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Paul Gauguin The wave 1888


From what I’ve read so far, ISIS is about the least likely suspect for the Crocus massacre. If only because the CIA fingered them within minutes of the event. Russia will need to do a very thorough investigation, and hard evidence, to keep its people calm. Andrew Korybko has more:



Andrew Korybko:


Speculation has swirled since Friday night’s terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall venue in Moscow over whether ISIS-K was really responsible like the group claimed or if Ukraine’s military-intelligence service GUR orchestrated everything under the cover of its agents posing as members of that group. The Mainstream Media is running with the first scenario while doing their utmost to discredit the second, but recalling the GUR’s terrorist history and ties with radical Islamists shows that it’s not above suspicion.

They were responsible for assassinating Darya Dugina in summer 2022, carrying out the Crimean Bridge truck bomb attack that fall, assassinating Vladlen Tatarsky in spring 2023, and the crossborder terrorist raids by the so-called “Russian Volunteer Corps” over the past year. They’re also tied to Crimean Tatar terrorists and ISIS-linked Chechen ones. The CIA is connected with these terrorist acts and groups too after the Washington Post reported last fall that they rebuilt the GUR from the ground-up after 2014.

The modern-day GUR is a product of the CIA, which certainly shared with its protégés everything that it learned while waging the ongoing Hybrid War on Syria, not to mention their terrorist contacts as well. It was through this meticulous cultivation that GUR chief Kirill Budanov obtained his bloodlust that was on full display last spring when he declared that “we’ve been killing Russians and we will keep killing Russians anywhere on the face of this world until the complete victory of Ukraine.”

For as lethal as the GUR has become over the past decade, it’s still a CIA knockoff, which is why it’s expected to make sloppy mistakes from time to time. This is relevant when it comes to the latest attack after ISIS-K claimed responsibility using an outdated news template, thus suggesting that someone else claimed credit in their name at first but then ISIS-K opportunistically ran with it for clout. Considering its terrorist history and ties with radical Islamists, that mysterious actor was arguably the GUR.  

What likely happened is that their agents posed as members of that terrorist group in order to retain plausible deniability in case the planned attack was foiled or the terrorists were caught afterwards. One of the Tajiks who was captured in the car that was racing towards the Ukrainian border claimed that they were recruited by the curators of a radical Telegram channel just a month ago to carry out the attack using already cached arms in exchange for a debit card payment of around $5000 each.

These nationals were probably chosen by the GUR since some of them are predisposed to religious radicalism due to the lingering legacy of Tajikistan’s Islamist-inspired civil war from the 1990s, their country abuts ISIS-K’s Afghan headquarters, and they have visa-free travel privileges to Russia. Accordingly, they were allegedly recruited via a radical Telegram channel, ISIS-K’s involvement doesn’t seem entirely implausible, and they were able to easily enter Russia with minimal scrutiny.

They weren’t radical enough to go out with guns blazing or in a suicide blast like ISIS-K is known for, however, but were still sufficiently sympathetic with that group’s ideology to carry out what they believed was its latest mission in exchange for money. This explains why they fled from the scene of the crime, which is contrary to what any affiliate of that group would ever do, after machine-gunning dozens of people and setting fire to the venue.

Had they reached Ukraine, where the FSB confirmed that they had contacts and President Putin said that “a window was prepared for them…to cross over”, then they’d likely have been killed by the GUR to cover everything up. It shouldn’t be forgotten that this group learned how to conduct terrorism from the CIA, which in turn perfected this practice in Syria over the past 13 years of the Hybrid War that it’s been waging there, but the GUR is still a knockoff and that’s why they made three sloppy mistakes.

In the order that they occurred, their first mistake was recruiting people who weren’t ready to fight to the death at the scene of their forthcoming terrorist attack. This led to the culprits being captured and spilling the beans about how they were recruited in exchange for money, which is one of the signs that ISIS-K wasn’t behind what happened since their members always expect to die as “martyrs”. Accordingly, the fact that this mistake was made suggests that the GUR was desperate to go through with their plans.

The second mistake was that they didn’t tell their proxies to flee to a safe house right after the attack to meet a contact that’ll then help them reach the border later on but who’d actually kill them once they meet in order to cover everything up. This led to them racing towards the Ukrainian border, thus showing everyone that they at the very least felt that they’d find sanctuary there, which made Russia’s claim of Ukrainian involvement much more believable for many skeptical Westerners.

