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Georgia: Too Soon to Celebrate?
Newsweek ^ | Aug 13, 2008 | Anna Nemtsova

Posted on 08/13/2008 6:40:11 PM PDT by dila813

TBILISI, Georgia-As news spread that the presidents of Georgia and Russia had agreed on a French-brokered cease-fire to the fighting that began last week, the capital of Tbilisi erupted in celebration. Thousands of people crammed onto Rustaverli avenue, and young Georgians, wrapped in white banners reading "Stop Russia," gathered in front of the Parliament building for a rally that lasted until early this morning. Some held candles; others carried Georgian and EU flags that had been handed out on the spot. When leaders of Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Georgia appeared before the crowd, the people chanted, "Sakartvelo!," an old name for Georgia. Each leader expressed understanding and promised full support for Georgia. "You have the right to freedom and independence. We are here to demonstrate our solidarity," Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko said. With constant fear of bombardment as the war approached their city, most of the crowd had been awake for hours on end. Photographer Tomari Bolkvadze, 26, and her husband Alexandre Katsiadze, 26, an architect, said they hadn't slept much during the last four days. "We did not want the war, we did not want to kill Ossetian people," Bolkvadze said. "To stop the war now, we pray for the EU to help us." The couple said they grieved for the young men of their age dying at the front, and for the Western journalists killed and wounded in a bomb explosion minutes before Russia's president announced the cease-fire. Many people at the rally expressed doubt that a cease-fire would last. "Conflict with Russia is like a disease we have," said Georgy Pakhviashvili, 25.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: ceasefire; geopolitics; georgia; war
This was a ruse, prepare for Georgia to be crushed.

The Russians will say on the initial refusal of Georgia to their terms, we tried and they didn’t want peace.

After all, this is the Russian way.

If anyone thinks this is over, you will be sorely mistaken.

Think about it, how can they allow outsiders to pick over their actions in Georgia, there is too much terrible evidence.

Raping Women, etc.. Georgia is done. They are using this to reduce the resistance as much as possible on their way to the capital.

You wait, they will have the President of Georgia in Moscow within a month if he doesn’t commit suicide. And if you think he is going to the US Embassy, the Russians are making sure he doesn’t get there.

If I was them, get ready to defend yourself rather than patting yourselves on the back.

The Russians are quietly laughing to themselves.

I hate them.

1 posted on 08/13/2008 6:40:11 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813

never trust (ras)putin. he is a devil

2 posted on 08/13/2008 6:41:18 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: dila813

They are to be hated. They have always been hated. They have added misery to this world for centuries. May God save Georgia.

3 posted on 08/13/2008 6:43:10 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: dila813

They deserve to be hated. Russia’s soldiers are animals and their PM and Puppet President are evil. They’re trying toresurrect the evil Empire but we will not let it happen!

4 posted on 08/13/2008 6:49:13 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: shankbear

We may only be in the 1st quarter here.

No motive for Russia to move now....they got what they wanted.

They can smell The Oil.

5 posted on 08/13/2008 6:50:29 PM PDT by baclava
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To: baclava

Cheney’s VP for a reason. Russia will exit with tail between legs within 48 hours.

6 posted on 08/13/2008 6:57:35 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txflake

Only if he goes to Georgia.

We have to make the message stronger, this is the only way.

Sending Rice is a good step, but Cheney has to go, after he comes back, Bush must go.

7 posted on 08/13/2008 6:59:40 PM PDT by dila813
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"To stop the war now, we pray for the EU to help us."

LOL, and why isn't your 26 year old husband at the front, anyways?
8 posted on 08/13/2008 7:02:15 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: dila813


This will be over before flight plans for them can be written.

9 posted on 08/13/2008 7:20:23 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: pgkdan

Russians= Toilet Potato Vodka Drunk Orcs.

10 posted on 08/13/2008 8:04:47 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (A man who lets his friends down, is no man at all.)
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