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The Saker provides a one minute video with translation of Putin explaining two years ago the Russian government’s concern that an overseas entity would use a false flag assassination within Russia in order to create an “involuntary martyr” that the Western media would use to demonize Russia.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41124.htm

According to this report by The Saker, http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-boris-nemtsov-assassination-russias-non-system-opposition-refuses-to-blame-the-kremlin/5434206 , the Washington-financed Russian opposition has not, as Washington hoped it would, joined the Western anti-Putin media campaign. Possibly the Washington-financed Russian NGOs have wised up from observing events in Ukraine. In place of “more democracy,” they got a Washington stooge government squandering Ukraine’s last cent on a losing war.

The most likely explanation of Nemtsov’s murder is that the CIA decided, as Nemtsov was completely marginalized as an opposition politician with 5% as against Putin’s 85%, that Nemtsov was worth more dead than alive. But the ploy, if that is what it is, has not worked inside Russia.

Part of the circumstantial evidence that Nemtsov’s murder was a CIA tactic to destabilize Russia is the orchestrated US media. The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the rest of the presstitutes were ready on cue with reports insinuating that Putin was responsible. Stephen Lendman has done a good job tracking the US media’s unquestioning adherence to Washington’s propaganda line. http://sjlendman.blogspot.com

On February 28 NPR’s report consisted of a sound bite from a dissident Russian in exile who implied that Nemtsov was actually a rival to Putin with the population split between the two and that Putin eliminated his rival. No counterview to this abject nonsense was offered. At one time NPR was an alternative voice. Today NPR belongs to the Republican Party and the corporations whose advertising revenues are larger than listener donations.

If the Russian investigation discovers CIA involvement, the Russian government will keep it quiet. The audacity of Washington murdering a washed-up Russian politician in order to blame the Russian government bespeaks of war. Putin, unlike Washington, does not want war. If the culprit(s) is not found, it will look like a coverup. So someone has to be blamed. The Russian police have already suggested that possibly the key to the murder is the attractive young woman with Nemtsov when he was shot down. Nemtsov might have been trespassing on the property of a dangerous man, possibly a member of the Russian mafia.

Like everything else that happens, Americans will be given by the presstitutes an explanation that coincides with the interests of Washington. All who rely on the US media will never know why Nemtsov was murdered, or anything else for that matter.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Harold says:

    Putin explaining two years ago the Russian government’s concern that an overseas entity would use a false flag assassination within Russia in order to create an “involuntary martyr”

    Cunning. I suspect someone might kill one of my rivals, you know, to put the blame on me. Holy &*%$! Someone has killed one of my rivals. Remember how I said someone else might do that?

  2. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Harold

    You are reading selectively, and jumping to wrong conclusions. If you had comprehended the meaning of “Nemtsov was completely marginalized as an opposition politician with 5% as against Putin’s 85%” you would not be claiming he was Putin’s rival. He was not – in any real sense of the word.

    • Replies: @Harold
  3. bossel says:

    The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the rest of the presstitutes were ready on cue with reports insinuating that Putin was responsible.

    & our little russtitute was ready on cue insinuating that it was the evil USA’s doing after all. What a surprise…

    • Replies: @Realist
  4. The hit would be laundered no matter who was behind it. This almost certainly is not Putin’s people, even if they were so inclined, a murder is counter-productive precisely for reasons of opponents propaganda opportunities. If they viewed Nemtsov as a threat, they’d find some dirt on him related to his Yeltsen era activities and send him to jail. What the broader public fails to understand is, and this could include people like Nemtsov who might have actually have believed the USA was his friend, the cynicism behind political murders is nearly beyond an ordinary mortal’s grasp. I’ll use the example of a so-called ‘contra’ during the anti-Sandinista movement in Nicaragua’s upheaval. On the Costa Rica border there was a group led by a former Sandinista who was problematic for the CIA, Eden Pastora, and they tried to kill him with bomb blamed on Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas in Managua. They wanted him out of the way because he could not be manipulated by the Americans. There could be a parallel drawn with the Russian opposition. In the cold calculation of who might be ‘chosen’ or ‘disposed of’ in any projection towards an end game, there will be profiles of the opposition. Anyone who profiles as unfavorable to the larger agenda, for instance a high profile but marginal personality like Nemtsov, who has little chance of success, or anyone not prone to manipulation, would be considered more useful dead to the western democracies agenda with blame pinned on, in this case, Putin. But it will be hard to trace the actual perpetrators on account of intelligence agency model of laundering political killings. For instance the Israelis in the past have hired PLO teams to make hits on targets tangential or unrelated to the Palestinian conflict; this is accomplished, example given, by Mossad posing as mafia proposing a very hefty hit fee, a business contract groups like Adu Nidal would not turn down the from the (masked) Israelis simply for reasons of economics. This is likely why Swedish prime minister Olaf Palme’s assassination has never been solved. Related to this, former Israeli intelligence operative Ari Ben-Menache’s 25 year old work, The Profits of War, is highly relevant to this day:

