This monster Special Forces base being built in Mazar-i-Sharif, the new Special Forces training center in Osh, Kyrgyzstan (formerly planned for Batken), another Special Forces center in Uzbekistan, as well as the border checkpoints being built in Tajikistan and other places, speaks volumes about the real US intentions in the former Soviet territory. Under the Partnership For Peace Program, the American military is planting roots deeply, with no plans for uprooting the operations after the Afghan war is settled. Having forgotten about the original causes of the terror war long ago, the Afghan war and all the military expansions justified because of it are clearly exposed as resource grabbing operations in the pipeline wars. The only thing that "our troops are defending" is anticipated higher profits for Exxon, Shell, Unocal and all the rest of the profiteers from DOD/CIA/MOSSAD/MI6/DGSE...and other greedy corps...
The Pentagon issued a preliminary application for the resettlement of counter-terrorism training center near the city of Osh cost from 5 to 10 million U.S. dollars.
Both in terms of both quantity and in dollars of the object in the south of Kyrgyzstan is not in any way be compared with the planned complex for special operations and aviation facilities in Mazar-i-Sharif, one of the main settlements in the north of Afghanistan, representing only a fraction of their fraction. According to experts, these projects are key elements of a strategic plan to counter the anticipated revitalization of the militias in northern Afghanistan and Central Asia.
As told EurasiaNet.org senior fellow at the Defence of Democracy and the editor of Military Portal The Long War Journal Bill Roggy (Bill Roggio), constructed with financial assistance from U.S. checkpoints and training centers in Central Asia, coupled with-equipped bases in Afghanistan form a network “intelligence points.
As is clear from the text of the provisional application, published on 30 June at the federal site Federal Business Opportunities, in Afghanistan, U.S. Department of Defense intends to “design and build a variety of facilities for performing ad hoc task forces in Mazar-e-Sharif.” Among the planned facilities include three hangar for servicing helicopters, aircraft maintenance facility, administration building, priangarnaya area for six propeller-driven aircraft and two fixed wing and taxiways.
In a separate preliminary application of July 12, the Ministry invites for cooperation the companies are able to build in Mazar-e Sharif, a strategic platform for deployment of transport aircraft C-5, as well as a platform for helicopters, with taxiways and sideband security for propeller-driven aircraft. The cost of both projects is the Afghan 25-100 million dollars. In addition, there are still complex for special operations, to be built just 56 km from the Uzbek-Afghan border, whose value could reach $ 100 million.
Investments in the military infrastructure designed to withstand the growing threats in northern Afghanistan, said Rogge. In his view, the Taliban is only one source of instability. Judging by the signs, Iran is also wreaking havoc, translating into practice its strategy of forward-based defense, designed to ease growing international pressure on Iran because of its scandalous nuclear program.
“Growing problem with the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, Balkh and Kunduz, – he said. – Also there is a considerable problem with the Iranian forces unit” Codes “in the west and north-western Afghanistan, which are being transferred, al-Qaeda from Iran Afghanistan. Most of the construction work is aimed at countering precisely that. “
“Also the United States will gradually reduce its presence in Afghanistan, and these facilities will be the points of support for the withdrawal of our troops,” – he added.
U.S. authorities have linked unit “Quds” – a wing of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran, used mainly for the export of Iranian model of militant Islam – with Islamic extremists in Afghanistan.”The Unit” Quds “is the main instrument of the Iranian regime of military assistance to the Taliban. It supplies arms and finances the Taliban in their fight against U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan,” – said in a statement the U.S. Treasury Department in 2007.
Washington’s plans for Central Asia may be consistent with calls for Moscow to eradicate drug trafficking in the region. But some analysts warned that the US-Russian rivalry in the region continues to constitute a barrier to active cooperation to the north of the Afghan border.
According to Russian media, the place for training camp in Osh, which will be built with financial assistance from the U.S., was originally chosen by Russia, when in late 2009 she had reached with former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, a preliminary agreement on the arrangement of where the base.
“Osh range”, as referred to this object in the preliminary application from the Pentagon on July 19, will include “small facilities (for rifles, pistols, a team of weapons, explosives and unexploded ordnance), a platform for practicing fighting in urban conditions, range for driver training of military equipment and units of snipers, observers, as well as training tower for the drills with rope downhill and ancillary facilities (such as control tower, open auditorium, facilities sanitation).
Official application for prospective contractors must be placed on 2 August, although the Ministry of Defence of Kyrgyzstan and argues that this training ground he was not aware. ”We do not work with the United States in this direction. We do not and did not conduct any negotiations with the United States,” – said an official spokesman Murat Ashirbekov.
The provisional application was published just two days after the interim head of National Security Service of Kyrgyzstan Keneshbek Dushebaev said that in the event of further destabilizing the situation in the south of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan relies on military assistance and the U.S., and from Russia. ”There are serious concerns about the possibility of a repetition of the tragic events in the south, and this may be linked militants from Afghanistan, where anti-Taliban coalition forces gradually squeezed toward the borders, including the Afghan-Tajik border” – the official said.
Dushebaev suggested that the United States and Russia should establish in the south of Kyrgyzstan “temporary” basis. Russia has signaled that he would wait with the resumption of negotiations on the settlement in the south of Kyrgyzstan until the completion of the October parliamentary elections.
However, recently the head of the Federal Service for Drug Control Minister Viktor Ivanov again raised the question of the role of Kyrgyzstan in drug trafficking and called on Russia to expand its presence in the country to combat this particular threat.
According to the consultant of the Institute of political decisions in Almaty, Alexander Knyazev, a final decision regarding the placement of Russian military base in southern Kyrgyzstan, will be determined by “the general context of Russian-American relations.”