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Kyrgyzstan asks Russia to help quell ethnic riots

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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:39 AM
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Kyrgyzstan asks Russia to help quell ethnic riots


news.yahoo.com

Kyrgyzstan begged Russia for military help Saturday to quell ethnic rioting as the country's second largest city burned and thousands of minority Uzbeks fled to the border. More than 60 people were reported killed and nearly 850 wounded in the violence.

Interim President Roza Otunbayeva acknowledged that her government has lost control over the south as its main city of Osh slid further into chaos. Her government sent troops and armor into the city of 250,000, but they have failed to stop...
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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:39 AM
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There was no immediate response from Moscow to Otunbayeva's plea for help, even though she wrote to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and talked on the phone with Russia's powerful Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Yet Russia dominates a security pact of several ex-Soviet nations that includes Kyrgyzstan. Both its obligations under the Collective Security Treaty Organization and its strategic interests in the impoverish Central Asian nation suggest it will be open to Otunbayeva's call for help.



I wonder if Russia might use this to make big gains in the region.

news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:40 AM
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One thing russia like usa can stop rioting very easily, lol.

Who knows if they will help.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 09:05 AM
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At first, I thought just Muslims trying to overthrow another peaceful government of that wonderful part of the world. No, I was wrong.

It seems there are two ethnic groups, of mostly Muslim background, fighting. Root cause, artificial lines drawn by Russia when it set up it's empire back in the 1800's. So, we aren't the only idiots who draw lines on a map and then tell the people to live peacefully together, such as in the middle East.

Nothing better than a multi-generational blood feud. There is many years of pent up anger with these people.

As bad as this sounds, Russia may not really be able to help a whole lot. You go into the area, and kill who.... This is how you stop this kind of violence.

Thanks for the news article.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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Here is an al-Jazeera video on the same subject.

And not to be facetious, but I like the name of that city, "Osh".



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 12:59 PM
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Thats the end of Kyrgyzstan. The Russians will let them twist in the wind and then come in with serious concessions. In all probability they have been formenting this violence for some time.

Russia is going to be a big problem for the west. They get denied admission to world bodies like the G8, a meaningless snub since the G8 is meaningless and should be disbanded.

Russia this week strengthened their ministry of internal security, now allowing the government to arrest people who they believe are "about to" commit crimes. Putin's party voted enmass for the measure which was roundly opposed by the opposition partys.

Russia is against any sanctions on Iran and will become an increasingly troublesome force in the world. The best counter measure would be to play them off against China, but I doubt the current leaders of the West have either the guts or ability to navigate that kind of geopolitical move.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by dolphinfan
reply to post by Misoir
 


Thats the end of Kyrgyzstan. The Russians will let them twist in the wind and then come in with serious concessions. In all probability they have been formenting this violence for some time.

Russia is going to be a big problem for the west. They get denied admission to world bodies like the G8, a meaningless snub since the G8 is meaningless and should be disbanded.

Russia this week strengthened their ministry of internal security, now allowing the government to arrest people who they believe are "about to" commit crimes. Putin's party voted enmass for the measure which was roundly opposed by the opposition partys.

Russia is against any sanctions on Iran and will become an increasingly troublesome force in the world. The best counter measure would be to play them off against China, but I doubt the current leaders of the West have either the guts or ability to navigate that kind of geopolitical move.



This.I completely agree.
Russia already said NIET.They will provide only humanitarian aid.I wonder
why Russia refused to send troops.Its not like they will have to KILL people
to stop the violence.Do they want this to develop into a civil war?Or even
worse, since the borders between Uzbekistan and Kyrghiztan were created
artificially by ''daddy'' Stalin.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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KYRGYZSTAN AND THE GRAND CHESSBOARD

This cry for help runs directly counter to the interests of the UK-USA-EU axis in the region of central Asia. I think that it is prudent to place this event in the context of recent history, so that by seeing the origin of the gunshot we may trace its trajectory, so to speak.

For decades, the United States has acted to defend and expand its longterm access to worldwide oil supplies, including reserves of oil and natural gas in Central Asia.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com...

American involvement in Afghanistan and Georgia in recent years has aimed at building up a large US-led military force that can destabilize America's rivals in the region and secure [read: steal] their access to resources in the name of NATO.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com...

It is important to understand the real problem of Peak Oil; not that the world's oil supplies are running out, quite the contrary. The real problem is that access and control of these fuel resources are falling into fewer and fewer hands. In Russia, the fuel company Gazprom has a vast monopoly on oil and natural gas reserves and extractions, much of it coming from their monopoly in Turkmenistan. Russia depends on these resources for its development, and if it loses access to Turkmen oil, its vital interests will be severely endangered.
thirdworldtraveler.com...

The competition between Russia and America for control of Central Asia is demonstrated by the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia in 2008. NATO trained and armed the Georgian troops in immediate preparation for their offensives against South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The Georgians were accused by the Russians of having committed ethnic cleansing and genocide in this war, which threatened to spark wider ethnic conflicts in the region.
www.cfr.org...

Georgia's ethnic tensions have been dormant since the republic's secession from the USSR and its subsequent civil war, in which Abkhazia and S. Ossetia seceded but were not recognized as independent by Georgia.
en.wikipedia.org...

Moreover, these kinds of tensions exist all throughout the former USSR, including Chechnya, within the Russian Federation.
www.eurasianet.org...

NATO's endorsement of Kosovo's independence is an important example of and precedent for NATO-backed 'balkanization.' NATO intervention in ethnic conflict and breakaway states in Central Asia could, like the Yugoslav Wars, result in NATO colonies and a large number of weak states dependent on NATO support in C. Asia.
www.globalresearch.ca...

Obviously, amidst these conflicts Russia is seeking to create a peace that benefits its own interests, even if it means breaking up other nations (separating S. Ossetia and Abkhazia from Georgia, for example). So it seems that both nations and their corresponding military alliances benefit from the balkanization of pesky independent states.
www.globalresearch.ca...

Kyrgystan's call to Russia for help is a sign that the Russia-China axis of power is seen as Kyrgystan's only hope of resolving its issues; not the NATO alliance or the United Nations Security Council that it dominates. It is a sign that Russia's diplomatic and military actions against Georgia's ethnic cleansing has given the Kremlin greater credibility in the eyes of the Kyrgyz government than its aggressive Western rivals.



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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The Ruskies love sending the troops in during major sporting events Georgia style.

Just thinking........ Isreal may do an Iran any minute now?



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