Nov 3, 2008
Um...I don't understand any of this. If the conflict was an American plot to improve McCain's prospects, 1. how? and 2. it failed? Also, um...it wouldn't be an American plot, it would be a Republican plot, and half of Americans would necessarily disagree with said plot. And why jack-o-lanterns?
NY Times: Thousands of Russians from the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi gathered in front of the United States Embassy here on Sunday night carrying jack-o’-lanterns inked with the names of war victims and charging that the war in Georgia was part of an American plot to improve Senator John McCain’s electoral prospects.
Most of the demonstrators, men and women in their teens and early 20s, said they held the United States responsible for the war in Georgia, saying President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia would not have attacked the separatist enclave of South Ossetia without express permission from American officials.
Several demonstrators said they had become disillusioned with the United States during the 1990s, saying the reforms it pushed had led Russia into financial and political chaos.