Friday, February 6, 2009

don't mess with the Kryzgyz

Kyrgyzstan, previously known mostly as the country with the most consecutive non-vowels in its name (8), made international headlines for announcing it was booting the US's Manas Military Base off its territory. Today they announce that that decision is "final" and the US forces must be gone by summer. It seems Moscow doesn't want US military bases in former Soviet states, which they regard as their sphere of influence. The US was also booted from its base in Uzbekistan a couple years back.

On the plus side, Iran and Russia seem to like us more these days. Maybe our next military base can be in Bam.

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