The Kyrgyzstan Civil War

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<!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Current Result</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
• Kurmanbek Bakiyev's government resigns.
• Government replaced with a Social Democratic Government.
• Osh still supports Kurmanbek Bakiyev.
• Driving and Flying Border to Kazakhstan is blocked off.</div>

<!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>What Caused the war?</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
Long-term frustration has been building in Kyrgyzstan over the perceived corruption in the Bakiyev administration, as well as the country's poor economy and rise in utility rates.

In the days leading up to the war a number of Media stations in the country were shut down, following reports that considered being bad things to the president and his son, Maxim Bakiyev, who heads the new national Agency for Development, Investment, and Innovation in the country.The government soon began closing independent news outlets that reported on Gourevitch affair. Two newspaper companies in the country were shut down on March 18th. Radio Azattyk went off the air shortly afterward. The oppositional newspaper Forum was shut on March 31st, and the independent website Stan.tv had its equipment removed on April 1.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Kyrgyzstan on April 3rd, and protesters gathered outside the UN's headquarters in the capital of Bishkek to inform Ban Ki-moon of the media situation. A small group of protesters then moved to the center of town, but were stopped by police.

<!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>The Current Map So Far</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
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•<b>Bishkek</b>: Capital of the Social Democratic Government and have claimed to have control. Protesters still surround government HQ which has been ransacked and part of it was set on fire.
•<b>Osh</b>:The City that people believe Bakiyev to be in
•<b>Jalal-Abad</b>: Former President Bakiyev has a support base in the District.
•<b>Naryn</b>: Second day of the war. Was Invaded and was won, New opposition governor installed.
•<b>Talas</b>: Rebelion began on April 8th. Interior minister beaten up by protesters on April 7th who stormed polices HQ and installed new military.
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<!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>April 6th: The Heat Begins to Boil</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
The western city of Talas, over 1,000 protesters surrounded the government headquarters and briefly took two guards hostage. Police forces took the building in the early evening to quickly force out the protesters. The 2 opposition leaders, Omurbek Tekebayev and Almazbek Atambayev, were arrested.

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12 protesters were arrested outside the headquarters in Bishkek. Hundreds of protesters then Charged. Police tried to stop them using tear gas and stun grenades, but it was no good, and took control of two military vehicles and automatic weapons. The protest group, outnumbered the police by 3,000 rebels, then attacked towards the center of town and into capitol building. Where gunshots and stun grenades were thrown back and forward, and protesters were seen firring, The Rebels in Bishkek surrounded the government capitol, Police began using deadly gases, rifles, and stun grenades to disperse protesters. In the attempt to gain entrance to the presidential office, the rebels who drove two trucks into the gates of the capitol, at which point it was reported that the police started beating and shooting protesters with full ammunition. Reporters reported that over 300 protesters and riot police were wounded during the clashes, and at least forty-one protesters were killed. A state of emergency was made.

Later that day opposition leaders and demonstrators invaded the parliament building, led by the rebel leader Omurbek Tekebayev who had been arrested the day before but was released. The headquarters for Kyrgyzstan's main television broadcaster, was also taken over by protesters. After being off the air for part of the day, The station resumed transmission Wednesday evening featuring members of the rebels as well as human rights representatives. By late Wednesday rebels had announced the formation of a new Social Democratic government, and soon after reports came in that President Bakiyev has left Bishkek and flown to Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan.

In addition to Bishkek and Talas, Invasions by the Social Democrtatic Government were reported in other parts of the country including Naryn, and Tokmok, . There were also reports that the government of the Issyk-Kul region had been taken over by members of the Social Democratic party. There was an information blackout through out of the country.

There are conflicting reports about the fate of Moldomusa Kongantiyev. Some reports say he is being held hostage by rebels in Talas, while other reports say he has been hanged. The Kyrgyzstan Interior Ministry denied reports of his death, calling them "fictitious". There were also reports saying he was badly beaten but had survived. A reporter from Russia Today said he had witnessed protesters brutally beating the minister.

<!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>April 8th: It was only just the begining...</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
President Bakiyev, who was confirmed by the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Defense to be in his residence in Osh, has acknowledged that he currently has no power to influence events in the country, though he controls Osh, but he refuses to resign his position.
Even with the Social Democratic Government reporting that it is in control of the police and the army, residents in Bishkek began forming volunteer militias. Wearing white armbands, around a dozen men were signing up for the units outside the National Security Service headquarters in central Bishkek

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Thousands of mourners gathered in the main square of the capital, Bishkek, on Friday to remember those killed in Wednesday's violence.
Hundreds of people gathered in Bishkek at the scene of Wednesday's mass protests. A little shrine was set up by the main gates to the presidential office. Blood still stains the ground where the flowers were laid. People sat down for mass prayers. One mourner said that lots of young men had sacrificed their lives for the country and today they were being mourned.
Two days on, the situation in Kyrgyzstan is slowly getting back to normal. Many are referring to Wednesday's events as their own people's revolution. What they're hoping for most is that the new government will make better decisions, create more jobs and prioritise the nation's prosperity more than their own.
Chaos and uncertainty reign
Many of them blamed the deaths on Mr Bakiyev, who has fled to the south of the Central Asian country.
"Bakiyev must be tried and executed for all these crimes," said Fatima Imanaliyeva, whose two friends were killed when security forces opened fire on protesters.
"We will never forgive him. This is our revolution," she told Reuters news agency.
Another woman, Khatima Immamaliyeva, said she was grieving over the "real heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the future of Kyrgyzstan".
"Bakiyev must bear responsibility for the deaths," she said.
The interior ministry said the city was quiet overnight, "thanks to operations carried out by the police, soldiers and volunteer organisations".
It said "special means and gunfire" had been used to deter looters and rioters.

