Kyrgyzstan drops foreign troops demand

OSH, Kyrgyzstan – From wire dispatches
Kyrgyz interim government leader Rosa Otunbayeva speaks to the media in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Tuesday. AP photo
Kyrgyz interim government leader Rosa Otunbayeva speaks to the media in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Tuesday. AP photo

Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday withdrew a demand for foreign peacekeepers to calm deadly ethnic unrest in the country’s south as some reports suggested that the rioting was deliberately provoked.

The southern part of the impoverished Central Asian nation has been convulsed by days by rioting targeting minority Uzbeks, leaving the country’s second-largest city, Osh, in smoldering ruins and prompting tens of thousands of Uzbeks to flee for their lives to neighboring Uzbekistan, sparking fears of a humanitarian catastrophe.

Interim President Roza Otunbayeva insisted again Tuesday that supporters of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev stoked the conflict, according to a report by the Associated Press. “Many instigators have been detained and they are giving evidence on Bakiyev’s involvement in the events. No one has doubts that he is involved,” she said.

From self-imposed exile in Belarus, Bakiyev denied any ties to the violence Monday.

An Uzbek community leader in Osh also accused Bakiyev’s family of fomenting the ethnic violence that has killed more than a hundred and created thousands of refugees.

“This was a planned action against Uzbeks,” Dzhalaldin Salakhitdinov, president of the Uzbek cultural center in Osh, told Bloomberg by telephone. “We supported the interim government but the old officials who used to enjoy life and who lost power didn’t want any stability. They wanted the interim government to lose its authority so they created provocation against Uzbeks.”

Rupert Collie, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, told reporters in Geneva there was evidence the violence was coordinated and began with five simultaneous attacks in Osh by men wearing balaclavas, a type of ski mask. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said the fighting “appears to be orchestrated, targeted and well-planned” and urged authorities to act before it spread further.

No need for foreign troops

Otunbayeva said foreign forces were no longer needed as the unrest between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz around the cities of Jalalabad and Osh was abating after five days of bitter clashes.

Uzbekistan accepted tens of thousands of ethnic Uzbek refugees who crossed the border but has now shut the frontier, leaving thousands waiting to cross in desperate conditions, Agence France-Presse correspondents reported.

“There is not a need to send peacekeeping forces,” Otunbayeva told a news conference. “We hope to deal with this situation with our own forces,” she added, saying the clashes were now “on the wane.”

Otunbayeva had appealed to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last weekend to send military forces, saying the situation in the south of the country was out of control. Russia turned down the Kyrgyz plea for troops, saying the violence is an internal issue.

The Health Ministry on Tuesday said the death toll from the clashes had reached 171, with nearly 1,800 injured. Observers believe the real figures to be much higher, with communities burying bodies before the deaths had been registered. In addition, many Uzbek refugees arriving in Uzbekistan had gunshot wounds.

The situation at the border crossing with Uzbekistan remained dire, with thousands waiting in the hope of being let over the barbed-wire border. But the Uzbek side was only allowing the occasional wounded person through.

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Compiled from AFP, AP and Bloomberg stories by the Daily News staff.

Kyrgyzstan’s playboy ‘prince’ accused of financing unrest

BISHKEK – Agence France-Presse
Kyrgyzstan's playboy 'prince' accused of financing unrest

Authorities have accused the son of Kyrgyzstan’s ousted president, nicknamed “the prince” and known for his playboy lifestyle, of being a prime instigator of ethnic violence gripping the country.

Maxim Bakiyev, 32, known for his penchant for luxury, is the son of the country’s former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who was toppled in violent street protests in April and subsequently fled the country.

“The ‘wallet’ of these riots is the son of the former president, Maxim Bakiyev, who started financing the riots back in April,” first Deputy Prime Minister Almazbek Atambayev said at a news conference.

Atambayev said that the inter-ethnic riots were paid for with $10 million from Bakiyev’s pocket.

Maxim Bakiyev was arrested Monday in Britain after being listed as wanted by Interpol, Kyrgyz officials said. He landed at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire with a private plane in an apparent bid to apply for asylum.

The announcement of Bakiyev’s arrest was made on national television by the chairman of the Kyrgyz State Agency for National Security, Kenishbek Duishebayev, the U.S.-sponsored website Central Asia Online reported.

The Kyrgyz authorities said they would fight for Maxim Bakiyev’s extradition. His family has denied any involvement with the latest unrest.

“We have facts and proof that he is guilty of crimes, which I hope will help us bring him to trial and we will of course ask Britain to extradite Maxim Bakiyev,” interim leader Roza Otunbayeva said at a news conference Tuesday.

‘A taste for luxury’

Maxim Bakiyev occupied top posts under his father and was nicknamed the “Prince” by opposition activists.

After studying law, he was appointed to head the Kyrgyz Central Agency for Development, Investment, and Innovations, a post that gave him control of state assets and loans.

Maxim Bakiyev “practically took into his hands the management of executive power,” Otunbayeva told the Echo of Moscow radio station in February.

Members of his entourage told the Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda that he had a taste for luxury, playing with a deck of gold playing cards and wearing expensive Swiss watches.

Maxim Bakiyev was popular with women and dated a series of girlfriends, including models, before marrying the daughter of Bishkek’s former mayor, the tabloid reported in April.

He is reportedly a shareholder of Britain’s Blackpool football club – and was even photographed on the stands with the club’s president, Latvian businessman Valery Belokon.

In another sporting venture, in 2007 he was appointed head of Kyrgzystan’s wrestling federation.

As the street protests that ousted his father broke out, Maxim Bakiyev was due to be the key speaker at a conference on investing in Kyrgyzstan in Washington DC, organized along with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In April prosecutors launched criminal charges against Maxim Bakiyev, accusing him of abuse of power and embezzling state loans.

He was charged with transferring at least $35 million dollars of a $300 million state loan from Russia to a number of bank accounts.

In May Interpol posted Maxim Bakiyev as wanted on its website.

Maxim Bakiyev is also being investigated by the interim Kyrgyz government for possible corrupt business practices related to fuel supply contracts he handled for the U.S. airbase at Manas, a key site for military operations in Afghanistan.

An audio recording was circulated in May on the Internet in which Maxim Bakiyev and his brother Janysh were apparently heard plotting a smear campaign and counter-coup against the new Kyrgyz authorities.

He and his family fled the volatile Central Asian country and he was given refuge by Belarus, but Maxim Bakiyev’s whereabouts remained unknown, although Russian newspapers reported that he was sighted in Latvia.

The Tail or the Dog? Debate on US-Zionist Alliance on KB Show Tuesday!

The Tail or the Dog? Debate on US-Zionist Alliance on KB Show Tuesday!


Tuesday, June 15th, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern) on http://NoLiesRadio.org, to be archived here a few hours later…

Philosophy professor and 9/11 truth supporter Richard Curtis debates anti-Zionist activist Jeff Blankfort on just who’s wagging whom here. Does the Israel lobby dominate US Mideast policy, as Jeff Blankfort has argued? Or is Israel just an expendable forward base for US empire, as Richard Curtis suggests?

Note: Richard Curtis’s new book, to which I contributed, will be in print very soon, and may be ordered now.

