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Bush to make statement on Georgia (11:00 am)
AFP ^

Posted on 08/13/2008 7:38:32 AM PDT by maquiladora

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President George W. Bush spoke to Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili on Wednesday and will make remarks on the conflict between Georgia and Russia at 11:00 am (1500 GMT), the White House said.

Bush -- who spent the morning in the "Situation Room," his high-tech national security nerve center in the mansion's basement -- was to make his remarks in the Rose Garden outside his Oval Office.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice scrapped a planned morning press conference to deliver Washington's formal diplomatic answer to the bitter conflict and was expected to be at the president's side.

"The president will make a statement on Georgia later today," said spokeswoman Dana Perino, who declined to give details from Bush's talks with Saakashvili. An aide later said the remarks would be at 11:00 am.

It was not immediately clear what Bush would say, though Washington has been mulling diplomatic retaliation for Russia's operations in Georgia and has called an extraordinary meeting of NATO alliance foreign ministers next week.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bush; georgia; russia
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1 posted on 08/13/2008 7:38:32 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

btt


2 posted on 08/13/2008 7:38:55 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehrling

I recommend watching it on CNN, because FOX will be in commercial at the beginning.


3 posted on 08/13/2008 7:39:46 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Fox will cut to the latest missing teenager in Bermuda.
4 posted on 08/13/2008 7:41:02 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: 1rudeboy

BBC : Russia has just said it has shot down a Georgian “spy drone”.


5 posted on 08/13/2008 7:41:41 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora
Washington has been mulling diplomatic retaliation for Russia's operations in Georgia

If by diplomatic they mean extensive use of hellfire missiles, then good.

6 posted on 08/13/2008 7:41:45 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: maquiladora

“Mansion’s basement” — That’s a new one. I assume when Obama is there it’s going to be the home of the world’s moo-Saih. I bet an Obambi speech would would go like this, Good morning -— er, uh, erm, uh, ahhh, ummm ... Wait, I need to get something.

Ending it with the a hole salute.


7 posted on 08/13/2008 7:42:15 AM PDT by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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To: maquiladora

BUSH: How bout them Bulldogs!!


8 posted on 08/13/2008 7:43:23 AM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: Tarpon
Obama's speech.
We will begin bombing of Atlanta in five minutes. We will stop the Georgia from the rush in to the suburb of Saakashvili.
9 posted on 08/13/2008 7:46:16 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: 1rudeboy

I reommend watching it on C-Span. There won’t be any commercials or commentary while it is on.

If you can’t watch it on TV, you can see it live at www.c-span.org


10 posted on 08/13/2008 7:46:21 AM PDT by carenot (Proud member of The Flying Skillet Brigade)
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To: maquiladora

We have a prime example in this case of how being dependent on foreign oil screws us and others.
We use Russian oil.

What would we do better if we didn’t have to worry about a and that is feeding us? ...Just Saying!

I’m fed up with all this.
We need to get more oil dependent for “The Planet’s sake”.
We handicapped ourselves here.


11 posted on 08/13/2008 7:47:04 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

The above meant to say:

What would we do better if we didn’t have to worry about the hand that is feeding us oil?


12 posted on 08/13/2008 7:49:20 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: maquiladora

Update....Russia saying they’ve now shot down a second ‘spy drone’.


13 posted on 08/13/2008 7:49:49 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

Georgia has spy drones? I wonder if they where ours monitoring the situation, which may be what the speech is about?


14 posted on 08/13/2008 7:51:31 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: 1rudeboy
I recommend watching it on CNN, because FOX will be in commercial at the beginning.

Fox will be showing a car chase in east L.A. or the latest update on Caylee.

15 posted on 08/13/2008 7:52:15 AM PDT by am452 (In order to ensure the quality of your patriotism, your conversation may be monitored.)
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To: am452

Oh, come on, at least they got Steve Harrigan on the ground in a big time hurry when this went down.


16 posted on 08/13/2008 7:53:39 AM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: maquiladora
CNN..here I come.

sw

17 posted on 08/13/2008 7:54:24 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: maquiladora

11:15am now.


18 posted on 08/13/2008 7:56:29 AM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: Types_with_Fist

Please post info as it comes in...for those of us outside of the country.


19 posted on 08/13/2008 7:57:11 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: mnehrling
Georgia has spy drones? I wonder if they where ours monitoring the situation, which may be what the speech is about?

Indeed they do. Probably from Israel. In fact, here's a video of Russia shooting one down a few months back -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkX6K_G-9w

20 posted on 08/13/2008 7:57:17 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: mnehrling

Russia was upset a year or two back that Georgia had bought drones from Israel, IIRC.


21 posted on 08/13/2008 7:57:31 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: maquiladora

Streaming links for MS player

CNN Live
http://cnn-cnnlive-1-primary.wm.llnwd.net/cnn_cnnlive_1_primary

FoxNews Live
http://foxnews-stream1.wm.llnwd.net/foxnews_stream1

[These may or may not broadcast the statement of President Bush.]


