WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
HAVE NOT BEEN TOLD ABOUT GEORGIA
Why Are Both Republican And Democrat Elites Seeking To Make
An Enemy of Russia?
War Mongering Is Also A Democrat Vice.
America Is Not The World's Policeman.
Bush. McCain. Obama and Biden Just Feed Russian
Paranoia about Being Encircled.
The US Military Industrial Complex Needs and Wants Another Cold War.
McCain and Bush Republicans can't seem to go very long without war or the bluster of war,
Even some Republicans are disgusted. Reagan`s Assistant Treasury Secretary -
Paul Craig Roberts
-- sees a very troubled world ahead... and McCain should think twice about his
Bush is now placing "defensive" American missiles in Poland. This sounds
Soviet missiles in Cuba. They were claimed to be "defensive" then, too,
but it led to the
Cuban Missile Crisis and very nearly a nuclear Armageddon. Predictably, a Russian
reacted by saying this was a dangerous threat to Russia and could lead to Poland being
attacked with Russian nuclear weapons. Some key facts about the Polish missles have
discussed by the Bush Administration. Are these American-made missles themselves
with nuclear weapons. Bush said they were meant to protect Europe from a rogue
and were not at aimed at Russia. But, how can the Russians be sure. What would
do if the situation was reversed?. We already know. That was what the Cuban
was all about.
McCain says we are all Georgians. That is not true. Georgia is 12 thousand
It is in the wild Caucuses in what was once Tsarist Russia. Stalin grew up in
Russia. So did
the last Soviet Prime Minister, Eduard Shevardnadze. Georgia and its mountains have
hideaways for bandits and soldiers on the run. McCain's top foreign policy advisor
on Georgia's payroll. McCain never mentioned that Randy Scheunemann's firm has been
paid $900,000 since 2004 to represent the interests of an independent Georgia in
Don't you wonder why al the reports on TV and in the news now omit the most significant
and salient fact, namely, that Georgia attacked South Ossetia. No one mentions that
Georgia left the USSR in 1991, South Ossetia chose to stay a part of Russia, as it had
since 1761. As the Georgian attack began, FOX News interviewed a little girl.
He asked her
the bad Russians. The girl told him that Georgia had first killed many of her
people and killed
a barrack full of Russians peacekeepers..The interviewer then quickly cut her off
Georgia is not exactly a flourishing democracy. The neutral International Crisis Group reports
that "the Saakashvili administration has had significant success in
rebuilding moribund institutions
and implementing sweeping economic reforms...(but) the concentration of power in the hands
of a small elite, cronyism, and lack of judicial independence and media representing
points of view, remain a challenge to democratization. Political
unrest in late 2007 with a
state of emergency and violent crackdown on protesters underscored the fragility of the
political leadership and revealed increasingly authoritarian tendencies within it."
Saakashvili as A Mafioso President
"Once he was in place in January 2004 as Georgias new President,
proceeded to pack the regime with his cronies and kinsmen. The death of Zurab Zhvania,
his prime minister in February, 2005, remains a mystery. The official
versionpoisoning by faulty gas
heaterwas adopted by American FBI investigators within two weeks of the killing.
That has never
seemed credible to those familiar with Georgias gangland slayings, crime, and other
of social decay. Zhvanias death was followed closely by a functionary of the
Georgi Khelashvili, who allegedly shot himself the day after his chiefs demise. The
head of Zhvanias
research staff was later found dead as well. Figures allied with
Saakashvili reportedly had a hand in the
premiers death. Russian journalist Marina Perevozkina quoted Gia Khurashvili, a
Prior to the fatal incident, Mr. Khurashvili had published an article in Resonans
the privatization and sale of Georgias main gas pipeline. Ten days before the prime
was found, Khurashvili was attacked and his editor-in-chiefciting pressure from
figures he refused to nameissued him a warning. The late premiers
position on the pipeline issue
was believed the direct reason for the murder of Zhvania. Zhvanias brother, Georgi,
Perevozkina that not long before Zhvanias death he received a warning that someone
to kill his brother. Saakashvili was reportedly livid when the US State Department invited
to Washington to win a Freedom Medal from the US Governments National Democratic
Saakashvili tolerates no rivals for power it seems...