[Also note: I will be discussing this topic in a symposium with Gilad Atzmon and Jim Fetzer of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, in London, UK, on July 14th, 6-9:30 PM, Friends House, Euston Road opposite Euston Station. Please spread the word! More details at Rediscover911. ]



Kevin Barrett
Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters: http://www.questioningthewaronterror.com

Kyrgyz stations shut down, only state TV broadcasting

Kyrgyz stations shut down, only state TV broadcasting

Kyrgyz Interior Ministry forces conduct house-to-house searches in the city of Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan, today. (AP)

Kyrgyz Interior Ministry forces conduct house-to-house searches in the city of Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan, today. (AP)

New York, June 14, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by reports that local television stations in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh were ordered to cease transmission on Friday by the city government in the wake of interethnic violence in the region. Osh residents now have access only to the state television channel, KTR, and several Russian television channels, the independent news agency Zpress reported.

“We call on the Kyrgyz government to allow all television stations to resume broadcasting immediately,” CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said. “It is critical that the government does not censor independent journalists during this breaking story in the south of Kyrgyzstan.”

According to local press reports, on Friday, the independent Osh television channels Osh TV and Mezon TV, and the recently nationalized, Russian-language channel Piramida, stopped broadcasting on the orders of the Osh city government, which did not publicly explain why it was shutting down the stations. Since the order to stop broadcasting, Mezon TV and Osh TV have both been vandalized, the independent regional news Web site Ferghana reported. The news Web site Vesti reported on Saturday that the regional television station in Jalal-Abad was in flames.

Kyrgyz official estimates put the death toll from ethnic clashes in Osh and Jalal-Abad, which have been raging since Friday, at 125. But according to the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC), the count stands much higher; The New York Timesreported today that an ICRC spokesperson put the estimate at more than 700.

International news reports say tens of thousands of ethnic Uzbeks have fled the two cities and crossed the border into Uzbekistan to escape the violence. What prompted the clashes remains unclear, but armed criminal gangs of men in their 20s have been attacking ethnic Uzbek neighborhoods in both cities, setting houses and stores on fire and shooting people trying to flee. The Kyrgyzstan interim government led by Roza Otunbayeva declared a curfew on Saturday, deployed troops to the region, and gave “shoot-to-kill” powers to security forces in the south, according to news reports.

In a separate incident, Uzbek police in the city of Andijan are holding a prominent independent journalist for a second day. The reporter, Aleksei Volosevich, who is based in the capital, Tashkent, had travelled to the border with Kyrgyzstan to report on the humanitarian crisis resulting from ongoing clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks in the Fergana Valley cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad. Volosevich, who was reporting for Ferghana, was detained when he tried to get to the Yor-Kishlok village in Uzbekistan, where Uzbek refugees from the clashes have been arriving from Kyrgyzstan. At around 7 p.m. yesterday, Volosevich was photographing buses transporting the refugees,Ferghana reported, and did not have his personal documents on him—they were in a bag he had temporarily handed to a colleague at the time of the arrest. His mobile phone is turned off, and CPJ was unable to make contact with him. Volosevich is currently being held at the Andijan regional police department, Ferghana said.

“We call on Andijan police to immediately release our colleague Aleksei Volosevich and stop obstructing him and other reporters from doing their job,” Ognianova said.

Ethnic Uzbeks comprise one-fifth of the population of Kyrgyzstan—the biggest minority in the country; most live in the south. Since the ousting of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April, tensions have grown between ethnic Uzbeks, who largely support the interim government, and ethnic Kyrgyz, who largely back Bakiyev in the south. Over the weekend, Otunbayeva blamed the exiled Bakiyev for instigating the clashes from abroad to destabilize the country ahead of a referendum scheduled for June 27 to adopt a new constitution. Bakiyev categorically denied the claims from his temporary home in Minsk,Belarus, according to international news reports.

June 14, 2010 6:15 PM ET | Permalink

EU chief warns ‘democracy could disappear’ in Greece, Spain and Portugal

Nightmare vision for Europe as EU chief warns ‘democracy could disappear’ in Greece, Spain and Portugal

By JASON GROVES

Democracy could ‘collapse’ in Greece, Spain and Portugal unless urgent action is taken to tackle the debt crisis, the head of the European Commission has warned.

In an extraordinary briefing to trade union chiefs last week, Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso set out an ‘apocalyptic’ vision in which crisis-hit countries in southern Europe could fall victim to military coups or popular uprisings as interest rates soar and public services collapse because their governments run out of money.

The stark warning came as it emerged that EU chiefs have begun work on an emergency bailout package for Spain which is likely to run into hundreds of billions of pounds.

Crisis point: Demonstrators protest cuts announced by the Government in Malaga last week in an echo of the Greek crisisCrisis point: Demonstrators protest cuts announced by the Government in Malaga last week in an echo of the Greek crisis

A £650 billion bailout for Greece has already been agreed.

John Monks, former head of the TUC, said he had been ‘shocked’ by the severity of the warning from Mr Barroso, who is a former prime minister of Portugal.

Mr Monks, now head of the European TUC, said: ‘I had a discussion with Barroso last Friday about what can be done for Greece, Spain, Portugal and the rest and his message was blunt: “Look, if they do not carry out these austerity packages, these countries could virtually disappear in the way that we know them as democracies. They’ve got no choice, this is it.”

‘He’s very, very worried. He shocked us with an apocalyptic vision of democracies in Europe collapsing because of the state of indebtedness.’

Greece, Spain and Portugal, which only became democracies in the 1970s, are all facing dire problems with their public finances. All three countries have a history of military coups.

Greece has been rocked by a series of national strikes and riots this year following the announcement of swingeing cuts to public spending designed to curb Britain’s deficit.

Spain and Portugal have also announced austerity measures in recent weeks amid growing signs that the international markets are increasingly worried they could default on their debts.

General Francisco Franco
Georgios Papadopoulos
Ant¢nio-de-Oliveira-Salazar

Dictatorships: An end to democracy in Europe could see a return of figures ruling dictatorships. General Franco was dictator of Spain until 1975; Georgios Papadopoulos led a military junta until 1973; and Antonio de Oliveira Salazar ruled as Portugese president until 1968

Other EU countries seeing public protests over austerity plans include Hungary, Italy and Romania, where public sector pay is to be slashed by 25 per cent.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who visited Madrid last week, said the situation in Spain should serve as a warning to Britain of the perils of failing to tackle the deficit quickly.

He said the collapse of confidence in Spain had seen interest rates soar, adding: ‘As the nation with the highest deficit in Europe in 2010, we simply cannot afford to let that happen to us too.’

Mr Barroso’s warning lays bare the concern at the highest level in Brussels that the economic crisis could lead to the collapse of not only the beleaguered euro, but the EU itself, along with a string of fragile democracies.

DICTATORSHIPS

GREECE: Georgios Papadopoulos was dictator from 1967 to 1974.
The Colonel led the military coup d’etat in 1967 against King Constantine II amid political instability. He was leader of the junta which ruled until 1974.
Papadopoulos was overthrown by Brigadier Dimitrios Ioannidis in 1973. Democracy was restored in 1975.

SPAIN: General Francisco Franco led Spain from 1936 until his death in 1975. At the end of the Spanish Civil War he dissolved the Spanish Parliament and established a right-wing authoritarian regime that lasted until 1978. After his death Spain gradually began its transition to democracy.

PORTUGAL: Antonio de Oliveira Salazar’sregime and its secret police ruled the country from 1932 to 1968. He founded and led the Estado Novo, the authoriatan, right-wing government that controlled Portugal from 1932 to 1974. After Salazar’s death in 1970, his regime persisted until it eventually fell after the Carnation Revolution.

But it risks infuriating governments in southern Europe which are already struggling to contain public anger as they drive through tax rises and spending cuts in a bid to avoid disaster.

Mr Monks yesterday warned that the new austerity measures themselves could take the continent ‘back to the 1930s’.

