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Post time 2008-8-9 00:52:55 |Display all floors
With all eyes on Beijing, Russia has seized the opportunity by sending forces into the nation of Georgia in a surprise attack on its neighbor. Russian aircraft bombed Vaziani airbase near the capital of Tiblisi. Georgia reports that up to 150 Russian tanks have crossed the border into South Ossetia.

South Ossetia has been the scene of conflict between the Georgian government and Russian-backed separatists. Russia insists that it is responding to Georgian operations in the region but details have been scarce, media coverage has been concentrated on the Beijing Olympics and surrounding controversies.
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Post time 2008-8-9 07:41:20 |Display all floors

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Ban Ki-moon endorses Olympic Truce(China Daily)
Updated: 2008-07-30 07:56 Comments(3) PrintMailNEW YORK -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined the General Assembly on Monday in calling on all peoples who are at war to observe the traditional two-week Olympic Truce.

"Let them lay down their weapons, if only temporarily, so that humanity can lay claim to gold even before the Games begin," he said in a message almost two weeks before the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Such a truce, although limited in duration, could provide pause in which to reflect on the heavy cost of war, as well as an opening for a dialogue and a window through which to provide relief for suffering populations, he said.

"It can demonstrate to the world that peace is possible in even the most seemingly intractable situations if we truly work towards it," Ban added.

The International Olympic Committee renewed in 1992 the ancient Greek tradition by calling on all nations to observe an 'Olympic Truce' during the period the Olympic Games are held.

The 192-member General Assembly had urged countries in a resolution adopted last October to observe the Truce during the forthcoming XXIX Olympiad from Aug 8 to 24 and the Paralympic Games from Sept 6 to 17.

President of the Assembly Srgjan Kerim said, in a solemn appeal to observe the Truce: "the Olympic Games will bring together athletes from all parts of the world for the greatest of international sports events as a means to promote peace, mutual understanding and goodwill among nations and peoples - goals that are also part of the founding values of the United Nations."

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2008-07/30/content_6888132.htm

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Post time 2008-8-9 10:02:46 |Display all floors

Actually,

Originally posted by interesting at 2008-8-9 00:52
With all eyes on Beijing, Russia has seized the opportunity by sending forces into the nation of Georgia in a surprise attack on its neighbor. Russian aircraft bombed Vaziani airbase near the capit ...


... it appears it was the U.S. ally, Georgia, that launched the sneak attack on South Ossetia at the time of the opening of the Olympics in an attempt to surprise it and retake it as part of Georgia, even though most South Ossetians prefer independence from Georgia and close relations with Russia. This sneak attack has killed many people in South Ossetia, with Britain and the U.S. objecting to a Russian motion in the U.N. Security Council calling on all sides to cease fire.

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Post time 2008-8-9 10:06:50 |Display all floors

Really?

Originally posted by interesting at 2008-8-9 00:52
With all eyes on Beijing, Russia has seized the opportunity by sending forces into the nation of Georgia in a surprise attack on its neighbor. Russian aircraft bombed Vaziani airbase near the capit ...


Wasn't it Georgia that launched the sneak attack in order to surprise and retake South Ossetia?

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Post time 2008-8-9 10:11:15 |Display all floors
Originally posted by peterb at 2008-8-9 10:06

Wasn't it Georgia that launched the sneak attack in order to surprise and retake South Ossetia?


Yes, of course.

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Post time 2008-8-9 10:16:19 |Display all floors
Originally posted by peterb at 2008-8-9 11:06


Wasn't it Georgia that launched the sneak attack in order to surprise and retake South Ossetia?



Yep, from what the news report over here it was Georgia, attacking the civil population of S-Ossetias capital. Since more than 90% of Ossetians are Russian passport holders, Russia considered this attack as an attempt to wipe out its citizens. Unconfirmed reports speak already of 1,400  fa t a lit ies.

Somehow it reminds me of the Balkans.

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Post time 2008-8-9 13:22:37 |Display all floors
South Ossetia is an unrecognized would-be breakaway republic. Not even Russia recognizes it as independent. Currently, Russia manages the peacekeeping force, which Georgia has protested as non-neutral. It is merely a resurgent Russian Empire reaching out for land.
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