Georgia On My Mind

September 16, 2008 by Richard Nadeau

The song “Georgia On My Mind” has been one of my favorites for many years. I have several versions of the song on CD. But lately it has been another Georgia on the far eastern shores of the Black Sea that I have been worried about. She does not bring me peace of mind.The worry […]

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U.S. Role in Georgia Crisis

August 20, 2008 by Staff

By Stephen Zunes / ZNET /August, 20 2008 Source: Foreign Policy in Focus The international condemnation of Russian aggression against Georgia — and the concomitant assaults by Abkhazians and South Ossetians against ethnic Georgians within their territories — is in large part appropriate. But the self-righteous posturing coming out of Washington should be tempered by […]

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Russia and Georgia : Proportion and Distortion

August 20, 2008 by Staff

By Michael Neumann / / August 20, 2008 It’s said that Russia’s response to Georgia’s attack on South Ossetia is disproportionate: we hear of “Western leaders anxiously watching for a withdrawal and puzzling over how to punish Moscow for what they called a disproportionate reaction to the Georgian offensive”. No one has asked whether […]

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Putin Is Not Hitler

August 14, 2008 by Staff

by Michael Dobbs / Washington Post / for the August 17, 2008 Sunday edition It did not take long for the “Putin is Hitler” analogies to start, following the eruption of the ugly little war between Russia and Georgia over the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia. A neo-conservative commentator, Robert Kagan, compared the Russian […]

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Developments in Georgia-Russia Conflict

August 14, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

Georgian Leader’s Overstated Claims Finally Challenged by U.S. Media & Government Unsubstaniated claims by Georgia President Mikhail Saakashvili on Wednesday, August 13th, are finally being recognized and challenged for what they are by U.S. media and the government. The Associated Press stated that Saakashvili’s false claim that the United States is readying to take over […]

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The Real Aggressor

August 13, 2008 by Staff

Georgian invasion of South Ossetia sets the stage for a wider war by Justin Raimondo / / Originally posted August 11, 2008 The anti-Russian bias of the Western media is really something to behold: “Russia Invades Georgia,” “Russia Attacks Georgia,” and variations thereof have been some of the choice headlines reporting events in the […]

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Ceasefire Holds Despite Wild Claims By Georgia’s Leader that Russian Troops Have Encircled Capital

August 13, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

Georgia Leader Tries to Incite West by Claiming Russian Forces Are Encircling the Capital of Georgia Trying to incite the U.S. and other Western nations, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili told CNN that Russian forces are moving towards the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, and trying to encircle the city. “The Russians are encroaching upon the capital. They […]

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Day-by-day: South Ossetia crisis

August 10, 2008 by Staff

BBC News / 14:20 GMT, Sunday, 10 August 2008 A day-by-day look at how the conflict involving Russia and Georgia over the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia is unfolding. SUNDAY 10 AUGUST Georgia says its forces have withdrawn from South Ossetia and that the Russians are fully in control in the region’s capital, Tskhinvali.But […]

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Hundreds die as Georgia war escalates

August 9, 2008 by Staff

Editor: Did you notice – those of you who still get the Union-Tribune – its anti-Russian bias this morning in the headline “Russian military strikes Georgia”(8/09/08)? Georgia actually began this current round of fighting with its own invasion of South Ossettia. The front page article in the U-T did not even mention that fact on […]

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Russia & Georgia Clash Over Break-away Region of South Ossetia On Olympics Opening Day

August 8, 2008 by Staff

By Fred Weir and Paul Rimple / The Christian Science Monitor / the August 9, 2008 edition MOSCOW; and Ergneti, Georgia – The diplomats may still be talking of peace, but from the front line deep inside the pro-Moscow breakaway republic of South Ossetia, a long-feared war between Russia and NATO-leaning Georgia appears to be […]

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