Recently in Polish news, there was a story about a man involved in “Chechen Independence” named Azamat Baiduyev who was seeking asylum but was denied and sent back to Chechnya. The story was originally posted on Onet.pl and was later translated for OpenDemocracy.net, with our emphasis added in bold:
On the morning of 31 August, Polish Border Guard officers visited a detention centre in Przemyśl to collect Azamat Baiduyev. The officers put Baiduyev, 33, in a car and took him to Warsaw. In the car, it was unclear to Azamat what was happening — at first, he probably did not realise where he was being taken.
According to several sources, when Azamat realised that he was going to be deported to Chechnya, he tried to open his veins in the car. According to others, this happened at the airport. Wherever the attempted suicide took place, it is known that Azamat was taken to a hospital in central Warsaw, where his injuries were attended to.
That same day, Baiduyev was flown to Moscow. He then flew to Grozny, capital of Chechnya. Soon after, according to contacts of Akhmed Gisayev, head of the Human Rights Analysis Center, reported that “roughly a hundred people with weapons, portable radios and police vehicles” surrounded a house belonging to Baiduyev’s uncle.
According to witnesses, some of these men spoke Russian without a Chechen accent and had a Russian appearance, which indicates that the Russian FSB was involved in the operation alongside the Chechen Interior Ministry. Azamat was abducted by force. It is not known where he is currently located.
The Polish authorities must have been aware that they were deporting a man who would be immediately threatened with torture and death in Russia. In 2008, Azamat received subsidiary protection in Poland. The family required this kind of special protection because of Azamat’s father.
Ali Baiduyev, whose work today allows his family to barely make ends meet, is a serious figure in the struggle for Chechen independence. In the 1990s, Ali Baiduyev belonged to the personal protection team of Dzhokhar Dudayev, first president of independent Chechnya. As the First Chechen War went on, and Dudayev refused to submit to the Kremlin, he became number one on the list of Russian targets. He avoided assassination on at least two occasions in the 1990s.
As a bodyguard, Azamat’s father was particularly fond of Dudayev. He was related to him, and blood ties are the strongest guarantee of trust in Chechnya. The Chechen president often hid in the Baiduyev family home.
After 1996, the hunt for Dudayev became a priority for the Russians. And on 21 April 1996, Dudayev received a phone call from a Russian politicians. What he didn’t know was that a reconnaissance plane was tracking the phone’s satellite signal. A laser-guided rocket killed Dudayev a few minutes later.
Six months later, Russian armed forces occupied Grozny, ending the First Chechen War. In 1999, the Second Chechen War began, only to be lost later. In 2003, when Russia finally took control of Chechnya, Ali Baiduyev became an enemy of the new regime, and had to flee with the whole family.
The security services of Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya’s new leader, soon began the hunt for Chechens involved in the struggle for independence. In 2016, Kadyrov addressed Chechens living abroad with a clear message on social media: sooner or later, the regime would get to each of them. “One day, maybe in ten or five years, when you’re smarter or when your parents tell you to come home or when they chase you out of Europe, you will not have anywhere to go. And then I will settle with you for all your words.”
After a few years of wandering, the Baiduyev family arrived in Poland. Fighters against Russian aggression, the Chechens were well received in our country. Since 2007, Azamat had a tolerated stay in Poland, and in 2008 he received subsidiary protection, granted to persons who may be in danger even on Polish territory.
According to Azamat’s mother, he was still under threat from Russian and Chechen security services which had penetrated Poland: “I was afraid of their cars that came to the centre during the day and at night,” Makka Baiduyeva. “Our family took part in the fight for independence. Now, for this reason, they take revenge on us, persecute us, want to destroy us. I asked Azamat to go to a safe place.”
This safe place turned out to be Belgium. “My son requested residency in Belgium 13 times and 13 times he was refused, which in our opinion was based on the lack of sufficient information,” says Makka Baiduyeva.
In 2017, the Belgian police detained Azamat on the basis of reports from France about “his possible involvement in the preparation of terrorist attacks in Belgium.” Although, according to Radio Svoboda, this information was not confirmed, Belgium deported Baiduyev to Poland.
There were no charges against Baiduyev in Poland. However, in April he was placed in the closed deportation centre in Przemyśl. On 29 August 2018, the Office for Foreigners removed Azamat’s subsidiary protection.
This decision was issued by the Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration at the request of the Internal Security Agency. When questioned by Onet about the reason, the Ministry of Interior and Administration answered that Minister Joachim Brudzinski “issued a decision on the obligation to return to the country of origin of a foreigner who posed a threat to public safety and order in our country. The decision was issued on the basis of Article 329a of the Act on Foreigners. This provision was introduced by the 2016 Anti-Terrorist Activities Act.”
In conversation with Onet, Azamat’s mother confirms that the family has not received any information about the reasons for his deportation. “Why did the Polish authorities not provide him with any evidence of a crime? Why was not he brought before the court in Poland and have his guilt proved? Let the Polish authorities prove him guilty and he will go to prison for up to 50 years to answer for his actions if he is guilty. Why did the Polish authorities send him back to Chechnya?” asks Makka Baiduyeva.
