Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The real story about that Georgia/Russia war

It's apparently pretty much just the opposite of what you've been told by the media. Michael J. Totten investigated and verified The Truth About Russia in Georgia. You'll be amazed how badly wrong the reports on the whole deal actually are.
  • TBILISI, GEORGIA – Virtually everyone believes Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili foolishly provoked a Russian invasion on August 7, 2008, when he sent troops into the breakaway district of South Ossetia. “The warfare began Aug. 7 when Georgia launched a barrage targeting South Ossetia,” the Associated Press reported over the weekend in typical fashion.

    Virtually everyone is wrong. Georgia didn't start it on August 7, nor on any other date. The South Ossetian militia started it on August 6 when its fighters fired on Georgian peacekeepers and Georgian villages with weapons banned by the agreement hammered out between the two sides in 1994. At the same time, the Russian military sent its invasion force bearing down on Georgia from the north side of the Caucasus Mountains on the Russian side of the border through the Roki tunnel and into Georgia. This happened before Saakashvili sent additional troops to South Ossetia and allegedly started the war.

And, for more on this also see Redstate's BatMasterson and his Russian Journalist Oleg Panfilov "Putin is solely responsible. Saakashvili had no choice" : Kremlin Stooge Kokoity Started War

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