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2022-01-05 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Goverrnment falls in Kazakhstan
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Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 06:17|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [651 views ]  Top

#1 Full battles in the streets. Prez palace and other gov buildings burning.
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 06:38||   2022-01-05 06:38|| Front Page Top

#2 That's where Russia launches most of it's rockets.
Support of Space Station from Russia might get iffy
Prez may need to beg Musk including recognizing that he is alive and exists.
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 06:53||   2022-01-05 06:53|| Front Page Top

#3 Will Russia need to delay potential Ukraine ops to deal with Kazakhstan?
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 06:56||   2022-01-05 06:56|| Front Page Top

#4 Where does China sit? This tweet from Berlin is interesting.

Sergej Sumlenny
@sumlenny
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18h
Exactly as Putin requested from Yanukovich (unsuccessful) and from Lukashenka (successful) to hit harsh: Putin will request from Nazarbayev to unleash all the violence on the protestors. But in KAZ there is also China as a huge player. They will also try to overtake KAZ. Terrible
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 07:09||   2022-01-05 07:09|| Front Page Top

#5 Ragıp Soylu
@ragipsoylu
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Protestors have reportedly seized the administration building (akimat) in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 07:14||   2022-01-05 07:14|| Front Page Top

#6 https://twitter.com/vtchakarova/status/1478701105106280452?s=20
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 07:21||   2022-01-05 07:21|| Front Page Top

#7 Kazakhstan fact break down
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 07:24||   2022-01-05 07:24|| Front Page Top

#8 Note it is worlds largest producer of uranium

- #uranium 43% (10.7 ktU; 2020) - No 1 globally!
- #copper 3.2% (660ktpa);
- #coal 114m tons (10th globally);
- Oil 1.8mbpd; Gas 55bcm (EU 550bcm)
- #GOLD 3.5moz ($6.4bn);
- #Grain 6.5mt; #Cotton 280k 480 lb bales;
- Tin; Nickel; Zinc..
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 07:27||   2022-01-05 07:27|| Front Page Top

#9 There's a key ChiComm BRI project in Khorgos, KAZ. Billed a "dry port", it is a massive rail freight transshipment point between the PRC and Europe. The ChiComm said the place will be the next Dubai but it hasn't worked out that way...
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2022-01-05 09:28||   2022-01-05 09:28|| Front Page Top

#10 Police fire tear gas and stun grenades as thousands of Kazakh protesters torch mayor's office and government is forced to resign amid unprecedented demonstrations over fuel price hikes
Posted by Skidmark 2022-01-05 09:34||   2022-01-05 09:34|| Front Page Top

#11 No longer the finest potassium in the world?
Posted by Raj 2022-01-05 09:57||   2022-01-05 09:57|| Front Page Top

#12 ...THAT was fast.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2022-01-05 10:12||   2022-01-05 10:12|| Front Page Top

#13 J6ers should take notes.
Posted by Vespasian Ebboting9735 2022-01-05 11:02||   2022-01-05 11:02|| Front Page Top

#14 Over/under on Putin invading to "restore order"?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2022-01-05 11:47||   2022-01-05 11:47|| Front Page Top

#15 ... THAT was fast

Slowly at first
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-05 11:53||   2022-01-05 11:53|| Front Page Top

#16 #14 Putin invading to "restore order"?

Ironically, the US has post-9/11 had at least as much military presence in the 'stans as Russia .

From the official House Organ of the Magoo Administration, published in April and "updated" in Sept., the brass was looking to relocate troops to Kazakhstan among other Central Asian countries.:

WASHINGTON — American troops are set to leave Afghanistan no later than Sept. 11, but the Pentagon, American spy agencies and Western allies are refining plans to deploy a less visible but still potent force in the region to prevent the country from again becoming a terrorist base.

Drawing on the hard lessons from President Barack Obama’s decision a decade ago to withdraw American troops from Iraq — allowing the rise of the Islamic State three years later — the Pentagon is discussing with allies where to reposition forces, possibly to neighboring Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, according to United States officials.
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-05 12:08||   2022-01-05 12:08|| Front Page Top

#17 Baikonur launch complex is waaay out in the boondocks, unlikely to be reached by urban protestors/rioters. Could get interesting if a new Kazakh government tries to force renegotiation of the Russian lease terms, though.
Posted by Nero 2022-01-05 15:15||   2022-01-05 15:15|| Front Page Top

#18 Fake News - nobody dressed up like a buffalo.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-05 16:01||   2022-01-05 16:01|| Front Page Top

#19 Alexander Stahel
@BurggrabenH
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8h
If u think Kazakhstan is none of your business, think again. China needs it to run its nuclear & coal power plants (think that to end!);

Erdogan may try to reunite “Stans” - Kazakhstan; Turkmenistan; Tajikistan; Azerbaijan. VVP knows that. Biden better get history book out.
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 16:54||   2022-01-05 16:54|| Front Page Top

#20 More like his deposit book. I understand The Big Guy had relations with the outgoing government; maybe somebody said no to the US using Kazakh as a forever war base vs. Afghan?

I'm sure General Mills is briefing Lunch Vader on the history and importance of local gastronomical influences on an unsecured Zoom meeting as we speak.
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-01-05 17:19||   2022-01-05 17:19|| Front Page Top

#21 Nice timing / warning ahead of the discussions re the Ukrainian situation next week. 99% likely the Americans will reject the Russian proposition. Apparently they believe there is more room for negotiation before push comes to shove.
Posted by Slenter Panda4300 2022-01-05 17:52||   2022-01-05 17:52|| Front Page Top

#22 Joe and Hunter Biden know Kazakhstan intimately.

Hunter Biden also had business dealings in Kazakhstan

"Between 2012 and 2014 — when his father Joe Biden served as Vice President — Hunter Biden worked as a go-between to Kenes Rakishev, a Kazakh oligarch with close ties to the country’s longtime kleptocratic leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, The Daily Mail reported.

"The British tabloid said they obtained emails from “anti-corruption campaigners” in Kazakhstan showing Hunter making contact with Rakishev and attempting to facilitate investment for his cash in New York, Washington DC and a Nevada mining company.

"Through his connections, emails show Hunter Biden successfully engineered a $1 million investment from Rakishev to filmmaker Alexandra Forbes Kerry — the daughter of John Kerry, the report said. ..."

Photo of the merry crew incl The Big Guy and Crackpipeishev here
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-05 18:06||   2022-01-05 18:06|| Front Page Top

#23 #8 [Kazakhstan is the] world's largest producer of uranium

Our kakocratic elites have made bank in Kazakhstan for years.

Hillary Clinton and her husband are also intimately acquainted with Kazakhstan and its minerals-based commercial opportunities.

"In January 2013, the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, [took] over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.

"...[Tony Giustra and other ] major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family... built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One. Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.

"Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee [ including ] the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton.

"...Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors.

"And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.


Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-05 18:25||   2022-01-05 18:25|| Front Page Top

#24  wander this tweed thread
Posted by 3dc 2022-01-05 19:35||   2022-01-05 19:35|| Front Page Top

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