This final question is important because, according to Jacek Białas, a lawyer from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, regardless of the fault of the individual, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights indicates that the decision to deport to a country where they are threatened with torture or death is a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as the Polish Law on Foreigners.
“I did not find any in-depth analysis of the potential threat to this gentleman after deportation in the decision on expulsion,” adds Jacek Białas. “There is no history there, no indication of whether there is a risk of torture or not. We do not know if such analysis was ever carried out. In the light of international standards, which are also in force in Poland, a man can not be deported to face torture, even if he is terrorist and criminal.”
Another issue here is Baiduyev’s lack of access to evidence of the alleged crime. Azamat Baiduyev thus becomes the latest in a growing group of people expelled from Poland on the basis of secret materials. The most prominent instance of this kind of deportation involves Ludmiła Kozłowska, the head of the Open Dialog Foundation who was deported from Poland in August.
Białas has no doubt that Polish law does not meet the requirements of European Union law in this matter. “It follows from the case law of the European Union Court of Justice that a foreign national who is subject to proceedings on the basis of secret evidence should be informed about the essential reasons which motivate the decision and receive a summary of this evidence. They are thus given a chance to respond to the charges. Polish national law does not offer this opportunity.”
The Polish Commissioner for Citizens’ Rights contacted Mariusz Błaszczak, Poland’s Minister of Interior and Administration, regarding this situation in August 2016. To no effect.
In the decision to deprive Azamat Baiduyev of international protection, Dr Andrzej Karpiak, the director of the department of refugee proceedings at Poland’s Office for Foreigners, refers to “a definite improvement in the general security situation in Chechnya in recent years”.
Karpiak’s opinion radically contrasts with the latest OSCE document on Chechnya. On the day before Azamat was deported, 15 OSCE countries implemented the so-called “Vienna Mechanism”, expressing “deep concern over serious violations and violations of human rights in Chechnya”. Listing measures taken by the Chechen authorities against citizens, the document mentions “harassment and persecution, arbitrary or unlawful arrest or detention, torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.” Under the Vienna Mechanism, the OSCE has requested explanations from the Russian Federation regarding a number of abuses in the country.
Indeed, experts confirm the deteriorating human rights situation in Chechnya. “The conflict in Chechnya is intensifying,” says Ahmed Gisayev from the Human Rights Analysis Center. “Many people have been kidnapped and lost, completely disappeared. Criminal cases are made against others. For example, in January 2017, Russian authorities seized 200 civilians as hostages, of whom 27 were shot dead. Russian state terror has suppressed Chechnya and the entire North Caucasus. And all this in recent years.”
“In Chechnya, even activists and human rights defenders are the object of fabricated accusations against which the world is powerless,” says Maria Książak, co-founder of the Polish Center for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and expert in the National Prevention Mechanism of Torture. “Oyub Titiyev, the director of Memorial’s Chechnya branch, has been imprisoned on drugs charges for nine months. Earlier, Ruslan Kutayev was sentenced to three years and 10 months in a similarly fabricated drug accusation. Despite the Chechen president’s ban, he dared to commemorate the 1944 Chechen deportation. Kutayev was subject to torture by electric shock, his ribs were broken. I think that only the publicity in this case has led to Azamat being found successfully in custody in Urus Martan.” (source, source)
Before discussing the situation with Baiduyev, it is important to have a basic understanding of the “republics” of the Caucasus mountain region:
Within Russia proper, there are eight of such “republics”: Adygea, Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmykia, Karachay-Cherkessia, and North Ossetia.
In Georgia, there are three: Abkhazia, Ajara, and South Ossetia
In Azerbaijan there are two which she disputes with Armenia over: Nagorno-Karabakh and Nakhchivan.
There is also the greater region in which the Caucasus is situated. Note both maps:
Of the eight republics in Russia, six of them directly share a border with Georgia. One of them, Dagestan, borders both Georgia and Azerbajian. While all of these republics are considered a part of Russia proper, they operate autonomously as separate nations in theoretically the same way that Indian Reservations operate within the United States, that while subject to US law and receiving monies from the government, they are allowed to administer their territory as though they were a separate nation. If one looks at the first map, one will notice that on the border of Russia and Georgia there are more of such republics than actual land mass in Russia proper having the same border. To put this into a “size” and area context, these six republic bordering Georgia and Azerbaijan have a total combined area smaller than all six New England states put together. It is comparable to calling Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont separate nations.
Likewise, note that the part of Russia proper which borders Georgia, Krasnodar Krai, is actually Abkhazia, one of the three quasi-autonomous regions within Georgia, the others being Ajara and South Ossetia. Abkhazia also shares a border with Karachay-Cherkessia.
Two republics within Russia, Dagestan and Kalmykia, both have a border on the western side of the Caspian Sea. Across the sea is Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, and the region of Russia proper bordering the Caspian Sea is known as the Volga basin (sometimes known as the Turanian basin) and is the “gateway” to Central Asia and eventually, the Far East.
Take note as well that on the western part of the map, in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, there is the city of Sochi, where the 2014 winter Olympics were held.
All of these geographic points will become important later.
