Archive for the ‘Georgia’ Category

Calling the leaked emails a ‘distraction”, Mann keeps pimping the Global Warming fraud!

The video is here.

Mann is currently under investigation by Penn State for his role in the fraud.

And you know we couldn’t let this go without another chance to post the infamous Hide The Decline video from Minnesotans for Global Warming!

After all it does star Michael Mann, even if involuntarily!

Cpl. Katrina Hodge, aka “Combat Barbie”, Royal Anglian Regiment, Medal of Bravery recipient for actions in Iraq has become Miss England.

Miss England - Cpl Hodge

Mudville Gazette has the whole story!

The nation of Georgia has been a staunch ally of the United States in the Global War on Terror. Until August they had over 2,000 men fighting alongside our troops helping to bring peace and freedom to Iraq.  In August their nation was brutally invaded by Russia.

At the time the first person to speak out vocally in support of the Georgian nation was John McCain.  The Democrat opponent, Barack Obama, hemmed and hawed and finally said the equivalent of Me Too!

Today we find out what another Democrat icon thinks of defending a war ally when that ally is under assault.

The Georgia portion takes place at 3:15 into the tape with the following exchange:

Nadler – “I think Iran and Israel are a lot more important than expanding NATO to Russia’s borders.  Why should we?  What do we need it for?

Unidentified Voice – “Because they invaded Georgia

Nadler – “So let ’em invade Georgia.  It’s right next to them.  Would we tolerate a foreign-a Russian army in Mexico?  Which is more important to us Georgia or Israel, frankly?

Another Voice – “What is more important to us Czechoslavakia or Austria?

Nadler – “That’s a completely different kind of question

But it’s not a different kind of question really, the question goes to the point of whether modern democrat politicians believe in democracy and are willing to defend or stand up for democracy when the chips are down.  The resounding answer is NOIf they do not believe in democracy and allies, and are not willing to defend it and them here and around the world, why should we elect them to any office higher than dog catcher?

Hat Tip to the Weekly Standard.

Kudos to Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs.  Please read all the other things she ferreted out from Nadler’s appearance in Florida.  Things such as:

Even Democrats Agree:  Barack Obama has NO Courage!

You can read more of our articles on the Russian invasion of Georgia at the following links:

War Breaks Out – Russia v. Georgia
The Truth About Russia in Georgia
Real Pravda About Russia in Georgia
How the Georgian Conflict Really Started
Russia’s Delusions
Russian-backed paramilitaries “ethnically cleansing villages”
Ethnic Cleansing Reports

Ethnic Cleansing Reports

Human Rights Watch issued a report yesterday which links to UN Satellite maps confirming the widespread wholesale destruction of ethnic Georgian villages inside South Ossetia.

Their report is here.

The UNOSAT page is here.

Human Rights Watch representatives were able to report on and take some still images of the destruction being wreaked upon the Georgian villages in or near South Ossetia in Georgia. These are from last week.

HRW Report

HRW Slideshow

Photos in and around the city of Gori (Warning: First Image is graphic)

The TImes of London

Russian-backed paramilitaries are “ethnically cleansing” villages on Georgian soil, refugees and officials told The Times yesterday.

South Ossetian militiamen have torched houses, beaten elderly people and even murdered civilians in the lawless buffer zone set up by the Russian Army just north of Gori. The violence, close to the border with the breakaway republic recognised by Russia this week as independent, has prompted a new wave of refugees into Gori, 40 miles north of Tbilisi.

  • “They had no uniform — I think they were Ossetians,” said Siyala Sereteli, 73, who fled her village of Irganeteye the previous day when irregular forces arrived. Weeping, she lifted her sleeve to show a deep bruise inflicted by a blow from a rifle stock. “They took everything they wanted, even the fans. They beat up a man using sticks and a chair and then threw him in the river,” she said. Continue Reading »

Russia’s Delusions

Washington Post Editorial 8/28/08

A flurry of [Russian] presidential statements on Georgia mix lies with a dangerous new doctrine.

