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09.08.08. Internet reports2011-08-09 17:24
This publication gives witnesses' account of the August-2008 events they presented in their blogs. GeorgiaTimes correspondents collected the stories written by Tskhinval residents, city defendants, the military, journalists and those who simply cared for the situation, shocked at Saakashvili's bloody massacre over South-Ossetians. Today's issue contains the stories of events of 9 August 2008 which was the second day of war.
Herectus writes in LJ on the night of August 9:
Tonight, Mikhail Saakashvili in an interview to CNN called on the United States to enter in a war (obviously a civil one) with South Ossetia and Russia, on the Georgian side, of course. "Russia is making war on us in our own territory", - said Georgian leader, broadly hinting that the USA should be interested in rendering help to Tbilisi. "It is not only Georgia's conflict now. This is offence against America and its values, - he stated. - We are lovers of liberty and our liberty is endangered".
Is it really so, is he serious?
I've just learnt from a news ticker that Georgian military units retreated from Tskhinval as soon as Russian armor entered the city. They also showed Russian military columns entering Ossetia. Hundreds of tanks, gun mounts, armoured cars... they were patrolled by SU-27 and groups of combat helicopters... What was the point? I can't understand... To induce a conflict between the West and Russia? Anyway, it was not the "restoration" of constitutional order....
And what about dozens of killed and hundreds of wounded people? What do they have to do with it?
Maksamgtu made a remark in the LJ-blog:
For the first time this morning I managed to get home and have a rest. I still cannot concentrate, seeing the faces of Ossetian women who came to the Georgian Embassy today; I feel my eyes welling up with tears. They've got their friends and relatives and children in Tskhinval. It is already dark and I am afraid the bombing may start again to bring more pain and blood.
And the Georgian government has definitely gone crazy. They should be hanged instead of appearing before a tribunal.
Rupor_naroda continues his chronicles from Tskhinval: