01.04.2024 Author: Mohamed Lamine KABA

Terrorist attacks in Russia: guilty and complicit attitudes of the collective West

Terrorist attacks in Russia: guilty and complicit attitudes of the collective West

While terrorist attacks perpetrated in Western space have always been the subject of massive condemnation throughout the world, those perpetrated in non-Western territories are celebrated (the perpetrators welcomed as heroes) in the West, where they pass under silence absolute Western media. The Crocus City Hall attacks on March 22, 2024 in the suburbs of Moscow in Russia are a perfect illustration of this. Perpetrated two weeks after the alert was given by the American Embassy in Moscow, the United States of NATO seems to have knowledge of the authors, sponsors and motivations of these monstrous attacks. However, they did not inform the special services of the Russian Federation about the prepared terrorist act that claimed the lives of more than 140 people – men, women and children, who were shot in cold blood, which is irrefutable proof of the cruelty of the West and its desire to overstep all the rules and laws governing the normal functioning of the international community.

Following these attacks, the Western media did not hesitate to adopt a posture of rejoicing, thus expressing both joy and disenchantment. Joy because the “missionary” terrorists sowed fear and terror on Muscovite soil in Russia and disenchantment because the power of Russia was able to contain the spread of fear and terror by neutralizing, with great skill, the attackers trained and trained in Western methods of terrorism, violent extremism and transnational organized crime. As if to say that the Russian state has all the necessary capacity to “ensure order internally and power externally”. This is why the return of the military state, which invokes the return of the state of war, seems evident in the current dynamics of the world scene.

This article sets out the conjectural logic of the West in the face of terrorist attacks perpetrated in its geographical space (I) and those perpetrated elsewhere in the rest of the world (II).

I. The conjectural logic of the West in the face of terrorist attacks in Western space

Since the events of September 11, 2001 in the United States, the approach and rhetoric of Westerners have always varied depending on the countries hit by terrorism and the methods of repression always vary depending on whether it is a country of the NATO West, an aspiring NATO member country, or quite simply a non-Western country that does not share Western values. This part of the article exposes the West’s logic in the face of terrorist attacks in the NATO area (A) and those perpetrated in Western countries but not members of NATO (B).

A. Attacks in Western NATO member countries

In reality, an attack perpetrated in a Western NATO member country, whatever the country, obtains a certain resonance in the rhetoric of Western leaders and specialists. To be convinced, just take a look at the speeches given by leaders and specialists following the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the USA, Bataclan in 2015 and Nice in 2016 (France) and many others. Again.

B. Attacks in Western countries that are not members of NATO

Terrorist attacks in Western but non-Western countries have always been characterized by rhetoric worthy of cognitive dissonance. We have the impression that countries do not have the same value when it comes to NATO and when it comes to the West, quite simply. This difference in treatment leads to an accumulation of frustrations within the Western world. Which, moreover, means that the West “carries within itself the seeds of its own destruction”, to paraphrase Marx.

II. The conjectural logic of the West in the face of terrorist attacks elsewhere in the rest of the world

Juvin’s thesis according to which any State which proves incapable of “ensuring order internally and power externally” withers away is not entirely false in a world where the balance of terror is the rule of the game. Taking a satirical look at the conjectural logic of the West, this part of the article demonstrates the importance for States to equip themselves with the force of deterrence in a context of globalization and globalization. Hidden away. That is to say, the nuclear power or military superiority of dis constrains the image of the Russian Federation. Because, without the military superiority of dis constraint, the global West would have finished inflicting a new “Perestroika” and a new “Glasnost” on the great Russia of the BRICS alliance, pioneer of multipolarism. It is indeed a question of examining the attitudes of the variable geometry that the collective West displays when a terrorist attack is perpetrated in a non-Western nuclear power (A) and when it is perpetrated in a State of the Global South (B).

A. Terrorist attacks in non-Western nuclear powers

Like the terrorist attacks of March 22, 2024 in Moscow, the West has always welcomed the destabilization of emerging powers that loom on the horizon. News reporting terrorist attacks carried out outside the Western geographic space have always been greeted by those nostalgic for unipolarism with thunderous laughter. The attack on the humanitarian ship in Mali and other land, sea and air attacks in Africa, Asia and Latin America demonstrate this.

B. Terrorist attacks in the Global South

Just as the entry of the United States into World War II was motivated by the attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base by Japanese naval air forces on December 7, 1941, the attacks in the Global South (pejoratively composed of “peripheral countries“) are perpetrated to motivate and justify the imperialist presence of the West in this part of the world. Terrorism, violent extremism and transnational organized crime are only a continuation of the foreign policy of Western countries in other forms, terror as a driving force for the plundering and spoliation of the resources of the light States of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

In light of the above, we can deduce that the West is an excellent laboratory for experimenting with Cesare Lombroso’s theory on the “criminaloid”. No one is unaware today that the Russian Federation of the BRICS alliance is the antidote to the “West” virus which has spread across planet Earth, and that the world is now multipolar. The world moves on with or without the Western minority, nostalgic for unipolarism. Talking about the «Islamic State» (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) in these attacks that occurred on the night of March 22, 2024 in Russia is a maliciously developed strategy to confuse the Russian authorities’ lines of research in terms of the responsibility of the authors and sponsors.


Mohamed Lamine KABA – Expert in geopolitics of governance and regional integration, Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences, Pan-African University, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

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