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Kyrgyzstan Under Siege

Freeman
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4/7/2010 5:31:35 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I always love the theater intrinsic to any uprising.

"MOSCOW — Large-scale protests on Wednesday appeared to overthrow the government of Kyrgyzstan, an important American ally in Central Asia. Government officials said at least 41 people had been killed in bloody fighting between riot police and demonstrators in the capital of Bishkek and elsewhere in the country.

While the opposition declared that it was forming its own government, President Kurmanbek Bakiyev left Bishkek in the presidential plane, though it was not clear whether he was leaving the country or heading to another Kyrgyz city. Earlier in the day, the police used live ammunition, tear gas and stun grenades against a crowd of thousands that massed in front of the presidential office in Bishkek, according to witness accounts.

Dinara Saginbayeva, a Kyrgyz health official, said in a telephone interview that the death toll could rise further, and that more than 350 people had been wounded in Bishkek alone. Opposition leaders said as many as 100 people may have died. The upheaval raised questions about the future of an important American air base that operates in Kyrgyzstan in support of the NATO mission in nearby Afghanistan. American officials said that as of Wednesday evening the base was functioning normally."

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4/8/2010 8:11:17 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
"Obama denounces violence in Kyrgyzstan and announces the U.S. will send aid if necessary"

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4/8/2010 11:18:03 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
If Civilians can do such damage to the Kyrgz Government then the country really needs an outside help.
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marcusbrutus
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4/8/2010 11:31:31 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/8/2010 8:07:03 AM, wonderwoman wrote:
All I'm saying is that the U.S. government should not get involved.

I say we invade and steal their natural resources under the premise of helping them. Then nuke russia, then china, then iran.

Then we wins.
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4/8/2010 4:27:19 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/8/2010 8:23:22 AM, Zetsubou wrote:
Someone, describe the nature of Kyrgyz Economics. If I remember right, is it a US capitalist little dog?

Nah, not really. It's above average for its region of the world, but I'd say it's less capitalist than places like France and Greece and a bunch of other countries. It's mostly an agricultural economy, but it's moving towards a more capitalist approach.