TWO CAN PLAY THE COVERT OPERATIONS GAME: RUSSIA CREATES NATIONAL GUARD, ALLEGED TO BE EXPANDING CELLS IN EUROPE

TWO CAN PLAY THE COVERT OPERATIONS GAME: RUSSIA CREATES NATIONAL ...

There's been an interesting, but entirely predictable, development in Russia in recent weeks, and regular readers here will have come to expect it. For years I've been predicting that America's foreign policy of the post-9/11 years, which has relied increasingly on covert operations, false flag events, and non-governmental sponsorship of revolutionary groups such as in the Ukraine, was a self-defeating policy. For one thing, such covert operations, in the age of the internet, are increasingly difficult to execute successfully, for a whole global cottage industry has grown up, parsing and analyzing such events almost as soon as they occur. You'll also recall that in some blogs on this website, I've raised the possibility that the strange events in the San Francisco Bay area of California, with the cutting of internet cables in precise locations, or the incident involving a power substation at the southern end of Silicon Valley in which what were apparently a very professional team knocked out the substation before local law enforcement could respond, were potentially foreign covert operations.

In this light, consider the following developments:

National Guard to get license for peacekeeping operations abroad

Kremlin Said Organizing Secret Military Units in Germany, Other Western Countries

The creation of Russia's new interior national guard has called forth some commentary, and of course, most of the west sees it (or rather, has seized upon it as a story of opportunity to demonize Mr. Putin once again) as a kind of Russian version of the Nazi Brownshirts, i.e., as the creation of a private army for Mr. Putin. Of course, on the face of it this is ridiculous. More sobering analyses have been offered by The Saker (on his website) and others that take the much more reasonable position that this is the inevitable response to the potential for a USA-sponsored "color revolution" or covert op against Mr. Putin and the Russian government in general.  In short, this guard is the "anti-covert ops squad."

I suggest however, that the key context for interpreting the first article might lie in the second article, which has this intriguing bit of information(I'm citing the whole article here):

Germany’s Bild has published excerpts from a new book by Boris Reitschuster titled Putin’s Secret War that suggests that Moscow is organizing special military units inside Germany and other Western countries that the Kremlin could use to destabilize these states in the event of a crisis.

Although Reitschuster’s claims are disputed, one indication that they likely deserve to be taken seriously is that when his materials appeared in Bild on Monday, hackers immediately took down his email account.
According to Reitschuster, the units which have a membership of 300 in Germany alone are organized as sports clubs but are led by Russian GRU and military officers according to an order given by Vladimir Putin to create such diversionary groups in Germany and other countries of Europe.
Reitschuster says that this organization, known as “the System,” is a potentially important resource for Putin “in his secret war against the West.” Members of these units have exercises in the Swiss Alps and the Czech Republic and often go to Russia for advanced training.
According to the German publication, members of “the System” are “active in the ranks of right extremist sects, the right-wing radical movement European Patriots Against the Islamization of the West (Pegida), and in disinformation campaigns among Germans from Russia.”
Such cells are nothing new for Russia, for throughout the Cold War it was simply assumed by most intelligence analysts that these cells were in existence both in Europe and North America, and one can only assume that Russia would have maintained at least some of these cells in existence in spite of the ending of the Cold War. THe idea that Russia would be reactivating or increasing such cells in the wake of the advent of Cold War 2.0 should not therefore, be all that surprising.
But there is, I suspect, perhaps an entirely different reason that Russia might be taking these steps, and here once again I am going to step way out onto the end of the twig, and present a bit of high octane speculation whose weight vastly exceeds the evidence of the twig supporting it. I'm going to suggest that another ostensible purpose of such cells might not be to de-stabilize the West in the event of "international crisis," but rather, to re-stabilize it. There are two factors behind my thinking here, the first historical, and the second a contemporary geopolitical and cultural one. Historically, I am reminded of the behavior of Tsar Alexander I, whose Russian armies swept from Moscow to the gates of Paris itself as part of the grand coalition that eventually brought down Napoleon Bonaparte and restored "the old order" in Europe, and then went home. Alexander, unlike Stalin, realized that a Russian attempt to occupy Europe would simply ultimately fail, and ultimately be counterproductive for Russia.
The much more important consideration here is what is now happening in Europe with the refugee crisis and the growing popular revolt against it in European countries. In this light, Russia hardly needs sleeper cells to destabilize Europe; Frau Merkel has done a good enough job of that on her own already. In this light, and in the current geopolitical situation, and with its economy weakened, Russia can hardly afford nor welcome a continuing destabilization of Europe. The possibility arises, therefore, that if the refugee crisis should - perish the thought - reach the stage of actual "civil revolt" in European countries between their native populations and "foreign cultures," that these cells could be called upon to restore order. After all, we've been watching Russia repeatedly play the "culture card," in recent months, most recently in a major way with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow's joint declaration with Pope Francis I. And repeatedly, we have heard the Russian Foreign Minister Mr. Lavrov, up to President Putin himself and other Russian government spokemen, stress the idea of the integrity of the nation-state, and the necessity for such nations to determine their own polity, culture, and policy. And it has, with its Syrian intervention, demonstrated that it will use military force to oppose groups opposed to such principles.
See you on the flip side...