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<b>United Nations</b> Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint on Tuesday, and through a spokesperson said "while freedom of assembly is an essential element of any democratic society, the rule of law must be respected." On Wednesday he said he was "shocked" by the violence, and his spokesperson said the Secretary General "urgently appeals for dialogue and calm to avoid further bloodshed."
<b>European Union</b> High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton issued (8 April 2010) the Statement A 52/10, and European Union is in close touch with international partners in view of a shared approach to the new situation.
<b>Belarus</b> Spokesman for the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Andrei Savinykh expressed concern, adding that "street protests cannot be the means to settle disputes." He urged all parties to refrain from violence and resolve issues "in a legal manner".
<b>People's Republic of China</b> Foreign Ministry spokesman Jiang Yu said that China was "deeply concerned" by the situation and hoped that calm would be restored as soon as possible in the interests of regional peace and stability.
<b>Finland</b> Minister for Foreign Affairs (Finland) Alexander Stubb hosted a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze, and in the press conference both ministers addressed the situation in Kyrgystan.
<b>Georgia</b> Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Stubb hosted a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze, and in the press conference both ministers addressed the situation in Kyrgystan.
<b>Germany</b> - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle officially stated: "I am deeply shocked by the large number of people killed or injured during the recent clashes in Kyrgyzstan. I call on the authorities to do everything possible to prevent any further violence, plundering or bloodshed. The country must return as soon as possible to security and stability founded on the rule of law and democracy."
<b>Iran</b> - Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast, said Iran "wants the immediate restoration of domestic stability," and the prevention of the spread of insecurity to such a sensitive region of Central Asia.
<b>Kazakhstan </b>- As chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe , Secretary of State - Minister for Foreign Affairs Kanat Saudabayev held a conversation with the head of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry Kadyrbek Sarbaev, expressing concern and the hope that both parties would demonstrate "political will and wisdom in the joint resolution of their disagreements in the interests of the people of Kyrgyzstan". He also announced that the was ready to assist in dialogue.
<b>Russia</b> - Official statement by the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was issued on 7 April 2010. Andrei Nesterenko, the spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry, called for both sides to avoid violence, saying, "as we are interested in preserving political stability in a country that is friendly to us, we consider it important to resolve the issues raised by the current situation by legal means." Russian President Dmitry Medvedev urged both sides to prevent further human deaths and to restore governability of state. Vladimir Putin criticized Bakiev, but denied any Russia involvement stating, "Neither Russia nor your humble servant nor Russian officials have anything to do with these events". Medvedev also reportedly sent two companies of Russian troops to protect the Russian-leased air base Kant and the families of Russian servicemen..
<b>Tajikistan</b> - Tajikistan stated that it was concerned over the outbreak of violence, and expressed hopes that the conflict would be resolved within a legal framework. Tajik Foreign Ministry spokesperson Dawlat Nazriev stated that "Information we receive from the neighboring republic, with which Tajikistan has a nearly 1,000-kilometer border, can't leave the country's authorities undisturbed as our country has already experienced the effect of civil conflict. We hope the politicians and people of the friendly republic will show reason and restraint."
<b>United States</b> - On 7 April 2010 Assistant Secretary (of Department of State) Philip J. Crowley said, that USA is monitoring very closely the situation. Officials at the U.S. embassy in Bishkek said it is "deeply concerned" about the events in Talas and urged both sides to "show respect for the rule of law" and to "engage in talks to resolve differences in a peaceful, orderly and legal manner." Following news of Bakiyev's departure from the capital, a State Department spokesman said the U.S. still considers Bakiyev's government to be in power since they could not confirm reports that the opposition had seized control. Just outside Bishkek is the Transit Center at Manas, a large logistics base crucial to U.S. efforts in the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Following the outbreaks of violence in Bishkek, the center was temporarily closed.
The <b>Ukrainian</b> Foreign Ministry stated that Ukraine "urges all parties to stop the violence and resolve all the existing problems in a peaceful manner"

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About time, the Kyrgyz government is corrupt as fuck. Unfortunately, violence had to be the first step to independence. Next step our Uzbek people also have the strike back against the government. We had the same president for over 20 years.
 

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Westside said:
About time, the Kyrgyz government is corrupt as fuck. Unfortunately, violence had to be the first step to independence. Next step our Uzbek people also have the strike back against the government. We had the same president for over 20 years.
Pretty much 67% of the governments in Central Asia are corrupted as fuck....
 

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Hop2089 said:
You know this is pretty bad when Iran has a problem with any conflict.
QUOTE(NeSchn @ Apr 9 2010, 05:07 AM) I agree with Hop. It must be bad if Iran wants it stopped. I had no clue this was going on and I always watch the news. Pretty f'ed up, I hope they get over it soon.

Iran isn't a warmonger, if anything that is Israel's job.
 

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@Vidboy10 I do not think I have seen a government yet that has not had a fair level of backhand dealing. This being said there is a difference between backhand dealing and taking the piss.

Re Iran adding their word- I would perhaps argue it is not them weighing in that is rare but their opinions being relayed that is rare.
 

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No problem Dave!
I put a lot of effort into it.
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THIS WILL GET MESSY, THE CIA WILL GO IN.

the reason, the americans have been told to close there airbase & go.
that base is used to resupply them in afghanistan.

because of this possible outcome, russia has been flying paratroopers & probably special-forces into there airbase.

if this shit goes wrong, you could see russian military in open combat against cia & u.s. mercs or even uniform military in the middle of the country!
 
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