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2015/02/24/profits-of-war/

    As counter-intuitive as it might seem, the higher profile Russian opposition figures should consider asking Putin’s people to provide their security.

    • Replies: @Kiza
  5. Realist says:
    @bossel

    “….was ready on cue insinuating that it was the evil USA’s doing after all. ”

    Not too far-fetched after all the crap this country has pulled over the decades.

  6. Putin has been placed under a microscope, like an ant under a magnifying glass in the sun, for more than a year. He’s been psychoanalyzed by the pundits and news media as having Asperger’s. He’s had his net worth calculated to be as much as $200 billion by no one who has actual knowledge of his net worth. He’s been described by Angela Merkel as having a different reality because it’s not her reality. The speculation, criticism, ridicule, persecution, and hatred for Putin has truly been appalling. And now he has been tried and convicted of killing Boris Nemtsov, a washed up, two-bit politician who was no threat to Putin whatsoever.

    Cui bono? Who is profiting from this assassination? Certainly not the guy with Asperger’s. Putin’s character has been assassinated for many months in the news media as a buildup to this assassination so that a gullible public will quickly condemn him. And why? Because Putin has refused to grovel to the Neocons who want endless wars and regime changes and power over the globe.

    As Pilate said to Christ, “What is Truth.”

  7. I’m just sick of whatever happens being made grist for the war and coup mills.

  8. Harold says:
    @Anonymous

    I was joking you nikmit.

  9. Kiza says:
    @Ronald Thomas West

    Sorry Ronald, but you are neglecting the possibility that Nemtsov has been killed by the Russian nationalists. Nemtsov was openly on the US NGO payroll and by the new Russian law had to declare that his funding was coming from the US. Therefore, it was no secret that he was working for the US interests. Russia and US are at war in Ukraine. As a sweet little US agent he was, trying to earn his US keeps by exposing Russian involvement in Ukraine, this would have made him a target. Please consider that Russia has had its special forces and US had its trainers and mercenaires on the ground in Ukraine from the start of this conflict. BTW, Ukraine is already chock-a-block full of German and US weapons, the talk about sending weapons to Ukraine is a typical Western MSM diversion from reality. And who is paying for this war in a totally bankrupt Ukraine?

    It would not have been hard for Nemtsov to prove that Russian forces are in Ukraine and even provide a list of those killed in action to the media. But, also, he was not the only one working on this task, and I would not call him essential to the US interests in Russia. His was probably worth more to the US dead than alive.

    Therefore, as PCR stated, there are two equal possibilities: the Russian Nationalist or the Western intelligence. Putin is NOT an extreme Russian nationalist, he is the least likely to have organized this killing because it goes onto his head.

    Everybody dislikes people who say: I told you so, but during Maidan I wrote on unz.com that once the West grabs the government in Kiev, it will next attack the Eastern Ukraine. This war will stop when all Ukrainians willing to die die, but maybe not even then because the US will keep the conflict going forever. Therefore, when the US goes bankrupt then Ukraine will go peaceful.

    • Replies: @Ronald Thomas West
  10. Kiza says:

    For those who are not aware, Putin is a huge hero in all countries which dislike the US rule of the World. Therefore, his 85% approval rating in Russia is only matched by an exceptionally high approval rating in China, Brazil, Venezuela, Greece, Serbia etc. It is interesting that in the Western countries, such as the US he is viewed as a Hitler-like dictator, because this is the kind of image MSM project, but a minority (PCR included) in the US is strongly pro-Putin. Many in Western countries “envy” Russia on having a leader such as Putin, when their leadership is pure lying disaster (Obama, Cameron, Holland).

    Putin has become a global symbol of resistance to the Western interventionism and domination.

