‘Russian Roulette’: Favorite game of the West

‘Russian Roulette’: Favorite game of the West
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While the West is busy hunting “Russian witches,” its sworn enemies devour it alive from within.

On day in 1986, Georges Besse, the manager of the state uranium-enrichment company Eurodif, arrived at his office as usual. When he got out of his car, he was shot at point-blank range by unknown people on a motorcycle. Initially, the authorities accused the radical-left group Action Directe, but very soon the French intelligence service found an Iranian connection.

The Iranians, who owned shares of Eurodif, demanded Paris pay them dividends that were frozen after the Islamic revolution. The murder of Besse was a blatant menace – and it worked. France not only failed to expel Iranian diplomats, but paid Tehran more than $1.6 billion in 1991.

The politics of the West is determined by the dominant discourse. That is why the murder of Besse remained unnoticed and unpunished, but the case of Sergei Skripal (still doubtful in itself) has led to mass hysteria.

Western political consciousness is schematic and one-sided. It forms its own Manichean mythology with ominous forces, martyrs, cunning conspirators and innocent victims.  What can be a better illustration of this perception of the world than the blind faith that even now, after the collapse of the Arab world, the “Israeli occupation” remains the source of all troubles in the Middle East and in the world?

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I am not a supporter of the current regime in the Kremlin, and in Russia I would choose to vote for Ksenia Sobchak. I’m extremely disgusted by the murderous manipulations in the east of Ukraine. I’m alarmed by the military hysteria and whitewashing of such monstrosities as Stalin and Ivan the Terrible. I am worried that national consciousness is carrying the idea of future tyranny.

However, it is also obvious to me that Russia was chosen for the role of the universal villain long before the case of Skripal. The bombing of Serbia in the 1990s, provocative expansion of NATO to the East, missile defense complex in Poland, intrusive campaigns for “LGBT rights” in Russia, the blaming of Russia in all failures and misfortunes … from hackers who allegedly changed the course of the elections in the U.S. to Brexit, Russia has been demonized, sometimes on the most trivial pretexts.

Putin wouldn’t be able to destroy the West, even if he wanted to. He has no tools for this: neither a radical ideology like the communist one, nor the “Trojan horse” to bear such an ideology.

Such an ideology does exist in other countries that are eager to conquer the West.  It exists along with the means to infiltrate it into the West.  Alien trans-territorial entities have been formed in its body; nests of hatred, ignorance, and fanaticism controlled by Islamists:  the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), Salafis, and Shiite Hezbollah.  All of them are represented by political movements and parties.  They are financed by Turkey, Iran, and Qatar. Like a wasp larva in the body of a living victim, they poison and devour their carrier from inside.

According to Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency dated March 2017), the MB in Sweden controls the Muslim community.  In December 2017, Chief Prosecutor Lise Tamm compared the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby with the so called “war zones” in Columbia occupied by drug dealers, criminal bands, and insurgent groups.

The representative of the Danish “Venstre” party Preben Bang Henriksen said that in terms of safety, the situation is the worst since WWII.

In August, Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, BfV, claimed that Salafists were preparing local Muslims to incite disorders that would be accompanied by group and individual terrorism. Muslim bikers and “Sharia police” patrol city streets in the name of fighting Islamophobia. “…We see it (Islamist terrorism) as one of the biggest threats facing the internal security of Germany,” said Hans-Georg Maassen , head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.  Yet they seem more afraid of Russian hackers in the Bundestag.

It is not Putin, it is Erdogan who promised Europe “religious wars,” and not Russian Germans and Jews, but Muslims who will become “cannon fodder” in these wars.

It was not Moscow, it was Tehran and Hezbollah that created a Shia network in Germany with a center in Hamburg and “sleeper cells” in North Rhine-Westphalia.

In France, the Union des Organisations Islamiques de France (UOIF), and its mother organization Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE), are branches of the MB.

In October 2016, a youth gang laid siege to Hélène-Boucher school in Seine-Saint-Denis. The “youths” attacked the building with firebombs and beat the director.

Yacine, 21 years old, a student at the University of Paris, said: “This is a warning. These young people don’t act spontaneously; they attack institutions, the State itself.” Did anybody listen to her?

It was Qatar, not Russia, that in 2012 invested 50 million Euro for establishing Sharia in French cities. The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, subsidizes radical groups all over the world.

