Sunday, August 31, 2008

Russia Rejects Refugees

The Zionist-controlled AmeriKan MSM coverage of this issue is also another reason not to fork over another quarter for the scitte sheet!

The one-sided bias and outright lies they have told are enough!!!

"Warnings by Russian forces blocking Georgians' return; Refugees are told safety not assured" by Jim Heintz, Associated Press | August 31, 2008

TBILISI, Georgia - Russian troops remaining in Georgian territory are effectively preventing Georgians from returning to their homes, a UN representative said yesterday.

Melita Sunjic, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner of Refugees in Georgia, said that although it was not clear whether Russian soldiers were actually preventing refugees from returning, the warnings by the troops effectively block them.

"If they say, 'We can't guarantee your safety,' you don't go," she said.

Some 2,000 refugees are at UNHCR camps in Gori, and possibly thousands of others are in the region, hoping to return to villages that are in the "security zones" that Russia has claimed for itself on Georgian territory.

The zones are near the border with separatist South Ossetia, the disputed province at the heart of the conflict that has ruined Georgia-Russia ties and caused the biggest crisis in Moscow's relations with the West since the 1991 Soviet collapse.

Fighting broke out Aug. 7 after Georgian forces launched a barrage on the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali, hoping to retake control of the province. Russian forces pushed the Georgians out in a matter of days and then drove deep into Georgia proper.

Yeah, somehow the Zionist MSM doesn't want to make an issue of the fact that GEORGIA STARTED THIS WHOLE THING under orders from USrael!!!

And the shit Jew press keeps hollering Russian invasion and aggression!!!!

Yesterday, Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee and a member of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, visited Gori to observe the distribution of US food aid.

The United States has sent substantial aid to Georgia, using naval ships and military aircraft. Russian officials raised speculation that the military involvement could indicate the United States was seeking to restore Georgia's armed forces, which had received massive military aid from Washington in recent years.

Asked whether the United States was considering new military aid, Corker said "these subjects are part of a longer and midterm discussion" when Congress reconvenes in September. Under an EU-brokered cease-fire, both sides were to return their forces to prewar positions, but Russia has interpreted one of the agreement's clauses as allowing it to set up 4-mile deep security zones, which are now marked by Russian checkpoints.

Refugees coming into Georgia from those zones say they are being terrorized, beaten, and robbed by South Ossetians.

Nothing about Georgia's war crimes, though -- and I tend to doubt the accusations against the Ossetians. That's what happens when your jewspapers lie about everything!

Russia condemned the [Georgian] diplomatic cutoff, which will require Georgia and Russia to negotiate through third countries if they hold talks at all. It makes for a sticky situation because Russia sees Western nations as biased in Georgia's favor. Georgia, which had pushed for a greater role for international organizations, could see it as advantage.


Russia has faced isolation over its offensive in Georgia and its recognition of South Ossetia and another separatist region, Abkhazia. No other country has followed suit and recognized the regions' independence. The United States and Europe have condemned Russia's actions but are hard pressed to find an effective response.

With European Union leaders set to huddle tomorrow on how to deal with an increasingly assertive Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has angrily warned Europe not to do America's bidding and has said that Moscow does not fear Western sanctions. An aide to President Nicolas Sarkozy said France does not foresee imposing such trade or diplomatic restrictions at the summit.

Translation: Europe doesn't want to freeze this winter.