Postcards And Update From Revolutionary Kyrgyzstan

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Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:23 | 292199 nonclaim
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it has largely disappeared from the mainstream media

They don't want to give the audience any ideas, so the spiral of silence begins in earnest.

 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:35 | 292217 b_thunder
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it's illegal to posess any firearms over there (except for the basic hunting rifles.)  imagine the same taking place in the States:  thousands of rednecks with their trucks, armed with AR-15s, sniper rifles, etc etc.

 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:48 | 292240 Augustus
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They would probably use the arms to insure that no one leaves NYC or Washington, DC.  Let the smart people figure out how to fish.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:53 | 292253 SWRichmond
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who you callin' a redneck, punk?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:28 | 292308 Crime of the Century
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It ain't the rednecks folks need to worry about. They won't be the ones assaulting neighborhoods.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 23:43 | 292599 JR
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+1000

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:44 | 292338 Species8472
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Lots and lots of non-rednecks have trucks and guns too.

 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:20 | 292368 Oracle of Kypseli
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I hope that by rednecks you mean the good old boys that will come and save our asses, when we get into trouble.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:00 | 292415 Village Idiot
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+1

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 23:51 | 292602 ZakuKommander
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Yeah, just like in Deliverance.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:16 | 292434 Dirtt
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Yeah! Who are you calling a redneck?  The pen is mightier than the sword but there is a reason the brilliant men who founded this country gave us the Second Amendment.  Because of as*holes like the ones we have Inside the Beltway and in state capitals.

Grab power at their peril.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:36 | 292455 dondonsurvelo
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I am hardly a redneck.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:38 | 292220 Groty
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First Iceland.  Then Greece.  Now Kyrgystan and Thailand.

 

And equity investors love social unrest.  Who knew?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:41 | 292225 holdinmyown
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Could this ever happen in the US, Europe, Japan?  Hopefully not but you can never tell what will happen when the currency is trashed.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:45 | 292232 Al Huxley
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If the provisional government isn't keen on maintaining a relationship with the US, then I imagine the provisional government will have to go.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:47 | 292235 Segestan
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Just wait until the US can no longer afford those 129 military installations around the world.Oh I know it all about money etc but the result will be the same.... Global politics is going feudal.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:21 | 292291 ZerOhead
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129 installations? Maybe in 1945.

We are currently up to 737 overseas bases now...

http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts11072007.html

(Looks like 'American' feudalism is going global!)

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:02 | 292352 Segestan
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Ya.. I should have said Nations not installations. But the point is the same , the terf battles will be eveywhere without the global police .. the US military.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:52 | 292251 chindit13
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I particularly enjoyed the CNBC/Steve Liesman soundtrack that accompanies the first photo:

"The retail revolution isn't just in Apple stores or Pier 1, it's sweeping the world.  Even in far away Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, retailers just can't keep anything on the shelf.  It's off to Osh, b'gosh!"

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:42 | 292389 velobabe
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is this evil?

Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan


Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:50 | 292398 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Well it appears not to be helping.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:32 | 292446 velobabe
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you need to go over to robo's page RIGHT NOW!

fight club†

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:48 | 292466 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Thanks for "just" the tip ;)

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:46 | 292464 hedgeless_horseman
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Here is a much better soundtrack for this photo album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmf7r_37eA&feature=related

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:55 | 292256 i.knoknot
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how quickly did this happen?, as in how long has this revolution been bubbling?

how quickly *could* this happen...? rules, what rules?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:20 | 292289 TheDuke
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This revolution has been brewing since about two years after the Tulip Revolution - it was clear to me in 2006 it was only a matter of time before the government was to be toppled.

Bakiev is corrupt to the core just like Akayev was. The tipping point was probably when he decided to close down independent media outlets and arrest opposition politicians.

Kyrgyz people are by and large lovely people but most are obviously fed up with the corruption and nepotism of the ruling elites.

I am concerned this may break out into a civil war if Bakiev does not go quietly. Culturally the north is different to the south and is physically separated by mountains. Bakiev has been forced to flee the capital Bishkek in the north to his homelands and the southern capital of Osh. I pray that this does not go the way of Tajikistan in the 90's.

Cannabis sativa is a native plant and can grow to six feet tall. Methinks it is time for a few Kyrgyz to smoke the peace pipe before things get out of hand.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:23 | 292300 ZerOhead
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Bongs away!

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 23:31 | 292433 Village Idiot
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Can't we just...all get a bong?  hat tip to the bumper sticker at my local head shop.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:57 | 292260 SWRichmond
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Russia is reestablishing security through border (buffer) states. 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:08 | 292274 velobabe
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don't think i understand your concealment remark. gun or the pm's. the dealer told me it was legal for me to buy the gold/silver. what do you think about the more expensive Panda's? i am so drawn to them. i look at them as art, but shouldn't right? art or bank, right†

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:15 | 292361 SWRichmond
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The concealed comment was about guns...

