Putin’s Grey Cardinal KGB/SVR Lt. Gen. (Ret) Leonid Reshetnikov: CIA Plotting Removal of Russian President — Including Via Assassination

For those RogueMoney readers who may not recall or new RM readers, the Russia Analyst wrote about Tsargrad TV — where Katehon think tank director and Eurasianist ideologue Alexandr Dugin is a frequent pundit — back on May 28, 2016. We published an article, “A Prayer for Holy Rus: The Deeper Meaning of Putin and Patriarch Kirill at Athos” that weekend highlighting Tsargrad TV and the other Russian networks coverage of Putin’s visit to the monastic republic of the Holy Mountain in Greece, one of the most sacred places in the Orthodox Christian world.  

In that piece we mentioned Dugin’s tweet, which later proved incorrect, regarding Putin sitting in a seat that the monks on Athos have symbolically reserved for a patron who disappeared in battle with the Turks before the walls of Constantinople on May 29, 1453 — the (last) Byzantine Emperor by the Grace of God of the Romans Constantine Paleologos, aka the Marble Emperor. Later the explanation was offered that the Athonite monks had merely provided Putin as a visiting dignitary with an adorned chair that was not of such highly, historically charged significance, but Dugin never retracted his sensational Byzantine Emperor’s chair claim.

According to some Greek legends the Marble Emperor like the Prophet Elijah didn’t die, but was taken up to heaven or occulted (like the Shi’a hidden imam), and will reappear one day when the Hagia Sofia is restored to the Orthodox Christians before the return of Christ. As a frequent envoy to the Orthodox churches of the Balkans particularly the Church of Serbia and a friend of its Patriarch Irinej, the retired Lt. Gen. Reshetnikov is aware of these Orthodox end times prophecies. Reshetnikov has worked both in public and private to turn the warm ties between the Moscow Patriarchate and the churches of Serbia, FYROM/Macedonia, Bulgaria and Greece into more Russophilic policies on the part of the governments in these nations, whose elites remain under firm EU/NATO influence if not always control. Dissatisfaction in siloviki circles like Reshetnikov’s with the slow pace of Moscow undermining Atlanticist domination over historically Orthodox Christian southeastern European nations (with Serbia as a partial exception) and over Europe in general was the subject of a recently published article in a-specto, translated by ‘Borislav’ at Southfront.

Prophecies concerning Russia, Constantinople/Istanbul and the last days curiously have been the subject of Islamic cleric Imran Hosein’s extensive research on Islamic eschatology in the Sunni, Sufi or Shia traditions. For several years now Sheikh Hosein has been discussing his belief that an end times alliance will emerge with ‘Rum’ meaning the Orthodox Christian world led by Russia and the Muslims against an Antichrist system, and that as a gesture of reconciliation and peace five centuries after the bloody Turkish conquest of Byzantium, Muslims should return the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul to its rightful owners — the Greek Orthodox and indeed all of the Orthodox Christians. Sheikh Hosein is a friend of The Saker’s and was recently interviewed via Skype on the subject by Katehon contributor Morris Herman, an expat based in southeast Asia.

At any rate, here is the video from Tsargrad TV broadcast last week, and a transcript originally published in late September at SOTT.net:

Andrey Afanasyev: Some experts say that the incident in Syria was not just an effort to provoke Russia, but to involve it in a global conflict. Are today’s American or their elites in favor of this?

Leonid Reshetnikov: We need to take into account that Americans like using well-tested methods. This was the scheme they used in Syria, where they just signed a truce; Russia is busy with elections, no one expects an attack, so they think they’ll probably get away with it: “We’ll see how Russia responds”. They did the same thing in Georgia on August 8, 2008, thinking it would go unnoticed because of the Olympics, and Russia would not dare respond…

There’s nothing surprising here; it’s a typical US Special Services/military job.

I think they mainly want to save their country in its role of Master of the Universe, which they are losing. They feel their weakness better than we do, aware that most countries no longer want to continue as obedient stooges, either morally, or spiritually, or politically.

Now they have the only one option – hit the enemy to show their force – maybe he will back off. This would start with removing our president….

Andrey Afanasyev: Some are even talking about assassination…

Leonid Reshetnikov: The Central Intelligence Agency specializes in assassination. They’ve been practicing it for decades, assassinating leaders around the world. That’s why it would be naïve to think that they’re not planning to do the same with Vladimir Putin: if they can’t remove him from power they will assassinate him. The second goal is to blockade Russia, involve it in various conflicts. Unlike when Turkey shot down a Russian plane, they think we would take the bait. The policy in Syria is the same: You have to respond.

