Did Vladimir Putin Collaborate In Plotting Attacks On Leftist Paris Magazine Publishing Cartoons Against Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?
10 January 2014
By Markza Kavkaz
Leftist Paris magazine publishing
cartoons against Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Christians
and National Socialists attacked in Paris. Was it the
A Paris-based "satirical"
magazine Charlie Hebdo came under attack on Wednesday
afternoon. 12 editors and journalists were killed and
10 others wounded, five of them are in critical
condition (see the video), in an armed attack.
Editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier and a
French "comic book" author Jean Cabut are among the
No group has taken responsibility so far.
According to latest reports, the magazine was
attacked by three men in black hoods, armed with a
Kalashnikov assault rifle and a grenade launcher. The
attackers safely left the scene in the captured
vehicle after the operation.
French leftist president Hollande proclaimed
the "highest level of terrorist threat". He called the
attack a "terrorist act" and vowed to "defend freedom
Charlie Hebdo is a French "satirical" weekly.
It publishes abusive cartoons against Islam,
Christianity and National Socialists.
It was closed in 1970 by French authorities
after publishing an abusive article against 146
victims perished in a fire in France, but immediately
resumed its activity under a new name.
The magazine published several times cartoons
insulting Islam and personally Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
In 2012, Charlie Hebdo published an abusive "comics
book" under the title "The Life of Muhammad" (pbuh).
In November 2011, the magazine published a
special issue entitled "Shariah Ebdo", which also
contained insults against Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Earlier, the magazine's website was attacked by
hackers, and in building where it is located, was set
on fire. After that, police increased security
measures to protect the abusers.
Meanwhile in the US, American bloggers do not
exclude the involvement of terrorist Russia in the
Paris attack. Lithuanian president called Russia a
terrorist country on November 20, 2014, and repeated
it at a press conference on January 7, 2014. There has
been an earlier warning. "Russian FSB (renamed from
the KGB - KC) goes to attacks on the territory of EU,
Paris, shooting was from Kalashnikovs, say witnesses",
the bloggers write.
Russian has a paranoid political
culture. Her moves on Ukraine look to many Westerners
like a straightforward case of aggression. That is not
the way they look to Vladimir Putin's inner circle of
advisors in Moscow, nor to most Russians. That inner
circle is drawn mainly from the Russian security
services — Putin himself spent 16 years in the KGB —
and to them the revolution in Ukraine was a
U.S.-backed coup aimed at weakening Russia. Putin
describes the Crimea as a birthplace of Russian
culture, and his government has repeatedly warned
against the expansion of Western economic and
political influence into a region historically
regarded as Moscow's sphere of influence. Putin relies
heavily on the Kremlin bureaucracy to provide him with
intelligence (he avoids the Internet), so his
briefings tend to reinforce the view that Moscow was
forced to intervene in Ukraine by Western subversion
aimed at undermining his rule.
Russia has a
collapsing economy. Much of Putin's popularity within
Russia is traceable to the impressive recovery of the
post-Soviet economy on his watch. Since he came to
power in 2001, the country's gross domestic product
has grown sixfold, greatly increasing the size and
affluence of the Russian middle class. But that growth
has been based in large part on the export of oil and
gas to neighboring countries at a time when energy
prices reached record highs. Now the price of oil has
fallen at the same time that economic sanctions are
beginning to bite. The ruble lost nearly half its
value against the dollar last year, and the economy
has begun to shrink. Putin blames sanctions for 25-30%
of current economic hardships. Many Westerns believe a
prolonged recession would weaken Putin's support, but
because he can blame outsiders, economic troubles
might actually strengthen his hand and accelerate the
trend toward authoritarian rule.
Putin in one of the rare public appearances where he
might be smiling. Forbes rated him the most powerful
person in the world in 2013 and 2014.
In Switzerland, a Russian Democratic thief and
a KGB agent provocateur Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has
earlier expressed his desire to kill Caucasians,
called on all Western Democratic media to publish
cartoons molesting Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The blood
of Caucasians is not enough for him.
According to his sick Russian logic, it is
necessary to insult Islam, its Prophet and the
religion of 1.5 billion Muslims to prove his case.