Wednesday, May 29, 2013

China's Central Asia Problem

Since 1990, 34 new countries have been created with South Sudan's addition in 2011 being the latest but certainly not the last.
Washington's regime change hit list is almost endless. One commonly used practice is to destabilize the target country and to carve out territories. Afterwards a puppet government is installed and a permanent U.S. military presence established. Lo and behold, we can welcome a new subordinate country completely led by the United States. The "Mafia State" Kosovo is a prime example of this modus operandi and it was so successful in Yugoslavia that it is again being implemented in China:
Uyghur leader gives Chinese diplomats a history lesson at UN
The meeting at the UN in which Chinese representatives met with representatives from Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Tibet was marked by the diplomatically discourteous actions of the Chinese representatives and Rebiya Kadeer's speech.
A Chinese diplomat stated that no states named East Turkestan, Inner Mongolia and Tibet existed in China, and that they were historically Chinese territory.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The New Great Game Round-Up #3

The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region.

The proxy war in Syria is still in full swing and affects not only the Middle East but also Central Asia and the Caucasus. There are even a few Central Asian fighters among the 'Syrian rebels':
Three Tajik citizens killed since start of hostilities in Syria – special services of Tajikistan
The threat of joining terrorist and extremist groups by young Tajik citizens has become the reason of the decision to bring students studying at religious education institutions abroad back to the home country. Otherwise, the circumstances would be irreversible, Melikov believes.
Two Kyrgyzstanis recruited for Syria return home
Preventive and precautionary measures aimed at preventing involvement of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic in extremist and terrorist activities, and participation in armed clashes in Syria and other countries in the Middle East continue. At the same time GKNB is working on identification of traffickers and recruiters.
We probably shouldn't wait for an investigation to expose the culprits as long as this could damage certain business relations.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

The New Great Game Round-Up #2

The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region.

Doku Umarov's Caucasus Emirate suffered a setback this week [emphasis mine]:  
Terrorist ‘military emir’ killed in Russia’s North Caucasus
A key militant leader, described as the right-hand man of the Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, was killed by special operations soldiers in a shootout in the North Caucasus, the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee said.
Dzhamaleil Mutaliev, also known by the nickname ‘Adam,’ was killed in Nazran District of the North Caucasus Republic of Ingushetia on Tuesday. Mutaliev was believed to be a leading figure of the international terrorist group Imarat Kavkaz and the head of the region’s militant underground.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Qatar and the Islamization of Tajikistan

The Islamization of Central Asia and the Caucasus is a key part of the Pentagon's Gladio B operations, as Sibel Edmonds pointed out in her interviews regarding Gladio B. Using the example of Tajikistan we can see how the NATOGCC corporation is implementing this strategy. First I want to draw your attention to an article published 2010 in Der Spiegel [emphasis mine]:
'There Will Be Another War': An Islamist Uprising in Tajikistan
Even international observers consider Tajikistan to be a failed state in the midst of a national crisis. There is a growing mood of protest, which benefits the Islamic opposition. Some 364 new mosques have been opened since the beginning of the year, and in Dushanbe more and more women are seen wearing veils in public.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The New Great Game Round-Up #1

The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region.

This week we start with a story which was widely covered in the mainstream media:
US 'spy' Ryan Fogle expelled after CIA refused to stop recruiting, say Russians
He was caught while allegedly attempting to convince an FSB agent focused on fighting terrorism in the troubled north Caucasus to work for the CIA.
Russia highlighted that this is not an isolated case:
FSB Officer Complains of Repeated CIA Infiltration Attempts 
“Over the past two years we have been observing persistent attempts by the CIA to recruit employees of Russian law enforcement and security agencies,” the man said, with his face concealed and his voice altered to protect his identity, adding that in January a CIA officer had been expelled from Russia.

Welcome to the New Great Game

Although widely ignored by the mainstream media Central Asia and the Caucasus region are of vital importance. The players who are competing in this region include the last remaining superpower, the United States, its main challenger China and a reinvigorated Russia, which regards Central Asia as its "backyard", among others. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter and architect of the infamous Operation Cyclone, explains the motivating forces behind the New Great Game in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard:
"But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold." (p.124)
Eurasian geopolitical map