In Bed With Lola and Gulnara 140


The Afghanistan conference in Bonn is a farce. There are no representatives of the Afghan resistance to the occupation, so it is not negotiating peace. Karzai’s corrupt and effete presidency, obtained by massive electoral fraud, expires in 2014. It is no coincidence that immediately after that the NATO troops will leave. Be guaranteed that none of the Karzai family will remain in Afghanistan, but will rather retire to Switzerland with the many billions of dollars they have looted from UK and US taxpayers’ funds, and made from the heroin trade.

Pakistan of course is not present at the conference. After approximately 6,000 Pakistanis were blown up by the USA on Pakistani soil, the next 25 were killed all at once and were all young soldiers, something that not even Pakistan’s complacent, corrupt government could gloss over. So for now all of NATO’s ground supplies are being shipped through Uzbekistan – the percentage of NATO supplies going that way was already increased to almost 50% and still rising fast as a matter of policy,

Lucky that Hillary has a new best friend in President Karimov

All of which explains why there has been not one single word of criticism of Uzbekistan’s human rights record by the co-alition government in the UK. There was not one single mention of human rights, of child slave labour, of political prisoners, of free elections, unbanning the opposition, of freedom of assembly, speech or religious belief, when the British government hosted official Uzbek parliamentary and trade delegations last month. There was not one word either in public or in private on any of these subjects.

The current British government loves Karimov. It has never issued even the mildest criticism. Boiling people alive and torturing political opponents to death is fine by them. We even deport him back extra dissidents to practice on. This British government succesfully pushed through the EU new preferential tariff access for Uzbek cotton picked by eight year old child slaves.
The love affair with the British establishment goes wider than just this government. New Labour’s chief financier, their own Lord Ashcroft, is a man named Andrew Rosenfeld. He has sold a house in Switzerland to Karimov’s daughter Lola for three times its market value. Such huge payments in excess of market value are, very often, a spot of money laundering with the extra money being in return for something else.

Money flows both way – as previously reported here, Karimov’s elder daughter Gulnara is getting a massive cut from the transport of all those NATO supplies through Uzbekistan.

But the latest bit of love-in with the Karimov family will astound you. William Hague is going to agree that Gulnara Karimova – the most hated person in Uzbekistan – can come and live in London as Uzbek Ambassador. The request for her to be accepted (“agrement” in diplomatic parlance, in French) – has been in for some time. The only obstacle remaining is to resolve how many of Gulnara’s seven bodyguards will be allowed to carry semi-automatic weapons on the streets of London.

Among our major political parties, the notion of morality appears virtually as dead as it is to the Karimov family.


140 thoughts on “In Bed With Lola and Gulnara

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  • ingo

    Thanks for clarifying Jon and ta for the timeline on comments, greatly appreciated.
    Gulnara, seven armed bodyguards in londons Oxford Street? she would have to shop at night, because such a throng of people is easily picked out and spotted.
    Maybe that means she can feel safe here in the knowledge that this Condem government is well on track in their deportation programme, ensuring that those Uzbeks who live here get observed.
    Nothing will stop these criminals paying their way into Britain, proof of 100,000 pounds and a reference from x or y and you are in the country, regardless of your record. This is why we have a massive problem with organised crime gangs from here there and everywhere, some have legitamite businesses here and launder money on a massive scale, others are less engrained and out to corner one or other lucrative market, trafficking people and drugs are just two activities, Britain is a haven for them and it is a mistake to add to the scum thats already floated here.

  • antiDespot

    Distubing news from Uzbekistan. Police officers have tortured and raped a young woman who allegedly had contacted opposition members in Germany while she was studying there. The woman then committed a suicide leaving a note of what had happened to her.
    News on russian website of ferghana.ru

  • Komodo

    Hartley Booth: another name to watch. Sometime or current chair of British-Uzbek Society ( very much pro-Karimov). which is registered (as a company) by Patrick Newman. Also on board of London Global Energy ( another Newman creation). Rabid Thatcherite, and ex-MP for Finchley – her seat.
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    Both Newman and Booth feature here: Newman as director of yet another company, Anglo Kino Films. Prince Michael of Kent’s private secretary also features:
    http://www.uzbekembassy.org/e/events_at_the_embassy/4058/
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    Who Newman? Please see earlier comment above.

