posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 09:50 PM
The question of who, if anyone, is behind this is an interesting one. On one hand, Akayev was something of a surprise winner back in 1990 and was a
pretty liberal communist. He was once quoted as saying that Adam Smith, not Karl Marx, had founded the real economic revolution. This could might not
make him the best friend for Putin's regressive policies.
From another angle, he was getting a bit authoritarian and may have been on his way to making America's list of people to overthrow. We certainly
have taken an interest in former Soviet states and others around Russia and especially Southern Asia.
Last but not least there is the domestic angle. There was widespread suspicion that he would either extend his rule beyond the constitutional term
limit (which expires this year) or that one of his children who were elected to office this year might replace him.
Almost everyone had some motive it seems.
The question for you all: Who dunnit?