Obama’s NGO War For “Color Revolution” Inundates Armenia

Armenia is Swarmed by Western NGOs

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https://i1.wp.com/journal-neo.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/St-Savior-church-Ani-western-armenia-turkey.jpgSurp Amenap’rkitch, or the Church of the Holy Redeemer, is one of the few structures still standing at Ani from the prosperous Armenian Bagratid period in the tenth and eleventh centuries AD.—World Monuments Fund and the U.S. State Department

The tactics of employing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for the preparation of so-called “color revolutions” in North Africa, the Middle East and a number of former Soviet states has been the modus operandi of the US and its satellites, which have been thoroughly discussed in various NEO articles.

It’s curious that these NGOs who are heavily sponsored by Washington choose to act precisely in those moments when a specific state begins resisting pressure applied on it by the so-called Western World. This resistance often is manifested as a reluctance to support certain projects that were put forward by Washington.

If we are to talk about post-Soviet regions, all Western NGOs, and American ones in particular, have been particularly active in Central Asian and Caucasus states over recent years in a bid to launch “color revolutions” across the majority of them.

Western NGOs have been particularly active in Armenia recently, which remains Russia’s most faithful ally in the Caucasus region. In an effort to repeat a Ukrainian-style scenario in Armenia and to force this country away from Russia, these Western-backed organizations have been trying to use any minor concern among the civilian population to provoke demonstrations and unrest, taking advantage of the huge funds they have been receiving.

For example, over the past 5 years, a research center of the US-Armenian University has been carrying a wide variety of different programs. The absolute majority of its employees are foreigners (immigrants from the United States and Europe), or Armenian citizens who graduated from this very university or received part of their education in the United States. The better part of the above mentioned programs are aimed at reducing the usage of the Russian language in Armenia and the deconstruction of Soviet history and heritage. Washington is convinced that those measures that have already been tested in Ukraine could allow it to strike a note of discord between Russia and Armenia as well.

According to various reports, including a report prepared by the UN, the number of NGOs that are constantly operating in Armenia in such fields as “social equality,” “freedom of speech,” and “human rights protection” exceeds two hundred. At the same time, the US Embassy is actively supporting local media sources, including the well-known “Voice of Armenia.” It’s estimated that the US Embassy is providing financial support to over 60% of all media outlets in Armenia, in hopes that this would allow it to keep a firm grip on public perception withing the country, and limiting Russia’s and Iran’s involvement in Transcaucasia.

But US think tanks seek to take all of this one step further by systematically undermining the traditional values of Armenians, such as morality and family traditions. This goal is being pursued through the creation of an unprecedented number of religious sects that are appearing in Armenia each week. For some “strange reason” the headquarters of those sects are always based in the United States, no matter whether the sect is following Baha’i, Hare Krishnas, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mormons, Scientologists, or other beliefs.

It’s curious that, conversely, in a truly democratic France, the Jehovah’s Witnesses sect is officially prohibited by law as a “cult.”

The Mormon sect which was the first to appear in Armenia in the early 90s was founded by the representatives of US secret services and military contractors. It’s hardly a secret that CIA creates such sects in states where the US is planning a coup d’etat to prepare a faithful proxy government beforehand.

The so-called “Church of Scientology” has also been pursuing similar goals, since it’s run by professional American agents. It is only logical that in most states the activities of Scientology sects are prohibited by law and regarded as a breach of national security. But in the US this sect enjoys complete freedom and even the tacit support of Washington. There’s a very good reason for this paradox, since back in 1959 the then CIA Director Allen Dulles struck a deal with the founder of the sect, Ron Hubbard, according to which the CIA would allow the “Church of Scientology” to operate freely in the US, it would get in return assistance in overseas operations and unconditional access to the the information this church accumulates in foreign states.

The above stated facts may explain why Armenia hosts one of the largest US embassies in the whole world, in spite of the fact that this country is relatively small in comparison to other nations. Nevertheless, the US still needs over five thousand NGOs under its control in Armenia, while spending up to 250 million dollars annually to keep them running.

