What happened in Kazakhstan increasingly looks like a US-Turkish-British-Israeli-led coup d’etat attempt foiled dramatically by their Eurasian adversaries
By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and cross-posted with The Cradle
The year 2022 started with Kazakhstan on fire, a serious attack against one of the key hubs of Eurasian integration. We are only beginning to understand what and how it happened.
On Monday morning, leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) held an extraordinary session to discuss Kazakhstan.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev framed it succinctly. Riots were “hidden behind unplanned protests.” The goal was “to seize power” – a coup attempt. Actions were “coordinated from a single center.” And “foreign militants were involved in the riots.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin went further: during the riots, “Maidan technologies were used,” a reference to the Ukrainian square where 2013 protests unseated a NATO-unfriendly government.
Defending the prompt intervention of CSTO peacekeeping forces in Kazakhstan, Putin said, “it was necessary to react without delay.” The CSTO will be on the ground “as long as necessary,” but after the mission is accomplished, “of course, the entire contingent will be withdrawn from the country.” Forces are expected to exit later this week.
But here’s the clincher: “CSTO countries have shown that they will not allow chaos and ‘color revolutions’ to be implemented inside their borders.”
Putin was in synch with Kazakh State Secretary Erlan Karin, who was the first, on the record, to apply the correct terminology to events in his country: What happened was a “hybrid terrorist attack,” by both internal and external forces, aimed at overthrowing the government.
The tangled hybrid web
Virtually no one knows about it. But last December, another coup was discreetly thwarted in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. Kyrgyz intel sources attribute the engineering to a rash of NGOs linked with Britain and Turkey. That introduces an absolutely key facet of The Big Picture: NATO-linked intel and their assets may have been preparing a simultaneous color revolution offensive across Central Asia.
On my Central Asia travels in late 2019, pre-Covid, it was plain to see how western NGOs – Hybrid War fronts – remained extremely powerful in both Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Yet, they are just one nexus in a western nebulae of Hybrid War fog deployed across Central Asia, and West Asia for that matter. Here we see the CIA and the US Deep State crisscrossing MI6 and different strands of Turkish intel.
When President Tokayev was referring, in code, to a “single center,” he meant a so far ‘secret’ US-Turk-Israeli military-intel operations room based in the southern business hub of Almaty, according to a highly placed Central Asia intel source. In this “center,” there were 22 Americans, 16 Turks, and 6 Israelis coordinating sabotage gangs – trained in West Asia by the Turks – and then rat-lined to Almaty.
The op started to unravel for good when Kazakh forces – with the help of Russian/CSTO intel – retook control of the vandalized Almaty airport, which was supposed to be turned into a hub for receiving foreign military supplies.
The Hybrid War west had to be stunned and livid at how the CSTO intercepted the Kazakh operation at such lightning speed. The key element is that the secretary of the Russian National Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, saw the Big Picture eons ago.
So, it’s no mystery why Russia’s aerospace and aero-transported forces, plus the massive necessary support infrastructure, were virtually ready to go.
Back in November, Patrushev’s laser was already focused on the degrading security situation in Afghanistan. Tajik political scientist Parviz Mullojanov was among the very few who were stressing that there were as many as 8,000 imperial machine Salafi-jihadi assets, shipped by a ratline from Syria and Iraq, loitering in the wilds of northern Afghanistan.
That’s the bulk of ISIS-Khorasan – or ISIS reconstituted near the borders of Turkmenistan. Some of them were duly transported to Kyrgyzstan. From there, it was very easy to cross the border from Bishkek and show up in Almaty.
It took no time for Patrushev and his team to figure out, after the imperial retreat from Kabul, how this jihadi reserve army would be used: along the 7,500 km-long border between Russia and the Central Asian ‘stans’.
That explains, among other things, a record number of preparation drills conducted in late 2021 at the 210th Russian military base in Tajikistan.
James Bond speaks Turkish
The breakdown of the messy Kazakh op necessarily starts with the usual suspects: the US Deep State, which all but “sang” its strategy in a 2019 RAND corporation report, Extending Russia. Chapter 4, on “geopolitical measures”, details everything from “providing lethal aid to Ukraine”, “promoting regime change in Belarus”, and “increasing support for Syrian rebels” – all major fails – to “reducing Russian influence in Central Asia.”
