Russia, July 2011, Thailand, Oct 5, 2011

Russia, July 2011:

SURGUTNEFTEGA is a Russian company associated closely to Vladimir Putin. One of the minority share holders is HERMITAGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT which has publicly accused Lieutenant Colonel Artem Kuznetsov of the Ministry of Interior in a massive fraud against it.

Kuznetsov is also being investigated by the Moscow Criminal Police Division for the alleged murder of a Hermitage Capital Management’s Lawyer, one Sergi Magnitsky, who had been allegedly killed after being arrested by Kuznetsov.

Magnitsky was found dead on the 16th November 2009 at Butyrka prison. Kuznetsov is alleged to be involved or closely connected to a Ukrainian crime syndicate.

KUZNETSOV is also alleged to be closely associated privately to PUTIN, who is, as it is widely known now running for re-election in Russia.

Thailand,  October 5, 2011:

The Thai Finance Ministry and the Bank of Thailand will not be looking at accessing Thailand foreign reserves in order to establish Thailand first national sovereign wealth fund.

Thailand foreign reserves under foreign management are estimated to be just over 180 Billion US Dollars.

Thailand seems to be switching from focused investment in low yield government bonds to that of high performance assets.

This decision will have a positive impact on inflation and short termed interest rates. Target for the new wealth fund will be well beyond the 100 Billion US Dollar mark.


Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

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History On Terrorism introduction follows below:

What Is The Terrorism Definition?

Terrorism Definition - History on Terrorism - Terrorist Training within Gaza for a planed attacked outside the middle east - FLSS Global
Terrorist Training within Gaza for a planed attacked outside the middle east. Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

For many people prior to 9/11 in Australia, the United States and in most western societies, terrorism was an image that was prominently depicted in newspapers, or on fictional television, shows such as ‘The Bill’ or ‘CSI’, and the nightly news…

It is such images that projected the conjectural and unqualified definition of what terrorism is to the public at large (Hoffman, 2006; Richardson, 2006; Horgan, 2005).

We have all seen the images on national television either in non fictional or fictional works where images dogmatically showed middle-eastern male(s) involved in a hi-jacking of a plane, tormenting his or her hostage(s) whilst defying the inevitable forth coming onslaught of a rescue attempt by police or military units of a sovereign state (Davies 2003).

What ‘every day’ common placed society defined as terrorist, is in reality separated by a world of sea and air, culture, religion and political stability, as far as democratic societies go.

In the United States, before 9/11 the images of terrorism attracted little attention (White, 2006, p.2) and the Olympic Munich massacre of the Israeli Olympians was only a distant and tragic memory.

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The Birth of The Term ‘Terrorism’:

Most scholars suggest that the birth of the term ‘terrorism’ originated during the French revolution, the “Regime de la Terreur” (Simonsen, 2004, p.74; Hoffman, 2006; Sorenson, 2004). This is partly true if one is to interpret the act in which the objective was ascertained…

However there are author’s who dwell deeper on this issue, such as Louise Richardson (2006), who points out that the Siccaric, later better known as the Zealots became customarily associated with political and religious killings.

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The Siccaric, Later Known As The Zealots:

Their method of public place assassination by the dagger demonstrated two major keys points. The first being that the Zealots conducted there murders in highly visible places such as festivals, using an element of surprise, and secondly that by their actions they generated fear within the community, thus attaining infamy, (Richardson, 2006).

Terrorism Definition - History on Terrorism - The Zealots: Considered the first true initial founders of terrorism - FLSS Global
The Zealots: Considered the first true initial founders of terrorism. Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The Zealots objective was political as they were ruled by the Romans, it was also religious, as their public executions was a way of demonstrating their Jewish faith in God (Richardson, 2006).

What is further significant about the time of the Zealots is that they also included the killing of their own, who conspired and worked with the Romans.

Richardson (2006), confirms that the objective of terrorism is mainly to bring about political change. Although, the Zealots could not be considered terrorist, simply because they did not kill indiscriminately (Richardson, 2006), the essence of their motivations however are clearly seen in all acts of conflict, even to this day.

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The French Revolution Anarchists:

The traits of the Zealots, which were to create fear and the use of force are also apparent in the French Revolution, where the Anarchists used violence in order to bring about political change (White, 2006).  The tactics used during this period were instigated by the will of the underclass who were discontented with the distribution of land and wealth by the upper classes.

This conflict demonstrated that force was utilized by a non government group, a minority that engaged in conflict to achieve socialism. Surprisingly the anarchist believed that there were no other methods available to them that would bring about the desired political change, (White, 2006).

The noteworthy importance of this conflict is that there is evidence and acknowledgment of what could be considered state sponsored terrorism. The “Regime de la Terreur” however is best described by Hoffman, as follows;

“…. the régime de la terreur was an instrument of governance wielded by the
recently established revolutionary state. It was designed to consolidate the new
government’s powers by intimidating counter-revolutionaries, subversives, and
all other dissidents whom the new regime regarded as “enemies of the people”

–  (Hoffman, 2006, p.3)

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The Irish Republican Army (IRA):

Terrorism Definition - History on Terrorism - The House Michael Collins founder of the IRA lived in. Now a popular guest house - FLSS Global
The House Michael Collins founder of the IRA lived in. Now a popular guest house. Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The Irish Republican Army or IRA, is a nationalist organization that was organized by Michael Collins in 1969, split into two groups, the majority, advocating a united socialist Ireland and elected to proceed with a more acceptable form in achieving their objective…

Hence they rejected the use of terrorism.

