Saakashvili: we started the war

Taking back unruly areas is not done with brutal genocide. Saakashvili needs to be tried for war crimes. For the first time ever, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has admitted that his country started the military conflict in South Ossetia in August. But the Georgian leader is adamant the action was justified. He was testifying before […]

Georgia admits dropping cluster bombs

The Georgian government has admitted dropping cluster bombs in its military offensive to regain control of South Ossetia, reports Human Rights Watch. The international organisation says it has received an official letter form Georgia’s Defence Ministry that acknowledges the use of the M85 cluster munition near the Roki tunnel linking South Ossetia with Russia. The […]

Russia condemned for recognizing rebel regions

Well, the US thought it was OK to unilatirally recognise Kosovo and what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) — Western nations and organizations Tuesday condemned Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions in Georgia. A Tskhinvali resident celebrates Russia’s […]

Breakaway region asks Russia to recognize independence

(CNN) — One of Georgia’s breakaway regions has asked Russia to recognize independence, according to a report by the Russian news agency Interfax. A convoy of Russian armored vehicles pictured outside Gori Tuesday. 1 of 3 more photos » var CNN_ArticleChanger = new CNN_imageChanger(‘cnnImgChngr’,’/2008/WORLD/europe/08/20/georgia.russia.war/imgChng/p1-0.init.exclude.html’,2,1); //CNN.imageChanger.load(‘cnnImgChngr’,’imgChng/p1-0.exclude.html’); Lawmakers in Abkhazia approved the request from President Sergei Bagapsh, […]

U.S., U.K. hinder UN resolution on S. Ossetia – Russia

18/08/2008 21:15 MOSCOW, August 18 (RIA Novosti) – The United States and Britain are hindering work on a UN Security Council resolution on South Ossetia, whitewashing Georgia’s role and ignoring the need for talks on the status of its breakaway republics, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. “This work is being obstructed by the U.S. and […]

Revisiting the “Battle of Tskhinvali”

By MIKE WHITNEY There are no military installations in the city of Tskhinvali. In fact, there are no military targets at all. It is an industrial center consisting of lumber mills, manufacturing plants and residential areas. It is also the home to 30,000 South Ossetians. When Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili ordered the city to be […]