Thursday, April 8, 2010

More on US/Russia tensions

On April 4, CNN reported explosions in Russia's North Caucasus:
An explosion that derailed a train in Russia's North Caucasus was being investigated as an act of terrorism, Russian media reported.

Then on April 7, The Kyrgyzstan government was overthrown:
Kyrgyz opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva said on Thursday she had taken over the government after violent protests forced the president of the Central Asian country to flee the capital.

Here is a video that makes it very clear what is happening in that country:
"The government is firing on it's own people."

Kyrgyzstan is home to a US airbase that is very very important to its Afghan operations. I wonder if the Kyrgyz opposition forces support that base...

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.