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Tiraspol - Moldova - Mafia in Uniform

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posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 01:40 PM
The Soviet Union rides again

Concurrently with the anti-Georgian “study,” a report on Transnistria was released apparently by the same workshop or a related one, with false attribution to seven highly reputed academics from leading U.S. and British universities. This report backs Transnistria’s “right” to secede from Moldova and to be granted international recognition. The document describes Transnistria as a “democratic” polity meeting the criteria of state sovereignty under international law. It passes over in silence Russia’s military and economic support that enabled Transnistria’s secession from Moldova.

posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 06:42 PM
To those who missed my post in another thread. Tiraspol might send troops to Georgia. Georgia made a decision to oust the Russian troops from their provinces. As a response to this, Tiraspol might send troops. Abkhazia said that the Georgian decision to expel the Russians could lead to a war.

posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 09:34 PM
Russia is not interested in adding either Belarus, Transnieter, or Abkhzia to the Russian Federation. Sure Russia is supporting them, because the majority of people in those states are Russian. But in neither case does Russia want to risk starting a full scale war because of these regions. The UN won't interfere as well. And if Georgia really does attack south Ossetia or Abkhazia, you can bet there are goin to be mass killings of civilians there. So Russians are indeed peacekeepers for the most part.

posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 04:43 PM
Mogilevich control the largest Russian Mafia syndicate in the world. Arms dealing, drug trafficking, prostitution and money laundering. He has been described as the most dangerous man alive. The KGB has lost their files on him, the files mysteriously disappeared. Mogilevich has reportedly sold a supply of uranium-235 to Bin Laden. He also owns military and defense industries in more than one country!

Wikipedia: Semion Mogilevich

Semion Mogilevich (born June 30, 1946 in Kiev, Ukraine) is a notorious orginized crime boss who is believed to control the largest Russian Mafia syndicate in the world, his business activities include arms dealing, drug trafficking, prostitution and money laundering. He is nicknamed The Brainy Don, because of his business abilities and because he holds a degree in Economics from the University of Lvov.

The 1990s were a weird time, the Soviet Union was collapsing and the Organized Crime groups were getting more powerful than ever before. Wars errupted over the Soviet treasure and Mogilevich, along with his top employees, decided to leave Moscow for Israel.

Mogilevich's criminal empire currently operates in Europe (including Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Russia) the United States, the Ukraine, Israel and the United Kingdom. And also has dealings/contacts with Organizations in South America, Pakistan and Japan. Mogilevich is considered one of the smartest and most powerful gangsters in the world and so far no one has been able to stop him.

Click the link to read the full Wikipedia article...

Links to Al Qaeda

FSO: Global Analysis with J. R. Nyquist "The Russian Mafiya & Al Qaeda"

Mogilevich, known as “the brainy don,” is said to be the world’s most intelligent criminal. He is also very dangerous. When journalist Robert Friedman wrote about Mogilevich’s career in a book titled Red Mafiya, Mogilevich allegedly put out a $100,000 contract on Friedman’s life. According to Friedman, “hundreds of pages of classified FBI, British and Israeli intelligence documents … describe him as a malevolent figure who has become a grave threat to the stability of Israel, Eastern Europe, and North America.” According to his closest associates, Mogilevich employs Ph.D’s on his staff, has penetrated countless banks, owns military and defense industries in more than one country, controls the flow of contraband through Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport and maintains close relations with “former” communist structures and personnel. Friedman states: “He is protected by a web of relationships with high-ranking officials of international security services, high flying financiers, and politicians.”

Mogilevich’s organization blends East Bloc intelligence professionalism with arms smuggling, money laundering, extortion, prostitution, drug trafficking and murder. Meanwhile, Mogilevich’s “former” East bloc intelligence professionals are teaching al Qaeda how to set up safe houses and smuggle weapons. (The pay is excellent and the work familiar.) According to sources near the action, East European mobsters (including Mogilevich’s Red Mafiya) are helping al Qaeda to acquire nuclear, chemical and biological materials. These are smuggled from the “former” Soviet Union through Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. They are then sold for cash or heroin. Is al Qaeda planning a major offensive in Western Europe?

