|Communique of the EURASIA movement about the participation of Russia to acts of war against Afghani Taliban by the side of the US|
September 18, 2001
Peace at any cost
US plan to invade Afghanistan and other Islamic countries, whose participation to the
September 11 attacks on the US is neither proved nor confirmed by anyone.
main strategical task of the US in this situation is to clearly reconfirm in the eyes of
the world community its leading situation in the world, seizing the right to violate all
international rules and the state sovereignty of those countries which stand on the way of
US national interests. The US demand full support to their initiative from all the states
in the world (especially in Eurasia). Offering such support will be considered as the
acknowledgement of the unipolar world, while refusing it as a direct challenge thrown at
the US. The rejection of the full American request is evaluated by the US government as a
declaration of war and supporting international terrorism. Without
going deep into the question of the true authors of the attacks, we must unequivocally
state: the US try to exploit the occurred tragedy in their avid interests, and on the
wave of international solidarity, emotion and human compassion build and consolidate the
strategic new world order, and their formal strategical, ideological and
political supremacy in it.
choice of Afghanistan as the target of reprisal (although the initiative of Bin Laden in
the organisation of the attacks is only supposed) fully and perfectly tallies with the
strategy of Zbigniew Brzeszinski aimed at partitioning Eurasia, separating Russia from
Middle Asia, creating around it an instability belt, a ring of low and medium intensity
wars. The American strategy exploits the emergency situation in order to hasten the
realisation of their strategic plans for world supremacy.
long ago the same Talibani movement, created by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the CIA to
counter Soviet troops and pro-Soviet regimes, served as an instrument of US geopolitical
strategy in Middle Asia. Today the situation changes as to give the US the chance to
immediately send troops into the region, strengthening their strategic control over it.
Such situation is by far the most convenient to the US, since it allows to depend no more
from their own talibani-puppets and directly seize strategic positions in Middle Asia.
That American strategists are thinking in these very terms is best illustrated by the
following example: the London newspaper The Independent (17.9.01) informs that Zbigniew
Brzeszinski in 1998 acknowledged: The US took part into Afghanistan civil war since
its very beginning, or even earlier before its beginning. Again Brzeszinski says:
We did not directly push the Russians to intervene in Afghanistan, but we purposely
and in every way increased the probability for that invasion to happen. This secret
operation was an excellent idea. As a result we thrust the Russian into the Afghani trap.
And you really want me to repent of this?. Of course the replica of the Afghan
trap for the Russians (which already once brought to the collapse of the USSR and to
the US victory in the cold war) would be again highly convenient to the US and
deadly to Russia. Today it is just Brzeszinski who, more than others, insists about the
necessity to involve Russia into war operations. The situation is definitely clear.
pressure exerted by the US on Russia and on the CIS countries separately, aimed on the
pretext of common opposition to terrorism at weakening Russia's geopolitical
sovereignty, deprives Russia of the possibility to pursue an autonomous regional policy in
the future. The strategic task of the US in the Middle-Asian region is to prevent the
strengthening of a strategic, political, military, economic Eurasian bloc, which the CIS
countries had almost reached in the present times.
the very near future the Russian government must define its answer to the de facto US
ultimatum: whether to participate or not to war operations against Taliban. This issue
cannot be solved on the basis of a purely juridical procedure from every point of view
this invasion from the US and their partners will not be legitimate, since even the
officially recognised government of the Republic of Afghanistan (President Rabbani, forces
of the Northern Alliance), most bitter enemy of the Taliban, is categorically against the
American invasion. Russia must take a strategic, geopolitical, resolute, historical
decision, from which will depend the future of our country, our people, the whole Eurasia.
is a known fact that within the Russian government there exist some influential groups,
following a different geopolitical logic. One of these brings to a pro-American
orientation of Russia, to its inclusion in the club of the Atlantic Western
states. Of course this group insists that Russia should provide the US with military
bases to strike against Afghanistan and enter by their side the anti-islamic
crusade. This position is sometimes motivated with the common Christian
civilisation, the fact of belonging to the modern world, to the
general cultural heritage. This group today has much lesser influence than
before, especially in the political sphere, but within the mass media and among the urban
intelligentsia the pro-American inclination was to some extent preserved. And now they get
the opportunity to raise their head.
political group, which in the present situation may exert influence in the same key (in
favour of Russian participation by the side of the US in the war against Taliban and other
Islamic regimes) is composed by some representatives of the patriotic current and the
heads of some ministries and offices linked to defence. They motivate their choice by
saying that Russia in this case would have a free hand to strongly counter
Islamic extremism within Russia itself (Northern Caucasus, and especially Chechnya), thus
blocking the northward expansion of the aggressive Taliban in Middle Asia. The tune of the
suppression of the Talibani menace was played by the Americans during their talks with the
President of Uzbekistan. These patriotic partisans of the participation to war
by the side of the US are led by short-term (and mostly imaginary) benefits, they do not
consider (nor realise) the longer term geopolitical context. Therefore the same Chechen
separatists, on their part, back up this position, having recently intensified their
terrorist sorties. These help to create the atmosphere pushing the Russian government
towards the American variant.
mentioned groups, led by different reasons, push nevertheless in the same direction, i.e.
causing Russia a heavy geopolitical damage, in a short term and especially in a long term
only right decision for Russia in this situation shall be :
keeping full neutrality,
co-operating with international intelligence organisations in the fight against terrorist
groups and organisations,
staying loyal to the multipolar world pattern, the orientation toward which is written in
the most important strategic documents (and especially in the national security concept).
participation to acts of war side by side with the US would practically mean rejecting the
multipolar pattern and recognising the unipolar world headed by the US.
this situation the movement EURASIA considers it as its own duty to turn to the government
of the Russian Federation, to the representatives of the ministries and offices, to the
political parties and movements, to the society, to the mass media, to the intelligentsia,
to the common people: the image of the future world is being decided in these days.
we accept now US hegemony, the historical responsibility for such liquidatory action will
fall upon us all. The unipolar world is cruel, unfair, ugly and vicious. Let us face the
truth: the world is at the threshold of the Third World War. And yet we have the chance to
avoid the catastrophe. Condemning the terrorism of those who organised the New York
tragedy, Russia must condemn the barbaric logic, unworthy of Christianity, of an eye
for an eye, terror for terror. Today for us all as actual as ever is the
slogan advanced by the American public opinion, protesting against the coming war:
Kill them with love (that is, not with missiles).
the efforts spent in strengthening the strategical, political, economic and cultural ties
in Eurasia may collapse in the nearest future.
must stand firm in these difficult times.
movement EURASIA invites all parties and social forces to gather today around the
President, the Government and the military leaders of our country.
also express our sincere solidarity to all those who, knowingly or instinctively, led by
geopolitical consciousness or simply by common sense, insist today for peace, for the
considered and pondered position of Russia. A special praise deserves the stoical and
consequent line adopted in this issue by the Minister of Defence Sergey Ivanov, showing in
these difficult days a deep and wise geopolitical consciousness.
today means salvation, means worthy deed, means heroism. We sincerely wish the Russian
government to show its worth.
Political Council of the All-Russian Political Social Movement EURASIA
Trans. M. Conserva