500 died in Uzbekistan fighting

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    The terrifying part is wondering if something like this will happen again.

    How many more innocents will die before the regime collapses?
     
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    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/635iihrr.asp

    This is one thing that I find so illogical in the aftermath of 9/11. I have always found it hard to defend, though not understand, why the US back Saddam against the Iranians. In that case it was the US Vs. USSR; Cold War; Real Politik; what have you. We did associate with some very bad actors for those 50+ years, I do not see where it is necessary to continue to back the types of dictators we are now fighting a war to get rid of.

    To be playing the same game today? Not acceptable, from the intro:


     
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    I agree. And a fine goal to be sure. But is that what the Uzbek rebels have in mind? Democracy? Or does HuT (if it is an Uzbek factor as the government claims) have Wahhabi religious fascism as its goal? The MSM has done a very poor job (typical) of reporting on the plans and aspirations of the Uzbek rebels. What are the rebel plans? Will there be elections?
     
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    I guess at heart I'm a pragmatist. We really needed that base in Uzbek. at the beginning. Once the other things started tumbling, should have been quick to cut the strings. This is the type of thing that can/probably will come back to bite us.
     

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