Jamestown.org-DEZINFORMATSIYA ALIVE BUT TRANSPARENT
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.
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.
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?
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.
Originally posted by ChineseRen
azi.md-New 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.
Originally posted by taseg
Moldova made another step towards demilitarization.
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).
Haaretz.com: 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.
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.