Akayev ordered troops not to fire

by Andy on 3/24/2005

This from CNN:

New York Times reporter Christopher Pala told CNN that government officials said Akayev had ordered troops not to use force against the protesters.

Pala added that Akayev had earlier fled the presidential office.

It’s important to remember, I think, that Akayev wasn’t some sort of insane dictator, like the Turkmenbashi. He may have been corrupt, but there were some limits beyond which he was probably not prepared to go.

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