Russia Vs Georgia..a widening crisis!

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  1. AssassinsMace
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    Here's something that was posted over at CMF.

     
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    I found a very comprehensive article here
    One of the best analysis what I read a long time ago.

     
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    Here is the second part:

     
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    Does anyone know the order of battle of the russian forces now? I assume its elements of the 58th army, but if anyone knows.....
     
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    I guess "experience" doesn't check and balance good ole geo-politcal bias.

     
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    Surprise, surprise, Georgia attacked Russia first?

    Is there anybody on this borad who doesn't know that yet? Actually, I can name a few who will never admit to this reality...
     
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    Now now, reality is lesson enough, gloating is not constructive.
     
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    Indeed, this thread has seen a lot of disinformation from different sources who clearly have a biased agenda.

    Finally an article that supports what I've been trying to convince my friends over the last months: If you don't trust the Russians, then surely not trust the Georgians. Both have trouble presenting a somewhat objective view. As the Georgian president Saakashvili compares Putin to Hitler and Russia's intervention to Germany's invasion of Poland, it says alot about the propaganda-soaked, reality-distant rhetoric of Georgian leaders.

    To my dismay, this fact does not seem to have been acknowledged by at least the Norwegian media. During the war, you could only hear statements from Georgian officials here, ranging from Saakashvili to junior cabinet members and army officials, while from the Russian side you heard nothing, aside from the occasional remark from Putin.

    Anyway, the aftermath of this war should be the perfect occasion for the Western media to learn not to jump the gun and try to examine both sides of an issue, even when it comes to a conflict between a western-friendly country and a "power-hungry" bear. Will be interesting to see the judgements of the International Court of Justice next year. I've read both the Russians and the Georgians are pleading cases related to the conflict.
     
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    Nothing's going to change. The media elite is drunk with power. They are less likely to admit they were wrong. Just look at the Tibet riots March 2008. By Western eyewitness accounts alone, Tibetans started the violence with the killing of innocent people. Yet they continue with the unfounded version the media elite put out to the public initially even when netziens displayed the blatant errors in their reporting.
     
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    I think BBC actually apologized for its coverage on that situation. I don't see any other media following suit though
     
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