Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Before We Say Goodnight...

About to retire to bed and call it a day around 2a.m., I casually flipped through the foreign channels on the cable and came across a special report on the "Brand New Independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia" on one of the Russian owned English-language stations.

Wish I had turned it off right away and gone to sleep instead, for the level of utter misinformation and numerous biased opinions scrambled into a somewhat tastefully produced report was a little too much for my sleep-deprived mind.

There's been enough of futile "winners and losers" talks about the war and the endless arguments about "who started it", but openly misinforming the public and deliberately refusing to shed the light on both sides of the conflict whilst constantly referring to "Georgia's aggression against South Ossetia" (which in itself sounds ridiculous) is slowly turning into a tedious discussion, and also a bit of a cliché, too - let's be honest.

Peacekeepers or piece-keepers... Who knows... Sanctions or no sanctions... Hard to predict at this point, for the talks within the EU framework have been postponed - indefinitely? Depending when the Russian troops are fully withdrawn from Georgia, based on the EU-brokered six-point peace plan between Russia and Georgia.

You try to remain objective and open-minded about this whole issue, but at the end of the day, it's almost impossible to resist becoming somewhat biased, and ultimately taking sides.

Political wars... Diplomatic disputes... It's the 21st century, people, let's get it into perspective, finally!

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