That was the master concept. Implementation fell to the MI6-Turk connection.
The CIA and MI6 had been investing in dodgy outfits in Central Asia since at least 2005, when they encouraged the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), then close to the Taliban, to wreak havoc in southern Kyrgyzstan. Nothing happened.
It was a completely different story by May 2021, when the MI6’s Jonathan Powell met the leadership of Jabhat al-Nusra – which harbors a lot of Central Asian jihadis – somewhere in the Turkish-Syrian border near Idlib. The deal was that these ‘moderate rebels’ – in US terminology – would cease to be branded ‘terrorists’ as long as they followed the anti-Russia NATO agenda.
That was one of the key prep moves ahead of the jihadist ratline to Afghanistan – complete with Central Asia branching out.
The genesis of the offensive should be found in June 2020, when former ambassador to Turkey from 2014 to 2018, Richard Moore, was appointed head of MI6. Moore may not have an inch of Kim Philby’s competence, but he does fit the profile: rabid Russophobe, and a cheerleader of the Great Turania fantasy, which promotes a pan-Turk confederation of Turkic-speaking peoples from West Asia and the Caucasus to Central Asia and even Russian republics in the Volga.
MI6 is deeply entrenched in all the ‘stans’ except autarchic Turkmenistan – cleverly riding the pan-Turkish offensive as the ideal vehicle to counter Russia and China.
Erdogan himself has been invested in a hardcore Great Turania offensive, especially after the creation of the Turkic Council in 2009. Crucially, next March, the summit of the Confederation Council of Turkic-speaking States – the new Turkic Council denomination – will take place in Kazakhstan. The city of Turkestan, in southern Kazakhstan, is expected to be named as the spiritual capital of the Turkic world.
And here, the ‘Turkic world’ enters into a frontal clash with the integrating Russian concept of Greater Eurasia Partnership, and even with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that, crucially, does not count Turkey as a member.
Erdogan’s short-term ambition seems at first to be only commercial: after Azerbaijan won the Karabakh war, he expects to use Baku to get access to Central Asia via the Caspian Sea, complete with Turkey’s industrial-military complex sales of military technology to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Turkish companies are already investing heavily in real estate and infrastructure. And in parallel, Ankara’s soft power is on overdrive, finally collecting the fruits of exercising a lot of pressure, for instance, to speed up the transition in Kazakhstan from Cyrillic script to the Latin alphabet, starting in 2023.
Yet both Russia and China are very much aware that Turkey essentially represents NATO entering Central Asia. The organization of Turkic states is cryptically called the Kazakh operation ‘fuel protests’.
It’s all very murky. Erdogan’s neo-Ottomanism – which comes with massive cheerleading by his Muslim Brotherhood base – essentially has nothing to do with the pan-Turanic drive, which is a racialist movement predicating domination by relatively ‘pure’ Turks.
The problem is that they are converging while becoming more extreme, with Turkey’s right-wing Grey Wolves deeply implicated. That explains why Ankara Intel is a sponsor and, in many cases, a weaponizer of both the ISIS-Khorasan franchise and those Turan racists, from Bosnia to Xinjiang via Central Asia.
The Empire handsomely profits from this toxic association, in Armenia, for instance. And the same would happen in Kazakhstan if the operation is successful.
Bring on the Trojan Horses
Every color revolution needs a ‘Maximum’ Trojan Horse. In our case, that seems to be the role of the former head of KNB (National Security Committee) Karim Massimov, now held in prison and charged with treason.
Hugely ambitious, Massimov is half-Uyghur and that, in theory, obstructed what he saw as his pre-ordained rise to power. His connections with Turkish intel are not yet fully detailed, unlike his cozy relationship with Joe Biden and son.
A former Minister of Internal Affairs and State Security, Lt Gen Felix Kulov, has weaved a fascinating tangled web explaining the possible internal dynamics of the ‘coup’ built into the color revolution.
According to Kulov, Massimov, and Samir Abish, the nephew of recently ousted Kazakh Security Council Chairman Nursultan Nazarbayev, where up to their necks in supervising ‘secret’ units of ‘bearded men’ during the riots. The KNB was directly subordinated to Nazarbayev, who until last week was the chairman of the Security Council.