Uranium-235 sold to Al Qaeda

DEBKAfile: AMERICA’S WAR ON TERROR - Part III: Bin Laden May Have Small Nuclear Bombs

In a special investigation,DEBKA-Net-Weekly learned from well-placed intelligence sources that the millionaire terror master did procure a supply of uranium-235 six months before his Al Qaeda suicides carried out their September 11 strikes in America. The uranium was delivered following an extraordinary deal between the most wanted terrorist in the world and one of the world’s most dangerous mobsters, a shadowy Ukrainian-born Jew called Semion Mogilevich, who rules over an arms-trafficking, money-laundering, drug-running, prostitution and graft empire.

posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 07:54 AM


posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 08:39 AM

Originally posted by ChineseRen


Say again, in english please. We don't speak Chinese or whatever it is...
What do you mean? Please explain.

posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 01:04 PM
Moldova made another step towards demilitarization. OSCE Moldovan Mission Head Commends Destruction of Offensive Weaponry - Urges Transnistria to Copy

The new Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Louis O'Neill, called on the Transnistrian authorities to follow the latest Moldovan example and to cut its military capacity.
He made his statement on Tuesday at Bulboaca, the Instruction Centre of the Moldovan Armed Forces near Chisinau, after witnessing the destruction of their last Uragan 220 millimeter rockets.

In response,Transnistria might destroy some of its equipment just to make a good impression,but i think they'll still have plenty to go around.

posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 05:33 PM

Originally posted by taseg

Moldova made another step towards demilitarization.

Wow, Moldova destroyed all of its Uragan rocket launcher systems. The last three systems were destroyed by Moldovan troops who had just arrived from Iraq. More than 1,000 of these systems were apparently destroyed May 17th 2006. Interesting. I seriously doubt Transdnestr will destroy anything useful though. Those Alazan rockets are still missing, right? Or did some of them show up on Zarqawi's video (yes, I know he is dead now)? One of his latest videos (if not the latest) show lots of footage of Alazan rockets. I wonder if Al Qaeda or Hizbollah got some of the radioactive ones...

Moldova destroys last three Uragan rocket launcher systems

25 July 2006

The last three Uragan rocket launcher systems belonging to the National Army were destroyed today at the training centre of infantry moto brigade, Stephen the Great. Attending the event, Defence Minister Valeriu Plesca told journalists that over 1,000 such rockets have been destroyed on the shooting ground on 17 May 2006. The last three of them are destroyed today.

Reintegration Minister Vasile Sova said the Uragan rocket launcher systems destruction is a message for the Tiraspol authorities to significantly reduce the military potential, because the Transnistrian conflict can be solved only this way. The last three Uragan rocket launcher systems were destroyed by the members of the Moldovan military unit who have recently arrived from Iraq.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 10:59 AM
Azerbaijan will not recognize the results of the referendum on independence Tiraspol plans to hold on September 17th. Baku says they recognize Moldova's territorial integrity and consider the plans for Transdniestria to hold a referendum as illegal.

Interfax: Baku condemns Tiraspol plans to hold referendum on independence

Jul 31, 2006

Baku has condemned plans by the breakaway republic of Transdniestria to hold a referendum on independence on September 17, saying Azerbaijan will not recognize the results of the referendum.

"We recognize the territorial integrity in Moldova, and we consider plans by the Transdniestrian authorities to hold a referendum as illegal and running counter to international law," head of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry information department Tair Tagizade told Interfax.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 04:09 PM
Guess what will take place in Moldova at the same time as Transdnestria holds its referendum on independence on September 17th? Large-scale NATO military exercises - Cooperative Longbow/Lancer-2006 (September 11-29)
What a coincident...

Regnum: Expert: While they are talking about demilitarization, Moldova is being rearmed under NATO standards


The Moldovan government has called upon the republican parliament to ratify an agreement on support by the host nation NATO military exercises in the Republic of Moldova in September 2006. As the Moldovan Defense Ministry announced on July 29, such resolution was passed at a governmental session, a REGNUM correspondent reports. The large-scale NATO Cooperative Longbow/Lancer-2006 military exercises are to be held on September 11-29.

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posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 04:11 AM
Any ideas on participating troops for Lancer '06?
Could they be strong enough to pacify the region if Transdniester decides to Reclaim itself independent?

posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 09:05 PM
I don't know northwolf. I certainly hope so.

Russia To Finance The Referendum

Russia will give Transdniestria $150 milion credit to finance the referendum for Transdniestria independence. In return they'll get?...

