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Geopolitical Strategies of Russia, The 'Commonwealth of Independent States' and China
Perestroika Deception:Memorandum to CIA | March 26, 1992 | Anatoliy Golitsyn

Posted on 12/31/2001 4:17:02 PM PST by Orion78

In an earlier Memorandum to the CIA this analyst explained the common Sino-Soviet long range strategy of convergence with the West and the intended exploitation for the purposes of this strategy of the new openings arising from the 'reformed' political structure of the former USSR and the emergence of the alleged 'democrats', 'non-Communists' and 'independents' who are running it.(1)

The present assessment shows how, because of Western ignorance of and confusion about the strategy underlying 'Perestroika' and because of Western political and economic support for the so-called reform of the Soviet system, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has been successfully installed and has begun to carry out concrete new geopolitical strategies within the framework of the long-standing overall Communist strategy of convergence. These strategies are still being guided and coordinated by the same Soviet strategists who have simply shifted away from the use of the old worn-out ideology and the familiar but obsolete patterns, to the exploitation of geopolitical factors and of the new potentialities of the 'reformed' Communist system. The common feature of these geopolitical strategies is the manipulation and use of the 'democrat' and 'independent' images which the change in form from the USSR to the CIS and it's individual members has provided so abundantly and the nature of which the West has, so far, failed to comprehend.(2)

The following upgraded strategies may be distinguished:

The first strategy involves the CIS and Russia in particular with dealing directly with longstanding American allies like Germany and Japan and causing their allegiance to be shifted away from the United States towards economic and political alliance with the CIS and especially with Russia.

To this end Russia is exploiting American economic rivalry with Germany and Japan, together with the large-scale involvement of Germany in economic cooperation with Russia and the offer to them of lucrative market and investment opportunities in Russia. China can expected to join in this campaign to steal away old American allies by concentration on offering the Japanese various investment opportunities in China.(3)

The second upgraded strategy involves the use of the new 'independent' Muslim states in the CIS to establish and develop economic and political cooperation with the fundamentalists in Iran and elsewhere in the Muslim world. According to this assessment the much-advertised feud between the Armenians and the Azerbaijanis of Turkish descent in Nagorno-Karabakh may be a tactical ploy to involve Turkey, Iran and other Muslim countries in support of eventual alliance with Azerbaijan and other Central Asian Muslim states in the CIS. This strategy takes into account the growing power of the fundamentalists and the possibility of gaining control over substantial oil reserves.(4)

A primary objective of the strategy here is to achieve a partnership with the fundamentalists in Iran and Algeria and to replace the present American-oriented rulers of Saudi Arabia with fundamentalists. The opening in Saudi Arabia of a Russian Embassy and the probable opening of Embassies by Muslim states of the CIS should be seen, not only as an attempt to extract a few extra Saudi billions, but as part of an offensive to bring about a political reorientation in that country.(5)

Chinese Muslims can also be expected to play an active role in promoting alliances with the fundamentalists. The supply of missiles to Iran by the Chinese should be looked at in the context of this strategy.(6)

The third strategy is to facilitate a shift of the emerging regime in South Africa from the Western sphere of influence towards close economic and political cooperation and alliances with the CIS using for this purpose old friendships with leaders of the African National Congress and the South African Communist party with which it is effectively merged. One can expect that the offensive to facilitate such a partnership will become more active and more visible than ever, after the 'reforms' in the CIS and South Africa have stabilized.(7)

The fourth strategy is that of using and manipulating the changes in the former Soviet Union to bring about, in the longer run, radical changes in relations between the United States and Israel, in the political power structure in Israel itself, in Israel's position in the Middle East and in world opinion towards Israel.

The fact new leaders in Russia have promised the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany, the Baltic countries and Poland, and that they are insisting on a seven-year term for the strategic arms reduction treaty being negotiated with the United States, are indications that the Russian strategists have their own timetable. This is not based on what is going to occur in the CIS according to the optimistic expectations of Western observers, but rather upon the Soviet estimate of the time needed for the strategies described above to take effect. The possibility that the United States will lose valuable allies during this period is not something new. There is nothing permanent in the international relations. The Americans experienced this not so long ago when the suddenly lost Iran.

