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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 05:47 AM
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16. You keep hearing it because you keep repeating it
Edited on Sun May-15-05 06:23 AM by downstairsparts
Apply your rhetoric, geek tragedy, to enlighten us about the millions of our dollars Bush spends in our name promoting Democracy in Uzebekistan, for example.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,69...

On Friday night, the United States raised fears that members of a 'terrorist group' may have been released from prison during the riots, but urged both sides to show restraint. The former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, who claims that he lost his job for exposing the human rights abuses of the US's new ally in the war on terror, said the Islamic elements in the Andijan crowds were moderate - 'more Turkey than Taliban'.

He added: 'This has really blown up in the US's faces. When will the US and UK call for fair, free and early elections in Uzbekistan?'

America gives $10 million a year in aid to the Uzbek security services and police, agencies which it says indulge in torture as a 'routine investigation technique'. Murray said: 'The US will claim that they are teaching the Uzbeks less repressive interrogation techniques, but that is basically not true.

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Russian state television carried comments from politicians and analysts, saying the unrest was a 'green revolution' - a suggestion that it was an Islamic fundamentalist revolt. A junior foreign minister said the unrest was caused by 'the weakness of the authorities, social problems and the influence of extremist groups'.



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