In an interview with the Brussels-based magazine EU Observer he said: ‘This is extremely dangerous.

‘This is 1931, we’re heading back to the 1930s, with the Great Depression and we ended up with militarist dictatorship.

‘I’m not saying we’re there yet, but it’s potentially very serious, not just economically, but politically as well.’

Mr Monks said union barons across Europe were planning a co-ordinated ‘day of action’ against the cuts on 29 September, involving national strikes and protests.

David Cameron will travel to Brussels on Thursday for his first summit of EU leaders since the election.

Leaders are expected to thrash out a rescue package for Spain’s teetering economy. Spain is expected to ask for an initial guarantee of at least £100 billion, although this figure could rise sharply if the crisis deepens.

News of the behind-the-scenes scramble in Brussels spells bad news for the British economy as many of our major banks have loaned Spain vast sums of money in recent years.

Germany’s authoritative Frankfurter Allgemeine Newspaper reported that Spain is poised to ask for multi-billion pound credits.

Mr Barroso and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank are united on the need for a rescue plan.

The looming bankruptcy of Spain, one of the foremost economies in Europe, poses far more of a threat to European unity and the euro project than Greece.

Greece contributes 2.5 percent of GDP to Europe, Spain nearly 12 percent.

Yesterday’s report quoted German government sources saying: ‘We will lead discussions this week in Brussels concerning the crisis. It has intensified to the point that the states do not want to wait until the EU summit on Thursday in Brussels.”’

At the end of last month the credit rating agency Fitch downgraded Spain, triggering sharp falls on stock markets.

On Friday the administration in Madrid continued to insist no rescue package was necessary.  But Greece said the same thing before it came close to disaster.

Yesterday the European Commission and the statistics authority Eurostat met to consider Spain‘s plight as many EU countries consider the austerity package proposed by the Madrid administration insufficient to deal with the country‘s problems


Taliban–the Enemy We Are Allegedly “Forced” To Fight, But Cannot Find

Four Months In, Special Forces Team ‘Can’t Find the Taliban’

Four months into their tour in southern Afghanistan, a Special Forces A-team still has no idea who they’re fighting.

“I don’t know where to pinpoint them [or] how to pinpoint them,” the team’s intelligence sergeant tells Army Times ace Sean Naylor. “They’re not wearing awesome T-shirts that say, ‘I’m Taliban.’ ”

“I can’t find them,” he continues. “This is our biggest failure.”

As Naylor points out in his story (not yet online, alas), the team has been able to help stitch together a stronger local government. Some counterinsurgents might say that’s way more important than focusing on the enemy. Major General Mike Flynn, the top U.S. intelligence officer in Afghanistan, blasted his colleagues and subordinates earlier this year for focusing too much on whacking Taliban, and not enough on learning the cultural, social, and economic lay of the land.

But ignorance about the other side — I’m pretty sure Flynn didn’t have that in mind, either.

Photo: DoD


RIA Novosti Reports–Russia will not send peacekeepers to troubled Kyrgyzstan

[This means that Russia, as well as the US, wants the situation there to deteriorate further, until "International" intervention (mostly American) becomes acceptable to the Kyrgyz govt.  Russia and the United States are on the same page.  The only hope for the Kyrgyz people is the people themselves.  Kyrgyzstan must produce its own "JOHN CONNOR."]

Russia will not send peacekeepers to troubled Kyrgyzstan

Russia will not send peacekeepers to troubled Kyrgyzstan
Russia will not send peacekeepers to troubled Kyrgyzstan
Russia will not send peacekeepers to troubled Kyrgyzstan
Russia will not send peacekeepers to troubled Kyrgyzstan
16:56 15/06/2010
© RIA Novosti. Andrei Stenin

Russia will not send peacekeeping forces to Kyrgyzstan, which has been hit by deadly inter-ethnic clashes in recent days, Russia’s envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Tuesday.

“Such a step would be unjustified as we are taking here about an internal conflict,” Anvar Azimov said.

At least 170 people have been killed in the south of the Central Asian republic in five days of ethnic violence between Kyrgyz and Uzbek groups.

Tens of thousands of ethnic Uzbeks, who make up about half the population in the area, have fled to neighboring Uzbekistan.

Azimov said extra troops had already been sent to Kyrgyzstan to ensure the safety Russian servicemen and their families at the Kant military base, some 20 km from the capital Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader, Roza Otunbayeva, asked Russia last week to send peacekeepers to halt the violence, saying the situation was “out of control.”

The post-Soviet Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) decided at an emergency meeting in Moscow on Monday not to send troops but to provide logistical aid.

The interim government has imposed a state of emergency in Osh and Jalal-Abad and allowed police and the troops to shoot to kill in order to quash the riots and stop marauders.

The authorities also issued a decree allowing the Defense Ministry to call up reservists aged under 50 to normalize the situation as quickly as possible and restore law and order.

VIENNA, June 15 (RIA Novosti)

CSTO Sends Helicopters Troop Transport Trucks To Kyrgyz Govt.

Uzbek baby

Kyrgyz soldiers carry an Uzbek baby to safety in the southern city of Osh. Picture: AP Source: AP

RUSSIA appeared to edge closer to a military intervention in strife-torn Kyrgyzstan last night as aid began filtering into the south of the country where the death toll from ethnic clashes was expected to climb into the hundreds.

While security officials in the worst-hit areas reported an uneasy calm, residents from the ethnic Uzbek and Kyrgyz communities called for an international peacekeeping force to deliver aid and provide safe passage for victims of the violence.

An emergency meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation – a Russia-dominated security grouping of former Soviet states – agreed to send military helicopters and trucks to help the Kyrgyz interim government quell fighting.

Moscow has resisted two direct pleas from Kyrgyz interim President Roza Otunbayeva to lead a peacekeeping force, although it has sent hundreds of troops to reinforce its military base outside the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.

But Russian President Dmitry Medvedev yesterday described the situation in the south as “intolerable” and hinted troops could be deployed if conditions worsened.

“This is extremely dangerous for this region and it is necessary to do everything possible to put an end to such acts,” he said after the CSTO meeting in Moscow.

Russia’s reluctance is almost certainly linked to some degree to its disastrous 2008 intervention in Georgia, which it claimed was necessary to defend the tiny ethnic Ossetian minority but which drew international criticism.

Kyrgyz government officials say about 170 people have been killed and 1762 wounded since violence broke out last Thursday between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in the southern provinces of Osh and Jalalabad – strongholds of former president Kumanbek Bakiyev, who was ousted in a popular uprising in April.

However, Pierre-Emmanuel Ducruet, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, told The Australian that figure was likely to be “heavily underestimated”.

In Osh alone, he estimated, “not less than 3000″ people were in need of medical help, mostly for gunshot wounds, but the ICRC was concerned by reports that wounded and sick patients were unable to reach hospitals.

An additional 80,000 to 100,000 ethnic Uzbeks have flooded over the border into Uzbekistan.

While the Uzbek government has called for international aid to support the refugees and threatened yesterday to close its borders, aid workers reported ethnic Uzbek women and children continued to cross over yesterday afternoon.

The violence began in Osh when ethnic Kyrgyz gangs attacked the shops and homes of ethnic Uzbeks, igniting tensions between the two dominant groups in the region that have simmered for a generation.

By yesterday afternoon, police chief Omurbek Suvanaliyev said there was “a slow but growing stabilisation” in the south, although many residents remained barricaded behind burnt-out cars, rocks and building materials.

Journalists in Osh described streets littered with bodies, and Uzbek men roaming neighbourhoods with makeshift weapons to guard against Kyrgyz gangs and the Kyrgyz security forces they accuse of aiding them.