We should have no illusions. Today’s United States of America is interested only in one thing – destroying Russia as a civilizational, geopolitical, military and political rival — as well as an economic rival, with its treasure trove of resources.

— https://www.sott.net/article/329139-Retired-Russian-General-Expect-the-worst-in-US-war-against-Russia

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8 comments

  1. Off topic slightly, but Russians are getting ready for conflict.

    http://www.interfax.ru/russia/530781

    Through Google Translate:

    IN RUSSIA 12:21, 2 october 2016
    All-Russian training for civil defense will be held from 4 to 7 October
    Any update from 04:32 → Defense Ministry will form a military rescue regiments in each district
    Moscow. 2 October. INTERFAX.RU – All-Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will hold a training session for civil defense, which will cover more than 40 million people, according to "Interfax" the director of the Civil Defence Department of the Ministry Oleg Manuilov.

    "Training will be held from October 4 to 7 will be attended by more than 40 million people, more than 200 thousand professionals rescue units, 50 thousand pieces of equipment…" – He said.

    federal agencies are involved in the executive, heads of regions, local authorities and organizations.

    Also working out of civil defense will involve abnormal emergency rescue teams. During the training will be a reality check drawn up plans for different periods and the commitment of all forces and means to act.

    "In practice, the notification will be worked out and collect the governing federal departments and agencies, executive bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation and local self-government", – said Manuilov. There will be worked out action by the evacuation issue of personal protective equipment, sanitary, deployment obmyvochnyh points.

    "In addition, the alert will be given civil defense structures In coordination with the regional and municipal authorities will be checked by the system of emergency population warning of disaster occurrence, or the threat thereof." – Said Manuilov.

    During the workout, and will inspect individual subordinate medical institutions on the quality of care.

    If I’m reading this right, this is an enormous logistical undertaking, will shut their economy down for several days.

  2. See also latest Roguemoney radio interview with Bill Holter mentioning Russian citizens going to underground bunkers as part of preparation drills.

  3. don’t know how else to tell rm..however..
    I am listening to the Bill Holter interview…
    and Holter sound is great…V sometimes
    doesn’t talk into the mic or whatever it is..
    very hard to hear easily and clearly ..it would
    be helpful to be aware of speak into the mic
    thanks

  4. have you heard anything about this?
    Dave Hodges

    "Last night, I decided to make a late night of it and I decided to listen Alex Jones as he covered the Julian Assange Clinton revelations via live stream precisely at midnight (Pacific). It quickly became 1AM and then I was interrupted with a communication from an insider source. He said very abruptly, “Are you waiting the revelation that will never be?” I promptly asked him what he knew and he said “You will never know what Julian knows”.

    Subsequently, I asked him, again, what he knew and he said that Assange’s days are numbered. Ecuador’s government will likely give up Assange to Obama and Clinton. He said he had information that the Ecuadorian government was hit with the kitchen sink. My source went on to say that the leadership of the government was told that if they persist in letting Assange do what he’s doing, that there will be severe economic disruptions and even assassinations if Assange is permitted to continue. I asked if this was strictly the work of the Clinton criminal enterprise and I was told that this goes much higher, but that they are operating in Clinton’s behalf. In short, Obama is pulling out all the stops along with the Bank of International Settlements to stop the damning information from coming out.

    As most people know, Ecuador’s embassy was attacked in late August and presumably Assange was the target. The British authorities took 2 hours to respond to a crime that was less than a 2 minute walk away.

    Subsequently, we have seen the last of the Wikileaks revelations unless the Ecuador’s government is willing to risk ending up like Venezuela.

    Ask yourself this question, if Clinton’s allies are willing to do this to a sovereign nation, how far will they go to steal the election? Clinton will become President at all costs.

    No doubt Putin would like complete the double play of propaganda and rescue Assange and give him asylum along with Snowden.

    Meanwhile, the people cannot be permitted to hear the truth."

    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2016/10/04/assanges-days-are-numbered-the-real-reason-that-ecuador-did-not-permit-julian-to-release-clinton-fil

  5. O.K. It looks like Trump just sold us out, gone full NeoCon., or should I say, retard.

    https://youtu.be/03IMd4oTdZI

    This from Israeli News Live.

    The WAR is ON.

    @Jane What you’re saying wouldn’t surprise me either, the Globalists are insatiable, and nothing seems to really do more than slow them down.

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