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From Volume 4, Issue Number 14 of EIR Online, Published Apr. 5, 2005

Russia and the CIS News Digest

LaRouche: Project Democracy Was 'Coup-Coup'd' in Kyrgyzstan

by Jeffrey Steinberg

On March 28, Lyndon LaRouche issued his personal assessment of the ongoing events in the Central Asian, former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan, characterizing the political crisis that erupted there last week as a Moscow-orchestrated "coup-coup" against the Bush-Cheney Project Democracy apparatus that was deeply involved in the so-called "rainbow revolutions" in Georgia and Ukraine.

The U.S.A.-centered Project Democracy apparatus includes the likes of George Shultz, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Madeleine Albright, and the entire neoconservative apparatus ensconced in the Pentagon civilian bureaucracy and the Office of Vice President Dick Cheney.

The Events

On March 24, Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev fled the capital, Bishkek, in the face of opposition demonstrations. In a matter of hours, three bold actions had taken place, that led to the Akayev departure and the regime change:

First, former Kyrgyz security chief Gen. Felix Kulov, a longtime KGB asset, was freed from jail. He would play a pivotal role in all the succeeding events.

Next, a group of no more than 200 demonstrators took over the "White House"—the government headquarters building. Eyewitnesses to the events, interviewed by EIR, confirmed that security personnel guarding the building disappeared as soon as the demonstrators arrived, thus offering no interference with the takeover.

Finally, the same group of demonstrators took over the national television station.

The Kyrgyz Supreme Court nullified the results of the recent parliamentary elections of Feb. 27 and March 13, and appointed Kulov and former Prime Minister Kurmanbek Bakiyev to head up a new interim government. After several nights of looting and violence, widely viewed as linked to drug-mafia networks that operate in Kyrgyzstan's southern region, which abuts the Fergana Valley, order was restored to the Central Asian republic. Former President Akayev, who initially fled to Kazakstan, later arrived in Moscow. He has not yet resigned his post, and has challenged the legitimacy of what one observer described as a "palace coup by a faction of the security services."... to full article in InDepth (PDF)

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