Relations between Beijing and Tokyo deteriorated because of the Uighurs

Relations between Beijing and Tokyo deteriorated because of the Uighurs

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Rebiya Kadeer

Relations between China and Japan deteriorated due to held in Tokyo, the Assembly of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), which in Beijing is considered a terrorist separatist organization, reported May 21 Kommersant .

In particular, after the Beijing trilateral meeting of leaders of China, South Korea and Japan, PRC President Hu Jintao refused to talk with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko node, the head of the Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi canceled a planned meeting with a delegation of Japanese business, and the deputy chairman of the Central Military Commission of China General Go Bosyun Colonel refused to travel to Tokyo.

Earlier, the Chinese government called on Japan to refrain from issuing an entry visa participants of the Congress and the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo, sent letters to more than one hundred deputies of the Japanese parliament, supported the implementation of measures TQM.

In the Assembly, was attended by about 120 representatives of the Uighur community of a dozen countries, includingKazakhstan . They re-elected leader of the organization Rabiyu Kadir and accused Beijing of murders, mass repressions and attempts to destroy the indigenous people of East Turkestan, replacing it with Han people, the settlers: the share of early Uighurs in Xinjiang was more than 70 percent, and now they were much less than half. Forum participants affirmed that Congress did not require the creation of an independent Uighur state, and seeks to have a real political and cultural autonomy within the PRC.

The international news agency “Fergana”

Saakashvili Ensures “Integrity” of Coming Election with the Same Rascals Egypt Has Under Arrest for Meddling

Georgia invites international observers for elections

Georgia, Tbilisi,  Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /

The Georgian Foreign Ministry has invited the U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) as international observers for the parliamentary elections of 2012.

According to the Foreign Ministry, Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze sent letters to several international organisations to ensure the greatest possible number of international observers at these year’s elections. The matter rests in the short term missions, as well as long term monitoring.

“Letters were sent to the NDI president Ken Volak and the IRI president Lorne Craner,” the ministry said. “Georgia’s readiness was stressed to invite international observers as soon as possible to monitor the electoral process and the elections.”

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Georgian opposition says Saakashvili preparing for civil war

Georgian opposition says Saakashvili preparing for civil war

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TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s former UN ambassador, now an opposition leader, says that President Mikheil Saakashvili’s apparatus is organizing paramilitary groups and handing out weapons in preparation for a civil war in the power struggle ahead of the election this October.

Irakli Alasania, considered a moderate among the opposition, said Friday that there are being formed paramilitary groups and handed out weapons in Western Georgia. Alasania asked the international community to take immediate measures to ensure a democratic election this October.

Alasania, who is leader of the Free Democrats Party, a part of Billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili’s opposition coalition, made the statement during a meeting with foreign diplomats on March 15, the same day as German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle visited.

Bidzina Ivanishvili, head of Georgian Dream coalition and Davit Usupashvili, Georgian Republican party leader, another member of coalition along with Free Democrats, attended the meeting.

Alasania asked the international community to strengthen the monitoring of what the Georgian government is doing. Otherwise, he fears that the government will use force against citizens. He doesn’t exclude that there will be civil war in the country.

Several months ago, Kakha Mikaia, who is from Samegrelo, Western Georgia, which borders the breakaway region Abkhazia, and a representative of one of the opposition parties not part of Georgian Dream coalition, made a statement about the fact that the government is organizing armed units in Western Georgia.

Vako Avaliani, Free Democrats spokesperson told DF Watch that he cannot talk about details right now and they will hold a press conference about this issue next week, where they will present to media and diplomatic corps with material on the grounds of which the statement was made.

After Alasania’s statement, Nugzar Tsiklauri, an MP from the ruling National Movement Party, said that the government really is organizing units in the regions of Georgia far from of Tbilisi, but he says these are military reserve force units, where service is on a voluntary basis and people join freely. But he also notes that these people do not wear weapons or military clothes after training is finished.

The concept of volunteer reserve forces appeared in Georgian legislation in October 2011 after an initiative of the Defense Ministry and foresees five day military training for persons who want to obtain military skills.

Adversary of Saakashvili Murdered In Moscow

“Roman Dumbadze is a criminal that must be punished as a traitor”, – Vano Merabishvili, then secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia, said, 2011-05-19 ( General Dumbadze to repay debt to America? ).

General Roman Dumbadze, who was condemned to life imprisonment for treason far back in 2005. Dumbadze is the closest mate of former Adzharia’s head Aslan Abashidze, who was stripped of authority in May of 2004. Then commander of Georgian forces in Adzharia, General Dumbadze disobeyed Saakashvili and brought the troops under the ultimate command of Abashidze, Aug. 29, 2008 (Georgia Fears to Lose Adzharia  ).

