The edge of open revolution in Kyrgyzstan…….
Opposition activists seized the parliament building and laid siege to the government headquarters. The country’s deputy prime minister was taken hostage and there were reports from police that the interior minister had been killed. The main state television station was overrun and by early afternoon the president had declared a state of emergency. Reports suggested about 100 people were killed and 180 wounded, although the death toll is expected to rise with witnesses describing piles of dead bodies in the streets.
Last night a Kyrgyz opposition leader announced on state radio that Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov had signed a letter of resignation. It was also announced that a provisional government had been formed with former foreign minsiter Roza Otunbayeva at its head. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who reportedly fled Bishkek, is yet to formally resign himself. “Power is now in the hands of the people’s government,” Ms Otunbayeva said in an address on state radio.
The United States, which uses an air base at Manas in Kyrgyzstan to supply troops in Afghanistan, called for calm, saying it was “deeply concerned” by events. An embassy spokesman in the capital, Bishkek, urged all parties to “show respect for the rule of law”. The US State Department later said it had no information that the government had fallen and for the moment they believed Mr Bakiyev was still in power.
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By the way and if it matters to anyone…… Apparently the population of Kyrgyzstan is approximately 70% peace-loving.
Never mind……… This is not the revolution you are looking for…….. Move along.
D.O.S. in schools……. No, not the old computer format.
A Day Of Silence In Schools….. Sponsored by GLSEN.
April 16, 2010
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network – Kevin Jennings, et. al.
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Parents and grandparents, y’all might want to check into your kids’ schools…… you know…… ‘just because’.
Geithner in China for ‘talks’.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will visit Beijing for talks with a Chinese vice premier for economic affairs on Thursday, Geithner’s spokesman said, in a sign the two sides are moving toward settling a dispute over China’s currency controls.
Geithner will meet with Vice Premier Wang Qishan, spokesman Andrew Williams said Wednesday, as the Treasury secretary ended a two-day visit to India.
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Timmmmmmmmah ! You come China NOW ! We terr you exactry what’s what in learity. Then you go back Amelica and terr you plesident we have his numbel and we own him. Those sirry moose rims with Brackbelly device do not.
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