Russia Vs. Georgia! Help asap!?

I'm doing a debate in my law class and I am on Russia's side. I don't have time to explain the full conflict between them, so if you already know something about this then it would be VERY helpful if you provided websites/books/magazines/ articles/ or your own knowledge.

I know that the Georgian President is sort of rash and volatile. Is there any past invasions, or instances in which Georgia was in the wrong to invade... ?

BASICALLY I NEED points proving that

A) Russa was not in the wrong to engage in conflict with Georgia

B) Is there an International Law violation?

I'm arguing the perspective of Russia. So please help :)

THANKS

3 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Mikhail Saakashvili ordered and launched the invasion, killed innocent civilians, and then started whining after the Russian Army retaliated and rolled over his troops and he realized the U.S. wasn't coming to his aid.

    Saakashvili is just another stooge of the West and is being used by NATO to tighten the noose around Russia and turn the post-Soviet republics against each other.

    The United States has been providing military and technical support

    to independent Georgia for almost 15 years. During this period, the

    overall amount of annual aid from Washington has increased by more

    than several hundred times, and reached its peak in the financial

    year till 2006.

    It has meant that Georgia's army was well prepared for an attack on

    South Ossetia. RUSSIA TODAY's chronology of the preparation by the Georgian armed forces for the war is listed below.

    1994: Georgia received $63,000 under the programme of the

    International Military Education and Training (IMET).

    1995: Georgia received $85,000 under IMET.

    1996: Georgia received $302,000 under IMET. It purchased American

    military equipment for $66.000. Total: $368,000.

    1997: Georgia received $312,000 under IMET. It purchased American

    military equipment for $66,000. It received $700,000 under the

    programme of the Foreign Military Financing (FMF). Total:

    $1,068,000.

    1998: Georgia received $416,000 under IMET. It received $5,350,000

    under EMF. Total: $5,766,000.

    1999: Georgia received $394,000 under IMET. It received $7,950,000

    under FMF. It purchased American arms for $19,000. It received

    $9,227,040 under the programme of Additional Defense Expenses (ADE).

    Total: $17,590,040.

    2000: Georgia received $409,000 under IMET. It received $3,000,000

    under FMF. It purchased American arms for $3,949,000. It received

    $575,000 under ADE. Total: $7,933,000.

    2001: Georgia received $481,000 under IMET. It received $4,490,000

    under FMF. It purchased American arms for $5,171,000. It received

    $575,000 under ADE. Total: $10,717,000.

    2002: Georgia received $889,000 under IMET. It received $55,500,000

    under FMF. It purchased American arms for $3,647,000. Total:

    $60,036,000.

    29th April 2002: Pentagon announced the beginning of the Programme

    of Preparation and Equipment for Georgia (PPEG). The programme was implemented upon Georgia's request for assistance in order to

    enhance its abilities to fight against terrorism, in the Pankisi

    Gorge in particular. The program was planned for 18-20 months. It

    included special seminars and training as well as supplies of light

    armaments and other military equipment for the Georgian army. Total

    budget of the programme was $64,000,000. Also, at least 150 American military experts were sent to Georgia. The Programme of Border Security and Law enforcement, with a budget of $3,200,000, was implemented at the same time.

    2003: Georgia received $1,184,000 under IMET. It received $6,900,000

    under FMF. It purchased American arms for $9,825,000. It received

    $4,525,054 under ADE. Total: $22,434,054.

    2004: Georgia received $1,040,000 under IMET. It received

    $12,000,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $7,405,000. It

    received $2,786,257 under ADE. Total: $23,231,257.

    April 2004: Programme of Preparation and Equipment for Georgia was

    formally completed. The programme of operation for stabilisation and

    reinforcement began. It was formally intended for the preparation of

    Georgian armed forces to be sent to Iraq. The first stage of the

    program was planned for 18-20 months with a budget of approximately

    $60,000,000.

    2005: Georgia received $1,413,000 under IMET. It received

    $11,904,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $32,044,000.

    Total: $45,361,000.

    2006: Georgia received $1,275,000 under IMET. It received

    $11,880,000 under FMF. It purchased American for $106,714,000.

    Total: $119,869,000.

    2007: Georgia received $1,235,000 under IMET. It received

    $10,000,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $10,876,000.

    Total: $22,102,000.

    September 2007: Beginning of the second stage of the programme of

    operation for stabilisation and reinforcement.

    2008: $800,000 was allocated to Georgia under IMET. $10,000,000 was allocated under FMF. $9,319,000 was allocated for purchase of

    American arms. Total: $20,119,000.

  • Dmitry
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Articles:

    http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=13285

    "Georgia fired first shot, say UK monitors"

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe...

    The BBC has discovered evidence that Georgia may have committed war crimes in its breakaway region of South Ossetia in August.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2008/10/081...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/77...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7692751.stm

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2008/10/081...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/file_on_4/76...

    http://video.rutube.ru/6c32dc3d1f2cf68a4748bbacd57...

    A short summary

    07.08.08 Night - Georgia starts mass artillery and MRLS strikes on Tshinval

    08.08.08 Morning- Georgian troops enter town. Direct tank and gun fire against russian peacekeepers. 11 dead, about 20 wounded.

    Civilian casualities estimated at 1000-1500. A family burnt alive in the house etc.

    Impossible to move wounded to the hospital due to the heavy georgian fire.

    08.08.08 Morning - Unrest in Russia. People demand rescue operation.

    08.08.08 Day - Russian armored venichles move into South Osetia

    08.08.08 Day - Russian forces take positions near Tshinval

    08.08.08 Day - Airstrikes on georgian airstrips.

    08.08.08 Day - Airstrikes on ammo depot in Gori. Depot is burning, shells exploding.

    08.08.08 Day- Convoy with wounded under georgian mortar fire on the road from Tshinvali. Luckily they made out.

    09.08.08 Day - Several attempts from georgians to enter Tshivali. All unsuccessful, some georgian armor destroyed.

    09.08.08 Day - Some journalists wounded by georgian ambush. Currently in Vladikavkaz no threat for their lives.

    09.08.08 Day - Two russian aircraft down. Supposedly S-200, taken down later during day. Flights resume in the evening.

    09.08.08 Day - Artillery duel between russians and georgians. Georgians use MRLS to hit Tshinvali.

    I am ready to answer and other your questions.

    zembatov@yahoo.com

    Source(s): I was born in North Ossetia.
  • 1 decade ago

    Many well informed people already knew it was Georgia (with the approval from the U.S. and NATO), invaded South Ossetia. Killed 2,000 South Ossetia overnight in their sleep with heavy artillery. Russians were defending South Ossetia.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Ks6hu6ggE

    Youtube thumbnail

    Only fools who couldn't see all the holes in the lies of mass media still think "Russia invaded Georgia".

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.