Some people began hyperventilating that in yesterday’s post I accused Russian President Putin of orchestrating yesterday’s explosion in the St. Petersburg subway. I of course did no such thing, and I even included a caveat IN THE TITLE ITSELF, as well as in the body of yesterday’s short post, but it doesn’t prevent some frothing dumbshits from running their mouths.
But there is a paranoid part of me that wonders if this hasn’t been perpetrated by their own government as a false flag operation! Yes, I hate the phrase “false flag.” Anytime a tragedy strikes in the United States, the conspiritards don their tin foil accoutrements and go on tirades about evil government engaging in “false flag” operations to misguide and draw attention away from whatever evil things said evil government does. Believe me, I’m not unaware of how it sounds.
Yes, this was complete conjecture on my part, based on some history. Yes, the government did stand to gain from such an attack, which is why I wondered in the first place. Other than distracting from the continuing anti-corruption protests and the resultant arrests, there’s also a continued push to shift focus from Russia’s actions in Ukraine, as well as its malign influence activities in other parts of Europe, and toward “We have common anti-terrorism goals! Look what these bloody bastards did to us!”
So in the interest of fairness (and sticking my fist down idiots’ throats), here’s an update.
Kyrgyzstan’s security service named the suspect as Akbarzhon Jalilov, who was born in the Kyrgyz city of Osh in 1995 and had obtained Russian citizenship.
His name was later confirmed by Russian investigators, who said he also planted a second bomb that did not explode.
In an earlier statement, the Russian state investigative committee said it had concluded the train bomb may have been detonated by a man whose remains were found in the carriage.
No group has said it was behind the bombing.
Also, the death toll now stands at 14, and the city is rightfully in mourning.