And finally, the last mistake was that the GUR used an outdated news template to claim credit for the attack on behalf of ISIS-K, who they correctly predicted would opportunistically run with it for clout. By doing so, however, they signaled that the group itself didn’t play a role in organizing what happened otherwise their more modern template would have been used instead. Taken together, these three sloppy mistakes discredited the Mainstream Media’s narrative and drew attention to the GUR instead.

Coupled with its terrorist history and ties with radical Islamic groups, which respectively prove that it has the capabilities and intent to carry out the Crocus attack as well as the knowledge required to impersonate extremists online for recruiting purposes, all of this makes the GUR the prime suspect. It learned everything about terrorism from the CIA, but since it’s still a knockoff, it made a series of sloppy mistakes that resulted in incriminating Ukraine instead of lending false credence to the ISIS-K narrative.



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    Paul Gauguin The wave 1888   From what I’ve read so far, ISIS is about the least likely suspect for the Crocus massacre. If only because the CIA
    [See the full post at: Ukraine’s GUR, Not ISIS-K, Is The Prime Suspect]


    GRU = CIA
    ISIS = CIA

    oh no no it wasn’t the CIA. Maybe it was GRU oh no no, it wasn’t GRU it was ISIS.

    Could you say something that points elsewhere like “Martians came down from space in flying saucers and did it”

    Or maybe use reverse psychology? “It was the CIA!”

    Remember when that pro basketball player got caught trying to smuggle pot on a plane inside a water bottle?: “Congratulations sir. You just got caught smuggling one thing illegal to have on a plane inside another thing, also illegal to have on a plane.”

    We remember:

    —The masses of white brand new Toyota Tacomas,

    —The used truck from a plumbing company in Texas,

    —The coincidental withdrawals that let ISIS overrun arms warehouses and banks in pristine condition,

    —The brand new white high tops for everyone,

    —The giant visible from space stolen oil convoys peacefully operating for years despite NATO forces doing continual airstrikes “against ISIS”

    —The occupation of 1/3 of Syria by US forces

    —…with satellite images of US forces positioned as if in cooperative defense with ISIS as opposed to prepared to defend against or attack ISIS.

    —The strident complaints by the US State Department demanding Russia stop when Russia started bombing the crap out of ISIS and its oil convoys

    —The almost immediate cessation of all ISIS activities in non-US-occupied Syria as soon as a tiny Russian force bombed them after years of NATO “Bombing ISIS”


    *India Today* has some pix / news of the 3 (or 4) Tajiks detained, they pled guilty in court.


    Why not be just the tiniest bit less idiotic and say the Russians did the Moscow bombing?

    Cite the shelling of the Russian occupied nuclear plant and destruction of Nordstream as conclusive proof on how dastardly and sneaky the Russians are, coming up with new ways of punching themselves.

    “It’s known Russian Behavior to… Putin’s One Weird Trick Explained Not What You Think…” C’mon Journalist hacks. They are going to put Chat GPT on this and you’re going to end up working in a call center if you cannot put in some minimal effort.


    Russian Intel captures one on the gunman at Crocus

    Quite graphic, one of the soldiers cuts off part of his ear and forces him to eat it.

    You’re not going to keep a lid on man-in-the -street anger over this massacre.

    Other soldiers kick the shit out of this little cowardly monster. Good on them.

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    Dr. D

    A Telegram Channel. Really. Stop right there. You just did what someone on a Telegram Channel told you?

    Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

    Dr. D

    Wtf, you couldn’t even find somebody who’d been beaten by his father to pull this? But has to cry like a baby? “They’re hurting me! They’re hurting me!” You’re still crying, rolling around, looking at people and defending yourself! CLEARLY they have not started hurting you yet.

    It’s like what they say in the hospital: if they’re still complaining, the pain isn’t that bad yet. It’s when they stop that things get serious.


    Recruited anonymously on Telegram?

    That’s like a step away from placing a bunch of high value, extremely dangerous Pokemon in the building and these losers were the ¡Pokemon Go! players that showed up.

    I’ve seen suspicious comments on the intertubes suggesting there could have been a second group of pros involved.

    John Day

    Dima at Military-Summary asserted last night that Russia alerted Turkey to a terrorist training camp near Istanbul. which Turkey immediately raided and captured some folks.
    I can’t find this anywhere else. Keep an eye out for it.
    Also, according to Dima, Russian Zircon missile(s) yesterday hit the SBU/GRU bigwig meeting and took out bigwigs, but not Budanov. He’s alive today. The sirens went off 10 seconds before impact. Ukraine was blind.

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