Armenia is part of Simmons' Caucasus assignment and to the degree he succeeds in strengthening NATO's grip on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, China and Russia both will lose the only collective security partnerships they have in their own neighborhoods in favor of a Western military bloc, effectively depriving them of influence even in neighboring nations.
Simmons is his dual capacity at NATO is the main agent in driving the Alliance from the Balkans and the Black Sea through the Caucasus and into Central and South Asia, isolating and separating Russia, China and Iran.
Should that scenario develop, the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization would cease to exist and with them the only effective challenges to Pentagon and NATO international military superiority and impunity in Eurasia and in the world as a whole.
In his 1956 volume The Power Elite in the chapter called The Military Ascendancy, C. Wright Mills warned that "war has become seemingly total and seemingly permanent" and that "diplomacy becomes merely a prelude to war or an interlude between wars" in service to "what can only be called a military definition of reality."
1. The cosmopolite billionaire and self-styled philanthropist George Soros may have postured for eight years as George Bush's arch-adversary, but when it came to plotting, funding and choreographing multihued coup attempts in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia - successfully in Georgia, Ukraine, Lebanon and Kyrgyzstan, not so yet in Armenia, Belarus, Myanmar and elsewhere - the two Georges worked hand-in-glove.
Former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze and the last foreign minister of the Soviet Union, who was deposed in his nation's 'rose revolution,' himself accused Soros of organizing and funding the uprising.
The following is from a semi-official Georgian website only four months after the putsch:
Capacity Building Fund (CBF), set up with the financial assistance of the UNDP and billionaire philanthropist George Soros, to support governance reforms in Georgia, launches activity and will provide salaries to the Georgian officials.
In a joint news conference with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at the World Economic Forum on January 22, UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown and George Soros announced the creation of a CBF.
“In total, 5 thousand state officials will receive salary from this fund. However, main attention will be focused on the employees of the law-enforcement agencies,” Director of the Fund Kote Kublashvili told Civil Georgia.
The President of Georgia, the Parliamentary Chairperson and the Prime Minister will receive USD 1500 each, while the Ministers, the Secretary of the National Security Council and the Prosecutor General will have USD 1200 per month.
(Civil Georgia, March 22, 2004, http://www.civil.ge/eng/article.php?id=6492)
Since Mikheil Saakashvili's March on Tbilisi in 2003 George Bush has celebrated and evoked it on every possible occasion as the inspiration and model for his "global wave of democracy."
So involved have the two Georges been in events in Georgia for the past five years plus that the nation is now doubly eponymous.
2. The State Department web page on Daniel Fried says this about him:
Daniel Fried took the oath of office as Assistant Secretary of State on May 5, 2005. Before taking the helm of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Ambassador Fried served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council since January 22, 2001.
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