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Cheney to rally U.S. allies in Russia's backyard

By Tabassum Zakaria

On 03/09/08.

BAKU (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney arrived in ex-Soviet Azerbaijan on Wednesday for the first leg of a trip to show that Washington stands by its allies in the region after Russia's military intervention in Georgia.

As Cheney came into a region Russia sees as its backyard, the Kremlin renewed its rhetorical attacks on Washington, accusing it of helping to trigger the conflict by backing a pro-Western Georgian government bent on aggression.

Azerbaijan and Georgia are links in the chain of a Western-backed energy corridor bypassing Russia which the West fears could be in jeopardy after the Kremlin last month sent troops and tanks deep into Georgian territory when Tbilisi tried to retake the separatist region of South Ossetia by force.

Cheney began his week-long trip in Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea, then heads to Georgia and from

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Added: Sep-3-2008 
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  • Maybe his tin heart will give out before he starts yet another unwanted war for control of oil pipelines.

    America will cheer the day this human corpes is 6 feet under.

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  • What choice does America have?
    The missile shield is not only logical it is the only choice Americans have. They created the bomb, and now too many people have it, and worse more and more are getting it. Any other country in the world would if they could build such a defense weapon.

    In the end this is a defensive weapon, the Russians do not like it because they know once the Americans have a means to defend themselves and others in the region they are pretty much done for. So Pultin has a More..

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  • Typical logic: any state pro-western, is therefor anti-Russia and therefor a threat and marked. If one in European region wants to pursue supplemental, multi-polar pipeline supply sources, which is not Moscow related, then one is seeking to isolate Russia.

    Hysterical and extremist. Sorry.

    P.S. Georgia and Kremlin need to chill out and come to a final settlement which includes non-aggression and co-existence and political integrity. Seriously, if Putin were president of Georgia and the More..

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  • Azerbaijan has oil Americans need - so Azerbaijan has to be a dictatorship and it is one. And I bet Cheney will not talk about democracy there but about continued american support, weapon deliveries, CIA help in oppressing the opposition.

    Democracy is as it seems not desirable in oil countries, to instable, all that unrest...

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  • let's start world war 3!!!

    hell yeah cheney you tell em!!!

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  • If canada gets involved then Im fuucked

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  • The most hateful man alive (compare to Bush, the most hated man alive) thinks he still holds the joystick of unlimited power.

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  • Oh yeah, this is definitely how to keep the peace. As if they don't hate us enough.

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  • What a "dick". You go man!

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  • Timmaahh

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