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  1. jack

    “Yuri N. Maltsev, senior fellow of the Mises Institute, worked as an economist on Mikhail Gorbachev’s economic reform team before defecting to the United States.”

    Pretty much sums up his role in helping implement and destroy Russia and the post-Soviet economy that helped contribute to the war in Chechnya that shock therapists were trained In London and affiliated British institutions in Europe under Gorbachev that was implemented under Yeltsin destroying the post-Soviet Russian economy putting it into a handful of western affiliated oligarchs.

    As for his article about Chechnya that I don’t think he has any real expertise or insight of the region or even Russia in the post-Soviet era that he help create as with all western writing on the issue it leaves out all the major facts.

    One example is where he repeats the often FSB false flag apartment bombing claim.

    “In fact, there is little or no evidence linking any of the apartment bombings to “Chechen terrorists.” General Aleksandr Lebed, one of the most popular candidates for the Russian presidency next year, believes that the so-called “terrorist bombings” were actually fabricated by the Kremlin itself. Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev has proudly claimed previous terrorist attacks on Russia, including a 1995 attack on a hospital in the village of Budyonnovsk, Southern Russia. This time, however, he denies having anything to do with the bombings.

    Like Lebed, Basayev believes these bombings are the work not of Chechens, but of the Kremlin or its politically active secret services, as a way of provoking chaos and swamping the coming presidential elections. Vladimir Putin, an ex-KGB operative, may be the lynch pin: he is trying to secure his claim to the presidency in June 2000 in the wake of the present nationalist hysteria.”

    Basayev did not initially say that FSB agents were behind the attack but the Dagestan rebels were behind it in a Czech radio interview that given he and Khattab were running terrorist training camps in Chechnya and Dagestan and lunched an invasion into Dagestan giving them access to the Caspian Basin or at least disrupting Russian pipeline routes.

    “Shamil Basayev also made a revealing remark in an interview he gave on September 9 to the Czech newspaper Lidove Noviny:

    “The latest blast in Moscow is not our work, but the work of the Dagestanis. Russia has been openly terrorizing Dagestan, it encircled three villages in the centre of Dagestan, did not allow women and children to leave,” he said.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/449325.stm

    Since the bombings there has been subsequent capture and trial of militants extradited from Georgia and Azerbaijan.

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