Medical supplies, food and body bags have begun trickling into the south, but Mr Ducruet said the situation was desperate for many barricaded in their homes or in refugee camps who were running out of food and water.

US authorities were rushing aid to the region via its Manas airbase in the north, a crucial supply base for NATO troops in Afghanistan.

The US has no plans to send peacekeepers in but sources said the White House was keen to co-ordinate any security response with Russia and other international players, and ensure foreign troops acted under UN auspices.

Rat Trail, Leading From Belarus, To Moscow, To South Kyrgyzstan

[Perhaps it is only coincidence, for those who believe in coincidences, but for me, I smell another big rat.   Word that political scientists from Belarus (the last known hideout of Bakyiev) journied to southern Kyrgyzstan just before the last riots got underway, right after Belarus' president visited Russian President Medvedev, could prove to be circumstantial evidence that it is Russia who is behind some of these latest provocations. SEE: Lukashenka and Medvedev to meet June 11 ]

Politician: Pogroms in Kyrgyzstan began after a visit to the country a number of Belarusian experts

“Directly to talk about the involvement of the official Minsk to unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan is not worth” – said June 15 the correspondent of IA REGNUM News political scientist Yuri Solozobov .

“However, there is information that a number of representatives of the Belarusian political science community at the start was unrest in Kyrgyzstan on an unofficial visit,” – the expert said.

Recall, June 14, located in Belarus under the personal protection of President Alexander Lukashenko deposed Kyrgyz leaderKurmanbek Bakiyev said he was not involved in unrest and riots in the south. In this June 15 it became known that Belarus has refused to extradite the current Bakiyev of the Kyrgyz authorities.

“Some instability arose in the republic after it was visited by several representatives of Belarus, very close to the official Minsk”, – stressed Solozobov.

“But I do not think that Belarus is the principal conductor of the current instability. The fact is that in the speeches themselves Kyrgyz politicians have repeatedly sounded the regional scale is such a wonderful expression of how” stable instability. “This phrase from the lexicon of American military and political analysts. Washington has long views Kyrgyzstan as an option exports the concept of managed instability in Afghanistan, “- noted political scientist.

“In Afghanistan, the U.S. is bogged down very hard. Their closest allies, Germany and Britain have openly expressed their lack of understanding of what they are doing in this God-forsaken country. And here are two landmark events. First, China has announced that he will invest in Xinjiang Uygur region a fantastic amount of one-third billion dollars. Thus, this area became the center of attraction for the entire region, including, and our Siberia. And just a couple of days the Americans announce fantastic trillion deposits of lithium, niobium and other wonderful items that will save Afghanistan and its people will do extraordinarily rich. As stated in one film, “save us can only marvel.” And the miracle happened – the ordinary American miracle, “- said Solozobov.

According to him, if Afghanistan becomes the center of the formation of Greater Central Asia, as and American strategists have dreamed, the instability must be somewhere to move. “And she moved to Kyrgyzstan with all the attendant consequences for us. Lights Ferghana valley in Uzbekistan, while we have an aging Karimov and potentially unstable state. And then everywhere – the Caucasus, southern Russia, the Volga region. The idea of stability under the green banner of the Islamic caliphate is already open discussed not only in mosques and homes of ordinary citizens, but politicians from the stands, “- said the expert.

“And in this complex geopolitical game Minsk is just one of many tools. So I would not overestimate or personal talents of Alexander Lukashenko, no talent of his henchmen, which are designed to pull the chestnuts out of the burning fire of the Central Asian” – summed up the Jury Solozobov.

Recall ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan on the latest official figures claimed the lives of more than 170 people.

Permanent news address: www.regnum.ru/news/polit/1294113.html

Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists kill a Shia journalist in Karachi

Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists kill a Shia journalist in Karachi

In yet another incident of sectarian target killing, terrorists of Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba killed Ayub Naqvi, a prominent publisher, writer and journalist in Karachi.

Given that the Shia massacre continues to be ignored by not only mainstream Pakistani media but also by the majority of “intellectual” Pakistani bloggers, the LUBP will continue reporting all acts of violence against all religious and ethnic groups in Pakistan.

Here is a news report of the above incident from the Shaheed Foundation Pakistan website (yes, most new agencies and blogs have ignored this news report so far):

Shia Journalist Ayub Naqvi Mustafa-abadi Martyred

SFP News
June 14, 2010

In spite of government claims of having taken action against culprits, series of target killings of Shia Muslims is continue on daily basis in Karachi and other parts of country. Now another Shia intellectual and Journalist Ayub Naqvi Mustafa Abadi son of Ibrahim Naqvi is shot martyred in Karachi at Nazimabad Petrol Pump.

Ayub Naqvi was a journalist, writer and publisher. He was owner of Asma Publication. Ayub wrote and published so many books. After attack he was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he declared dead. His body sent to old Rizvia, Masjid o Imambargah Shah-e-Karbala. Hiz Janza Namaz will be offered after Magrabain.

Anti Shia terrorists are not hidden, its not hidden hand, they are freely moving in the city, everyone knows terrorists have made organizations in which they arrange gatherings against Shia Muslims to mobilize common people against Shiite Muslims with their fake propaganda. Hatred and sectarian literature are continuously printed and circulated continuously against Shiite Muslims, and now also against Sunni Brelivis by same same [extremist Deobandi] terrorists.

Outside Agitation In Kyrgyzstan

Outside Agitation In Kyrgyzstan

By: Peter Chamberlin

In Kyrgyzstan, we see the democratic-revolutionary counterpart to America’s “intelligence-driven wars”—rumor-driven confrontations. It can be clearly seen in the so-called “ethnic-conflict” in southern Kyrgyzstan, where ethnic and cultural differences are being amplified by unknown forces firing machine guns from untagged vehicles, young women and old ladies screaming or whispering the right phrases in the right ears at the right times. (SEE: T. Sariev: VP considering the question of external assistance to resolve the situation in Osh ; “False Flag” Attack Tactics Being Deployed in S. Kyrgyz.)

Rumors of targeted killings and arsons in Uzbek areas were hyped by panicked individuals who were screaming for revenge, making Western news reports about “ethnic conflict” seem prescient. For the regime-changers, a word is more lethal than any bullet.

As far as I can tell, from my far western position and inability to understand anything Russian, it appears that Bakiyev and his supporters are leading the instability in the south, but in this game most things are not as they appear to be. There is evidence of outside instigation in the “ethnic-driven” violence. The evidence is largely circumstantial, coming from unusual statements made by government ministers:

“Yesterday, in Bishkek, will go out the young, among whom were specially trained women and elderly people, who understand perfectly well where and what to say, and many of the patriotic feelings yield to emotions, and the crowd became uncontrollable.”

This is evidence of an organized effort to condition locals in the proper tactics to be employed, teaching locals about the proper settings and jargons to be used to incite mass protests. This implies that someone is researching and polling the Kyrgyz locals, in order to learn what buttons to push, in order to drive them to the streets.

That someone is “Freedom House.” What I have described is exactly what Freedom House has done for Kyrgyz opposition forces in the past (SEE: U.S. Helped to Prepare the Way for Kyrgyzstan’s Uprising–March 30, 2005). The reports of gunmen in untagged cars expose the handiwork of even shadier operators, probably one of the interested intelligence agencies. Freedom House is our secret CIA, conducting destabilizing operations (euphemistically called “public diplomacy”) as an active element of US foreign policy.

