Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Aug 12, 2008
FORMER Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the United States of a "serious blunder" in pursuing its interest in the Caucasus region. ...

Gorbachev slams US's 'serious blunder'
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - Aug 11, 2008
A Georgian woman is calmed by her husband after finding out that her child has been killed. Photo: AP Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, commenting on ...
Russia had no choice but counterattack in S.Ossetia - Gorbachev
RIA Novosti, Russia - 1 hour ago
MOSCOW, August 13 (RIA Novosti) - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Russia had no choice but to launch a counterattack to Georgia's offensive in ...
Gorbachev blames US for encouraging Georgia`s `belligerence`
Zee News, India - 21 hours ago
Washington, Aug 12: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has blamed Western nations, particularly the US, for encouraging the "belligerence" of Georgia ...
The Chickens Come Home to Roost in Georgia
New America Media, CA - Aug 12, 2008
Editor's Note: The Bush Administration's push for access to oil from the Caspian Sea and it's desire to isolate Iran precipitated the Russian invasion of ...
Gorbachev: US Committed "Serious Blunder"
RTT News, NY - Aug 12, 2008
(RTTNews) - Former Soviet Union Communist Party General Secretary, Mikhail Gorbachev accused the United States of committing a "serious blunder" while ...
Crisis in the Caucasus
Worcester Telegram, MA - Aug 12, 2008
The conflict between Russia and Georgia over the region of South Ossetia is further evidence that the Cold War did not end with the collapse of the Soviet ...
Bush to Russia: reverse course in Georgia
Straits Times, Singapore - Aug 11, 2008
WASHINGTON - US President George W. Bush pressed Russia on Monday to end its military action in Georgia, warning a 'dramatic and brutal escalation' of ...
War won't resolve the complexities of Caucasus
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong - Aug 9, 2008
There is a sad irony in the timing of the violent conflict which has broken out between Georgia and Russia and which has already cost hundreds of lives. ...

Russian Troops Report US And Israeli Soldiers Killed In Georgian War

Russia Orders ‘Destruction’ of US Naval Armada In Persian Gulf

Bush Warns Russia on Georgia Fighting, Sends Rice to Europe

Bush rebuking Russia? Putin must be splitting his sides

Bush a spectator as Georgian policy unravels

US scraps war games with Russia, mulls other responses

US advises all Americans to leave Georgia

US Navy Commander In Charge Of US Nuclear Weapons Relived Of Duty

Arctic cold war as US sends a ship to claim riches under the ocean

US credit system remains crippled a year after crisis erupted

Crude Oil Trades Little Changed Before US Inventory Report

Cheney, Rove, Libby Win Plame Suit Dismissal Appeal

Rice told Georgia to avoid conflict with Russia, new report says

New US Air Force chiefs promise to raise nuclear standards

US Air Force growing again, moving people toward nukes, ISR

Putin's revenge: Russia agrees ceasefire – but the war of words still rages

'Good cop' Medvedev lost in Putin's shadow


Russian forces head towards Georgian capital 'in breach of ceasefire agreement'

Shaky Caucasus ceasefire holds amid claims of tanks in Gori

Russia, Georgia Claim Cease-Fire Violations as EU Pushes Peace

US Allowed Georgia to Attack, says Russia

Russian Assault in Georgia Threatens New Cold War

Russia rules out talks with Georgian leader

Georgian president claims Russia is "rampaging" through Gori, residents say not so

Georgian villages burned and looted as Russian tanks advance

Georgia pulls forces from disputed Abkhazia gorge

Abkhazian fighters plant flag inside Georgia, says Georgian fighters got US training in running away

Shattered Georgia pays high price for peace

BP shuts oil pipeline in Georgia, supplies still get through

Top Georgian intelligence officer arrested in Russia accused of plotting terror attacks

