The New Great Game Round Up- July 28, 2013

U.S. Spy Network in Kyrgyzstan, NATO's Cold War Revival, Dagestan Dangerous for Rabbis, SCO & WTO Expansion & More

The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China and other regional players.

Since Russia and China will be confronted with a terror campaign at their doorsteps in the near future, joint efforts to prepare for this situation are underway:

Chinese soldiers leave for anti-terror drills in Russia

The drill involves 1,500 soldiers from both sides and will be held from next Saturday until August 15th. Over 100 pieces of equipment and military hardware, and over 20 aircraft and helicopters will take part in the manoeuvres. [Read more...]

The Reality Principle -Episode 32

“Elections in Iran” with Yassamine Mather

RPLogoThis week Eric sits down with Yassamine Mather to discuss this week's presidential elections in Iran. Eric and Yassamine discuss the important factions (Principlists vs. Reformists) and the ideologies and attitudes they represent. Yassamine provides critical insight into the political and economic conditions of ordinary, working class Iranians living under conditions of economic warfare. Eric and Yassamine examine the issue of economic development and whether the development in Iran has been productive and equitable. Additionally, they discuss the Sistan-Balochistan region both in terms of its strategic importance to the United States and the various terror groups that call it home.

Yassamine Mather is the Chair of the Hands Off the People of Iran (HOPI) organization. She teaches at the University of Glasgow's Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory and Movements. Visit the HOPI website at HOPOI.org.

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Stop Imperialism Podcast – Covering Syria, Russia, Balochistan, Mali & Beyond

In this episode Eric Draitser covers recent developments and their implications in several regions including: Syria & Assad’s rejection of comparison with Libya-Egypt, Russia & Putin’s statement on the West clinging to Arab influence with airstrike democracy, Iran-China trade, CIA Director’s recent meeting with Saudi King in Jeddah, Mali & how the West cleared the way for Al-Qaeda’s African march ... and more!




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Eric Draitser is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City. He is the editor and host of StopImperialism.com and the Stop Imperialism podcast. He has provided analysis for Russia Today, Dr. Webster Tarpley's World Crisis Radio and other programs. His articles have appeared on GlobalResearch.ca, Infowars.com, and a variety of other news sites.

Podcast Show #87- The Balochistan Nexus

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Eric Draitser joins us to discuss Balochistan, a region rich in oil reserves and mineral deposits in Southwest Asia bordering Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and a nexus at which diametrically opposing strategic interests converge. He talks about US support for terror groups such as Jundallah and the Baloch Liberation Army in this region as part of a covert war against Iran and Pakistan, and our continuing Cold War strategies against Russia & China. Mr. Draitser discusses Pakistan's divide between political and military leadership, the US government’s use of the Haqqani network to demonize the Pakistani government, the real powers at work in destabilizing Syria, and more!

EricDEric Draitser is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City. He is the editor and host of StopImperialism.com and the Stop Imperialism podcast. He has provided analysis for Russia Today, Dr. Webster Tarpley's World Crisis Radio and other programs. His articles have appeared on GlobalResearch.ca, Infowars.com, and a variety of other news sites.

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Boiling Frogs Post Welcomes New Partner Eric Draitser

“Balochistan: Crossroads of Proxy War”

We are proud to announce the addition of a new partner to our team here at Boiling Frogs Post. Please welcome Eric Draitser:

Eric Draitser- Partner Analyst & Producer

balo1Eric Draitser is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City. He is the editor and host of StopImperialism.com and the Stop Imperialism podcast. He has provided analysis for Russia Today, Dr. Webster Tarpley's World Crisis Radio and other programs. His articles have appeared on GlobalResearch.ca, Infowars.com, and a variety of other news sites.

A few weeks ago I listened to James Corbett’s excellent interview with Eric, and began following his incredible work closely-daily. Then I became hooked- so very impressed with his knowledge, astute analyses and observations, writings, interview skills, and most importantly with his independent and critical mind. Then, I proposed to him- and ... he accepted.

Yesterday Peter B. Collins and I interviewed Eric for an hour. I will post the interview tomorrow. The interview will be open to all-including non-subscribers. Meanwhile you can check out his latest analyses and interviews here at his website: http://stopimperialism.com/

Here is Eric Draitser’s latest analysis on Balochistan:

Balochistan: Crossroads of Proxy War

balo2The current unrest in Balochistan centers around forced disappearances, kidnappings, targeted killings, assassinations and terrorism. However, these are merely the tactics of a much broader, more geopolitically complex war in which the United States and its Western allies are engaged. Though seemingly insignificant against the backdrop of all the regional and international crises affecting our world, Balochistan is, in fact, a nexus: the point at which diametrically opposing strategic interests converge. [Read more...]

Balochistan: CIA Carving Out New Role

… but this started before 9/11 and with a direct link to 9/11

balochistanJust finished reading the latest on CIA-Balochistan, and had to write a quick post and share.

ISLAMABAD: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), led by David Petraeus the former Commander, US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), has a strategic, multidimensional interest in Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province. In March 2011, The Peninsula, Qatar’s leading English language daily, revealed that the “CIA is indulging in heavy recruitment of local people as agents (each being paid $500 a month) in Balochistan to locate members of the Quetta Shura, a term used by the Americans for Mullah Omar-led Taliban commanders.”

Over the long term, the CIA has an interest in keeping the strategically important Port of Gwadar out of China’s influence. Over the short to medium term, the CIA also has an interest in supporting Jundallah, also known as People’s Resistance Movement of Iran (PRMI), a violent organization that claims to be “fighting for the rights of Sunni Muslims in Iran.”

The ‘issue’ of Balochistan is an extremely important one; however, I am not sure of the ‘real’ reasons behind the timing for and the sudden intense reportage and US congressional activities on this region lately. [Read more...]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials-August 5, 2011

Kharotabad Killings & the Cover Up, No One Safe Under the Espionage Act of 1917,  Disposable Army in Iraq, Pentagon Purchases $23 Billion worth of Drones, Permanent US Base in Iraq, Obama Debt Crisis: A successful Con Game, the End of the Presidential Public Financing, Azerbaijan: Lobbying for U.S. Weapons Sales, Video: Destabilization of Syria Based on Libya Model & More!

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Balochistan: Kharotabad Killings & the Cover Up

Disposable Army: Private Security in Iraq

Iranian Terrorist Group (MEK) has Intimate US Ties

US Steps Up Pressure on Syria

Is Azerbaijan Lobbying for U.S. Weapons Sales?

Strippers, Georgia on Russian-US Minds

NATO Considers More Kosovo Reserves

Death Squads Threaten Journalists in El Salvador

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