Roza Otunbayeva, the new self-proclaimed leader of Kyrgyzstan, has warned the overthrown president Kurmanbek Bakiyev is plotting a comeback from the south of the Central Asian country amid fears of a civil war.
This could get dicey very quickly.
Russia has just stated that it supports the new government, and is about to negotiate financial aid to help get the country back on its feet.
If Kurmanbek Bakiyev decides to attempt some paramilitary countermeasures, we could see Russia literally coming to the defense of the new opposition government militarily.
The White House and State Department had better think very carefully about how they would respond to this scenario, in light of the large US base headquartered here in Manas.
And it was with former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev with whom the US signed the deal for that base.