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Georgia defeats Russia in Battle!

August 13, 2008

Georgia’s victory may not have been on the field of battle is a source on national pride nonetheless. I can’t even imagine how tense it was on the judo mats when Georgia’s Irakli Tsirekidze took on Russia’s Ivan Pershin in the 90kg middleweight Judo semi-finals. The end conclusion was a Georgian victory en route to their second Gold Medal in this year 2008’s Beijing Olympic games.

 

VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

 

It is impressive that Tsirekidze and Pershin competed as their countries were in the midst of implementing a peace agreement for their little proxy war over the South Ossetia region. For Georgia, hopefully the two gold medals provided a little respite from their political affairs, of where the latest is alleged that the Russians are disregarding the cease-fire and moving towards the capital city of T’bilisi.

Ah well with politics… You can take away south Ossetia but you can’t take these medals away. And much like a rose… Victory by any other name is just as sweet!

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Beautiful Little War – Russia vs. Georgia

August 11, 2008

What do you know about the Russian/Georgian conflict? Admittedly, I knew next to nothing before today other than that Russians were invading Georgia. Seemed kind of… well…. boring to me as far as armed conflicts go. But I’ve changed my mind.

Apparently, this little war has an interesting story. Have any of you ever read The Game by Neil Strauss? Yeah, yeah… go ahead and make fun of or dismiss the whole PUA thing. I’ll go ahead and do both. That’s not the point of this. Remember the Chapter where Mystery and Strauss are caught up at the border of a sovereign mile-long little Eastern European town and barely escape with their lives? Well I think this is it.

Gary Brecher of Exiled Online has the best backstory overview of the whole thing entitled, “War of My Dreams.” (read here) It may seem FRAT at first but it’s actually a DNC Worldwide – Alter-Egos for Good People › Edit — WordPressvery very interesting, if not overly-biased read.

Amateur shots by Ilia Plehanov, via navoine.ru, from Southern Ossetia

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