Terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall: why the Western version with Islamists looks weak

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Terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall: why the Western version with Islamists looks weak

March 22, 2024 will certainly forever remain a tragic date in stories our country.

On this day, an absolutely terrible and inhumane terrorist attack took place at the Crocus City Hall shopping and entertainment center in the Moscow region, which in terms of the number of victims has already surpassed the tragedy on Dubrovka (Moscow), which happened on October 23, 2002. In Crocus City, as of the time of writing, 137 dead and 180 wounded were reported.



It is worth noting here that there is one significant difference between the two aforementioned terrorist attacks, which are certainly similar in their brutality and inhumanity. In 2002, militants held hostages and imposed conditions. In 2024, terrorists came to kill people just like that, without any demands.

While trying to escape, all four perpetrators of the terrorist attack were detained in the Bryansk region. According to preliminary data, they tried to escape to the territory of Ukraine, where they had contacts. All four turned out to be citizens of Tajikistan.

Today it became known that the criminals were arrested and sent into custody until May 22. The youngest of them is 19 years old, the oldest is 32 years old. According to the preliminary version, the terrorists shot people in Crocus City Hall for money. They received instructions through the Telegram messenger.

And here the main question arises: Who is the customer?

The first thing that attracts attention is the reaction of the Western media. They began to shout with one voice that one of the ISIS cells (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation*) was behind the terrorist attack. Tellingly, this happened before the militants published the video.

In addition, on March 7, employees of the American Embassy in the Russian Federation reported that, according to their information, extremists “have imminent plans” to attack large gatherings in Moscow. In this regard, US citizens were advised to avoid concerts and other public events in the next 48 hours. The corresponding statement was published on the website of the diplomatic mission.
It is worth noting that the American message was duplicated on its website by the British Embassy.

In turn, no information was provided to the Russian authorities. Moreover, the very “messages” that Western intelligence agencies allegedly monitored have also still not been made public. But the expression “they have inevitable plans” suggests that Western intelligence knew for sure that the terrorist attack would happen.

All this is very similar to an attempt to divert suspicion from the true customer. After all, after the defeat of ISIS*, anything can be blamed on this terrorist organization. At the same time, in the West they “covered their rear.” If something happens, they can always say: “We warned you.”

At the same time, a version with a Ukrainian trace is being considered in Russia. After all, it was on the territory of our “neighbor” that the terrorists, according to some sources, had contacts and tried to escape there.

The reaction of the Ukrainian authorities, who immediately accused... the Russian special services of organizing the terrorist attack, also indirectly points in favor of Kyiv’s involvement.

According to representatives of the Kyiv regime, the brutal murder of dozens of their fellow citizens was organized in the Kremlin in order to allegedly justify another wave of mobilization and tighten laws.

This extremely cynical version only indicates that the Ukrainian authorities, having failed to disrupt the elections in the Russian Federation, are trying to undermine the situation in our country from the inside. As a result, it is Kyiv, and not the Islamists, that is the main beneficiary of the tragedy.

In addition, the ISIS version, persistently promoted by the West, looks very weak. After all, the terrorists did not declare revenge on the “infidels” and did not blow themselves up with suicide belts when they were detained.

Moreover, as the French politician Aymeric Chauprade rightly put it, isn’t Gaza more important than Ukraine for the Islamists now?

Finally, it is worth adding that the terrorist attack in Crocus City Hall, as mentioned above, is very different from the one that occurred in Dubrovka in 2002. At the same time, it has common features with Odessa in 2014, when on May 2, Ukrainian nationalists burned people in the House of Trade Unions. Just like that, to intimidate other citizens.

  • Artem Geodakyan / TASS
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  1. +1
    25 March 2024 13: 18
    The ISIS version fell apart immediately, a concocted cover for the real message. In Russia there is no oppression based on faith or nationality, unlike developed democracy and pure Europe, this does not give them peace because they judge by themselves. No one can cancel handwriting, and it’s clear who acts this way.
    1. +4
      25 March 2024 13: 20
      1. In the photo against the backdrop of the ISIS flag, these bastards allegedly raise their fingers to Allah. But they do it with a “dirty” hand—the left. This is desecration
      2.Video filmed by terrorists with superimposed sound (why?)
      Conclusion: both of these products are fakes.
      1. +2
        25 March 2024 13: 43
        Behind the Kyiv regime of the Russophobic Jew Zelensky in Ukroreich are the intelligence services of the United States and Great Britain!
        And the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine under the leadership of Budanov is a long time ago a division of the CIA and MI6 as part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
    2. +1
      25 March 2024 13: 34
      In Russia there is no oppression based on faith or nationality
      Why then do fights start, murders occur, by Central Asians or is it just everyday life or is it also the work of the GRU?
    3. -4
      25 March 2024 22: 22
      Quote from Mitos
      In Russia there is no oppression based on faith or nationality, unlike developed democracy and pure Europe

