This country is slightly smaller than South Dakota.
This country’s claim to fame is that it has the world’s largest natural-growth walnut forest.
Yet, this country had the cajones today to tell the U.S. it has 6 months to get the hell off their base at Manas. Manas is a major supply line for the effort in Afghanistan. Sec. of State Clinton has said that talks are still underway to try to negotiate with Kyrgyzstan to renew the “lease” on the base, but who knows how productive that will be? I dunno if Russian cash was involved – I’ve heard rumors of $2 billion in aid promised to K-Stan by Moscow, but of course, no one will actually come out and say that the money and the decision are linked. They are just “coincidences” I guess.
So what now for the U.S.? This comes at a rather interesting time for the Afghanistan effort, seeming that Obama just ordered another 17,000 troops to make their way over there.
Is this a real issue or is this just Russia testing Hillary’s Sec. of State muscle?