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Russia says U.S. shares blame in concert hall attack claimed by Islamic militants

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By JIM HEINTZ

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So does all of humankind for our evil ways, I suppose. So what?

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Of course. The US shares the blame for any and every problem in Russia, because it helps the Moscow regime avoid it.

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The issue is IS-K is attacking US adversaries but never the US or Israel. How odd.

And the pattern is the same every time: a vague warning to wash their hands then denials.

Moscow and others are not fooled by this charade.

The elephant in the room is the four gunmen were captured in Bryansk, on a road heading for the Ukraine border - as the article mentions. Kyiv's intel services have proved themselves capable of organising attacks deep inside Russia and using third parties to do so. Many of these have been reported here.

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Nothing points to your own fallibility more than the desperate attempt to pin the blame on anybody anyone or anything other than your own fallibility.

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The US pinpointed that the attack was likely at Crocus. Putin has no excuse for not acting on it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/04/02/us-warning-russia-isis-crocus/

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Sure, the US is somehow responsible for Putin's own bungled false-flag op against his own people...

Typical Kremlin Potemkin Village disinformation...

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JJE

The issue is IS-K is attacking US adversaries but never the US or Israel. How odd.

Maybe because the US actually act on their intelligence...

And the pattern is the same every time: a vague warning to wash their hands then denials.

The warning wasn't vague. It was precise:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/04/02/us-warning-russia-isis-crocus/

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Important to keep in mind that Patrushev is one of the top dogs and very much plugged into what the Kremlin-Putin is thinking, one of the St. Petersburg-born group in the upper echelons. He succeeded Putin himself as FSB director in the late 90s when the latter got upped. But the relationship goes further back to the 70s, when they became pals in the KGB, Leningrad office.

Basically, what he says it reflective of what is going down. He is very hawkish on the conflict in Ukraine too and wants to see it through.

Back in May of 2023 he pinned the blame on the ongoing attacks deep in western Russia on Ukraine and the US, so this is the logical extension and there could well be some hard evidence.

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Everyone knows Russia is not independent but a puppet controlled by a madman.

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JJEToday 07:17 am JST

The issue is IS-K is attacking US adversaries but never the US or Israel. How odd.

And the pattern is the same every time: a vague warning to wash their hands then denials.

Moscow and others are not fooled by this charade.

The dictatorship brigade is far more susceptible to the kind of terrorism they themselves wallow in.

The elephant in the room is the four gunmen were captured in Bryansk, on a road heading for the Ukraine border - as the article mentions. Kyiv's intel services have proved themselves capable of organising attacks deep inside Russia and using third parties to do so. Many of these have been reported here.

The elephant in the room is that torture can produce any sort of video or written statement the criminals in the Kremlin require.

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JJEToday 08:01 am JST

Important to keep in mind that Patrushev is one of the top dogs and very much plugged into what the Kremlin-Putin is thinking, one of the St. Petersburg-born group in the upper echelons.

Do you think he will be able to take out his rivals when a power struggle ensues?

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Putin should outsource his intelligence apparatuses to the West. We are obviously better at it, a few obvious failures notwithstanding.

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Important to keep in mind that Patrushev is one of the top dogs and very much plugged into what the Kremlin-Putin is thinking, one of the St. Petersburg-born group in the upper echelons. He succeeded Putin himself as FSB director in the late 90s when the latter got upped. But the relationship goes further back to the 70s, when they became pals in the KGB, Leningrad office.

Sounds like quite an elite group you got there in one of only two major cities in your country.

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Important to keep in mind that Patrushev is one of the top dogs and very much plugged into what the Kremlin-Putin is thinking,

Sure, just like Prigozhin...

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A little surprising Russia won't put all the blame of extreme Islamic terrorist just as some countries bizarrely do not put 100% blame on the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas for its genocidal attacks on Israel.

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However, it is much more important to quickly establish who is the customer and sponsor of this monstrous crime. Its traces lead to the Ukrainian special services. But everyone knows that the Kyiv regime is not independent and is completely controlled by the United States," Patrushev said

i agree totally. US is supporting many terrorist groups around the world openly. Sometimes a part of the groups change name to hide the identity.

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US is supporting many terrorist groups around the world openly

Which ones?

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“However, it is much more important to quickly establish who is the customer and sponsor of this monstrous crime.

I can answer that: ISIS-K is the sponsor. There is no "customer".

Its traces lead to the Ukrainian special services.

No, they can't.

But everyone knows that the Kyiv regime is not independent and is completely controlled by the United States," Patrushev said.

Wrong again.

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When you’re failed miserably at doing your job properly as Putin has done . . . the pot calls the kettle black.

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When you’re failed miserably at doing your job properly as Putin has done . . . the pot calls the kettle black.

For all we know, it was Putin who did it to his own people. Maybe one of Navalny's people was in the audience.

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There are two groups with blood on their hands : the terrorists themselves, and the fascist Russian government.

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