It is inconceivable that Washington was not intimately involved in the preparations for Georgia’s attack on South Ossetia. US military advisers virtually run the military of what Washington considers its key ally in the Caucasus, a strategically critical bridgehead between the oil-rich Caspian Basin and Western Europe. Just one month ago Secretary of State Rice visited Tbilisi and reaffirmed US support for Georgia’s admission to NATO, a development which Russia considers an intolerable threat to its security. Rice’s visit was followed by a massive three-week military training exercise, in which 1,000 US troops participated. The incendiary measures announced by Bush on Wednesday represent the response of American imperialism to the major setback it has suffered as a result of Russia’s military intervention in Georgia. There is great concern within the US ruling elite that Russia’s routing of Georgia will undermine Washington’s drive to displace Russia from Moscow’s former spheres of influence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and establish American hegemony over the Eurasian land mass. US policy makers worry that the example of Georgia will weaken US control over right-wing client regimes it has established in a whole number of countries that were either part of the Soviet Union, such as Georgia and Ukraine, or allied to the Soviet Union through the Warsaw Pact.
A pattern of provocation: From the dissolution of the USSR in 1991 to the present, the United States has carried out a policy of militarily encircling Russia and surrounding it with hostile states dependent upon and subservient to Washington. As the USSR was disintegrating, the United States launched its first war against Iraq, a key ally of the Soviet Union in the Middle East. During the 1990s, the US and Western Europe sponsored the dismemberment of Yugoslavia in order to isolate and weaken the Russian ally Serbia. In 1998, the US spearheaded the incorporation into NATO, the US-dominated military alliance, of a whole number of newly independent states that had been either part of the Soviet Union or allied to it through the Warsaw Pact, including Estonia, Latvia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria. Please read the complete report
Now, Bush thinks France and the world are on his side as he instigates his Forever War but look at this! So how did the crisis in Georgia really come about? Many Europeans believe that the events of the past week can be traced back to the recognition of Kosovo - which was also a clear violation of international law - and which the Russians have skillfully turned to their own advantage. For France’s Le Figaro newspaper, Renaud Girard writes in part:
“Twenty years after being eclipsed by what was called the American ‘hyper power,’ we are witnessing the Russian Bear’s big comeback to the international scene. The Western diplomatic ballet now trying to temper the violence of the Russian reaction to Georgian President Saakachvili’s forceful blow against Southern Ossetia last Thursday will change nothing. … Naively, Saakachvili believed that having international law on his side was enough to enable him to use force. The problem is that his Western friends have just precisely violated these very rules, by unilaterally recognizing Kosovo’s independence … In Brussels earlier this year, Russian Foreign minister Lavrov solemnly warned his American counterpart Condi Rice: the recognition of Kosovo would set a precedent for Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Americans and their major European allies were mistaken not take him seriously.”
By Renaud Girard Translated By Nicolas Dagher August 12, 2008 France - French - Original Article (French) Twenty years after being eclipsed by what was called the American “hyper power,” we are seeing the big comeback of the Russian Bear to the international scene. The Western diplomatic ballet now trying to temper the violence of the Russian reaction to Georgian President Saakachvili’s forceful blow against Southern Ossetia last Thursday will change nothing. As Vladimir Putin clearly hinted, Georgia seems to have definitively lost its rebel provinces of Ossetia and Abkhazia. this is dead on Please read the rest
Not only this but the Ukraine is getting involved! Ukraine's military pledged on Thursday to carry out orders issued by the president obliging Russia's Black Sea Fleet to seek official permission for its movements. "There is a presidential decree and it will, naturally, be implemented. I guarantee that we will do everything to ensure the president's decree is carried out," Chief of Ukraine's General Staff Sergei Kyrychenko told a press briefing. President Viktor Yushchenko issued a decree on Wednesday requiring Russian naval vessels to request permission 10 days in advance before returning to the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol. Russia's defense ministry quickly denounced it as "not serious." The move ratcheted up tensions between Russia and Ukraine, which has given political support to Tbilisi during Russia's military conflict with Georgia. Russia has maintained its Black Sea fleet base in Sevastopol since the 1991 Soviet collapse and the current Russian lease on the facility expires in 2017.
Also to really instigate this war Poland and the United States will sign a preliminary deal to place part of a U.S. ballistic missile defense system in Poland -- a plan that has drawn sharp objections from Russia, the Polish president's office confirmed Thursday to CNN. The Bush administration has long pushed to base missile interceptors in Poland. The interceptor rockets would be linked to an air-defense radar system in the Czech Republic, whose officials agreed in April to take part in the system. Both countries are former Soviet satellites but now are members of the U.S.-led NATO alliance. The United States' plans to base the anti-missile system in Eastern Europe have raised alarms in Russia.
Moscow has mounted serious opposition to the missile shield plan, although the United States has insisted it is designed to counter threats from the Middle East and is not an aggressive move against Russia. The United States has also agreed to help Poland modernize its military, which it requested as a condition of its support for housing the missile defense system. Thursday's agreement comes amid heightened tensions between the United States and Russia over Moscow's invasion of Georgia, a U.S. ally Read last weeks update on Bush's Forever War coming to a head
Now Todays updates:
Hypocrisy: Despite Rice's BS and saying Russia has lost credibility Russia hints at military respnse over Poland!
Then announce Russia to cut military ties with NATO!
not only do we now have 5 carrier Battle Groups in the Gulf as we antagonize Iran but Pakistan is degenerating rapidly as Suicide blasts kill 57 at Pakistan arms factory
* None of this will be turned around! Because of the lie we are living since Bush This will all only end one way and one can only wonder what will be left after? There will be war with Iran. There will be war with Russia. There will be World War. There will be a "Forever War" They are al long instigated and necessary to Bush's forever war and declaring martial law. Remember the "denied" North American Union between the US, Canada, and Mexico? The North American corridor connecting them? Rumor of A new monetary system to replace the dollar? Yes it is all long in the works and coming to a head perfectly for Bush. There is no coincidence or surprise here just denial per usual until it all becomes undeniable fact!