The vulnerability of the United States arises from the fact that its basic premises, assumptions and perceptions about the present and future of Russia and the CIS are wrong. Where the United States sees golden opportunities, it is in reality facing traps set for it by the Soviet long-range strategists. The impact on the United States of the successful execution of these strategies would be devastating.

The loss of old allies and the loss of oil reserves, following the equally catastrophic loss of South Africa, would result in the re-emergence of the CIS and China as stronger adversaries, and in an 'irreversible' chance in the balance of world power in their favour. The United States would be weakened and divided and the pressure for the impetus towards convergence of the CIS and China with the United States on Sino-Russian terms would be intensified.(8)



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: centralasia; china; coldwar2; iran; iraq; israel; russia; sco; sovietunion
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(1-8) See Post#1
1 posted on 12/31/2001 4:17:02 PM PST by Orion78
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(1)
Vladimir Putin: Spy turned politician (1/1/00)
The Specifics of Perestroika in China (9/27/00)
The Commies are coming, the Commies are coming... (8/17/01)
Communist Wins Bulgarian Presidency (11/19/01)
Ex-communists gain first government posts in reunited Berlin (12/20/01)

(2)
Strategic Central Asia focus of new US attention (9/25/01)
China, Russia and Central Asia unite against US missile shield (6/15/01)

(3)
Canada's nuclear deal with Iran alarms the US (7/9/99)
China Conquers Central Asia through Trade (4/14/01)
Japan Investments Doing Well in Vietnam (6/26/01)
China lets capitalists join Communist Party (7/3/01)
South Korea, China, Japan agree to create economic ministers' forum (11/5/01)
Pakistan, Germany to enhance economic ties (12/7/01)
Putin urges Germany not to isolate Russia from Europe

(4)
Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Ukraine (8/13/99)
Turkey Has Challenged Russia (1/21/00)
Turkey increasingly asserts its role in Central Asia (11/11/00)
Turkey to drill for oil in Iraq (12/12/01)

(5)
Saudi Arabia funds `behind Taleban' (9/3/98)
Castro Ends Visit to Iran (5/10/01)
Japan, Iran to boost economic ties (7/22/01)
Saudi Arabia Was The Center Of Hijack Planning (10/17/01)
US to confront Saudi Arabia on financing terrorism (12/2/01)

(6)
China providing advanced aid in long-range missiles to Iran, Syria (6/6/00)
Iran to buy cruise missiles from Russia (5/16/01)

(7)
South Africa And China Might Buy Arms From Each Other (6/7/00)
South Africa and Castro's apartheid (5/25/01)
The Communist Takeover of South Africa (8/01/01)

(8)
China, Russia and Central Asia unite against US missile shield (6/15/01)
Russia, China sign historic friendship treaty (7/16/01)
Jiang calls for new order to counter US (7/17/01)
Russia to the rescue? Moscow says Europe should turn eastward for security help (12/7/01)

2 posted on 12/31/2001 4:17:27 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Orion78
BTTT
3 posted on 12/31/2001 4:21:38 PM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: Orion78
... this analyst ...
... has issues with the analytical process.
4 posted on 12/31/2001 4:31:35 PM PST by Asclepius
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To: Asclepius
Folks intent on hating the USSR back into existence should be careful what they wish for.
5 posted on 12/31/2001 4:53:49 PM PST by gcruse
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To: Orion78
Geopolitical Bump!

Great Post!

NeverGore

6 posted on 12/31/2001 5:32:52 PM PST by nevergore
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To: Orion78
As a US citizen I'm trembling in my boots, at the brilliant centrally planned strategies of the ex-communist nomenclatura. The US produces 25% of the world's GDP, it didn't get that way by strategic associations with foreign geopolitical blocks. It got that way by free enterprise. The author of this article doesn't have a clue where power really comes from, or how it can be increased. He has clearly left home without his tinfoil cap.
7 posted on 12/31/2001 6:54:01 PM PST by Eagle74
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To: Eagle74
AHHHhh 1992. A banner year for anal - ysis.
8 posted on 01/01/2002 7:59:19 AM PST by Yougottabekidding
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To: Eagle74
"As a US citizen I'm trembling in my boots, at the brilliant centrally planned strategies of the ex-communist nomenclatura. The US produces 25% of the world's GDP, it didn't get that way by strategic associations with foreign geopolitical blocks. It got that way by free enterprise. The author of this article doesn't have a clue where power really comes from, or how it can be increased. He has clearly left home without his tinfoil cap."