Russia allocates $150 mln to referendum for Transdniestria independence

01 Aug. 2006

Russia will finance the referendum for independence in Transdniestria province. APA’s Eastern Europe bureau reports Moscow will defray all expenses of the referendum in return of Tiraspol offering military establishments in the region for security and will credit $150 million to the separatist regime.

Ganin told to the Ukrainian media in return of this credit the engineering, electrical engineering and military establishments located in the left bank of the river Dniestr will be offered as security by the separatists. Main part of Moldovan military industrial potential is concentrated on Bender city (Tigina), which is administered by the separatists. These military establishments meet the needs of the separatists and fulfill the orders from Russia at the same time.

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And what is the point anyway? The only country who will recognize Transdniestria's independence is Russia. South Ossetia and Abkhazia will too, but they are not even independent countries themselves...

posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 03:46 PM
Hezbollah`s special operations unit ("Muntamat al-Jihad al-Islami" - MJI or "Islamic Jihad Organization") have purchased weapons from Transdniestr (Pridnestrovie). Maybe Hezbollah even have radioactive Alazan rockets? This is a big article and there are 4 articles in all (parts 1 to 4). Interesting read.

Axis News: Dangerous liaisons: covert ''love affair" between Russia and Hezbollah


Bazaar in Pridnestrovie
Shortly after Hamoud`s arrival in Moldova, commercial relations were established between the Shia agents and arms traffickers in the area of the conflict in Pridnestrovie. Following the collapse of the USSR, the local Russian leaders declared the independence of the republic, counting on becoming a part of Russia. Moscow's covert support of the separatists led to the armed confrontation with the Moldavians. When the war ended, Russia's position and influence on local leaders remained, as did the deployed Russian forces in the region. Yet as a result of the battles, all the economic infrastructure in the Republic of Pridnestrovie was demolished, except the military industry built in the Soviet era, which became the main source of profit for this separatist district.
A high-ranking MJI delegation came to Pridnestrovie in 1997 in the guise of "Lebanese merchants". They visited the "Elektromash" plant in Tiraspol and the "Pribor" factory, being accompanied by the representatives of the "Sheriff" – the exclusive local arms company, which belongs to the son of Vladimir Smirnov - the President of Pridnestrovie at that time. He personally authorized the deal selling light arms, machine guns, ammunition, anti-tank missiles and portable anti-aircraft rockets to Hezbollah`s emissaries. The MJI network provided logistical support for transfers of this weaponry via Bulgaria, Armenia and Abkhazia (another Moscow- backed separatist region in Caucasus).

posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 06:05 PM
Russia along with the USA and other government's will all have their day... Search The Russian Hollucost's. This will tell you how lovingly they treat their own people... Did you know that Russia has the most Billionairs then any other country? Maybe having Reagan paying them 150 Billion dollars to end the Cold War will give you a idea..The shoe pounding leader himself lives grandly with 10 B's alone, while the poor are still that...written in 1985, by one of the Brave Not a religous preaching article of facts

posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 01:57 AM
Seems like Hezbollah got a particularly potent version of the Russian-made RPG-29. The Russians denied having supplied Hezbollah with modern anti-tank weapons. They say if Hezbollah have any, they must have gotten them through third countries. Hezbollah anti-tank fire causing most IDF casualties in Lebanon


The majority of Israel Defense Forces ground troops casualties, both infantry and armored, were the result of special anti-tank units of Hezbollah, according to intelligence sources.

The Hezbollah anti-tank teams use a new and particularly potent version of the Russian-made RPG, the RPG-29

The RPG-29's penetrating power comes from its tandem warhead, and on a number of occasions has managed to get through the massive armor of the Merkava tanks.

Following the battle at Ghajar, Israeli inquiries that Russia was transferring modern anti-tank weapons to Syria and on to Hezbollah were received with anger. The Russians demanded proof that this had been done. Contrary to common practice, Israel transferred to Russia the tail-end of a rocket for analysis. The Russian response was that in the absence of a serial number they were hard pressed to identify it as part of a load delivered to Syria.