    One running joke in the Putin-friendly countries is: Putin is an autistic Jewish Hitler, who when he does not ride a horse shirtless, clubs seals in the Arctic, when he does not club seals he shoots down and hijacks Malaysian planes http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/02/jeff-wise-mh370-theory.html, but when he tires of playing with Malaysian planes he is happy just to create Global Warming. Now we could also add – he kills opposition. How could you not love a superman such as this?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  11. @Kiza

    I see PCR stated in the article:

    The most likely explanation of Nemtsov’s murder is that the CIA decided, as Nemtsov was completely marginalized as an opposition politician with 5% as against Putin’s 85%, that Nemtsov was worth more dead than alive

    And what I don’t see in the article is this assertion you make:

    Therefore, as PCR stated, there are two equal possibilities: the Russian Nationalist or the Western intelligence

    As for lecturing me on the matter of Ukraine, here is my previous work:

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2014/08/17/ukraine-for-dummies/

    ^ You can read about the German involvement in Ukraine there (and much more)

    • Replies: @Kiza
  12. Ron Unz says:
    @Kiza

    For those who are not aware, Putin is a huge hero in all countries which dislike the US rule of the World. Therefore, his 85% approval rating in Russia is only matched by an exceptionally high approval rating in China, Brazil, Venezuela, Greece, Serbia etc….Many in Western countries “envy” Russia on having a leader such as Putin, when their leadership is pure lying disaster (Obama, Cameron, Holland).

    I’m not in the least surprised. For many years I’ve been telling everyone that among major world leaders, Putin has very clearly been the best and the most successful, considering what he started with and what he’s achieved. Meanwhile, during this same period, America’s leaders have certainly been the very worst.

    I wonder when people will finally take up my suggestion of organizing a delegation of American notables to travel to Moscow and offer Putin the American throne, something which used to occasionally happen in olden days when nations were sufficiently ill-managed. It would especially make sense since Putin has had such an excellent track record in dealing with exactly the sort of “bad people” who have been causing America such terrible problems in recent years.

    I suspect that by the time Putin’s plain touched down in DC, half of all those “bad people” would have already fled the country, much like mice immediately flee once they get even just a whiff of “cat”…

    • Replies: @Kiza
    , @Ronald Thomas West
  13. Kiza says:
    @Ron Unz

    Excellent idea, but only if the Russians would let Putin go (lol), which is chance Absolute Zero. The funniest thing is that there would be more countries than just the US which would want Putin for their leader. Maybe we could run an international auction for “Putin as Your Leader”. What would you suggest as an incentive to Putin and to Russia, money probably would not be the best one?

    The second question is – one man is not enough to lead, would Putin join any party in the US? Maybe he would join Ron Paul and start up a third party! He is a nationalistic conservative just like Ron Paul and a few Republicans and maybe even Democrats would join him. Putin would probably organize into this party both young and experienced people with fresh ideas on how to revive the US economy. As he did in Russia, he would probably fire the Fed and possible fill up jails with Greenspan, Bernanke, Yellen & Gang. Any other changes?

    In more general terms, if global direct vote elections were held tomorrow, I have little doubt that Putin would win outright. With Putin being on the throne of the World, where would the mice you mention run then, which hole could they hide in?

  14. Kiza says:
    @Ronald Thomas West

    My apology Ronald, I sincerely appreciate your comments. I actually mixed up this article and an earlier one by PCR on the very same topic (he is amazingly prolific and correct on almost everything he writes). In this previous article PCR mentioned two equal options and this is what I discussed:
    1) Russian nationalists, or
    2) CIA.
    I simply wanted to continue on from your excellent contribution, not to lecture you.

    I have been occasionally visiting your website and reading your articles and I have never disagreed with anything you have written. You are also exceptionally informed, probably better than I am.

    I would just like to point out that the Western media handling of the Nemtsov murder is very similar to the MH17 treatment. The body/bodies have not even cooled down, but the MSM experts have already solved both crimes from ten thousand miles away and pointed fingers. Who needs evidence when such crystal ball readers are around?

    It is an interesting piece of news that the girlfriend who was with Nemtsov at the time of murder appears to have fled to Ukraine, which is the closest a CIA agent would find a safe house. The fact that the murder looks highly professional and that the victim may have been led to a situation where it happened, suggest a highly professional organization behind.

    • Replies: @Ronald Thomas West
  15. It is hugely funny that the USG in the MSM have diagnosed Putin with Asperger’s syndrome and then have an FBI forensics-psychologist in an unrelated television documentary declare that people with Asperger’s are less prone to violence then normal people.

    Indeed, many respected historical figures have had symptoms of Asperger’s, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Thomas Jefferson.

    Maybe because of Putin’s alleged Asperger’s we are still not in a nuclear war. Any normal guy would have freaked with the whole world coming down on him.