Look, it's verys simple. Russia and China provide Political, Economic and Military support to the nations that sponsor terrorism. Terrorists can then spend ~10,000$ and force the USA to spend BILLIONS to clean up the mess. These people do not play by our rules of Capitalism and the Free Market. What MILLIONS of AMERICANS work so hard for so many years, is as easily destroyed as the World Trade Center on SEPT-11-2001. The Ultimate goal of Communism (Russia/China)and Communist Countries that sponsor Muslim Fundamentalist Terrorism, (Afghanistan/Iran/Iraq/PLO/South Africa/Turkey/Sudan), is the Political, Economic and Military downfall of the United States. It is evident from the links I referenced to the article in Post#2 and the links on the right side of my home page, that this plan is in action as a result of 9/11 and has become very successful.

9 posted on 01/01/2002 3:50:27 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Yougottabekidding;Eagle74;Zadokite
Source: Calls About Bin Laden Intercepted ( phone call was from Iran ) (1/1/02)
10 posted on 01/01/2002 4:09:17 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Eagle74
"The present Russian and Chinese leaders face three centres of nuclear military power with which they have to deal : the United States, Western Europe and Israel. They calculate that they will be able to neutralize American military power through the combination of their new 'democratic' image, their 'partnership' with the United States and nuclear disarmament negotiations and agreements. Western Europe will be neutralized through the concept if common European security and the membership of the Eastern European 'independent' states in West European institutions. Israel's nuclear capability, which will not be reduced on account of changes in the former USSR, will be a matter of continuing concern to the Russians and Chinese. Foreign Intelligence Service indicates the importance attached to this theatre by the leadership. It cannot be ruled out that, behind the screen of cooperation with the West in preventing nuclear know how, the Russians, through their nuclear installations. The operation might ostensibly be conducted by Arab or Iranian Muslim fundamentalists or perhaps by a renegade Soviet scientist or general in the service of some other terrorist group..."

Memorandum to the CIA, February 1993

11 posted on 01/02/2002 12:57:45 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Eagle74
"The present Russian and Chinese leaders face three centres of nuclear military power with which they have to deal : the United States, Western Europe and Israel. They calculate that they will be able to neutralize American military power through the combination of their new 'democratic' image, their 'partnership' with the United States and nuclear disarmament negotiations and agreements. Western Europe will be neutralized through the concept if common European security and the membership of the Eastern European 'independent' states in West European institutions. Israel's nuclear capability, which will not be reduced on account of changes in the former USSR, will be a matter of continuing concern to the Russians and Chinese. Foreign Intelligence Service indicates the importance attached to this theatre by the leadership. It cannot be ruled out that, behind the screen of cooperation with the West in preventing nuclear know how, the Russians, through their nuclear installations. The operation might ostensibly be conducted by Arab or Iranian Muslim fundamentalists or perhaps by a renegade Soviet scientist or general in the service of some other terrorist group..."

Memorandum to the CIA, February 1993

12 posted on 01/02/2002 12:58:16 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Eagle74
"Under concealed Russian guidance, the Muslims of the former USSR, especially the Azers, will seek to cooperate and ally themselves with Muslims in Iran and the Arab states while Russia maintains its open policy of cooperation and partnership with the West. In this way, China openly and Russia secretly, will jointly attempt to swing the balance of power in their favour in the highly strategic, oil-producing Arab/Iranian areas of the Middle East."

Memorandum to the CIA:27 September 1993

Sorry for the double post.

