The War We Don't Know

While Russia and America see the conflict in abstract terms about spheres of influence and protecting allies, for Ossetians, who still recall the centuries of massacres Georgians committed against them, it is highly personal. They will still recall the Georgian massacres in the early 1920s, when Georgia was briefly independent, which exterminated up to 8 percent of the Ossetian population. Full Story »

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Tom Maertens
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by Tom Maertens - Oct. 1, 2008

You don't always expect high-quality journalism from a writer at an obscure alternative publication in Moscow, like the eXile, but Ames -- and before him, Matt Taibbi -- used that publication as a platform to move on in the world of journalism. This story reflects a deeper understanding of the checkered history between Russia, Georgia and Ossetia than the knee-jerk belligerence of McCain and the Neocons. Most Americans probably couldn't locate Tbilisi on the map, and likely think the Georgian capital is really Atlanta. But that won't stop the Neocons from pushing their aggressive agenda, in Russia and elsewhere.

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