Last Thursday during my News and Views from the Nefarium I pointed out that others are beginning to pick up on the "pattern" that seems to be emerging with the deaths of highly placed Russian officials or ambassadors. I suggested that we were looking at a full scale "mafia" war taking place, with one "family" taking out the "soldiers", in this case, diplomats and other highly placed officials, of the other. Citing an article of Adam Garrie that appeared on the website Global Research, I pointed out that this site, while not officially tied to the Russian government nor any of its media organs, does take a more or less consistent pro-Russian point of view. Because it appeared on such a site, I suggested that if Russia suspected a pattern to these deaths, it would signal this via its official organs, and that, if the activity continued, a response would eventually be made.
As I've said on many occasions, two can play the covert operations game. I suggested, however, that this response would come in the form of highlighting western covert operations activities.
Well... no sooner said than done, for in this week's pile of emails, I found the following stories shared by Mr. D.S.M. First, there was a short message of condolences to Mr. Churkin's family and to the Russian government from President Trump:
However, a much more thought-provoking article appeared in Russia's Sputnik online magazine, indicating that Mr. Churkin had apparently, as early as 2015, been involved in the investigation of - sit down for this one - human organ trafficking rings in Kosovo:
I cite almost the entirety of the Sputnik article:
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Last month, the West urged Kosovo to create a court to look into the matter after the allegations of organ harvesting were first mentioned in a 2010 report to the Council of Europe.
According to the document, perpetrators killed Serb captives to remove and sell their organs during the war.
"There have been delays in establishing the Special Court to investigate the crime carried out by the KLA including the trade in human organs," Churkin said.
Now it does not take much "high octane speculation" nor "high octane imagination" to see how this connection might spill over into a whole range of connections to similar brewing and simmering scandals in the news, such as child trafficking, Pizzagate, sex trafficking, human trafficking, organ harvesting, abortion mills... you name it. If indeed Mr. Churkin was mentioning such things in 2015, then it was with the knowledge and perhaps even the instruction of the Russian government itself. This implies, in its turn, that the Russian government was investigating such things on an international scale.
If this "reading between the lines" is correct, then Russia was sending messages via its principal ambassador to the world's principal international body, the U.N., and doing so prior to the current scandals concerning such things that have emerged in the American, Canadian, British, and other western press. One is thus tempted to view Churkin's death with an even more jaundiced eye, and to suspect that perhaps his untimely death was engineered as a warning by those parties conducting such activities for the Russians to "back off," which, of course, I highly doubt they will do.
Within this context, it is perhaps significant that one of the Presidential Executive Orders which was issued by President Trump shortly after the confirmation of Mr. Sessions to the post of Attorney General, explicitly mentions international human trafficking in its main text:
Interestingly enough, as all of this is occurring, many members sent me the following story in which it appears the Russian government is officially getting into the "infowars" game, and specifically labeling various articles in the Western press as "Fake News":
As the reader will have noted, this is the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Surprisingly, the following article links to a Santa Monica Observer article which the Russian website says is "Fake News":
However, one wonders exactly why the Russian government has so labeled the article: is it because it raises the question of the pattern of deaths of high Russian officials? Or is it because of something else? Personally, I find this suspicious, because as I pointed out in last Thursday's News and Views from the Nefarium, the same pattern was discussed on the Global Research website, which, again, while not being an official media organ of the Russian government, does have a consistent pro-Russian point of view. All one is told on the Foreign Ministry website is that the Santa Monica Observer article "puts forward information that does not correspond to reality." One is left to guess what this information is, according to the Foreign Ministry.
I suspect, however, that here as elsewhere, one must parse the statement carefully: "information" would imply that there are details within the article that the Russian government disputes. But perhaps what is not being disputed is the overall pattern itself.
Whatever one may suspect here, three things seem clear: (1) Churkin appeared to be familiar with Russian government investigations of human trafficking organizations and, as a diplomat, would have had the sanction of his government to raise the issue in the context of Kosovo; (2) the people running such organizations would therefore have a motive to remove him; and (3) the Trump administration itself, per its executive order, has explicitly stated that such organizations exist and that said organizations are international in extent and organization. In this context, it would seem that the Russian government, in qualifying the Churkin article as "Fake News" and stating that it contains "information" not corresponding to "reality" might be referring to the tangential details concerning Churkin's love life and the places and circumstances of his death. For the moment, we don't know. But for the moment, there is I would aver a larger context from which the event might be viewed, and that is the whole emerging issue of human trafficking and the international organizations conducting it.
See you on the flip side...