Want to see a deliberate alteration of the truth? According to CNN: Russia failed again and that is what everyone from America to BBC (Europe) readers are reading right now. Take a read and see what you think….
Russia fails to win support of Asian alliance!
(CNN) Russia’s hopes of international support for its actions in Georgia were dealt a blow Thursday, when an Asian security alliance denounced the use of force and called for respect for every country’s territorial integrity, according to reports.
The joint declaration from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO, left Russia further isolated as pressure mounts over its actions in Georgia.
“The presidents reaffirmed their commitment to the principles of respect for historic and cultural traditions of every country and efforts aimed at preserving the unity of a state and its territorial integrity,” the declaration said, The Associated Press reported.
“Placing the emphasis exclusively on the use of force has no prospects and hinders a comprehensive settlement of local conflicts,” AP reported the nations, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as saying.
China, Central Asian states back Russian role in Georgia conflict!
DUSHANBE, August 28 (RIA Novosti) – China and the other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) voiced their support on Thursday for Russia’s actions in Georgia and South Ossetia following the recent conflict.
However, the Asian countries stopped short of backing Russia’s move to recognize the independence of the breakaway province, along with Georgia’s other rebel region, Abkhazia.
“The leaders of the SCO member states welcome the signing in Moscow of the six principles for regulating the South Ossetia conflict, and support Russia’s active role in assisting peace and cooperation in this region,” a joint declaration adopted at the SCO summit in Tajikistan said.
The security bloc, is seen as a counterweight to NATO’s influence in Eurasia, comprises China, Russia, and four Central Asian states – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The six leaders called for peaceful dialog to resolve ongoing tensions.
“The SCO member states are deeply concerned over tensions around the South Ossetian issue, and call on all sides concerned to peacefully resolve existing problems through dialog,” the declaration said.
“The presidents also reaffirmed their commitment to the principles of respect for the historic and cultural traditions of every country and efforts aimed at preserving the unity of a state and its territorial integrity,” the declaration said.
So I see it that CNN turned what the SCO said into “Evil Russia Fails” and RIA Novosti adds sugar to the story. RIA is much more accurate and CNN completely degrades the facts.
The statement from the SCO is one of support for Russia, but with the understanding that force, history, culture, traditions and territorial integrity are very important. But Russia is in no way condemned and degraded by the SCO statements. In fact, the part that has to do with force is directed at Georgia in its attempt to destroy South Ossetia! The Western press has taken parts of the story and written a Evil Russia article to appease the War Mongers in America!
Why does media not just print what really happened?
Kyle & Svet