i'd like to welcome former president bakiyev to kazakhstan.
it looks like all his "drown in blood" talk was just a negotiating tactic to get his family immunity from prosecution. and it looks like it didn't work, as kyrgyz security forces went after his brother as soon as the former president left the country. i guess after the new kyrgyz government stuck to their guns and insisted that the immunity-in-exchange for resignation offer was only for personal immunity of kurmanbek bakiyev, bakiyev blinked and just decided to save his own ass.
which means that the crisis just over the mountain may be over. i wonder if the border will reopen now.