Saturday, August 16, 2008

Georgia Accused of Genocide

When we read this story, we couldn't help but wonder what kcmeesha, king of the caption contests, would think.

The chairman of the World Congress of Russian Jewry has accused Georgia of genocide and is calling for a tribunal to investigate and prosecute Georgian war crimes.
"We, as historic victims of genocide, cannot stand aloof," the statement said on behalf of the umbrella organization of the worldwide Russian-speaking Jewish community.

The deputy head of the congress contradicted the chairman telling the Haaretz newspaper that, "the organization's role is to worry about well-being of Jews worldwide and not get involved in 'geo-political conflicts.'"

1 comment:

meesha.v said...

I have a somewhat unique ability to read reactions in English and Russian. There is a big split on what originally caused the invasion i.e. the number of the "victims of genocide" was grossly overstated. There are also witness reports of killings and crime from both sides. No matter what will come of this conflict I think that it was an idiotic move on the Georgian side to start with. And you have to be careful pulling out old "historic victims of genocide" card, it may come useful later.
Thanks for the cool contest entry. It could be a winner.