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  1. Thank you Gosh,

    “ZDB, the book that I mentioned earlier, “Return to the Brain of Eden” by Tony Wright and Graham Gynn, has lots of”

    ordered a copy. pertinent that i’m training in everything i can using both hands lately. rule is my dominant improves when my non-dominant (submissive?) hand improves. they seem to teach each other. best way to learn is to teach, eh? the improvements come regardless of level of skill in dominant hand.

    got a lot of phlebotomist friends arguing this all the time. none want to learn with their off hand. ironic considering they had to go through the same thing with their on hand years ago. so i make them use their off hand when i donate blood. hilarious how tense they get. nauseates them. and then they improve in both hands.

    feels like it’s more than just left/right contrast. pretty sure it has more to do with cross signalling. corpus collosum? think that’s what clued roger fouts in to using sign language with autistic kids after he taught washoe and other primates sign language. there’s a certain pleasure in running the corpus collosum hard. man i even like that word.

  2. along these lines, one might examine systema more closely

    you’re providing me with the first best logical path as to how this martial art is spreading where and when it is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8oY75_bQ4

    trained in a few asian arts a few years. the best artists and arts spread by word of mouth. both must be felt. with enough such experience, one develops eyes that see. i trained with some of these russian lads last year a few hours. they’re among the most powerful ideas and folk i’ve seen in 40 years.

    the most powerful martial artist is the most powerful healer. also the most powerful are also the most profoundly good, kind, considerate, careful, helpful,…

    these are careful statements from a dedicated martial artist in a different art. i still train in my art. i will train with these guys when i can. it’s hard to explain the risks and trusts inherent in training with anyone in a martial art. the real exhilaration in training is in realizing a new friend worthy of further study and further trust.

    without ranting on about them further, i have not seen an art cultivated and spread as carefully and profoundly since aikido came out of japan. the idea is identical.

    a couple weeks ago while training with a russian friend, i asked him why he’d not trained in his own country’s art. he said it has not been allowed until now. so the questions keep coming up. why here? why now?

    the relief of an old man’s ailments and of his old man’s delusions of strength and weakness do not feel like a limited hangout. they feel like some good people are being allowed to bring good work to others among us with eyes and ears enough to see and hear.

    joseph, these guys are being up front. they’re training any and all comers. they’re healing folk already. they’re not preparing to heal a collapsed society. they’re blending into a collapsing society and helping to heal it now.

    and then i read that putin calls it the system.

    i suggest we all take a look at the written literature as well as the videos. it could be another example of “how to serve man” scenario. if it’s a cookbook recipe context for serving man, the sheeple are much stronger and healthier for having been served this way. strong enough they might be more sheepdog than sheep.

    soros’ version of this infiltration in other countries has been to pour money into ngo’s and leverage their employment power and give livelihoods to activists willing to execute soros’ agenda. that tactic speaks clearly of the strategy and the goals behind it. seems to be a cookbook.

    systema sure doesn’t feel, smell, look nor sound like a cookbook. please do dig around more along these lines. thank you
    zdb

    1. ZDB, thanks for the video. I am impressed.

      There is much more than physicality going-on with that Master. Notice how several of his ‘blows’ start slowly and then achieve enough ‘punch’ in the last six inches to propel a large man back a couple of feet. I suspect either chi/prana mastery, or ‘greasing a path’ for the opponent to follow. (Plus skill, of course.)

