Friday

News Update: Bejing, Ossetia, Japan,

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)

One hour ago...
A "Welcome My Friends" message is displayed on the stadium roof during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium!
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A complicated state of affairs... And hope they can reach a solution with talks. And see... Same misunderstood "surprised look" Bush was criticized for, at 9-11: Here. Best Explanation: Here.

Fighter planes and heavy artillery bombard the capital Tskhinvali as fighting rages in the outskirts... As Georgian forces continue to launch a massive military offensive to take control of its breakaway republic of South Ossetia...
Georgia's Saakashvili


Speaking in behalf of defense of Russian populations in Ossetia...
Russia's FM, Sergei Lavrov issues the statement:
"We are receiving reports that a policy of ethnic cleansing was being conducted in villages in South Ossetia, the number of refugees is climbing, the panic is growing, people are trying to save their lives." More.

This Video report:


Putin has flown to meet with Bush in Beijing... To me, it appears to be a spontaneous effort by Georgian President Saakashvili, to draw-in support from the west... I do not see the US prepared at all for this war, nor in anticipation of it... Meanwhile, at the request of Russia, the UN Security Council continues with their emergency debate, to find resolution... Read.
وينبغي ان السعوديين ايفاد مبعوث الى اسرائيل فورا.

And in Japan...
It appears that a quick thinking message was relayed, to keep startled passengers calm; when an over-loaded escalator 'drive-train' snapped and broke off its hooks. Only 10 injuries, at exhibition hall of the Tokyo Big Sight.


Still away.. D. Worth has begun designing a transfer to a new blog, so I can post via cellphone... Will keep you informed. Will update when I can...




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