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Retaliation against ethnic Georgians

  1. Oct 7, 2006 #1
    In an act of political retalation, Russian officials are now systematically targeting ethnic Georgians for deportation. This is in response to the recent spy scandal in Georgia, where several Russian officers were arrested, angering Moscow.


    Disgusting racism. :grumpy:
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  3. Oct 8, 2006 #2
    Russian journalist critical of Chechnya war killed
    Where's the international media?
  4. Oct 8, 2006 #3
    Well, since this murder is front-page news at ITAR-TASS, The New York Times, BBC, Jerusalem Post, Reuters, Le Monde, Al-Jazeera, Xinhua News Agency, etc., it's safe to say where the international media are - they're on the story of Anna Politkovskaya!

    Although I'm not sure what relevance this has to the Georgia situation - it's certainly important enough to warrant it's own thread.
  5. Oct 8, 2006 #4
    Perhaps a more appropriate question would be - where is the international outrage? At least here in America, most people are too lazy and slothful to have any concern for international news, which is sad because all the journalism of the world is at the tip of our fingertips.
  6. Oct 8, 2006 #5
    Of course it is - it's AP. But can you compare the volume of coverage of the happenings in Georgia and Chechnya to that of other conflicts? Chechnya is an ongoing, violent, international conflict. It is well within the scope of international news. It is right on Europe's doorstep, and the parties involved are certainly chief players in all matters international. I can cite anecdotes about the conflict that have evaded the headlines, for example are you aware that a Russian officer ordered his men to kill a Chechen civilian in front of a journalist?
    There is plenty the world needs to hear about these conflicts.
  7. Oct 8, 2006 #6
    I think people have come to expect this from Putin.
  8. Oct 8, 2006 #7


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    Maybe some people in the real world.

    NYTimes, October 7 -
    The same government who assassinated her? :rolleyes:
  9. Oct 8, 2006 #8
    Ouch! :cry:

    Last edited: Oct 8, 2006
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