The ‘Guardian’ reports that our “hype” fellow has managed to convince Kyrgystan to let the Americans continue to use the Manas airbase,(1) which is used to supply troops in Afghanistan. One wonders what brought about this u-turn by the government in Bishkent and there is evidence to suggest that Kyrgystan’s supposed move towards Moscow was in fact only a ploy, a ploy that ended in seeing the US agreeing to more than triple the rent it pays for the base from $17.4m (£10.6m) to $60m. Difficult to believe, however, that a government is willing to compromise on its sovereignty and effectively participate in an illegal war that sees innocents civilians killed on a daily basis for an amount of money that is substantially less than the amount that Real Madrid paid for the services of Christiano Ronaldo. It is, indeed a mad, mad, world!
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