March 25, 2005

Kyrgyz domino tips

After a keen little bust-up of a coup, VOA reports that "Key opposition figures in Kyrgyzstan are claiming control of the government the day after President Askar Akayev reportedly fled the country." The Roanoke Times puts it briefly: "After Georgia and Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan has undergone the third nonviolent popular uprising against post-Soviet authoritarian leaders by general populations demanding greater openness to democracy. A new, favorable variation on the old domino theory seems to be making progress."

Let them fall. I never believed I would live to see the Berlin wall come down until I saw it on TV.

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