IHT/NYT: Drop Karimov

by Laurence on 5/30/2005 · 2 comments

This NYT editorial in today’s International Herald Tribune, titled China honors a friend, calls on the US to drop support for Uzbekistan, including military aid.

IMHO the NY Times’ recommended policy might be seen as a victory for terrorists (a campaign of bombings and riots in Uzbekistan leading to a US pullout), signalling a military and political defeat for America at very low cost to Osama Bin Laden as well as his Taliban and IMU supporters (a few hundred dead).


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Nathan May 30, 2005 at 10:34 am

If there was some evidence that Osama, the Taliban, and the IMU were involved them maybe I would find this slightly possible.

I don’t think we should disengage, but I also don’t think Uzbekistan should get away with dismissing economic dissatisfaction as a result of its policies as Islamic extremism without any evidence.

praktike May 30, 2005 at 12:26 pm

I don’t think so, Laurence. No attacks on Khanabad.

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