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Georgia says Russia is trying to seize more land

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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 01:48 AM
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Georgia says Russia is trying to seize more land


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TBILISI, Georgia – Georgia accused Russia on Monday of trying to take more territory outside the breakaway province of South Ossetia as tensions rose before the first anniversary of the Russian-Georgian war last summer.

Georgia said Russian troops entered the village of Kveshi near South Ossetia on Sunday and erected posts in an attempt to mark a new border. Georgia said the posts, several hundred meters (yards) outside the boundary with South Ossetia, were removed Monday.

Russia and South Ossetia, which together patrol the region's de facto border with Georgia, countered that no forc
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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 01:48 AM
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Appears both sides claiming each other the aggressor, just like last time. Here are other sources:

news.bbc.co.uk...

www.google.com...


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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 02:21 AM
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South Ossetian village shelled in another Georgian violation


The South Ossetian Ministry of Defense says the village of Otrev, near the South Ossetian capital Tskhinval, was shelled on Monday evening.

Irina Gagloeva from the Committee for Information and the Press in South Ossetia said the attacks from Georgia have recently become more frequent.

“About an hour ago, the Ossetian village of Otrev was shelled from inside a Georgian village. Shells were fired from mortars. There were two of them. Now, an operational investigative group is working there to find out more details of what happened. However, one can be absolutely positive that this is another of the usual Georgian provocations which have recently become more frequent. This is the fourth shooting attack over the last two weeks,” she said.


Also a video on Russia today as well. It appears that Georgia may be provoking Russia. But it's also possible Georgia are defending incursions into their territory past agreed borders. And remember S.Ossetia and Abkhazia are still legally part of Georgia anyway.

The video appears directed in a way that suits the Russian's, and their news stories on Russia Today are often a little short. Propaganda maybe and Russian aggression, or Georgian aggression? Frustratingly we don't know like last time!



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 02:33 AM
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Keep in mind that Saakashvili might be desperate right now. He knows that an EU report on the 2008 Georgian/Russian war is due to be released soon. And it seems like this report will probably put the blame on him.

Related post about this report.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 08:54 PM
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Russia is satisfied with the status quo, so why would it need to make extra claims. The South Ossetian authorities may be behind this, but it is doubtful that Russia takes those demands seriously. It is not like there is some gain in it for Russia.




Georgia said Russian troops entered the village of Kveshi near South Ossetia on Sunday and erected posts in an attempt to mark a new border.


I like this part. Erect a post? Really? They did it just like that, and then left? And where was Georgian border patrol and police during all this? What a joke.




Georgia said the posts, several hundred meters (yards) outside the boundary with South Ossetia, were removed Monday.


Well so much for proof now that the posts were removed. Georgia might as well state that the posts were erected by little green men who came in a flying saucer.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 08:57 PM
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I was heavily studying the Iran issue; when 08-08-08 occurred.

Russia is involved with Iran on many levels. Iran is Russia's 7th largest trading partner.

There are also treaties through SCO/NAM that support economic ties, and military ties between numerous countries.

Now at 08-08-08 the US, British, French, and a couple other's had amassed the largest Naval Armada in the Persion Gulf ever.

IMO, since the Georgia initiated the conflict with murdering the 14 Russian fellow peace keepers, and the Georgian army was led by US/Israeli commando's; it was more than a 'tiff'.

IMO, the reason for US/Israeli training, and leadership was to tie Russia's hands with a war; at which time the real 'prize' war could have been perpetrated against Iran without any 'hitches'.

IMO, the chatter your seeing now is an attempt to 'occupy' Russia again. In turn, another opportunity for an attack on Iran.

The major problem now is more defense treaties have been signed between SCO/NAM countries since last year.

I really hope people power can curb another war, and maybe with this beautiful thing called the Internet we can curb all war's.



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