There has long been no shortage of factual information in various media publications about the USA’s ties with all sorts of gangs and terrorists. The international community has long shared a strong suspicion that the United States is using terrorists to promote its own national interests all over the world. And the conveyor belt of special training and use of fighters by Washington has not ceased until today, as, in particular, is clearly demonstrated to the world by the US actions in Syria. Washington’s blatant terrorist methods in its policy were also demonstrated in the January 2020 assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.
Beyond that, however, specific documented actions of US Embassy employees with diplomatic passports as outright thugs and terrorists are also becoming quite common today.
And a clear example of this, in particular, can be seen not for the first time this year alone, such facts of actions by employees with diplomatic passports of the American Embassy in Moscow.
For example, three US Marines, employees of the US Embassy in Moscow with diplomatic passports, are suspected of having stolen a backpack from a Muscovite, as reported on October 8 by Vladimir Vasenin, the head of the press service of the Moscow Interior Ministry headquarters. The Russian law enforcement services opened a criminal case over this fact. The investigation has video footage of the Americans entering the US Embassy building with the stolen backpack. These Marines are the Embassy’s administrative and technical staff aged between 21 and 26. They stole money and personal belongings from a child psychologist. According to him, he went to a bar in Moscow after a hard day’s work in the evening. As the victim stated, apart from the cash, there was a computer mouse, a sports uniform, and most importantly, his passport.
“A note has been sent to the US Embassy with a request to lift diplomatic immunity to prosecute three American diplomatic officials in connection with their identification as suspects in the theft of personal belongings from a Russian citizen,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Russian Foreign Ministry added that if the United States refuses to deprive suspects of diplomatic immunity, all three diplomats will have to leave Russia immediately.
It should be noted that very recently, in July of this year, the Russian Foreign Ministry delivered a note to the US Embassy to lift the immunity of another diplomat who had stolen a junction signal at the railway station Ostashkov in the Tver region, thereby endangering passengers of trains traveling on this section of track. The Russian police, as it should be, conducted investigative measures and found through video surveillance cameras that an unidentified man in his thirties had indeed stolen the junction signal and put it in the trunk of his car, which had US Embassy’s diplomatic plates. On the same day, the same car with the same license plates was stopped by the traffic policemen of the Tver region for a traffic violation, and an employee of the American Embassy was detected driving that car. The video material from CCTV cameras, which captures the moment when an American Embassy employee removes a junction signal on the railway was published by the NTV channel. The footage shows the man disconnecting the device, dropping it next to the tracks, but then picking it up after all and carrying it away with him, walking out into the woods. According to media reports, it was American diplomat Parker Wilson.
A critical circumstance is that the Ostashkov hub, where the theft of the junction signal took place, is a fairly busy track section. The railway is a high-risk area, and if the loss had not been detected in time, there could have been a tragedy with the deaths of many innocent people. On July 13, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova reported the incident and demanded the lifting of diplomatic immunity from the American diplomat suspect. However, the American diplomatic mission in Moscow chose to send this employee back home but rather than waiving his immunity. Therefore, it is quite possible that in the near future, this American “diplomat” may find himself among the staff of the US Embassy in another country where he will carry out similar “operations.”
Using the example of the theft of this junction signal, the Czech Haló noviny told its readers some additional information on how US diplomats practice terrorism in Russia. In particular, the publication specified that in March, an employee of the US Embassy with a diplomatic cover photographed the equipment and operation of a military railway hub in the Tver Region, where military equipment is often transported. Moreover, not only did he take photos, but he also broke the semaphore signaling device, thus endangering the following trains. He took the broken semaphore signal to his car with diplomatic plates, which the police subsequently stopped, and he was detained. The explanation for these actions becomes clear from the apparent intentions of American “experts” to install an X-ray device that would capture military equipment covered by a tarp. The publication concludes its article with the words: “This story clearly confirms what the policy of the United States really is.”
Additionally confirming the terrorist actions of the USA, Deputy Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights Grigory Lukyantsev said that since 2008 Washington has been conducting a serious hunt for Russian citizens in third countries with the purpose of their subsequent extradition to the USA. “With regard to persecution, a glaring example is a practice that the United States actively uses in hunting down our citizens abroad arresting our citizens in third countries at the request of the law enforcement agencies of the United States in an attempt to extradite our citizens and bring them to justice in the United States. More than 50 such cases have been reported since 2008, and unfortunately, the number of such cases continues to increase.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov did not rule out that the USA would also try to kidnap Russian athletes, whom it considers a threat to itself, under the pretext of doping violations.
The involvement of the United States in so-called “state terrorism” since the late 1970s has been covered by renowned American political publicists Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman in a series of books. Chomsky and Herman argued that terror was concentrated in the US sphere of influence in developing countries and documented human rights violations committed by US client states. Chomsky and Herman concluded that the global rise in state terror was the result of US foreign policy.
Valery Kulikov, political expert, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.