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Friday, August 15, 2008

Here We Go Again!!

The United States is just full of hypocrisy!! Now, two Congress members are demanding that the IOC take the 2014 Games away from Russia.

Lawmakers want Olympics out of Russia

WASHINGTON (AP)—The International Olympic Committee should punish Russia by moving the 2014 Winter Olympics out of Sochi, Russia, the co-chairs of the congressional House Georgia Caucus said.

Reps. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., and Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said in a joint statement they plan to file a resolution declaring that Russia’s movement of troops into Georgia on the eve of the Beijing Olympics makes it an unacceptable country to host the games.

“It is practically and financially untenable to hold the 2014 Winter Olympic Games less than 20 miles from a zone of conflict, particularly when the prospective host country has played a significant role in the escalation of that conflict,” according to a draft of the resolution.

IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies said Friday the IOC believes the Olympics games are “not a tool to be used by politicians.”

“It is premature to make judgments about how events happening today might sit with an event taking place six years from now,” Davies said in a statement, adding that 35 representatives from the Sochi 2014 are in Beijing observing the games.

The head of the Sochi organizing committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said in a statement that the members of the panel are aware of the intended resolution and only the IOC can respond to such matters.

“All our efforts here in China are spent on learning from these wonderful Beijing Games so that we can enhance our offer for the Olympic movement,” Chernyshenko said. “At Sochi 2014, our focus is to deliver an excellent and innovative Games that will inspire the world. We are on track to achive this.”

On Friday, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said he signed a cease-fire agreement with Russia that protects his country’s interests despite concessions to Moscow.

The two lawmakers said here that they plan to file the resolution when Congress reconvenes after the August recess.

“Russia must realize that its actions in Georgia will not be ignored by the international community,” Schwartz said.

Sochi was selected last summer as the location for the 2014 Olympics.

This really comes as no surprise. First we bitched about China getting the Games. We said that they shouldn't get them due to their human rights violations. Now we're demanding that the Olympics be revoked from Russia because they're at "war" with Georgia.

As usual, the United States is completely hypocritical. Pot meet Kettle!!

This, coming from a country who invades any country we damn well please. This, from a country that engaged and continues to engage in an illegal, immoral war with a country that did nothing to us. This, from a country that has its own major problems with human rights violations.

I want to know who these jackasses from Congress suggest that the Games be given to? The United States? I mean after all, we're just the greatest country in the world. We do absolutely nothing wrong. We're not immoral. We don't engage in unjustified, illegal wars. We haven't murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan. We haven't stuck our noses in business that doesn't concern us. We're not human rights violators. We're PERFECT!!

If we're going to take the Games away from Russia, I would offer this suggestion. If Chicago is awarded the 2016 Games, the Games should be taken away from Chicago. After all, there's a "war" going on there in the streets. How many people are murdered every single day there? Are we going to put visitors and athletes at risk of being shot?

What's that I hear? Oh yeah, silence!!

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  • At 5:21 PM, Blogger cellblogger said…

    So-o-o, you're OK with Russian aggression because there are hypocrites in America? I don't quite follow the logic.

  • At 8:02 PM, Blogger ParisL0ve2 said…

    Where did I ever state that I was "okay" with Russian "aggression"? Nowhere!!

    What I said was that the United States is so fucking hypocritical it's not even funny. They want the Olympics revoked from Russia for what has happened in Georgia.

    Yet, using their logic, the United States should NEVER get the Olympics again. EVER!!

    Apparently you're completely okay with murdering hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan. Apparently you're okay with anything that the United States does. Our shit doesn't stink right?

    The United States has absolutely no business telling anyone including Russia what the fuck to do, let alone deciding their "punishment".

    If Russia is going to be "punished" for what happened in Georgia, when is the United States going to punished for every last thing we've ever done? When are our leaders going to be dragged in front of the International community to be punished for what they've done?

    We have no business demanding that the Olympics be revoked from Russia. Period!! And if the United States doesn't like it, don't come!!


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