      Perhaps the most impressive is the lack of testosterone work-up in him. It is like a day on the beach. He seems to be in an altered-state where ‘moves’ just come naturally. No ‘trying’. Not in his head at all. And, no sense of ‘domination’. Impressive.

      If Putin has trained in this manner of fighting/being (and internalized it), that could explain a lot of his ‘mysterious’ moves and timing…

      1. gosh,
        this wrestler says it better. ryabko does too. how not to butter toast

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ26_Gwo0Ks

        point is this is how a masterful person is. if it’s not the way one butters toast then it doesn’t work. hence masterful people always look kinda bored kinda humble very careful and generally kind.

        just like ryabko and his students being able to do this all day, i could do clips all day

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYWKmqWQ8W0

        ueshiba morihei was this masterful and allowed to sit out a war he openly criticized for the military’s scorched earth policies. before the pacific war he was in the defense ministry.

        i’m not into the hero worship of this. more into the applicability and transferability of masterfulness. i’ve trained with people several steps down from ueshiba for decades. as a wise man once said, to know and not do is to not know. i translate that as what we learn left brain allows us to see and talk. what is learned with right brain is what we do. i got mostly left brain. a dash of right brain. not nearly enough. yet.

        what he and others like him do is keep their balance and feel their attacker so well the attacker’s balance is taken. it does not have to be taken much to be enough. and it can’t be taken early – hence we can’t butter toast like maniacs.

        of course then, students have been known to get conditioned into willful ignorance
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEDaCIDvj6I

        pretty sure these systema guys are not conditioned as such. i’ve only trained once with them with a teacher several steps down from ryabko. impressive lads. most impressive part is the progress and feel of their younger students. aka transferability. these guys are all getting it in their right brain. i’m still grateful for the few hours i got with them.

        i think the idea of cargo cults is similar. knowing of a radio is not the same as building one and using it. i believe putin is skilled in jiujitsu. gotta think he’s trained in this as well. either way, are we conditioned enough to fall for another rich man’s trick to think the rothschilds let one of the oligarchs on the planet get out of their control enough to sincerely give them a problem?

        if that were the case wouldn’t we see other events much more detrimental to the nwo’s members? especially in the ME and EU? syria was a hoot. mr global and his nwo ziocons are already running their plan for the next round. how pooched is their abillty to go out and ghaddafi who they like?

        so rockefeller et al got some splainin to do before i’m convinced we’re not getting another level of hegelian dialectic and more limited hangouts.

        1. ZDB, thanks for the extended reply. I believe you are right (grin) about the left/right brain ratio in these guys. I was once walking in Denver amid snow drifts. On impulse, I reached down, wadded up a snowball, and pitched it at a distant lightpole in one movement. Got it dead-on. Then, I tried to do it left-brain style, and never hit it with a dozen attempts. ‘Knowing’ has its advantages…

          On Putin, I will hold-off on any opinion until I see him take-down the Russian Fed and associated Players…

          1. last sentence is a good point

            even then i gotta wonder

            either way, considering what he and they are doing, they’re still worth much more research. i’ve seen folk with bad intent tuned (meant to write turned but now think tuned resonates better) to much better intent quickly after receiving a taste of what someone such as ryabko does. feels like one quickly realizes it takes more than good intent to get yoda. and it starts with good intent. bad intent alone precludes yoda. and yoda is seriously fun. aka that’s the right brain.

            brings to mind daniel amen’s research in psyche and brain imaging. seem to remember him saying that left brain injuries devolve into depression, suicide,…. and right brain injuries devolve into violent angry behavior, suicide,….

            my right and left dreaming mind tells me it all works and improves with good intent. and with bad intent it may appear to improve but never does.

            ok now we’re running out a tangent too far. just the same, i want a lot more research on putin and systema. i wanna train with these guys and am more than curious what i’m getting me and mine into in the process.

            or are we already in the process with these guys here training among us already?