Vladimir Platov, expert specialized on the Middle East region, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.“ 

Afghan Peace Jirga Rejects Pakistani Interference In Afghan Affairs

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Members of the Peace Jirga on Thursday rejected Pakistan’s position on the bilateral relations between Afghanistan and India.

Peace Jirga accused Islamabad of using the peace process as a tool to put pressure on Kabul to explain its ties with New Delhi and to entrench Pakistan’s demand that the Durand Line be established as the border with Afghanistan.

Pakistan cooperates with Kabul for peace, but for this Pakistan insists that Kabul outlines the nature of its ties with India, said former minister of interior Mohammad Omar Dawoudzai. He adding that Pakistan’s intention was also to have the Durand Line recognized as international border between the two countires.

Dawoudzai who also serves as the executive member of the Council for the Protection and Stability in Afghanistan and Peace Jirga, reiterated that searching for peace in Afghanistan through Pakistan was a big mistake.

At a gathering on Thursday, members of the Peace Jirga stressed the need for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, pledging their full support to nurturing the peace process with the Taliban.

“Taking into consideration the current situation, I am not optimistic about Pakistan’s support of the process, but I am optimistic that we can negotiate with the Taliban directly as two Afghan nationals should,” Dawoudzai said.

Participants at the gathering insisted that the Taliban’s ongoing war in Afghanistan was unnecessary and unlawful.

“Pakistan says that we must tone down our relations with India according to will of Islamabad. Secondly, Pakistan wants us to recognize the Durand Line as the border between or two countries,” he added.

“In my view the government has the will to strive for peace with the Taliban. The international community also wants peace in Afghanistan,” head of Jabha-e-Naween Milli party Anwarul Haq Ahadi said.

While the HPC casts doubts over Pakistan’s intensions, still it believes that Pakistan has an influence on the peace process in Afghanistan.

“Pakistan has influence. Taliban’s hideouts exist there and Taliban take decisions in Pakistan, these things have given Pakistan an opportunity to play role in the peace process in Afghanistan,” Salim said.

 

Meanwhile, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson has expressed fresh hope over the resumption of peace talks and said that India and Iran will also join the Afghan peace effort.

Olson has noted that both India and Iran had stakes in Afghanistan’s future and said that’s why they would be included in the quest for peace at a later stage.

In tweets sent out after he spoke at a Washington think tank on Tuesday, Ambassador Richard Olson said: “Pakistan does remain committed to the process of reconciliation and talks in Afghanistan.”

In addition the Afghan Chief Executive Officer, Abdullah Abdullah, has said that Russia and Iran were ready to help Afghanistan in restoring peace and stability.

“Both the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russian Federation believe that peace and stability in Afghanistan is in the interest of the whole region, all are ready and willing to cooperate with us in this respect,” Abdullah said.

Ambassador Olson said the US decision to eliminate Taliban leader Mullah Mansour and give combat powers to American troops in Afghanistan should not be seen as indication of a lack of interest in the peace process.

“The Taliban’s repeated refusal to join talks with the Afghan government contributed to the US decision to take action against Mullah Mansur on May 21,” he said.

The US diplomat said that despite Mansour’s killing, the US will continue to encourage an Afghan-led and Afghan owned peace process in which the Afghan government and the Taliban are able to give an end to the ongoing conflict.

“We will also continue to encourage an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process in which the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban can bring this conflict to an end.”

“Mullah Mansur was an obstacle to peace an posed a continued threat to US persons through his support for operations against US forces. He was perpetuating a war without end.” Olson said.

“We welcome any regional country that cooperates with us for peace. The issue of attaining peace in Afghanistan is not limited to Afghanistan itself, but it is in the interests of the regional as a whole,” deputy presidential spokesman Dawa Khan Menapal said.

On June 9, U.S President Barack Obama gave the US military the authority to assist the Afghan military in combat missions against the Taliban.

TAPI/Caspian Dreams Dashed–China Destined To Get ALL Turkmenistan’s Gas?