The Caucasus mountains are a historically contentious area because of their strategic location between the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia/Europe. They are a both a border as well as a gateway between the three regions, and for millenia going back to the days of Noah, countless peoples have resided within and passed through her mountains. It was between this area and the Hindu Kush that Aryan peoples constantly migrated through, with some eventually passing into all parts of Europe.
Modern Caucasian history begins around the year 1555 with the start of Russian expansionism towards Siberia. The Christian Russians came into conflict with the predominately Muslim Caucasian peoples, and eventually subdued them and came to the aid of the Georgians, one of the few Christian peoples in the area. At the time the region was divided between the Persians under the Safavids and Russia’s historical nemesis in the Ottoman Empire, and Russia began the process of exerting her influence in the region against her neighbors. While conflict took place, it was predominately between small groups of Cossacks and Chechens, and overall relations were peaceful and they traded with each other.
The Russian territorial annexation of parts of the Caucasus began after the Russo-Turkish war of 1768, which ended in 1774 with a conclusive Russian victory that granted her control over Kabardino-Charakay and the region that is today North and South Ossetia. As part of the treaty of victory, Russia declared herself protector of the Christians in the region, and she also took Georgia as a vassal state. Ottoman power in the region significantly declined after this war and continued to her eventual annihilation in 1923. The Persian Zand Dynasty was in her last two decades in power and was replaced by the Qajars in 1796.
While the Zands were able to maintain control over the Caucasus and the Qajar Dynasty began with the conquest of Georgia, the Russians declared war on Persia but later recalled it until the death of the Shah in 1801. Following his death, they seized eastern Georgia and three years later in 1804 invaded the Persian breakaway Khanate of Ganja, which like the republics of the Caucasus in Russia today was controlled by Persia but administered as her own territory. The Russian seizure of Ganja started the Russo-Persian War from 1804 to 1813 in which almost all of the remaining Caucasus territory, which was controlled by Persia, went to Russia that included all of the regions in Russia today as well as Georgia, Azerbaijan, and half of Armenia.
Both sides declared the conflict to be a “holy war.” The Russo-Georgian nobleman Pavel Tsitsianov, who orchestrated the seizure of Ganja, wrote to the Khan of Ganja before his invasion saying that Russia was there to do the will of God by saving what Persia had taken from the Georgians:
“The first and main reason for my coming here,” he wrote to him, “is that Ganja, since the time of Queen Tamara, belonged to Georgia and the weakness of the Georgian tsars is torn away from it. The All-Russian empire, having accepted Georgia into its high-power patronage and citizenship, cannot look with indifference for the dissolution of Georgia, and it would be unworthy to leave the Ganja as an asset and part of Georgia in the hands of strangers with the power and dignity of the high-power and God-exalted Russian empire. Having come with the troops to take the city, I, according to the custom of the European and by faith, should not proceed to the shedding of human blood, to offer you the surrender of the city
After such an answer, the Russian troops moved forward and, having mastered the gardens, the city suburb and caravan-shed, separated from the fortress wall by only one esplanade, opened gun fire. Janat Khan defended himself heroically; a month long lasted the siege, five times Tsitsianov renewed demands to surrender the fortress, but all was in vain. “I’ll take the fortress and give you death,” he wrote to the stubborn khan. “You will find me dead on the fortress wall,” Javat replied, and both vowed to fulfill their promises (source)
Around 1810 the Persians had responded by declaring an Islamic “jihad,” but its attempts to rally Persians to continue to fight the Russians did not work, and by 1813 Russia was the clear victor. Just over a decade later Persia attempted to recapture her lost territories from Russia, but her efforts failed and she lost the rest of modern Armenia and the currently disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan of Nakhchevan.
Russia maintained possession of her territories throughout the 19th century in her wars against the Ottomans up through the Armenian Genocide and to the German-backed Communist revolution. The arrival of communism did little to change the status of the Caucasian republics except for naming them as republics within the control of the communists instead of the Russian Empire. The most significant threats to these republics were from Germany, for in the process of transitioning to “communist” republics, some of these same regions declared independence and at which point Germany backed their “independence” against that of Russia.
The biggest change that happened was that Chechnya switched alliances to the Ottoman Empire, so that while officially a part of Russia, she continued to support the Ottomans and oppose the Russians on the basis of a shared Islamic and Caucasian nationalism through which she claimed she was fighting a “jihad” for her freedom. This was the basis of the Circassian wars from 1817 to 1864 that depopulated Cherkessia and eventually culminated in the Russo-Turkish war of 1877. Chechnya was eventually integrated into the USSR but a large portion of her population was deported to Siberia by Stalin in 1944 following the German Nazi occupation of Chechnya as part of Germany’s Operation Blau Campaign to Azerbaijan and the Black Sea to seize the oil in the region.
If you have not read our article on the significance of Azerbaijan and conflict between Germany and Russia, click here to read it
Operation Blau was entirely about oil. As we outlined in our piece on Azerbaijan, the oil sands of Baku are one of the most oil-rich areas of Russia and can be regarded technically as being within the European sphere. This region extends to not only all of the lands that border the Caspian Sea, but the whole land area from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea and going into the Eastern and Southern regions of Ukraine near the Sea of Azov and the Crimean Peninsula.