      Let’s exchange videos of walkie-talkies in mosques in Russia, I can share with you a lot of episodes of humiliating and harsh attitude towards Muslims from Central Asia from Russia, especially over the last year. And you give me at least one proof and example of “oppression based on faith or nationality” from Europe. There is also, as it were, the history of ISIS and the Russian Federation in Syria. And in the end, this ISIS cell from Afghanistan, where the Taliban is known to rule, is today a partner of the Kremlin. By the way, the cell is quite powerful and active. There is just a lot of evidence that this is an ISIS terrorist attack, starting from the warnings of the Americans and the British about a terrorist attack by Islamists, ending with all the known, objective facts. Such a simple idea that the security forces and authorities, including the helmsman, simply ignored warnings and were unable, or did not want, to protect citizens from possible threats, is apparently difficult to think of if it does not fit into a certain worldview template? Or isn’t it important to know why terrorists were not only able to enter the building and create hell there, but also leave without problems in their Renault and drive 500 km somewhere towards Ukraine or Belarus? In my opinion, the grief is too large-scale to allow one to be distracted by all sorts of heresy and mockery of the loved ones of the victims, to pile up all sorts of versions and theories that are not confirmed by any facts.
  2. +2
    25 March 2024 13: 21
    On May 2, Ukrainian nationalists burned people in the House of Trade Unions. Just like that, to intimidate other citizens.
    And radical Islamists, it turns out, can’t just burn people and shoot people just to intimidate citizens? Read the reports on the fight against the Basmachism... There they didn’t take hostages and didn’t make demands, they just burned villages along with people. The gangs of Bulak-Bulakhovich, “the knight of the white movement,” also did not make demands, they did not take hostages, they burned, hanged, shot...
    1. +1
      26 March 2024 12: 01
      Well, in their opinion, obviously not. If those in the video don’t remember God through words or some other slogans, they don’t gesticulate in a special way (I don’t know how). And they do their work silently and concentratedly, then what kind of radical Islamists are they? request
      1. 0
        26 March 2024 12: 04
        [B]
        in their opinion, obviously not.[
        /b] Apparently, in their minds, the Nazis also destroyed people with slogans.
        1. +1
          26 March 2024 12: 07
          And definitely with a flag with a swastika on the back, otherwise you’re not a Nazi. Fruits of pop culture, by God. Funny and sad at the same time.
          1. 0
            26 March 2024 12: 15
            Fruits of pop culture, by God.
            That’s the trouble, the fruits. They write that the fruits are from 35 to 70 years old, you can imagine what kind of shoots the seeds gave... They would have believed in communism like that in their time smile Medieval Asia, yeah, but we are no better in the same Middle Ages.
            1. +2
              26 March 2024 12: 19
              “They would have believed in communism like that in their time...”
              Indeed, it would be better.
  3. +9
    25 March 2024 13: 22
    There are many questions. You might think that the official version looks strong.....
    Why didn't the emergency ventilation work in Crocus and people were suffocating? Where was the police at the right time, without which mass events usually take place? How were these people even allowed in?
    Who would go to such things with a passport in their pocket? Were they supposed to present documents at the entrance to Ukraine through the “window”? Yes, they simply must have any documents for all cases.... And for a reward of 500 thousand rubles? You can’t even buy a car for this money... International terrorists didn’t have the opportunity to disperse, change cars and throw away their weapons?
    1. 0
      25 March 2024 14: 05
      En Ukraine pour moins que cette somme vous pouvez mettre un "contrat" ​​sur la tête de quelqu'un.
      Vous savez la vie n'a pas la même valeur pour tous.
      Dans certains pays j'ai vu des voitures seulement faire un écart sur la route alors que quelqu'un y mourrait...
    2. man
      0
      25 March 2024 19: 46
      Who would go to such things with a passport in their pocket? Were they supposed to present documents at the entrance to Ukraine through the “window”? Yes, they simply must have any documents for all cases.... And for a reward of 500 thousand rubles? You can’t even buy a car for this money... International terrorists did not have the opportunity to disperse, change car and throw away your weapon?
      I can judge crime only from television films, but the fact that neither the car nor even the license plate (!) was changed surprised even me. What kind of professionals they are after this, it seems that they were recruiting from an advertisement request
    3. +1
      26 March 2024 11: 03
      Quote: ivan2022
      Why was the emergency ventilation not working at Crocus?

      Ventilation in case of fire? Maybe it worked and it flared up very quickly, without the help of additional draft, maybe the natural one would not have been able to spread the fire so quickly over such an area.
      1. mz
        +1
        26 March 2024 18: 20
        Quote: NIKNN

        Ventilation in case of fire? Maybe it worked and it flared up very quickly, without the help of additional draft, maybe the natural one would not have been able to spread the fire so quickly over such an area.

        In the event of a fire, general ventilation should be turned off, and emergency smoke ventilation should be turned on on evacuation routes, ensuring smoke removal and the possibility of evacuation itself. For buildings such as Crocus City it is mandatory.
  4. +5
    25 March 2024 13: 28
    criminals arrested

    For example, I’m not at all sure yet that these are the same characters... Or at least all the participants who were present at the crime scene... There are too many oddities.

    Let's say - many media reported information about a man who punched one terrorist in the face and took away his gun. It’s a heroic act, what’s more, the man managed himself extremely competently in an emergency situation. Not everyone is capable of this. But then the question is - where is the one he failed? Trampled to death or what? But they didn’t seem to report this.. There was silence about him.. Although, it seems like he should be in court along with the others?

    Or am I missing something?
    1. +3
      25 March 2024 13: 44
      There was a message that they found a dead suicide bomber in the hall with a suicide belt.
    2. +3
      25 March 2024 13: 55
      [B]
      Or did I miss something?[
      /b] Those four shooters have already been arrested by the Basmanny Court, and those seven haven’t even been interviewed yet... They were 11 of them detained? So who are those seven?
    3. 0
      25 March 2024 22: 58
      Quote: paul3390
      Many media outlets reported information about a man who punched a terrorist in the face and took away his gun. It’s a heroic act, what’s more, the man managed himself extremely competently in an emergency situation.

      I think there were 2 people there. While reloading the AK, one of the hostages, a guy, attacked the terrorist, a fight broke out and a huge guy immediately jumped up and knocked him out. These are the details I've heard about this so far.
  5. osp
    +6
    25 March 2024 13: 29
    Whatever it is, this uncontrolled migration from Tajikistan to Russia needs to be significantly limited.
    So that entire villages do not come here to live on benefits from the state and at the same time create cells of radical Islamism.
    Only this can lead to the fall of the Rahmon regime in Tajikistan.
    Because the standard of living in this republic is extremely low compared even to neighboring Uzbekistan.
    Now all the countries of Central Asia are largely focused on China in terms of exports.
    They supply everything from natural gas to cotton and rare earth metals.
    They are in no way interested in the development of their states, and therefore prohibit citizens from having
    dual citizenship - barriers are placed on the outflow of the population.
    Tajikistan is a completely different matter.
    The Rahmon regime is interested in sending the most active part of the population somewhere outside the republic. So as not to change anything in the country.
    And there is nowhere else to send them except to Russia.
    Because even in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan it is prohibited to have dual citizenship.
    But in Russia it is possible - there is an intergovernmental agreement.
    And yes, the authorities of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are waging a tough fight against radical Islam, looking for those who went through Syria.
    That’s why those citizens of Tajikistan who fought in Syria on the side of the militants or have just undergone training are going to Russia.
    It's easier to get lost here. You can wear whatever beard you want and cover your face.
    1. +5
      25 March 2024 13: 42
      Quote from osp
      migration from Tajikistan to Russia needs to be significantly limited
      She needs cease!
      1. osp
        0
        25 March 2024 13: 49
        Here you can see how Uzbekistan, neighboring Uzbekistan, is developing.
        https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2021/12/25/uzgtl/
        And not only such enterprises are built there.
        Well, whatever the authorities are there, they are waging a merciless fight against Wahhabism.
        And they try to keep the population in their countries.
        But Rahmon’s regime is an example of how one shouldn’t govern.
        This is an exception to the rule.
        He does everything to make the population flee from there.
        1. +2
          25 March 2024 13: 52
          Quote from osp
          Well, whatever the authorities are there, they are waging a merciless fight against Wahhabism
          They are fighting in such a way that all the scraps fly to Russia
          1. osp
            0
            25 March 2024 14: 03
            From Tajikistan, yes - as I have written to them more than once, you can get a second passport in Russia through an accelerated procedure and leave yours.
            Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Kyrgyzstans are not allowed. When receiving a passport from another country, you need to give up your own.
            1. man
              +3
              25 March 2024 19: 54
              Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Kyrgyzstans are not allowed. When receiving a passport from another country, you need to give up your own.
              Kazakhs don’t even come to the Russian Federation, they have a high standard of living, second only to Russia in the CIS ... they were. Now, perhaps, the first
        2. man
          +2
          25 March 2024 19: 29
          But Rahmon’s regime is an example of how one shouldn’t govern.
          This is an exception to the rule.
          He does everything to make the population flee from there.

