Attacks Russia Through Client State Georgia
While U.S. media obsesses about John Edwards' extramarital shenanigans
Georgian forces, trained and equipped
by the Pentagon and the U.S. government, killed 10 Russian peacekeepers
early this morning in a provocation attack that has escalated into military
conflict, but the subsequent corporate media coverage would have us
believe that the U.S. and NATO-backed client state Georgia is a helpless
victim, when in actual fact a far more nuanced geopolitical strategy
is being played out.
Original reports early this morning
detailed how Georgian
forces had killed 10 Russian peacekeepers and wounded 30 others,
which was the provocation for Russian forces to begin military operations,
but the fact that Georgian forces were responsible for starting the
conflagration has been completely buried in subsequent media coverage.
"Georgia and the Pentagon cooperate
reports MSNBC, "Georgia has a 2,000-strong contingent supporting
the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, and Washington provides training and
equipment to the Georgian military."
The latest exercise, Immediate Response
2008, which took place last month, involved no less than one thousand
U.S. troops working with Georgian troops in a war game scenario.
Moreover, the very "Rose Revolution"
that brought the Harvard trained pro-US Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvilli
to power in 2003 was wholly aided
and abetted by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Russian fury at U.S. support for Georgia
and Georgia's aspirations of becoming a NATO member have flared regularly
in recent months, with tensions also rising following U.S. attempts
to place missile defense shield technology in Poland and the Czech Republic,
which most observers agree has nothing to do with Iran and is in fact
aimed at countering Russian military superiority in the region.
In addition, the
pro-Israeli news source DebkaFile reports that Georgian infantry
units were "aided by Israeli military advisors" in capturing
the capital of breakaway South Ossetia, Tskhinvali earlier today.
DebkaFile elaborates on the true geopolitical
significance behind today's events.
DEBKAfile’s geopolitical experts
note that on the surface level, the Russians are backing the separatists
of S. Ossetia and neighboring Abkhazia as payback for the strengthening
of American influence in tiny Georgia and its 4.5 million inhabitants.
However, more immediately, the conflict has been sparked by the race
for control over the pipelines carrying oil and gas out of the Caspian
The Russians may just bear with the pro-US Georgian
president Mikhail Saakashvili’s ambition to bring his country
into NATO. But they draw a heavy line against his plans and those
of Western oil companies, including Israeli firms, to route the oil
routes from Azerbaijan and the gas lines from Turkmenistan, which
transit Georgia, through Turkey instead of hooking them up to Russian
Jerusalem owns a strong interest in Caspian oil
and gas pipelines reach the Turkish terminal port of Ceyhan, rather
than the Russian network. Intense negotiations are afoot between Israel
Turkey, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Azarbaijan for pipelines to reach
Turkey and thence to Israel’s oil terminal at Ashkelon and on
to its Red Sea port of Eilat. From there, supertankers can carry the
gas and oil to the Far East through the Indian Ocean.
Former Treasury Secretary under Ronald
Reagan, Paul Craig Roberts, told The Alex Jones Show today that the
entire scenario smacked of a maneuver on behalf of the Neo-Con faction
controlling the White House, led by Dick Cheney. Roberts said the date
was precisely picked due to the distraction of the Olympics and Bush
being out of the country.
Both Condoleezza Rice and John McCain
have today demanded Russia withdraw its forces from Georgia immediately.
Meanwhile, the U.S. media networks are
seemingly more interested in the complete non-story of John Edwards
having an affair, while a conflict that could have devastating and thunderous
geopolitical consequences fizzes on the verge of explosion.
As of early Friday evening, Edwards'
extramarital shenanigans were dominating CNN and Fox News, while Drudge
also afforded the story more prominence that the situation in Georgia,
which was also deemed less important than the opening ceremony of the
One of our readers contributed the following,
which explains in detail exactly what is unfolding.
Most folks on here can not or will
not look up the history or facts for themselves …morons..
Those who dont learn from history are destined to repeat it..
In 1992, Georgia was forced to accept a ceasefire
to avoid a large scale confrontation with Russia. The government of
Georgia and South Ossetian separatists reached an agreement to avoid
the use of force against one another, and Georgia pledged not to impose
sanctions against South Ossetia.
A peacekeeping force of Ossetians, Russians and
Georgians was established at the time. And late in 1992 the OSCE set
up a mission in Georgia to monitor the peacekeeping operation.
From then, until mid-2004, South Ossetia was generally
In June 2004, tensions began to rise as the Georgian
authorities strengthened their efforts against smuggling in the region.
Hostage takings, shootouts and occasional bombings left dozens dead
A ceasefire deal was reached on August 13, but
it has been repeatedly violated.
Tensions in the region soared in 2008 and outbreaks
of violence became increasingly frequent in the border area.
Georgia said it was an internal affair as the breakaway
republic had never been recognized internationally.
The Georgian side repeatedly insisted the conflict
could be resolved without outside interference.
However, early on August 8 Georgia launched a massive
military offensive to take control of the republic.
A quote from another Reuters
At an emergency session of the United Nations on
Thursday night, Russia failed to push through a statement that would
have called on both sides to stop fighting immediately.
Council diplomats said a phrase calling on all sides to “renounce
the use of force” had been unacceptable to the Georgians, backed
by the United States and the Europeans.
UK Times online:
Mr Saakashvili, a US-educated lawyer who succeeded Eduard Shevardnadze
in 2004 and has since tried to align it more closely to the West,
compared the Russian action with the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979
and appealed to the outside world to intervene.
“Russia is fighting a war with us in our
own territory,” he told CNN as Russian armour rolled into South
“It’s not about Georgia anymore. It’s
about America, its values: we are a freedom-loving nation that is
right now under attack.
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