THE ATTEMPT ON RUSSIA: FALSE-FLAG BOMBINGS PART 3 OF 3
The Russian apartment bombings were a series of bombings in Russia that killed nearly 300 people and, together with Dagestan War, led the country into the Second Chechen War. They happened over a span of two weeks in 1999. The Russian authorities, directed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, blamed the bombings on Chechen separatists, and, in response, ordered the invasion of Chechnya. However, former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, Johns Hopkins University and Hoover Institute scholar David Satter, and Russian lawmaker Sergei Yushenkov asserted that the bombings were in fact a "false flag" attack perpetrated by the FSB in order to legitimate the resumption of military activities in Chechnya and bring Vladimir Putin and FSB to power.
-Chronology of Events-
* July 1998: Vladimir Putin was appointed Director of the FSB
* August 8, 1999: Shamil Basayev's forces invade Dagestan.
* August 9, 1999: Vladimir Putin, a former FSB Director, becomes Prime Minister of Russia
* September 4, 1999: Bombing in Buynaksk, 64 people killed, 133 are injured.
* September 9, 1999: Bombing in Moscow, Pechatniki, 94 people are killed, 249 are injured.
* September 13, 1999: Bombing in Moscow, Kashirskoye highway, 118 are killed.
* September 16, 1999: Bombing in Volgodonsk, 18 are killed, 288 injured.
* September 22, 1999: FSB agents were caught while planting the bomb in Ryazan. The sequence of bombings has stopped.
* September 23, 1999: 24 Russian governors demands to transfer all state powers to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, according to Sergei Yushenkov
* September 24, 1999: Second Chechen War begins
* December 31, 1999: President Boris Yeltsin resigns. Putin is appointed as acting President.
* March 26, 2000: Vladimir Putin wins presidential elections.