When Tokayev understood the mechanics of the coup, he demoted both Massimov and Samat Abish. Then Nazarbayev ‘voluntarily resigned from his life-long chairmanship of the Security Council. Abish then got this post, promising to stop the ‘bearded men,’ and then to resign.
So that would point directly to a Nazarbayev-Tokayev clash. It makes sense as, during his 29-year rule, Nazarbayev played a multi-vector game that was too westernized and which did not necessarily benefit Kazakhstan. He adopted British laws, played the pan-Turkic card with Erdogan, and allowed a tsunami of NGOs to promote an Atlanticist agenda.
Tokayev is a very smart operator. Trained by the foreign service of the former USSR, fluent in Russian and Chinese, he is totally aligned with Russia-China – which means fully in sync with the master plan of BRI, the Eurasia Economic Union, and the SCO.
Tokayev, much like Putin and Xi, understands how this BRI/EAEU/SCO triad represents the ultimate imperial nightmare, and how destabilizing Kazakhstan – a key actor in the triad – would be a mortal coup against Eurasian integration.
Kazakhstan, after all, represents 60 percent of Central Asia’s GDP, massive oil/gas and mineral resources, cutting-edge high-tech industries: a secular, unitary, constitutional republic bearing a rich cultural heritage.
It didn’t take long for Tokayev to understand the merits of immediately calling the CSTO to the rescue: Kazakhstan signed the treaty way back in 1994. After all, Tokayev was fighting a foreign-led coup against his government.
Putin, among others, has stressed how an official Kazakh investigation is the only one entitled to get to the heart of the matter. It’s still unclear exactly who – and to what extent – sponsored the rioting mobs. Motives abound: to sabotage a pro-Russia/China government, to provoke Russia, to sabotage BRI, to plunder mineral resources, to turbo-charge a House of Saud-style ‘Islamization’.
Rushed to only a few days before the start of the Russia-US ‘security guarantees’ in Geneva, this color revolution represented a sort of counter-ultimatum – in desperation – by the NATO establishment.
Central Asia, West Asia, and the overwhelming majority of the Global South have witnessed the lightning-fast Eurasian response by the CSTO troops – who, having now done their job, are set to leave Kazakhstan in a couple of days – and how this color revolution has failed, miserably.
It might as well be the last. Beware the rage of a humiliated Empire.
It is good that Kazakhstan understood: if it behaves like a friend, it will get Russia as a friend, otherwise it will get the hegemony of the West and the USA, as Georgia and Ukraine got, Belarus understood, Armenia understood and Turkey understands that, and they burn bridges to West and USA. Do not accept the hand of friendship between Russia and China, you will get a heavy blow to your sovereignty, you will get the dependence of vassals, you will get misery and poverty, you will get fascism or jihad, bearded terrorism, so you will get civil war and ruin.
Whenever I think Pepe could not write better piece, he surprise with yet another, even better one.
Pepe , you inspire many with your masterfull writing. The only bad thing is I can’t add or opose anything. Again.
more than the style of his writing it’s the below the surface information which we are getting from him what makes him stand out.
Pepe, this Russia reaction reminds me of the same swift and decisive reaction when protecting Crimea. Love Putin!
I fully support you, for that said: but there is one sadness within me: Putin should have supported NovoRussia-DPRi LPR in the same, he really should, then the world would admire Putin’s head, which forever laid a human face on the scales of the Stars.
The West created an anti-Russia in Ukraine, typical divide and rule doctrine. Putin allowed the Donbas to become an anti-Ukraine thus putting the entire Ukraine fiasco on the back burner awaiting a more suitable response. IMHO, Putin will take east of the river all the way to Odessa soon and Nato will bitch and moan, wail to the moon to zero effect. Be patient like a Putin…
Putin: Clever, Swift and accurate when he takes a military decision. I see here loads of similarity with Putin response to the Banderites Nazis trying to steal Crimea for the West.
Start of the end to color revolution and hybrid wars is Syria. Priorly if it’s pre Russian interventions in Syria US would’ve play right with hard military operations to suppress and intimidate the targeted government both with sanctions and outright bombings whilst they fly in arms caches to be used by their minions to topple their own country security apparatus.
