Russia & Georgia - the true story

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

28 August 2008: Presently, the majority of people in the U.S., including many of our political leaders and especially the media misunderstand (or intentionally misrepresent) the nature and threat of evil posed by Russian leaders. They don’t get the blood-thirsty ambitions and evil intentions of Russian czar Vladimir Putin. This is especially true when it comes to the situation between Russia and Georgia.

If you are like me, you would like a clear, concise and accurate explanation. The following is excerpted from The Truth About Russia in Georgia written by Michael Totten. It’s worth the read:

Excerpted: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.

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