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  •  Funny thing about Uzbekistan (4.00)
    Timing is incredible, isn't it, that a bunch of folks would riot in two locations at nearly the same time.

    The guesstimated number of Uzbeks killed is at least that of the Russians killed by Chechnyan rebels during the assault on a school in Beslan.

    Did a journalist with Newsweek report anything sensitive about Uzbekistan, in spite of journalists being kicked out of the same?

    Or was this really about something else altogether?

    Like this: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7693664/site/newsweek/

    First, try to rally sentiment against Islam by encouraging anti-American rioting -- yielding increased enlistments and stronger patriotism at home.  Then disrupt Usbekistan for a two-fer: occupy it ostensibly to provide more stability for needed support infrastructure to quell Afghanistan, and annoy the hell out of Putin at the same time by threatening the stability of his not-a-democracy-to-neocons'-eyes.

    ???

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