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Blood still flows after ceasefire
http://www.thesun.co.uk ^ | August 13, 2008 | NEIL SYSON

Posted on 08/13/2008 8:52:40 AM PDT by Maelstorm

The Sun witnessed the latest horror as a blood-splattered tot was rushed screaming to a shattered hospital in the gateway city of Gori.

It was 5pm — four hours after fighting should have stopped.

The one-year-old boy with an ugly head wound was carried from a police car.

With him was his uninjured sister, three — smeared with his blood.

Minutes later, a second cop car screeched to a halt. Inside was the children’s mother, in agony from gunshot wounds in her right shoulder and leg.

She was loaded on to a trolley.

After a brief examination all three were put into an ambulance and driven to the capital Tbilisi 40 miles away.

They had been ambushed a few hundred yards from the hospital as they drove through Gori’s almost-deserted streets.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: aggression; ceasefire; georgia; gori; russian; war
Here is the picture of the baby:
Horrors of war ... one-year old boy shot at hours after ceasefire
1 posted on 08/13/2008 8:52:40 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm
10th special forces group had advisor's over there prior to the invasion, they should turn them loose in Ossetia and let them wreak havoc on the russians with local partisans. Go asymmetric like the ragheads did in Iraq.
2 posted on 08/13/2008 9:01:50 AM PDT by FROST18E
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To: Maelstorm

re: blood-splattered tot was rushed screaming to a shattered hospital

Not always, but as a rule, the more a kid this age is crying the less injured they are. The really badly injured child is very still and quiet, not crying or just whimpering. Again, that’s not a concrete rule, but a good rule of thumb when confronted with an injured child.

Even so, you certainly don’t want to ignore the mechanism of injury and fail to carefully examine the child for injuries. Your best bet is the toddler who is screaming and thrashing around. Again, not a concrete rule, just an observation.


3 posted on 08/13/2008 9:05:37 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: FROST18E

Maybe the time has come to fight the Russians directly.


4 posted on 08/13/2008 9:09:35 AM PDT by SQUID
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To: SQUID

I am disgusted by the United States response. If ever a time to stand up this would be it. God have mercy on us.


5 posted on 08/13/2008 9:10:59 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: FROST18E

IMO we should drop about a thousand of those javelin missle systems in there. They would make junk out of those russian tanks and APCs.


6 posted on 08/13/2008 9:14:52 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: SQUID
A couple of thoughts:

Pres. Bush's statement this morning, flanked by the sec's of State and Defense are the first steps in that direction. The dispatch of a single C-17 aircraft is a trigger for further action. It says "Don't you want to think about this before you go any further?" The dispatch of the Sec. of State to Tbilisi is the second component. They are daring the Ruskies to try something while our leading diplomat is in the country. Then there is the direction for the Air Force and Navy to commence "humanitarian" aid immediately. They're saying to the Russians "OK, now it's getting serious."

7 posted on 08/13/2008 9:20:42 AM PDT by oneolcop
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
Well, what would you do? NATO? NATO was used against Serbs even though Croats and Bosnian Muslims were not members of NATO. So, not using NATO because Georgia isn't a member is nonsense.

Who cares about international law anyway? Nobody follows it. National sovereignty means nothing.

8 posted on 08/13/2008 9:23:08 AM PDT by SQUID
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To: SQUID

I say we arm the Chechnyans and help them on another Beslan.


9 posted on 08/13/2008 9:36:43 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Why shouldn’t the Russians stop Muslims?

We shouldn’t have to do this all by ourselves.


10 posted on 08/13/2008 9:43:22 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: jwparkerjr
There's not much blood given it looks like a head wound. I've done worse to myself knocking myself on the forehead with a 4X4 (jerking it as I was digging it out of the ground to see if it was loose yet. It was...)

Hopefully he just got hit with some glass or other fragments from something shattering impacting the exterior or windows. Still not good though, and I hope the world is paying close attention to how Russian acts match up with Russian words in the coming days. May God bless and protect the people of Georgia.

11 posted on 08/13/2008 9:46:28 AM PDT by Liberty1970
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To: Liberty1970
I'm sure they've been watching us for quite some time now and realize that we are pretty much unable to respond to any provocation. Even if we had the will to it would be hard for us to find enough troops to send anywhere.

But this is just good ol’ Soviet at its best.

My heart and prayers and go out to the people of this brave country! I am distressed that we have reached a point with our armed forces that we can't step up to the plate to put a stop to something as blatant as this aggression.

12 posted on 08/13/2008 10:34:15 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Sam Gamgee
Then you have to train them and there is no time for that. Someone has to get directly involved.
13 posted on 08/13/2008 10:36:37 AM PDT by SQUID
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To: oneolcop
Well, if Rice gets killed or the air force shot down, we better be ready for serious war as well. Possibly a world war.
14 posted on 08/13/2008 10:39:22 AM PDT by SQUID
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