Top-Secret OSS reports from World War II that have since been declassified and are in the CIA archives demonstrate that German military intelligence believed the entire Turanian depression, known also as the Volga region, was actually filled with untapped oil sources as large as and exceeding that which was being produced at that time in Baku. This was later proven to be true, and the region has since taken on the colloquial name of “Second Baku” because of her petroleum deposits.
While Russia has worked to develop oil holdings in Siberia, the Baku-Caucasus-Volga region remains Russia’s primary source of oil and gas resources. This is demonstrated by a view of a 2013 map showing oil and gas reserves in Russia:
Note the concentration of many resources around and as well as south of the city of Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad.
Volgograd is a major Russian city that sits between the Don and Volga rivers and is the “gateway” to South Russian and the Caucasus. Note its comparative nearby location to the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, which is equivalent to the distance from Boston, MA to Baltimore, MD at about 415 miles.
Any questions about this can be verified from declassfied Russian oil field files produced by the CIA from 1952. These documents show not only the presence of oilfields as far as to Crimea, but railway lines in the region going through the Caucasian republics heading into Ukraine through the Crimean region and passing through the port city of Kertch that separates the Sea of Azov from the Black Sea:
Likewise, one must also remember the distribution of Germanic peoples throughout Europe. Germans are not limited in a historical sense to the territories of and the regions immediately bordering Germany as a modern nations, but penetrate all throughout Europe as separate ethnic groups. Eastern Europe has large areas of Germanic peoples who have maintained their culture for centuries, and sometimes millenia. This Volga region of Russia, as well as the Caucasus region, centuries-old German communities with their own culture and identity that, even with the purges of the Communist government of Russia, has still survived.
These facts are the reason why Hitler was driven by a seeming madness to invade not merely Russia, but that particular region of Russia, and why the Germans were willing to send over half-a-million Wehrmacht soldiers to their deaths at the five-month long Battle of Stalingrad, and why the USSR likewise sent over a million Soviet soldiers to the same fate. The major oil producing regions of Russia was and still is the entire Volga basin and her surrounding territories. Volgograd/Stalingrad is the city that provides in conjunction with the regional geography a natural border that divides this area from the rest of Russia. The Caucasus peoples contained in that area have a long history of fighting against Russia and allying with Turkey and Iran, both of whom happen to be allies of Germany, and with it there is a large, historical German community which resides there.
Hitler’s invasion of the Volga region was not one of whether or not he could have avoided it. To the contrary, it is that Hitler knew he had to take this area if he was going to realize the vision of Germany as the imperial victor over all of Europe because this area has the raw materials necessary that she can seize and use for her benefit while at the same time economically crippling her greatest power rival, which are the Russians. The survival of the Reich depended on this region, and is why World War II was not decided at the Battle of the Bulge or the battles in the Western Europe, but at Stalingrad because the Russian victory at Stalingrad shut off the physical flow of materials necessary to maintain the economic output required to wage war.
Islam: The CIA’s Weapon To Start The Third World War
Germany has a historical pattern of militarism. What she did in the past she is likely to repeat in the future. As such, the conflict in the Caucasus today is an extension of the conflict of the last five centuries. It is not something new or unique, and the same actors involved in the past of Russia, Turkey, Iran, Germany, Britain, and now the Americans are present and have been since the early part of the 20th century as well as the Israelis, who have been there since their inception as a nation in 1948.
Immediately after the fall of the USSR, a series of secessionist movements started throughout Russia, and the Caucasus region was based on her history one with the strongest of such movements, which was rooted in a mixture of regional nationalism based on ethnic divisions, and a dual shared sense of history and religion with Turkey and Iran. Under the banner of Islam, these revolutionary movements would call for “jihad” against the Russians to establish the creation of their own independent Islamic “states.”
The American victory over National Socialist Germany in 1945 marks the historical start of the “Cold War” between the USA and the former USSR. The two former allies became immediate enemies, and while the USSR closed herself off from the world behind the “Iron Curtain” separating East Germany from West Germany and East Berlin from West Berlin, the USA presented herself as the last and strongest “beacon of freedom” able to stand up to the international socialism of the Communist USSR.
It was true that the USSR was spreading international socialism around the world. However, this is only half of the truth. Following her victory, the USA and her UK and French allies immediately assisted with rebuilding Germany and then allying with her to combat the USSR that she fought alongside as a friend scarcely months previously. In order to combat the international socialism of the USSR, the USA and her Western European allies did two things. First, they established a policy of promoting socialism around the world under the same pretenses of the USSR except instead of emphasizing economics and class struggle as the point of contention to bring about revolution, they emphasized racial, national cultural, and even on occasion religious bonds between people if it accorded to the other three points. Second, and in order to prepare for a potential Soviet military invasion of Europe and to establish pockets of resistance within the USSR, they directly funded, armed, and trained paramilitary groups based on nationalism and socialism as a series of covert, “stay-behind” armies that could be called up if necessary to assist with anti-Soviet projects. This program was denied for decades but was later exposed as the codename Operation Gladio, and is at the roots of almost every project that the CIA has been involved in. The overlap between the two is so extensive that it is arguable that the CIA was created for the purpose of implementing the objectives outlined in Gladio.
