That would be too precious. Or better yet, wearing orange jumpsuits and hopping around Guantanamo prison in shackles.

    • jedi on January 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

      “I dream of Genie” had a show about the Saudis back in the day.
      you left out the drum tobacco for the academy recruits in your scenario.

    • Tim H on January 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Frankie I don’t know what you’ve been smoking, but I want some…

    • RAJM on January 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      I would not hold ones breath for Mr. Putin to start any kind of politicly inspired humanitarian gestures whether it be aimed at Saudi female slaves or anyone else. He is as repressive as the next totalitarian. So, we wait and see as the old patterns of history fold into the new. Its all so predictably boring and ghastly at the same time. Thank Zeus for the GDS community.

    • LSM on January 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Hi Frankie,

      a while back I read an article in which it stated the House of Saud is actually Jewish (any wonder why the Saudis have granted the Israeli air force carte blanche over their air space?)- IF true then I think we can safely assume the Saudis are Israel’s convenient neighbor lap-dog- then look at the accusations against Israel regarding being behind 9/11 but the official story tells us most of the highjackers were Saudis-

      now we suddenly yet again have a “Saudi” connection behind the Russian bombings (cover story?- you bet)

      my point: the Russian bombings stink to high heaven of (guess who?) the MOSSAD-

      stay well-

      Larry in Germany

      • Frankie Calcutta on January 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        I agree with you 100% Larry.

        • terminally skeptical on January 10, 2014 at 5:26 am

          I’ll go ya one better than that. The Saudi’s oil sheiks are inventions of the western (U.S-British-Dutch) oil magnates going back nearly a century ago (the founders of Shell started with capital from their Jewish father). And although J.D. Rockefeller wasn’t Jewish himself there has been an undeniable alliance between the bankers and oil from Day 1. The Saudi’s are a convenient red herring and an easy hate target for our ignorant of history gullible masses easily duped by the Saudis as bad guys propaganda made even easier by their antiquated women as subservient species culture. But this villein in the sands is all a ruse because at the highest levels there is a close cooperation between Washington and these well healed Bedouins. We sell them fighter jets, they run large sums of money through our banks, give us military landing rights, hold their hands (literally) as they stroll that ranch in Crawford, Texas etc. In short, they are the willing perennial fall guys for plots and agendas conceived this side of the Atlantic. So who’s ultimately to blame? The Saudis, Mossad or the power elite right here at home?

          • LSM on January 10, 2014 at 6:23 am

            great posting, terminally skeptical- couldn’t agree with you more-

            except: “although J.D. Rockefeller wasn’t Jewish himself”- sources?- not that anyone’s professed (or obfuscated) religion really means anything at the end of the day- it’s all a cloaking of a dagger-

            we all know that Israel’s founding was THE dream come true for the Rothschilds and their minions-

            “So who’s ultimately to blame? The Saudis, Mossad or the power elite right here at home?”- the answer is obvious- but the next question: is there another faction behind the power elite wiping their sandals on our doorsteps?- do all roads giving access to our doorsteps really lead to Rome (if you get my drift)?- let’s sit back and wait and continue to be vigilant-

            be well-


          • Frankie Calcutta on January 10, 2014 at 8:10 am

            Terminally skeptical and Larry,

            I only suggest going after the Saudis first because they are an easy target and have already been cast in a negative light for our gullible masses (me?). Officially connecting the Saudis to 9/11 would undoubtedly open a can of worms that may implicate that other middle eastern rogue nation as well in the 9/11 massacre. I would take great satisfaction in that. Regarding ensnaring the third tier 9/11 conspirators and handing them over to a lynch mob– fat chance of that. The unwashed masses would need the help of the Gods to bring those psychopaths down.

            Saudi Arabia= play thing of the Rockefellers?

            Israel= play thing of the Rothschilds?

            I think we are dealing with a unique gene pool hiding behind organized yahwehisms. (Or they believe their gene pool is unique). I wouldn’t be surprised if the Rockefellers can be traced back to Babylon. I recall reading once that they trace their lineage back at least to the Italian city states (I might be wrong about that).

          • terminally skeptical on January 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

            Larry I don’t have what I consider an indisputable reference supporting my assertion that JDR wasn’t Jewish. In this regard I am going along with conventional sources that indicate he was Protestant.

            The founding of Israel was expedient to Zionists’ ambitions dating back at least to Theodor Herzl who was rumored to have been funded by the Rothschilds. I wonder what percentage of Jews, in Israel and abroad, share that belief.

            I’m not nearly as well read as several here at GDS on Joseph’s and others authors about The Vatican, “Italian” merchant families and the Babylonian legacy hence I’m not clear on whether the buck stops (or starts) at the former, that is, whether they are at the top of the (predatory) food chain. BTW, Karen Hudes contends our IRS is ultimately a collection agency for The Vatican. Guess we’re all Catholics over here and never even knew it!

            Frankie, your blend of knowledge, humor and expression is a one man tour de force here at GDS so, just to be clear, I wasn’t thinking of you when I said gullible masses. I misunderstood your intent and got the mistaken impression that you were giving some fuel for the fire of that tiresome Saudi’s with box cutters canard (preaching to the choir, my skepticism then and now stems from the revelation that 7, maybe 8 of the alleged 19 perpetrators on board those aircraft were still alive after the planes hit the towers. Wasn’t it the FBI’s Robert Mueller who said within days of the event something approximating “we don’t know who were on those planes.”?) Thanks for the clarification and indeed there is an interesting common denominator amongst the players you cite.

  7. basta on January 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

    The Volvograd bombings were a heinous act and everyone has been waiting to see what the Russian response will be.

    Respect; Putin is a master of the game. No petty, emotional tit for tat; he quietly plots revenge and counter destabilization by preparing to wield the the truth as a weapon. Genius.

    Things are about to get extremely interesting.

  8. Ramura on January 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Gee. What country protected Prince Bandar after 9/11, even though it was shown relatively quickly that monetary support for the “terrorists” was traced directly to his wife. Why were only two planes allowed to leave the US in the air shutdown…one with the Bin Laden family (Saudi’s) and the other with Bandar family (Saudi’s) and most of the “identified terrorists,” also Saudi’s.

    Of course, on 9/11, just as in the JFK assassination, there were a multitude of groups contributing to the overall event (compartmentalization leading to deniability), but the Saudi’s have clearly been messing in BIG stuff for a long time.

    Now, with the entire Syrian debacle — in which the Saudi’s trying to push the US to do their bidding and Putin grabbing the apple right out from under both — things are apparently heating up.

    But the US looks like it has been trying to step back from its’ Saudi relationship. Will “we” choose Saudi’s? Or not further provoking Russia?

    But you sure have to know how to read between the lines….which I admit I don’t. That is why I appreciate Dr. Farrell. He brings a lot more overall knowledge, discernment and perspective to news items such as these.

    Thanks, Doc!

    • Ramura on January 9, 2014 at 8:16 am

      I didn’t mean to imply that the identified terrorists left on the Bandar plane. Only that the ones we were told did it were mostly Saudi’s, even though we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan over the entire affair…

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