13 posted on 01/02/2002 1:08:18 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Orion78
THE URGENT NEED TO RECONSIDER PREVAILING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT RUSSIA AND CHINA

(1)In the Political arena:

The failure of US Policymakers to comprehend the veiled aggressiveness and hostility towards the United States inherent in Sino-Russian strategy and the belief that the political and economic reforms in Russia and the partial introduction of capitalism in China have foreshadowed these countries' development into real democracies, have eroded the effectiveness of US policies in the foreign affairs, defence, intelligence and counter-intelligence fields. US Policymakers have recklessly accepted the premise the Russia and China are no longer their enemies, but are rather potential allies and partners fully deserving of US support. Only countries like Iran, Iraq and North Korea - which (ironically, in this context) work secretly with Russia and China - are still considered potential adversaries.

A particularly alarming indication of the extent to which US foreign policy has become degraded is Washington's willingness to consider the admission of Russia and other former Warsaw Pact countries into NATO - an alliance which provided the United States and its allies with effective protection from these countries for many years. This policy jeopardizes the security of the United States, gravely threatens the security of Western Europe, and undermines the United States' role as the leader of the developed world.

US Policymakers should urgently re-examine their assumptions about the 'progress' of Russia and China 'towards democracy'. They should take account of Sino-Russian strategy and should recognize that the long-term strategic, political and economic threat comes from a Sino-Russian axis and associated participants like North Korea, Iran, Iraq and Syria. The Russian and Chinese leaders are still committed to their objective of world domination and believe that, disguised as 'democrats', in accordance with Leninist teaching, they will be able to achieve it.

The Ames case has provided a conspicuous reminder of the Kremlin's veiled but continuing hostility towards the United States and its institutions, and of Russian determination to dominate them. It is extraordinary that the US Administration has managed to ignore the political implications of the Ames case - continuing to claim success for its Russian policy and conducting business as usual with the Kremlin as if the Ames case, and its ominous implications, were of no significance.

The United States should reassert its role as the leader of the world, explaining the long term strategic threat to its NATO allies and Japan and reinforcing its traditional alliances with them. To continue ignoring the innumerable indications of Leninist deception will add cumulatively to the scale of the tragedy the world faces.

14 posted on 01/02/2002 1:34:24 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Orion78
When ever you decide to come out of your bunker, take off the tin helmit and join the rest of the modern world, we the evil and all conquering Russians will welcome you.
15 posted on 01/02/2002 3:43:28 PM PST by Stavka2
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To: Stavka2
"When ever you decide to come out of your bunker, take off the tin helmit and join the rest of the modern world, we the evil and all conquering Russians will welcome you."

Iran, China to promote cooperation on oil (1/3/01)
Iran, Russia Leaders Talk Arms, Oil (3/12/01)
China's oil giant Sinopec to explore oil in Iran (1/13/01)
Iran sees OPEC consensus on oil output cut (11/11/01)
Iran opens sea lanes to Iraq's oil shipments (6/6/00)

Is that the best arguement you can come up with?

16 posted on 01/02/2002 4:02:20 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Stavka2
Japan, Iran set basic accord on oil field operation rights (10/29/00)
Japan Ignores U.S. Warnings, Moves to Secure Oil Deal with Iran (7/9/01)
Iran, Russia stress proper exploitation of Caspian Sea resources (11/16/01)
Cheney-Led Panel Seeks a Review of Sanctions ~ Iran, Iraq and Libya Considered as Oil Sources (4/20/01)
17 posted on 01/02/2002 4:14:20 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Stavka2
Japan to Upgrade Azeri Oil Industry (6/2/00)
Russia Set to Sign Strategic Deal to Supply Oil to West Europe (10/21/00)
China, Russia Plan Oil Pipeline (7/17/01)
China oil majors in dash for overseas oil, gas (10/19/01)
Mainland plans fresh oil strategy {China} (10/22/01)
18 posted on 01/02/2002 4:28:42 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Stavka2
Dangerous Cuts in Military Deterrence Capabilities
Col. Stanislav Lunev
Thursday, July 5, 2001 Newsmax.com

"At the request of U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, military analysts are currently developing a new defense strategy, due in September, which will sufficiently reduce American combat readiness, defense capabilities and effectiveness. While it's very difficult to predict what could happen to America's defenses after this new strategy is implemented, there is no doubt that from that time onward the U.S. military will no longer be prepared to wage two major wars simultaneously."

