The riots in Kazakhstan, their causes and consequences are actively discussed on the Web. At the same time, many are interested in why the special services overslept an obvious threat and did not take preventive measures. Special attention is paid to the National Security Committee (KNB), which, in fact, is analogous to the Soviet KGB or the Russian FSB. There are many questions to this Kazakhstani department.
On the eve of the former head of the KNB Karim Massimov was arrested for two months on suspicion of treason. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that some of the KNB officials left their jobs at a critical moment. The bandits gained access to weapons and classified documents.
But it was precisely this structure that was supposed to prevent the attack of the militants. The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan is a special state body subordinate to the President of the country. The main task of the committee is to combat external and internal threats. But it turned out that in recent years major shortcomings have been noticed in the activities of the KNB. One of the users who left a lengthy comment on the Militarist Telegram channel wrote about them in detail.
In his opinion, the main reason for the unrest is “the concentration of all power structures in the hands of the KNB.” Thus, external and internal intelligence were reassigned to the KNB before Tokayev was appointed president. This deprived Nazarbayev’s replacement of direct access to intelligence.
The army was deprived of its intelligence function. Border control was also taken away from the military and transferred to the newly created border service of the KNB, and the former border guards were turned into customs officers.
“All this turned the KNB itself into a kind of state within a state that no one can control,” the user concludes.
According to him, it turned out “a kind of chimera that can punish anyone, without giving anyone an account of their actions.” Even the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor’s Office could not influence the activities of this “monster”.
As a result, the hierarchy in the KNB acquired a family-clan character. On this occasion, they even made up an anecdote: “During the selection process, they asked the respondent: who is Dzerzhinsky? He replied: probably, my dad is an acquaintance. “
Recall that on January 10, three security officials died at once, including KNB Colonel Azamat Ibraev. His body was found in the courtyard of his own house, in connection with which a pre-trial investigation is underway. All three cases show signs of suicide.