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Russia must not be allowed to turn back the tide of democracy

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posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 05:55 PM
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Russia must not be allowed to turn back the tide of democracy


www.telegraph.co.uk

The presence of the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine at a mass rally in Tbilisi this week provides pointers both to the past and the future. All these countries were once part of the Soviet empire.

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posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 05:55 PM
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All countries of the once Soviet empire have a fearful eye on the annexation of a large part of Georgia ; and the weak response from the west.

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posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by L.HAMILTON

All countries of the once Soviet empire have a fearful eye on the annexation of a large part of Georgia ; and the weak response from the west.


It may be interesting to note that it was the United States (as usual) that triggered this Georgian Conflict. Obama is the next Dubya that the Think Tanks in Washington would like to wobble....for their pursuit of power. Democracy was never on their radar screens.

Master Plan or Screw Up?



posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 06:16 PM
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Perhaps some other countries can help to persuade Russia that what they're doing is a no no.

I'm pretty tired of having my country (the US) is a war. This time I think that we should sit out and let some other countries that believe in human rights to step up to the plate and figure out a solution.

I know... Lets have Iran and Syria go twist Russia's arm until Russia sees the light.



posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 06:37 PM
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The democratic process says that South Ossetia wants independence from Georgia. Back in November, they were pointing at the Kosovo referendum as precedent for thier own independence.

Just thought I'd point that out...



posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 06:48 PM
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Yes, if large majority of people want independence, especially when ethnic tension is involved, there should be freedom. Georgia can be forced to let it go. But in less then a year it will be in Russia. In this explosive region 70000 people cannot keep independence for long. And Russia will never let them go, like they did with Chechnya. I think that they will prefer Russia over Georgia anytime, but still - it is not granting independence. It is taking part of Georgian and giving it to Russian federation.



posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 06:51 PM
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European countries will not do anything because they get 25 percent of their oil from Russia.

My family came to America from Lithuania. That was my grandparents parents.
My grandfather still speaks the Russian language as a second language that he learned from his parents.

They came her to escape when Lithuania was under Soviet Rule. To see these nations fall back breaks my heart.

Ama



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