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South Ossetia ready for 'invasion'

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posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 12:04 AM
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South Ossetia ready for 'invasion'


english.aljazeera.net

A year after the war between Russia and Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, tensions in the region are high once more.
Both Georgia and South Ossetia have accused each other of conducting cross-border attacks and it is feared that an escalation in violence could lead to a new conflict.

A short distance from Tskinval, South Ossetia's capital, is the Ergenti border with Georgia.

Here, Russian and South Ossetian flags fly side-by-side metres away from the Georgian frontier.

After the war, ethnic Georgians who fled South Ossetia during the fighting were allowed to tr
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posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 12:04 AM
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Coming up to the 1 year anniversary of the war, it's interesting how western media here in the UK have not taken any sides with these new provocations. The BBC reported on Wednesday that Russia had put its troops on high alert, and today the BBC states both sides are in a verbal propaganda war, with both sides claims unproven.

news.bbc.co.uk...


Georgia and Russia have stepped up a propaganda battle, each accusing the other of starting their war over South Ossetia, on the eve of the anniversary.

EU monitors in Georgia say they have seen no evidence for any of the claims.

The war last year was characterised by accusations and counter-accusations, many of which turned out not to be true.

Analysts say the propaganda war is again in full flow as both sides seek to gain the moral high ground.


With many media sources unbiased about this, that leaves Russian media sources obviously biased towards Russia, and little or none sources biased towards Georgia.

What would Georgia gain though from trying to take back S.Ossetia?

I'd like to say nothing will happen tomorrow, but you get the feeling that the US & British govts. are nervous about this, as our news reporting on this is non-existant on TV at least over here in the UK.

Also Russia have made threats to stop shipments of weapons from Ukraine to Georgia.

english.aljazeera.net
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