IN TIME WITH Russia’s unilateral recognition of the independence of the two Georgian provinces it invaded this month, President Dmitry Medvedev issued a statement, penned an op-ed and granted an unusual flurry of interviews. His intent was to justify Moscow’s latest provocation of the West, which has been united in condemnation — as was demonstrated yesterday by a statement by the Group of Seven industrial nations. Instead Mr. Medvedev merely revealed the dangerously arrogant and reckless mood that seems to have overtaken the Kremlin in recent weeks.

What’s striking, first of all, is the spectacle of a leading head of state making statements that not only are lies but that are easily shown to be such. Continue Reading »

From the Opinion Journal comes this excellent report out of Georgia written by Melik Kaylan, a New York based writer who often reports from Georgia.

‘Anybody who thinks that Moscow didn’t plan this invasion, that we in Georgia caused it gratuitously, is severely mistaken,” President Mikheil Saakashvili told me during a late night chat in Georgia’s presidential palace this weekend.

“Our decision to engage was made in the last second as the Russian tanks were rolling — we had no choice,” Mr. Saakashvili explained. “We took the initiative just to buy some time. We knew we were not going to win against the Russian army, but we had to do something to defend ourselves.” Continue Reading »

Yesterday I linked to part 1 of Laughing Wolf’s posting at Blackfive about the personal experiences of a Georgian emigre to the United States. Today he continues her story. Read both segments to gain a better understand of the background for Georgia’s aspirations for freedom and the price they have paid along the way.

Part 1

Part 2

Michael J. Totten files this report with a wealth of information about what is really happening in Georgia. Updated with Video.

TBILISI, GEORGIA – Virtually everyone believes Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili foolishly provoked a Russian invasion on August 7, 2008, when he sent troops into the breakaway district of South Ossetia. “The warfare began Aug. 7 when Georgia launched a barrage targeting South Ossetia,” the Associated Press reported over the weekend in typical fashion.

Virtually everyone is wrong. Georgia didn’t start it on August 7, nor on any other date. The South Ossetian militia started it on August 6 when its fighters fired on Georgian peacekeepers and Georgian villages with weapons banned by the agreement hammered out between the two sides in 1994. At the same time, the Russian military sent its invasion force bearing down on Georgia from the north side of the Caucasus Mountains on the Russian side of the border through the Roki tunnel and into Georgia. This happened before Saakashvili sent additional troops to South Ossetia and allegedly started the war. Continue Reading »

Posted on August 10, 2008 at 1:18 AM by DanNY

War has broken out between Russia and the former soviet socialist state of Georgia.

The Georgian Parliament has declared a State of War to exist in the country following Russian attacks on Georgian military bases, airfields and a port on the Black Sea.

The issue is whether Georgia has control of the state of South Ossetia which is recognized internationally as Georgian territory.
A separatist movement has sprung up among the russian population of South Ossetia in recent years and the United Nations allowed Russia to send in ‘peace-keepers’ to monitor the situation.

The immediate stimulus for the onset of hostilities was the artillery fire which has been raining down on Georgian troops over the past week. The Georgian military mounted an operation to silence the fire and re exert control over the territory. Russia claims that six Russian peacekeepers were killed by the Georgian military in this assault.

Russia immediately responded with airstrikes against Georgian military and economic assets while immediately moving armored vehicles and combat troops across the border. The Russian Black Sea fleet is deploying off the coast of Georgia.

Russia’s president and premier vowed retaliation for what they called “the Georgian aggression” and punishment for those who kill Russian nationals in South Ossetia. President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia would “not allow the death of our compatriots to go unpunished.” Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, on a visit to Beijing, lambasted the Georgian leadership for what he described as “very aggressive actions” that he said killed several Russian peacekeepers. Continue Reading »