Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Valley Of Blood

Via BBC, Nepal Maoist clash leaves 23 dead

Via Stratfor, High Noon in Nepal, India to the Rescue?

The government of Nepalese King Gyanendra cracked down Jan. 19 on Nepal's political parties, which had planed a Jan. 20 rally against the royalist regime, a move quickly drawing India's ire. The stage is now set for a Jan. 20 showdown between Nepal's increasingly agitated political parties and government security forces -- a showdown that could result in swift action by New Delhi to restore democracy to the troubled mountain kingdom.

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