"Since coming to power in 2004 with US aid, Saakashvili has led a policy of
imprisonment, torture and deepened corruption. Saakashvili has presided over the creation
de facto one-party state, with a dummy opposition occupying a tiny portion of seats in the
and this public servant is building a Ceaucescu-style palace for himself on the outskirts
According to the magazine, Civil Georgia (Mar. 22, 2004) until 2005, the salaries of
and many of his ministers were reportedly paid by the NGO network of New York-based
speculator Sorosalong with the United Nations Development Program."
With A Little Help from behind The Scenes
There are those that argue that but for the CIA, Georgia would not be run by the
Saakashvili administration. This is beyond the scope of what I want to say
here. But you can read
all about it at http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20569.htm
Saakashvili's rise to power
involved significant financing from the US Congress-funded
National Endowment for Democracy,
an agency created by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s to do privately what the CIA
used to do, namely
overthrow governments the US Government deems insufficiently friendly to American
as it defines. Others say Saakashvili was brought to power by a coup,
directed by the "Brezezinski
clan" with key financial aid from George Soros. Brezezinski is a top
Obama foreign policy advisor,
and someone I had as a teacher at Columbia University. Brezezinski was Carter's
The Arrogance of Power
In his1997 book, The Grand Chessboard:
American Primacy and its
Geo-Strategic Imperatives, Brezezinski argues that America's chief
task is to maintain
its "global primacy" over all of Eurasia! (Seriously!?) "To
make certain that no state or combination
of states gains the capacity to expel the United States from Eurasia or even to diminish
its decisive arbitrating role." Such thinking is delusional. He
completely forgets that American
financial and economic power is decidedly finite. He false assumes that America
would use such power
wisely. He is an inveterate cold warrior in search of a new cold war. The
need to take a new tact and escape the clutches and outdated thinking by the likes of
"Zbig is the reason our founders made it a requirement that only native born
Americans be elected
President. He is Polish mostly and would want the US to attack Russia for any reason, and
use ANY excuse to do it."
US Meddling Has Made Things Much Worse for Georgians
dispute over South Ossetia - as well as Abkhazia, the other contested region
of Georgia - is the inevitable consequence of the breakup of the Soviet
Union... Such problems
would be hard enough to settle through negotiation in any circumstances. But
add in the tireless
US promotion of Georgia as a pro-western, anti-Russian forward base in
the region, its efforts to
bring Georgia into NATO (and) the routing of a key Caspian oil pipeline through its
at weakening Russia's control of energy supplies, and conflict was only a matter of time..
forces are armed and trained by the US and Israel. It has the third-largest military
in Iraq..." (Source: http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a2867.htm
What's worse Georgia's President acts like a certifiable liar who craves media attention.
Bush, McCain and Obama have hitched their wagon to a crazy man. Saakashvilli thought
the Olympic Games would give him cover for Georgia's invasion of its breakaway province of
South Ossetia. What stupidity! When the Russians counter-attacked,
claimed that the US would be taking over Georgian airfields and port facilities to defend
Georgia under Saakashvilli
Sure, the Russian can be accused of over-responding. But the US Corporate media
to report about the hundreds of Russians who were killed or wounded when Georgia
hostilities by attacking Russia first. The Russian peace keepers had been in South
fifteen years when they were attacked.
Bush's complaints about a disproportionate response ring especially hollow and
It was the Bush Administration which gave a green light to Israel to launch a 35-day
of Lebanon after a border skirmish that killed three Israeli soldiers. Bush's war on
caused the death of over out of every 35 Iraqi. They were never a threat to
America. It was
always about the oil.
Obama and Biden Sound Exactly like McCain
Obama, caught by surprise, vacationing in Hawaii, has shown a singular lack of courage.
Instead of reminding McCain and Bush that Georgia started the war and then simply urging
a quick end of hostilities and the use of UN peace-keepers, Obama could only echo
of the super-hawks, Cheney, Bush and McCain and side entirely with Georgia.
