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Originally posted by ghostsoldier
Yet the hypocracy of the US is as usual, just sickening!
I only hope that an anti US imperialist regime emerges from this Uzbek revolt. It would weaken the US war machine in the region and the US would lose valuable gold and oil markets.
I would much prefer a Taliban style Islamist regime in Uzbekistan than some 'lets accomodate with the US/global economy 'democracy'!!!
Originally posted by benign
If these reports are true this is worse than tienamen square...
Also worth mentioning, this was not a group of student protestors, this was the citizens of the entire country, women, children, men, and the elderly giving their lives.
This seems like it wasn't really orchestrated, more provoked than anything else. It will be interesting to see how the United States spins this around.
Interfax: Kazakh president defends Uzbek govt actions during riots
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Thursday stood up for the Uzbek authorities' violent suppression of riots in Andizhan in May, saying that "terrorism and murder" must not be lumped together with "human rights and freedoms" and that the crisis was "an internal matter" of Uzbekistan anyway.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting - Andijan: A Policeman’s Account
Senior officer says “thousands” killed and their bodies systematically concealed.
The officer approached IWPR with his story, saying he and many of his fellow officers on the city force were shocked at the order to open fire on crowds of protestors, and were ashamed at the outcome.
The officer, who holds a high position on the Andijan force, has not been named or his post identified in this report as he fears he would suffer immediate reprisals.
“I’m taking a bigger risk than you,” the policeman told IWPR’s contributor as the interview got under way. “But I can’t remain silent.”
Claiming that 4,500 people may have died that day – a figure far higher than estimates by human rights activists which run into several hundred, let alone the government’s data which suggest about 170 dead – the policeman detailed how security forces carried out the assault.
“A minimum of four and a half thousand people were killed in the suppression of this rebellion,” he said.
Originally posted by Phugedaboudet
I'm creating a new "drinking game"
Anytime on ATS, when there's an article of any unrest anywhere in the world, that someone pipes up with a response tailored to make the US look responsible, you have to drink a shot of whiskey.
I'd be sooo drunk after any two articles.
Originally posted by Aelita
What does "Vladdy" have to do with it? There are US military bases there, so the question is what's gonna happen in that regard.
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
(1928-1967) Latin American Revolutionary
If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.