  • Komodo

    It is not inconceivable that Craig is aware of Dr. Booth:
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    Dr Hartley Booth
    Barrister in practice 1970-1984. Senior Advisor in Margaret Thatcher’s Prime Minister’s Policy Unit. Former Chief Executive of British Urban Development and Member of Parliament for Finchley 1991-1997.
    He was a Minister of State, and part of ministerial team in the Foreign Office with special responsibility for Central Asia.
    Since 1998 Chairman of the Uzbek-British Trade & Industry Council and founder director of Rosehill Energy. PhD, Cambridge University
    Senior Advisor at Denton Wilde Sapte London
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    (Source, LGE website.)

  • Justin

    Do you really think our Queen will have to be so debased as to have this bitch karimova presented to her should her plans to become Uzbek Ambo to the Court of St. James become a reality. I hope that Cameron has some respect for our noble country. Or has Eton also become so dumbed down as well.

  • John Goss

    A comment with a link to this blog was approved and posted below the following article.
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vicious-dictatorship-which-bell-pottinger-was-prepared-to-do-business-with-6272766.html
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    It has since been removed. I am awaiting another in response to Anna Lomako’s comment about how good life is in Uzbekistan. It links AntiDespot’s fergana article about suspected police rape and torture leading to suicide, and another Fergana article which talks about police torture, rape with batons, enemas with hot pepper, and the usual stuff these nasty people resort to.

  • passerby

    Back to the very big thick point; Human Rights are not at issue, or its promulgation is not sought after. Human rights are used as a tool to make acceptable the condescension of the Western Politicians, on the developing countries (racism lite). In fact Human Rights weapon was pretty regularly used when the cold war was at its coldest, and apparently Human Rights is the weapon lite now, judging by the denouncements of the target country, in the run up to liberation of that joint by bombing the shit out of it, and wholesale mass killing of the dictatorship out of the joint under liberation.
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    The fat harridan in the photo, graining akin to a Cheshire cat, whilst clasping the hand that has evidently, and without any shadows of any doubts, that has sealed the fate of many thousands of human beings, condemning these to be killed, or tortured and killed. This fact is made common knowledge no thanks to Craig Murray (establishment’s view). The same Craig Murray who lost his job over highlighting the evils of this evildoer Karmiov. In fact poor Craig got the shaft, and was made the target of the usual smear campaigns, whilst the Evil bastard Karimov went onto become the best friend of the so many champions of the Human rights in the West.
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    The smiles, are attempts in making an outright thug, to become acceptable, are all telling of the fact that no one gives a shit about Human Rights in the corridors of power in the West. Further these sharp operators, use the Human Rights weapon, only as a tool to beat the enemy of the moment on the head, whilst playing to their own gallery, and manipulating the good faith of their often ill informed punters. This is done with a view to stealing the said punters funds/monies from the allocated monies for; social services, pensions, health service, civilian infrastructure, etc. and instead spend the “saved monies” on provisions for killing more innocent civilians. The ultimate aim being; to install a vetted and approved despotic thug, to run the newly liberated democracyated country as per the wishes of the Champions of the Human rights, who are all too willing to embrace their own hand picked thugs with an open arm and a warm smile.
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    Komodo,
    What connections to Vladimir Bogdanov are you alluding to?

  • Komodo

    Just a little overlap, involving someone called Nat Moser. Russian energy specialist, also on LGE’s board. But drifting away from the topic.

  • passerby

    Azra,
    You are wasting your time, the “state sponsored” phraseology is to reiterate the; “poor down trodden Iranian masses held hostages at the gun point by Mullahs in Tehran and made to do things, and stuff, against their will”, kind of story.

    Whilst not mentioned anywhere in the our press; attack on the Russian ambassador by customs officers at Doha airport.

    The plain fact is no one in Power wants to admit that, the constant barrage of threats and promises of destruction of Iranian industry, and a stream of sanctions unilaterally and arbitrarily levied on Iranian economy, has pissed off the Iranians to the extent which they come out and get on with dishing out some street justice. Fact is any move in this direction would be admittance to a total failure of policies adopted in dealing with Iran.

    Although this affair has been a god sent (or has it?) for the US, that has got away with keeping their troop withdrawal (ie near defeat) from Iraq absolutely secret, and no scenes of dejected and failed troops streaming out of Iraq.

  • Komodo

    “Komodo,
    What connections to Vladimir Bogdanov are you alluding to?”
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    Just vague ones, involving another member of the LGE board, Nat Moser. But I’m really getting offtopic and speculating here. It may be that the sole extent of Newman’s invention of the Anglo-Uzbek Society was to get Booth into Uzbek business circles…or it may go deeper.