Lack of such overt commitment from the US empire is definitely the reason why most of these color revolution failed.
China should take notes and plan their counter revolution accordingly against Formosa island.
Your information and analysis agrees 100% with mine. And I don’t think that it’s mere hope that this episode sticks a spike in the mainline track of the Anglosphere agenda in central Asia – not that they and Erdogan don’t have sidetracks to try to exploit.
I don’t care much for hero worship, but I was very impressed by Tokayev’s speech to the nation right in the middle of the attempted coup, when outcomes seemed doubtful. He not only said all of the correct things, but his manner was strongly reminiscent of President Xi – calm, articulate, resolute. Makes me think that there was definitely foreknowledge and planning by his inner circle and Russian intelligence/military. Difficult to be that calm without a well-developed plan and strong assurances.
I have always admired president Putin: he is a skillful diplomat, politician, warrior and patriot at the same time. But I sense that he has also a blessing “of an Higher Order”, because nothing else could explain his fore sighting of possibilities to embrace, or rapid actualization of plans that have multiform vectors. By the same token, US and other Western powers have lost “their moral compass”, and cannot build anything that lasts. There is nothing, but God.
I would say that a superb intelligence network combined with meticulous preparation played a bigger role than blessings from heaven. One can always find realistic explanations for seemingly miraculous occurrences, if one looks deeply and thinks hard about such events.
or as some wiseguy said “the harder I try, the luckier I get”
The First President.
great text by Pepe. Kazakhstan’s “first president” Nursultan Nazarbayev was the great traitor. He had a two clan war in Kazakhstan. And an elite enriched by hydrocarbons. Chevrom made a great deal with Kazakhstan, but now they are disappointed. Zionist Sacha Baron Cohen/Borat shamed Kazakhstan by lying about the country, which is a country rich in hydrocarbons. Having won the color revolution, Russia now has the morals to negotiate, and it seems that Ukraine is already scaring. Zelensky announced that he is ready for the other members of the Normandy Format – France, Germany and Russia – to come to a new agreement on the ongoing conflict in the Donbass region of his country. They don’t need a new agreement, they already have a so-called Minsk Protocol signed by all 4 participants, Zelensky and his government just need to honor it. Ukraine shot itself in the foot. It is absolutely bizarre to make Russia an enemy while depending on its natural gas. Something very strange going on there. They would be wiser to seek peace better than a Russian boot up their ass so deserving.
Funny how the Russian muscle flex is already bearing fruit. Ukraine will die before it becomes a member of NATO and NATO’s days are numbered. The demands of the Russians will be met. The US needs a way out to save face. Russia also needs to reform its system, and become independent from the West. The intense hatred of Russia has a centuries-old history based on the Catholic-Orthodox schism of almost 1000 years ago. lavrov’s daughter studied in colombia new york. Russians like to lick us. That’s why 30 years ago the US/EU/NATO became the US EVIL EMPIRE. I think stupid people are the most dangerous.
Is Russia following the same path as America? warning that the taste is bitter! Putin needs to get NGOs out of Russia. Russia cannot count on Germany, which is producing beautiful cars, but more expensive than Asia. Every industry in Germany depends on energy. The big impasse is: will Olaf Scholz listen to industrialists in Hamburg, Germany? Or had it ended in a revolution in the future like Kazakhstan?
…… Great Turania fantasy, which promotes a pan-Turk confederation of Turkic-speaking peoples from West Asia and the Caucasus to Central Asia and even Russian republics in the Volga. The city of Turkestan, in southern Kazakhstan, is expected to be named as the spiritual capital of the Turkic world.
Of course it is. It is enough for a man to look at you-tube reviews about the Panturkic history-corridor theme and everything will be clear to him. For years already. Especially after the Armenian debacle. Question remains, why is russian leadership calling on the London oligarchy to return to the country, to invest in Russia, and their embezzlement will be forgiven?
To your last query, the call to the London oligarchy is their last warning. They either bring home and invest inside Russia the riches they have in London or they will lose their future revenues forever.
Putin has done this before. He’s going to do it again.
