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ACC-21017January_Newsletter_p - by complete surprise,...

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Page -17- If you remember, the official excuse that the Russians gave for the invasion, was to help the two areas (Ossetia in the South and Abkhazia in the North, outlined in yellow) to become independent countries. ..to break away from Georgia. We now know that Russia planned it at least 6 months (or more) in advance, infiltrated Russian agents into the areas and helped to foment the planned insurrection. Russia had approximately 100,000 troops on the border, with tanks, etc. ready to invade when “invited” to help the breakaway areas. It caught everyone
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Unformatted text preview: by complete surprise, including the small Georgian army that was quickly overrun in just a couple of days. Russia repeatedly indicated that all they were and would do was to secure the two breakaway areas from Georgian agression. However, Russia went past the borders of these areas (Russia and these two GRI Newsletter, January 2009 Roger K. Young 2009 all rights reserved...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course BCS 213 taught by Professor Mcgovern during the Spring '10 term at Bergen Community College.

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