March 24, 2005

SEND LAWYERS, GUNS, & VOWELS:

Opposition Takes Control of Kyrgyzstan (STEVE GUTTERMAN, 3/24/05, Associated Press) - President Askar Akayev fled Kyrgyzstan on Thursday after protesters stormed his headquarters, seized control of state television and rampaged through government offices, throwing computers and air conditioners out of windows.

A leading opponent of the Akayev regime, Felix Kulov, was freed from prison and praised the ``revolution made by the people.'' Kulov said Akayev had signed a letter of resignation, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported.

Members of the parliament that was in power before February's disputed election met Thursday night to discuss keeping order in the nation and conducting a new presidential vote, perhaps as early as May or June.

Sitting in Akayev's chair surrounded by supporters, opposition activist Ulan Shambetov praised the latest uprising to sweep a former Soviet republic.

``It's not the opposition that has seized power, it's the people who have taken power. The people. They have been fighting for so long against corruption, against that (Akayev) family,'' he said.
You knew that was coming when Vladimir Putin sided with the government. We should pay him to embrace Castro.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2005 1:14 PM
Comments

What technological idiots. You don't throw the computers out, you go thru the hard drives and see what you can find.

Posted by: jd watson at March 24, 2005 2:03 PM

If this were July, the air conditioners would still be there.

Posted by: jim hamlen at March 24, 2005 2:17 PM

I've been around, even to Timbuktu, but have yet to come across a single Kyrgyz. How do we know that this place actually exists?

Posted by: curt at March 24, 2005 2:27 PM

"Th sht hs ht th fn!"

Posted by: Rick T. at March 24, 2005 3:18 PM

Rick T: Buy a vowel from Vanna.

Posted by: AllenS at March 24, 2005 5:03 PM

Points to OJ for wit.

Posted by: Rick Perlstein at March 24, 2005 9:06 PM

Wow, that was funny when The Onion did it, like 10 years ago. Actually, the Kirghiz have more vowels that we English speakers do. "Y" is a vowel, dumbass.

Posted by: Karl at March 27, 2005 2:32 AM
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