Saturday, August 27, 2005

Uzbekistan parliament backs move to evict US

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Uzbekistan's upper house of parliament yesterday backed the government's decision to evict US troops from their base in the Central Asian nation, dealing a blow to US interests in the region.
The unanimous vote by 93 Senate members present at the session reflects the souring of relations with the United States since Washington criticized a bloody government crackdown on unrest in eastern Uzbekistan.

President Islam Karimov's government said July 29 that the United States had six months to vacate the Karshi-Khanabad Air Base in the country's south, one of two set up in the former Soviet Central Asia to support operations in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Uzbekistan has denied ordering the US withdrawal because the United States criticized the May crackdown on unarmed demonstrators in the eastern city of Andijan. The United States joined international demands for an independent investigation into the violence, which Karimov's government has rejected.

Uzbekistan is a perfect example of how the hawks control the Agenda

just take look at this report from the US state department Here on the terrible record of the Uzbek government , this report as you may imagine holds back on many of the accusations made by other governments and human rights groups on the country

but still if they are willing to let you put troops there then , guess what , we call them a friend

now , dont hold your breath , but how long will it be before the US administration recovers from amnesia and suddenly remembers that this is a sick sick country that should be condemmed not befriended , not long i say , not now the US has nothing to gain from them anymore

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