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500.000 bodies or sign

Some of you may have been reading my earlier column “Do you hear Mr. Nobel rolling in his grave? on 12th Oct.2008 (here). Now I was reading a shocking column by Dr. Jan Oberg, who is co-founder of Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research. The headline “Peace Laureate Ahtisaari endorsed terrorism” of his column… » read more

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Georgia 08/08/08 is the date when headlines in Western mainstream media started to tell how big, bad aggressive Russia attacked to tiny, democratic, good Georgia. After that the West continued accusations about occupation a free sovereign state started rethink enforcing its frontlines around Russian border in new cold war era. Al this despite the fact,… » read more

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EU as a mediator?

During last conflicts in Caucasus and before in Balkans there has been discussion about EU’s position between conflicting parties -between east and west. I can agree with those who advise that EU should not take sides but rather balance its criticism with conflicting parties. From my point of view this could mean an approach with […]

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Georgia launched a major military offensive against South Ossetia on Friday in a bid to regain control of its breakaway province. The attack started few hours after declared ceasefire, just before opening Day of Olympics. It’s been confirmed that some Russian peacekeepers working in the region have been killed in the fighting, although exact figures […]

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