Links and Facts on Georgia/Russia and the War.
September 5, 2008
I actually wanted to write a column about the conflict. But I don’t have the time. So I’ll list some interesting links instead.
Update 4: I created a category about the conflict (I already used tags) to make it easier to follow the articles about it.
- Moscow’s international reserves went down 14 billion US$ during/after the war.
- Human Rights Watch published Satellite images showing the ethnical cleansing.
- Did Reuters faked pictures showing dead Georgian civilians?(*1)
- I already published a link to a precise timeline of the war in Georgia
- Update 4:Gary "war nerd" Brecher wrote four interesting articles about the conflict.
- The Russians used mainly "out of date" T-72 (there are reports that even T-62s were used) tanks.
- The US announced to give 1 billion US$ as aid to Georgia.
- Georgia admits using M85 cluster munition against the Roki tunnel
- Putin claims that the US orchestrated the war so that McCain and his presidential campaign could benefit from it.
- Russia had some problems at the beginning of the war. Like missing air cover and broken down tanks blocking mountain roads. But they were lucky because the Georgians didn’t used the situation to their advantage and failed to blow up the Roki tunnel.
- Georgia’s Radar is now linked to NATO radar. So the NATO can surveil the Airspace over Georgia.
- Update 2: And I forgot to link to my list of facts about South Ossetia.
- Update 3: DIA (US Defense Intelligence Agency) official defends Russia-Georgia reporting
- Update 4: did a wrong translation prolonged the war?
I’m missing some links. So I’ll update this article as soon as I find them. I had one interesting article about the failing of the Russian air force because the Georgian air defence network isn’t organised and was blinded early in the conflict and it uses Russian made weapons. But the Georgians still did well in air defences.
*1) Wired’s Danger Room has a statement from Reuters about those accusations.