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Russia And Georgia Wargames

by | 8th, August 2007

IT’S not just Hamas and Hizbollah that likes to throw its toys:

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili calls it a “bombardment” by Russia. The Kremlin says Georgia bombed itself. Both sides have used a rogue missile incident this week to accuse the other of picking a fight. But who’s provoking who?

Late on Monday, a massive guided missile hit the ground in southern Georgia without exploding. People in the nearby village of Tsitelubani saw “two planes at a great altitude,” and then watched one “dive” and “fire something.” Georgian investigators reassembling the weapon at the site say it was a Russian-made Raduga Kh-58, designed to hit radars.

Georgia’s government is infuriated, but so is Russia’s. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said on Tuesday that the attack was not just a problem for Georgia, “but for European security as a whole.” Moscow denies all involvement, and the Russian Foreign Ministry even suggested that Georgian jets had fired the missile just to raise tensions with Russia.

Has Russia got money to waste on missiles?



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