Media outlets including CNN jumped on Georgia President Mikhail Saakashvili’s claim to have witnessed “first hand” two Russian planes bombing the city, and reported it as fact. Footage shot by RT shows a ghost town, where a statue of Stalin towers over the main square. Russia’s UN ambassador said the allegations were part of a “disinformation campaign.”
Washington sanctioned assault on South Ossetia
Georgia wouldn’t have attacked South Ossetia without the green light from the U.S, believes Paul Craig Roberts, a former assistant secretary to the treasury in Ronald Reagan’s administration.
Georgia is a U.S. Project – Russian FM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has criticised Georgia’s relationship with the U.S. in the aftermath of the trouble in South Ossetia. In a news conference he addressed a wide range of issues surrounding the future of the Caucasus region including Abkhazia, the role of the U.S. and media coverage of the conflict.