Bombshell ZH Reporting On Kazakh Situation
Direct Links To Hunter And Zhou?
Zerohedge just published a lengthy post that ties together various reporting, including from the Daily Mail (UK) and NYPost, which were among the news outlets that actually paid attention to the Hunter Laptop from Hell:
This is important. I urge readers to digest the entire article. Here’s what’s going on.
The Baidan connection to Kazakhstan—not just Ukraine and China—has long been known to those who followed the crime family that now occupies the White House. Among the Baidan connections in Kazakhstan was the the head of the intel services—now the former head:
Among the boldest and eye-brow raising political moves by embattled Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev within the past days that grabbed international headlines was his ordering the arrest of Kazakhstan's powerful former intelligence chief, Karim Massimov, on the charge of high treason.
Eyebrow raising? I’d say so. A direct Baidan connection, head of the intel services, charged with high treason for leading an attempted—and apparently failed—coup? People want to know whether he did that at the behest of Zhou. Certainly the Russians will say so—and why not, given the aggressive US moves and rhetoric of the past months?
Miranda Devine @mirandadevineBreaking: this photo appears to have been taken at Cafe Milano showing then VP Joe Biden with two Kazakhstani guests from Hunter's 2015 dinner to introduce his clients to dad. L-R - oligarch Kenes Rakishev, Hunter, Joe, PM Karim Massimov https://t.co/ywWPhL3T3f https://t.co/WO5xAVOH02
New York Post @nypostJoe Biden was a 'regular' at DC hotspot where he met Hunter's Kazakh associates https://t.co/RZmLr9PL3S https://t.co/lLSxowfb9L
Here’s one guy asking uncomfortable questions—like, is Zhou and his handlers really this stupid?
This brings up a slew of questions, starting with: What is the nature of the ties between the Biden family and Kazakhstan’s kleptocratic former president and his circle of oligarchs and powerful security officials?
Serious questions arise as the country is still on fire and Russia has sent some 3,000 peacekeeping troops in an attempt to reign in the spiraling security situation, which appears vital to Russia's interests.
UPDATE: It wasn't just one meeting
Hunter Biden said Massimov was his "close friend."
That close friend has now been arrested for attempting to overthrow the government of Kazakhstan. pic.twitter.com/Wrodpmpzzo
— Clint Ehrlich (@ClintEhrlich) January 9, 2022
Earlier we featured the analysis of attorney and geopolitical commentator Clint Ehrlich, who argues that both this past week's unrest and the Hunter Biden connection means Kazakhstan's destabilization is a much bigger deal than Western media is letting on.
I say, Sure.
This could make for a testy meeting with Putin—especially given the dumb things that Blinken has already said.
Many outside commentators have argued that, because there appears to be a "palace coup," the possibility of a "color revolution" can be excluded. They are severely wrong, first as a matter of substance, second as one of perception.
Substantively, color revolutions *ALWAYS* involve the active collaboration of one faction of a country's elite. Recall the famous audio of Victoria Nuland weighing in on which members of Ukraine's elite should compose its post-revolutionary government.
Also, even if no true "color revolution" was attempted in Kazakhstan (and that is highly debatable), it will be in the interest of Russia to push that narrative. ...
The script writes itself to blame the U.S., true or false.
Whether the West actually instigated the crisis is quickly becoming irrelevant. The US response to Russia's intervention is already fraying bilateral relations, making it harder to imagine a positive outcome in upcoming talks to resolve the Ukraine standoff.
Commenting on Russia's deployment of 3,000 troops to Kazakhstan, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said:
"[O]ne lesson in recent history is that once Russians are in your house, it’s sometimes very difficult to get them to leave."
This comment was infuriating to Russia. The Foreign Ministry responded:
"If Anthony Blinken loves history lessons so much, then he should take the following into account: when Americans are in your house, it can be difficult to stay alive and not be robbed or raped."
At a minimum, the Zhou regime seems to have thought a move in Kazakhstan would lead to over stretching Russian military resources. Another big miscalculation. Russia and its allies appears to have quickly squashed what has all the earmarks of another attempted regime change, just as Putin quickly squashed the Belarus provocation. The result?
The end result is that Russia finds itself with more than enough troops to mount an intervention in Ukraine, if it so desires. I am agnostic on what Russia's ultimate decision on that question will be. But the situation in Kazakhstan doesn't make a RU operation less likely.
To the contrary, because the Kazakhstan crisis has further strained relations between Russia and the West, it will make it more difficult to achieve a peaceful resolution to the standoff over Ukraine.
War is now more likely, not less.
Isn’t it time that we had an accounting from the DC Establishment that decided Trump had to go? My prediction: Americans aren’t interested in war and foreign adventures. This will only get worse for the Zhou regime.