by Joseph P. Farrell, Giza Death Star:
Talk about a strange end to 2016, and a bizarre way to begin 2017! What am I talking about? Well, I’m talking about charred Greek ambassadors to Brazil, Russians expelled by President Obama in retaliation for the alleged Russian hacking of American elections, rumors of GRU speznaz running interference to protect Donald Trump (yes, you read that correctly!), and a Vladimir Putin who refused to expel American diplomats in response to the recent American expulsion of Russian diplomats. Here are those stories, shared by many readers here over the past few days:
First, the Greek ambassador to Brazil. According to the RT article, Mr. Kyriakos Amiridis went missing on the Monday prior to this past weekend, that is to say, on Monday, Dec. 26th, in Brazil. The details are rather grizzly:
Brazilian police believe a body found inside a burned-out car in Rio de Janeiro is that of Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, according to Globo News. The ambassador went missing on Monday evening.
The car’s license plates match those of Amiridis’ rental vehicle, according to Globo, which showed pictures of the charred car underneath an overpass in the Nova Iguacu neighborhood where Amiridis went missing.
The 59-year-old ambassador was last seen on Monday evening, after leaving the home of his Brazilian wife’s friends in the poor and violent Rio suburb, police said on Thursday.
And this, for now, is being “explained” as a simple crime of violence because the discovery was made near a violent district of Rio de Janeiro:
Rio suffers from a high crime rate, and violent crime is not uncommon. Rio state registered 4,572 homicides through the end of November 2016, representing a 19.7 percent increase from 2015, according to the Public Security Institute.
Possible? Certainly, except in a world where Russian ambassadors are being murdered within a mere three days of US warnings about “retaliations” against Russia for its alleged hacking, I tend to think someone is “cleaning house”, and that “wet works” are the order of the day. Suspiciously, the RT article points out that Mr. Amiridis was also the Greek ambassador to Libya from 2012-2016, which might have given Mr. Amiridis some sort of unique insight or understanding of the tragic incidents around the Benghazi “what-difference-does-it-make?” attacks:
Iguacu assumed his post in Brasilia earlier this year, having previously served as Greece’s consul-general in Rio from 2001 to 2004. He also served as Greece’s ambassador to Libya from 2012 to 2016.
Note the term “Iguacu” here, which may be a misprint in the RT article, since a CBS article reporting on the event states that this is a region in Rio de Janeiro (See: Cops: Greece’s ambassador to Brazil believed killed near Rio; wife a suspect).
Of course in the CBS version, the ambassador’s wife is a suspect because she allegedly was having an affair with a Brazilian police officer, a fact unmentioned in the RT article. However, on the other foot, the CBS article does mention Mr. Amiridis’ appointment to Libya, but unlike the RT article, does not mentionwhen Mr. Amiridis was there.
In short, my suspicion meter is registering in the orange-to-red zone on this one due to that Libya connection and its rather obvious set of implications.
Then we have the strange speculations from the Saker regarding GRU speznaz running interference on potential threats to Mr. Trump. This one grabbed my attention simply because the Saker’s website is, in my estimation, one of the few websites out there that gets what has been going on in Russia vis-a-vis the post-Soviet struggle between the “Atlanticists” in Russia, i.e., the globaloney crowd, and the more “nationalist” pro-Russian culture and sovereignty faction represented by Mr. Putin and his close advisors. This speculation is so strange it’s worth pondering in some detail. According to the speculation in the first speznazarticle, we have the following stated in the original interview with the Saker:
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