Another One Bites The Dust

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Zhukov, Mar 25, 2005.

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    Another popular revolution in a former Soviet republic.



    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/25/international/asia/25kyrgyzstan.html?8bl
     
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    Most people don't even know where Washington D.C. is on a map. Most people have never even heard of Kyrgyzstan. Even on these boards, with as knowledgable people as there are here, I doubt more than a couple could point Kyrgyzstan out on a map. The only reason I even know about it is because of my studies in Russian and Soviet history.

    All the same it's important.

    We have airbases there, so it's important we let these people know we support their freedom as quickly as possible, lest they assume we want the autarch reinstalled. We did afterall work with him.

    Also, it's proximity to China is important, both for tactical reasons and because of concerns about infilitration by the Chinese.

    Finally, it's another learning opportunity for Putin.


    Nice photos by the way.
     
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    Yeah, I liked the photos. Luckily for us there are many who do know about the Stans and history prior to 2001. There are lots of links and it is going to be very interesting in 20/30 years to read where this all goes.

    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2005/03/what-now-kyrgyzstan-central-asia.html


     

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