WTF? Why can't our country stay out of foreign conflicts? pls read article below and post your thoughts. thks?
US hampering Russian peace efforts – Putin
The Prime Minister has accused Washington of undermining Russia’s attempts to restore peace in the South Ossetian conflict zone. Vladimir Putin said a decision by the US military to fly 800 Georgian soldiers from Iraq to Georgia showed America was ‘trying to get in the way’.
In a stinging attack on the US, Putin told government ministers: "It's a pity that some of our partners, instead of helping, are trying to get in the way”.
He said the US was using “its military transport aircraft to relocate Georgia's military contingent from Iraq virtually into the conflict zone”.
He also voiced his frustration at the inability of Russia's western partners to adequately assess the situation in South Ossetia.
“I’m amazed by their skills at seeing black as white, of portraying aggressors as victims and of blamimg the real victims for the consequences of the conflict.
Putin also accused the West of double standards when it comes to judging war crimes.
“As we all know, Saddam Hussein was hanged for burning down several Shiite villages. But now suddenly the situation is different. The Georgian leaders who in a matter of hours wiped out ten Ossetian villages, who ran over children and the elderly with tanks, who burned civilians alive, those people have to be protected,” he said.
Meanwhile, American Joe Mestas, who witnessed days of shelling, has said U.S. and Georgian leaders are responsible for the violence that has killed 2,000 people in the region. He told RT that Washington will have to answer for the violence.
“I thought that since U.S. is supporting Georgia there would be some control over the situation in South Ossetia and that there would be a peaceful solution to the conflict. But what is happening there now it’s not just war, but war crimes. George Bush and [Georgian president] Mikhail Saakashvili should answer to the crimes that are being committed – the killing of innocent people, running over by tanks of children and women, throwing grenades into cellars where people are hiding,” Mestas said.
“The war is when military fight against military. But the Georgian army is killing innocent civilians. This is genocide,” he added.
Sparhawk: I'm sure that is the same type of question the Nazis would have asked the german people to shame them into supporting all their actions. Sorry but that ploy doesn't work on me. It has little to do with believing one source more credible than another and more to do with having enough of an open mind and intelligence to read not only american news sources which would only have one side of the story. Personally, I believe the real truth falls somewhere in between what's reported by american sources and russian sources. Like they say there are varying shades of truth to everything.
- SammLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
That was exactly we tried to do before WWI and WWII.
- ApolloLv 71 decade ago
It was the US and Zonoists who started it, some of their dead troops were found, who had got caourt up in the bombing, China plying games, and Russia in a war, what a nice time to invade Iran eh?.
- nilesladLv 61 decade ago
Yeah.. that Putin. He's a prince of peace
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The bigger question is why are you giving more credibility to Putin than you are willing to give your own government?
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- 1 decade ago
If Republicansdidn't have double standards, they wouldn't have standards at all.
- 1 decade ago
It's amazing isn't it?