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LaRouche: ISIS Threat to Putin Could Have Strategic Fallout

August 2016

Julien Lemaître
Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. at the Schiller Institute Conference in Berlin, June 25-26, 2016.

Aug. 2, 2016 (EIRNS)—The circulation this week of a videotape by "ISIS" promising attacks on Russia, and personally threatening, "We are coming to get you, Putin," involves a greater danger than most "experts" realize, EIR Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche said today.

"This is a shock," LaRouche said.

"Do they realize what and whom they are threatening? This is being deployed! This is not ‘ISIS,’ it is a Chechen-centered complex of terrorism groups and operations. And it was created and is used by the British, by Obama, against Russia, using Saudi Arabia as an instrumentality. Putin has been fighting this, successfully, for nearly two decades. Effectively this is Obama."

LaRouche did not rule out that "this might lead Russia to respond, at some point, even strategically. It could contribute to world war!"

LaRouche’s extraordinarily prescient 1998 film presentation, "Storm Over Asia," was produced to expose exactly this Chechen-centered terrorism as being aimed by London at the potential "Russia-China-India strategic triangle," and carrying the threat of a thermonuclear world war. That was the point at which Putin took office and began the long fight which defeated the terrorists in Russia, and is aimed at defeating them internationally now.

Of the "ISIS" threat video against Putin and Russia now, LaRouche observed,

"This is a shockingly irrational decision by some party, just when rational negotiations by Russia and America are needed to produce greater security in that area."


ISIS Video Threatens President Putin’s Life
and Calls for Jihad in All of Russia

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Jihadi fighters in Libya in 2011, who ripped the country apart, and signalled the Western drive for war against Russia and China.

Aug. 1, 2016 (EIRNS)—A nine-minute YouTube video reportedly issued by ISIS yesterday, threatened the life of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and called for followers to wage jihad in Russia. The video went viral shortly after the shooting down of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter returning from a humanitarian mission delivering food and medicine to residents of Aleppo, Syria. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, told reporters that the helicopter was downed over ground under the control of the Jabhat al-Nusra group and allied members of the "moderate opposition," Russia’s Defense Ministry reported today.

According to Sputnik, Reuters and multiple other media sources, the video showed a masked man driving a car in the desert, yelling, "Listen Putin, we will come to Russia and will kill you at your homes... O Brothers, carry out jihad, and kill and fight them." The video shows footage of armed men attacking armored vehicles and tents, and a subtitle reading "Breaking into a barracks of the rejectionist military on the international road south [of] Akashat." It was posted to the Telegram account which ISIS has previously used to transmit threats.

RT reminds readers of the speech by President Putin last October, in which he reported that an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 fighters from Russia and other CIS member states were fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and warned of the danger of these radicalized jihadis returning to Russia.

"We certainly cannot allow them to use the experience they are getting in Syria on home soil," Putin stated, and called for the creation of a broad international coalition to combat the spread of terrorism.