Operation Gladio was the direct successor of Operation Paperclip, which was a program that began in 1945 and ended by 1957 in which hundreds of intellectuals across diverse fields of study who largely constructed and administered the technical aspects of the German National Socialist war machine were brought over to the USA and given high-paying, high-status jobs in government and later, private industry on the condition they continue their previous research but for the US government. Many of these people were involved in developing and executing the atrocious crimes of the Third Reich such as human experimentation that the world decries, and yet those who went to the Americans almost entirely escaped prosecution for their crimes as they were deemed valuable assets to the government. Operation Paperclip is within itself proof that the US government did not fight against Germany for principle, but because she wanted to ensure that she would be what Germany was attempting to become, which is the dominant power in Europe and the world.
This same philosophy used in Paperclip can be applied to the situation with Islam today. There are many people who have the impression that the US government is or was in a “war on terror,” with the presumption being at war against Islamic terrorist cells throughout the USA and Middle East. However, many of these terrorist cells were direct creation of the US government as part of the same Gladio philosophy. The most famous of these cells was the Taliban, who owes her existence and prominence to Operation Cyclone, which was a US plan created by CIA strategist Michael Vickers in order to draw the USSR into a “Vietnam” style conflict in Afghanistan.
While the US will often speak of the evils of “Nazi Germany” yet she will defend her actions in rescuing the very minds who made said evils possible, so does the US speak out against “terrorism” yet is the chief funder behind many of the same groups that cause terror, such as Boko Haram in Nigeria or the infamous ISIS terrorists who have committed genocide against the Christians of Iraq.
The support of Islam per official US government policy is inseparable from Operation Gladio. This is admitted to in declassified CIA documents from a censored name of a CIA officer who presents a testimony from a Chinese Muslim to Col. David Barrett. The proposal is curiously entitled Proposal to unite the democratic nations and the Islamic world into an anti-communist force with the objective of winning the Third World War in which he proposed that the force of the Islamic world be united to fight “communism” :
Notice that throughout these documents the proposal is not only that the US government back Islam and Islamic movements throughout the world at taxpayer expense, but that there is an expectation of an inevitable third world war involving Russia against a united US-Muslim coalition.
Since the 19th century at least, Western Europe and later, the Americans have attempted to use Islamic populations as a proxy army against the Russians. This is part of a larger historical trend that because Islam is a religion which deadens the mind and the senses, replacing piety and thought with blind faith, it makes it ideal for political manipulation in the hands of a government wanting to control her people. In the Western context, the UK and later, Germany, began promoting the religio-racial union of Turkic peoples in order to cause both external and internal chaos within Russia to prevent her from expanding her influence. This is called pan-Turanism or sometimes pan-Turkism, as it is a contemporary movement based on the past history of these and related peoples from the Turanian basin cultures out of which they came.
Russia has always had a large concentration of Turkic peoples, and given the US rivalry against Russia and how encouraging Turkism has worked in the past to bring about instability within Rusia, it must be expected it would be used again. This has already been proven with the Operation Gladio sub-program in which Germany and the USA built the Turkish military into now the 8th most powerful military in the world. However, arming Turkey is only one part of this plan and represents an “external” approach to Russia, as the other part would naturally involve starting internal revolts using the same Turkic groups. Even during the Second World War, pan-Turkism was used by the Nazis to incense anti-Russian sentiments as they moved into the Caucasus:
Although Turkey was officially neutral during the Second World War, and in order to side with the winners only in 1945 declared war on Germany, the support for Hitler and Mussolini was strong among the nationalists of the Pan-Turkism movement. Under the influence of racial theories of the fascist movement in Germany Pan-Turkism increasingly emphasised the common racial ties of the Turkish people and preached a doctrine of racial superiority. 1 The German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 was openly greeted with enthusiasm by the Pan-Turkism movement. And in 1942, anticipating the fall of Stalingrad, Pan-Turkism organisations concentrated troops on the Caucasian border in order to take advantage of the fall of the Soviet Union. 2 The disappointment was widespread when instead of collapsing the Soviet Union emerged as a victor from the Second World War. But when half-a-century later the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Pan-Turkism organisations saw to it that a regime supporting the idea of Pan-Turkism was installed in Azerbaijan on Turkey’s eastern boarder. (source)
A review of declassified documents prove that immediately after World War II, The USA was promoting and looking for ways to promote pan-Turanism, thus directly continuing both the 19th century anti-Russian policies of the British and most relevantly, the German National Socialist policy towards Russia during the Second World War. Just as a politician who claims he will act differently in his political aims than his predecessor but upon receiving power continues the same policies he so ardently criticized, so did the USA act in the same way towards the USSR, noting the hatred of the Caucasian people for the Russians, particularly those of Chechnya and Dagestan, and directing that towards the communist party in 1949:
A proposal from an undated CIA document (based on its style and a reference to the recent implementation of the Virgin Lands Program it is from the mid-1950s but no later than 1961) says that the USSR systematically worked to “Russify” the Central Asian lands in order to prevent a return of Pan-Turkic sentiments that could be used to solidify a revolt:
A 1974 document discusses intensive research into the Turkic peoples of Russia, noting how Russia continually watches them, and ways that the US government could communicate propaganda to them covertly and using extra-governmental means:
In the final years of the Soviet Union, the USA wrote in 1986 that in addition to her “permanent ties with Israel,” the USA wanted to use the “fear” and “trouble” that Islam causes in Russia to support US policy objectives, She also notes that the USA will support Islam and that support of Pakistan can be used to demonstrate support for Islam:
Such documents are proof of how American foreign policy has never been against Islam as it never has been for Christianity. Rather, past behavior and available documentation shows that America operates on a policy of strict secularism bordering on darwinian philosophy, seeing different religions as a tool used to manipulate the masses of either the USA or other nations and to support or oppose desired policies, and then once said objectives are realize or change, to abandon or turn against the very groups that were supported or opposed. While other nations, such as Russia or Germany, will act with grave license, many times their actions are rooted in deep historical and cultural contexts going back thousands of years and bind themselves by traditions or principles they hold sacred and are not to be violated. The USA has neither the history, context, or philosophical binds of cultural and belief to restrain her, and that which she does hold sacred is power over another. Such is that she may claim principles but immediately will act as if she possesses none, and the reason is because she does not, as she operates from the ends of the realization of power in the moment and how to achieve it regardless of who is affected.