To those who protest, “Why would America create a situation in Kyrgyzstan where Russian troops would be called in,” I can only say—who said that the US and Russia are on different sides in this attempt to start a Kyrgyz civil war? The truth about Moscow’s intentions will be made obvious when and if a decision is made to eliminate one of Kyrgyzstan’s two opposing military bases, by closing Manas, likewise, the composition of any intervening forces—whether US forces are invited to participate.

Putin is aware of the American hand in setting the stage for a synthetic (manufactured) civil war there. As a KGB officer, he has had privileged access to inside Soviet knowledge; therefore he recognizes the pattern of American “counter-intelligence” operations, set long ago in Central America, where then, as now, Freedom House was in the vanguard of invading American democratic-revolutionary forces.

In Nicaragua, the American right wing merged with the State Dept. to form a new psychological warfare arm, which was equipped at taxpayer expense with Army and Air Force psyop Special Forces experts. Foreknowledge of impending “Contra” (terrorist) forces attacks enabled the behaviorists at Langley and their civilian force of mind-manipulators, advertising specialists and psyop experts to prepare more effective propaganda which demonstrated an inside knowledge that lent credibility to their efforts.

Inside knowledge of local issues gathered by spies and researchers from Freedom House, coupled with knowledge of Contra plans, allowed the military recipients of all this information a degree of control over popular reactions. Oliver North described the operation as “the Enterprise,” according to the Iran/Contra Investigations, the source for the preceding information. The Office of Public Diplomacy was and is the heart of America’s official propaganda and an active element of force projection. That force is projected by Freedom House and dozens of other “non-governmental” organizations.

It is easy to recognize the footprint of this illegal international operation, the cornerstone of American foreign and domestic policy for the past thirty years. Voice of America (VOA) begins the agitation over airways, various innocuous seeming NGOs (non-governmental organizations) begin the actual invasion, masquerading as foreign “aid” programs, under the rubric of “democracy” building. Money pours in, printing presses begin to hum, cell phone towers go up, Internet services become available, armed agitators begin to stage “false flag” type attacks, intended to implicate pro-government forces. This is the pattern; the same pattern followed in the “Islamist” scenarios. The only difference being one of appearance—the so-called “Islamists” are merely Western-oriented revolutionaries in fitting disguises.

Countries such as Kyrgyzstan do suffer from ethnic tension, but much of that was caused by poor Soviet planning in the arbitrary creation of satellite country borders, without regard for the ethnic or religious make-up of the local populations. The Fergana Valley borders are a total mess, just like the British-drawn borders which cause so much trouble in the Middle East and South Asia today. Uzbeks and Tajiks, who were simply drawn into Kyrgyzstan, suffer today as the latest targeted groups for those masked individuals who want ethnic civil war to rise-up in central Asia, just as they did before that in Iraq, Afghanistan and a dozen other places.

Russia knows all of this, in far greater detail than any of us can fathom, since, for the past thirty years, they have been on the receiving end of this organized campaign of psychological warfare. It effectively destroyed the Soviet Union and nearly every other upstart maverick/rogue nation leftover from its dissolution. All of this covert action hitting them below the belt, yet still today they play along with all the American and British games, never for a moment giving the appearance of any doubt or lack of faith in Bush or Obama.—What gives?

It is very likely that Russian troops will answer the call to save Kyrgyzstan; in which case, they will be fighting the revolutionaries and the rabble empowered by American social engineers. Will Putin and Medvedev continue to play along then, as well? I am inclined to believe that they will—nothing will change. Everyone involved knows that American corporations are needed to develop the complex transportation system needed for harvesting the energy mother lode. No one else has the necessary cash (even if it is funny money) required for this massive project at this time.

It appears that it no longer matters what America does to have our way with the world, just as long as we continue to lead through the troubled times we all face. If a Pax Americana is truly the desired shape of the new world order, then it will not matter that perfectly stable countries like Kyrgyzstan are agitated to a state where they cause their own destruction to bring this about. It will not matter that religious and ethnic rivalries are intentionally fanned into sectarian or secular civil war, in order to advance the “American way of life.” It will not matter that fascist policies (which are indistinguishable from Nazism) have become the root of American foreign policy, as long as America keeps this shaky world order from flying apart until the new one can be cobbled together.

Who needs a new world order based on fascism, racial and religious war? This is what we have come to and where we are heading at full speed. But it could all change in the blink of an eye, if only one of our real leaders would truly lead us, by saying “No to the New World Order.”

Obama, you could do it, just the same as Putin could, but it would require a backbone that neither of you has ever displayed.

Yeah, I know you are listening….

The people of Kyrgyzstan have to go forward with the deadly stage that has already been set by the world-class Internationalist people manipulators. This means that, although it might still be possible to prevent the gun-shooters, the megaphone-mouths and the gossipy females in Kyrgyzstan from escalating the situation into full-blown civil war, it is doubtful that an army of reasoning individuals can halt the bloodshed there without armed Russian help.

If the Kyrgyz people who are not part of the mob can show their countrymen the true source of the ethnic, religious and political agitation, then they can counteract the well-timed carefully constructed rumor campaign.

Tell them how this has all been done so many times before, in countless covert wars upon this or that national victim of American state terrorism. Remind them about their own past, where the same tactics were used by the same people in 2005, to cause the first Kyrgyz revolution. Show them the historical facts, about how the Uzbeks struggled against this same American-made revolution factory named “Freedom House,” and won.

Tell them about the tactics used to create wars where there are no wars now. Tell them about the methods used, described as “Silent Weapons for a Quiet War,” where economic chaos is created in a country, then “amplified” through ethnic, religious or social agitation. Tell them about the criminal tactics used, usually committed by third parties, such as kidnappings, assassinations, drug-smuggling, and the worst of all, the creation of armies of false synthetic “Islamists,” who are programmed to do America’s bidding. Tell them that the false version of “Islam” itself, which has been taught to these criminal types (proving to be a plague to the world ever since) is a brainwashing tool, used to condition entire populations and to produce squadrons of “suicide bombers.” These deranged individuals dramatically snuff-out innocent lives, as they silence their raging schizophrenic delusions, which have been exacerbated by experts in that sort of programming.

Knowledge is the only known remedy for ignorant fear/anger driven populations. They must be calmed by debunking the strategy of tension employed upon them. The open brazenness of the attackers and agitators who have been busily inciting the Kyrgyz and Uzbek populations provides the most powerful evidence of international meddling for those who are working to expose those who are trying to destroy Kyrgyzstan. This is the knowledge that can calm the fevered minds who are instinctively responding to the voices of the agitators. For the intoxicated mobs (pumped-up on various substances in addition to inflammatory words) who are impervious to reason, it will take force meeting force to stop the madmen and the killers.

The nature of the covert war unfolding in Kyrygzstan seems to be in contradiction with the image of the United States, as it is projected to the world. That is why ordinarily reasonable people cannot believe that America would be behind such nefarious plans that are now unfolding there, as it has done so many times in the past thirty years. This is the nature of the “Big Lie” propaganda concept that has been the foundation of American foreign and domestic policy since inheriting it from its Nazi creators. If the charges against the United States are too unbelievable to be true, then they cannot be true.

The inhuman planners and facilitators of all of this are counting on the majority of the sane people rejecting any proof of American wrongdoing out of hand; with a simple motion proof becomes “conspiracy theories.” Conspiracy theorists have been identified as potential sources of terrorist thinking. Suddenly big imaginations have been transformed into threats to national security.

If Putin was a real hero of the people, then he would deny Americans a foothold in Kyrgyzstan, close Manas and boot all of the democracy-building NGOs out of the country. Anything less than this will doom the country and the region to all-out civil war.

peterchamberlin@naharnet.com

Is This the Reality of “True Muslims?”

