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Russia Invades Neighboring Georgia, RF = USSR?


Aug 10 2008, 01:04 PM (Post #1)
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QUOTE (Anne Applebaum)
Russia invades Georgia while the West watches. How did it come to this?
By Anne Applebaum
Posted Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at 6:00 PM ET

For the best possible illustration of why Islamic terrorism may one day be considered the least of our problems, look no further than the BBC's split-screen coverage of Friday's Olympics opening ceremony. On one side, fireworks sparkled, and thousands of exotically dressed Chinese dancers bent their bodies into the shape of doves, the cosmos, and so on. On the other side, gray Russian tanks were shown rolling into South Ossetia, a rebel province of Georgia. The effect was striking: Two of the world's rising powers were strutting their stuff.

http://www.slate.com/id/2197155/

Is this it then? Is Russia back to being an aggressor? Is Putin their true leader?
Will China and Russia become the world's two new superpowers? Will the USA get the short end of the stick? Is our political RP coming true?
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Aug 10 2008, 04:10 PM (Post #2)
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Hey, it could've been worse, like the India/Kushmir/Pakistan ordeal. Thankfully Georgia doesn't have nukes (or does it?) unlike both India and Pakistan.
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Aug 10 2008, 04:52 PM (Post #3)
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It would be nice if they could just hold off war until the Olympics are over.
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Aug 10 2008, 06:44 PM (Post #4)
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I thought the point is for Georgia to attack Russia while its best men are doing gymnastics or whatever in Beijing stongue.gif

(Just kidding)

But seriously, Georgia probably wants Putin away, since he is probably a more avid military leader than the new guy.
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Aug 10 2008, 10:02 PM (Post #5)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Aug 10 2008, 09:10 AM)
Hey, it could've been worse, like the India/Kushmir/Pakistan ordeal. Thankfully Georgia doesn't have nukes (or does it?) unlike both India and Pakistan.
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It's Kashmir.


And yeah, whatever happened to an Olympic truce?
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Oh shut up, it's a foreign word.

Olympic truce? And duke it out in the Olympic stadium?
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Aug 10 2008, 10:15 PM (Post #7)
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No, and not duke it out anywhere. You're so violent, jinghao.png.

Yeah, but such a well-known foreign word. I mean, it's said like "cashmere." There's so many jokes! Hey, Asok, I went up to Kasmir last weekend. Oh, Achmed, why? To visit my sweater!
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Aug 10 2008, 10:19 PM (Post #8)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Aug 10 2008, 03:13 PM)
Oh shut up, it's a foreign word.

Olympic truce? And duke it out in the Olympic stadium?
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Maybe they can meet in a boxing match.

"And this one's for Putin!"

"And this one's for my house!"

"And this one's for the dog you killed"
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Aug 11 2008, 01:57 AM (Post #9)
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Jinghao, youre a foreign word too stongue.gif

and how is georgia going to win against russia? i doubt it's going to get help from the US
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Aug 11 2008, 03:12 AM (Post #10)
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huh? Russia is pretty far away from us....
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Aug 11 2008, 03:30 AM (Post #11)
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Has many of US' interests though.
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Aug 11 2008, 04:32 AM (Post #12)
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oh question answered. theyre getting slaughtered.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...8081002626.html
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Aug 11 2008, 05:19 AM (Post #13)
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The Georgian president likes to talk a lot...I saw his interview on CNN yesterday. Lol.

So what started this whole conflict? I think I missed something somewhere... slant.gif
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Aug 11 2008, 05:46 AM (Post #14)
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Oddly enough, Georgia did.
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Aug 11 2008, 06:05 AM (Post #15)
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Really? People are making it sound like Georgia's being overwhelmed by Russia for no apparent reason o.o
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