Friday, April 16, 2010
Coup Successful in Kyrgyzstan
President Bakiyev flees country, admist claims by the interim government officials that the president will be prosecuted for crimes on the day of the coup.
This declaration does not make sense. The president was protecting himself and government against a violent takeover.
Why didn't the opposition defeat President Bakiyev and his government in the next general election?
Why are democratic governments like the US and Canada relatively silent over the violent takeover of power, and even supporting the opposition and its interim government?
Kyrgyzstan is heading down a path which rewards coups. Not a good sign for a people's democracy.
Bakiyev Leaves Kyrgyzstan