With The Accent On "Tools"....
A few weeks ago, Senators McCain, Graham and Sununu visited our ally Kyrgyzstan to reaffirm our financial aid and support of human rights. In a press conference during their visit, Sununu said the following:
The officials that we met with were very clear that Kyrgyzstan intends to abide by its international and humanitarian obligations. They’ve signed agreements committing to their humanitarian and fair treatment of refugees. We emphasized the importance of their meeting those international commitments and expect and hope that that would be the case and have already provided some financial assistance to help them do just that.From a Reuters report today:
Kyrgyzstan's government warned on Saturday it would take tough new measures to crush unrest, after protesters angry at the exclusion of their candidate from elections briefly seized the main government building.Unless Madumarov was misquoted or was working on his routine for the next open-mike night at a Bishkek comedy club, there's only one word that could possibly describe this.
Hundreds forced their way through police lines into the building on Friday, before security forces ended the protest with tear gas and warning shots. Ministers were quick to depict the incident as a failed coup attempt by supporters of exiled former president Askar Akayev.
"We have been too shy to show force to the people. From now on, we will use force in a pretty tough way," Acting Deputy Prime Minister Adakhan Madumarov told a news conference, in response to a question from a German journalist.
"In your report, say hello to Germany so they send us democracy tools like water cannon and tear gas grenades."