Is This the Reality of “True Muslims?”

By Tanveer Jafri
Contributing Writer

The religion of Islam which preaches equality, cooperation, brotherhood, sacrifice, tolerance and forgiveness is perhaps hijacked by some anti-Islamic elements as a part of some anti-Islamic conspiracy. Otherwise the violence and hatred we have seen in last three decades in its name, had never been there. There has been tremendous increase in the number of ‘jihadi’ suicide bombers. Though in the medieval period, many Muslim Mughal rulers used violence to capture or preserve power but presently those people are involved in maligning the image of Islam, who call themselves true Muslims.According to these so called contractors of Islam, the Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Jews are infidels. Therefore, the ‘Islam’ of these mindless people provides them the authority to kill the people of above communities. The learning and education of these ‘true Muslims’ tell them that they would be called victors after killing the people of other faiths and will be entitled to heaven. Even if they themselves get killed in the process, then they would be called martyrs and therefore too entitled for heaven. Not only the people of above communities are there in their ‘hitlist’, but also is a very big group of Sufi Muslims. Killing them also becomes a way to ‘heaven’ for these ‘true Muslims’. Barelvi Muslims, Shiites and Ahmediya Muslims are equally big enemies of these ‘true Muslims’ as non-Muslims.

The question is who gave these traders of death the right to certify that who is a true Muslim, who will go to heaven and how, and who should follow which faith? The sufis whom these ‘true Muslims’ consider as their enemies, preach that aspect of Islam which promotes equality, tolerance and true faith. Similarly, the people of Shia sect of Islam are also their bitter enemies. These ‘true Muslims’ have many times attacked their mosques in Pakistan. Hundreds of Shiites have been killed by them only in Pakistan.

Now let’s have a look at the Shiite community whom these ‘true Muslims’ call infidels. Like them, Shiites also consider Prophet Mohammed as their ‘nabi’ but after him they consider Hazrat Ali as their first ‘Imam’. According to Shiites, there are 12 Imams including Ali’s sons Hassan and Hussein. 12th Imam was Imam Menhdi. The facts mentioned about Prophet’s daughter Fatima are undisputed. No group of Muslims deny that. Ali was the husband of Fatima and also the nephew of the Prophet.

These ‘true Muslims’ have declared the followers of that Ali, infidels. Now they can be killed either in Mosques of Imambaras or in Moharram processions. Hundreds of Shiites were killed last year in Moharram processions in Pakistan.

It is obvious when they don’t consider Shiites and Barelvis as Muslims, then how can they consider Ahmediyas and Qadiyanis as Muslims, whose origin is in the Qadiyan town of Punjab, India. Ahmedi sect was founded by Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani in 1889. Though the Ahmediya sect promotes the teachings of Islam, but the ‘true Muslims’ cannot digest the claim of their founder that he is an incarnation of Jesus and Imam Menhdi. And the price for this is paid by the whole community.

Their hatred towards Ahmediya sect is not limited till Pakistan. Rather it is worldwide. In Indonesia, a crowd of these ‘true Muslims’ destroyed their Mosque. In Bangladesh also, they face much adversity. The same hatred forced the Parliament of Pakistan to declare them non-Muslim in 1974. Under General Zia-Ul-Haq, the ‘true Muslims’ got themselves strongly organised against Ahmediyas. The continuation of same hatred resulted in the suicidal attack by the ‘true Muslims’ on two Ahmediya Mosques in Lahore on 28 May 2010 on the occasion of Friday prayers. In this bloody game of death, 80 people got the heaven ‘apart from the suicide bombers.’

Is this intolerance and fundamentalism providing respect to Islam? The forces which claim to be true Muslims and true followers of Islam, should look back at history and learn that how Islam has to face shame just by the power capturing actions of some Mughal emperors. While such incidents provide strength to the professional Islam bashers, the inhuman actions of these ‘true Muslims’ reinforce them. It now seems that these ‘true Muslims’ are the biggest enemies of Islam and they are a major part of a global conspiracy against Islam. This is the truth about ‘true Muslims.’

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: A Crime Called Bhopal

[Any other country would have gone the extra mile to penalize the foreign corporation--not India.  From Union Carbide's perspective, this massive industrial accident couldn't have happened in a better location.  Only a nation which sees one class of its own citizens as "untouchables" (compared to the highest class, which produces a religious variant of the elite that are referred to as "godmen") could be counted on to defend the corporations instead of the victimized poor, in an industrial travesty of this magnitude.

India's relationship with American corporations is clearly far more important than the lives of a few thousand "untouchables."]

more about “Fatal Tragedy- Bhopal Gas“, posted with vodpod

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: A Crime Called Bhopal

By Gautaman Bhaskaran
South Asia Correspondent

Over 25 years ago on a cold winter’s night, thousands of sleeping people died after inhaling toxic gas escaping from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in the central Indian city of Bhopal. A train full of passengers at the nearby Bhopal station never moved.Nobody on it woke up. More than 10,000 men, women and children went in the first three days of the gas leak, and in the following years, another 15,000 died of complications. Deaths and debilitating physical and mental impairments still continue, for water and ground remain contaminated by the deadly methyl isocyanate gas, 40 tonnes of which seeped out into a still, windless night. Even today, about 120,000 people lead a life of suffering. Bhopal is the worst industrial tragedy in the history of mankind.

Yet, those guilty of being responsible for this have not been punished, not really. On June 7, after 25 years, a court found eight men accountable and sentenced them to two years in jail. But they walked out of prison within a few hours, having paid paltry bail money. All these men were senior officers of the Union Carbide when the disaster struck.

But a far greater mockery pertains to the company’s then chief executive officer in India, Warren Anderson. An American citizen, he remains free and is reportedly living in New York. Admittedly, he was arrested a few days after that fateful December night, but was freed on bail a couple of days later. He jumped it and fled to the U.S., his neat getaway having been facilitated, if reports are to be believed, by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, (whose capital city is Bhopal), which even gave him a private aircraft.

Anderson never appeared in any court after that. He never bothered to answer why his company never applied the same safety standards in India that it did in a sister plant in West Virginia, USA. A Greenpeace International report states: “On the night of the disaster, when an explosion at Union Carbide’s pesticide plant caused 40 tonnes of lethal gas to seep into the city of Bhopal, six safety measures designed to prevent a gas leak had either malfunctioned or were turned off or were otherwise inadequate.

In addition, the safety siren, intended to alert the community should an incident occur at the plant, was turned off…Union Carbide responded to the disaster by paying survivors inadequate compensation (some USD 550 for each) and abandoning the plant, leaving tonnes of dangerous toxic chemicals strewn around the site, and the people of Bhopal with a toxic legacy that is still causing injury today. In 2001, the company shed its name by merging with Dow Chemical”.

Obviously, money must have changed hands, thought unfortunately it must have gone to the wrong hands. Six months before the night of lethal horror, the Madhya Pradesh Government had given a clean cheat to the Union Carbide’s safety net. The inquiry, if all there was a real one, was prompted by reports of the company’s inadequate or non-existent safety measures. Some papers had headlined to say that there was a catastrophe waiting to happen. The Union Carbide’s cost-cutting steps had disabled safety procedures, and there were minor leaks between 1981 and 1984 when employees had to be rushed to hospital. Some even died.

