Our Hypocrisy Ridden Foreign Policy: Jailed Journalists by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
April 12, 2011

Turkey Is the Country with the Most Imprisoned Journalists

Uzbekistan boils activists: we are okay with it. Heck, we even support ‘the Boilers. ’Azerbaijan tortures and murders journalists and activists: we are totally fine with it; in fact, we consider them our great ally. When Syria engages in human rights violations, we call them ‘evil.’ Continue reading

Washington Intensifies Push Into Central Asia by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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January 29, 2011

Political Map of the Caucasus and Central Asia

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A recent editorial on the website of Voice of America reflected on last year being one in which the United States solidified relations with the five former Soviet republics in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

One or more of the five nations border Afghanistan, Russia, China and Iran and several more than one of the latter. Kazakhstan, for example, adjoins China and Russia.

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Central Asia Militants: A Rhetorical Question of Funding & Sponsors by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
9 December, 2010

Central Asian Militants, Pan-Turkic Aims & Mysterious Financiers

I just finished reading an interesting article at Asia Times on the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which is characterized by some as Central Asia’s most aggressive militant group. The main focus of the article is placed on the status, recent expansion and transformation of IMU:
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The Three-Decade US-Mujahideen Partnership Still Going Strong by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
13 October, 2010

In the last few weeks I’ve been reading and talking about the latest developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus. I am planning to post a few updates on the status of the score board in this region (pipeline rivalries, military base ‘erection’ scores- and what-not). Meanwhile, as I am dealing with all this I keep ending up with riddle-like situations. And instead of trying to solve or get out of these riddles, I’m going to give up and instead share one of them with you, my blogosphere friends.

Our enemies’ enemies are our friends. Many of our nation’s enemies are the enemies of our enemies, so that makes them what? Friends? Enemies? It depends? Both? And what would all this make our ‘real’ foreign policy makers? Enemies? Friends? Both? What?

Seriously! Think about it.

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Kyrgyzstan: Bloodstained Geopolitical Chessboard by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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June 16, 2010

Events in a remote, landlocked and agrarian nation of slightly over five million people have become the center of world attention.

A week of violence which first erupted in Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city, Osh, in the south of the country, has resulted in the deaths of at least 120 civilians and in over 1,700 being injured.

More than 100,000 ethnic Uzbeks have fled Osh and the nearby city of Jalal-Abad (Jalalabad) and three-quarters of those have reportedly crossed the border into Uzbekistan.

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Craig Murray: UK/USA made use of Uzbek torture Pt2

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Former Brit Ambassador Craig Murray says UK and USA sent prisoners to Uzbek to be tortured Pt 2

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Craig Murray: Uzbek terror and the UK/USA + How a Torture Protest Killed a Career

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October 24, 2009

Craig Murray: CIA used Uzbek torture to create false intelligence; support for regime continues

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Prospects For A Multipolar World by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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May 22, 2009

On June 15th and 16th the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will hold its ninth annual heads of state summit in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.

It will be attended by the presidents of its six full members – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – and by representatives of various ranks from its four observer states – India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan – and from several aspiring partner nations yet to be announced.

The SCO as an institution and as a concept represents the world’s greatest potential and in ways is its major paradox as its capacities and their realization to date are so far apart.

Its six full members account for 60% of the land mass of Eurasia and its population is a third of the world’s. With observer states included, its affiliates account for half of the human race.

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