Russian feedback (explains in a nice way, why people are pissed off)

SUBJECT LINE:

“Regarding Your recent visit to Georgia or why did it make so many
people talk about it…”

Body:

“Hi Dr.Dot, first of all I'd like to thank you for becoming my friend here on Myspace – I'm really happy now! 🙂 I have been reading your blog and watching videos for the last few d ays 🙂 – about Georgia, Germany, Monte Carlo and much more. Have to tell you I really enjoyed every one of them – it's so cool and funny stuff :). You look like a smart interesting person who has it's own opinion. Shortly about myself: I'm russian, permanently moved to US less than 5 years ago. I love Pink Floyd – especially “The Wall”. Also, I'm still hoping that Russia and US would finally be friends one day, not enemies :(.

The main reason why I'm writing this message is your recent visit to Georgia and all that talking about it in Russia. I hate to see that somebody gets the information from one side of the conflict and not being told the whole thing. I'm not surprised that there are so many people in the US who still thinks that Georgian president is so sweet and innocent. You're saying FOX, CNN, ABC, MSNBS and other TV channels were telling you that Russia attacked Georgia without any reason – which is completely not true and unfair. You ask why did they do it – I'm not sure, but I noticed that in the “democratic” US – the information that is being released to public is filtered and censored much more than in the other countries, especially government stations like FOX – they say exactly what the government thinks is right for the people to know and what not.

I have friends who were born here in the US and they say that “are sick and tired of BS that TV tells them” – if you want to know exactly what's going on – it would be a good idea
to listen what news companies say in other countries of Europe, Russia, Asia and so on – sometimes it's just about opposite. There is a very good documentary movie called “WAR 08.08.08” – if you get some time, I'd recommend you see it some day – it explains a lot, you can watch it both online or download, it's in English. Here is a link online:
http://russia. ru/video/war080808en/ and also you can download HD version here – http://media. russia. ru/1194/iphone. mp4?title=1. I have that video on Myspace, which should be attached to this message, but their quality is very poor.

You're probably not quite interested and have no time to read, but I decided to write a little about the Georgian situation. After the Soviet Union was destroyed – Georgia willingly became independent in 1992, but 2 small republics Osetia and Abhazia that are located in the middle of Georgian territory and have been independent since 1922 didn't want to become Georgians all of a sudden and decided to continue be Russian. You can imagine that this made Georgians really mad and for the last 15-16 years there were constant fights between Georgia and those 2 republics simply because Georgia would like too have their lands.

The fact is that US has been supporting such small countries like Georgia for a while now, something like 10 billion a year – just for Georgia alone last year and US government says they are going to support them even better in the future. Why? I call it paranoia – US is always scared that Russia will start fighting with them and trying to prevent that by supporting all those little republics around Russia in order to place NATO forces in every one of them. So, the deal pretty much is: we support you, train you and you'll join the NATO, so we could place a base on your territory in order to get protected from Russia. But the truth is that Russia has never in the history started any war with a foreign country – it was
always defending and ptotecting Russians territories from the foreign envators.

US has been training Georgian military, providing guns, uniforms, weapons for the last few years in order Georgia would meet NATO standards and join them. Everything was going great, but here is the problem: NATO tells Georgia – we can't let you be part of NATO because your country is incomplete – there are 2 independent republics right in the middle of Georgia who don't want to do anything with Georgia and even have Russian passports – which makes them Russian citizens, not Georgian. You can imagine – all that effort and nothing at the end because some people who don't want to become Gergians. The decision was simple – one day tell those people that they have nothing to worry about, stop fighting, but next day come and kill every single one of them in order to get their lands, so Georgia could finally join NATO. I was born in the soviet union when there was a lot of money spent to support all those little countries, now I live in the US which is supporti them spending tax payers money and honestly, I'm not quite happy about it.

They say within the last 4-5 years Saakashvilli was spending ALL the money on weapons, guns, military training and etc. instead of healthcare, education and other civil needs, that's why the country is in such poor condition and a lot of georgians hate their president trying to get rid of him.

According to the witnesses, UNO, major European and Russian news companies “On 08.08.08 Georgian president made an order and killed over 2000 people without any notice – who were Russian citizens”. What was Russia supposed to do? Ignore? That's impossible. Let's say Canada decides to get Alaska – comes and kills all the people there – who are Americans, should US let them do that or maybe respond properly? That's exactly what Russia did – sent it's forces to protect Russian citizens who were being murdered by Georgians! As a result, Georgian forces failed loosing most of their weapons and soldiers. Of course US was pissed off to see that after investing so much money into it – that's the main reason why US news were showing Russia as a predator in this situation. You might saw – few days after the conflict started – FOX brought a little teenage girl from Osetia republic LIVE! hoping to hear that Russia was being bad, but instead the girl started saying that you got it all wrong – Georgians are the ones who were killing us! – they didn't even let her finish – the host said “I'm sorry, we have to go on a break!” – and that's it – the girl was gone after that break – YouTube was showing her speach, but later was deleted probably forced the government.

So, I personally understand that you are trying to be funny in your videos and people with sense of humor should realize it. Like I said, I think you are a great person and I really enjoy watching everything you post. Would I go see Georgian president myself and feel sorry for him – probably not… because I also realize that a person that might be responsible in deaths of not just 1, 2, but at least 2000 people – has to be arrested and properly prosecuted. Which has already started in Europe – they have a huge investigation going on and Georgian president is being watched extremely close right now – which of course includes all people whom he meets and talks to. It was kind of funny – most of the Europe was also shocked by that conflict and first was supporting Georgia, but after looking at the evidence – most of european countries have already taken Russian side – not Georgian's president. When the investigation ends and he gets proven guilty in court of law – most likely he will be treated as Saddam Hussein was.

In addition, I would like to say that I like Georgian people. In fact – I have Georgian friends and there is nothing against them, but what they say Georgian president did – is unacceptable for the democratic world and has to be stopped.

P.S.: I understand that it's highly unlikely that you've read all of it above – but I at least I tried to help you understand what is really going on. Thank you for your time. Have a good day!

Best regards,
Igor”

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