Their day in the sun is coming to an end. They can hold what they have but there will be no more.
unfortunately the dreamer comprador elites never learn. There is something intensely seductively, even to the suicidal extreme, about the siren call of the Anglo-Zionists. This is perhaps their foremost weapon, beyond the Central Banks, USD, and economic hitmen. Fatuous followers become self-trained House Negros, as per Malcolm X..
Even when these elites see what was done to Berezovsky and Litvinenko and countless other captive expat robber-barrons and double agents, they remain with the Vultures of Death.
Like 2nd-class passengers on the Titanic, they strap themselves tighter to their bolted-down deck-chairs, desperately needing to hear the last chords of that orchestra, come what may.
I suspect this call by Putin is conveyed with the same resignation as the Ultimatum. It is done for formalities’ sake. And also to distance himself from the coming wave of expropriation and looting of these Russian elites’ ill-gotten assets at the hands of their bankrupt handlers.
Correction of some words I wrote recently. Ancient Khazaria was not in eastern Kazakhstan (KZ), but the NE coast of Caspian Sea or the western part of modern KZ.
It is not a coincidence that Ukraine and KZ wars are being fomented at same time.
In fact, this is the deeper story to be delved here. I suspect the nonsensical Greater Turan narrative is a cover for others to ride fools such as Erdogan – it is a nonstarter due to constant fractious clan and sectarian nature of the disparate Turks..
However, some modern Khazars still dream of their ancient stomping grounds, such as Aktau, the Eastern Caspian Sea terminal which they tried to link to Baku, and which was one of the two loci of this hybrid insurrection. Dick Cheney, neocons and British strongly courted the two dictators at the two ends of this Baku-Aktau line.
And this is one of the tragedies of this story – the Fall of Nazarbayev, like Saruman, from among last statesmen leaders of the USSR in early 1990s to the corrupt weak occultic plaything of Anglo-Zionists three decades later..
What these Russian oligarchs are doing is not just robbery; it is imperialism, piracy. They are benefiting the UK with Russian resorces, which they rob. This definetely must end. I am actually surprised Russia has not done it before.
What kind of riches are these oligarchs robbing? Any info? Thanks.
“Question remains, why is russian leadership calling on the London oligarchy to return to the country”
I think I read that in Sputnik. Also read the Germans talking about the need for Nordstream 3. You know, whisper whisper…. “dump Poland,Ukraine and crazy Turkey. The news is here today & cancelled tomorrow. Smothered, removed and blue ticked by robots and effeminate teenagers or the, “men have periods” crowed. Only in the USSA.
Let people have a say because in the end it is all irrelevant. Consult a University library and read papers from the 1700’s in America. The green meadow they stood on is a basket ball court in a drug infested hell hole and their cemetery is under a fast burger joint. They were talking about killing people and taking the land and hunting grounds then and now.
If you are Russian in London and rich from looting go home.
Quote….. “ The money goes up and the sh*t goes down.” Tony Soprano.
Quote….. “Don’t mess Putin or the sh*t goes down. Tony Blinking
>Question remains, why is russian leadership calling on the London oligarchy to return to the country, to invest in >Russia, and their embezzlement will be forgiven?
A part of Russian leadership could be afraid. There are Russian elites that are pro western.
The biggest fool in this story is Erdogan. He could have brought Turkey to greatness but instead he has chosen the side of the barbarians. He has brought Turkey to ruin and history will judge him.
I’m surprised bookies don’t give odds on whether he dies from illness or dies from a rope or bullet?
Though while still alive he is a force of great disruption.
And financial entertainment.
It is something of a coincidence that the two Eastern major powers have both been equipped by state of head that are skilled 4 D chess players. Their ability to foresee and plan for the west to be ‘bagged’ is masterful.
Anything to thwart the vicious, Evil Empire.
“I love the smell of small green men in the morning, it smells of victory”
Undoubtably, the Yanks will go down…clearly, though, they intend to go down swinging. Will be a rough ride…
According to the Rand check list, next hot point should be Transnistria
It’s a train wreck.
