When news about the recent conflict between Georgia and Russia started to make waves, I grew skeptical about the credibility of the sources. As a history student, I comprehend the causes and motive of international conflicts, small or big. And so I was not at all surprised that an American interference followed almost immediately when the current Georgian leader, President Mikhail Saakashvili, announced through Western media that his country was being attacked by Russian troops.
What really happened in Georgia?
Some basic facts:
1. The citizens of South Ossetia have long expressed a desire to break away from Georgia and, in fact, declared themselves independent from Georgia in the 1990s.
2. On the first day of the 2008 Olympics, Georgia launched an all-out, "shock and awe" attack on numerous civilian targets in Tskhinvali, the capital city of South Ossetia
3. Russia, which shares a border and a long historical connection with South Ossetia, sent troops into the region to fight back the attacking Georgian military.
4. The arms for Georgia's attack on South Ossetia were largely provided by the US.
5. The US and UK news media have successfully managed to portray these events as a random, unprovoked and savage attack on Georgia by Russia.
The rest of the story is simply a copy paste from my history textbooks. The agenda for further negotiations will revolve around the violation of human rights in the Russian's part and pressure by the Americans to remove the Russian troops. Oh yeah, don't be amazed to view news reports that (only) the Georgian citizens are languishing in the war - a slide show of photos depicting dead bodies and displaced people will be shown to tap your emotions. The next thing that may hit headlines is 'Georgia Gains Independence'. Proponents of Georgian independence can't wait longer.
The (Western) media is obviously controlling our minds. You only hear one side of the conflict. Why did the Russians suddenly send an exodus of troops in Georgia? There must be a reason why Vladimir Putin commanded his army into Georgia. Putin should realize by now how Chinese President Hu Jintao felt regarding the Tibet conflict. What about United Nations? It is completely useless for both cases as Russia and China are in the Security Council. Any attempt to pass a resolution is paralyzed since the countries can use their veto powers.
Take a look below on how the media tried to conceal the truth: