Behind Crimea terror operation: U.S.-NATO escalate war drive against Russia
By Greg Butterfield
Over two consecutive nights, August 7–8, Russian government personnel thwarted a series of attempted terrorist attacks in Crimea, planned by groups crossing the border from Ukraine. A Russian soldier and a State Security (FSB) agent were killed during these actions. Several alleged terrorists and a large cache of weapons were captured, including improvised explosive devices, anti-personnel bombs, grenades and standard-issue Ukrainian armed forces weapons.
The FSB reported that the terror ring planned to “target critically important infrastructure” and “destabilize the situation in the region as preparations for elections of federal and regional authorities are underway.”
The events in and around Crimea can only be understood in the context of the ongoing, multilayered campaign by Washington and its junior partners in the NATO military alliance to whip up war fever against Russia.