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Kyrgyzstan to close key U.S. base

The Kyrgyz government is planning to close a strategically important U.S. military base that Washington uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan, Russian media reported Tuesday.
A U.S. troop guards the main access checkpoint to the Manas Air Base on December 18, 2008.

A U.S. troop guards the main access checkpoint to the Manas Air Base on December 18, 2008.

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev said Tuesday at a news conference in Moscow that "all due procedures" were being initiated to close Manas Air Base, the Russian news agency RIA-Novosti reported.

The announcement was made after news reports of a multimillion-dollar aid package from Russia to Kyrgyzstan.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/03/kyrgyz.base/inde...



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I guess most of the world is tired of supporting terrorism....

I guess most of the world is tired of supporting terrorism even when it comes baring a BIG U.S. stamp!!!

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Looks like the US Govt bully

is reaping what it has sown. Looks like the "bully" is being ganged up on by those who he's intimidated.

The USA Empire is being

The USA Empire is being forced to scale down, and that is a good thing for all concerned. I hope the Kyrgyz government does not back down.

He's not gonna be happy

This does not fit in well with Obama's plan to escalate things in Afghanistan. Poor baby!

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One down

or two, if you count Ecuador.

How many more?

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