And those who died or were maimed for life in December 1984 were mostly poor people, for the pesticide plant was located in a crowded, lowly area, mostly inhabited by workers and their families. Obviously, their voices were weak. Otherwise, how does one explain India’s Supreme Court ruling in 1996 that “diluted charges against the guilty from culpable homicide to criminal negligence, which carries a maximum jail sentence of two years”. In India, death by negligence is slapped against those responsible for causing road accidents. Shockingly, the world’s most devastating industrial calamity has been reduced to a traffic mishap!

It is clear that a political will was lacking then, is lacking now. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement, delivered last December to mark the 25th anniversary of Bhopal, that “the tragedy continues to gnaw at our collective conscience”, sounds as hollow as empty rhetoric.

Apparently New Delhi is anxious not to displease American giant corporations. Just days after the horrifying incident, India’s Ambassador to the U.S. quickly made a declaration to say that it would not affect his country’s policy on foreign investments.

In the meantime, there are growing fears that Bhopal will repeat, given that India is opening up its nuclear energy industry to foreign corporates. Washington has been pressing New Delhi to pass a law that will keep the liability of American nuclear firms in India to a bare minimum. The brunt of the financial burden would be borne by the Indian State operator! A Minister, not named, was quoted as having said that the nuclear bill would “indemnify American companies so that they don’t have to go through another Union Carbide in Bhopal”.

However, under widespread criticism by the media (still largely independent and thankfully so) and Opposition parties, the Bill is now being reworked. Bear-hugged by corporate America, New Delhi’s recklessness is indeed appalling.

“False Flag” Attack Tactics Being Deployed in S. Kyrgyz.

[The secret hand behind the riots belongs to the voice calling for international intervention.  The fascist tactics being followed to bring-about "civil war" belong to our government, heirs to the Third Reich.]

A. fence: Scorched earth Osha ...

06/15/2010 00:26

Scorched earth

The unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan led to human casualties, based on ethnic Uzbeks and Political castling

Small Kyrgyzstan mobilized post-Soviet space, and even the rest of the world. Yesterday, special envoy of the OSCE Chairman Zhanybek Karibzhanov held in Bishkek talks with President transitional Rosa Otunbayeva.
During these two sides exchanged views on the normalization of the situation in the south of the neighboring country. In addition, the special representative was sent to Kyrgyzstan, the UN and the Organization of Islamic Conference. Simultaneously, in Moscow, an emergency consultation National Security Council Secretary of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), at which its members to acquire “the proposals for collective action aimed at stabilizing the situation in Kyrgyzstan.” One solution might be to enter the CSTO forces in the troubled republic. Moreover, in January, Secretary General of the Organization Bordyuzha said that the CSTO rapid reaction force may participate in peacekeeping operations mandated by the UN Security Council.

By the end of the interim government declared a state of emergency in several southern regions remained 5-7 days, but the tendency to stabilize the situation in the affected provinces cities and villages can be seen until very poorly.
Only the night before the 13th number in Osh was a relative lull. All this time, government troops and militia controlled only the city center. In remote areas of the same from him continued violent clashes involving firearms, mass burning of residential neighborhoods and the real ethnic cleansing. Inundated the city representatives of the titular nation of the surrounding settlements, according to eyewitnesses, moving block by block. Their tactics are not full of particularly diverse: first, frenzied gun fire forced residents to flee their homes, then the militants entered the deserted areas, robbing home in a hurry and and burned all the buildings. The civilian population of those places where the rioters did not have time to get there, hidden in basements, but men created units of resistance, their blocking a street felled tree.
Terms of emergency and curfew have not helped to normalize the situation, they simply are not observed. All the activities of forces to restore order has been reduced only to a terrifying military armored raids in different parts of the city. However, the scattered groups of short time later met again at another point and continued their shares. Sometimes the initiatives are even on the side of destructive elements. Thus, according to reports from the zone of fighting, the rebels were repulsed by soldiers one APC. Stolen military equipment was used by them in subsequent attacks on residential neighborhoods. The escalation of violence took place so rapidly that at a certain time the Government has a difficult decision to shoot to kill. However, there is no reliable data, that the army and the police used data from their exclusive powers. After all, opening a meaningful and targeted fire, the police actually risked that could get in the crossfire of warring factions.
But, unfortunately, government troops were unable to hold even the humanitarian operation to save civilians. Auchan selected from the fire covered the city itself. Uzbek section of the population is mainly directed towards the border with Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyz dispersed in the surrounding areas of the southern capital, where to preserve the security situation. According to various estimates, the border with the neighboring republic crossed from 6 to 10 thousand Uzbeks with Kyrgyz citizenship.Later “safe corridors” were again closed. In the same Osh currently remains fairly tense situation. Getting around the city at great risk. On most machines displayed the inscription “Kyrgyz”, the same plates flaunt on the houses and shops. Excited boys are required by passers-passports, paying attention to the count of nationality. The greatest outrage of citizens is inaction of the authorities and law enforcement agencies.
Now the situation in Osh is approaching a humanitarian disaster. People in need of medical care, are simply afraid to go out of their homes. Many have not eaten for several days. Food prices, as seen by local journalists – “war”, but even on them to find edible food – a big problem. Auchan and suffer because of the alarmist rumors.For example, spread false information about that city water was poisoned. But most people concerned about the lack of information, nobody knows what to prepare.Local television has stopped broadcasting on the first day of the conflict. Where there is electricity, watching the Republican central channels, Internet access, using mobile phone as a means of reporting the news. In general it can be noted that at this time in Osh completely disrupted city life.

However, we can not say that the southern capital at all thrown by the authorities to their fate. From Bishkek to periodically receive assistance. Its volume each time increasing. Open government by providing financial assistance to southern regions. Civil society organizations have deployed in different parts of the capital of Kyrgyzstan collection points for relief supplies. Public institutions, political parties, prominent businessmen, Diaspora associations completed charities caravans. In the Osh airport began landing collars with medicines, food, things of daily necessity. Back planes returned to the seriously wounded, which is placed in Bishkek hospitals.However, calls reporter “Litera” with residents of Osh can conclude: in many parts of the regional center of humanitarian assistance was not. Or until it is too small for half-million city, or it is distributed irrationally. It is hoped that soon the extent of assistance reached those dimensions, which will be sufficient to meet all the needs of suffering people.
A fragile truce in Osh, may be partly explained by the fact that the city left the main forces of volatile “death squads”. Relationship coming there a lull while peaking on June 13 the situation in the Jalal-Abad region is too obvious. The first suspicion that the events in Osh were the result of carefully planned action on Artificial inflame ethnic hostility between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks, have been confirmed in a neighboring region. As stated in a telephone conversation with “Liter” Osh journalist, the late evening of June 10 in Osh, it all started with the sudden appearance of an organized crowd of young Uzbeks, athletic build, called on “revenge” Kyrgyzstan. Other informants later added that it was alien thugs. Then, when the spiral of violence, which unwittingly drawn into succumbed to the provocation of local young people of both nationalities, unrolled in full force, there were teams Kirghiz, as well-organized and managed by someone from the outside.