 

Rebellious Georgian General Gunned Down by Motorcycle Killers

The Moscow Times
Former general Roman Dumbadze was gunned down in Moscow Monday by assailants on a motorcycle.
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Former general Roman Dumbadze was gunned down in Moscow Monday by assailants on a motorcycle.

A former general of Georgia’s armed forces was gunned down by motorcycle assailants in Moscow Monday.

The two assailants drove alongside former general Roman Dumbadze as he walked along the Rublyovskoe Shosse, and after a brief exchange of words, the assailants shot Dumbadze twice — in the head and the abdomen, RIA-Novosti said, citing law enforcement sources. Dumbadze died at the scene.

A woman with Dumbadze at the time of the  said the assailants wore masks, LifeNews reported.

The motorcycle used by the attackers was later found abandoned at an intersection near the scene of the shooting.

Dumbadze gained notoriety after he switched allegiance during a conflict between Georgia and the autonomous Adzharia republic in 2004. He publicly declared allegiance to Aslan Abashidze, leader of the republic, and was later accused of rebellion and  sentenced to prison.

Dumbadze was freed as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Russia in 2008, and in 2010 became a citizen of Russia by an order from PresidentDmitry Medvedev.

The Moscow Times

Presidents of All Five Stans Support Putin’s Snub of Obama’s Chicago Victory Party

If Poppy-Eradication Is So Easy for the Taliban, They Why Is It That the Lone Superpower Cannot Even Try?

[The Taliban are slowly reassuming control over parts of Afghanistan, which means restoring the law and order conditions that they had established by late 2001, when their rule was so rudely interrupted.  By that time, opium-growing in Afghanistan had been virtually eliminated (SEE: Afghanistan, Opium and the Taliban).]

“A 12-member team from the U.N. Drug Control Program spent two weeks searching most of the nation’s largest opium-producing areas and found so few poppies that they do not expect any opium to come out of Afghanistan this year.

‘We are not just guessing. We have seen the proof in the fields,’ said Bernard Frahi, regional director for the U.N. program in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”


Papaver somniferum: the opium poppy  [Why does the world's only "superpower" find it impossible to even attempt poppy eradication?  Answer:  They have their reasons (and most of us know what they are).] 

Taliban destroys opium crops in Afghanistan

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Kabul: The Taliban has destroyed opium fields in eastern Afghanistan in a surprise clamp down on the drug cultivation that provides a major part of its funding. 

The Afghan Government and clerics have welcomed the action by the Taliban, but insurgents have claimed that they destroyed the fields for religious reasons, The Guardian reports. 

“The provincial governor really appreciates what the insurgents did. From the perspective of Islam it is forbidden and a crime to grow drugs,” Wasifullah Wasifi, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Kunar Wasifi, said. 

He added that nearly a hectare of cultivation had been destroyed by the Taliban in the province’s Manawara District. 

 

The country representative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Afghanistan, Jean-Luc Lemahieu, confirmed that the Taliban had destroyed poppy fields in Kunar. 

“We welcome this new approach and would hope that this is not a one-time exception but that the Taliban, and others alike, would take a principled stance against the narcotics business,” he said. 

Villagers in Manawara District were warned before the sowing season against cultivating opium, district governor Habib Rahman Mohmand said. 

“The Taliban leadership in Kunar sent down an order to the ordinary people that they should not grow drugs, or the crop would be destroyed,” Mohmand said. “Around 20 days ago the Taliban groups came and destroyed it,” he added. 

A local Taliban fighter who said he was involved in destroying the fields confirmed that the decision had come from a top commander for religious reasons. 

“It was an order from Zia al-Rahman. We went to the site to destroy the drug fields,” the militant said. 

Opium production has flourished since the fall down of the Taliban by US-backed forces in 2001, even though it has been widely been condemned by clerics as un-Islamic. 

ANI 

NATO Declares Interim Missile Defense Capability

 

[What steps will Putin take to neutralize this threat?]

NATO Declares Interim Missile Defense Capability

(RTTNews) – NATO leaders have declared that the Alliance now has an interim ballistic missile defense capability.

The declaration, marking the first step in the development of a NATO missile-defense system in Europe, was made at the end of the first day’s deliberations at the summit meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government in Chicago on Sunday.

At the last NATO summit in Lisbon in November 2010, Alliance leaders had agreed that NATO would develop a missile defense capability to pursue its core task of collective defense.

“Today, in Chicago, we have declared that a reality,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

Following the Lisbon decision, the Alliance began developing a command andcontrol system which will be able to connect missile-defense assets provided by individual Allies into a coherent defense.

“Our system will link together missile defense assets from different Allies – satellites, ships, radars and interceptors -under NATO command and control. It will allow us to defend against threats from outside the Euro-Atlantic area,” the Secretary-General said.

The Interim Capability features a basic command and control capability which has been tested and installed at Headquarters Alliance Air Command in Ramstein, Germany. Allies will provide sensors and interceptors to connect to the system.

by RTT Staff Writer

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