Talk:Former Georgian Minister accuses Saakashvili of war mongering

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I like to review and publish the article but my bias in the conflict tells me to let some other wikinewsie do it. It is a hard accusation but article attribute it good. Dont know how to/if a expansion of the article with someone/thing to meet it for ballance. I dont see the article formally biased. Its very newsworthy as mainstream western medias support of Saakashvili seems naive imo. international (talk) 07:48, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reviewing. The article is basically just a summary of how 2 prominent members of the Georgian opposition see Saakashvili. It is not meant to be an overall/complete report on Saakashvili, but just to report how he is assessed by those two. Personally I would have preferred to give a complete literal translation of the original interview with the former Georgian minister, but that might have posed copyright issues, so I chose to write that summary instead.Making clear though, i'm reporting on their assessment only and not giving a complete (neutral) assessment of saakashvili by me. The main motivation was as you've pointed out, that (english) mainstream western media doesn't seem to report on the opposition in georgia at all and i found that interview with that former minister (knowing saakashvili's government inside out) quite interesting.-- 03:39, 21 August 2008 (UTC)



Suggesting this article for 4:lead or higher. international (talk) 20:19, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Misleading formulation/factual errorEdit

I just noticed, that when my original text was improved/smoothed unfortunately an error occurred. In the interview Chaindraw did not blame the US administration for installing a pro American government (he has no issue with being pro american nor with the removal of shevardnadse), but he blames the US for spreading the false idea that Saakashvili's government is democratic and turning a blind eye on his totalitarian behaviour. So in that sense "Georgij Chaindrawa accuses the United States administration of creating a pro-American Georgian government under Saakashvili" is somewhat misleading.--Kmhkmh (talk) 01:17, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

I tried to correct it. Wishmaster68 (talk) 14:10, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Oops, sorry, that was me. Thanks for fixing it Wishmaster68. Gopher65talk 14:13, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for helping out, the current formulation reflects the original interview much better now.--Kmhkmh (talk) 15:07, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
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