Why Kyrgyzstan is Kicking the U.S. Out Why the U.S. and Russia Need to Make a Deal
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#1 Feb 19, 2009
NATO presence crucial for Kyrgyzstan to prevent fascist regimes in Central Asia
17/11-2008 10:44, Bishkek – News Agency “24.kg”, By Daniyar KARIMOV
“Taking into consideration the fact that Central Asia is highly threatened by possible
spread of fascist regimes, NATO and the U.S. presence in Central Asia is crucial, as it
is only them who remain to be the activists for the liberal values and human rights
nowadays,“Askarbek Mambetaliev, a Kyrgyz political scientist said to the Open.kg.
“Freedom - is choice and alternatives. That is why every country’s policy should be
multivetor. Winston Churchill said ones,“England has neither everlasting friends nor
everlasting enemies, but has eternal interests,” Mambetaliev said.
“The state is not a human being who has to be loyal to somebody. All wise states in
the world run a multivetor policy. Look for example at the United States of America:
they are friends with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait because of oil, with Israel and Europe -
because of spiritual closeness, with Japan and South Korea- because of politics, with
Kyrgyzstan - because of democracy and stability. Take the policy of any developed state,
which works for its nation - all of them are multivector. Even Russia, which hosts a lot
of NATO programs and educational projects of Europe and the U.S.,” Mambetaliev said.
“In 1990s it was Russia’s initiative to “break up” with Kyrgyzstan. Russian authorities
themselves cooperate with the West, but when our politicians want to do the same, they
become jealous and start promoting anti-West moods. Kyrgyzstan should focus on the economic interests. The borders for the economy and commerce are transparent, only if they are kept open,” the political scientist added.
“For the sake of historical relationships Russia could have offered Kyrgyzstan a good
example of building a new society, good for everybody. Before I considered help only as
financial aspect, but now I believe that poverty is not a flaw. The worse evil is the
violence of the satisfied. For example, the money of the World Bank, UN and other donors did not do well for the Kyrgyz nation. On the contrary, they helped to raise the fascistic dictators, who want to take away the basic human freedoms – to believe and talk. That is why the whole world has to work on the democratization of Russia, so that Kyrgyzstan would have a secure and reliable neighbor, who respects good values,” Mambetaliev concluded.
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