Skip to comments.They are liars. All of them. (challenges MSM's version of events in Georgia)
Posted on 08/15/2008 2:27:26 PM PDT by XR7
I hope everyone has heard about the war in South Ossetia and Georgia. You probably are convinced by what the media reports, in particular that Russia is the aggressor against innocent Georgia. Our government is backing Georgia and also telling us about Russias aggression. But that is a lie. I have always made fun of the conspiracy theory people, but I find myself in the same positioncriticizing the government and sounding crazy. But I cannot keep quite when such an injustice is going on; so please do not take my words as that of a crazy man who hates Americaon the contrary, this country has given me many blessings for which I am endlessly thankful; I care about it and am deeply saddened by how effectively the media has fed us propaganda over the last week. Please read the following short account of my story:
I grew up in Abkhazia, a country only hours away from South Ossetia (see map below). I lived through the 1992 war between Georgia, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. I have been bombed and shot at by the Georgians. Right now we are in contact with our family in Abkhazia and we receive information first hand with no media bias. I know what I am talking about.
Georgia attacked South Ossetia, destroying its capital Tskhinvali, killing innocent people; Russia came in to protect the Ossetians. If Russia did not step in, Georgians would further the attack and take over Abkhazia; my family would be slaughtered by now. Yet, I am absolutely shocked, absolutely astonished how the media lies to us, telling us Russia was the aggressor. I have never, NEVER thought this can be possible in the USI always believed that the US government has good intentions. Not anymore. All I heard on the news is that Georgia is an ally that Russia attacked and similar such lies. George Bush is supporting Saakashvili, the man who lies left and right, and attacks innocent civilians. I cannot believe my ears.
I am not protecting the Russian government, because I do understand that it is likely corrupt also. Of course they are not innocent. However, that does not mean that WE Americans can support injustice just because it is going against the rival power Russia. The bottom line is that Georgia attacked first; they attacked civilians. Russians fought on behalf of the Ossetians. Yet, the media has zero coverage on the devastation of the South Ossetian people. This is just ridiculous.
Why am I writing this? I do not know what else I can do. I must speak the truth. I am paying taxes to the US government, which supports Georgia, which in turn bombs my homeland; in other words, I am funding the destruction of my own people. How can I keep quiet?
I know you dont go to a photographers blog to read about politics, so I will stop now. Please do watch the videos below. Please be informed. Please feel free to ask me any questions (email@example.com). Please speak the truth.
It never is.
Merging with Georgia seems to me to be a wiser policy then merging back with Russia.
Expecting that Russia will somehow support an independent Abkhazia is a pipe dream.
The Abkhazians should have worked with the Georgians to create an autonomous region with strong ties to the Georgian government.
The Abkhazians got greedy and are reaping the whirlwind.
When my two boys fight, they are both right—in part.
I agree. Standing up to the oppression of communism is one thing, getting involved in these ethnic squabbles leads to many problems.
It’s too hard to pick out a good guy.
Why am I writing this? I do not know what else I can do. I must speak the truth.”
When I first processed and digested what happened there, my instincts told me that Georgia was the initial aggressor, but then Russia became embroiled in response to that. It is the conflict withing the conflict.
But as another Freeper mentioned yesterday, Georgia can not win a conventional war with Russia, and should avoid being drawn into a military conflict with them, for its own sake and survival.
And the author is certain that his family would have been slaughtered, how?
Well, sounds like some wankers gave him his excuse.
Well, he posted his email address - why don't you ask him?
And then come back and share the answer with us.
And we know this how? I seem to recall that when the Germans started WWII, they dressed up some concentration camp inmates as Polish soldiers, shot them, then claimed that Polish soldiers had attacked Germans. Don't think for a minute that Putin wouldn't copy this deceit from the Nazi playbook.
I heard Levin discuss this. This dude Saakashvili had first taken russians hostage during some conflict where they had first laid down their arms in front of the Georgians and then paraded them on State TV.
I had also heard about the bombing of the capital the writer discusses.
The writer is correct that only biased news is being discussed wrt this issue.
Saakashvili has to go.
Does the du stand for Democratic Underground?
What's the author's name?
I am myself Russian, and I grew up in Abkhazia (the other break-away region of Georgia). I currently live in the United States.
Very true. The author neglected to mention he is Russian.
As Orwell once said, omission is the most powerful form of lie.
What about the 100% Human population of South Ossetia that over time would have done better as citizens of a free Georgia rather than as serfs under a rejuvenated Russian Czardom?
Well his conspiracy theories would sure fit in over there.
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