Russian Defector Warns US against Planned Unilateral Disarmament Measures

19 posted on 01/02/2002 5:00:59 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Stavka2
Azerbaijan President visits Turkey to discuss oil pipelines (10/31/99)
TURKEY - STRATEGIC PARTNER (Georgia) (2/2/01)
Pakistan, Azerbaijan Strike Defense Partnership Deal (5/25/01)
US blasts Russia, China for opposition to Iraq sanctions plan (6/26/01)
Azerbaijan: Officials Reach Agreement With Iran Over Caspian (8/1/01)
Putin praises "strategic partnership" with Ukraine (8/23/01)
Russia, N.Korea, China give Iran missile aid -CIA (9/8/01)
Turkey Plays Big Brother to Azerbaijan in Opening Skirmishes Over Control of Caspian Resources (12/19/01)
20 posted on 01/02/2002 6:17:59 PM PST by Orion78
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To: YoursInLiberty;OKCSubmariner;Pericles;rightwing2;super175
BUMP
21 posted on 01/03/2002 5:00:35 PM PST by Orion78
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To: YoursIn Liberty;nevergore
Ahh, two days worth of work rewarded. It wasn't very hard to find the threads related to the original work by Mr. Golitsyn, it just took a long time to cut and paste the HTML and to reading everything. Thank you for the compliments and if you ever run across a thread that would fit in nicely with the others above, or even a thread contradicts Mr. Golitsyn, please send it my way.
23 posted on 01/04/2002 4:18:03 PM PST by Orion78
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To: All
U.S. spy satellites tracked weapons ship from Iran (1/7/02)
24 posted on 01/07/2002 8:53:07 PM PST by Orion78
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To: All
Palestinian - Iran ties denounced (1/9/02)
25 posted on 01/09/2002 6:28:06 PM PST by Orion78
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To: All
Iran, Uzbekistan to review anti-drug cooperation (12/22/01)
EU-Iran Rapprochement on Right Track (12/24/01)
Karrubi (Iran) in Riyadh to Discuss Future of Islamic States (12/24/01)
Israel Accuses Iran Plan to Destroy Jewish State with Nuclear Weapons (12/29/01)

Expansion of Iran-Macedonia ties discussed (1/2/02)
Terrorism Alert: Iran-Sudan economic ties to expand (1/7/02)
26 posted on 01/10/2002 5:40:00 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Orion78
BTTT
27 posted on 01/14/2002 1:28:16 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Eagle74
Have you ever heard of Anatoliy Golitsyn? How about James Jesus Angleton? Do you subscribe to the notions that a combination of our wishful thinking, some innate ability for those raised swathed in anti-Western collectivist thought to miraculously "convert" to capitalism (such as all those Chinese "capitalists"), and, demonstration of good faith by the USA as we unilaterally disarm, will magically transform the whole world into Thomas L. Friedman's "fast world?" You know, my friend, these thinking patterns have been seen before in history. Do you want to know where? Check out the way some folks in the UK were thinking during the 1919 - 1939 period. Something for you to ponder over the long holiday weekend.
28 posted on 01/18/2002 4:09:57 PM PST by GOP_1900AD
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To: Orion78
Glad you have the "Specifics of Perestroika in China" thread ... here's another from Perestroika Deception:

The Urgent Need to Reconsider Prevailing Assumptions About Russia and China

Regards!

29 posted on 01/18/2002 4:16:09 PM PST by Askel5
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To: Stavka2
Vee vant all come togedder, da? Drink wadka, "noz drovya!"... of course, vee make all rules, da? How your Gramscians call it, "conwergence?"

The above instructive parody written by some $&*#, fully Americanized, and, assimilated, descendant of Slavic immigrants. Folks, take it from me, don't trust the USSR2 / Rus. Don't do it....