You know the empire is on the ropes when they are betting everything on a Eggnog show. The US, EU, Turkey and Boris land are all broke and led by silly women in primary coloured overalls and clowns wearing face diapers. Israel has gone insane because they can no longer trust or rely on Hunters dad. Washington is nudging elbows with clenched teeth and a manic grin, “what do we do now?” …..None of this stuff is adult.
Meanwhile Putin reaches for the popcorn bowel and old mate sips rice wine.
War, 100 million dead, world wide scavenger economies and bitcoin tulips. Buy the dip sell the collapse.
“next hot point should be Transnistria” –
no, won’t be. In Transnistria, there are (beside of the national forces) still the Russian MC – soldiers. So, means: confronting Transnsnistria would immediately mean confronting official Russian troops.
And these guys may be stupid – but I doubt they are That stupid…
It is interesting to look at the Rand Corp. report entitled Extending Russia Competing from Advantageous Ground
page 96 reads:
This chapter describes six possible U.S. moves in the current geopolitical competition: providing lethal arms to Ukraine, resuming support to the Syrian rebels, promoting regime change in Belarus, exploiting Armenian and Azeri tensions, intensifying attention to Central Asia, and isolating Transnistria (a Russian-occupied enclave within Moldova). There are several other possible geopolitical moves discussed in other RAND research but not directly evaluated here—including intensifying NATO’s relationship with Sweden and Finland, pressuring Russia’s claims in the Arctic, and checking Russia’s attempts to expand its influence in Asia.
Make a check: Move 1 (lethal arms to UA) is one the main subjects of RF/US and RF/NATO discussions this week. Moves 2 to 5 have already been accomplished, fortunately resulting in setbacks for the Εmpire’s policy.
Notice also (page 136 of the report) that Rand itself scores the chances of success of the proposed moves as follows: move 1 “Medium”, moves 2 to 6 “Low”.
And, I’m afraid that these guys may be THAT stupid (and desperate); they dare to realize move No 6.
Thank you Saker and Pepe. You do a great job!
Here a piece from Xi Dadas news outlet, Global Times, just published and translated. (Sorry long text)
China makes it very clear.
China will not allow “chaos and war”, and it will do what it says
Global Times 2022-01-12 23:52
The following article is from Global Times Author editorial
The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the phone on the situation in Kazakhstan, saying that “China and Russia, as permanent members of the UN Security Council and friendly neighbors of Central Asian countries, must not allow chaos and war to arise in Central Asia”. The signal sent by China is very clear and needs to be carefully weighed by the parties concerned.
Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia, and its common border with China is more than 1,700 kilometers long, so it is closely related to China’s national security to prevent “color revolutions” and “three forces” from causing regional unrest and spillover to the neighboring countries. This is closely related to China’s national security and is a common task for the Central Asian region. China has made clear that it will not allow “chaos and war”, reflecting the responsibility of a great power, that is, we will not stand by and watch anything that is detrimental to China’s national interests and the common welfare of the region.
China has the largest number of neighbors in the world, with 14 neighbors bordering China on land. It has always been China’s goal to ensure that chaos and crises that affect China’s sovereignty, security and development interests do not occur in its neighborhood. China will not allow “chaos and war” to arise. This is the attitude that China has solemnly revealed when it comes to matters of major security concerns and when they are facing disturbances by foreign forces, such as the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea. China is very cautious in handling international affairs, and once it has said it, it will do what it says.
No country’s development can be separated from the stable environment around it. If neighboring countries fall into turmoil, political and social stability is difficult to maintain, and eventually even “chaos and war”, their impact will most likely spill out. The United States is well versed in this, in the case of ensuring their own surroundings are “submissive”, constantly projecting resources to other major powers around, disrupting the situation. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO’s many rounds of “eastern expansion” is constantly encroaching on Russia’s periphery. Now it is also aimed at China’s surroundings, in the South China Sea, the East China Sea, stirring up muddy water, China’s periphery of many wind and grass, often see the shadow of Washington behind.
Therefore, never allow “chaos and war” is a bottom-line thinking, it is in a major critical juncture to draw the red line that can not be crossed. Of course, this does not mean a change in the principle of “non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries”. Whether it is the situation in Kazakhstan, or in Afghanistan national reconciliation, Myanmar civil unrest and other issues, we always highly respect the sovereignty of the countries concerned, emphasizing the premise of compliance with the rules for stakeholders to sit down and talk, through dialogue, negotiation and consultation and other peaceful means to bridge differences and resolve disputes.
