Pepe wrote a well-nuanced piece on Kazakh events.
Read the whole thing–it is excellent. But it also reinforces the point I hammer home for years now. Which also is demonstrated in Bernhard’s (of MoA) piece on West’s “planners”. The combined West is a one trick pony and it definitely mistook Russia’s “benevolence” towards West’s actions in late 1990s and 2000s for weakness, which was increasingly untrue the more time passed by, and misunderstood the boot-licking by West’s designated Russia “elites”–primarily marginalized and perverted “kreakliat” and de facto organized crime business “leaders” who emerged in 1990s as main beneficiaries of neo-liberal robbing of Russia–for the majority of Russians. But I wrote about the West’s ignorance for so many years that there is no necessity to repeat it.
One trick is always the same–color revolution through promotion of “democracy”. That is it. When faced with the opposition which can kick West’s ass–Russia can do more than that, she can wipe the combined West off the map of the world–this lone trick of destabilizing countries around Russia stops working. As–also on record for years, decades now–specifically US geopolitical “academe” and institutions–are not just ignorant, increasingly there is a serious question about their professional adequacy–enough to take a look at the “stellar” performances of the US Armed Forces in the last 20 years to see that the failure stopped being a bug but became a feature. Same goes to US “intel” services and, in the end, to political authority which is even more ignorant and confused. Did I mention the US “diplomacy”?
And here is the framework–combined West is in Zeitnot, using chess term. It was in it for a while and the situation is aggravated with Zugzwang, which is even more exacerbated by the lack of resources and systemic crisis. So, half-cooked “rebellion” in Kazakhstan goes-off and will now be suppressed and I am sure ODKB (well, Russia) will make sure that the role of say MI-6, a professional Islamic terrorist support organization, will be exposed. As I stated on many occasions, Russia’s ultimatum to NATO is just THAT–ultimatum, however padded with diplomatic rhetoric, for now, and Russia is in no mood anymore to waste time and effort on talking to ignorant exceptionalist morons infesting foreign policy orgs in the US and Europe and the knee-jerk “reaction” in Kazakhstan is a perfect indicator of a panic in West’s political top. No, really–what do you think, they know how to deal with severe economic, energy, technological and military crises? Seriously? Have you read all this doctrine-mongering BS from all those Atlantic Councils, RANDs and other collections of puny excuse for Western “intellect”, lately? All of it is sophomoric at best, at worst–utterly laughable in their economic and military ignorance.
And so we are here: now with Kazakhstan. First Il-76s are already in Kazakhstan.
The U.S. Directed Rebellion in Kazakhstan May Well Strengthen Russia
It certainly gives a massive boost to the legitimacy of ODKB-CSTO and that is already having massive geopolitical integrationist ramifications for former Soviet Union and Eurasian countries who begin to get this funny idea, which also scares the shit out Washington and London politicos, that unlike US “democracy” Russia’s security guarantees mean calm, political stability and, in the end, economic prosperity. We, again, as was the case with Syria begin to observe this process in real time.
In related news (thanks to my dear friend who pointed it out to me).
So, as you can see–you cannot reason with these people and Russia has a full grasp of this issue. You don’t negotiate with insane, you tame them.