news update for 14th august 2008

OLYMPICS- The Olympics are on in Beijing. I dont really care to be honest. China is still violating human rights left right and center, so nothing much has changed. Some American swimmer keeps winning gold medals. They had a weird opening ceremony cover-up involving young girls and lip-synching. Yawn.

GEORGIA- Is a mess. Russia invaded, horrors ensued. The US and the Europe have demanded that any settlement of the conflict in Georgia had to be based on recognition of the small Black Sea country’s territorial integrity. But after overrunning Georgia in five days with troops, tanks, and bombers, Russia rejected the terms. The Russians, whose invasion of Georgia at the weekend has shocked the west and which today stirred more detailed talk of specific sanctions against Russia, agreed to “international negotiations on the modalities of security and stability” in South Ossetia and Abkhazia after having initially demanded talks on the status of the two provinces. Both regions have been beyond the Georgian government’s control since the early 90s and the small ethnic wars that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia launched an abortive and disastrous bid to retake control of South Ossetia last week only to see his country invaded by the Russians and his military crushed.

CANADA- Last week someone went crazy on an overnight Greyhound bus and stabbed a guy to death before beheading him. Then he ate parts of the body in front of terrified passengers.

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~ by k-rock and l-jive on August 14, 2008.

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