In contrast however provisional supports used terrorism as a mechanism for unification (White 2006; Richardson, 2006).

The conflict in Ireland showed that there the community was profoundly alienated because of ethnic and religious attitudes.

Hostility increased between the Catholic minority, which perceived itself to be marginalized and methodically alienated by Protestants, and the Protestant majority, which was suspicious of Catholic inclinations toward the union with Ireland.

Terrorism Definition - History on Terrorism - Popular IRA graffiti honoring some of the killed IRA members - FLSS Global
Popular IRA graffiti honoring some of the killed IRA members. Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

Here we can see Brogan’s (1998, p.556) conclusion that terrorism is motivated by patriotic or ethnic indifference.

In the case of the IRA they abandoned paramilitary activity and were accused of involvement in organized criminal activities, such as bank robbery, extortion, smuggling, and counterfeiting (Moloney, 2002).

Which Horgan (2005) suggests is a common element in contemporary terrorism.

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The Tamil Tiger’s:

Terrorism Definition - History on Terrorism - The Tamil Tiger, noted as a terrorist group, however train as a military. They have their own army, air force, navy, intelligence services & police force - FLSS Global
The Tamil Tiger, noted as a terrorist group, however train as a military. They have their own army, air force, navy, intelligence services & police force. Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The Tamil Tiger’s in Sri Lanka have been noted for their extreme methods by the use of cyanide tablets in case that they might get captured, and their use of women in suicide bombing attacks…

In addition their tactics also included the use of children as combatants. (Richardson,  2006).

It appears that one of the re-occurring elements which involve conflict and terrorism is that it can originate from ethnic and religious diversity…

For example, the Catholic, Protestant divergence in Ireland; the Israeli, Palestinian conflict in the Middle East; and the Tamil Singhalese struggle in Sri Lanka to mention just a few.

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

Understanding The Motivation of Terrorism:

In order to comprehend the current motivation of terrorism it becomes primarily important to understand the underlying cause that is seen as the grievance of any minor force which may be trying to gain political change or religious change.

From White (2006), in addition to others, we learn that there are significant and obvious differences difference terrorist group. Especially in their objective and the methods they execute and strategize and utilize, or prefer to execute.

There are many descriptions that adequately show that in most cases that terrorist’s movements are potentially more influential than ever before. This is because ethnic and cultural movements, as well as political and religious movements have attained technological advancements that allow for immediate global communication and armaments which allows minority groups to inflict large damage or casualties with weapons of mass destruction.(Pape, 2005).

The phenomenon of terrorism is based on the targets and practices rather than the motives (Soimonsen & Spindlove, 2004) and applied to groups or individuals that engage in violent action (Horgan, 2005) who often conducted their offences against civilians or non-combatants, in ways which are inconsistent with conventional warfare (Richardson, 2006).

However the motivating factor usually has been cemented in history as elevated in the history of the IRA and British conflict.

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The Baader Meinhof Gang:

Terrorism Definition - History on Terrorism - Mug shots of terrorists of the first generation of Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Enslin, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Jan-Carl Raspe - FLSS Global
Mug shots of terrorists of the first generation of Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Enslin, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Jan-Carl Raspe. Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

When we view the escapades of the Baader Meinhof gang who were widely known to commit bank robberies and kidnappings to gain attention for their cause…

We see the disguising difference was that their cause was not generated from an internal struggle or grievance, other than their belief in creating a socialist state (Richardson, 2006).

What can be understood more obviously however, from their methods, is that they collaborated with other terrorist organizations, by attending their training camps in the middle east, (Richardson, 2006).

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

Terrorists Educate Themselves By Learning From Each Other:

Terrorism Definition - History on Terrorism - Hezbollarh terrorist in training - FLSS Global
Hezbollarh terrorist in training. Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

Terrorist organizations that collaborated with other terrorist organizations is a common factor that existed in other campaigns of conflict, including the IRA.

The fact that terrorist educate themselves is not a new phenomenon…

For example, Al Qaeda studied the bombing techniques of Hezbollarh, where in turn Hezbollarh attained their knowledge from studying a Palestinian group…

Who in turn the Palestinian terrorist acquired the techniques from studying campaigns instigated by the Jewish terrorist groups, who in turn learned from the IRA methods (White, 2006).

The importance in understanding the history of terrorism, is the acknowledgement that terrorist themselves study other terrorist activities and methods (White 2006; Davies 2003).

This becomes apparent when we examine the Aum Sect of Japan who recruited young intellectual people in order to develop weapons of mass destruction (Davies 2003).

