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Russia vs. Georgia

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Michael Elliott, Editor of Time Magazine International, and James Traub, Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine, discuss the conflict between Russia and Georgia.

Guests:

Michael Elliott and James Traub

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Comments [14]

hjs from 11211

mike from nyc

i put a link up for u but it's not posting
for the info u asked about go to
wikipedia and look for War in South Ossetia

Aug. 14 2008 10:48 AM
hjs from 11211

mike nyc
here's the info you asked for
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_South_Ossetia_(2008)#Timeline_of_events

Aug. 14 2008 10:42 AM
Mike from nyc

I think it's naive to think that China is less territorially imperialistic than Russia.

Aug. 14 2008 10:39 AM
hjs from 11211

michaelw from INWOOD
all i said is u cant compare, we should not have invaded iraq. but that doesn't not give the russian empire the right to restore it's old soviet colonies

Aug. 14 2008 10:39 AM
Hugh from Crown Heights

Neither of your guests have yet noted that the US is acting much as it used to.

In particular, Russia is acting as it did continuously since World War 2, in particular acting to avoid being entirely surrounded by US allies. And the US has acted as it did in the Cold War, namely to surround Russia by American allies.

Few are mentioning the US support for the Georgia regime, which certainly has not treated its minority populations well.

Your guests sound exactly like old Cold War hacks.

Aug. 14 2008 10:36 AM
Mike from nyc

@hjs

How did Russia provoke this war?

Aug. 14 2008 10:34 AM
michaelw from INWOOD

HJS - Are you kidding?

So let me get this straight the US now can attack at will any dictatorship we wish to.

Great because there are plenty to attack.

Are you willing to join the army and die for this crusade?

Aug. 14 2008 10:34 AM
Juan from West Village

Any fair minded person, can also understand, that when bombs are falling on your home and your loved ones are being slaughtered in front of your eyes,

I am consoled with the thought, that they are pondering the differences between a dictatorship and a democracy!

Aug. 14 2008 10:34 AM
hjs from 11211

michaelw from INWOOD
ps also if georgia was in nato russia won't have provoked a war

Aug. 14 2008 10:29 AM
hjs from 11211

michaelw from INWOOD

I'm sure u know, iraq was a dictatorship
georgia is a democracy. so the 2 can't be compared by any fair minded person

Aug. 14 2008 10:26 AM
Juan from West Village

Israel is knee deep in this conflict, reports indicate that they "Israel" were advising the Georgian government and military in facilitating the best way to attack the break away province of Georgia.

Aug. 14 2008 10:22 AM
hjs from 11211

if i was georgia prez :

dear South Ossetia and Abkhazia
enjoy the dark ages under the authoritarian new russian empire. the rest of the country is going with the EU, nato, and modernity.

Aug. 14 2008 10:22 AM
michaelw from INWOOD

Why should Russia listen to the US?

The US attacked Iraq without cause and removed Sadam.

Why can't Russia do the same in Georgia?

The US doesn't have a leg to stand on.

We just have to watch and hope for the best.

The world is lucky Georgia did not join NATO or we'd be in a World War.

Aug. 14 2008 10:07 AM
Hugh from Crown Heights

Outside of the circle of officialdom and its apologists and facilitators (i.e., media), Condoleeza Rice is recognized as a war criminal.

Why would the Russians take seriously anything she says in light of US actions in Iraq or US support for Israeli crimes similar to or worse than those of the Russians?

Aug. 14 2008 10:06 AM

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