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BBC Has Proof of Georgian War Crimes

Posted by smeddum on October 29, 2008

Oct. 29, 2008 Kommersant

BBC Has Proof of Georgian War Crimes
The British Broadcasting System has obtained evidence that Georgia used military force against civilians. BBC employees say witnesses saw Georgian forces firing on a residential building and on civilians fleeing to save themselves. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili denies those accusations. “War crime s were committed, but not by us,” he replied. He also noted Tbilisi is open to “comments of any kind and any investigations.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Bailing Out Georgia, No, not our Georgia – the other one!

Posted by smeddum on October 24, 2008

October 24, 2008
Bailing Out Georgia
No, not our Georgia – the other one!
By Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
The US government is sending $1 billion to “rebuild” Georgia – no, not the Georgia located in the southern United States, where home foreclosure rates are double the national average, but the one located in the Caucasus, along Russia’s southern frontier, where the President of the country launched a reckless invasion of a rebellious province, murdered thousands, and got his ass kicked by the rebels and their Russian protectors. Now we’re sending him a billion dollars – by way of a reward. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anyone for real politik?

Posted by smeddum on October 24, 2008

Anyone for real politik?
OCTOBER 23, 2008
October 21, 2008
BY Rodric Braithwaite GeorgianDaily

The discussion between David Miliband and a number of experts in last month’s Prospect centred on concepts that have formed the core of the British and western view of international affairs for the last two decades: liberal interventionism, universal values, multilateralism, globalisation, and ethical foreign policy.

But these ideas have lost plausibility as “the west,” their main champion, continues to suffer a loss of authority, not least as a result of the financial crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Did Saakashvili lie? The West begins to doubt Georgian leader

Posted by smeddum on October 13, 2008

While this article tries to muddy the waters, in its closing remarks, there is enough evidence to show that Georgia began this war. The shift in western opinion is significant.

09/15/2008

DID SAAKASHVILI LIE?
The West Begins to Doubt Georgian Leader

By SPIEGEL Staff
Five weeks after the war in the Caucasus the mood is shifting against Georgian President Saakashvili. Some Western intelligence reports have undermined Tbilisi’s version of events, and there are now calls on both sides of the Atlantic for an independent investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Embargo Russia? America Had Best Get A Clue

Posted by smeddum on October 8, 2008

Embargo Russia? America Had Best Get A Clue
08.10.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru URL: http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/106535-russia_america-0

The new mantra of the ruling American elites, of the heads of the two branches (Republican & Democrat) of the One Party Police State is to embargo Russia as punishment for Georgia’s war of aggression and extermination upon the Ossetian people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rebel Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher backs Russia over Georgia

Posted by smeddum on September 27, 2008

Rebel Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher backs Russia over Georgia
A rebel US Republican congressman has sided with Russia in its invasion of and brief war with Georgia, putting himself at odds with the Bush administration and politicians of both parties.

Telegraph

Dana Rohrabacher’s comments were played prominently on state-run Russian television bulletins
“The Russians were right; we’re wrong,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said at a hearing of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. Read the rest of this entry »

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Complaint Filed Over Health Effects of French Mobile Antenna

Posted by seumasach on September 20, 2008

 

Peter Sayer, IDG News Service

PC world

19th September

A French mobile phone company could face criminal charges for “administration of a harmful substance,” following a complaint by a family living near one of its base station transmitters.

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CSTO condemns Georgia’s actions in S.Ossetia, backs Russia

Posted by alfied on September 6, 2008

MOSCOW, September 5 (RIA Novosti) – Leaders of a post-Soviet regional security bloc have censured Georgia over its actions in South Ossetia and backed Moscow, the Russian president said Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Russia: A useful enemy in US polls

Posted by seumasach on September 3, 2008

Unfortunately for Obama, much more useful to McCain. Obama, remember, is the “peace candidate” and beating war drums will not strengthen his base. In addition his Brzezinski inspired anti-Russian programme is of the covert, Soros type. That agenda is now in shreds and McCain is leading the New Cold War.

Andrei Tsygankow

Asia Times

4th September, 2008

The United States presidential candidates increasingly present Russia as a threat in their campaigns. Republican Senator John McCain is clearly thriving on the recent Georgia-Russia war. Escalation in the Caucasus has been lobbied by McCain since at least 2003, and he is now exploiting the conflict to his full advantage.
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British and Soros Stooges in the Georgia Regime

Posted by seumasach on September 3, 2008

Aug. 11, 2008 (EIRNS)—The following press release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

Ongoing research has thus far identified the following British and Soros stooges in the current government of Georgia:
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SPIEGEL INTERVIEW WITH GERHARD SCHRÖDER: ‘Serious Mistakes by the West’

Posted by alfied on September 2, 2008

Spiegel Online International

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder discusses the war in the Caucasus, the possibility of Germany serving as an intermediary in the conflict and his belief in a constructive role for Russia Read the rest of this entry »

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