Los Angeles Photo and Art Exhibition - TREASURES of GEORGIA Sep 9th 2010 4pm-11pm
Foundation Georgia marked milestones with our Treasure of Georgia Annual Exhibition at LA Reflection Center. Our Exhibition brought a response from California to New York, and added a new link to the Georgian Artists of America.
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The statement in the title may surprise many visitors to SOS Georgia. Surely an article on a website created to protest the illegal invasion and annexation of Georgian territory cannot be advocating Abkhaz independence? However, here I indeed intend to argue that for Georgia, the more autonomy the Abkhazians manage to win for themselves from Russia, the better.
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Many apologies for the pun-heavy yellow press headline, but what other choice did we have?Germany’s weekly news magazine Der Spiegel bills itself as a sort of German version of celebrated British newspaper The Economist. Its actions over the past few days however, have shown that bears a closer relation to its English namesake, tabloid The Mirror.
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Georgia: a faraway country of which people in the west know little. But ignorance is no excuse: Russia’s invasion of sovereign Georgia is a slap in the face to the international community, and threatens the fabric of the European security system. Given the gravity of the situation, the media has a responsibility to get it right.
Read more: Busting the Myths: Whose War Was It Anyway?
The Kremlin has, in a just few closely connected political and military moves, suddenly changed the diplomatic and security landscape of the world. In one fell swoop we have gone, arguably, from the post cold war world to the second cold war.
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The French have come in for a lot of stick over recent years—mainly from American right-wingers angered by a perceived ‘betrayal’ over Iraq.
Read more: Kudos to Kouchner
Russia’s invasion of Georgia, an act of unprovoked aggression against a sovereign, democratic country, has shown the world exactly what sort of a country the ‘new’ Russia is.
Read more: Power Politics: Why Georgia Must be Defended Energetically
That Russia has a launched a massive propaganda campaign against Georgia and for their war should be a surprise to no one. That they have gone to the extreme lengths that they have and that it has been so devastatingly successful (at least within Russia) might be. Let me draw your attention to an article in Forbes:
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When you are in such close contact with a international crisis of this scale after a while you start trying to make sense of it. In a way that is exactly what this website is about, making sense of a very complicated, fluid and chaotic situation. Once you have the situation at hand in perspective then it becomes time to figure out what is going to happen next.
Read more: Predictions: Both Good and Grim
Today Russia recognised the independence of the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. To many in the West, this may look like fair play. After all Kosovo was recognised by most of Europe and the USA against the wishes of the Russians. If we can grant independence to Kosovo and ignore Serbia’s territorial integrity why can’t we do the same for these regions?
Read more: If we accept the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, we are rewarding ethnic cleansing.
As someone who considers himself a liberal, and a definite supporter of freedom and independence for all people, I have been completely stunned by some of the statements coming out of certain American Left Wingers regarding the war in Georgia (including some old friends).
Read more: The Breathtaking Audacity of… Putin (and his American Apologists)