Posts Tagged ‘South Ossetia’
The Russian Oligarchs are clever, why don’t they sell the US bonds and Dollars?
Russia is showing a lot of restraint on the battlefield and internationally.
But the Neocons will eventually get the bear angry.
The million plus Russian Jews in Israel or with Israeli citizenship must also have a lot of influence. Sharansky (the last I heard) was appointed Israeli Minister for Russian affairs, following Putin’s visit to Israel.
If you don’t like Neocons, Russia can be seen as a hero! Who else stands up to them? And what are the Neocons apart from warmongers?
This is just an extract, follow the links at the end for the full article. Paul Craig Roberts is a proliic writer, his web site is at: http://www.vdare.com/roberts/all_columns.htm ,although this article is not there yet.
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review.
The neoconned Bush Regime is furious that the Russian bear was not intimidated by the US supported aggression of the American puppet state, Georgia. Instead of accepting the act of American hegemony that the neocon script called for, Russia sent the Americanized Georgian army fleeing in fear.
Having failed with weapons, the Bush Regime now unleashes the rhetoric. The White House is warning Russia that failure to acquiesce to US hegemony could have a “significant, long-term impact on relations between Washington and Moscow.”
Do the morons who comprise the Bush Regime really not understand that short of a surprise nuclear attack on Russia there is nothing whatsoever the US can do to Moscow?
The Bush Regime owns no Russian currency that it can dump. The Russians own US dollars.
The Bush Regime owns no Russian bonds that it can dump. The Russians own US bonds.
The US can cut Russia off from no energy supplies. Russia can cut America’s European allies off from energy.
Good analysis by a Russian speaker. Some informative extracts.
Posted by closerview on August 13, 2008
The Battlefield Victory
Russian military has full control of the war in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Georgian mobilized reserves are running away in numbers, as stated by journalists at http://www.Utro.ru working in the area of the conflict. A military observer, analyzing the town of Gori, where the 4th battalion of the Georgian army has been stationed, said that the 4th battalion does not exist anymore. All over the ground there are uniforms, regalia, jeeps and trucks, along with heavy artillery and tanks are abandoned. The citizens of the town fled, fearing the the South Ossetian militia and the Russian army will start killing them, because of what the Georgians did in Tskhinvali. The Georgian President Saakashvili is trying to play it as Russians are on the move to oust him from power by force, take Tbilisi, and take over Georgia. […]
The Russian armored column, which was said to be moving towards Tbilisi, has turned away back to to the bases in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The Georgian President, in frustration, is trying to accuse the Russian side [of] continuous bombing and military operations. Nevertheless, no military operations are being carried out. Georgian civilians have been constantly quoted by the media to say that they don’t want this fighting. They don’t want their children dying for Saakashvili, as he does not present a rallying figure to them. They are aware, despite the Russian media blockade in Georgia, that Russia does not want to take over Georgia and to forcefully make it part of the Russian Federation. In short, the battle has been won by the Russian military. Now it is a question of keeping peace.[…]
The Big Question: What’s in it for the U.S.?
And the best brains deliberate on what the reasons for the Georgian attack were?
No it was none of the above.
It was a regime losing control at home in Georgia.
The regime was increasingly seen as corrupt and self serving.
Crime in Georgia has been on the rise.
It was simply an action by an unpopular regime to take its populations minds off of their Government.
Which is precisely what we need to worry about with the Neocons and Iran or whoever.
The regime of course and its narrow clique of supporters inside and outside the country justified their actions by attempting to involve NATO, or occupying Russia while Iran is attacked, or removing a threat of insecurity around the BTC oil pipeline?
But their real motivation was their diminishing support inside Georgia!
See two posts before this: Washington Times: Georgias Unnoticed Unrest
The BBC has a web page on Lessons from South Ossetia, rather than copying the whole page here, I have only provided the nine headlines. They are meaningful and satirical..
I think the suporting arguments which are not here are selective (sometimes misleading) and no doubt reflect official UK policy. .
The link to the BBC is at the end of the post..
The Georgian conflict was engineered by Neocons to create a conflict between Russia and the US/NATO.
|The Georgian conflict was engineered by Neocons to create a conflict between Russia and the US/NATO.
Russia was not caught entirely offguard, (through good intelligence) it was ready:
So what went wrong with this scheming brainchild?
The US didn’t deliver the military response that some high officials promised?
Had the Pentagon or the Whitehouse said they would assist Georgia in the event of conflict Russia?
From an Israeli point of view (and probably everyone elses) this is a disaster about to get worse, if only for the secrets about to be revealed. If and when any Israeli involvement is made public, it will not be such a shock because the Israeli press have already publicised the connection.
There are two previous posts on this blog quoting the Israeli press.
By the Israeli elite, the Georgia conflict is seen as a fiasco, bad publicity, and no gains, whoever will know what the operators were thinking?
Maybe Russia won’t stop.
Not until Georgia surrenders and has a subservient president.
The old president could seek asylum in Israel, the US or the UK. As he knows the people who put him up to making the attack he will never be free, and he will be lucky to live.
Militarily Russia is its own boss. The only threat would be terrorist activities inside Russia. The West has given Georgia to Russia. And doesn’t that also mean Russia will have the Golden BTC oil pipeline.
BP as the controller of the BTC pipeline, is Russias least favorite oil company, about a year ago the Russians kicked BP out of some lucrative oil rights (for bumping up the expenses).
And if other countries should object to a continuing military campaign. Russia can point to Israel bombing Lebanon for a month (in 2006).
Why don’t I show sympathy for the Georgians? That they are Georgians is incidental. They are the flagship of the dreaded neocons. The evil of our time.
Russia is continuing attacks and PressTV (& others) are reporting a Georgian naval ship having been sunk.
The Russian bear is rising. And the West, the very same people that encouraged Georgia to attack, are on there way to make a blockade of Iran.