“Everyone knows that all mosques in Brussels are in the hands of Salafists”, said former Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur.  In Molenbeek alone, there are 51 organizations connected with terrorism.

The new “Be.One” Muslim party in Belgium, headed by Lebanese founder of the European Arab League Dyab Abou Jahjah, is a branch of Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (abbreviated officially AK Parti in Turkish), a part of the MB. The same can be said about «Denk» Party in Holland.

The Austrian Party Neue Bewegung für die Zukunft (New Movement for the Future) is a “Fifth column” of the new Turkish “sultan,” and he even doesn’t hide it.

Pakistan-born journalist Shams Ul-Haq has lived in asylum homes across Austria under the guise of a migrant. He said that Salafists invaded minds of migrants and triggered religious hatred by recruiting them into militias.

New Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is one of the few Western leaders who understands that it is radicalized migrants, not Putin, who represent the greater strategic threat to his country.

In Spain, which is still called Andalus by Arabs, back in 1985, Saudis opened an Islamic Cultural Center in Madrid.  At the time it was Europe’s second largest mosque after the Islamic Center of Malaga. The Saudis also launched a new TV channel, Córdoba TV.  The Sheikh of Qatar is now planning to buy the famous La Monumental Arena in Barcelona to turn it into Europe’s biggest mosque.  The UAE has subsidized building of the Great Mosque of Granada, and Kuwait is funding the construction of mosques in Reus and Torredembarra.

Iran subsidizes the popular left-wing radical party “Podemos.” Is this also the Kremlin’s hand?

According to a report by the Henry Jackson Society dated July 2017, Middle Eastern countries provide financial support to mosques and Islamic educational institutions in the UK.  Tom Brake, a Liberal Democrat MP and foreign affairs spokesman, said that Saudi Arabia funded hundreds of Wahhabist mosques in the country.  Counterinsurgency expert Tom Collins warned about the MB danger.  He called it a terrorist organization and underlined that Qatar funds the organization. According to the Jenkins Commission report, the MB is a dangerous organization, prone to violence and a threat to the UK’s national interests.

Yet Britain is focused on building an alliance against Moscow.

In the U.S., they found out about the plans of the MB back in the 1990s when a MB activist’s 1991 memorandum on “civilization jihad” in America came to light.  Much of the MB’s activity is still a mystery. “I’ve been studying the brotherhood for 15 years,” says Lorenzo Vidino, director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University.  “I maybe understand 10 percent of how it works.  He adds that “… it [is] clearly linked to the brotherhood abroad.”

The MB in the U.S. is closely connected to the Holy Land Foundation, which has transferred funds to Hamas.  The MB is also represented by CAIR, which was declared a terrorist group in the UAE.  In 2008, FBI Special Agent Lara Burns labeled CAIR a front group for Hamas, and in January 2009 the FBI’s headquarters ordered offices across the country to cut ties with CAIR.

However, the MB hasn’t been banned, and is forming an alliance against American democracy together with Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

In the same period, Iran and Hezbollah founded a broad network in Latin America and the U.S. “…Hezbollah is determined to give itself a potential homeland option as a critical component of its terrorism playbook,” said Nicholas Rasmussen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, after recent arrests of alleged Hezbollah operatives in New York and Michigan.

Nevertheless, the U.S. is obsessed with “hunting Russian witches.”

Let me remind you of this.  It’s not in Moscow but in Tehran that homosexuals are hung on construction cranes.  If you are looking for journalists, teachers, professors, and public figures rotting alive in jails, look to Istanbul before St. Petersburg.  It’s not in Russia but in Iran that political prisoners are raped in prisons.  It’s not Russia but Turkey that carries out ethnic cleansing of Kurds.  It’s not in Russia but in Qatar that you will find a thinly disguised institution of slavery.  If you look for provocations of NATO or EU members, consider Turkey’s provocations of Greece or Cyprus, as much as Russia.  Yet the West forgives Turkey all abominations.

Four centuries ago, the West did everything to undermine Byzantium and they achieved their goal. Half a century later, the Ottomans hordes stood under the gates of Vienna.  “Russian roulette” is a favorite game of the West.

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Alexander Maistrovoy

Alexander Maistrovoy

Alexander Maistrovoy is an Israeli journalist. He has written for Arutz Sheva, Gates of Vienna, and the New English Review, and is the author of “Agony of Hercules or a Farewell to Democracy (Notes of a Stranger).”


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