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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Remember Uzbekistan?

Remember the bleatings of the MSM and leftie blogs on how Uzbekistan, an Ally of the All Powerful United States, had murdered hundreds of protestors and the United States, their Ally, had done nothing? Do you remember that? On and on it went, every time Uzbekistan was mentioned, it as an Ally of the United States.

Well, that supposed "ally" has gone straight into the arms of Russia. After a visit to Russia by Uzbek leader, Karimov, Russia announced joint military exercises with the Uzbeks.

And that's not all. During a televised meeting with Putin, Karimov hinted that the United States had been behind the uprising!

Uzbek leader's state visit to Russia raises worries
- International Herald Tribune.

Some ally! Let's see if the MSM in New Zild notices this.

Update 11:20am : In light of AL's Chinese military build up pictures, note that after the massacre, Uzbekistan was "wooed" by both Russia and China. Russia won, but you've got to wonder what China was up to ...

Posted by Lucia Maria | 6/30/2005 10:54:00 am


Blogger Keith said...


6/30/2005 05:28:00 pm  
Blogger reid said...

Not quite on Uzbek directly Lucyna, but here's a useful article that fills in a few blanks:

Excerpt: "The current Washington strategy targets many Eurasian former Soviet republics which per se have no known oil or gas reserves. What they do have, however, is strategic military or geopolitical significance for the Washington policy of dominating the future of Eurasia.

That policy has China as its geopolitical, economic and military fulcrum. A look at the Eurasian map and at the target countries for various US-sponsored color revolutions makes this unmistakably clear. To the east of the Caspian Sea, Washington in one degree or another today controls Pakistan, Afghanistan, potentially Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. These serve as a potential US-controlled barrier or buffer zone between China and Russian, Caspian and Iranian energy sources. Washington is out to deny China easy land access to either Russia, the Middle East or to the oil and gas fields of the Caspian Sea."

It's been obvious for some time that China and Russia have built an alliance. Such an alliance will be a crucial factor in any conflict between China and the US that may break out and which is shaping up as you read this.

While it's not always obvious that such an alliance is operating at a superficial level if you only look at day to day events, it's consistently there in such movements as the various Iran-China-Russia cross treaties; the BRIC (Brazil, India, Russia, China) trade alliance; and the arms sales such as the Sunburn missile (just google it).

According to some sources I read, Russia and China are predicted to break apart at some point after a conflict initiates. They are not natural partners, but they have common interests right now.

6/30/2005 06:02:00 pm  
Blogger Keith said...

Uzbek oil.

6/30/2005 07:06:00 pm  

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