The Breakup Of The USSR, Dudayev, and Nationalism To The First Chechen War
The historical end of the Soviet Union started with the fall of the Berlin wall until the final end of the USSR as a formal entity on Christmas Day, 1991. In light of the impending fall of the USSR, in 1989 the Soviets granted autonomy to Chechnya and appointed Doku Zavgayev as the first secretary of the newly reformed Chechen-Inguish ASSR. Scarcely a year later in 1991, a socialist “revolutionary” group named the All-National Council of Chechen People under the leadership of Dzhokar Dudayev overthrew Zavgayev and declared absolute independence from Russia as an Islamic state named the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Dudayev reigned until his death in 1996, when he was assassinated by the Russians, and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria remained in a state of contention with Russia, going through two wars until Chechnya was fully brought into the control of Russia in 2003 and solidified in 2007 under Ramazan Kadyrov, who is a regular in Moscow with Putin.
The Russian government immediately opposed the formation of Ichkeria and President Yeltsin sent troops in but was forced to withdraw as he could not control the area. At the same time, Zviad Gamsakhuria, a Georgian nationalist known for his anti-communist views and organizing of protests in his native Georgia who rose to fame beginning in 1989 and seemingly out of almost nothing, seized power of the Georgian presidency in 1991. This came less than a year after the USSR granted South Ossetia autonomy within Georgia, as both areas were still part of the USSR. An internal war ensued and Gamsakhurdia was offered asylum by Chechen Republic of Ichkeria President Dudayev but was eventually overthrown and killed by fellow Georgian nationalist Tengiz Kitovani and the Mkhedroni nationalists, and Eduard Shevardnazde was installed as the Second President of Georgia and reigned until 2003.
Shevardnazde was a supporter of the USA and NATO and officially requested to make Georgia a NATO member 2002. Five years after his Presidency ended, in 2008 he said that Georgia “must” be made a member of NATO to prevent her from being a “Russian colony” as she was for the last two centuries;
“Georgia has no other choice … People have understood that if it is Georgia today (attacked by Russian forces) then tomorrow it could be Poland or the Czech Republic,” Shevardnadze told Reuters in an interview at his hillside villa near Tbilisi.
“Georgia was a Russian colony for more than 200 years … But this is the 21st century, the time for colonies is over. Georgia now has the strong support of the outside world.” (source)
Returning to the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, two wars then ensued in the nation. The First Chechen War was from December 1994 to August 1996, and involved the Chechens with the help of foreign Islamic terrorist fighters and Ukrainian nationalists.
As noted earlier, during the 1980s, the CIA engaged in what was at the time the largest ever of its covert operations. The plan was to fund Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan, train them, provide them with weapons, and use them to drag the Soviet Union into a “Vietnam-style” situation to exhaust their resources and morale. While Islamic terrorist groups always existed in the Caucasus region and were tied to the historical resistance against the Russians using Islam as a level for political influence, the Arab Mujahideen appeared out of nothing to give direct support to the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria resistance movement. It became even more suspicious when they were joined by Stepan Bandera’s Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, which is a known National Socialist Organization in Ukraine that supports genocide in the name of racialism against the Polish people and is one of the many national socialist groups linked to the Gladio program. To that, it is naturally suspect that Ukrainian nationalists, who would murder their neighboring Slavic kin in the name of nationalism, would go to support a Muslim people of a different ethnic background’s own national endeavors, unless the two were linked somehow.
