Originally published by Journal-NEO.org/.
Numerous publications that discuss the situation in Kazakhstan in recent days testify with increasing clarity that those events were sparked by outside forces.
Doesn’t the terrorist assault with two law enforcement officers getting decapitated on January 6 in Almaty resemble the recent attacks of DAESH (banned in the Russian Federation) terrorists in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan? And how about the footage of the overt distribution of firearms to the so-called protestors organized by the sponsors of the unrest that have recently surfaced on the social media, does it not confirm the presence of external foul play? Those events show all the earmarks of a premeditated armed coup attempt.
However, it cannot be overstated that the danger of such complications occurring in Kazakhstan and other states of Central Asia, mainly associated with the rapid advancement of the ideas of radicalism and extremism that are being spread by international terrorist organizations, including the DAESH (banned in Russia) has been highlighted for a long time. And this danger has noticeably increased recently against the backdrop of the failure of the so-called coalition forces in Afghanistan and the keen interest shown by Washington to reestablish a foothold in Central Asia, which American soldiers fled with shame from last August. Moreover, to justify the need for its military personnel in Central Asia, the United States has already demonstrated readiness to bribe individual corrupt officials employed by certain regional players. It’s equally willing to undermine social stability in the region through its intelligence agencies and their tools such as USAID or such journals as the Caravanserai, that openly oppose the Central Asian integration processes.
And what about Washington’s continuous allocation of the diplomatic personnel to Central Asia with extensive experience in the staging of government coups and color revolutions that possesses extensive military-strategic knowledge, which has been repeatedly discussed by NEO.
Should we then be surprised that there’s striking similarities between the recent events in Kazakhstan and the Maidan coup? As a matter of fact, there’s quite a few of them. Firstly there were calls to seize government and law enforcement buildings, together with military facilities. Then there were coordinators in the crowd that were working in accordance with the well-tested manuals imported from abroad, and most importantly, there are forces that directly benefit from this chaos. And no matter what the official pretext for such a Maidan is, lowering fuel prices or fighting corruption, the principal part is a ghost of indirect foreign control that is looming behind the good intentions.
We witness attempts to exploit the social discontent of the population to undermine the entire system of power, which is so despised by the West, orchestrated by external forces. And we’ve all seen the exact same thing in Ukraine. Earmarks of the same approach were visible in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan in 2020.
And there’s confirmation that there was a single center that coordinated anti-government demonstrations in Kazakhstan that was obtained by Ukrainian researchers, which shows that the United States used the so-called Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan NGO located in Ukraine and controlled by SBU to organize terrorist attacks together with attempts to undermine the Kazakh constitutional system.
No one is hiding Ukraine’s involvement in the events in Kazakhstan today. Even a citizen of Ukraine, that remains under arrest in Rustavi prison, ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, who is the head of Executive Committee of Ukraine’s National Reform Council, recently announced on his Facebook page a meeting of Kazakh opposition in his mansion in Kiev.
It is known that the disgraced former Kazakh energy and trade minister, billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov, who is residing in Kiev, took part in coordinating the protests in Kazakhstan just as well. The numbers listed by him for feedback on the social media have the codes of Ukrainian operators, according to the Ukrainian media site Strana.ua. Having been under investigation since 1999 on charges of embezzlement, concealment of income, creation of an organized crime group, abuse of power, and escaping justice in the West, Ablyazov was treated kindly in Britain, wherein 2009 he received refugee status. However, in February 2012, a British court ruled that Ablyazov had committed a number of offenses and sentenced him in his absence to 22 months in prison for contempt of court. Meanwhile, Ablyazov fled to France.
It was Ukraine that Kazakh opposition figures and their Western sponsors chose as their main base of operations. After 2014, Ukraine became a trash heap, where Russophobes from Kazakhstan, Georgia and Uzbekistan were welcomed. Kyiv would semi-officially host the headquarters of the so-called Belarusian opposition. With the blessing of the West, Ukraine has become a platform for spreading color revolutions, social unrest and government coups in the post-Soviet space using numerous European and American non-governmental structures.
And it’s safe to say that after 2014 Ukrainian radicals have become one with the Ukrainian state. They are being guided by the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs or the Security Service of Ukraine, and when they go on a mission, including the one in Kazakhstan, these people continue receiving the support of their state. Repeatedly Kazakh migrants would admit that their fellow compatriots were receiving training in Ukraine from street fighting instructors. So it would not be surprising if, due to the massive anti-terrorist special operation organized by the Kazakh authorities in Almaty or other cities of Kazakhstan, Ukrainians were to be detained among the active participants in the riots.
On January 5, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that the protests in the country should be viewed as an act of “external aggression”. Addressing the citizens of Kazakhstan, Tokayev stressed that he would do everything to protect their interests and noted that the protests in the country should be viewed as an act of “external aggression”.
On January 6, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also described the riots as an “outside-inspired” attempt to undermine the security and integrity of Kazakhstan through the use of well-trained and well-organized armed formations. It is noted that the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) made an appropriate decision at the request of Kazakhstan, following Article 4 of the Treaty of May 15, 1992, to immediately provide this country with the necessary support and assistance, including military assistance.
At present, the situation in Kazakhstan is normalizing, ordinary life in this country is getting better. According to Kazakh President Tokayev, the previously announced two-week state of emergency will be gradually lifted in regions where life has already returned to normal.
Vladimir Platov, expert on the Middle East, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
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