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What ever happened with the Georgian/Russian Conflict?

Asked by TheBox193 (987 points ) November 12th, 2008
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charliecompany34's avatar

the presidential election.

news follows what is “news” and stories that “were” news are shelved hoping nobody asks. you just did, which means somewhere along the line a forgiving news editor will un-earth the old news (georgia) as a “follow-up” on the news that will be about 1 minute or less on the TV anchor desk.

news replaces news. if something tragic happens, it will actually push “president” news to the next item.

ArchaicLion's avatar

There are a few news agencies who have reported that Georgia invaded South Ossetia and Russia reacted, not Russia invading Georgia like the major-media was pushing. See http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/fs/53721.htm for some background information on the Georgia/South Ossetia relationship.

I’m neutral on all of it, I just think when people fail to tell only half of the story they make themselves look bad. In this case not mentioning the recent history of the area does seem deceitful.

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paradoxer's avatar

The story is still very much in the news in foreign countries, the U.S. media is too busy reporting about what kind of dog is going to get to be bothered with such trivialities as foreign affairs.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

The NY Times reported on it on Nov. 7, saying:
“Newly available accounts by independent military observers of the beginning of the war between Georgia and Russia this summer call into question the longstanding Georgian assertion that it was acting defensively against separatist and Russian aggression.

Instead, the accounts suggest that Georgia‚Äôs inexperienced military attacked the isolated separatist capital of Tskhinvali on Aug. 7 with indiscriminate artillery and rocket fire, exposing civilians, Russian peacekeepers and unarmed monitors to harm.”

Which becomes all the more interesting when you read about American troops training and equipping Georgian troops since at least 1992 and as recent as 2008.

It is also interesting to note that Georgia has 2000 troops in Iraq, which is the 3rd most, behind US and GB.

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