Eurasia Notes #11- Kazakh Protests
Energy prices and climate lockdown are heading your way, too
Tbilisi, Jan 5, 2022
Protestors attacked government buildings in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty after spreading from the regions, in its largest demonstrations since independence. There is the risk of copycat action — not just by people but also governments.
This is no mere protest somewhere in the former Soviet Union. This is a country that policymakers discuss in the same breath as a new world order, the “dawn of the East.” The capital city Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) is rich in new world or masonic symbolism.
Rising fuel prices sparked attacks on police and massed crowds around public buildings. Energy has overtaken Covid as the pressing concern in many countries and as the next driver of The Great Reset — crisis being a great opportunity according to the head of the International Monetary Fund, the World Economic Forum, Rockefeller Brothers, Prince Charles and the Pope.
Energy shortages and calls for a climate-induced lockdown are being disseminated through the press, along with articles asking if Covid has run its course.
Could the protests have outside influence as the government was quick to claim — another border country in Russia’s zone of influence? This is the Caspian, after all, one of the three leafs of Bunting’s Cloverleaf Map which centred the world in Jerusalem; and a focus of geopolitical machinations from Mackinder to Brzezinski.
For now it looks like officials failed to respond quickly enough to organic protests.
Authorities in the capital imposed a curfew, a familiar lockdown measure. More significant were orders to seize weapons and ammunition from individuals, and ban their sale. Mobile internet data services were suspended and messaging apps blocked in many parts of the country. Travel in and out of the main city was halted. Like many Western countries, protests are illegal without prior authorization.
In this era of interdependence, Europe’s Rapid Response Units and the U.S. Department of Heimat Security will watch, weigh and perhaps adopt what works
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