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    Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7548715.stm

    Seems to being overshadowed by the Olympics

    Russian tanks are moving towards the capital of Georgia's separatist region of South Ossetia, which has been under heavy bombardment from Georgian forces.

    Georgian troops are currently observing a three-hour ceasefire to let civilians leave the besieged capital, Tskhinvali.

    Georgia is reported to have said any involvement of Russian forces in the conflict will result in a state of war between the two countries.

    Russia says it is sending reinforcements to support peacekeepers.

    Reports from Georgia claim Russian jets have attacked an airport near Tbilisi.

    Nato, the US and the EU have all called for an immediate end to hostilities.

    At least 15 civilians are reported dead, as well as several Russian peacekeepers based in Tskhinvali.

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    This could get messy....

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    Another war?

    MAD...

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    I thought Sam Fisher sorted those guys out a few years ago?
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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    Well Georgia is gearing up for a full scale war, and the Russians are not going to back down.

    It will 'get messy' as pollaxe says.

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    I wouldnt piss about with the russians to be honest! They will blow georgia to kingdom come if their troops are attacked.
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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    I'm sure the Russians have their battlecruisers operational (sorry I couldn't resist ).

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili says he is willing to agree an immediate ceasefire.
    Can't think why...

    They're are going to be destroyed by Russia whilst the west ignores them despite being 'their biggest ally in the region' and the rest of the world watches the olympics. Speaking of which, I quite fancy watching some olympic action.

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    Well, the Georgian rebels wont be firing at Russian troops any time soon, but seriously, seems a bit overkill rolling in and blowing the whole place to kingdom come. However, saying that, I'll reserve judgement on right or wrong until I see the civilian death toll.
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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    My first thought was: ...did they get lost? Seriously, though, this could, nay, will be messy (but not so much for the Russians...they'll squash 'em). ^_^ Really, the other side oughta be saying saying "We changed our minds!"; the Russians may not be the might they once were as the Soviet Union, but they're still quite strong.

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    I have to admit it was nice timing by the Russians. Invade Georgia on the day of the Olympics opening ceremony, thereby ensuring media coverage is to a minimum.

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmaster View Post
    I have to admit it was nice timing by the Russians. Invade Georgia on the day of the Olympics opening ceremony, thereby ensuring media coverage is to a minimum.
    lots of things will have happened that still dont know about too... al sorts of news will have been "published" yesterday.

    This Georgia Russia mess is going to be critical for how the world deals with Russia from now on. Scary, very scary.

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    Hello everybody,

    What is happening in Georgia right now is not just a conflict between Russia and Georgia, but much more, cause it represents the fight between freedom and authoritarism. Any country is going to defend georgian interests, so it's up to us, responsible citizens of the free world (I calla that way our countries since I wonder if the cold war is now over), to defend the unprotected Georgian citizens and democracy againts the iron arm of Russian 21st Century Fascism:

    I Invite all those who want to come with me in 20 days to Georgia to organise the "second" international brigades, as they were set up for the first time during the Civil Spanish War against Franco's forces.


    This is a serious message, since we speak about a serious situation,

    Thanks to everybody

    May God save Georgian citizens, freedom, and democracy!

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    Wait is that guy recruiting?

    Hate to break it to you, but if the Russians keep pounding Georgia for 20 days, there wont be much left to save and seeing as a 15 day state of war has been declared this is more than likely.

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    Re: Russian tanks enter South Ossetia

    Quote Originally Posted by pablobotin View Post
    Hello everybody,

    What is happening in Georgia right now is not just a conflict between Russia and Georgia, but much more, cause it represents the fight between freedom and authoritarism. Any country is going to defend georgian interests, so it's up to us, responsible citizens of the free world (I calla that way our countries since I wonder if the cold war is now over), to defend the unprotected Georgian citizens and democracy againts the iron arm of Russian 21st Century Fascism:

    I Invite all those who want to come with me in 20 days to Georgia to organise the "second" international brigades, as they were set up for the first time during the Civil Spanish War against Franco's forces.


    This is a serious message, since we speak about a serious situation,

    Thanks to everybody

    May God save Georgian citizens, freedom, and democracy!

    What?

    Certainly here in the west the situation is somewhat of an unknown, we know the people of South Ossetia don't want to be ruled by Geogia, and we know that Russian Troops were peacekeeping in the region and have been for a long time. So when Georgia attacked the sepratists, Russians troops were in the line of fire.

    So it basicly seems like the Georgians wanted to go the military route and hoped the russians would pull out of the region, looks like a complete miscalculation on there part.
    One things for sure, there all idiots.
    With both sides accusing each other of a military build up for a while and tensions running hot, what else did Georgia think would happen when they attacked?

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