How A 1999 "Russian" Bombing Led To Putin's Rise To Power

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    when putler will take be arrested for this terrible crime ?




    "David Satter is a US journalist who spent decades covering Russian politics before he was expelled from the country after claiming that President Putin and the FSB may have been involved with the deadly Russia apartment bombings in 1999. We talked to Satter about the bombings at PutinCon, a summit organized by the Human Rights Foundation that gathered together some of Putin's biggest critics. Following is a transcript of the video. David Satter: You had to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to see what was going on. And in particular, you had to be willfully ignorant if you didn't see the implications of the Ryazan incident. David Satter is a US journalist and expert on Russian politics. He was expelled from Russia after claiming that Putin and the FSB were behind the apartment bombings Satter: In the summer of 1999 the approval rating of former President Yeltsin was 2%. There appeared to be no chance whatever that Putin, who was designated by Yeltsin as his successor could possibly become the next Russian president. The apartment bombings changed everything. It was said after those buildings went up that now we're living in a completely different country. More than 200 people were killed in the September bombings. Russia blamed Chechen militants, triggering the second Chechen War. Satter: Putin came forward as the savior of the country. He was put in charge of a war in Chechnya. The bombings were blamed on Chechens without any evidence whatsoever, and as a result of the successful prosecution of that war, against all odds he was elected the next Russian president. The apartment bombings appear to be the keystone of a plot to confuse Russian public opinion, to create terror, to distract the Russian public, to redirect their anger away from the corruption that had flourished under Yeltsin, and toward the Chechens who had had for a number of years a semi-independent government in Chechnya and in that way create the conditions for the Russian people to vote in what they absolutely consciously did not want, which was a successor to Yeltsin who would protect Yeltsin. There was an enormous amount of material in the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta which pointed to the possibility and in fact to the likelihood that the authorities themselves blew up those buildings. At the same time a fifth bomb was discovered in the basement of an apartment building in Ryazan, which is a city southeast of Moscow. And I went to Ryazan after the bomb was discovered and diffused to talk to local residents and it was clear from those conversations that what took place was a genuine attempt to blow up a fifth building. The authorities said that this was only a training exercise, but it was nothing of the kind. And what was most important was that three persons were arrested for putting a bomb in a building in Ryazan. They turned out to be not Chechens, not terrorists in the usual sense, but rather agents of the Federal Securities Service which is the FSB. I asked for documents from the CIA from the FBI, from the directorate of national intelligence from the state department. I got very, very little that was of any use. But I did get a few documents from the state department which indicated that their sources of information were telling them that the apartment bombings were extremely suspicious. You had to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to see what was going on. And in particular you had to be willfully ignorant if you didn't see the implications of the Ryazan incident in which three FSB agents were arrested for putting a fifth bomb in a building, even though the bomb didn't go off it was a live bomb. What was it doing in the basement of an apartment building?"
     
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    David Satter, Kevin Klose, Carl Gershman, Robert Amsterdam, and Charles Davidson discuss Satter's book on Putin and the FSB's role in the 1999 apartment bombings.
     
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    Our resident Russians don't like to talk about the Moscow apartment bombings.
     
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    i know, even zhyrik (KGB snitch, fascist , anti - democratic provocateur) get scarred

     
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    And there's that TV show, that was a key moment. Years later, Putler got to control just about all TV channels.
     
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    and killing many many journalists on the way

     
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    Whatever Putin is accused of is chump change compared to a U.S. president who was literally caught with his pants down in the Oval Office and decided to bomb a defenseless country in Europe the same year. Is it possible that the CIA was behind the "Ryazin incident" to deflect Russia's attention from Yugoslavia? Stranger things have happened.
     
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    No, it was Putin.
     
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    when a political entity that calls itself "the human rights foundation" (part of the U.N.?) arranges a summit by "Putin's biggest critics" what do you think they would come up with?

    Come up with? Poor Putin got framed, just because you don't like that organization?

    When you factor in the CIA's world class failure of 9-11 it's possible that they were busy working in partnership with Putin to keep Russia from defending Yugoslavia

    The CIA failed, so they bombed Moscow 2 years earlier?

    You're not making any sense.
     
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