The Guardian 13 April, 2005

Coup in Kyrgyzstan

The recently ousted Kyrgyzstan president and one-time willing partner of the US, Askar Akayev, has accused the US of being behind what he called an "anti-constitutional coup". He was forced out following the opposition’s rejection of the outcome of parliamentary elections last month. Akayev later agreed to resign.

"I think that their influence was prevailing", Mr Akayev said referring to the USA following his resignation. He noted that the opposition had been supported by such US organisations as the National Democratic Institute, the Freedom House. "They were providing training and finance", Mr Akayev said.

It is an open secret that the US is busy behind the scenes in many ex-Soviet republics. Freedom House was heavily involved in the Ukraine’s "orange revolution".

Freedom House is chaired by the former CIA director James Woolsey. In Kyrgyzstan, Freedom House had set up a printing press in the capital Bishkek which prints 60 opposition publications.

Since 1992, the US has spent US$746 million in Kyrgyzstan. The question is who received the money and what was it spent on. It was not the ordinary people of Kyrgyzstan. The majority of people there (population is about 5 million) battle to survive on an average $4 dollars a month!

The situation in Kyrgyzstan could turn really ugly if the southern part of the country decides to split away. It is part of the Fergana Valley where Islamic radicals are ready to cross over to Uzbekistan to unite with their brethren there and to take control of Uzbekistan some time in the future. Taking over Uzbekistan would open floodgates for establishing an Islamic state which would include Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan and part of Kyrgyzstan.

The USA has got its sights on controlling natural resources in the region and at the same time destabilising the Muslim part of China.

US troublemakers in Central Asia have Belarus in their sights as well.

They’ve been trying very hard for many years to destabilise it. The former US ambassador to Belarus Michael Kozak had boasted that he was doing in Belarus what he had been doing in Nicaragua — "supporting democracy".

The opposition in Belarus attempted a dress rehearsal on March 25 when about 2000 people protested under the slogan "Are we worse than the Kyrgyz?" and "[president] Lukashenko — resign". It took 10 minutes for the security to deal with the situation but many observers believe that Belarus is next on the US regime change agenda and that the next "revolution" might take place in September-October.

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