  16. @Ron Unz

    among major world leaders, Putin has very clearly been the best and the most successful, considering what he started with and what he’s achieved

    I couldn’t have said it better .. and whether people like the direction Putin is taking or not, reality is, he has shown amazing dedication to Russia and the Russian people, beginning with clawing his nation back from control by the worst of the oligarchs (those beholden to the west)

  17. @Harold

    Nemtsov was completely marginalized as an opposition politician with 5% as against Putin’s 85%” you would not be claiming he was Putin’s rival. He was not – in any real sense of the word.

    Harold, I see you later clarified that you were joking; however, it is worth pointing-out that a favorability ratio of 85% over 5%, in American political manipulations, is more of a tool than simply a measure of polling preference. In American electioneering, once polling percentage of one candidate over another reaches a margin greater than 2/1, the lesser-polled candidate assists the “preferred” candidate merely by the fact of remaining in the race (if “race” it is). In fact, there have been claims that high-polling candidates have contributed monetarily to campaigns of low-polling candidates because the lower-polling candidate keeps the rest of the opposition fragmented, at lower numbers.

    This contributes to my belief that the last thing Putin wanted was an assassination of Nemtsov. Such a thing could only damage Putin, never work to his advantage. So, a CIA assassination remains a reasonable theory, possibly the best theory.

  18. @Kiza

    My apology Ronald, I sincerely appreciate your comments. I actually mixed up this article and an earlier one by PCR on the very same topic (he is amazingly prolific and correct on almost everything he writes). In this previous article PCR mentioned two equal options and this is what I discussed:
    1) Russian nationalists, or
    2) CIA.
    I simply wanted to continue on from your excellent contribution, not to lecture you

    That’s ok, it’s all good. I just couldn’t understand what you were getting at. That said, you surely know more about Russian nationalists than I. As well, my interest is not in defending Russia or Russians, but exposing my own leaders for the criminals they are. As I’d put it previously in one of my pieces:

    I might be perceived as biased towards the Russia side in the Ukraine conflict, on account of my taking a position it’s actually more necessary to dig into the western democracies propaganda lies as opposed to taking on the Russians in a negative light. If there is a certain validity in any perception of bias on my part, that bias goes to facts on the ground. Russia did not initiate this conflict, it has been primarily the USA and Germany’s geopolitical engineering had initiated and have sustained the Ukraine conflict. Do I doubt Russia has helped the Ukrainian separatists? No. Nor do I accept the idea even so much as 1/2 of what is stated about the Russian side in the conflict is true. Relevant to this immediate preceding, I’ve dug into quite a lot of the rank propaganda aimed at the Russians in the spirit of Western Christian Civilization’s most noted personality, when he’d stated: “You hypocrite! First, pull the log from your own eye, so you may see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

    • Replies: @Kiza
  19. @Harold

    Cunning like the way Nemtsov talked about his mother worrying that Putin would kill him?

    • Replies: @Harold
  20. Kiza says:
    @Ronald Thomas West

    I understand your reasons very well and I would venture to guess that Ron’s thinking is similar.

    I am not Russian but I live in a Western country. When individuals say that I am not patriotic, I say – when Russia does a coup in Canada and sends its clandestine forces and weapons to its new puppet regime of Canada or Mexico, I will be the first to demand counter action. But I will never support an extremely aggressive mainly clandestine military conquest of Ukraine by on-the-verge-of-bankruptcy Western governments, keen for a war diversion from internal economic problems, lack of rule of law and absolutely catastrophic leadership.

    Ukraine is not “in the Russian sphere of influence” Ukraine is inhabited but the Russians that the West wants to conquer. By conquering Eastern Ukraine, the West would get very close to the Russian seat of administration Moscow (10-15 minutes by nuclear missiles) and then dictate to Russia what is must do. The Plan B of the West is to cause instability and color revolution inside Russia, thus assassinations of opposition.

    Anyone in the World who is not under the ceaseless waterfall of ubiquitous and ruthless propaganda of the Western 0.01%-er elite and the Government it owns understands this. But a very large proportion of the Western population lives in the alternative reality created by MSM.

  21. Harold says:
    @Minnesota Mary

    Huh? Your sentence reads like sarcasm, but doesn’t gainsay my comment, to which it is in reply.

  22. Wasn’t the entire premise of the movie the Bourne Identity a false flag CIA assassination attempt against exiled African dictator? Maybe real life is truer then fiction.

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