Although global hedge fund mogul George Soros and his non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have attempted to stir up ethnic nationalism inside the Russian Federation since the end of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) began such troublemaking as early as 1953.
One of Soros’s targeted countries – one he selected in order to maximize problems in the Russian Far East – is Mongolia. There should be little wonder why Russia, amid Mongolia’s stated aim to declare itself militarily neutral, has been shoring up its strategic links to the landlocked nation nestled between Russia and China.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov summed up the importance of Russian-Mongolian ties in a trip he made to Ulan Bator in April.
During his visit to Mongolia, Lavrov and his Mongolian counterpart, Lundeg Purevsuren, signed a medium-term strategic partnership agreement that will be overseen by the Russian-Mongolian Intergovernmental Commission. Russia and China both see Mongolia as part of the economic and defense framework under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Russia and China also want to offer Mongolia an alternative to NATO’s interest in the country, as demonstrated by Mongolia’s participation NATO’s Individual Partnership and Cooperation Program (IPCP).
The IPCP is nothing more than a Trojan horse designed to eventually bring non-NATO members in Eurasia into the NATO military alliance as full members.
Russia, as well as China, have good reason to be wary of Mongolian links to what the Mongolians call «third neighbors». The «third neighbors» include the United States, Japan, and Turkey.
The United States is always problematic since it wants to establish military bridgeheads and forward operating bases in strategic countries, Mongolia included. Japan, under revanchist nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has dreams of re-creating an Asian «co-prosperity sphere», which, of course, will be on Tokyo’s terms.
Turkey’s interests in Mongolia are to revive the «Pan-Turanian Empire», which Turkey’s governing Islamist-nationalists see as extending from the Balkans to Mongolia.
History has shown that the security of its long border with Mongolia is vital for Russia. That is why Russia and Mongolia put great emphasis on the annual joint Russian-Mongolian military exercise called «Selenga».
In August and September of this year, the exercise, «Selenga 2016,» will be held in the Russian autonomous republic of Buryatia. Soros and his CIA and Pentagon cohorts are aware of the vulnerability of Russia’s Siberian frontiers. This is borne out by the CIA’s own historical archives.
According to declassified CIA documents, no sooner had Allen Dulles, the infamous Office of Strategic Services (OSS) go-between the United States and Nazi Germany during World War II, become CIA director, the agency began fomenting ethnic dissension deep inside the Soviet Union.
A declassified «Intellofax» document, marked «Confidential Security Information/US Officials Only,» dated February-March 1953, states that CIA agents inside the Soviet Union reported «Mongol Unrest on the Buryat-Mongol Autonomous S.S.R. Frontier».
The document points to a CIA operation intent on stirring up ethnic tensions deep inside Siberia during the earliest days of the Cold War.
The document also suggests that the CIA, or more likely a surrogate such as Nationalist Chinese intelligence, was active inside the Mongolian People’s Republic in order to stir up tensions between Mongolians and Russians across the Soviet frontier. The United States lacked diplomatic relations with Mongolia until 1988.
In March 1953, the CIA was very interested in armed activity on the Mongol-Soviet border. The CIA’s Intellofax report states: «Considerable unrest caused by attacks of armed bands coming from Mongolia took place in February and the beginning of March 1952 in the frontier belt of the Buryat-Mongol Autonomous S.S.R. (Soviet Socialist Republic)».
The CIA’s report details suggest it had first-hand knowledge of the border unrest deep inside Siberia.
The report states: «At the beginning of February several armed bands of Mongols crossed the frontier in the area of Chikoy and Irkut [Irkutsk?? [sic]]. They attacked a Frontier Guard post of 20 MVD [Ministry of Internal Affairs] men, wiping it out completely. In mid-February reinforced detachments of the MVD Frontier Guards were constantly engaged in skirmishes with the raiders. The bands are said to have been composed of deserters from the army of the Mongolian National Republic. They were reinforced by a steady flow of inmates of ITL (Corrective Labor) camps, who were fleeing from quarries and graphite mines in the Tuva Autonomous Oblast, on the Mongolian border».
The CIA document suggests that American intelligence relied on Mongolian, Buryat, and Tuvan elements to launch an extremely hostile military action on Soviet territory during the Cold War. One could imagine the outrage pouring forth from Washington had the Soviet Union used Mexican guerrilla bands to launch a military action against Texas from Mexican territory in 1953.
The CIA Intellofax continues: «At the beginning of March a band of about 300 Mongols operated in the area of Chikoy, near the road leading from Ulan-Ude to Ulan-Bator (in Mongolia), and also along the Orkhon River. The band attacked a large road-building base, pilfered the food store, took all the arms and ammunition and killed the MVD guards in a skirmish. During the skirmish an inspecting officer of the MVD, [fnu – first name unknown] Tsizinov was also killed. He had been sent from Ulan-Ude to supervise the resistance against the ‘insurgent bands.’ The band took off with them about 200 Soviet prisoners who had been working at the base».
Today, such action, if it involved Islamist jihadists, would be called terrorism. Yet, in 1953, the CIA and its Asian surrogates saw no problem in carrying out acts of cross-border terrorism from Mongolia into the Soviet Union. Russian President Vladimir Putin has required foreign NGOs to register with the Russian government while banning Soros-financed groups from the country.
The little-known guerrilla operation against the Soviet Union in 1953 did not end with Mongol bandits seizing Soviet hostages.
The CIA Intellofax states: «To counteract the anti-Soviet feelings which began to manifest themselves over these incidents special teams of agitators from the Pro-Agit Department at Ulan-Ude were sent under the protection of MVD detachments to the troubled areas. One such team was seized by a band in the beginning of March. Its whole equipment, including a radio transmitting station, was captured. This station is now operating from some clandestine point. It broadcasts anti-Soviet propaganda programs. The station has offered a sum of 50,000 rubles as reward for the head of the chief of the Prop-Agit Dept. [fnu] Azgibekov, whom it calls a ‘traitor to the Mongol people.’»
Today, the CIA and its chief propaganda facilitator Soros have no need for clandestine radio stations stirring up ethnic tensions in the Russian Far East. These tasks are accomplished by US government-funded operations such as Radio Free Asia, Radio Liberty, and the National Endowment for Democracy.
Soros also assists in stirring up trouble through the auspices of NGOs like the Mongolian Foundation for Open Society, which not only serves as a focal point for CIA/Soros agitation in Mongolia but also in Buryatia, Ust-Orda Buryat, Agin-Buryat, and Tuva inside Russia.
One thing that is well-known about the CIA among intelligence professionals worldwide: it rarely changes is playbook. The agency’s destabilization of the Russian Far East remains as much a goal in 2016 as it was in 1953.
WAYNE MADSEN | SCF