Who was Behind the St. Petersburg Bombing and What was the Motive?
It has now been a day after the attacks in St. Petersburg and the Western world is once again showing their hand as a result of their callous, stern responses. These public responses stand in direct contrast to their grandstanding and expressions of “solidarity” with any Western nation or Israel when a terrorist attack takes place or, more realistically, is allowed or directed to happen by Western governments.
After some initial confusion, it is now understood that anywhere from 10 to 14 people were killed and at least 37 injured after an explosion took place in a train carriage in a metro tunnel in St. Petersburg on Monday. It is being reported that the explosion was set off by an explosive device hidden in a bag or briefcase that had been left on the train before it departed Sennaya Ploshchad station and headed toward the Tekhnologichesky Institut station.
There was apparently a secondary device, disguised as a fire extinguisher, which did not detonate but which was much larger than the first. The driver of the train is now being hailed as a hero because of his decision to force the train into the next station. His decision saved the lives of many because, had the train become stationary in the tunnel, the victims would have been stuck with major delays for rescue personnel.
The Cause And Motive
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that “The causes of this event have not been determined yet, so it’s too early to talk about [possible causes]. The investigation will show. Certainly, we will consider all possibilities: common, criminal, but first of all of a terrorist nature.”
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov added that “It is unacceptable to try to seek some connection with the origin of the person, his religious beliefs. Terrorism is a crime against all mankind and against all religions… As for the media quoted by you that the terrorist act is revenge for our policy in Syria, it’s cynical, mean.”
According to CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer, the chief bombing suspect was identified as Akbarzhon Jalilov by Kyrgyzstan security forces. Jalilov was born in Kyrgyzstan in 1995. Russian authorities later confirmed that Jalilov was indeed the prime suspect. The national Russian Investigative Committee also confirmed that they were still searching for Jalilov’s suspected accomplices.
The investigation is currently ongoing in terms of determining Jalilov’s motive and whether or not he was connected to ISIS in any way. While supporters of the terrorist organization did praise the attack, ISIS has yet to take credit for it. However, in its last issue of Dabiq, one ISIS’ media mouthpieces, the organization did threaten to carry out attacks in Russia as payback for Russian attacks on ISIS in Syria.
Western media is mostly suggesting that the attack may be a reprisal by the terrorist organization for Russia’s involvement in Syria. This, of course, is an interesting proposition since the same media constantly suggest that Russia’s presence in Syria is doing no good to defeat ISIS, so why would ISIS target Russia for not defeating it in Syria?
Aside from the faulty logic, however, mainstream press may be on to something. The fact that a terrorist attack would occur in Russia, considering all of the events surrounding and preceding the bombing, may indeed be a message to Russia; just not a message from a shadowy network of bearded freaks, but from the halls of the CIA, Mossad, and MI-6.
After all, it is well known that the Russian presence in Syria is confounding the imperialist agenda of NATO and that Russia, across much of the world, is preventing many of the Western aggressive acts from taking hold.
While it is possible that the attack may have been organic or that it may have been Chechen terrorism (itself also manipulated and largely controlled by the West), it may also be a message to Russia and Vladimir Putin in particular. This attack may be a warning to Putin to back off its support of Assad in Syria and the Donbass separatists as well as its opposition to the Western agenda elsewhere in the world.
The context in which this bombing has taken place cannot be overlooked. Not only facing the crisis in Syria, Donbass, Asia, and growing NATO expansion, Russia has also been dealing with Western destabilization tactics which have been unleashed domestically. Only a matter of weeks ago, the usual suspects were at it again in Russia with waves of protests led by agents backed by the United States and the Western NGO industrial complex. The protests were directed at corruption, a legitimate issue but also one of the favorites of the color revolution apparatus because success at best produces no real results by which new administrations can be judged. 99 of these marches took place at the same time all across Russia in an apparent coordinated attempt to destabilize the Russian government. At the head of the protests was notorious Western-supported Aleksei Navalny, who has actually been on the payroll of the National Endowment For Democracy. The protests accomplished little, however, and only served as justification for Russian authorities to arrest Navalny.
Also on Monday, April 3, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, a Western-backed terrorist group operating inside Syria, launched a series of mortars at the Russian embassy in Damascus, which resides in the Mazra’a district. Ultimately, they missed their target but they were able to at least come close.
Then, the attack in St. Petersburg.
It should be noted that, not only was Putin himself in St. Petersburg at the time of the bombing, but the city is also Putin’s hometown. Was this a message to Putin, personally? Was it a warning that not only showed him how close he really is to danger if the international Deep State of the West (and Russia itself) decides to strike? Was it also an attempt to strike at something so close and dear to him as his home city?
This attack could also be seen as an attack on the will and resolve of the Russian people. In other words, the message is that, “if Russia continues to be involved in Syria, expect more terrorist attacks in Russia.” With a military operation in Syria in full swing that was undertaken with the support of the majority of Russians, an attempt might be to convince Russians to stop supporting the operation and, in effect, break their spirit with the threat of perpetual terror.
U.S., Europe, Media Response
It is worth noting, however, that, despite the fact that Europe and the United States and the entire Google/Facebook community erupts with “solidarity” and empty slogans whenever a European/Israeli city is attacked, there have been no major statements of solidarity with Russia. With the exception of the Trump administration, the statements of support for Russia and the Russian people against terrorism are non-existent.
For instance, the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, who only last week flew the U.K. flag and which has, in the past, flown the French and Israeli flags in solidarity, refused to do so for Russia, claiming that St. Petersburg is not a “sister city.” Neither is Jerusalem or Orlando but that did not preclude the flying of the flag for those cities. Indeed, the entire Western response to the Russian attacks has been incredibly cold.
At the end of the day, it is impossible, with the information that we have at the moment, to definitively prove that the attack in St. Petersburg was orchestrated by Western intelligence. However, if ISIS played a role in the attack, the blame does fall at the feet of the West since it is the United States, NATO, GCC, and Israel that created that organization and it is these same powers that fund and direct it today.
Regardless of who was responsible for the attack, however, it was undoubtedly a very clear message to Russia. Now, we only await the Russian response.
By Brandon Turbeville
Source: Activist Post