Is it entirely a coincidence that the ongoing events in Kazakhstan, which shares the world’s longest land border with Russia, are occurring one one week before a series of strategic dialogues between Russia and the U.S., NATO, and other members of the OSCE?
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has responded to protests that became violent in a way that suggested organization, by changing the government, requesting and receiving security assistance from his Collective Security Treaty Organization partners, refusing to negotiate with violent bandits, and ordering his security forces to shoot perpetrators of violence without warning. He has thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for his support, and received praise from China’s President Xi Jinping, whose country also borders Kazakhstan.
The United States has, predictably, focused on warning that the “world” is watching for (or are the Anglo-Americans hoping for?) human rights violations.
What are the origins of these protests? Who ran them? What went into preparing them?
Plans for destabilizing Russia, published by the RAND corporation in 2019, included six geopolitical options. The first four—starting with providing weapons to Ukraine—have been implemented; the fifth calls for attacking Russian influence in Central Asia (where Kazakhstan is located).
If this is an attempted replay of the 2014 Maidan protests in Ukraine, as seems more than possible, then we should look for that event’s British-American parentage. And that’s precisely where the investigation of a purported leader of the protests leads: to London.
While additional inquiry is required to unwrap what is occurring in Kazakhstan, the world context is clear.
Next week’s dialogues are an opportunity to make an abrupt about-face on priorities and paradigm, to drop the anti-Russia, anti-China, anti-growth (green), and slavishly pro-finance policies that are leading civilization to the brink of a catastrophe from which there were no return: nuclear war.
Far better to look to the heavens, source of endless wonder and discovery. The James Webb Space Telescope, launched on Christmas, will be fully operational by this summer, sending images of galaxies from ten billions years ago, based on wavelengths our eyes can’t see.
In this Year of Lyndon LaRouche, we must challenge ourselves to play a successful role in building a worthy, human civilization.