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Kyrgyzstan Overthrown by Protestors

Reports of Popular "tulip" revolution in Kyrgyzstan
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports: http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=46228&SelectRegion=Asia OSH, 21 Mar 2005 (IRIN) - Election protesters stormed or set fire to government buildings in two southern Kyrgyz cities on Monday, but met little resisitance from security forces, as demonstrators continued to call for the end of president Askar Akayev in what some observers are calling the genesis of a velvet revolution in authoritarian Central Asia. Thousands of protesters took over two more government offices in Osh, the country's second largest city. "We have been here for almost 10 days. Our demands are ignored and disrespected," Erkin, a protestor who arrived in Osh from the town of Uzgen, some 60 km from Osh, told IRIN. "[President Askar] Akaev did not provide fair elections, he brought into the parliament his son and daughter and many people loyal to him. He has been the president for 15 years. We have had enough of him. He has to step down," he said. Tolekan Ismailova, head of the Civil Society Against Corruption (CSAC), a local rights NGO, told IRIN from Osh that provincial administration and city police offices had also been peacefully occupied, with little resistance from the authorities. "From early morning leaders from the government and opposition sides called policemen not to shoot people. When they started moving toward buildings, they [policemen and soldiers] just ran away," she said. another articla at ALJAZEERA: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5C4A6670-6FEE-443C-A7E4-09894B8C66BC.htm
Coming to that in Amerkia 25.Mar.2005 16:37

BilBo

We need to watch a learn from Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. When the Rethugs in this country pack the courts with right-wing Rapturists, they will have our government lock-stock-and-barrel.

what a movie! 25.Mar.2005 21:43

mouse

saw it on CNN- What a movie. It looked just like one of those old Russian films about the Bolshevik Revolution, with hordes of angry peasants enveloping ministry buildings like fire ants on honey. That was really anarchy- it wasn't pretty, but illustrates what masses of people will resort to when they feel totally disenfranchised. Scary stuff.

wake up; the global U.S. CIA fascist coup is taking states one by one 26.Mar.2005 10:24

me

bullshit this is just as pro U.S. staged as Ukraine, idiots.


Title: Ukraine: US Orwellian "well planned drama" of IMF/CIA/NED coup as "grassroots democracy"
Author: comparativist
Date: 2004.12.02 01:30
Description: Ukraine, perfection of Orwellian "well planned drama" media perception around IMF/CIA/NED coup as a "grass roots democratic reform"; how it's done --- "Among the numerous Western foundations, the [Orwellian named] National Endowment for Democracy (NED), although not officially part of the CIA, performs an important intelligence function in shaping party politics in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and around the World. [NED additionally involved in funding of Venezuelan coup against Chavez.] NED was created in 1983, when the CIA was being accused of covertly bribing politicians and setting up phony civil society front organizations. According to Allen Weinstein, who was responsible for establishing the NED during the Reagan Administration: "A lot of what we [NED] do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA." (Washington Post, Sept. 21, 1991). --- "Pora's posters plastered all over Ukraine DEPICT A JACKBOOT crushing a beetle, an allegory of what Pora wants to do to its opponents. It was like this during Nazi-occupied Ukraine,...Nobody in the West has said anything against these posters. Pora continues to be presented [by CNN] as an innocent band of students having fun. But it is an organization created and financed by Washington, as were sister organizations in Serbia and Georgia, Otpor and Kmara." --- "It is claimed that officially the US government spent US$41 million to fund the year-long operation to get rid of Milosevich from October 1999. In Ukraine, the figure is said to be about $14 million so far."

3 articles on "Ukranianization": external covert coup pressure, framed
however in media as a grass roots internal democratic concern.
Actually, since Serbia, all have been the same US pattern of destabalization and 'de-democratization' by any other name. Same strategy in Aserbaijan, Georgia, and Yugoslavia in the past several years by the way. Exactly the same pattern. Exactly the same IMF involvement. Gaining territory for the global de-democratization of the corporate state.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/12/304981.shtml


Title: Back in the USSR: CIA "helpful" in Florida,Ukraine elections
Author: Daniel Hopsicker
Date: 2004.12.14 03:19
Description: Daniel Hopsicker presents us with a little look deeper into Ukraine and Florida, this article loosely follows with what Ron Paul said in his address to the int. relations. com., posted here on portland.  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/12/305960.shtml

A retired CIA agent, whose illegal and unfettered access to election rolls in Martin County Florida was a major source of legal contention after the 2000 Election, traveled to the Ukraine four years earlier to teach "grass-roots politics" to people there, The MadCowMorningNews has learned.

The news came even as citizens in the Ukraine celebrate their new-found freedom, while in the U.S. suspicion continued to fester that vote fraud may have cost Americans
their own right to free and honest elections.

In a bitterly ironic twist, Charles Kane, former Director of Security at the Central Intelligence Agency, and member of the Florida Republican Executive Committee, spent four days in Kiev, the capital of the former Soviet republic, hosting training sessions for Ukrainian political parties in 1996.

Institute officials chose Kane to go to the Ukraine, according to the February 20, 1996, Stuart/Port St. Lucie News, apparently straight-faced, "because of his experience in grass-roots campaigns."

Four years later, Kane's credentials as a proponent of democracy were receiving much closer scrutiny...

"Kane's efforts were part of a sinister underground conspiracy to help Bush," Edward Stafman, attorney for the Martin County challengers told the Associated Press on December 7, 2000.


Your Tax Dollars at Work

Like the virtually-unpublicized fact that 9.11 ringleader Mohamed Atta's sojourn in Hamburg was paid for by U.S. taxpayers (through the joint US-German Congress-Bundestag Program), Charles Kane?s Ukrainian trip was sponsored by the U.S. Government, this time through the International Republican Institute, which reports have accused of being responsible during the current election for "many millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars funneled" in support of the U.S.'s preferred candidate.

The career of the much-traveled Kane, it must be stated, resembles nothing so much as a conspiracy theorist's wet dream... He was also involved, years earlier, in the investigation into the JFK assassination, dispatching a memo to the FBI regarding the whereabouts on the day of the assassination of notorious pipe-smoking Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/12/306018.shtml

Probably ... 26.Mar.2005 11:03

Nagasaki

I don't think there's any doubt that this has had U.S. backing in varying ways.

One thing that has been common among these flower and color revolutions in the former Soviet Bloc is using Sharp's "From Dictatorship To Democracy" as a guideline. (Get a copy on the provided link).

It doesn't matter who was responsible. We can still use the same proven tactics.
Download - From Dictatorship To Democracy
Download - From Dictatorship To Democracy

Damn .. 26.Mar.2005 11:11

Nagasaki

And the bastard link doesn't work.

Try this instead:

 http://www.members.tripod.com/gothic_press/FDTD-2.pdf

Opinions Aren't Facts 26.Mar.2005 17:00

from me to me

"Me" may be right but has presented no facts to support the notion that Kyrgyzstan was so infiltrated. Has "Me" looked into reports from Kyrgyzstan and the history of the power elite there and the history of this opposition movement there? There is a difference between staged coups and the riding (if you will) of inevitable coups to hedge one's bets. How does "Me" know if popular liberalization (in the case of the Ukraine) is necessarily US perpetrated, based on the information he has given?

Such control is of course possible, but not necessarily present simply because of its possibility. Opinions aren't facts, but don't get me wrong. Neither are any of the reports we recieve necessarily accurate simply because they are presented as fact.

From Dictatorship to Democracy links 06.Apr.2005 13:25

anonymous

From Dictatorship to Democracy is available in 14 languages here.