Medvedev calls halt to Georgian war

Attacks on Georgia continue despite Russian president's calls to halt

Putin says Bush running interference on Georgia

Russia ignores outcry from World leaders; fight wages on

Russia opens new front, drives deeper into Georgia

US, Russian ambassadors spar at UN over Georgia

UN fails third time on Georgia

UN Security Council meets again on South Ossetia crisis

UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Georgia for second time in 24 hours

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on South Ossetia conflict

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Georgian MP lauds IDF military training

12 Aug 2008 Georgian Integration Minister Temur Yakobashvili told The Jerusalem Post Monday he "felt proud as a Jew," thanks to the training Israelis had provided to units in the Georgian military... Yakobasvili's comments confirmed reports to the Post by an Israeli defense official Sunday that a small number of Georgian elite troops had been trained by Galilee Div. commander Brig.-Gen. Gal Hirsch, who founded the Homat Magen company. "I have to underline that this was not a government-to-government thing," said Yakobashvili. "This was between the Georgian government and a private Israeli company. They have provided highly qualified training."

Troops from Atlanta will train in Republic of Georgia

14 Jul 2008 A large contingent of Georgia Army National Guard soldiers flew to the Republic of Georgia on Sunday for joint military exercises at a time when tension is brewing in the region. The soldiers, mostly from the metro area, will be part of "Immediate Response 2008," which will amount to the largest U.S. footprint on the crossroads of Asia and Europe since the Cold War began. The three-week operation also provides practical training for the 48th Infantry Brigade's 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment just months before a pending deployment to Afghanistan.

U.S. Military Instructors Command Hirelings in Georgia

11 Aug 2008 Thousands of mercenaries are fighting for Georgia in this burning conflict with South Ossetia. They are commanded by the U.S. military instructors, RIA Novosti reported with reference to a high-ranked officer of Russia’s military intelligence. "From 2,500 to 3,000 mercenaries fight against Russia’s peacekeepers on behalf of Georgia," the unnamed source said. The U.S. military instructors directly command and coordinate actions of mercenaries without being involved in actual fighting, the source specified. According to intelligence data, there are roughly 1,000 military instructors of the United States in Georgia.

While Aide Advised McCain, His Firm Lobbied for Georgia 13 Aug 2008 Sen. John McCain's top foreign policy adviser prepped his boss for an April 17 phone call with the president of Georgia and then helped the presumptive Republican presidential nominee prepare a strong statement of support for the fledgling republic. The day of the call, a lobbying firm partly owned by the adviser, Randy Scheunemann, signed a $200,000 contract to continue providing strategic advice to the Georgian government in Washington.

BP shuts down Georgia pipelines

12 Aug 2008 Energy giant BP says it has shut two of three pipelines that run through Georgia as a precautionary measure. [!?!] A spokeswoman for the firm said the oil and gas pipelines, which run from the Caspian Sea into Georgia, had not been damaged by the recent fighting. Another key oil pipeline, which runs from Azerbaijan through southern Georgia into Turkey, is already shut.

Raw : Clearing The Corpses From South Ossetia's Streets.

U.S. puts brakes on Israeli plan for attack on Iran nuclear facilities

Ex-communist states' backing for Georgia rooted in Soviet trauma

Russian convoy heads into Georgia, violating truce


USA Today
Russia downs second Georgian drone - report
Forbes, NY - 4 hours ago
MOSCOW (Thomson Financial) - Russia's military on Wednesday shot down a second Georgian reconnaissance drone over the main South Ossetian city of Tskhinvali ...
Video: Gori: 'The Russians are coming' france24english
CHRONOLOGY-Russia orders end to fighting in Georgia Reuters
Georgia timeline: how crisis unfolded Times Online
Wall Street Journal - Wired News
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Russia says shoots down 2 Georgian drones
Reuters - 4 hours ago
MOSCOW, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday its forces had shot down two Georgian spy drones over the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali, ...
Russia says shoots down 3 Georgian drones Reuters
Russia says removing Georgian arms from town of Gori Reuters
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