May 17, 2007

More Trouble for Manas Airbase

"The December 6, 2006, killing of Kyrgyz truck driver Alexander Ivanov by U.S. soldier Zachary Hatfield continues to fuel Kyrgyz public anger toward the U.S. military base in Kyrgyzstan. Hatfield left Kyrgyzstan on March 22 despite the Kyrgyz government’s appeal to keep the soldier on Kyrgyz territory until the legal investigation into the shooting is completed. Although the Kyrgyz prosecutor-general closed Ivanov’s case on May 7, local civil society groups continue to loudly call for evaluating the incident within the broader framework of Kyrgyz-U.S. military cooperation (Jamestown)."

Eternal Remont readers will remember the 'victim' here was a world champion knife thrower, who unwisly, took a knife to a gun fight....Still, the Manas base keeps bringing famlies together.

1 comment:

Ern said...

I love you for reminding me of my favorite Sean Connery line from The Untouchables.