Some people in the U.S. and the West may find it difficult to understand this point. In their countries’ experience, “engagement” means more of a destructive overthrow, with a subtext that often contains strong signals of regime overthrow and system transformation, and the threat of military means at every turn. The serious refugee crisis caused by several wars in the Middle East and North Africa since the 21st century has become a regional problem, and the U.S. and Western countries that caused this disaster have repeatedly shirked their responsibilities. This brings to mind a famous quote by the ancient Roman historian Tacitus: “They make desolation, but call it peace.”
As it turns out, there are few major regional crises in the world in which the U.S. and Western countries are not involved, and they are even the biggest sources of “chaos and war” themselves. In order to seek geopolitical self-interest, they have been stirring up opposition and looking for proxies in other countries with a sense of “missionary” superiority, even going so far as to use force to forcibly transform a society with a completely different historical and cultural tradition, regardless of whether the shoes they pull out fit the feet of the place.
The public opinion noted that Wang Yi said during his call with Lavrov that the two sides should “play to their respective strengths to help Central Asian countries fight the epidemic, develop their economies and work to eliminate the social soil that breeds unrest”. This is fundamentally different from the U.S. and the West, which export ideology every day and frequently incite “color revolutions,” and more and more countries are already experiencing this sharp contrast.
China will never allow “chaos and war”, and it will do what it says.
I am 100% sure that they are not over
By the way, regarding that $81 billion in Americastani weapons the dead weight anchors and guests on Fox Hasbara and Fox Plunderbund, and their viewership constantly crow about — did we get the answer regarding what that stuff was going to be used for 5 January 2022?
Or was it all destroyed in various parties, some of which were filmed and uploaded to Youtube.
There is a fire at the end of Turkish politics, I suggest one stays away from it or risk your n-hood being burn down.
and now Russia, de facto, has a pentagon funded biowarfare lab in it’s hands (in Almaty). Well done US/UK, round of applause, incompetence on a scale only MI6 can achieve with regularity.
Given Turkey appears to be entering a bit of hyper-inflation, would this blow back on them? It would have paid off, if it succeeded, but what rabbit does Erdogan have left to pull out of the hat?
Is this the same Erdogan that Russia alerted to the coup, in doing so, preventing his demise; purchased the s400’s from and built Turk-Steam ??? WTF! Oh yeah, let’s not forget, killed a Russian pilot and was forgiven.?
Although the attack was on Kazakhstan, this was an attack on Russian Security and so what the hell are they doing entertaining this duplicitous ingrate?
Furthermore, 22 CIA, 16 Turks and 6 Mossad ). That the main protagonists across the table this weak are US/Israeli Dual citizens, what’s not to understand who Russia’s Enemy ( Bitter old Bolsheviks ) are?
I’m asking for a friend.
Having Turkey as a “friendish” or neutral country is a great asset for Russia.
For one thing, the S-400 sales to Turkey planted a great wedge between Turkey and NATO; not only is Turkey suffering catastrophic sanctions, but the US is pulling assets from Turkey as well.
Besides, weapons sales to Turkey also mean parts, ammunition, and training purchases. This brings Turkey closer to Russia, much to the US consternation. Not only on personal level, as in friendships, but also as a way of gauging NATO training and ideology. Not that they need it, but one cannot have enough information.
Finally, and this just my suspicion, I would also be surprised if Russia does not have a means for the S-400 radars of “phoning home.” This would allow Russia to extend her radar coverage in the eastern Mediterranean if placed anywhere to coast. The system is a highly complex one, and hiding a modem IP inside another chip should be trivial to implement, highly impossible to detect.
For the same reason, I also suspect that Russia has implemented a “kill switch” to deactivate these weapons in case Turkey’s foreign policy clashes
with the Russian interest.
All in all, I believe the trade off is still worth it; better have an ambiguous Erdogan than having a NATO puppet ruling the country.
Your points are valid. Erdogan though is not ambiguous, he’s a Class A C.U Next Tuesday and the main reason for Russia’s tolerance is that they need access through the Bosporus- Black Sea to Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean via Gibraltar and Indian Ocean through Suez for their exports.