24 June 2016, 15:18 (GMT+04:00)

By Nigar Abbasova

Turkmenistan and China have confirmed their readiness to further enhance economic partnership in view of its enormous potential, national interests and a common vision for the future of the Asian region, the Turkmen government reported on June 24.

The remark was made during a meeting of Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with China’s President Xi Jinping held within a framework of the Council of Heads of States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Berdimuhamedov proposed to develop a special program to expand the partnership within the Turkmen-Chinese Cooperation Committee and attach special attention to cooperation in the spheres of energy, transportation and high technologies.

Turkmenistan considers China as an important partner in the Asian-Pacific region given the fact that the two countries have big possibilities for the beneficial cooperation in the sphere of transport.

Turkmenistan is currently engaged in the creation of large scale, combined transit-transport systems and logistic infrastructure which is aimed to link Asia and Europe. In the future the system is expected to include transit corridors which connect the regions of the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Baltic States.

“Consequently, we will form a route from the Asian –Pacific region through the territory of Central Asia to the markets of Europe and Middle East,” the report of the Turkmen side reads.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his turn, said China is Turkmenistan’s main partner in energy sector and praised the long-term cooperation in the gas industry.

He also underlined that the countries have a big potential for the cooperation in the sphere of transport, mentioning Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan-China railway route.

The route is expected to greatly enhance the trade between the two countries. The main advantage of the route is speed of deliverance of goods.

China is the largest foreign trade partner of Turkmenistan. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) buys gas from the Central Asia region since 2009. Beijing expects to increase annual purchases of Turkmen gas up to 65 billion cubic meters.

China and Turkmenistan established strategic partnership in 2013.

Nigar Abbasova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @nigyar_abbasova

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China Blocks India’s US-Sponsored Admission To Nuclear Supply Group (NSG)

Anti-India or pro-Pakistan? Behind China’s NSG veto?

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Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Hindu Sena activists protest against Chinese opposition of Indian Membership to NSG in New Delhi on Saturday. (HT Photo)

Despite overwhelming support in favour of India’s joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group, China chose to cast its veto against even a discussion about Indian entry at the Seoul plenary on Friday. One question is whether Beijing was motivated by a desire to placate its closest ally, Pakistan, or a desire to contain India’s global standing.

Most analysts believe China was willing to ignore its diplomatic isolation and damage relations with India as, ultimately, it does not want to share major global podiums with New Delhi.

Jayadev Ranade, director of the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy in New Delhi, believes “the larger picture is China wants to keep us out so that they remain the dominant player in Asia. If we get into the NSG, this strengthens India’s candidature for a permanent UN Security Council seat.”

The argument is that with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and concerns about Islamist terrorism, while Pakistan is even more crucial to China’s strategic interests than before, Islamabad can hardly afford to severe its ties with Beijing.

“I am more inclined to believe China’s main goal is to keep India out without appearing to do so,” says Pakistan expert Dan Markey of the Council for Foreign Relations.

“Pakistan is more than just a fig-leaf, but China would also have found a way to manage Pakistan’s discontent if that’s all there was to the story.”

In his view, China’s willingness to openly block India’s entry into the NSG has proven that Beijing’s main driver was keeping India in its place.

“If China had folded – and let India in – and worked hard to placate Pakistan, then we have known that the main issue for Beijing was trying to keep Pakistan happy.”

As it was China put up a stiff fight and made demands that ensured neither India nor Pakistan could get in. “Then we know Beijing’s main goal is to keep India out.”

But not everyone rules out a Pakistan First motivation.

Andrew Small of the German Marshall Fund and author of The China-Pakistan Axis, in a blog written before the NSG plenary that “Pakistan has been the surprising pace-setter in Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative, and over the last year Chinese intellectuals have taken to describing the country as China’s ‘one real ally’, with the relationship a ‘model to follow’…Standing up for Pakistan now is not only about the bilateral relationship but also about China’s reliability as a partner.”

Ultimately, keeping New Delhi down and holding Islamabad up are two sides of the same coin in Beijing’s strategic calculus. “China wants to keep India out; it also wants to make Pakistan happy,” says Teresita Schaffer of the Brookings Institute. “Two for the price of one.”