By Special Correspondent : –
Soon Kyrgyzstan will be remembering the victims of one of the most terrible tragedies in the history of the country. 39 people, including 17 children were killed under the wreckage of a cargo Boeing 747-400 crashed near Bishkek. And the country will remember how in those tragic days the President of Kyrgyzstan did not come out to the people, did not express condolences. And only the most meticulous know why Almazbek Atambayev, who always speaks about his care for every citizen from high tribunes, ignored the tragedy: he went into hard drinking.
And Atambayev was disappointed not by the death of the Kyrgyz, but by the loss of 85 tons of contraband cargo, which the ill-fated Boeing was carrying for him.
On January 16, 2017, the Boeing 747-400, which flew from Hong Kong to Bishkek, did not reach 1.5 kilometers to the international airport «Manas» in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The plane fell on a cottages village in the vicinity of the airport, destroying 32 houses.
Boeing performed a flight on the route Hong Kong – Bishkek – Istanbul, the crew consisted of five people. 39 people died, including 17 children. Dozens were hospitalized in serious condition.
At that time, the presidents of many countries expressed their condolences to the people of Kyrgyzstan. And only one person was silent – the leader of the Republic Almazbek Atambayev.
Much later, the reason for such a strange behavior of the president of the country – he was in a drinking bout. A.Atambayev was simply frightened that the broken Boeing would reveal many dark deeds, behind which is the president who had pulled himself into the mask of the democrat.
When they began to analyze the debris, on the spot of the tragedy it turned out that 85 tons of cargo on the Boeing board were smartphones and tablets. And all this cargo was not reflected in the documents, but it was very much expected in Kyrgyzstan. The fact is that the instructions for smartphones were in Russian and Kyrgyz languages.
The Kyrgyz authorities tried to declare that the cargo was owned by Turkey, and that the flight THY 6491, registered with the company «Turkish Airlines», had to sit in Bishkek just for refueling. However, this version was refuted by the results of the analysis of the crash site. It turned out that the fuel in the Boeing tanks was more than enough to make a non-stop flight to Istanbul, as official Bishkek said.
There were other interesting facts as well. The plane belonged to another Turkish airline, ‘My Cargo Airlines’, whose services were often used by business partners of A. Atambaev. In addition, this board did not fly to Bishkek for the first time with cargo, then returning to its own port of Istanbul empty. Moreover, repeatedly arriving with cargo to Bishkek from Hong Kong (and departing empty to Istanbul), the airline ‘My Cargo Airlines’ did not have a license at all for unloading operations in Kyrgyzstan.
By the way, after the accident the representative of the airline confirmed to the media that the broken liner was going to the airport «Manas» for unloading cargo. And said that their company’s aircraft had already carried 52 flights from China to Kyrgyzstan.
To assess the size of even smuggled in a plane crash, you can perform elementary mathematical calculations. One iPhone (namely, they were on board) in a
whole package weighs about 400 grams. 85 tons – is 212 500 smartphones of the brand iPhone. If you calculate that one iPhone 6 or 6S (they were the most popular goods in January last year) costed at least 500 US dollars at retail, the cost of the whole cargo would be at least 106.25 million US dollars. Minus the price of the purchase (that is, about 40 percent of this amount) and get almost 64 million US dollars net profit. That’s how much the owners of the cargo of the crashed liner could have got.
The nature of the flight and the documents issued for the cargo (or rather, their total absence) indicates that the owners of the goods did not intend to declare it. This is hinted at by the fact that the cargo owners never showed up in Kyrgyzstan or Turkey, which was announced a couple of days later by Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Transport Zhamshitbek Kalilov.
And this means only one thing: the business was under the most influential person in Kyrgyzstan – the President of the Republic Almazbek Atambayev, who did not want the public to know about smuggling with smuggling both inside and outside the country.
However, in Kyrgyzstan, the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh (from the moment of its foundation) Omurbek Tekebayev decided to conduct his own investigation of the cargo belonging. He even went to Europe to find evidence for his suspicions. And, apparently, he found – he was charged with fraud and corruption and was arrested immediately after arriving in Bishkek from Vienna, right at the airport. It is interesting that the Russian businessman Leonid Maevsky became the victim and the main witness of the charge, who became famous for his scandalous legal proceedings.
The Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan quickly deprived the deputy of immunity, and already in August this year the court sentenced him to 8 years in prison. And just the other day, thieves who stole the only thing-a folder with documents on his case-climbed into the house of the lawyer O.Tekebaev. Apparently, this daddy also had information, including on the plane crash of January 2017.
Today, the only ones who could tell a lot about who is behind the burnt cargo are the Chinese sellers of the goods. But the Chinese acted wiser – they, with compromising evidence on A.Atambaev, «persuaded» him to agree to the project of building the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway lobbied by the PRC. And on the extremely unfavorable for Bishkek conditions: Beijing gets ownership of the land under the railway, the railway itself and dozens of mineral deposits.
And here’s another interesting fact. If the previous nearly 15 years, China tried to persuade Kyrgyzstan on this project, the cost of building a branch across the territory of the Republic was estimated at about 2 billion US dollars, which Beijing intended to spend out of its own resources, but now A.Atambayev announced his intention to take credit from China (!) in the amount of 6 billion US dollars for the construction of this road.
That is, Bishkek will get into 6 billion Chinese debt, present to China its own land, while building the road will, according to intergovernmental agreements, the Chinese company «China National Machinery Imp. & Exp.Corporation» (project manager Zhu Xiaomei), Chinese workers will work on the construction site, and Kyrgyz deposits will be given to China. And all this is the payment for Beijing not to tell the whole world that on board the Boeing crashed near Bishkek there were smuggled smartphones that the president of Kyrgyzstan A. Atambayev was selling!
So it turns out that the outgoing President of the Kyrgyz Republic has earned billions of dollars in smuggling and selling the wealth of his homeland, and the Kyrgyz pseudo-democrat, who has become impoverished for the years of this pseudo-democratic leader’s administration, will have to pay for his ‘business projects’. To whom he, having fallen into a binge in the tragic January of 2017, did not even bother to express his condolences.