Friday, May 17, 2013

Welcome to the New Great Game

Although widely ignored by the mainstream media Central Asia and the Caucasus region are of vital importance. The players who are competing in this region include the last remaining superpower, the United States, its main challenger China and a reinvigorated Russia, which regards Central Asia as its "backyard", among others. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter and architect of the infamous Operation Cyclone, explains the motivating forces behind the New Great Game in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard:
"But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold." (p.124)
Eurasian geopolitical map


In order to get access to desired resources and control over pipelines, tanker routes, petroleum consortiums and contracts, the United States decided to use the know-how gained during Operation Cyclone to conduct a similar operation. The US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its GCC proxies arm, train and fund Wahhabi and Salafi jihadis to spread terrorism and destabilize the region surrounding Russia and China.

Learn more about this new front in the NATO-created war of terror and watch James Corbett's excellent GRTV report about terror in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

 


For more background information and to get a better understanding of how this operation became "part B" or "phase 2" of Operation Gladio I highly recommend watching the Sibel Edmonds Gladio B interview series. You can find the entire series on Boiling Frogs PostThe Corbett Report or YouTube.