  • John Goss

    Fergana News says:
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    ‘The State Department’s own human rights report on Uzbekistan for 2010 noted that “torture and abuse were common” and cited allegations involving a range of sadistic methods: “Guards routinely raped the prisoners with a club, subjected prisoners to enemas with red pepper solutions, and beat their heels until they bled.”’
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    http://enews.fergananews.com/article.php?id=2723

  • AntiDespot

    A young Uzbek woman’s name who committed suicide after 4 days of torture and rape at the hands of Uzbek police henchmen in Andijan region is Gulsumoy Abdujalilova. She died on 04/12/11. Apparently, in the note, that she left, she says she was tortured because she did not agree to kill the leader of opposition movement when she returns back to Germany for studies. What a mad world we are living!

  • John Goss

    If an AVAAZ petition cannot be generated to stop this nonsense then there should be a mass demonstration outside the Uzbekistan Embassy.

  • Komodo

    Sorry. That’s Dr Vernon Edward Hartley Booth. Chairman, Uzbek-British Trade and Investment Council and chairman of the British-Uzbek Society.. For services to self UK-Uzbek commercial interests. (awarded 2010)

  • Azra

    Passerby, I agree with you totally, but when quite reasonable people form an opinion by what is spread by government controled media in UK, then I think articles like might give them some food for thoughts. I am one of the opponents of present government of Iran, but my God in comparison to the Devilov of Uzbekistan, they are angels! yet Devilov has been feted by all the western government and Iran is demonised…

  • Komodo

    Sorry again. Bit cold today, reptilian brain, you get the picture…Dr Vernon Edward Hartley Booth OBE.
    I will now go and hibernate.

  • Russian in China

    Komodo,
    you may wanna do some digging about Shirin Akiner of SOAS, UL, as well. If Dr Vernon Hartley Booth OBE is a physical lobbyst of the Karimov regime with his conservative links in London, Shirin Akiner is Karimov’s brain stormer in the West. She even managed to deny mass killings in Andijan city, 2005, by apparently, as she puts it “visiting the Andijan city straight after the shooting and talking to the ordinary people”. However, a friend of mine, who worked in Andijan at that time, said she was talking rubbish. By the way, that year the British Ambassador, (I don’t remember his name but he replaced Craig) was attacked in Andijan city when he visited the city well after Shirin Akiner had visited. I guess he wanted to see if Akiner was telling the truth. But, a mob of local gypsy women, attacked him and his aid for “interfering to disturb fantastic life under the leadership of Karimov”. The British envoy was forced to leave the city as soon as possible.
    I am not sure if Craig is aware of this incident.

  • Jon

    @Michael – Craig is very keen that as little as possible gets deleted here. In the main, if something hasn’t appeared, it has been put into a moderation state by the anti-spam thing (which, to be frank, isn’t very effective). However there is nothing in the queue.
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    In any case, your post above ^ appeared, so it’s not like you are being censored! Try again.

  • passerby

    Larry Levin,
    They have been blown to bits with an array of miracles of technology; hell fire missiles each priced at $500,000, artillery flechette shells as well as HE shells costing anywhere from $11,000 to $25,000, rockets of all manner and sizes costing anywhere from $8,000 to $186,000, bombs strating from $30,000 to sky is your $limit. So you see that is how it is possible to mangle and mince human beings, all because some fuckwit has been investing in the killing technologies and wants to make “unusual returns”.
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    Of course the costs of the soldiers, ie wages dependent on rank, food, medicine, hospitalisation, post service disabilities, fuel, equipment depreciation and losses, rifles, vehicles, crafts, bullets, the supply chain costs, and ancillary services not getting any mention of.
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    Hence the six thousand head count can explain away the above costs, and make these somewhat more readily acceptable, that is in combination with the other scalps collected, those of; women, children, infants, and young teenagers. Although we don’t do body counts!
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    Funny that we are told about how many people will be dead due to inhalation of second hand smoke? However, evidently we have no idea what are the yields in the numbers of the dead and injured resulting from the use of the weapons and equipment deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, etc. Apparently no one in the know can fathom out; the resulting body count of the bangs. Hence war is as seen as in the A Team, on TV; lots of bangs, and smoke, and no dead, and at end of the day all the participants go home/trenches/barracks/bases to rest, so they can all come back and play again next day!

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