          2. ZDB, the book that I mentioned earlier, “Return to the Brain of Eden” by Tony Wright and Graham Gynn, has lots of left/right brain research in it, in case you are interested. Lots of things to ponder/integrate…

            One of their theories, backed up by much biochemical info, was that our brains were at their ‘best’ around 200,000 years ago, and have been slowly shrinking & degenerating since then. This is backed-up (not in the book) by casts of brain volume of folks then and now. Moderns have smaller brains by volume. Hmmm.

            They give a lot of preliminary ‘exercises’ to reduce the hold the left brain has over the right brain and allow-out the capabilities naturally ours…

  3. On AJ’s show yesterday they were talking about Obama’s visit to Cuba may have been about talking to Cuba about using the Cuban National Guard in the US if the currency crashed and there was massive civil unrest. Perhaps Russian and Chinese troops are being prepared to restore order/disarm here in the US when the Democrats/Communist make their move if it looks like Hillary will fail to be our next President. Or perhaps if Hillary is allowed to become our next President.

    1. Uniformed foreign troops would be the simplest way to provoke massive resistance from the populace. Pure reaction. Guaranteed. So, they would be useless in any form of control of the citizenry. Guaranteed.

      AJ and others of this ilk are either promoting fear porn on this ‘issue’, or have darker ulterior motives…

      1. That would be part of the plan if the closet communists make their move. US troops would likely refuse to round up political opposition and disarm the American public by kicking their doors down and searching their residences. They would want us to resist so they could kill us like they did to most of the Christian males during the Bolshevik revolution. Not saying its likely to happen but with the type of people running this NWO much worse is likely to be in the works.

        1. I have a much darker view than Roger although I think he is absolutely correct to view the events of the Bolshevik Revolution and the slaughter of the Christians as a template for what Mr. Global intends for his next act of worldwide blood sacrifices in the worship of his demonic god.

          Using foreign troops or American troops would be a calculated part of the plan to create a massive uprising that could be put down with enormous violence. One of the goals is to create massive conflict by causing citizens of a nation to arise in opposition so they can be identified and terminated.

          The creation of such internal chaos is one of the main tools of these monsters. with the goal of population reduction always at work in every effort and plan of both the non-human Malevolence as well as Mr. Global. I suppose such is the stuff of the Kali Yuga.

          After everything is destroyed then Mr. Global can present the New Order to the survivors who see nothing but ashes from the destruction of the previous governmental and cultural order and will willingly embrace any ‘New Order’ as ‘Saviour’.

      2. even though i hate concurring with roger – he’s got some outlooks that are darker than mine even – i had one thought when i read your note gosh:

        what if massive resistance is what they want?

  4. Maybe the old KGB network that existed in the Orthodox Church has expanded into the Roman Catholic Church, hence the meeting between the two leaders of the Churches.

    1. The KGB as a vehicle of the Communist Internationale infiltrated everything everywhere on earth … at least that was the goal. At the same time, it is known that elements in the Orthodox Church embarked on an infiltration of the KBG and Communist organs of government and control. In the West elements in the Catholic Church did the same thing. In the West the White Mitres, so to speak, knew that the Catholic Church was being infiltrated by several different groups. The only hope for survival for the Catholic Church was to infiltrate in reverse and seek to turn or terminate known agents. Who knows how deep the cross and double cross went with those employed as spies.

      I have found North Americans and western Europeans profoundly naïve about the question of infiltration of every element of society. There is a sense of “that cannot happen here” … that goes along with a look of bafflement at the possibility that a day care worker might report back to a cell of an organisation that intended to destroy society as they knew it. Few will consider those things in Europe, North America, and the Anglophone and Francophone world. It is simply too horrible to consider such a world as possible I suppose.

