Kyrgystan Rumblings

Watching the local news here ealier, and they had a lot of footage of the unrest in Kyrgyzstan. The Government opposition there has been trying to emulate the Orange Revolution in Ukraine by having their own "Tulip Revolution" in response to recent Parliamentary elections they claim were shady.

Footage looked like pretty rough stuff. Moltov cocktails being tossed about, cars tipped, even a few Govt. police getting the crap kicked out of them by demonstrators.

I had spoken with some NGO types towards the end of the Orange Revolution here, and they forwarned me about stuff like this happening out there. Guess they were right. It'll be interesting to see how the U.S. responds to this. We've got a ton of troops stationed there in support of Afghan operations. I think Kyrgyzstan is one of the few countries in the world that has both U.S. and Russian soldiers stationed on it's soil. Could get real dicey there.

Be sure to regularly check registan.net for updates on what's going on there. He's all over it, and I really haven't seen much coverage on happenings there in mainstream western media.