Collateral damage is not genocide.
Collateral damage is not genocide... don't know about local police in your area but the local police where I live dont use Grads to "save them" from terrorists.
Saaka is basically non-grata in Georgia anyways, asking for prosecution is just silly.
And there is your problem... perhaps is saaka ordered the bombing of Moscow or your home village you might think no longer being popular in Georgia would be enough punnishment, but perhaps the people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia might not want good relations with Georgia while Saaka is a free man there or not held to account.
By not prosecuting him they are saying what he did was not a crime... can you not see how that might be counter productive to any future reconciliation?
It certainly isn't in the interest of any side.
Sounds like South Ossetia and Abkhazia might think it is in their interests to formalise good relations with Russia.
There was no "genocide" nor an attempt of a genocide, not even remotely.
The attack on South Ossetia was not a rescue mission... it was a Waco mission... burn the place down. They might not have gone out of their way to kill the South Ossetians but clearly the plan was to make them leave... perhaps to block the Roki tunnel to prevent Russian support coming in.
Half of the killed Ossetians who were not conscripts, were probably volunteers.
While the Georgians killed were all innocent civilians.... keep playing the blame game... I am sure that will help them change their minds and want to rejoin Georgia again.... NOT.
I agree that bombarding a city is a crime in general. But military all over the world does it. Remember Grozny, Baghdad, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine etc ? why don't you condemn that ?
First of all you might notice in these threads that there are actually quite a few members calling attacks on Baghdad and Afghanistan and Palestine a crime... and if you remember correctly when Russian forces first rolled in to Grozny, they did so in columns without artillery or air support and the Chechens ignored that fig leaf and massacred them. If it had been Prague or another city that wasn't fortified for war it would have been a fait acomplait and the Russians could have taken the city without a shot being fired and no buildings being shelled... it was a choice the Chechens made for themselves.
In comparison the unprovoked Georgian attack on South Ossetia started with artillery aimed at Russian peace keeper bases, and then seemed to have become random.
So please, don't be one sided. The war itself was a crime allready.
But who started it? Who is responsible?
It is amusing you balance the issue by claiming the South Ossetians started evacuating a city that was being shelled by Georgian forces... what bastards they are!
Got to take Georgian side on this one. They got their act right, and now it's decent country were Russians and Russian speakers are welcomed.
So therefore you would also take the side of Germany and Japan because after WWII with lots of US cash and investment they turned out pretty prosperous too... very unusual logic...
Before You go on blaming them of genocide look at Ukraine. Only serious crime Georgians did was shelling of Thskinvali. A video of Cobra gunner shooting god knows where and laughing is a moot proof of war crime. When there are videos of Ukrainian Nat guard shooting people point blank. Ukrainians are shelling their own cities for how long and how long did shelling of Thskinvali lasted?
So the fact that the nazis in Ukraine happily murder those ukrainians that oppose their coup, then Georgia is clean and innocent and with all that US money in aide and investment, they are OK.
THEY FIRED GRAD ROCKETS INTO A CITY THEY CLAIM AS THEIR OWN.
They clearly thought nothing about the lives of the South Ossetians, or the Russian peace keepers. The Georgian peacekeepers withdrew, and the OSCE peacekeepers were also told to leave by the Georgians... yet no warning was given to the Russian peacekeepers or the South Ossetians themselves... wonder who those Grads were intended for?
If Slobodan had ordered a Grad attack on the capital of Kosovo and targetted specifically NATO and EU peacekeepers there do you think a few Serbian villages might get damaged in what would happen next?
But no... Russia has Chechnia and Abkhazia has 1993 and only Georgia is a victim here.
Not really sure how Abkhazia and 1993 justifies an artillery attack on South Ossetia in 2008 but I am sure there is a good solid reason in Wiki somewhere.
Now what TR1 said.. Both Chechen wars were terrible. Atrocities on both sides. It was a meatgrinder
And unlike the Georgian decision to attack a city defended by Russian peacekeepers, the conflict in Chechnia was not really in Russian hands... or was Beslan made up? Was the Moscow Theatre siege just a friendly criticism of modern Russian theatre performances?