      Even the idea of infiltration helps those seeking to destroy a nation or society by replacing the positive bonds of society with a foundation of suspicion that is inimical to societies founded upon or profoundly influenced by Christian conceptions of moral order.and self-sacrifice.

      1. not sure naive works accurately here.

        given the nature of organization and our places in it, what’s a mother to do when she finds out every third or fourth kid is from someone else’s family?

        to some degree we’re responsible for working with such inside contraries. to more than some degree. what are we going to do, develop litmus tests and burn the witches at the stake? suppose we could tie folk to rock and see if they float? wait that was done years ago. wasn’t that first done by friends of ignatius loyola?

        1. Au contraire, naïve is the perfect description. As for the rest of your comment, I am sorry but you have lost me. Perhaps my grasp of English is not good enough to discern your point in relation to my comment.

          1. Pell,
            your english and your grasp are excellent. my english on the other hand is quite american.

            my comment about naive being the wrong word has a thought in mind about some other americans i know who are not so much naive as willfully blind. the majority probably are naive. it’s cultivated by the rothschild cult.

            some are willfully blind and hence at least partly to blame. the hard part is seeing where to draw the line between willfully blind and naive. guess that’s what all the devil worship layered through the media and terrorist attacks comes in. seems like mr global is setting up to pre-emptively lay blame on the victims for later viewers of history to be further dumbed down.

            re: the comment on mothers with alien children mixed in with her own – your comments prompted a memory of a common north american bird: the cowbird. it’s not actually a member of the cuckoo family. It is brood parasitic like all cuckoo’s though. it extorts other birds into raising and protecting the cowbird’s young. “hey this is a beautiful nest you have here. and some beautiful eggs you laid. especially that big odd egg. sure would hate to see anything bad happen to that nest…”

            come to think of it that makes the red shield oligarchy breakaway group a kind of cuckoo bird, right? the red shield cowbird.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brood_parasite

      2. Pell…. You seem to have a good grasp of going on in our nasty little world. Enjoy your postings. Your English is fine by the way.

  5. I would say that Russia is finally coming to terms with the widespread deployment of destabilizing ‘Color Revolutions’. Russia has learned, to its woe, that confronting these kind of ‘ops’ only in their last stages is useless. The damage has been done.

    Color Revolutions are ‘unofficial’ (plausible deniability) operations, so they must be met in-kind. No troops. My thought is that Russia is indeed activating/deploying ‘sleeper cells’. You can think of them as ‘antibody’ cells, in the sense of homing-in on key agitators for future Color Revolutions. I think that Russia has finally caught-on to the fact that it is easier to thwart a cold in the ‘sniffles’ stage than when it has progressed to full-blown pneumonia.

    Now, whether this new ‘stance’ will only be used defensively (nipping CRs in the shadows) or will have offensive wings (a ‘CR’ in Germany or France, for example), only time will tell. As Joseph has reiterated, two can play the covert operations ‘game’…

    1. Speaking of ‘the disciplined and selective use of Color Revolution technology’:

      thesaker dot is/color-revolution-technology-isnt-just-black-and-white/

      1. wow that was long

        i think you’re talking about open source ideas like urban farming guys dot com and also marcin jakubowksi with his open source ecology

        only it’s applied to a concept

        isn’t this what assymetric warfare studies at war college are about? and jade helm?

  6. It is difficult not to see oligarchs as carbon copies united in unified agenda fulfilment. And who in their right mind would trust oligarchs even Russian ones.

    However, living in Europe myself, I also see no reason to destabilize Europe. We done and still doing a fabulous job ourselves. Most of Europe is as broke financially like Greece, its just covered up but for how long.

    If anything this “financially broke” Europe more then the refugees will set up revolt if any. Poverty and hunger start revoltes. EU and independent elected country officials are plundering every EU country to bare bone status. Europe citizens are in for a novelle treat, the first fully functional EU state run, poverty stricken slave, to do with by multinationals whatever they like.

    Most EU citizens are allready so intreched by decades of socialism to obedient serves it is almost inconceivable for most EU citizens that same socialism was their undoing.