If one suspected that the First Chechen war was an extension of Operation Gladio, this only reconfirmed herself in 2014 with the Ukrainian Civil war that is still going on today. During the war, which was being waged by Ukrainian nationalists against Russia, the nationalists were joined by Islamic fighters from Chechnya in their own battalion named the “Dzhokar Dudayev Battalion”:
Dzhokhar Dudayev Battalion, originally named “Chechen battalion”, it was set up in March 2014. It was later named after Chechnya’s first president and insurgent leader Dzhokhar Dudayev and it is based in Novomoskovsk in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. As of late May 2015, the unit is in the process of being legalized as part of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. Its Ukrainian members will join the Zoloti Borota Battalion, while its foreign members are expected to join army units under a bill enabling foreign fighters to get Ukrainian citizenship. Most of the members are ethnic Ukrainians, but there are also Chechens from European countries as well as from Chechnya and it also includes other Muslims like Azeris, Ingush and Tatars, as well as Georgians. The battalion “views the war as part of a broader struggle against Russian imperialism and the Kadyrov regime”. The battalion specializes in subversion and countering the subversive groups. (source)
Because of Ukraine’s proximity to Turkey, as the two are separated merely by the Black Sea, Ukraine was for centuries under the rule or threat of the Ottomans, who routinely raided Ukraine for resources or human slaves for the Ottoman harems. The Crimean Peninsula was historically a center of Ottoman activity as it was administered by the Crimean Tartars who also fought Islamic wars against Russia and Ukraine and on behalf of the Turks. If Ukraine really is fighting a war in the name of preserving their “national identity,” it does not make sense they would allow large numbers of Chechens, a Muslim people with a history of allying with Turkey, to fight in their military as it could give Turkey a justification to enter into Ukrainian territory.
However, in the context of Operation Gladio it makes complete sense because Turkey is one of the chief partners of the US and German operations against Russia, who also support smaller Islamic terrorist groups as well as the Ukrainian rebels. To bring the Islamic movements of the Caucasus into Ukraine to back the rebels there is the same as one store sending employees to work at another store because there is a staff shortage.
Oil Policy And The Second Chechen War
In 2015 Chechen President Ramazan Kadyrov said in an interview with the Moscow Times that there is as much oil perhaps in Chechnya as in all of Saudi Arabia:
The Russian republic of Chechnya has as much oil as Saudi Arabia, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said in an interview published Thursday, adding that the only reason the region has failed to capitalize on these hypothetically vast resources is chronic underinvestment.
“Maybe I am revealing a secret, but we have a lot of oil. Our elders say we have no less than Saudi Arabia,” Kadyrov said an interview with the Interfax news agency. (source)
His statement may not be an exaggeration, as US oil estimates based on captured German intelligence from World War II and later researched by the CIA show this along with her neighbors to be one of the most oil-rich areas of Russia and also one of the most contentious,
The First Chechen war was a successful attempt by the US and NATO to divide Chechnya from Russia. However, having become her own nation, Chechnya now needed to build up her economy. In London, Chechen representatives met with Jewish billionaire and admitted “Euroskeptic” James Goldsmith prepared to invest into drilling in the small Caucasus nation with his company, Transcaucasus Energy Company:
It seems a very long time since I was in Chechnya before the war in 1994 and first met a quiet Chechen commander called Maskhadov in a dark little office in Grozny’s now destroyed presidential palace. “I remember us meeting,” he says. “But I cannot believe so much has happened since. We must rebuild and we must attract investment.”
This is where the Goldsmiths come in. If half of the president’s visit is for public relations purposes, the other is to clinch deals to reconstruct Grozny, to invest in Chechen oil and create a viable economy. That is why, behind all the razzmatazz, the president is being guided into the British Establishment by the lieutenants of the Referendum party – McAlpine and Patrick Robertson, Goldsmith’s former PR impresario, who are the co-ordinators of this visit.
“Chechnya,” explains Maskhadov, “is at the heart of the Caucasus, close to the vast oil reserves in the Caspian, crossed by oil pipelines, near the Silk Road.” (source)
The Transcaucasus Energy company was formed in 1998, on the eve of the Second Chechen War, and was dissolved in November 2003, eight months after Chechnya formed a new constitution that firmly established herself as a vassal of Russia.
Chechnya was still in a state of destruction from the previous war and was unable to rebuild herself. Crime was rampant and her infrastructure remained underdeveloped. Russia, who was not about to allow a territory she controlled for centuries to be given over to what is nothing less than vassalage to and orchestrated for NATO, prepared to go to war and did so in 1999, as former Russian Prime Minster Sergei Stepashin said in a January 2000 interview while the Second Chechen War was still taking place:
With regard to Chechnya I can say the following. The plan of active actions in this republic was developed since March. And we planned to go to the Terek in August-September. So it would have happened, even if there were no explosions in Moscow. I actively conducted work to strengthen the borders with Chechnya, preparing for an active offensive. So, Vladimir Putin has not discovered anything new here. You can ask about it yourself. He was at that time the director of the FSB and had all the information. I have always been a supporter of a strong and tough policy in Chechnya. But I would have thought well if it was worthwhile to cross the Terek and go further south. (source)
The Second Chechen War began with the Russian invasion of Dagestan in August 1999. Islamic fighters, many from the same units who fought in the First Chechen War, traveled from Chechnya to fight. The war was over by May 2000 and between 25 to 50 thousand Chechens and Caucasians were regarded as dead or missing, in comparison with 5200 Russians.
