Thursday, August 14, 2008

Russian (Soviet) Aggression - Still Alive and Well

U.S. Sides With Georgia - Moscow Violates Ceasefire

President George Bush has put the US more firmly than ever on Georgia's side in its conflict with Russia, sending humanitarian aid on American military planes to help the embattled ex-Soviet republic and displaying growing impatience with Moscow's aggression.

Six days into the fighting in the tiny, impoverished country wedged between Russia and Turkey on the Black Sea, Mr Bush said Moscow's apparent violation of a ceasefire agreement put its aspirations for global acceptance at risk.

In brief but stern remarks from the White House, the president demanded that Russia end all military activity inside its neighbour and withdraw all troops sent in recent days into Georgian territory.
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