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Offline pBluescript

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Events in Georgia
« on: August 27, 2008, 01:49:19 am »
Any thoughts or comments on what is going on in the Caucasus?

Seems to me that it was pretty stupid of Georgia to decide to roll troops in the the regions to begin with.
Not surprising that Russia responded by rolling in tanks and artillary and kicking them out.

Now the two breakaway republics have decided to go independent (which is what they wanted to do in the first place) and Russia is supporting them.

US and EU can bitch all they want, but I don't think they can do a damn thing about it.
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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 01:52:27 am »
You are late.

Get on with the program.
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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008, 02:32:38 am »
Well pffft.

Don't see it mentioned here on the board.
Excuse me for trying to bring some topical events for discussion.
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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 12:13:26 pm »
I think it's a bit laughably hypocritical of the US considering recent form to protest about this...

The more I read about events like this the less motivated I am to find out what actually happened: half the time you have to sift through 10 different points of view.

And, lol: McCain cares so much he sent his wife there. What for? Fuck knows. :D
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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008, 12:17:04 pm »
I hear the tanks are closing in on Savannah now. And Dubya isn't doing a thing.
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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 12:21:14 pm »
Ruskis out of USA!

NATO should send in troops to liberate Georgian soil from the hands of the Warmongers of the East.
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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008, 01:26:59 pm »
The sad part about this all is that the U.S's international cred is so shit, that they almost completely invalidate any legitimate argument about what RUssia is doing by saying anything at all. It's hard not to laugh when hearing Bush call for Russia to stop their illegal invasion of a sovereign country considering the last 8 years.  The Russian's excuse for invading is far more logical than the one the U.S used.
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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 06:53:01 pm »
The sad part about this all is that the U.S's international cred is so shit, that they almost completely invalidate any legitimate argument about what RUssia is doing by saying anything at all. It's hard not to laugh when hearing Bush call for Russia to stop their illegal invasion of a sovereign country considering the last 8 years.  The Russian's excuse for invading is far more logical than the one the U.S used.

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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008, 07:23:46 pm »
The sad part about this all is that the U.S's international cred is so shit, that they almost completely invalidate any legitimate argument about what RUssia is doing by saying anything at all. It's hard not to laugh when hearing Bush call for Russia to stop their illegal invasion of a sovereign country considering the last 8 years.  The Russian's excuse for invading is far more logical than the one the U.S used.


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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2008, 01:09:21 am »
The sad part about this all is that the U.S's international cred is so shit, that they almost completely invalidate any legitimate argument about what RUssia is doing by saying anything at all. It's hard not to laugh when hearing Bush call for Russia to stop their illegal invasion of a sovereign country considering the last 8 years.  The Russian's excuse for invading is far more logical than the one the U.S used.

Agreed. I've heard American commentators saying "Someone shold tell Russia that in this day an age you cant get away with invading another foreign nation, in Europe".

I found the conflict a fascinating post-cold war event. Russia slapped Georgia around a little for behaving a bit stupid.

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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2008, 02:22:20 am »
Georgia were in the right! May have been stupid but certainly right.
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Re: Events in Georgia
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008, 05:10:47 pm »
Agreed. I've heard American commentators saying "Someone shold tell Russia that in this day an age you cant get away with invading another foreign nation, in Europe".
It wasn't a commentator, it was the US ambassador to the UN...
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