Support and Opposition To Terrorism At The Same Time For Railway Lines
Given the persistent development issues with Chechnya and the now rebuilding strength of the Russian military following her formal transition from the USSR, Chechnya was poorly prepared to fight and win a war. In response, the Chechens proclaimed a jihad that started during the war and continued for about ten years after. Most of the incidents were terrorist attacks against Russian soldiers and civilian targets that included suicide bombings, bombing of apartment buildings where soldiers families were staying throughout Russia, and the infamous Dagestan massacre that was one of the first videos of Islamic terrorist beheading people, and arguably the first of such videos that went mainstream on the Internet. It was entitled Чечлеар (“Chechlear”) and was from September 1999, showing the murder of one of six Russian soldiers by having his throat cut open with a short knife in exactly the same style of execution as that used by ISIS.
Beginning the year before the pro-Russia Kadyrov ascended to power, Human Rights Watch published a 2006 report criticizing Kadyrov for “human rights abuses” in Chechnya. Five years later in 2011, Human Rights Watch again criticized Chechnya for implementing Islamic law and for allowing some of the natural abuses that come from Islamic law (source, source). Islam was again brought in for criticism starting in 2017 when Chechnya was accused of allowing, in the name of Islamic piety, “throwing gays off of roof tops” and Russia was not doing anything about it even in spite of questionable evidence on which to base said claims. To this, one should note that in 2002, two years after the end of the Second Chechen war, one year after September 11, and one year before the formation of the Chechen constitution, the USA began broadcasting in Chechen as well as other local languages in support of Aslan Maskhadov, who was one of the Ichkerian rebel leaders in both Chechen wars.
Likewise on September 8th, 2004, one week following the Beslan Massacre, Richard Pipes wrote an editorial in favor of Chechen independence from Russia:
“Unfortunately, Russia’s leaders, and to some extent the populace, are loath to grant them independence – in part because of a patrimonial mentality that inhibits them from surrendering any territory that was ever part of the Russian homeland, and in part because they fear that granting the Chechens sovereignty would lead to a greater unraveling of their federation.” (source)
Richard Pipes, the father of “counter-jihadist” Daniel Pipes, has backed Islamic terrorism before, such as with arming the Afghan mujahideen as well as other Islamic groups in Siberia and Central Asia to destabilize the Soviet Union.
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As one can see, the Chechen conflict, while Islam plays a role in it, is but a stage for a proxy war between Russia and NATO over access to oil resources. The support or opposition to Islamic terrorism does not matter so long as the nation is made “friendly” to Western interests, which is securing oil access through the Caspian Sea.
Refer back to the drawings earlier of the oil fields and railway lines. Shoebat.com has written about the pipelines before- you can click here and here and here to read them if you have not- because these are the real focus.
Make no mistake, Germany is preparing for a third attempt to invade the Caucasus region just as she did in the First and Second World Wars. She wants to secure oil access through Turkey first by a series of multiple pipelines because given the history of that region, it is either fight proxy wars now to secure access in advance, or invade and face a Battle of Stalingrad scenario again, and she does not want to face the latter.
The Decline of Russia project- which you can read more about by clicking here- notes that Russia is in a state of decline and is trying to keep her territories under control. This is why the US and NATO is trying to stir up Islamic sentiments while at the same time claiming to oppose them, because she really does not care about Islam, but about using Islam, either by supporting or opposing it, in order to undermine Russian interests and eventually try to break up the nation into a series of warring republics. The Caucasus regions, and especially regions such as Chechnya with a rebellious history, are first to be targeted because of their oil resources.
This is also the reason why the War in Ukraine is so important, because in order to get to Russia, pipelines either have to to through Turkey or through Ukraine. For every move that NATO makes in the Caucasus by backing one separatist republic, Russia makes another by backing a different republic. It is also the reason why Russia, as mentioned earlier, held the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi- because that city is in the Caucasus right near the Georgian border, and it was a statement by Russia to all of the world and especially, to NATO that the Caucasus is Russian territory and will always be Russian territory.
How Baiduyev Fits In
Baiduyev was a direct blood relative of the Dudayev family that was part of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria rebellion. Baiduyev fled to Poland because like Russia, Poland is a slavic nation with a similar culture but most importantly, is both an enemy of Russia and is an admitted base of CIA operations against Russia, including for the torture of prisoners. It is why the US military has been placing military bases and major weapons depots in Poland, because it is preparation for her coming war with Russia. He came in 2007 because that was the year that Kadyrov came to power and marked the greatest period of stability in Chechnya since the breakup of the USSR in 1991.
The exact reason why, ten years later, Baiduyev was deported remains a mystery. It could have been a prisoner swap, or that he was plotting a revolution, or that he just made somebody angry and he wanted him gone. However, it is clear that Baiduyev’s case was anything but that of a “human rights” violation, and to call it such would be an insulting joke because his family was part of an extensive military covert operation that killed thousands of people and resulted in the deaths of thousands more strictly for the darwinian political objective of finding a justification to steal Russia’s oil in preparation for the resurrection of a Fourth Reich that will undoubtedly result in the death of hundreds of millions, if not billions of people.
TO BE CONTINUED