You really can't argue – Georgia started it

With the bluster still ongoing

Mikhail Gorbachev was on the ever luv-er-ly Larry King Live Show explaining the current spat – what we must look at is the facts and those facts are that Georgia attacked Russians first.

OK – you could say that this was all school-yardish – but Russians were killed by Georgians. Did Georgia think that the whole of Europe would come to her aid? May be – but this hasn’t and won’t happen. You may get a limited number of European peace-keepers in Georgia – but, personally I think this will slow down the rate at which Georgia and others come into NATO.

NATO doesn’t want to go to war.

Gorbachev told CNN’s Larry King that Russia moved additional forces into South Ossetia in response to “devastation” in the South Ossetia city of Tskhinvali.

“This was the use of sophisticated weapons against a small town, against a sleeping people. This was a barbaric assault,” said Gorbachev, the last president of the former Soviet Union.

Argue the pro’s and con’s – but it still comes down to who started the whole thing and – do take into account that Russia doesn’t really take prisoners – it was obvious that Russia would retaliate.

So why start it in the first place? The whole region is now regarded as unsafe – and more of this will drag other nations into a conflict that no one really wanted.

The US can baulk as much as she likes, even being a friend of Georgia, but unless the US is willing to send combat troops in (Don’t mention that to John McCain) the US has to stick to diplomacy.

Gorbachev: Georgia started conflict in S. Ossetia –


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0 Responses to You really can't argue – Georgia started it

  1. leapsecond says:

    Thanks for repeating what I said two days ago. But yes, finally (more voices) hear that it’s Georgia’s fault, not Russia’s. Georgia was probably told to start this to distract the media from Operation Brimstone.

  2. Will Rhodes says:

    You could be right, Brett!

  3. leapsecond says:

    Read that article I linked. Hell, if you haven’t already, subscribe to Dandelion Salad. One of my favorite political blogs.

  4. Al says:

    No one talks about Osetia’s interest here… I am not talking about the North or South Osetia. I am talking about the whole Osetia. Russia and Georgia are equal occupiers. Who cares who started what. They both claim other nation’s lives, use them a as bate. Neither has Osetia’s interest in mind… Dirty bloody politics as usual, especially for Russia who lost any right to even use retoric about defending civilians agains genocide after it perpetrated genocide in Chechnia and many other regions.

  5. namrepus4 says:

    I feel sorry for Gorby. He lives in Russia. Of course, he’s scared. What is he going to do? Say that his own country is wrong, say that Goliath is really on the defensive from the offensive little tiny mite, David. Hey, a good defense is a good offence: of course, Georgia started it, so little innocent Russia wink wink nudge nudge has to mount a defense by taking over 1/3 of Georgia. Maybe they’re looking for WMD’s. Russia is going to take over Georgia; who’s going to stop them. Would you stop if people were shouting at you to stop, but did little else. The UN is useless. The Georgian president is looking for US intervention because Russia is rolling its tanks right to his front door.

  6. leapsecond says:

    namrepus4: That’s a preposterous statement. The Georgians launched a preemptive strike against the separatist Ossetians as a way of making peace. I don’t know of any nation that claims peace in its territory by hitting them with tanks and artillery. The Russians, who have close ties with the Ossetians, took offense and decided to try to “restore order” in Ossetia (we know now that they’ve gone far beyond that).

    Think about it: Georgia betrayed the Russian, Ossetian, and Georgian peacekeeping troops in South Ossetia. They deserved to get hit back.

  7. ac23 says:

    Thanks for bringing more truth out to inform the public!

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