"Russia's invasion of Georgia may be the one of the most significant
event to occur in Europe since the end of communism... When Congress
reconvenes, I intend to work with the administration to seek Congressional
approval for $1 billion in emergency assistance for Georgia." ( Biden - August 19, 2008)
In a year when one might hope that Democrats would be defining their differences from the
failed policies of Bush and Cheney, they are instead emulating them. No wonder the
public learned so little fromt he failed policies in Viet Nam and made the same mistakes
In picking Biden, Obama shows he is easily cowered by right wing super-patriots. In
might actually be able to act more independently. How much difference is there
the two Presideential candidates? McCain wants to "act tough" and Obama is
afraid not to "act tough".
I overheard someone ask, "Why vote for Obama, more and more he is just a
follower? The Democrats
have nothing new to offer on foreign policy." As for Biden, he voted
for all the Iraq war appropriations.
His so-called foreign policy experience failed him on this key test.
The cruel sport of bear-baiting
Russia like a bear, will leave you alone
if you do not threaten it. But if you poke it,
annoy it with shouts or get between it and
its offspring, you will have a fight on your
There Can Be No Peace
The corporate military industrial complex is taking over the US, lock. stock and barrel.
The Democratic Congress has given Bush the authority to spend more than a trillion dollars
this year on wars and making wars, despite the fact that with 5% of the world's population
we already spending 75% of the entire world's military spending. And it's not like
has unlimited resources. We are deeply in hock. The federal deficit will be a
trillion next year,
yet people can't find jobs, afford food and medicine and bridges are collapsing.
The military industrial complex is among Nancy Pelosi's biggest campaign contributors.
wonder she won't bring Bush under control, much less impeach him. Obama seems to
the backbone of a jellyfish. When it comes to Georgia, he is a cold warrior, too.
one of his key advisors, was always an ardent cold warrior. In graduate school, he
my grade (from A to A-) because I argued in class and in a seminar paper correctly (as it
that economic revisionism would in the end mean the disintegration of Communism in Eastern
Ever, the cold warrior, Brezezinski's stubborn advocacy of the "domino theory"
tragic war on VietNam. As National Security Advisor, his callous support for the
and hard line with Iran helped bring about the awful Iranian Fundamentalist revolution,
which we are
still paying for. In 1988, he switched sides and backed Bush I for President. At the
there was a 50% chance that Communish would collapse by 2017. He has consistently
Bush II's war on Iraq and agreed with those that say the Israel Lobby is having too
influence over American foreign policy. He considered a close advisor to Obama.
Russophobe, he wants us now to isolate Russia over their counter-invasion of
Bush's words to Russia about Georgia, "Get out now", are music to
low-brow, macho thinkers,
but they hardly help Georgia. They have no moral authority, coming from a man who
has had America
invade a country that was no threat to them and cause over a million Iraqis to die.
Georgia was misled,
in the first place, by Bush's recklessness false sense of omnipotence. Bush misled
President into thinking that the US would fight Russia to preserve their independence and
push Britain, France and Germany to have Georgia join NATO. Bush had no such clout
and the Russians
could see that America was bluffing. America's military has long been exhausted by
3 trillion Dollar war in Iraq. Why not give the Russians the two weeks they want to
As long as they get out? It's true the Russians want to destroy Georgia's military
and capture its
weapons. But that is what we would do, if we were attacked first. Comparing
Putin to Hitler,
says Russia will next devour the Ukraine.
I am so tired of Americans being ignored, lied to, duped and manipulated by the White
and both political parties, as they create the conditions for a new cold war with Russia.
from the docile and unquestioning corporate media response that the worst fear of
has come true, namely that the American Military Industrial Complex now controls 90% of
country and nearly all the corporate media. We know now we were lied to in the start
up of the
Israel, Iran and Oil
Georgia is militarily important to America only if the US wants Israel to attack
has sold a lot of military hardware to Georgia. "The military
cooperation between the countries developed
swiftly. The fact that Georgia's defense minister, Davit Kezerashvili, is a former Israeli
who is fluent in Hebrew
contributed to this cooperation. We are now in a fight against the great
Russia," he said, "and our hope is to
receive assistance from the White House, because Georgia cannot survive on its own. .. The
Ministry of Defense
of Israel had supplied the Georgian government their Hermes 450 UAV spy drones, made by
Systems Ltd, for use, under the strict control of Israeli intelligence units, to conduct
over southern Russia and, most especially into a Iran, targeted for Israeli Air Force
attacks in the near future.
