Skip to comments.Georgia attack is 'Russia's 9/11'
Posted on 09/12/2008 8:43:15 AM PDT by lizol
Georgia attack is 'Russia's 9/11'
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has described Georgia's assault on South Ossetia as Russia's 9/11.
He said the world had learnt lessons from the attacks in the US on 11 September 2001 and hoped the same would happen after events in the Caucasus.
Reports say Russian troops are showing signs of preparing to pull back from inside Georgia.
This is in line with a ceasefire deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday.
However, a Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman cast doubt on the preparations, saying: "There has been no sign of a withdrawal."
Mr Medvedev was speaking to a group of foreign policy experts when he likened events in South Ossetia last month to the attacks on New York and Washington in 2001.
"Russia has zones where it has its interests. It is senseless to deny this, because we will defend our interests and the interests of Russian citizens," he said.
"The world has changed and it occurred to me that 8 August 2008 has become for Russia as 11 September 2001 for the United States. This is an accurate comparison corresponding to Russian realities.
"Humankind has drawn lessons from 11 September tragedy and other tragic events. I would like the world to draw lessons also from these events [in South Ossetia]."
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If you foment rebellion in another country you can invade when the rebellion is suppressed and come out looking like the good guys?
I'm not sure that is a very positive lesson.
What a load of garbage you’ve got to be kidding me.
A 9-11 for Russia would be terrorists killing several thousand Russians IN MOSCOW and ST. PETERSBURG.
Beslan wasn’t even a 9-11, even though it has more shades of it than this farcical “we’re just defending South Ossetia” bullcrap.
Not if he’s talking about 9/11 from bin Laden’s perspective.