22 posted on 08/13/2008 7:57:40 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Types_with_Fist

Pushed back a little due to situation on the ground changing rapidly.


23 posted on 08/13/2008 7:58:14 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: TomGuy

Whitehouse.gov also has a stream


26 posted on 08/13/2008 7:59:23 AM PDT by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: huldah1776

” Whitehouse.gov also has a stream “

Dialup and TV deprived, here — someone please keep us more unfortunate souls updated??

Please??


27 posted on 08/13/2008 8:00:56 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Sometimes I sets and thinks, and sometimes I jus' sets.........)
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To: A CA Guy

Well, I’m expecting no more than a Sternly Worded Note of Condemnation printed in Large and Decisive-Looking Characters, but perhaps I’ll be pleasantly surprised.


28 posted on 08/13/2008 8:01:53 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (America's never won a "war" unless the enemy was named using a proper noun.)
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To: All

On a conference call so please let us know what is happening.


29 posted on 08/13/2008 8:02:17 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: maquiladora

CSPAN 1 streaming link for MS Player. Copy and paste the following in the Open URL

mms://rx-wes-sea157.rbn.com/farm/pull/tx-rbn-sea001:1459/wmtencoder/cspan/cspan/wmlive/cspan1v.asf


30 posted on 08/13/2008 8:03:41 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mnehrling

I’m on a conf call too! Dang.


31 posted on 08/13/2008 8:05:59 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: 1rudeboy

I’ll take FNC over CNN any day of the week, thank you.


32 posted on 08/13/2008 8:06:20 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: Notary Sojac

The best thing that could happen IMO would be for some military folks from Georgia to slip into Russia and blow up some huge military complex up.
That my friend would make them think twice.

If they do that, they should also consider leaving a note behind saying “Compliments of Iran”.


33 posted on 08/13/2008 8:07:20 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: impeachedrapist

Is anyone listening to the reporters blabbing in the background?


34 posted on 08/13/2008 8:09:24 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: maquiladora

Whitehouse.gov stream link. Copy and paste the following into the Open URL for MsPlayer

mms://a404.l591344403.c5913.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/404/5913/v0001/reflector:44403


35 posted on 08/13/2008 8:10:36 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Thanks for the fox link. There was some interesting conversation going on on an open mic a minute ago.


36 posted on 08/13/2008 8:10:44 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Red Steel
Is anyone listening to the reporters blabbing in the background?

No. That's why the MSM is doomed.

37 posted on 08/13/2008 8:11:14 AM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: PGalt

Really? Tell, tell...


38 posted on 08/13/2008 8:11:43 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Red Steel
Damn CNN saying the president of Georgia is partly to blame because he will not tone down the rhetoric.
39 posted on 08/13/2008 8:11:53 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: PGalt

do tell


40 posted on 08/13/2008 8:11:56 AM PDT by a_screen_name
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To: LikeLight
Listening to Bush now. He sounds like he knows that there is jack that he can do. Depressing but true.

Using insist in diplo-speak.

41 posted on 08/13/2008 8:12:33 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (A citizen using a weapon to shoot a criminal is the ultimate act of independence from government.)
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To: mware

Dr Rice heading to France and they Georgia.


42 posted on 08/13/2008 8:13:09 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Centurion2000

Sending Condi...


43 posted on 08/13/2008 8:13:19 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: SE Mom

Why is Gates there I wonder?


44 posted on 08/13/2008 8:13:21 AM PDT by roses of sharon (SAVE YOUR GAS RECIEPTS, SEND TO PELOSI!)
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To: Uncle Ike

W, Rice and Gates.

W somber. Saying ‘ceasefire’ isn’t happening.

Sending Rice to see Sarkozy, then to Tlibisi.

Gates going on a humanitarian mission to Georgia. Supplies on way.


45 posted on 08/13/2008 8:13:47 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: maquiladora

wow ... military humanitarian mission using Air Force and Naval vessels are going to Georgia.


46 posted on 08/13/2008 8:14:15 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (A citizen using a weapon to shoot a criminal is the ultimate act of independence from government.)
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To: mnehrling

sending relief expects Russia to allow them to enter the regions.


47 posted on 08/13/2008 8:14:17 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Centurion2000

This is indeed depressing...and it is telling Russia that they can push the envelope and we will sit by and watch it. How far can they go before the US reacts.


48 posted on 08/13/2008 8:14:19 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: maquiladora

France attempts to negotiate.

Rice being sent to France.

Humanitarian suppies being sent, via NATO.

Expect Russia to honor commitment to allow humanitarian aid.

Expect all Russian forces to withdraw from Georgia.


49 posted on 08/13/2008 8:14:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: maquiladora
US Aircraft and Naval forces for “humanitarian supplies”. Hey Russia, go ahead and try to inspect the cargo!
50 posted on 08/13/2008 8:15:01 AM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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