What is the UK’s “Grey Eminence”, Charles Garrett, Doing in Kyrgyzstan?

7 April 2021 — Origin: New Eastern Outlook

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It has long been noticed that the candidates appointed as US and UK diplomatic ambassadors all have impressive experience of military or intelligence service, which in a way shows that the tasks these countries assign to their foreign representative offices are rather of military and strategic nature, than simply a diplomatic mission.

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Stop NATO News: February 15, 2012: Russia To Counter U.S. Interceptor Missile Ships Off Coasts

15 February 2012012

  • Russia To Counter U.S. Interceptor Missile Ships Off Coasts
  • U.S. Aircraft Carrier Passes Through Strait Of Hormuz
  • NATO Holds High Level Consultations With Four Gulf Countries
  • Russian Foreign Minister: West Preparing Replay Of Libyan Model In Syria
  • NATO Representative: Georgia’s Full Membership Is Decided Issue
  • Germany Supports Macedonia’s Full NATO Membership
  • War Zone Deployments: U.S. European Command Director Solidifies Ties With Armenia

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 7-11 March 2011: Macedonia / Libya / START / South-East Asia / Yemen

12 March 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Will Macedonia become the third Albanian state in the Balkans?

11.03.2011 | 10:00 | YAMBAEV Mikhail
The former Macedonian Foreign Minister Slobodan Chashule says there is only one reason for Albanians to be interested in Macedonia’s entry into NATO: “Their strategy is not Macedonia’s territorial secession. They simply want it as a third Albanian state in the Balkans”… Albanian politicians recollect the Illyrida (Dardania) project, which is about creating a new political entity using some parts of Macedonia as well as territories separated from Serbia and Montenegro…
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Full Circle: NATO Completes Takeover Of Former Yugoslavia By Rick Rozoff

25 March, 2010 — Global Research

In 1991 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was a nominally defensive military bloc with sixteen members that, as the cliche ran, had never fired a shot.

In 1991 the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was the only simultaneously multiethnic and multiconfessional nation (entirely) in Europe, consisting of six federated republics with diverse constituencies.

By 2009 NATO had grown to 28 full members and at least that many military partners throughout Europe and in Africa, the Caucasus, the Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific. Next month NATO is to hold a summit in Estonia to be attended by the foreign ministers of 56 nations. Last month a meeting of NATO’s Military Committee in Brussels included the armed forces chiefs of 63 nations, almost a third of the world’s 192 countries.

By 2008 the former Yugoslavia has been fragmented into six recognized nations (the former federal republics of Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) and a semi-recognized province of Serbia, Kosovo.

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The Planning of War Behind Closed Doors: Brussels, London, Istanbul: A Week Of Western War Councils By Rick Rozoff

5 February, 2010 — Global ResearchStop NATO

The defense chiefs of all 28 NATO nations and an undisclosed number of counterparts from non-Alliance partners gathered in Istanbul, Turkey on February 4 to begin two days of meetings focused on the war in Afghanistan, the withdrawal of military forces from Kosovo in the course of transferring control of security operations to the breakaway province’s embryonic army (the Kosovo Security Force) and “the transformation efforts required to best conduct the full range of NATO’s agreed missions.” [1]

Istanbul was the site of the bloc’s 2004 summit which accounted for the largest expansion in its 60-year history – seven new Eastern European nations – and its strengthening military partnerships with thirteen Middle Eastern and African nations under the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative.

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe Admiral James Stavridis and the top commander of all U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan – soon to reach over 150,000 – General Stanley McChrystal are also in attendance, as are European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and United Nations High Representative for Afghanistan Kai Eide as well as the defense and interior ministers of Afghanistan.

The meetings follow by a week the International Conference on Afghanistan held in London, which in turn occurred the day after two days of meetings of the NATO Military Committee with the Chiefs of Defense of the military bloc’s 28 member states and 35 more from what were described as Troop Contributing Nations; presumably NATO partner nations with troops stationed in the Afghan war theater. In all, the military chiefs of 63 countries.

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2010: U.S. To Wage War Throughout The World By Rick Rozoff

31 December, 2009 — Stop NATO

January 1 will usher in the last year of the first decade of a new millennium and ten consecutive years of the United States conducting war in the Greater Middle East.

Beginning with the October 7, 2001 missile and bomb attacks on Afghanistan, American combat operations abroad have not ceased for a year, a month, a week or a day in the 21st century.

The Afghan war, the U.S.’s first air and ground conflict in Asia since the disastrous wars in Vietnam and Cambodia in the 1960s and early 1970s and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s first land war and Asian campaign, began during the end of the 2001 war in Macedonia launched from NATO-occupied Kosovo, one in which the role of U.S. military personnel is still to be properly exposed [1] and addressed and which led to the displacement of almost 10 percent of the nation’s population.

In the first case Washington invaded a nation in the name of combating terrorism; in the second it abetted cross-border terrorism. Similarly, in 1991 the U.S. and its Western allies attacked Iraqi forces in Kuwait and launched devastating and deadly cruise missile attacks and bombing sorties inside Iraq in the name of preserving the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Kuwait, and in 1999 waged a 78-day bombing assault against Yugoslavia to override and fatally undermine the principles of territorial integrity and national sovereignty in the name of the casus belli of the day, so-called humanitarian intervention.

Two years later humanitarian war, as abhorrent an oxymoron as the world has ever witnessed, gave way to the global war on terror(ism), with the U.S. and its NATO allies again reversing course but continuing to wage wars of aggression and ‘wars of opportunity’ as they saw fit, contradictions and logic, precedents and international law notwithstanding.

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From WW II To WW III: Global NATO And Remilitarized Germany By Rick Rozoff Part 2

15 July, 2009Global Research | Stop NATO

The reunification of Germany in 1990 did not signify a centripetal trend in Europe but instead was an anomaly. The following year the Soviet Union was broken up into its fifteen constituent federal republics and the same process began in Yugoslavia, with Germany leading the charge in hastening on and recognizing the secession of Croatia and Slovenia from the nation that grew out of the destruction of World War I and again of World War II.

Two years later Czechoslovakia, like the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia a multiethnic state created after the First World War, split apart.

With the absorption of the former German Democratic Republic into the Federal Republic, which since 1949 had already claimed an exclusive mandate to govern all of Germany, the entire nation was now subsumed under a common military structure and brought into the NATO bloc.

Wasting no time in reasserting itself as a continental power, united Germany inaugurated its new claim as a geopolitical – and military – power by turning its attention to a part of Europe that it had previously visited in the two World Wars: The Balkans.

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