A wounded Georgian woman lies in front of an apartment building, damaged by a Russian air strike, in the northern Georgian town of Gori, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008. Fighting raged in breakaway South Ossetia for a second day Saturday as Russia sent hundreds of troops into the separatist province, threatening to bomb more Georgian military bases to stop the bloodshed Moscow said has claimed 1,500 lives. Georgia, a staunch U.S. ally, launched a major offensive Friday to retake control of separatist South Ossetia. Russia, which has close ties to the province and posts peacekeepers there to protect citizens with Russian citizenship, responded by sending in armed convoys. (AP Photo/George Abdaladze)
If you click on the picture, it will view in a larger image. The wounded woman, is laying on a dead man.
Drumming fingers waiting for the Anti-War crowds to show. Surely they will, I mean it does involve their emotional ties to a Mother country, Georgia that is. Right?
P.S. Sell the Georgian’s the upgrade Stinger Missiles, GWB. I don’t think the Ruskies and Vlad have figured out why they got their asses kicked in Afghanistan, yet. Beside the fact that Vlad is still porking his new wife.
August 9, 2008, 9:39 am at 9:39 am
You are lie to smb.’s face. Georgian troops killed 1600 peace of people
August 9, 2008, 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm
WOW! Vasilyev Ivan traces to Moskva. Thank you for taking time to comment.
You probably believe this one, as well:
War between Russia and Georgia orchestrated from USA/Pravda
August 9, 2008, 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm
Tizona, you attract the furiously incurable of the doomnist, largely disproven-Marxist (let us say, postmodern discredited-by-reality socialist) screeches – that is to say, “We are RIGHT!”, when they are so blatantly wrong.
August 9, 2008, 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm
Golly Rebecca…Thanks 🙂
shuffles feet, blushes
August 9, 2008, 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm
John Kovalic of Dork Tower got one of them Putin trolls at his LiveJournal. Same screed, same lies, same bloviation.
August 9, 2008, 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm
Floating around are they My? Touchy little Vlad’s aren’t they?
August 9, 2008, 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm
Problem is, to Russians Putin can do no wrong, what with his Hitler youth, his puppet President and state owned TV and newspapers, he can tell them pretty much whatever he chooses and they lap it up as Gospel.
If it was initially about South Ossetia, it certainly isn’t now, they destroyed a BP oil refinery and most of the city of Poti, which is about as far away from Ossetia as you can get. The Russian’s are simply showing the Georgians who the Daddy is.
August 9, 2008, 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm
Im going to come straight out and invoke Godwins law.
The “oppressed Russian minority” they have gone in to “protect” is straight out of Hitlers Sudetenland and Chechoslovakia gambits.
From what I read Russia granted a heap of people with Georgian citizenship, Russian citizenship as “protection”.
Was the original peacekeeping force done under a UN auspices or a regional agreement?
This could well be he start of a rather hot war. Id imagine most of Russias smaller neighbours are rather nervous about now.
August 9, 2008, 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm
I think you have it exactly right, mole. I’ve spent the better part of my free time the last 48 hours trying to wrap my brain around this conflict, and I think the only missing element to your analysis is Georgia’s oil fields and pipeline. This seems to be a pre-arranged “war for oil” with the separatists granted Russian citizenship being the convenient useful idiots.
August 10, 2008, 8:42 am at 8:42 am
I’m sure that come Monday the giant paper mache heads will be out in force across Europe vigorously protesting Vlad the Impaler’s Lust for Oil aggression.