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Mugsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-18-08 03:18 PM
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2. Also from report.
I should of included this quote in my summary. Please read to the full Op/Ed:
Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in an Op/Ed Sunday:

Mounting a military assault against innocents was a reckless decision whose tragic consequences, for thousands of people of different nationalities, are now clear. The Georgian leadership could do this only with the perceived support and encouragement of a much more powerful force. Georgian armed forces were trained by hundreds of U.S. instructors, and its sophisticated military equipment was bought in a number of countries. This, coupled with the promise of NATO membership, emboldened Georgian leaders into thinking that they could get away with a blitzkrieg in South Ossetia.
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