Saturday, 16 August 2008


Another email from a friend

15 August

By this time on Friday 15th August:
- Russian navy, tanks and ground forces are still in Georgia. They keep Central and the big part of Western Georgia and the Port of Poti under occupation;
- Few hours ago Russian military helicopters started bombing the south of Georgia, the bordering territories of the City of Borjomi (many of you have heard or been there as it is famous for its Spas) and settlement of Tsemi using incendiary munitions, weapon prohibited by the international convention; Absolutely no explanation Why?
- Saakashvili after 5 hours of negotiation with Condoleezza Rice signed the Sarkozy's peace initiative document (2nd time, I'm afarid!) which has to be signed now by Medvedev; You may ask why they are signing this cease fire agreement again?... well, we all thought that Medvedev signed the document earlier this week but it seems he did not!! Now, they (EU-USA) hope that signature from Medvedev may be more reliable guarantee that Russian army will start leaving the Non-conflict regions (at least!)
- It is more then one week we in Georgia are unable to receive any post from abroad. The reasons are: Sea Ports are blocked by the Russian navy and the foreign air companies are not given enough security guarantees from the Russians to fly to Georgia, so everything is on hold... Today I was told by the Georgian express post administration that they do not even know when the communications will restore.
- Yesterday and today more journalists were attacked, arrested or wounded by the Russian army: Yestrday Georgian journalist was shot in hand by the sniper during the live interview; Journalist from the Israel news agency is shot in chest and is in bad condition in the hospital; Georgian correspondent of Reuters was arrested today and then beaten, he was trying to film the movement of the Russian tanks in Western Georgia, later on after the negotiations he was released.
- Georgian tv channels keep on receiving phone calls and text messages from people who are witnessing the numerous incidents of rape and torture of georgians in the Georgian villages around south ossetia occupied predominantly by the paramilitary groups of Cossacks (from the South Russia);
- Still no safety corridor is provided by the Russian army for the Georgian officials and doctors who are trying to collect the bodies of civilians killed in Tskinvali in the South Ossetia and the city of Gori around 4-5 days ago. Only today, the head of Georgian orthodox church was allowed to enter the city of Gori with few monks and nuns... but they obviously are unable to collect the bodies of the victims. No other person is allowed to enter the zones occupied by the Russians.

1 comment:

Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Rundu,

Here's another analysis of the Russia-Georgia shenanigans. Only this one addresses the machinations of the "hidden hands" behind this and other dastardly events.

It's time for people to wake-up to the true nature of the world leaders that have set this thing into motion. It is far more deceptive, contrived, and sinister than most would believe. That is why I have been patiently setting a very unique trap for these snakes. Take the time to understand and then hold their feet to the fire !!!

This whole Russia-Georgia affair is a purposely-orchestrated and easily-pierced theatrical production. How convenient is it that the Bush Administration trained and prepped Georgia and then (some...) US troops-trainers pull out just before they initiate an "apparent blunder" that the Russians have been ready and poised to respond to, for months. Remember, nothing of this scale can be pulled together quickly, and all sides have been watching each other, like hawks, for decades.

Also remember that both sides have satellites and very well equipped spy agencies, so any assertion that anyone was surprised is laughable. It goes without saying that the leaders on all sides of this strange little war have something up their sleeves that most people have no clues about. All the pieces were placed on the board before major world leaders went off to the Olympics, pretending to be surprised, and pretending to be mad at each other afterwards.

Time to get a clue, before its too late...

Peace and Wisdom...