1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Russian Imperialism - It's Back

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,150
    Ratings:
    +2,373
    Faith:
    Baptist
    While it is still not clear whether it was Georgia that escalated the conflict first, or Russia through its local puppets and mercenaries who provoked Tbilisi, the basic fact remains that the fighting is taking place exclusively within the internationally recognized borders of Georgia. Despite the Western media’s persistent description of the Russian military in South Ossetia as “peacekeepers,” they are and have always been nothing but an occupation and invading force.

    In fact, Russia has used the same method for years elsewhere. In Transnistria, a secessionist area of Moldova, Russian “peacekeepers” have kept the local gang of unreconstructed Stalinist smugglers since the early 1990s, and in Abkhazia, another breakaway Georgian territory, it is the same “peacekeepers” and mercenaries who have ethnically cleansed the Georgian majority and de facto annexed the area.

    More Here
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Ratings:
    +127
    I am really glad that the US has never supported breakaway nations. Only an imperialist nation would do such a horrendous thing.
     
  3. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,150
    Ratings:
    +2,373
    Faith:
    Baptist
    What do you mean by "breakaway nations"?
     
  4. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Ratings:
    +127
    South Ossieta for Russia, thats what this fight is all about. Russia is supporting their independence from Georgia.
     
    #4 NaasPreacher (C4K), Aug 13, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 13, 2008
  5. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,150
    Ratings:
    +2,373
    Faith:
    Baptist
    So then why is Russia moving into Georgia and killing people?
     
  6. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Ratings:
    +127
    She wants the region back for herself - simple enough.

    There are no 'good guys' or 'bad guys' in this one sadly. All powerful nations jump to the assistance of 'breakaway' regions when it benefits them. Kind of like the US and Panama.

    War is Hell - always.
     
  7. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    39,150
    Ratings:
    +2,373
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Russia agreed to a cease fire, said they have stopped hostilities all the while not slowing down one bit. Russia months ago sent out a decree that anyone in Georgia could claim Russian citizenship and then used that to say that Georgia was harming Russian citizens. Not really all that good.
     
  8. NiteShift

    NiteShift New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,034
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well, that plus Russia doesn't want any competition in the oil pipeline business. Russian jets fired 52 rockets "at" the BTC pipeline (which is not even in South Ossetia) to show they can shut it down anytime they want.
     
Loading...