This is illustrated by the actions of groups of provocateurs in the Jalal-Abad region. Suddenly, in the village provided an unfamiliar car without number plates, from which dressed in protective uniforms or militia uniforms face produced firing of local residents. If this was the Uzbek village, people immediately began to think that they were attacked by the Kirghiz, and vice versa. Thus, during the day in different areas of the region flared up a few pockets of fierce clashes. The main attack of destructive elements took over the Jalal-Abad. Using the fact that the main forces of army and police were concentrated in Osh, the militants openly called for pogroms. And once again the main driving force looters and arsonists was “stupefied” young – either local renegades-lumpens, or the visiting bespredelschik. And with the first reports of widespread criminality and human victims were the final realization of the irreversibility of the tragedy, if not used emergency measures to restore civil peace and order.
The Provisional Government has announced the mobilization of all men liable to 50 years. Call first touched the military and law enforcement officers and other paramilitary bodies among those available and reserve. Among them, the priority given to those who have experience in international service in Afghanistan or participated in the Batken campaign in 1999, when Kyrgyzstan reflected attack fighters of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. In the volunteer units recorded even nevoennoobyazannye or not at all fit for service persons. In Kyrgyzstan, there is surge of patriotic sentiment, while the north-Uzbek sentiments are largely absent. Also in the south is growing with each passing day the idea of reconciliation of ethnic groups, and led the process are the elders and influential community leaders. In a country many believe that the clash with Kyrgyz Uzbeks trying to force those who still are loyal to a fugitive president and bet on a rematch.

Now about the political aspects of the internal conflict in Kyrgyzstan. Events in the south once again polarized the public mood in the country. If the unrest in the south one more rally around the interim government (WP), the other was forced to significantly increase its criticism against the new authorities. So, just three prominent policy unequivocally sided with the CAP. One of them – Maj. police Omurbek Suvanaliyev. Led the Bakiev government during one of the northern regions of Kyrgyzstan, the former governor after the events of April 7 repeatedly condemned individuals from the revolutionary government and its policies in general. But the father figure among the security forces Suvanaliyev volunteered to help the authorities in bringing order and was appointed commandant of Osh and the entire region. The new head of police department immediately said he would apply the strict ways of restoring constitutional order and ruthlessly to restore order.
Other security officials, announced the transition to the interim government – Kubatbek Baibolov. The personnel security officer, intelligence officer, colonel still the KGB, to 2008 as a member of parliament several convocations was in irreconcilable opposition to the then President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. However, the current Vice Chairman VP Temir Sariev founded the party “Akshumkar”, but was forced to flee to the U.S. because of the threat the lives of his family. After returning from forced exile, Baibolov, however, in no hurry to join former colleagues for a number of disagreements with their policies. But in a difficult moment for them has agreed to become the first deputy chairman of the State National Security Service and parallel to the commandant of the Jalal-Abad region. Another experienced security officer Col. Alec Orozo accepted the offer of the President of the transitional period Roses Otunbayeva appointing him secretary of the Security Council of Kyrgyzstan. By the way, this structure has been revived a special decree of the provisional government, since the fall of last year, Security Council was abolished by the decree of the former president.
And if now, after a significant increase in power at the expense of influential veterans of the security services and police, the Transitional Government is entitled to rely on emergency stabilization of the situation in the south, is still unclear the fate of the referendum, previously scheduled for June 27. State of emergency declared in Osh, Uzgen, Aravan and Karasuu districts of Osh region before June 20, as well as throughout the Jalal-Abad region until June 22. It is clear that the preparatory campaign in these regions are disrupted. Will a state administration time to conduct a plebiscite, where still shooting can resume with renewed vigor, is unknown. Needless interim government on this issue any statements until done. However, postponing the vote on the new draft Constitution and the approval of the president’s powers in transition Rosa Otunbayeva, which would become the sole head of the legal branch in Kyrgyzstan, may itself become a factor in further destabilization of the social situation.

The Provisional Government and without the bloody conflict in the south was subjected to fierce criticism both for the individual solutions in the form of the referendum, and for the approval of the editors of the Constitution. In Kyrgyzstan, many political forces believe that the country has not yet grown to a parliamentary system, and the best guarantee of its survival, let alone development, is the strongest institution of the presidency. The overthrow of the two former heads of state, but also built their model of opaque and corrupt administration in the calculation of opponents Rosa Otunbayeva for some reason are not accepted. They are confident that parliamentarism zavedet Kyrgyzstan in an even greater crisis. Output, in their view, in a sort of “fair and equitable” rule of a “strong leader”. It must be admitted that in Kyrgyzstan, today there is no leader who would enjoy the majority of the population unquestioned authority and absolute confidence.
Maybe that’s why everything here with joy and relief the news that the transitional President Rosa Otunbayeva appealed to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with a request to send in Kyrgyzstan of Russian military. Kyrgyz citizens have not forgotten that in 1990, when the June 4-6, in the Osh region massacre occurred between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks, it is the Russian paratroopers deployed from Pskov Chernigov division failed to stop the bloodshed. At the time of preparation of this material the situation was as follows: on the Russian airbase in the Kyrgyz Kant, functioning within the framework of the CSTO military landed Transportnik with a reinforced battalion of “blue berets” of Ulyanovsk. First, they land in Kyrgyzstan have explained the need for additional protection of military facilities of Russia, and a total of four in the Central Asian republic. But then on the mass media that some of the paratroopers still first sent in trucks to the south, but then suddenly gave the order to bring them back. This could be due to the fact that, according to unconfirmed until this, Moscow decided to enter a larger peacekeeping force.

Thus, the news agency reported citing its sources, that the airport ground services team received Osha prepare the runway for the reception of military transport aircraft IL-76 with the men of the same 31-second Ulyanovsk separate landing-assault brigade. As told “Litera” an anonymous member of the national security in the conflict zone on operational necessity, the number of the first batch of troops is expected about 600 people. The need for the presence of foreign military almost no one questioned, except rabid nationalists. Many of the victims in Osh now simply nowhere to live, and if they are built tent cities, need one hundred percent security guarantee the camps for the homeless and refugees. There is a risk that if such camps will be guarded by local military, it will not stop terrorists from attacking. But the final decision on deployment in Kyrgyzstan peacekeepers will be known only after an emergency meeting of the Security Councils of Heads of CSTO member-states.

Azamat fence, Bishkek

06/15/2010

Source - Liter

U.S. Urges ‘International Response’ to Kyrgyzstan Unrest

[The US must be getting frantic, clawing at the last resort option, to call for international intervention.  This should only come from what is left of the real government.  Notice that Rosa asked for Russian troops?]

U.S. Urges ‘International Response’ to Kyrgyzstan Unrest

The United States on Monday called for a coordinated international response to ethnic clashes rocking Kyrgyzstan, which have left at least 124 dead and sent thousands fleeing across the border.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had spoken with officials in the interim Kyrgyz government as well as some of the Central Asian country’s neighbors to discuss the unrest, State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said.

“We are maintaining very close touch with the provisional government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the U.N., the OSCE and the Russian Federation as we seek a coordinated international response to the ongoing violence there,” he added.

Bodies littered the streets of the southern Kyrgyzstan city of Osh where fresh gunfire rang out Monday, and more fighting was reported in the nearby city of Jalalabad.

Ethnic Uzbeks and Tajiks are said to have flooded into Uzbekistan in the four days of bloodshed around the two cities which has left at least 124 dead and 1,685 wounded, the health ministry said.

Uzbekistan on Monday ordered its border closed amid an exodus of refugees, with some estimates putting the numbers as high as 100,000.

Crowley pointed to what he called “a growing humanitarian need,” adding Clinton has also talked to her counterpart in Kazakhstan early Monday.

“What we’re looking at right now is how we can work within the OSCE and internationally, you know, to provide assistance and help the provisional government stabilize the situation,” he said.

The crisis has prompted growing international alarm, with both the United States and Russia having military bases near the capital of the former Soviet republic.

“I don’t think we’re looking at any unilateral steps by the United States at this point,” Crowley stressed.

“We will listen to what the Kyrgyz government might ask, but I think right now we’re focused on how can we respond effectively within the region internationally.(AFP)