Real News: No ‘good guys’ In Georgia Conflict

With the rhetoric from both Washington and Moscow heating up as the provocation of Russia continues, the US media continues to cloud the truth and slant the issues and the stories as much as possible in favor of “acting President” McCain, to whom Bush seems to defer to and to have turned over control of US Foreign Policy to the past few days.

Yesterday in Moscow, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev assured South Ossetia and Abkhazia of Russia’s support in their bid for independence as ceasefire held in Georgia and the focus shifted to a post-war settlement…

“Russia’s position is unchanged. We will support any decisions taken by the peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia,” said Mr. Medvedev at a Kremlin meeting with the leaders of the two self-proclaimed republics. “We will not only support but will guarantee [your decisions] both in the Caucasus and throughout the world.”

Mr. Medvedev in fact declared Moscow’s readiness to brush aside the West’s objections to the two regions’ split from Georgia in much the same way as the West ignored Russian protests against Kosovo’s independence.

Mr. Medvedev’s statement signals a major shift in Moscow’s stand.

Meanwhile, today, with Russia, Georgia and the US engaging in a war of words, Matthew Rothschild, Editor of the Progressive, believes all three are behaving hypocritically.

August 16, 2008 – 2 min 53 sec

Matthew Rothschild: US and Russia hypocrisy cubed

Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive magazine. Rothschild has appeared on Nightline, C-SPAN, The O’Reilly Factor, and NPR, and his newspaper commentaries have run in the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, the Miami Herald, and a host of other newspapers. Rothschild is also the author of a book entitled You Have No Rights: Stories of America in Our Repressive Age (New Press, 2007). Rothschild is also the co-founder and director of The Progressive Media Project, which since 1993 has been distributing opinion pieces to newspapers around the country in an effort to diversify and democratize the national debate.


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    • Edger on August 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    isn’t nearly as “cold” as the old cold war, it seems, and the pot may boil over…

  1. …for McCain to appoint himself “In Charge here” is really scary–it’s quite “Presumptious” of him too.

  2. . . . now say George W. Bush, John McCain, and the other architects and applauders of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.  Hypocrisy?  It’s a Moliere comedy!

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