Skip to comments.New battle looms over S Ossetia ( International Court of Justice begins hearings September 8th )
Posted on 08/21/2008 6:08:54 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Long after the guns fall silent in the Georgia-Russia conflict, the two countries' legal artillery is still likely still be firing away in an attempt to have the each other publicly judged guilty of war crimes, even genocide.
On September 8th, the International Court of Justice begins hearings in a case filed by Georgia.
The case seeks to halt Russian military action in Georgia, and accuses the Kremlin of conducting a campaign of ethnic cleansing there.
Mikheil Saakashvili, the Georgian president, has called the Russian forces in his country "21st century barbarians."
Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, has had even harsher words for Georgian forces, accusing them of perpetrating "genocide," in attempting to re-take the breakaway region of South Ossetia and causing tens of thousands of residents to flee over the border to Russia.
(Excerpt) Read more at english.aljazeera.net ...
I’m with the Georgians in this dog fight but I’d like to see the Russians end this fiasco called the international court of justice.
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