Friday, October 28, 2005

Basayev planned to attack the Kremlin and nuclear power plant with planes?

Basayev planned to attack the Kremlin and nuclear power plant with planes? - Russian News - REGNUM

Russian Interior Ministry calls “fantastic” the version, that militants attacked the Nalchik airport to capture the planes and use them to conduct terror acts on important objectives through all Russia, similar to events of 9/11 2001 in the United States. “The airport takeover was not the main task of the attackers. According to the chronicle of the attack, the militants needed weapons, as it was last year during the attack on the Drug Control Department in Nalchik,” said Head of South Federal Region Department of Internal Ministry Lieutenant General Mikhail Pankov, informs ITAR-TASS.

American think-tank Stratfor, that is connected with the American intelligence, published a report, according to which Russian law enforcement agencies prevented a large-scale terror act by repelling the attack on Nalchik. According to Stratfor, the full scale attack on Nalchik using 700 militants and supporters form the town was needed to capture at least five large civil airplanes, that later would have been used to attack governmental buildings in Moscow (the Kremlin or the White House, where the Russian government sits), Balakovskaya nuclear power plant, a railroad junction in Rostov-na-Donu and one of hydroelectric power stations on the Volga River.

Shamil Basayev, who took responsibility for the attack on Nalchik said, that airport takeover was planned, but has been spoiled by the Russian intelligence that had received information through a leakage.


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