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“After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgia was drawn towards the West as a result of efforts and plots by America, Europe and the international Zionist lobby. But the scheme of America, Europe and the Zionist lobby went beyond support of their velvet ally and endangered their interests, Kayhan said Aug. 12, referring, apparently, to the “Velvet Revolution” of 1989 that toppled communism in Czechoslovakia.
Jomhuri-ye Eslami added that the response to the Russian invasion of Georgia showed the general weakness of the West.
The “era in which America was a superpower is now over,” it said confidently in an Aug. 19 commentary.
The newspaper added that Iran had already “managed to break the horns of the Great Satan [the United States]” and that the Lebanese war of 2006 put “an end to the myth that the Zionist regime is unbreakable.”
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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