    So in that vein why would Russia not infiltrate foreign countries to do the opposite to destabilizing them. Russia with many borders has more use in stability around their borders then unstability. Thankfully they after decades of communism woke up and I salute them for building a real Russian society and escaping American imperialism.

  7. Well should one be surprised given Western Europe tendency for tribal warfare since the fall of the Roman Empire. This is Russia doorstep and since the beginning of the last century has cost the lives of millions of Russian lives it has the right and duty to protect them. By any means necessary be prepared the old Boy Scout motto.

  8. Several friends have told me variations on a tale that Putin constantly refers to George Soros as “the dragon” using the precise word from the Russian Bible employed in the Apocalypse. I have no way of knowing whether or not such a story is true, but if Putin and the Russian Church believe that the West is controlled by “the ancient enemy” in a very literal and concrete fashion then Putin has every reason to create an interior National Guard as well as setting up destabilisation forces in the West.

    Also, one can imagine that Putin has more esoteric forces at work through the convents and monasteries of the Russian Church to oppose the old dragon and to undo the spell enacted through the “Great Working” of 9/11.

    1. if you were more familiar with soros’ funding and organizing of ngo’s throughout eu, you’d agree with putin. lately soros’ most obvious, odious, obscene,… ply is pussy riot. putin’s response to this mess is inspiring. for a guy who came to power and held it as putin did to consistently be such an amazingly good leader, makes me more suspicious of him. who or what demon among mr global is allowing any public figure to do this much good for any group?

      reminds me of seeing all these antivax folk being allowed to turn the tide recently with deniro, rob schneider, aidan quinn,..

      what is going on?

      all i can imagine so far involves modified limited hangouts in so many arenas that joe 6 pack does not stand a chance of revising his view of reality in any meaningful let alone useful way.

      and then we get the whole 28 pages meme rammed down our throat after how many careful intentional years of holding back.

      1. I do agree with the notion that George Soros is an agent of pure evil, so I am not sure I understand your statement “if you were more familiar with soros’ funding and organising of ngo’s through eu, you’d agree with Putin.” I am extremely familiar with Soros and his efforts. If Putin does in fact regard George Soros as an agent of the “ancient enemy” of humanity, as my friends reported, his opinion and mine are roughly the same with regard to Soros.

        1. p,
          rereading all that, i think my failed assumption was that soros’ ngo’s for democracy as back doors economic hitmen was not that well known. cannot for all my effort find anything you wrote i disagree with. i will keep trying. and hoping. just as i will keep trying to see logic and biographic info that makes me believe putin has intent and ability to right a bunch of wrongs and make the world a better place beyond the reach of rothschilds oligarchs.

          guess that’s what interests me enough to want to train systema. yet to meet folk who move this well with bad intent. reading their written literature, they’re clear and open about their gratitude to russian orthodox church. they rarely evangelize it. just as they don’t evangelize the advantages of their training. they simply do what works which to my experience is what’s right.

  9. I’m sorry, while I’ve never myself been there I’ve heard so mnuch over the last thirty years about, for example, how to get mugged in Amsterdam, I find it hard to believe Europe is much more dangerous than it was before this, or, for that matter, worse than the Metropolitan New York and Chicago areas (I was mugged and had my nose broken at the East Orange, NJ train station in ’85).

    In other words I’m willing to see the reaction against immigrants to be manufactured and as such not something this would be a credible solution to. And no, I’m not saying what “normal” is is, as you say about certain “New Age” ideas, “all daisies and jonquils.” You said this was more speculation than usual, so all I can say is I REALLY hope you are wrong, because it doesn’t make more sense than Kim Il-Sung’s attempt to spread revolution through Southeast Asia in the ’60’s.

    1. easy to agree with sagat

      to be sure what we are getting news of is horrifically understated and corporate media laundered

      what’s coming out of europe’s alt media sites from credible witnesses is the kind of stuff that drives the most liberal thinking native populace to welcome conservative home security forces. when local police/military personnel are forced to stand down (and they very much have been) local populace will react and organize – even if too late.

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