CHEVRON OIL AND THE
BOMBINGS IN MOSCOW'S SUBWAYS

A woman reacts as police officers help her in front of the exit of the Lubyanka metro station in Moscow following an explosion in the subway system during morning rush-hour.

The recent bombings in Moscow's subway system are not isolated events for which ordinary Americans should have little concern; they are in fact the BLOODY result of a very dangerous game that America's oil elites and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been pressing against Russia in the Caucasus Mountains for the past fifteen years: They have been attempting to drive Russia out of the Caucasus and the land immediately adjacent to the northwest corner of the Caspian Sea and capture its HUGE oil and gas riches for themselves.

Many Americans might naively (and selfishly) think that the risk is worth it, after all, cheap oil is what makes the American life-style possible; but the "game" that is "afoot" in the Caucasus is not about preserving cheap gas for American consumers, but investor profits that are flowing very specifically and directly into the hands of an extremely small number of elite American (and to a lesser degree, Dutch, British and other Western) investors who control the world's oil conglomerates and consortiums that are the principle players in the Caucasus and Central Asia - Shell, BP, Chevron, EXXON, Mobile, etc.

The "foot soldiers" that the oil elites have enlisted in their effort to push Russia out of the Caucasus are the Islamic Fundamentalists; specifically, the Islamic rebels in Chechnya. They are being used as cannon fodder in the effort by the oil elites to grab the wealth of the Caspian basin, "and to hell with all the people who get killed" AND THAT INCLUDES BOTH THE CHECHEN REBELS AND INNOCENT SUBWAY RIDERS IN MOSCOW.

Map to the left shows the nations bordering the oil rich Caspian Sea area; they include Russia, and the newly independent states of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Georgia and Azerbaijan - all recently acquired and duly subservient "client-states" in the American Empire; also, Iran. The map on the right shows the area that America's oil elites are trying to wrest from Russia, specifically, Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan.

[We URGE you to see our article, "The Caucasus Mountains, Gog, Magog and Chevron Oil;" also our article, "The Elite's Explanation of What's Happening in Chechnya;" finally, please see our article, "The Truth about What's Happening in the Republic of Georgia."]

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Moscow Metro bombings: Insecurity in
Chechnya, N. Caucasus, comes to Moscow

By Fred Weir

Officials blamed today's twin Moscow Metro bombings, which struck near the FSB security service and a major state-run media outlet, on two female suicide bombers from the N. Caucasus.

Suicide bombers struck two stations in Moscow's crowded Metro less than an hour apart Monday morning, killing at least 37 people and injuring 73, and bringing Russia's seething northern Caucasus directly to the Kremlin's doorstep.

The first bomb, equivalent to about four kilograms (8.8 pounds) of TNT, exploded at the height of morning rush hour and killed at least 25 people inside a train that had just pulled into the Lubyanka station, which is a two-minute walk from Red Square and located beside the headquarters of Russia's FSB security service, the former KGB. The second, smaller explosion, 45 minutes later on the same line, hit a train at Park Kultury, just across the street from a huge complex that houses the Kremlin news agency RIA-Novosti and the state-run English-language satellite network Russia Today.

An FSB spokesperson told journalists that "according to preliminary information, both blasts were carried out by female suicide bombers," who brought explosives onto crowded Metro carriages and set them off in what appears to have been a carefully planned and coordinated series of attacks. President Dmitri Medvedev pledged to step up security in the Russian capital and to expand the security crackdown in the turbulent north Caucasus, which is the almost certain source of the threat.

"We will continue the operation against terrorists without hesitation and to the end," Mr. Medvedev said in televised remarks after the tragedy. "It is difficult to prevent such terrorist attacks and to provide security on transport," such as Moscow's sprawling and overcrowded Metro system, he said. "It is necessary to tighten what we do, to look at the problem on a national scale, not only relating to a certain populated area but on a national scale. Obviously, what we have done before is not enough," he added.

Security experts offer cautious praise for Russian authorities who appear to have avoided mass panic with a quick and competent response that contrasts sharply with clumsy reactions to previous terrorist strikes in downtown Moscow early in the past decade. The areas were quickly cordoned off by police and thousands of shaken and frightened survivors evacuated from the stations which are among the deepest in the city in an orderly fashion, and helicopters were brought into the paralyzed city center to extricate the wounded.

"There is no mistaking the symbolism of the targets; first the security services and then the main center of state journalism," says Alexei Mukhin, director of the independent Center for Political Information in Moscow, whose own office is at Park Kultury. "The people who ordered these attacks were acting on a carefully thought-out plan." Viktor Ilyukhin, deputy chair of the State Duma security committee, says the attacks are almost certainly the result of deteriorating security conditions in the northern Caucasus, Russia's mainly-Muslim southern flank where a growing extremist insurgency has been spreading, largely below the world's radar screen, for the past couple of years.

"The terrorists are aiming at destabilization, their goal is the frighten the population," says Mr. Ilyukhin. "They also want to take revenge for the actions of the security forces against them, for the arrests and liquidations of their leaders," in the north Caucasus region, which includes the turbulent republics of Dagestan, Chechnya and Ingushetia, he says.