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The Aum Sect of Japan:

Terrorism Definition - History on Terrorism - Skoko Asahara (aka) Chizou Matsumoto leader of the Aum Sect after his arrest - FLSS Gloabl
Skoko Asahara (aka) Chizou Matsumoto leader of the Aum Sect after his arrest. Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

The Aum Sect of Japan which was led by Chizou Matsumoto, who’s real name was Shoko Asahara was ultimately responsible for the death of twelve people who were killed by the sect in a nerve gas attack in Tokyo, March 1995 (Cothers: Australian Federal Police).

Hence, understanding the history of how various terrorist groups have come across their methods and the significant motivating factors that legitimizes their cause, (in their eyes), provides information that can produce effective counter-measures.

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

9/11, WTC, Al-Qaeda & Osama bin Laden:

Terrorism Definition - History on Terrorism - Attacks on the World Trade Centre & Osama bin Laden - FLSS Gloabl
Attacks on the World Trade Centre & Osama bin Laden. Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

In Conclusion, the best publicly known terrorist attack in contemporary time has to be without a doubt the attacks on the World Trade Centre, by Al-Qaeda, which has ultimately directly and indirectly changed the world for ever.

Although Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda’s history of terrorism attacks precedes 9/11 it is these attacks that forced a coalition of military strike against Afghanistan. The US led coalition directed an open war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, the war against terror.

The subsequent reports and investigations that took place after 9/11 in reference to terrorism depicted that terrorist were not common placed criminals who terrorized the public for some self satisfying reason.

It was learned more commonly that terrorist had themselves learnt how to manipulate common placed security procedures such as screening at airports which were installed in effort to prevent armed hijackings like the ones the world experience during the 70’s and 80’s or the circumnavigating explosive detection devices, by utilizing common every day house hold items such as box cutter in order to take control and hijack a plane.

9/11 demonstrated how educated intellectuals would be prepared to die for a cause, at that any act of violence against anyone in order to fulfill their object was a justification in their religious cause. The terrorist demonstrated that they belonged to a comprehensive network which stretched into many domiciles, such as for example;  Germany, and those networks had the financial resources to undertake legitimate training, such as flight training, and turn such knowledge into a tool for mass murder.

Terrorism Definition – History on Terrorism

History of The ‘Terrorist Player’ To Avoid Potential Terrorist Attacks:

History has shown that terrorist are strategic thinkers who will manipulate any situation to their advantage in order to achieve their objective, and that includes the manipulation of their own, and that they learn from past terrorist attacks, methods of operandi.

It is for this reason why it is important that we learn more about the history of the ‘terrorist player’ not just in order to establish new political, policing or other counter measures, but also in order to examine, if by any chance, a future minority group, who have a claim against another nation or government and evaluate whether that claim has any substance, and how a possible terrorist attack by that contending group could be assessed and/or avoided.

Mr. Christian P. W. Faust served in the Royal Australian Army (1976/79) and also as a Special Operative for the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) (1989/94 periodically), in Middle Eastern, and Asian affairs.

Terrorism Definition: the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or ideological goal, and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians).

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WARNING: The following are comments by Christian PW Faust!

These are personal views and are not directed at any one individual or race, the comments are not intended to ignite any form of racism or hatred, rather the comments are to indicate the willingness of individuals such as myself to express views of solidarity as members of the human race….


It has been in my writings since 1984, when I said that Germany would reunite, at the time people thought I was crazy, but in October 1989 the Berlin wall came tumbling down. At the time I also said that the USA would head for a great recession and depression lasting a decade or more, and ultimately lead to a possible world war.

I stressed that these things could be changed, if the right implementations within the US system were undertaken, but if not, it would be evident that the USA would crumble financially and economically, this is clearly starting to happen, and if fiscal policies are not undertaken, the USA will become a financial slave to China.

I also said and wrote at the time that China will become a great financial dragon, becoming the worlds greatest power anyone has ever seen (financially speaking), however, as China grows disproportionately, it distributes it’s ever growing wealth unevenly. This will cause the great China Dragon to politically collapse.

The under privileged and poorer provinces that will not gain from China’s massive and rapid growth will revolt and slowly economically founded instability will take place. The end result, China will be no more as we know it, it will like the former soviet union become a number of splinter groups of nations, then it will prosper again, and the USA, will regain its political and financial influence on the world, leading to stability and slow but defiant growth globally.

The things to watch out for, as we have seen in the middle east, is a rapid change is ASIA, the reunification of the two Korea’s, the sovereignty of Palestine, and Taiwan and the political and economic awakening of the Philippines.

But don’t take my word for it, just look at the history of the past 1000 years, how often sovereign boarders have shifted due to mainly economic strain… What’s my wish… for the re-emergence of PRUSSIA, after all wasn’t it illegally annex twice to be where it is today…..


I always say our problems lay in our broader views, take a person from every race, from every nation, past and present, from every source of religion and belief, from every skin tone colour, male and female from each, and add yourself, line them all up in a straight line, make a slight cut on their finger including your own, what colour is the blood?, ….wow it’s RED all around each and every one of us.

The moral of the story, despite our obvious difference, we do all come from the same source, we are all inhabitants of this wonderful planet we call earth, as such we should learn to prosper, equally, share and work together, so that all will have an equal slice of the pie. After all I cannot see any boarders from the space station…..same colour blood, same earth, same universe……