MosNews: Russia Denies Supplying Hezbollah with Anti-Tank Armaments


Russia has not supplied modern anti-tank armaments to the Middle East, so Hezbollah militants cannot possibly be in possession of them, Deputy President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems Col. Gen. Leonid Ivashov told Interfax-AVN.

head of the Military Forecasting Center Anatoly Tsyganok ruled out the possibility of deliveries of modern anti-tank weapons to Hezbollah from Russia or Syria. “Any accusations alleging Russian or Syrian deliveries of anti-tank weapons to any forces in Lebanon are unfounded. The Israeli side has not presented any evidence of this, and it is unlikely that it will,” he told Interfax-AVN on Monday. RPG-29 weapons have been supplied to India, China and some other countries. “Most probably, such weapons, should Hezbollah militants really have any, might have been brought to Lebanon through third countries,” Tsyganok said.

posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 02:11 AM
Most logical source of RPG-29s is from Syria, either from the patch delivered to Syrian Army. Or more likely from a patch deployed by a proxy, such as Transdniestria to Syria to Hezbollah, without any revealing paperwork...

There have allso been indications of SA-18 Manpads being deployed to Hezbollah, but they have not yet been used...

posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 07:45 PM
They are dreaming in Pridnestrovie (Transdniestria). They believe they will be united with Russia. A movement called For Unity with Russia has been established...

ITAR-TASS: For Unity with Russia movement founded in Dnester Region.


In the run-up to the September 17 referendum on the independence of the Dniester Region a public movement called For Unity with Russia has been established by the labor staff of the region’s biggest metallurgical plant in the city of Rybnitsa. “The movement shall campaign for the Dniester Region population’s maximum involvement in the plebiscite and the translation of its results into reality,” the organizers told the media.

Moldova’s parliament has criticized the referendum plans. President Vladimir Voronin has slammed them as legally void.

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posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 12:10 PM

Voronin states that Moldova is not renouncing its strategic course for european integration and that he has agreed with Putin concerning solution of all bilateral problems

[...]Voronin stressed President Putin's position was clear and unambiguous: the Russian Federation perceives the Republic of Moldova as an integral, sovereign, independent and neutral state, with which Moscow is interested to develop relations based on the strategic partnership stipulated in the Basic Political Treaty signed between the two nations.

Wishful thinking.

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 08:20 AM
Another bus exploded in Tiraspol on Sunday. There were 30-35 people in the bus and two of them died. Two grenades detonated in the rear part of the bus. Two unexploded grenades were found later. One of the dead is a six-year-old Russian girl. They are speculating whether the masterminds of this blast might be "underground people" and not really "terrorists"...

Regnum: Explosion in Tiraspol trolley bus: 6-year-old girl died of injuries (Tiraspol)


Two people of ten injured in an explosion in a trolley bus in Tiraspol died, a REGNUM correspondent is told at the Republican Clinical Hospital. One of the victims is a 6-year-old girl.

As the trolley bus driver says, in the moment of the blast 30-35 people were in it. Ambulances arrived in approximately ten minutes.

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RIA Novosti: Russian girl aged 6 killed in Moldova trolleybus blast

14/ 08/ 2006

Police told RIA Novosti two grenades had detonated on the vehicle and two unexploded ones were discovered later. The attack was the second fatal incident to strike public transport in the area in just over a month.

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ITAR-TASS: 2 hand grenade fuses found near blasted trolley in Tiraspol


Two hand grenade fuses have been found near the trolleybus that blasted in Tiraspol on Sunday. Presumably, the hand grenades were blasted in the rear part of the trolleybus, which was extensively damaged, eyewitnesses told Itar-Tass.

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Regnum: Trolley bus blasted in Tiraspol possibly in a terror attack


According to investigators, “the explosion occurred at rush-hour right in front of a big shopping mall, so it can be supposed that masterminds of the blast counted for maximal destruction effect.”

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Apparently, there is rush-hour in Tiraspol on Sundays...

posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 03:48 PM
Two Tiraspol residents have been arrested in Tiraspol. They are charged with "keeping and trafficking illegal items" and are suspected of being involved with the organizing of Sunday's bus attack. Tiraspol’s Prosecution held two suspects in blasting

14 August 2006

Tiraspol’s Prosecution Office holds in custody two suspects in organizing the trolleybus explosion.

According to the self-proclaimed republic’s Prosecutor, Victor Zaharov, the law enforcement bodies arrested two Tiraspol residents charged with “keeping and trafficking illegal items”. Now investigations question their participation in the blast.

Superior Inspector Alexei Dolta told reporters on Sunday that the blasting was committed on purpose, though it isn’t in any way linked to the minibus blast on July 6, which resulted in 7 casualties and 27 injured.

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Not linked to the July 6 blast? It must have been a coincident then, or maybe they got inspired?

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