Did Russia Provoke the Revolt in Krygyzstan?
Could the revolt against the government in Kyrgyzstan be the result of a Russian plot (Read Vladimir Putin) to force the United States out of a crucial Air Base at Manas? This former Soviet State houses the most important base that the US military uses for resupply of its forces in Afghanistan. Russia tried just last year to force the Americans out by bribing the government of Kyrgyzstan with a couple of billion dollars in aid, but the US State Dept. agreed to pay more rent for the Air Base.
The coup d’etat which started yesterday seems to have been successful in ousting the US friendly government with hundreds of casualties.
Just today President Obama met with Russian President Medvedev and signed a nuclear arms reduction treaty that gives advantages to Russia. Read the story and the quote below.
“But no sooner had presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev signed an arms reduction pact in Prague as part of an effort to “reset” strained relations than a senior official in Medvedev’s delegation urged Kyrgyzstan’s new rulers to shut the base.”
Obama is the naive amateur here, and while he signs away our nuclear forces, the people he is dealing with stage a revolution designed to hurt our war effort in Afghanistan.