Violence in the north Caucasus has been spiking in recent weeks, including half a dozen bombings in Dagestan this month alone and two attacks by Ingush insurgents against local officials, most of which is scarcely reported even in the Russian media.

"Things have been growing worse in the north Caucasus lately, but this is really the continuation of a threat we've been experiencing for the past 11 years," says Yulia Latynina, an investigative journalist who closely follows security issues. Ms. Latynina says the female suicide bombers, who call themselves shakhidy, or martyrs, but have been dubbed "black widows" by Russian security forces, are an increasingly favorite tool of the insurgents.

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The following is a timeline of big attacks on Russian soil over recent years:

  • 1994-1996 - Tens of thousands of people are killed in the first Chechen war.
  • June 1995 - Chechen rebels seize hundreds of hostages in a hospital in the southern Russian town of Budennovsk. More than 100 people are killed during the rebel assault and a botched Russian commando raid.
  • Jan 1996 - Chechen fighters take hundreds hostage in a hospital at Kizlyar in Dagestan, then move them by bus to Pervomaiskoye on the Chechen border. Most rebels escape but many hostages are killed when Russian forces attempt a rescue.
  • Sept 1999 - Bombs destroy apartment blocks in Moscow, Buynaksk and Volgodonsk. More than 200 people are killed. Moscow blames Chechens who in turn blame Russian secret services.
  • Aug-Sept 1999 - Hundreds of Russian soldiers killed battling Chechen militants in the mountains of Dagestan. The second Chechen war begins and Russia bombs Chechnya. Tens of thousands are killed in the war. Russia re-establishes direct rule in 2000.
  • Oct 23-26, 2002 - 129 hostages and 41 Chechen guerrillas are killed when Russian troops storm a Moscow theatre where rebels had taken 700 people captive three days earlier. Most of the hostages are killed by gas used to knock out the Chechens.
  • July 5, 2003 - Two women suicide bombers kill 15 other people when they blow themselves up at an open-air rock festival at Moscow's Tushino airfield. Sixty are injured.
  • Aug 1, 2003 - A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives blows up a military hospital at Mozdok in North Ossetia bordering Chechnya. The blast kills at least 50.
  • Dec 5, 2003 - An explosion tears through a morning commuter train just outside Yessentuki station in Russia's southern fringe. Forty-six people are killed and 160 injured.
  • Dec 9, 2003 - A suicide bomber kills five other people near the Kremlin. At least 13 people are wounded.
  • Feb 6, 2004 - A suicide bombing kills at least 39 people and wounds more than 100 on an underground train in Moscow.
  • May 9, 2004 - Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a bomb blast in Grozny.
  • June 22, 2004 - Rebels seize an interior ministry building in Ingushetia, near Chechnya, and attack other points in lightning attacks. At least 92 people are killed including the acting regional interior minister, Abukar Kostoyev.
  • Aug 24, 2004 - Two Russian passenger planes are blown up almost simultaneously, killing 90 people. One Tu-134, flying to Volgograd, goes down south of Moscow. Moments later a Tu-154 bound for Sochi crashes near Rostov-on-Don.
  • Aug 31, 2004 - A suicide bomb attack in central Moscow kills 10 people and injures 51.
  • Sept 1-3, 2004 - 331 hostages - half of them children - die in a chaotic storming of School No.1 in Beslan, after it is seized by rebels demanding Chechen independence.
  • Oct 13, 2005 - Up to 100 rebels attack key security points in Nalchik, main city of the Muslim Kabardino-Balkaria region. Twelve local residents are killed as well as 12 police. Twenty fighters are killed and 12 are seized by security forces.
  • Feb 10, 2006 - Seven Russian policemen and 12 gunmen are killed when special forces storm houses to fight rebels holed up in a village in the Stavropol region of southern Russia.
  • Aug 21, 2006 - A bomb kills 10 people in a Moscow suburban market.
  • April 27, 2007 - A Russian helicopter is shot down in Chechnya, killing 18 people.
  • Aug 13, 2007 - A bomb derails the Nevsky Express between Moscow and St Petersburg, injuring 60 people.
  • Aug 31, 2007 - A bomb on a bus in the Southern Russian city of Togliatti kills eight and injures 50 during the rush hour.
  • June 22, 2009 - Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov is seriously injured when a suicide bomber detonates explosives beside his car. He later recovers and returns to work.
  • Aug 17, 2009 - A suicide bomber drives a truck into the gates of the main police station in Nazran, the largest city in Ingushetia, killing 20 people and wounding 138 others.
  • Nov 27, 2009 - A bomb blast derails the Nevsky Express with about 700 people on board. At least 26 people are killed and 100 injured.
  • Jan 6, 2010 - At least seven policemen are killed and 20 more injured in Dagestan when a suicide bomber detonates a car packed with explosives at a traffic police depot.
  • March 29, 2010 - At least two blasts strike Moscow metro stations during rush hour, killing 34 people and wounding 18.

[Again, we URGE you to see our article, "The Caucasus Mountains, Gog, Magog and Chevron Oil;" also our article, "The Elite's Explanation of What's Happening in Chechnya;" finally, please see our article, "The Truth about What's Happening in the Republic of Georgia."]

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