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Anaconda And Central Asia: U.S. To Surround Eurasia With Bases

Voice of Russia
August 23, 2012

Is Afghanistan a cover-up?
Olga Denisova

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“The US is interested in staying in the region. A military base would provide it with a pivot aimed, primarily, against Russia and China whose position on Syria, for example, raises Washington’s displeasure.”

The US sees the post-Soviet space as a ground for political manoeuvre.

“The US is implementing its Anaconda geopolitical strategy adopted several years ago. It consists in surrounding Eurasia with US military bases for the economic and strategic stifling of a large territory with Russia in the middle. Now we are witnessing the implementation of one of the stages of this project, which is already several decades old.”

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The US is hastily looking for partners in Central Asia. Washington obviously does not intend to leave the main role in that region to Russia. US experts in international politics believe that the West’s access to Central Asia is at stake. The Washington Times forecasts Washington’s geopolitical duel with Moscow for Tajikistan.

At present, that country bordering on Afghanistan is especially important for the US. The contingent of the International Security Assistance Force reaches Afghanistan along the so-called northern route across Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. US Congressman Dan Burton said recently that the US could deploy a base in Tajikistan instead of the existing one in Kyrgyzstan.

At present, the US has an opportunity to use Afghanistan and the need to provide the withdrawal of the troops as a ‘shield’, General Director of the Centre of Political Information Alexey Mukhin said on the air of The Voice of Russia.

“The US is interested in staying in the region. A military base would provide it with a pivot aimed, primarily, against Russia and China whose position on Syria, for example, raises Washington’s displeasure.”

The US sees the post-Soviet space as a ground for political manoeuvre. It is true, though, that some Central Asian republics encourage this attitude. US interests clash with Russia’s interests in that region where Russia historically took a special place and which it considered to be an area of its influence. Some countries hope to benefit by this rivalry, Alexey Mukhin says.

“Tajikistan historically depends on external influence. Its economy depends on the surrounding countries, including Russia. It would demand certain preferences in exchange for sovereignty and the deployment of military bases. Tajikistan would pay more attention to those countries that promise to give more.”

Last year, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan composed the programme of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Central Asian tour. Her visit was preceded by senior US diplomats’ trips to those countries. It is worth mentioning that the US has recently been in a lively dialogue with Uzbekistan. Tashkent has even suspended its participation in the Collective Security Treaty Organisation.

The Russian media report talks between Tashkent and Washington on setting up a rapid deployment centre in Uzbekistan which is to become a US military base after 2014. NATO’s military equipment will also mostly remain in Uzbekistan after the withdrawal of the troops from Afghanistan.

Obviously, the processes of the current Eurasian integration do not comply with US plans. Washington has a large-scale geopolitical project of its own, Director of the Centre for Geopolitical Expertise Valery Korovin says.

“The US is implementing its Anaconda geopolitical strategy adopted several years ago. It consists in surrounding Eurasia with US military bases for the economic and strategic stifling of a large territory with Russia in the middle. Now we are witnessing the implementation of one of the stages of this project, which is already several decades old.”

Russian military presence in the region is represented by the Kant base in Kyrgyzstan and 201 Base in Tajikistan. Moscow is not at all happy with the US plans to oust Russia from the region.

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  1. rosemerry
    August 25, 2012 at 5:55 am

    While the USA is pursuing its imperial plans in other parts of the globe, it lets its own people sink into misery, unemployment, imprisonment; lack of education, health, future hopes,as it wastes resources in a neverending quest for power.

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