Israeli Analyst: Karimov Fighting “Islamic Evil”

by Laurence on 6/23/2005 · 4 comments

Haaretz published this analysis by Reuven Daniel, a former intelligence agent:

The recent disturbances in Uzbekistan, which have exacted many dead, were not, as organizations and governments in the West have perceived them, a struggle for human rights. It was not a conflict between “bad guys” (i.e. the authorities) and “good guys,” advocates of human rights and leaders of oppressed political organizations. This was a revolt by an extreme fundamentalist movement that is deceptively depicting itself as an innocent political organization to enlist the support of the West. Uzbeki President Islam Karimov is fighting Hizb al-Tahrir, which is a terrorist organization in every respect.

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Mukhtar June 23, 2005 at 9:07 am

Again, is this some kind of joke? As anyone who’s worked in intelligence will tell you, a “former intelligence agent” (especially an Israeli one) gets his info. from where? His beer drinking buddies in — you guessed it — the Uzbek intelligence services! So, why would we expect to hear anything at all different from the GOU’s official line?

Kisa June 23, 2005 at 9:22 am

Provokation! This article is Provocation!

Mukhtar June 24, 2005 at 9:05 am

Da, soglasen. Eto takaia tipichnaia, tipichnaia taktika (ustarevshaia esho v sovetskoe vremia) KGB. Edinstvenno chto udivlyayet, eto chto zapad vse esho obrashaet vnimanie na takogo roda eronda.

enzo April 13, 2006 at 5:55 am

Wake up, Uzbeki friends! Before it is too late.
This post is quite right and this is a view shared by most political analysts.

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