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Uri Avneri on Georgia, Israel and Saakashvilli (even a demagogue does not have to be an idiot)

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Uri Avneri writes about the Georgian conflict (or debacle)

He does not write about foreign affairs so often, not while I have been reading him the past few months.

As always there is insight and a personal view:

Excerpts:

But what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, as the saying goes. What’s true for Kosovo is no less true for Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The population in these provinces is not Georgian, they have their own languages and ancient civilizations. They were annexed to Georgia almost by whim, and they have no desire to be part of it.

So what is the difference between the two cases? A huge one, indeed: the independence of Kosovo is supported by the Americans and opposed by the Russians. Therefore it’s good. The independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia is supported by the Russians and opposed by the Americans. Therefore it’s bad. As the Romans said: Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi, what’s allowed to Jupiter is not allowed to an ox.

I do not accept this moral code. I support the independence of all these regions.

In my view, there is one simple principle, and it applies to everybody: every province that wants to secede from any country has a right to do so. In this respect there is, for me, no difference between Kosovars, Abkhazians, Basques, Scots and Palestinians. One rule for all. […]

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September 1, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Video trailer:Fabled Enemies; Spy Thriller Exposes Vast Intelligence Plot Behind 9/11. Depth of evidence presented in brand new 9/11 truth film buries official story for good. 2 minutes

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A pretty slick video that Shows how we were brainwashed to focus on Osama Bin Laden

Two minutes – trailer

Spy Thriller Exposes Vast Intelligence Plot Behind 9/11

Depth of evidence presented in brand new 9/11 truth film buries official story for good

Fabled Enemies is a departure from every other 9/11 truth film released so far. It comes off as more of a spy thriller than a mere conspiracy romp. With tight editing, slick presentation, and sublimely complimentary backing music, the documentary draws the viewer in for an eminently watchable experience.  Source

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September 1, 2008 at 9:54 pm

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Is Zionism good for the: Jews? Palestinians? Media? International peace? Jewish Israelis?

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Is Zionism good for the:
1/ Jews ?
2/ Palestinians ?
3/ Media ?
4/ International peace ?
5/ Jewish Israelis ?

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September 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Biden spokesman denies Biden ever said: “Israel needs to accept a Nuclear Iran”.

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This story was originally on Biden saying a Nuclear Iran is acceptable. It has now been denied by Biden’s spokesman.

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September 1, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Video: End of the World 4 minutes Mayan prophecy Dec 21 2012. Viewed 3,754,961 times

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An End of the World video

Using Mayan calendar prediction Dec 21 2012

Video has no narration, just images and music.

Ask anyone anywhere, “How is the world going?”

They will all say the same thing.

The video has been viewed 3,754,961 times

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September 1, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Georgia: What was Russia supposed to do? The UNSC refused Russia’s ceasefire. The Russians lapped it all up.

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Many people and articles have suggested the Georgian attack was planned up to 12 months before. Certainly Saakashvilli’s Govt. had been arming itself and threatening the breakaway regions for many years.

Back to the point that it had all been planned. US troops were in Georgia just a few weeks before (if that) on a joint training exercise.

What was Russia supposed to do?

Russia appears to have been well prepared. It is possible just a contingency plan was carried out. But it feels like the Russians at least half expected it. Perhaps based on observing human behaviour was enough. Tensions had been rising, we can assume the rhetoric too. But highly likely is Russian intelligence (in its own ‘old back yard’) had precise info.

Russia could have said we are expecting you to attack and we will fight back.

Although the intention of Saakashvilli was to involve the Russians (they bombed civilian areas, not command and control centres, they did not even block the tunnel from Russia to S. Ossetia, and they killed Russian Peacekeepers). The Neocons could only be happy to see a potential supporter of Iran bogged down. The West in the UNSC refused initial Russian requests for a Ceasefire resolution. The intention was to catch the Russians by surprise.

If the Russians had tried to preempt the attack by acknowledging foreknowledge, then it is obvious the Georgians would only delay the attack for a future date.

The Russians played their cards well.

The consequences of the ‘war on terror’ (higher oil prices) has raised the Russian coffers, but that isn’t enough to win a war. They were meticulously clever, in how far they went, and their steadfastness.

Aided by a weak opponent, and the opponent is the entire Neocon organisation, which has lost support, and lost any semblance of ideology.

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September 1, 2008 at 3:57 am

Snips: Ron Paul Sunday: Real Money makes peace not war! Medvedev explains Russia’s influence. US as a 3rd world country.

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Snipppets:Ron Paul speaking Sunday on how real money, not paper money but Gold and silver makes Peace. As always he says it well.

Russia’s Medvedev in a TV interview Sunday makes it clear how far Russia’s influence extends to its neighbouring areas, and not only that.

America as a Third World Nation
Posted on August 28, By the Earl of Stirling. An indictement on the US political system and how it has ruined the country.

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September 1, 2008 at 1:04 am

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