Voices From Russia, Too

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A Photo Essay. Lest We Forget… The Georgian Aggression Against South Ossetia in August 2008

Russian Motor Rifle battalion in road march order. Dzhaba SOUTH OSSETIA

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South Ossetian refugee girl in shelter. Vladikavkaz (Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. North Caucasian Federal District) RF. The Don Cossack Host took many of the refugees fleeing the attempted Georgian ethnic cleansing under their wing, as good Christians ought…

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Soldier guarding a Russian column on a mountain road on its way to relieve the brave garrison of Tskhvinali. Even though the terrain was perfectly suited to guerilla and special ops activity, the Georgian cowards ran away instead of fighting in most cases… 

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Georgian MRLs firing indiscriminately at civilian targets in South Ossetia. The MRL is an area weapon, to use it against inhabited civilian neighbourhoods is questionable, at best. Brave guys, weren’t they?

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Civilian victims of the Georgians in South Ossetia…

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The bodies of South Ossetian militiamen killed protecting their homes and families from the Georgian aggressors. Dzhaba SOUTH OSSETIA

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Improvised underground hospital ward used to protect patients and medical staff from indiscriminate Georgian shelling and rocket strikes. Tskhinvali SOUTH OSSETIA

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Candlelight vigil and memorial protest in Moscow in front of the Georgian Embassy…

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Dead Georgian aggressor on the outskirts of Tskhinvali SOUTH OSSETIA. Sic semper tyrannis!

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The Georgian aggression was approved by the US Republican Party (and by the Wilsonian interventionist faction amongst the Democrats)… indeed, both John McCain and Randall Schneuermann (his foreign policy advisor) received money from the Saakashvili junta to act as their lobbyists in Washington. If you vote for the Republican Party, you vote for a Party that approves of firing rockets indiscriminately into civilian neighbourhoods and of sneak attacks on one’s neighbours. Bush et al didn’t even offer a toothless censure of Saakashvili for his aggression. Certainly, it puts a new spin on “The War on Terror” and the so-called Patriot Act, doesn’t it?

America has become an ugly country… it’s time for us to return to the Social Market domestic policies of the New Deal and to forgo all foreign military adventurism (by slashing “defence” spending to an absolute minimum)… it does nothing but kill the best of our youth and impoverish our country… all to line the pockets of uncaring and selfish fatcat oligarchs. Let’s stop supporting and egging on tyrants such as Saakashvili…

BMD 

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