30 posted on 01/18/2002 4:28:23 PM PST by GOP_1900AD
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To: Askel5;All
Thank you for the link. I just typed that one up a few days ago. Here is a link if you are interested. Post #9-#15
DoD News: Special Briefing on the Nuclear Posture Review
31 posted on 01/18/2002 4:37:04 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Orion78
SOVIET LEADERS
Keep this quote in mind as you read the following:
"The goal of socialism is communism." - V.I. Lenin

Perestroika was defined thusly by the Party Plenum of Jan 1987:

"Perestroika is the decisive defeat of the processes of stagnation, the destruction of the braking mechanism, the creation of a reliable and effective mechanism for increasing the pace of the social-economic development of society. The main idea of our strategy is to unite the achievements of the scientific-technical revolution with a planned economy and to bring into action the entire potential of socialism.

"Perestroika is the buttress for the vital creativity of the masses; it is the all-sided development of democracy and socialist self-direction, the encouragement of initiative and independence, the strengthening of discipline and order, the widening of glasnost, criticism and self-criticism in all spheres of social life; it is a greatly heightened respect for the value and worth of the individual.

"Perestroika is the steady elevation of the role of intensive factors in the development of the Soviet economy, the reestablishment and development of the Leninist principles of democratic centralism in the direction of the national economy, universal introduction of economic methods of management, rejection of administration by command, assuring the transfer of all levels of the economy to the principles of complete financial self- sufficiency and new forms of the organization of labor and production, the utmost support for innovation and socialist enterprise.

"Perestroika is a decisive turn to science, a businesslike partnership of practice with science in order to achieve optimal final results, the ability to place any initiative on a firm scientific basis, the readiness and fervent desire of scientists to actively support the course of the Party for renewing society; at the same time, it is concern about the development of science, the growth of its cadres, and its active participation in the process of reform.

"Perestroika is a priority on the development of the social sphere, a more complete satisfaction of the demands of the Soviet people for good working conditions, everyday life, rest, education, and medical services; it is a constant concern for the spiritual wealth and culture of every individual and of society in general; it is the ability to combine the solution of wide-ranging, cardinal problems of society with the solution of on-going questions of concern to people.

"Perestroika is the energetic liberation of society from the distortions of socialist morality, the consistent realization of the principles of social justice; it is the unity of word and deed, of rights and responsibilities; it is the elevation of honest, high-quality labor, and overcoming the equalizing tendencies in terms of pay and consumer items.

"The final goal of perestroika, it seems is clear: a profound renewal of all aspects of the nation's life, imparting to socialism the most contemporary forms of social organizations, and the most complete disclosure of the humanitarian character of our society in all its decisive aspects--economic, social-political, and moral."


32 posted on 01/19/2002 4:31:46 PM PST by Orion78
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Berlusconi calls for stronger EU, could include Russia (1/19/02)
33 posted on 01/19/2002 4:33:41 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Eagle74
Thought you might like this quote:

"In the art of war there are no fixed rules. These can only be worked out according to circumstances"

Li Ch'uan, commentator of the T'ang period [618-905] in China, on 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu


34 posted on 01/20/2002 3:02:43 PM PST by Orion78
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To: All
"...This entails involving Western countries on the side of the Georgians and Armenians while involving Turkey, Iran and Arab countries inter alia on the side of the Turkic and Muslim Azers. The longer-term purpose of this manoeuvre is, through the Muslims of the former USSR, to consolidate concealed Russian influence over Islamic fundamentalism to complement that being openly sought by the Chinese Communists.
Azerbaijan President visits Turkey to discuss oil pipelines (10/31/99)
Turkey Has Challenged Russia (1/21/00)
Turkey increasingly asserts its role in Central Asia (11/11/00)
Turkey - Strategic Partner - (Georgia) (2/2/01)
Turkey to drill for oil in Iraq (12/12/01)
Turkey Plays Big Brother to Azerbaijan in Opening Skirmishes Over Control of Caspian Resources (12/19/01)
Russia, Turkey sign military cooperation accord (1/16/02)

This Sino-Soviet strategy is based on the experience of Iran where the Islamic fundamentalists came to power. As an anti-American and anti-Western movement, Islamic fundamentalism offers obvious possibilities for undermining the pro-western regimes in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. The Chinese Communists are openly supporting and supplying the Iranian Government.

Saudi Arabia funds `behind Taleban' (9/3/98)
China providing advanced aid in long-range missiles to Iran, Syria (6/6/00)
Iran wants end to Western edge (6/23/00)
Saudi Arabia, Iran to sign security pact (2/2/01)
China Continues Aid to Pakistan, Iran Nuclear Development -- Tenet (2/9/01)
US to confront Saudi Arabia on financing terrorism (12/2/01)
Karrubi (Iran) in Riyadh to Discuss Future of Islamic States (12/24/01)
Terrorism Alert: Iran-Sudan economic ties to expand (1/7/02)
Official (Iran) calls for setting up Islamic fund for Palestinians (1/10/02)
Iran Arming Lebanese Terrorists With Anti-Aircraft Missiles (1/12/02)
Iran using PA as proxy against Israel - senior official (1/12/02)

Under concealed Russian guidance, the Muslims of the former USSR, especially the Azers, will seek to cooperate and ally themselves with Muslims in Iran and the Arab states while Russia maintains is open policy of cooperation and partnership with the West. In this way China openly and Russia secretly will jointly attempt to swing the balance of power in their favour in the highly strategic, oil producing Arab/Iranian areas of the Middle East."

Russia says nuclear technology sales to Iran pose no threat (5/11/98)
Iran Pledges Continued Support to PLO Radical Groups and Hizballah (5/15/99)
Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Ukraine (8/13/99)
Azerbaijan Reexamines Iranian Relations (1/22/01)
Iran ships long-range rockets to Hizbullah in Lebanon (2/28/00)
Russia Sends Arafat Backing for Palestinian State (11/30/00)
Russia Drops Pledge Not To Arm Iran (11/22/00)
Iran, China to promote cooperation on oil (1/3/01)
China's oil giant Sinopec to explore oil in Iran (1/13/01)
Iran, Russia Defy U.S. With Pact (3/12/01)
Iran, Russia Leaders Talk Arms, Oil (3/12/01)
Iran favours strong regional ties "Iran, India, China and Russia needed to strengthen their ties" (4/12/01)
Iran to buy cruise missiles from Russia (5/16/01)
Pakistan, Azerbaijan Strike Defense Partnership Deal (5/25/01)
Russia, N.Korea, China give Iran missile aid -CIA (9/8/01)
Russia and Iran Sign Arms Deal; Nuclear Reactors on the Way (10/3/01)
Iran, Russia stress proper exploitation of Caspian Sea resources (11/16/01)
Russia Ships Nuclear Reactor Body to Iran (11/16/01)
Iran, Uzbekistan to review anti-drug cooperation (12/22/01)

35 posted on 01/27/2002 12:46:41 PM PST by Orion78
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To: Orion78, rightwing2, truth_seeker, codebreaker, OKCSubmariner, alamo girl, noswad, jeff head
Final Phase Bump!
36 posted on 04/29/2002 6:28:15 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD
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To: belmont_mark
"The second upgraded strategy involves the use of the new 'independent' Muslim states in the CIS to establish and develop economic and political cooperation with the fundamentalists in Iran and elsewhere in the Muslim world. According to this assessment the much-advertised feud between the Armenians and the Azerbaijanis of Turkish descent in Nagorno-Karabakh may be a tactical ploy to involve Turkey, Iran and other Muslim countries in support of eventual alliance with Azerbaijan and other Central Asian Muslim states in the CIS. This strategy takes into account the growing power of the fundamentalists and the possibility of gaining control over substantial oil reserves.

A primary objective of the strategy here is to achieve a partnership with the fundamentalists in Iran and Algeria and to replace the present American-oriented rulers of Saudi Arabia with fundamentalists. The opening in Saudi Arabia of a Russian Embassy and the probable opening of Embassies by Muslim states of the CIS should be seen, not only as an attempt to extract a few extra Saudi billions, but as part of an offensive to bring about a political reorientation in that country.

