(Image: Ready for takeoff at the US Air Force base in Kyrgyzstan.)"Kyrgyzstan's president has said his government is closing a key US air base on its territory.
Kurmanbek Bakiyev made the announcement in Moscow, where he was promised more than $2bn (£1.4bn) in aid by Russia. "
Looks like someone just defected to the Soviet Union!
After the US-NATO backed Georgian invasion of Ossetia, the diplomatic quasi-war between the US and Russia persists. The 90s were notable for the encirclement of Russia; but the 00s have seen a Russian fightback of sorts, culminating in the Russian military response to Georgia's aggression.
As an aside, the Western media coverage of this conflict, compared to the hard fact that Georgia struck first, was what ultimately caused me to realise that even the BBC was not a reliable news source. Thanks, globalist firestarters, for helping wake me up!
The closure will also affect US operations in Afghanistan.
But the real blow is to the American neo-con geopolitical objectives.