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South Ossetian Conflict Discuss the conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia.

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Georgian president admits starting military action.

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"We did start military action to take control of Tskhinvali and other unruly areas. But we took this difficult decision to fend off our territory from intervention and save the people who were dying. It was inevitable,"
http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/33939
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Umm, so what is new here?
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Compare with this:http://www.monstersandcritics.com/ne...e_war__Extra__
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I have to agree nothing new here pretty much what was reported in the US from the begining.
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But now he admittits it himself.
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I don't see anything new in what he admits. This is pretty much the same he has said from the beginning.
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He has said a lot of things.
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While I don't doubt that it is as they say -- because that's what's been said for months -- get something other than Russia Today for your sources in order for the source to have credibility.

Russia Today is not a news source All they are is a propaganda vehicle for Russia -- and they have Peter Lavelle -- whom I dislike intently.
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Look at BBC then http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7755459.stm
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While I don't doubt that it is as they say -- because that's what's been said for months -- get something other than Russia Today for your sources in order for the source to have credibility.

Russia Today is not a news source All they are is a propaganda vehicle for Russia -- and they have Peter Lavelle -- whom I dislike intently.
Well mail him and complain then.

And btw he is not alone, he got a mailing list thttp://groups.google.com/group/Untim...roup_on_Russiaoo.
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Well mail him and complain then.

And btw he is not alone, he got a mailing list thttp://groups.google.com/group/Untim...roup_on_Russiaoo.
I've commented on his "blogs" many times

He's an idiot and is also very argumentative - he instigates hostile responses because that gets him better reviews in Russia .
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But was you/he/them disproved or not? That is the important thing, a man can be a expert on a area but still be a idiot otherwise.
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November 27, 2008, 17:34
Motorcade shooting was a Georgian stunt - Poland
Poland has dismissed last week’s shooting incident involving the motorcade of the Georgian and Polish presidents as a stunt. Special services in Warsaw say the alleged attack near the South Ossetian border was a provocation staged by Georgians.

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But was you/he/them disproved or not? That is the important thing, a man can be a expert on a area but still be a idiot otherwise.
No -- it wasn't about "right or wrong" - it was about the way he said things -- he was choosing the most inflammatory way of getting his idea across -- when the EU was negotiating a cease fire in Georgia.

Instead of saying something like ' a solution has been reached " he would say "The EU blinked first" -- stupid things like that.. Those are things that inflame a situation rather than calm it down.

SO I just told him what I thought on his blog -- later he answered half heartedly saying he just wrote what he felt was right at the time -- so -- his opinion - vs my opinion -- he writes for Russia Today -- I don't
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But Kaiser, I am sure you don't really see that all the anti-Russia people not only write in this way, but worse, using open insults and jeers.
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