I tend to not buy higher-markup stuff, but you absolutely should appreciate / enjoy what you buy.  Coins have been an art form for thousands of years.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 23:29 | 292586 Neo-zero
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I like the panda's as well.  There harder to find in local shops where I do alot of my purchases, but I think worth it.  As there's a different image for every year and such a small minting if there is a confiscation I imagine you could make a case for them being a collectors item as opposed to a 1oz Eagle.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 02:21 | 292725 Gold...Bitches
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sorry, I believe those all count as bullion and would be taken under a similar confiscation today as happened with FDR.

 

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 08:45 | 292921 SWRichmond
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from my cold, dead hands

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:47 | 292341 caconhma
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Russia is playing with fire: they are also terribly corrupt and unstable.

Russian ruling regime understands very well they have two dreadful enemies:

  1. Their own people and
  2. China

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:10 | 292359 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Russia and China have agreements in which if one is attacked the other one will go to war WITH the attacked.  Iran is the third wheel in the agreement.  You are wrong on #2.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:54 | 292403 Stu
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Iran is not a member

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:50 | 292447 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Are you trying to get me on a technicality?  Because I said third wheel.   Iran is an "Observer", and they applied for "full membership" status in '08.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 00:35 | 292638 DoChenRollingBearing
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Although I am no expert, I assert that Russia, China and Iran are all scorpions in a bottle.  If the USA would just kindly mind its own business, those 3 will screw each other well enough such that we would have little to worry about.

In case I am wrong buy some more gold then.  Mr L. H. likely would agree!

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 00:36 | 292640 Shameful
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Nominally I agree, but they are currently looking at a common enemy.  Being that common enemy is not a great place.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 01:35 | 292692 JacksWastedLife
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USSR and Germany had a lot of agreements in 1941. =)

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:20 | 292262 velobabe
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wait a second that last photo with the red tile roofs. how do looters and protectors cause that kind of damage? looks like earthquake hit. i don't have any direct experience though, but are they dropping/firing bombs?

oh, after watching the slideshow it was probably caused by fire damage, huh?

Signatures on the walls inside the house:
Translation:
DIE MAXIM
MAXIM GO AWAY

Translation:There is no place for dirty Jews and for such as Maxim in Kyrgyzstan

Maxim is the president's son

this is cut and paste, i am not saying this-vb.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:18 | 292366 caconhma
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"There is no place for dirty Jews and for such as Maxim in Kyrgyzstan".

This is the sentence written on large placards hanging on the Presidential palace walls. This message is present on two different pictures.

Looks like Obama and his zionist masters got one more headache.


Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:42 | 292458 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Obama has many masters.  Some are Zionists, some are Dragon Beasts from the Planet Anu, where they live off of sprinkled donuts, grass seed, and virgin hearts.  They are from the solar system "We worship Power and Control, so keep using the DOELARR OR ELSE we will....we will....shoot the hostage!"

"But you have the gun pointed at your own head?" said the child in the back.

"SHUTUP and buy what we tell you to buy, and sleep when we tell you to sleep!"

So some are "Zionist", does it matter?  The pope is "Christian", and that mother fucker is as evil as they come!

If you want to get into symantics, they want control of "Isis-Ra-El" (Shit man look at the name, that ain't Jewish!  The name of the State is a combination of three Egyptian Gods!) because it lies directly between the largest land mass on earth.  IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION!  It has to do with control!

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:00 | 292265 Pure Evil
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Pffft! Of course it has disappeared from the Main Stream Media, you wouldn't want to give the serfs in this country any ideas, now would you.

 

Stalin - Man of Steel

Oppressing the Kulaks since 1917.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:16 | 292283 Shameful
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Wow your avatar is awesome!  But then I'm biased, Stalin = most evil man in history.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 01:52 | 292702 JacksWastedLife
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It was not possible to gain such enormous power as he got, alone without support of millions of selfish, uneducated, brain-damaged lower class people. They did the most evil routine acts, such as writing complains to police on people they hate or even dislike, blaming people as "the enemy of the folks" just because they themselves are jealous and envious and so on.

All the Gulag system was built with help and support of such "simple minds". The problem lies in mentality, which was shaped by genetic, environmental and social/cultural constraints.

Stalin was just a folks urge to create a new tsar to replace the executed one, because tsar and god is the most important parts of Russian mentality - they are whom to blame for all misery and disasters, instead of themselves.

The only hell on Earth is the people's ignorance. =)

 

 

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 11:22 | 293205 trichotil
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hmmm the tsar balks at a central bank and gets the deep six. next thing you know there's 60 million dead christians; churches defiled and burnt but sinagogs untouched. not coming to a history book near you. ready for another secret holocaust?

http://www.rense.com/general86/realholo.htm

 

 

 

 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:06 | 292271 carbonmutant
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"Medvedev also confirmed that Russia would be sending troops to Kyrgyzstan to protect Russians there."

Like they protected the Russians in Georgia last Year...

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