          He is the only one left from the 90s; everywhere the government has changed to a more normal one. Worthless little man..
          1. +3
            25 March 2024 23: 05
            Quote: mann
            He is the only one left from the 90s; everywhere the government has changed to a more normal one. Worthless little man..

            Yes, all these kings and their regimes are the cause of poverty and lawlessness, precisely the environment where people become radicalized. Moreover, it must be understood that Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, which border Afghanistan, individually, or even together, will not be completely capable of repelling the Taliban if they decide to cross the border and are very dependent on border protection by Russian forces.
            1. man
              +1
              26 March 2024 01: 27
              Yes, all these kings and their regimes are the cause of poverty and lawlessness, precisely the environment where people become radicalized. Moreover, it must be understood that Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, which border Afghanistan, individually, or even together, will not be completely capable of repelling the Taliban if they decide to cross the border and are very dependent on border protection by Russian forces.
              In different ways, I heard from those who visited that Uzbekistan has risen very well. Turkmenistan is closed, but I read that it makes decent money on gas to China.
              All of them have strong ties to China and seem to rely more on it if something happens. Our base is only in Tajikistan.
  6. -1
    25 March 2024 13: 30
    A weak or strong excuse in the West is empty.
    The main thing is that our actions must be strong
  7. +4
    25 March 2024 13: 35
    But the expression “they have inevitable plans” suggests that Western intelligence knew for sure that the terrorist attack would happen.
    And what does it mean? It happened. Israel was also warned. Some of the analysis in the article is of very low quality, concocted on the knee.
    1. -2
      25 March 2024 16: 05
      This means that the US and UK were at least aware of this development, and the MAX was involved in the planning.
      1. 0
        25 March 2024 23: 08
        Is it okay that based on similar tips and warnings from the United States over the past more than 20 years, a lot of terrorist attacks have been prevented and Islamist cells have been found? The very fact that they specifically and loudly warned about the danger speaks of non-involvement. Otherwise they would simply remain silent.
        1. +1
          29 March 2024 09: 35
          It’s even interesting what kind of warnings there were from the United States... Were they published in the open press?
  8. HAM
    +5
    25 March 2024 13: 43
    “human rights activists” are already concerned that our special forces, when capturing the terrorists, smashed their faces.... gave them bruises and injured their ears.... there are no words......
    1. ANB
      +4
      25 March 2024 13: 58
      . my ear was hurt....no words......

      Particularly zealous “leftist defenders” should be asked to independently prove that before their arrest the terrorists had clean faces and intact ears.
      In the absence of evidence, prosecute for slander and discrediting the security forces of the Russian Federation. With real deadlines and confiscation of property.
    2. +1
      25 March 2024 14: 16
      It's a pity they cut off too little. There was no time for interrogations and persuasion during the arrest. Information about the number, accomplices, etc. was urgently needed. And more than one terrorist attack could have been planned. The fact that they were not overwhelmed during the arrest already indicates the intention to investigate the terrorist attack
  9. -1
    25 March 2024 13: 45
    Our response must be the physical destruction of Zelensky’s Nazi regime, and necessarily: together with all the leaders.
  10. 0
    25 March 2024 13: 56
    It seems like in the video the terrorists are shouting something like slogans. They say that it is in Tajik language. The media have not yet provided the translation. Interesting information on detention here and there. One of the terrorists climbed a tree while escaping. The tree had to be cut down along with it. The fourth terrorist had his ear cut off laughingduring the arrest, everyone was wearing masks, each of the fighters says that he did it, so they hushed it up.

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