There is something approaching pathetic about President Obama celebrating an “unprecedented” reduction in nuclear weapons by Russia and the U.S. at the same time that a Russian facilitated coup in Kyrgyzstan puts pressure on a major U.S. base for its war in Afganistan centred in Kyryzstan…. It seems like U.S. amateur hour.
At a time when there is so much turmoil, Obama’s lack of experience and leadership for the Western world (quite apart from his hostility towards Israel) is very worrying.
Where there’s a land, there are Jews, so for a useful map of Kyrgyzstan and a review of the Jewish presence, see here. Also a current update from the ORT Jewish school in the capital city Bishkek and more on the politics including Jewish life there.