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Press TV – Bush interested in Georgia to sell McCain Sunday, 31 August, 2008

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Press TV – Bush interested in Georgia to sell McCain.

Duma State Deputy Sergey Markov

The following is Press TV’s exclusive interview with Russia’s Duma State Deputy Sergey Markov.

Press TV: Mr. Markov, looking at the situation, this conflict has so far produced a spiral of action-reaction from both sides. The larger danger here is one side taking an action and the other side reacting strongly to it, perhaps militarily. Is this where this is ultimately heading?

Markov: I wouldn’t agree. I think that the real part of the conflict is Russia and the United States, and they did react already. Too much. Now they change by using strong words but no actions. Russia withdrew its troops, and we see that the US reaction is also not so sharp. That’s why we can predict that maybe there will be no development in this conflict. It is really a conflict between Russia and the United States because of the United States initiative. We predicted that maybe the Washington administration will make another provocation. Maybe they will give weapons to the war criminal, Mikhail Saakashvili, but we believe that before this criminal regime of Mikhail Saakashvili will be armed and equipped again, the election campaign in the United States will be over and the new president will be not so interested in this war in the Caucasus because the main goal is the election of John McCain and stopping Barack Obama in the United States presidential elections. (more…)

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Duma deputy warns of ‘McCain paranoia’ Friday, 29 August, 2008

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Press TV – Duma deputy warns of ‘McCain paranoia’.

By Afshin Rattansi, Press TV, Tehran

The following is an exclusive Press TV interview with Russian Duma Deputy Sergei Markov on Russia’s recognition of the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states:

Q: I noticed across the wires that the United States says Russia’s recognition is unacceptable.

A: I think now the United States’ administration work not for the United Stats’ interests but for the interest of Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Dick Cheney, who without any real cause started the war in Iraq and is ready to start a war with Iran. They want to create an impression of the cold war with Russia. From our point of view South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which have never in their entire history been a part of independent Georgia, have more right to independence than Kosovo. The United States imposed independence of Kosovo on Serbia. It was not a matter of vote. (more…)