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Stratfor acknowledges Russia defeated US, not Georgian army in South Ossetia

Posted by smeddum on August 16, 2008

Stratfor acknowledges Russia defeated US, not Georgian army in South Ossetia

11.08.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru

The USA acknowledged that Russia had virtually defeated the US, but not the Georgian army in South Ossetia. US instructors have spent four years training the Georgian army for an attack against Russian citizens. The US administration refused to help Saakashvili, because the true goal of the new game in the Caucasus is absolutely different. Read the rest of this entry »

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This is a tale of US expansion not Russian aggression

Posted by smeddum on August 16, 2008

War in the Caucasus is as much the product of an American imperial drive as local conflicts. It’s likely to be a taste of things to come

Seumas Milne
The Guardian, Thursday August 14 2008
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The outcome of six grim days of bloodshed in the Caucasus has triggered an outpouring of the most nauseating hypocrisy from western politicians and their captive media. As talking heads thundered against Russian imperialism and brutal disproportionality, US vice-president Dick Cheney, faithfully echoed by Gordon Brown and David Miliband, declared that “Russian aggression must not go unanswered”. George Bush denounced Russia for having “invaded a sovereign neighbouring state” and threatening “a democratic government”. Such an action, he insisted, “is unacceptable in the 21st century”.

Could these by any chance be the leaders of the same governments that in 2003 invaded and occupied – along with Georgia, as luck would have it – the sovereign state of Iraq on a false pretext at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives? Or even the two governments that blocked a ceasefire in the summer of 2006 as Israel pulverised Lebanon’s infrastructure and killed more than a thousand civilians in retaliation for the capture or killing of five soldiers? Read the rest of this entry »

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Former German chancellor Schroeder sees Saakashvili as ‘gambler’

Posted by seumasach on August 16, 2008

Earth Times

16th August, 2008

Berlin – Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has accused Georgia of provoking the recent hostilities with Russia by sending troops into South Ossetia and described President Mikheil Saakashvili as a “gambler,” in an interview published Saturday. “The moment that initiated the current hostilities was the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia,” Schroeder told the German weekly Der Spiegel.

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Why Russia’s response to Georgia was right

Posted by seumasach on August 16, 2008

Sergei Lavrov

Financial Times

12th August, 2008

For some of those witnessing the fighting in the Caucasus over the past few days, the narrative is straightforward and easy. The plucky republic of Georgia, with just a few million citizens, was attacked by its giant eastern neighbour, Russia. Add to this all the stereotypes of the cold war era, and you are presented with a truly David and Goliath interpretation – with all its accompanying connotations of good and evil. While this version of events is being written in much of the western media, the facts present a different picture.

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Fox News Shepard Smith Fights 12 Year Old Girl over Georgia

Posted by smeddum on August 15, 2008

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Mr Bush, Enough

Posted by smeddum on August 15, 2008

Mr. Bush, Enough!!
14.08.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru URL: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/106094-bushenough-0

So you have the colossal audacity, Mr. Bush, to “warn” Russia to pull back? As the wanton, perverse war criminal under whose watch the world saw the crime known as “shock and awe” committed, I’d say you were well out of your mind to suggest that Russia should pull back. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wag the Dog: How to Conceal Massive Economic Collapse

Posted by smeddum on August 14, 2008

by Ellen Brown

Global Research, August 14, 2008

“I’m in show business, why come to me?”

“War is show business, that’s why we’re here.”
– “Wag the Dog” (1997 film)

Last week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had just announced record losses, and so had most reporting corporations. Unemployment was mounting, the foreclosure crisis was deepening, state budgets were in shambles, and massive bailouts were everywhere. Investors had every reason to expect the dollar and the stock market to plummet, and gold and oil to shoot up. Strangely, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 300 points, the dollar strengthened, and gold and oil were crushed. What happened? Read the rest of this entry »

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Pentagon says no plans to control Georgia ports

Posted by smeddum on August 14, 2008

Pentagon says no plans to control Georgia ports
Reuters

Bush orders aid to Georgia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Wednesday it did not plan to take control of Georgian airports or ports as part of an aid mission, apparently contradicting a statement by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Read the rest of this entry »

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On the Brink of War: The Caucasian conflict in the context of world politics

Posted by seumasach on August 7, 2008

 

Fyodor Lukyanova

Global Research

5th August, 2008

South Ossetia is once again on the brink of war. Alarming reports are coming from Abkhazia, and Russian-Georgian relations continue to be tense.

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