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Russia Compares Georgia to Iraq by Khalida
October 3, 2008, 7:43 pm
Filed under: International, Sept/Oct Volume - 2008, World | Tags: , , ,

Russia Compares Georgia to Iraq
Recently the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) denounced Russia’s recognition of the Georgian breakaway territories, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, saying the move “violates the many UN Security Council resolutions it has endorsed regarding Georgia’s territorial integrity.”
Pravda, a Russian news outlet, quoted the chairman of the State Duma Committee for Security, Vladimir Vasilyev, as saying the conflict in South Ossetia is “very reminiscent” to the wars in Iraq and Kosovo. Iraq was occupied and granted “independence” with U.N. sanction. Kosovo has also been recognized as independent from Serbia.
“The things that were happening in Kosovo, the things that were happening in Iraq – we are now following the same path,” said Chairman Vasilyev. “The further the situation unfolds, the more the world will understand that Georgia would never have been able to do all this without America.”

Itar-Tass reported last month Israeli defense officials have called for curtailing all military contacts and contracted sales with Georgia.
“South Ossetian defense officials used to make statements about imminent aggression from Georgia, but the latter denied everything, whereas the US Department of State released no comments on the matter. In essence, they have prepared the force, which destroyed everything in South Ossetia, attacked civilians and hospitals. They are responsible for this. The world community will learn about it,” the statement concluded.

The Intelligence Daily’s J. Victor Marshal has more detailed information on the topic in his article, Russia, Georgia and the Kosovo Connection

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