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    Sheesh Mikey ... read the damn article will ya.
    It's all about the money ... always will be in this world where capitalism is the universal constant.
     
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    From an equally biased source..

    Aram Roston: Kyrgyzstan: Bush-era Deal with a Central Asian Ruler May Come Back to Haunt Afghan Campaign


     
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    The Russians are giving them something like $2 Billion. So if the US wants to give them $2.5 Billion, then you'll get yourselves a base maybe. I say maybe, cuz after the Georgia invasion, do you think a country in that region wants to disappoint the Ruskies? Probably not.
     
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    Maybe the Khyrgs can get Scott Borris to be their agent in the bidding war. If they play the Reds against the Yankees who knows how high the bidding will go?
     
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    WHEW!
    That was close!

    U.S., Kyrgyzstan reach deal on air base - South and Central Asia- msnbc.com

    U.S. forces in February had been ordered out of the Manas air base by a presidential decree that stunned Washington and drew suspicion that Kyrgyzstan was acting under the influence of Russia, which staunchly opposes Western military presence near its borders. Russia also has a base in Kyrgyzstan.

    But the deal approved Tuesday by a Kyrgyz parliamentary committee apparently would allow the American base to remain open and continue to be used by U.S. forces to transport weaponry and ammunition. That should provide a much-needed boost as the U.S.-led coalition ramps up its military operations against Taliban and al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan.



    "The deal's biggest change is likely to be the cost — more than three times the current $17.4 million annual rent for the base. ..."



    We musta had Scott Burris as an agent.
     

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