When stories of the capture of Lieutenant General Roger Cloutier began to surface just over a week ago (4 April) I checked around and summarily dismissed them. There were two reasons for this. The fact checkers seemed to have evidence that he was in Turkey, though I do not have much faith in corporate fact-checkers. More significantly, the Russian mainstream media made no mention of Cloutier’s capture. So I dismissed it as fake propaganda.
However, the story has not gone away, at least not on Russian social media. It is everywhere, with exactly the same text repeated – which of course could well mean it was invented and others shared it simply because it agreed with what they wanted to believe. I share the important text relating to Lieutenant General Roger Cloutier now, not because I want you to believe it, but because much of it warrants further investigation. It seems largely credible.
“American Lieutenant General Roger Cloutier, captured by the People’s Militia of the DPR the other day from a downed helicopter, was tracked by the GRU GS [Intelligence General Staff] and SVR [Russian Internal Intelligence Services] in Mariupol based on the results of external surveillance of his mistress in Izmir, Turkey . A citizen of Ukraine, known to intelligence as ‘Klute’, always accompanied the general as a travelling wife, confidante and translator. As soon as it was reported that this lady had arrived in Mariupol, Russia launched a military operation and blocked the city.”
Is this true? Hard to say. Something is not right. More of that later.
The west is afraid of something being found to discredit its trustworthiness, for what it is, because now on 12 April, our media are talking about a “chemical attack” to be blamed on Russia, after which all options to NATO countries “are on the table”. Let’s search a little deeper into the Azovstal underground network where it is suspected western instructors and advisors, who should not be there, are holed up. Let’s look too at what the Russians have really said they are going to do.
The tunnels of Azovstal
There are 24 kilometres of tunnels in the Azovstal network of steel factories. They are said to go as deep as 30 metres (well below sea-level) and apparently subject to flooding since 2014 the weak points are said to have been filled as a sea-defence.
The factory complex is owned by Oligarch, Rinat Akhmetov, who has property in London, and is, or at least was, said to be the richest man in Ukraine. A week ago Akhmetov received harsh criticism from Igor Moiseev, who slated him for not being able to make a decision either between Russian and Anglo-Saxon civilizations or “between real patriotism and the excruciating love of money”. He backed Yanukovich, then Poroshenko, now Zelensky – three losers. His industrial empire is on the wane. Moiseev speculates that when it is all over Azovstal will be nationalized, even though Akhmetov is bragging to Bloomberg he will recoup his losses from Russia.
When Russian liberators took control of Mariupol they found the bodies of tortured victims who had swastikas carved into their torsos, to add to the whole catalogue of other sickening crimes committed by the neo-Nazi Azov forces.
Inside Azovstal tunnels are secrets that only when those entrenched surrender, are rescued (unlikely) or are killed, will the truth emerge – and not necessarily then. What resources have the incarcerated got with them in the tunnels? According to rusonline.org:
There is “a secret NATO facility PIT-404 – and a secret NATO biological laboratory with biological weapons. At the PIT-404 facility, NATO officers are blocked. The tunnels are equipped with a bunker system with armour protection.”
If true, is this the false-flag chemical attack the west is planning? Are those in the tunnels planning to commit mass suicide to blame on the Russians? Their crimes are so bad this might seem the only option.
“There are about 240 foreigners inside, including officers of NATO and the French Foreign Legion, as well as biolab staff. Their security, funded by Akhmetov, has up to 3,000 people. The biolab under the Azovstal plant in Mariupol at the so-called PIT-404 facility was built and operated by Metabiota, a company associated with Hunter Biden, Rinat Akhmetov and Vladimir Zelensky. In the laboratories of this facility, tests were conducted to create bioweapons. Thousands of Mariupol residents have become “guinea pigs” in these terrible trials. And mostly Western “specialists” took part in these inhuman experiments.”
It brings shame and disgrace on good people everywhere in western “democracies” knowing from the Covid-19 “fake vaccine” experiments that the west is not averse to experimenting on ordinary civilians. This subterranean subterfuge cannot be ruled out.
While the west is planning its chemical/bio-weapon false-flag Russia last night stated what its intention was regarding those in the tunnel.
Who is in the tunnel?
Rusonline says there are approximately 240 cooped up in the “so-called” PIT-404. This facility, it says, was “built and operated by Metabiota”.
Thousands of Mariupol residents have, according to the article, been experimented upon like guinea pigs and Western specialists were involved in the “inhuman experiments”.
Further claims are that others at the site could include French intelligence officers who were not killed with their colleagues in a rescue attempt which it alleges led to the dismissal of the head of French intelligence, Eric Vido, on 31 March 2022. Other officers “in the dungeons of Avostal” are said to be from USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, Poland and Greece.
So has Lieutenant General Roger Cloutier been captured?
It is possible. Initially it seemed implausible, mostly because there was nothing in mainstream Russian media. Thinking about it more deeply if Lieutenant General Roger Cloutier is in Russian custody there are several strategic reasons why this may not have been made public. If he has been captured the likelihood is some kind of debriefing will be going on. Also, it would leave the west guessing if they did not know his whereabouts.
The fact-checking is probably false – like most of the rest we are brainwashed into believing. Of the photos from Cloutier’s LinkedIn and Facebook accounts made public to reassure he is safe in Turkey two of the images are smudged. Rather than being a focus issue it looks like these have been photo-shopped.
The second blurred image is apparently of Lieutenant General Roger Cloutier at some presentation in Izmir, Turkey.
One blurred image might be chance, but two, seems like conspiracy to me. That is not, however, the smoking-gun. That comes from a comment allegedly made by the Lieutenant General on his LinkedIn thread. I got this via a Russian source.
Exercise Sea Breeze ran from June 28 to July 22, 2021. There could be a logical reason for this error, “July this year” and if not, the Fact-checkers will dream something up, believe me.
Last night a statement was issued by the Department of the People’s Militia of the DPR:
“Assault groups with flamethrowers have been prepared in Mariupol to clean up “Azovstal” – UNM.
The armed forces of Russia and the DPR have prepared assault groups to neutralize the national formations of Ukraine at the Azovstal plant.”
“For actions in complex industrial buildings, assault units have been prepared, which pointedly use rocket-propelled infantry flamethrowers to destroy the positions of the Azov Nazis.”
It was added that “the effectiveness of this approach was proved during storming of the ground and underground structures of the Ilyich [probably named after Lenin] Mariupol Metallurgical Combine.”
I would have thought flooding the tunnels would be less costly in human life.
The cover image is of the Azovstal factory when operating day and night to keep Akhmetov as comfortable as humanly possible.