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    Default Kyrgyz government votes to end lease for Manas

    From Stars and Stripes:

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- Kyrgyzstan has voted to end the United States' lease on an airbase key to supplying military operations in nearby Afghanistan.

    Lawmakers in the mountainous Central Asian republic voted 91-5 Thursday in favor of ending the agreement in June 2014 to lease the Manas Transit Center. The bill will come into force when it is signed by President Almazbek Atambayev, who has repeatedly pledged to end the lease.

    The move comes despite U.S. expectations that the base would remain in exchange for higher rent. The United States pays $60 million annually for the base.

    Some U.S. troops moving in and out of Afghanistan travel through Manas. Large numbers of troops are set to flow through the facility as part of the withdrawal of most international troops next year.


    Link: http://www.stripes.com/news/kyrgyzst...rbase-1.226740

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    Default Re: Kyrgyz government votes to end lease for Manas

    They pulled this crap back in '09 too. Since we're pulling out of Afghanistan I think we should tell them where to stick it this time instead of simply doubling the amount of the lease.
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    I seee $60 million we can save for other projects back home. Shut it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFScott View Post

    Lawmakers in the mountainous Central Asian republic voted 91-5 Thursday in favor of ending the agreement in June 2014 to lease the Manas Transit Center. The bill will come into force when it is signed by President Almazbek Atambayev, who has repeatedly pledged to end the lease.
    As an American, I find these numbers astonishing, regardless of the topic... and that's kind of sad.

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    Default Re: Kyrgyz government votes to end lease for Manas

    If we leave we need to restore that property back to its pre- 9/11 condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAPS, USAF (ret) View Post
    If we leave we need to restore that property back to its pre- 9/11 condition.
    I'm sure we can find some trash and empty vodka bottles to scatter around.

    The rest of the base isn't exactly in pristine condition. Nor is the country, for that matter. I'm not saying we shouldn't clean up after ourselves, mind.
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    Default Re: Kyrgyz government votes to end lease for Manas

    no matter how good we are to people.. this is what we get.

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    Default Re: Kyrgyz government votes to end lease for Manas

    And all those charitable activities to build rapport with the local population......hmmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OtisRNeedleman View Post
    And all those charitable activities to build rapport with the local population......hmmmm....
    By which you mean a donation to the local Family Planning clinic? Sorry folks. Someone was going to do it.

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    Default Re: Kyrgyz government votes to end lease for Manas

    Take our money, and our jobs and get home. Fine by me. Ill miss that big boobed redhead that worked in the north face store though.

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