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Two thousand people murdered, a half million left homeless—that’s the bottom line following a week of horrendous terrorist violence in Kyrgyzstan. The nation has given both the United States and the Russian Federation air bases on its soil, but are Obama and Medvedev prepared to do anything to help their ally? That’s one question that will face the two presidents when they hold their White House summit next week. At CNN, together with former Kyrgyz ambassador Baktybek Abdrisaev, I furnish a checklist of things that Russia and America could do together to help resolve this security crisis.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Number of British women killed last fall by lightning conducted through their underwire bras:
British women wear heels for fifty-one years on average, from the ages of twelve to sixty-three.
Thousands of employees of McDonald’s protested outside the company’s headquarters near Chicago, demanding their wages be increased to $15 per hour. “I can’t afford any shoes,” said one employee in attendance, “and I want Versace heels.”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”