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    Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

    An independent report has blamed Georgia for starting last year’s five-day war with Russia, but said Moscow’s military response went beyond reasonable limits and violated international law.

    The report commissioned by the European Union said both sides had broken international humanitarian laws during Russia’s intervention in the rebel province of South Ossetia.

    The findings were particularly critical of U.S. ally Georgia’s conduct under President Mikheil Saakashvili, which could deepen Western concerns about his leadership and the stability of the former Soviet republic.

    ‘In the Mission's view, it was Georgia which triggered off the war when it attacked Tskhinvali (in South Ossetia) with heavy artillery on the night of 7 to 8 August 2008,’ said Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini, who led the investigation.

    ‘None of the explanations given by the Georgian authorities in order to provide some form of legal justification for the attack lend it a valid explanation.’
    Nice to know the obvious was pointed out. Georgia started, Russia reacted.

    Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report | Mail Online


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    Re: Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Nice to know the obvious was pointed out. Georgia started, Russia reacted.

    Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report | Mail Online
    Yea. Man I remember the crap fest that came about on these boards, with right wingers defending Georgian aggression... tsk tsk.
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    Re: Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

    Though, the report also mentions that the region had witnessed countless provocations by the Russian forces previous to the attack.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yea. Man I remember the crap fest that came about on these boards, with right wingers defending Georgian aggression... tsk tsk.
    I was rooting for Russia from the beginning. I think Georgia asked for it, it was suicide to piss off the Russians. They should know their place or rather limitations

    They obviously thought they'd be okay because they were allies with US or Europe would come riding to their rescue


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    Re: Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

    Quote Originally Posted by laila View Post
    i was rooting for russia from the beginning. I think georgia asked for it, it was suicide to piss off the russians.

    They obviously thought they'd be okay because they were allies with us or europe would come riding to their rescue
    ...lol europe yeah right
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    Re: Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

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    ...lol europe yeah right
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    Re: Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    We prefer to be warm in winter
    The only time when Europe would come riding to another nation's rescue would be if...
    Ah forget it, I can't even think of an example.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Though, the report also mentions that the region had witnessed countless provocations by the Russian forces previous to the attack.
    And that somehow justifies Georgia bombing civilians and starting a war?

    Nations provoke other nations all the time, but that does not start wars.. When the Russians sent bombers close to Norway and the US, did NATO start all out war against them? When China "buzzed" US ships, did the US launch huge war against China? When the US got caught with its pants down and forced to land a spy plane in China, did China launch an all out attack on the US?. Hardly... lame ass excuse you come with there.

    Like it or not, Georgia started the war because of the a President that has and had delusions of grandeur. It not only cost tons of lives but meant that Georgia lost 1/3 of its territory for good.

    Did the Russians overreact? Sure, but then again they did not start the war, but they sure in hell would end on the winning side once committed and they made sure of that.
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    Re: Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And that somehow justifies Georgia bombing civilians and starting a war?

    Nations provoke other nations all the time, but that does not start wars.. When the Russians sent bombers close to Norway and the US, did NATO start all out war against them? When China "buzzed" US ships, did the US launch huge war against China? When the US got caught with its pants down and forced to land a spy plane in China, did China launch an all out attack on the US?. Hardly... lame ass excuse you come with there.

    Like it or not, Georgia started the war because of the a President that has and had delusions of grandeur. It not only cost tons of lives but meant that Georgia lost 1/3 of its territory for good.

    Did the Russians overreact? Sure, but then again they did not start the war, but they sure in hell would end on the winning side once committed and they made sure of that.
    Well I'll be damned, I didn't know I justified or excused anything, I simply mentioned a fact.

    So much hatred for evil Georgia here.

    By the way, Russia has bombed civilians just like Georgia, in fact, Russia has bombed more of them, including reporters.
    But that's just another fact, not an excuse.
    Last edited by Apocalypse; 10-01-09 at 02:56 PM.
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    Re: Georgia started war with Russia, but Moscow over-reacted, says EU report

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    The only time when Europe would come riding to another nation's rescue would be if...
    Ah forget it, I can't even think of an example.
    Don't give yourself a headache. I can't think of one either


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