Although regrettable, the delirium of the West is really comical and laughable:
USA/NATO : we affirm that Santa Claus exists, fairies, gnomes, orcs, thor and elves exist.
RUSSIAN SENSE: you are not realizing the gravity of the moment, we are cornered.
US/NATO: We reaffirm that Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Dwarfs, Bigfoot, Vampire and Werewolf all exist.
MYSTERIOUS RUSSIANS: military-technical
ON THE SOFA IN THE WHITE HOUSE (Biden sleepily points to his grandson and says): This is my son who died.
It won’t be the last colour revolution.
Plenty of places for the jihadis to go- India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, sundry small countries in Asia and Africa.
Not to forget the ongoing going ‘colors’, in the U. S. of A., to be continued in the summer of chaos when the weather improves. Coming right up. Brace ppl, brace.
An excellent article and very factual. The author should have also mentioned the role of the Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence Directorate (ISI) in training thousands of extremists now based on the unruly territory of Afghanistan. The so-called International Islamic University in Islamabad is a hub for propagating Islamic extremist views on students from all the Central Asian states. Moreover the Pakistani and Turkish intel have also worked very closely in boosting Islamic radicalism from Syria to Tajikistan. One should read Antonio Guistozzi’s well-researched book on the Islamic State in Afghanistan and Khorasan for Pakistani ISI involvement with IS.
Look at this editorial Chinese article from the official newspaper from the Chinese governemnt. https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202201/1245803.shtml
”The US knows this well. And it has been constantly stirring up unrest in neighbors of other big countries, while keeping stable the environment surrounding itself.”
Andrew Korbyko says that you are spreading disinformation on VK!
Here is the link, and read the reaction to my comments.
I watched Amanpour interview a Kazak diplomat on CNN a couple of days ago. Although, as expected, she tried to present a Western friendly narrative with biased questions, the answers given by the highly competent diplomat made it clear that it was a violent attempt at regieme change organised by forces outside of the country. Amanpour simply could not refute the patently accurate information articulated by the Kazak representative.
Portuguese translation at
As far as I see it, Kazakhstan joining the Union State mechanism would be the best guarantee of security in Central Asia against Anglozionist and Turkish meddling.
Turkey and its delusions of a Turkic Empire throughout Eurasia are begging to be smacked down.
This is the same Turkey that is ruthlessly repressing its own Kurdish national minority and has an fragile economy with skyrocketing inflation and a plummeting currency.
Yet Turkey has imperial ambitions to destabilize and penetrate many Eurasian nations by whipping up pan-Turkic ethnic nationalism.
This Turkish Empire will prove to be house of cards.
All it needs is a strong “wind” blowing eastward from Eurasia to raze Turkey to the the ground permanently.
If you start from the supposition that M16 a contract associate of the CIA is engaged to utilise its intelligence assets and resources in the Eurasia theatre to foment instability and division in the ex Soviet Republics by (1) exploiting the regional ambitions of the ultra nationalistic Turks with their fantasy of a Greater Turania and (2) increasing nationalist, ethnic tensions and pro- western sentiment. In support of M16 and a clandestine hybrid war agenda the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office will finance the soft power NGO’s and private consultancies to create social movements that provide cover and pretext for regime change operations.
This new gambit of the 19 century Great Game proceeds smoothly from M16 involvement in the Syrian proxy war conducted in close co-operation with their Turkish counterparts and state authorities.
Unfortunately the UK public is sleepwalking through this crisis misinformed and ignorant of the dangerous activities of their intelligence agencies and foreign office in both the Middle East and Eurasia. This amnesia also extends to UK left wing politicians and pundits who continue to vociferously support regime change in Syria and currently Kazakhstan
People need to understand M16 is a rogue agency unrestrained by any democratic scrutiny or sanctions with a secret unlimited budget.
The UK ruling class exhibits a visceral historic hatred of Russia which is rooted in anticommunism and its own imperial past. Add to this its illusion of a unique and equal partnership with the US Empire, its centrality in the global financial system and there’s little doubt that the conditioned response of the UK Government will be in lock step with CIA and M16 regime change strategy in Eurasia.