"Two airfields in southern Georgia had been earmarked for the use of Israeli military
aircraft, intended to launch
an attack on identified targets relating to Iranian atomic energy projects. This attack
was approved by President Bush
in an undertaking with the government of Israel signed in Washington, D.C., on July 4,
The thrust of this top http://www.tbrnews.org/Archives/a2867.htm
secret agreement was that the Israeli government would have free and unfettered
use of unspecified Georgian airfields,
under American control, onto which they could ferry fighter-bombers which then could fly
south, over Turkish territory
(and with clandestine Turkish permission) to strike at Tehran. The distance from Georgia
to Tehran is obviously far less
than from Tel Aviv. " (Source:
"More than 20 percent of Israeli oil is imported from Azerbaijan, of which a large
share transits through the
BTC pipeline. Controlled by British Petroleum, the BTC pipeline has dramatically changed
the geopolitics of the
Eastern Mediterranean and the Caucusus:
"The fact is this guy Saakashvili is an asshole supreme. First of
all he agrees to peace talks with
separatists in Ossetia then goes in unprovoked and kills up to 70-people including the
keepers who had been there since 1994 at the urging of NATO. How would we react had
had the peace keepers there? I suppose we would just roll over NOT!
People its time to wake
and see this for what it is a provacation of Russia with the intention of creating a wider
new war with Russia since Russia wouldn't play nice and hand their resources over to the
pirates. Remember Putin once he came into power acted to put the heads of the Russian
in prison just when they were about to make deals with the corporatocracy to give them a
piece of the action in Russia. They hate Putin because he is a nationalist rather then a
Russia and Putin perfect? Of course not but it is hard to find fault with actions intended
own countrymen from being killed through an unprovoked attack and to make sure the
cripled to the point where he won't try it again. Oh and by the way you might find it
what Edward Shevernadze who was pushed out of power in Georgia by this asshole has to say
this whole matter. OUR MEDIA SUCKS!"
Quote from reader of Ron Paul's Blog:
"Listen, Putin is NOT KGB. I am so sick of this BS! I know the facts, unlike most
and this will only lead to an all-out world war... Putin is a practicing Orthodox
the American media is lying when they try to make him out to be KGB... I am not Russian
and I was raised to hate Russia
from reader of the Huffington Post:
"Brzezinski is letting his Cold War mentality get the best of him. I suspect also his
I'm of Hungarian ancestry, so I understand his fear of Russian aggression, but the world
dramatically since Brzezinski served. NATO is an anachronism, and should have
when the USSR collapsed. Russia disbanded the Warsaw Pact, pulled its forces out of
Europe and pulled its aggressively oriented troops off its own western borders. Extending
eastward is quintessentially stupid and a clear provocation to Russia. The US has also
disarmament, preferring to develop new types of nuclear weapons and is trying to install
system on Russia's borders. More provocations. Right now, Russia and the US ought to be
destroying most of our nuclear arms, serving as an example for the world. Instead,
engineered both military and diplomatic impotence, highlighted by his usual cowboy
about what Russia "must" do.
from reader of TalkLeft
"South Ossetia does not
want to be part of Georgia. It has never wanted to be part
of Georgia. It was semi-autonomous during the Soviet era. It wants to be part
Russia now. It is Georgia that is trying to force South Ossetia to be part of it
their will. There's ugliness on all sides. SO militias were lobbing shells
and civilians got killed. Georgia invaded SO and lots more civilians got killed.
Russia moved in to stop Georgia from destroying SO, which has a sizable population
of ethnic Russians, btw, and more civilians got killed.
"The Russian army is a blunt instrument. It does not do nuance, and it does not
half-way measures. It also has very poor command-and-control and hideously
demoralized and undisciplined conscripts who not infrequently take their frustrations
out on the local population...
"Russia is not a threat to the U.S. unless we try to bully them into acting against
what they perceive as their national interest. Russia is also not a threat to Poland
or Georgia as long as those countries behave with a teensy bit of common sense.
They are on Russia's borders and that is inescapable for them. There are things
they cannot do, like host U.S. missiles, because of it. That's life. Russia
them alone if they behave like good neighbors."