26
Aug
08

What really happened in Georgia

That’s Asian Georgia. Someone notify Sky News.

Michael Totten has an excellent roundup on what happened. It’s a very long read, but if you want to stay informed, Totten is great about going places and doing independent reporting and photojournalism.

An excerpt:

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.

This leads to my next post on the influence of the media and how it’s impacting the world.


2 Responses to “What really happened in Georgia”


  1. August 27, 2008 at 11:26 am

    There is still no compelling US interest in Georgia over which we should send troops.


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