Nothing To See Here, Move Along Peasants

Our good friend and ally Vladimir Putin has shipped Russian “peacekeepers” to Kazakhstan in order to help the Kazaks control their violent protests.

It has nothing to do with Putin’s plan to invade the former countries of the USSR.

Russia-led alliance troops arrived in Kazakhstan on Thursday after increasingly chaotic and violent protests rocked the nation for days and resulted in dozens of people killed and hundreds injured, according to authorities.

What could possibly go wrong?

The troops were deployed as part of a “peacekeeping” force from the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a Russia-led Eurasian military alliance akin to NATO. The CSTO, composed of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, announced early Thursday that units had arrived and would be conducting operations “stabilizing” the country and protecting “important state and military facilities.”

Yeah, the stabilization will occur when Russian troops land in Kazakhstan… and never leave.