Chinese Muslims can also be expected to play an active role in promoting alliances with the fundamentalists. The supply of missiles to Iran by the Chinese should be looked at in the context of this strategy."

Memorandum to CIA, March 26, 1992, Anatoliy Golitsyn

Russia, N.Korea, China give Iran missile aid -CIA (9/8/01)

37 posted on 04/29/2002 7:31:59 PM PDT by Orion78
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38 posted on 05/04/2002 8:36:52 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: Askel5, lavaroise, noswad, skemper, rightwing2
Bump
39 posted on 06/14/2002 6:35:45 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD
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To: belmont_mark
thanks
40 posted on 06/14/2002 8:52:42 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: gcruse
Folks intent on hating the USSR back into existence should be careful what they wish for.

Like we are in a postition to prosecute the USSR and not the other way around. Get a grip.

41 posted on 06/15/2002 4:47:07 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: lavaroise
Like we are in a postition to prosecute the
USSR and not the other way around. Get a grip.

Prosecute?  Here's a grip for youse.

There is a sort of American who cannot
let loose his hatred for the USSR even as
that government no longer exists.  It is akin
to hating the Bush administration because
Clinton used the White House as a platform
for treason, thereby ruining it forever.
The danger here is that by refusing to see
Russia as anything but a communist menace,
the reaction of Russians could be to say,
"why bother?" and in fact revert.  That makes
the Russophobe happy but does no one
else anything of benefit.

42 posted on 06/15/2002 9:48:10 AM PDT by gcruse
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43 posted on 06/15/2002 9:50:21 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: gcruse
Am I powerless able to prosecute the former USSR? OR is it the other way around, the former USSR with nukes still confining America prosecuting me?

Get a grip. Here we do not confine the former USSR, the reverse is a fact. Do you have your head up your a$$?

44 posted on 06/16/2002 2:22:04 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: gcruse
As far as I know only the Berlin Wall confinement fell, the nukes are still armed and ready to go within minutes. So great, they freed their own people? I don't think so.
45 posted on 06/16/2002 2:24:16 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: gcruse
Russophobe happy but does no one else anything of benefit.

Russophobe? Sorry, but you are making racist generalities here. I am just as critical of government purported sinlessness in AMerica as I am in Russia. IS it Russophobic to deplore the fact that millions right now go in the pockets of those bureaucrats who were responsible for Chernobyl (so as to prevent them to start it again, supposedly), instead of going to those who really lost livelyhood in the area? Is that Russophobic to impose a balance of powers and benefits between regular Russians and corrupt bureaucrats?

Of course, for those who side with terrorism and the corrupt terrorist communists who are still confining the rest of the world with their nukes, it must be Russophobic.

46 posted on 06/16/2002 2:28:21 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: gcruse
There is a sort of American who cannot let loose his hatred for the USSR even as that government no longer exists.

Stop prosecuting me with your ill placed hatred. YOu have a problem with me hating the people who are victimizing the world? Well up yours!

47 posted on 06/16/2002 2:36:34 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: lavaroise; gcruse; Stavka2; EditorTFP; bat-boy; Orion78
It's a Belmont "Bunker" Mark, splinter-in-your-foot, I-really-love-my-state-of-the-art-tin-foil-hat bump!:)

In all grave seriousness, given the vast similarities between the mistakes made by the Triple Entente 1919 until WW-II and the ones the West have made since the "fall" of 1989 - 1991, we must consider certain scenarios. Failure to do so would be a horrible disservice to the world.

48 posted on 08/28/2002 11:16:40 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD
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To: belmont_mark
That's an awful lot of, to be kind, 'stuff.' Anything in particular you wish to discuss?
49 posted on 08/29/2002 10:37:12 AM PDT by gcruse
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To: gcruse
Folks intent on hating the USSR back into existence should be careful what they wish for.

Folks intent on proselytising their insults without shame nor appologies better think about joining Johnie Taliban's camp.

50 posted on 09/03/2002 9:01:13 AM PDT by lavaroise
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