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Georgia May Commit False Flag Terror Attacks – Russia General

Georgia May Commit False Flag Terror Attacks – Russia General
Georgia might use mercenaries dressed like Slavs in order to commit ’subversive acts’ on South Ossetia or Russia says Anatoly Nogovitsyn.

Russia Today
August 18, 2008

Georgian units are attempting to increase their combat readiness and have intensified ‘subversive’ operations against Russian servicemen, according to the Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff. The comments from Anatoly Nogovitsyn have come as Russia’s troops begin withdrawing from the conflict zone.

In a news briefing on Monday, he said: “I cannot rule out that they might use mercenaries with Slavic appearance for a provocation, clad in the uniform of Russian servicemen, in order to commit subversive acts both on Ossetian and Russian territory.”

He added that Georgian forces had planned to destroy the Roki tunnel to prevent the advance of the Russian army.

“The Georgian peacekeeping contingent was given the task to stop and obstruct the advancement of Russian forces [through the Roki tunnel] should they try to help the peacekeeping group,” he said. “For this purpose they stockpiled arms by various means, which could be used to arrange a bloodbath and obstruct the movement of any convoys in both the tunnel and the mountain pass.”

According to Nogovitsyn, Russian peacekeepers have also taken the Inguri Hydroelectric Plant – which is vital to the region – under their protection to prevent possible terrorist attacks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABV0SEl4Yhc

Russian General Says Georgia May Commit False Flag Terror Attacks
http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia..alse-flag-terror-attacks.html

 



Russia Seizes Arsenal Of U.S. Weapons in Georgia

Russia Seizes Arsenal Of U.S. Weapons in Georgia

AFP
August 15, 2008

Russian forces have seized a “large arsenal” of U.S.-made weapons in the western Georgian city of Senaki including hundreds of assault rifles, a military spokesman said Friday.

“In Senaki, we seized a large arsenal of weapons including 664 U.S.-made M-16 rifles” and a number of M-40 sniper rifles, General Anatoly Nogovitsyn told a news conference in Moscow. “There were 1,728 weapons total.”

Revealed: how U.S. funds Georgian arms

Russia Today
August 13, 2008

The United States has been providing military and technical support to independent Georgia for almost 15 years. During this period, the overall amount of annual aid from Washington has increased by more than several hundred times, and reached its peak in the financial year till 2006.

It has meant that Georgia’s army was well prepared for an attack on South Ossetia. RT offers a brief history of the preparation by the Georgian armed forces for the war.

  • 1994: Georgia received $63,000 under the programme of the International Military Education and Training (IMET).
  • 1995: Georgia received $85,000 under IMET.
  • 1996: Georgia received $302,000 under IMET. It purchased American military equipment for $66.000. Total: $368,000.
  • 1997: Georgia received $312,000 under IMET. It purchased American military equipment for $66,000. It received $700,000 under the programme of the Foreign Military Financing (FMF). Total: $1,068,000.
  • 1998: Georgia received $416,000 under IMET. It received $5,350,000 under EMF. Total: $5,766,000.
  • 1999: Georgia received $394,000 under IMET. It received $7,950,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $19,000. It received $9,227,040 under the programme of Additional Defense Expenses (ADE). Total: $17,590,040.
  • 2000: Georgia received $409,000 under IMET. It received $3,000,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $3,949,000. It received $575,000 under ADE. Total: $7,933,000.
  • 2001: Georgia received $481,000 under IMET. It received $4,490,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $5,171,000. It received $575,000 under ADE. Total: $10,717,000.
  • 2002: Georgia received $889,000 under IMET. It received $55,500,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $3,647,000. Total: $60,036,000.
  • 29th April 2002: Pentagon announced the beginning of the Programme of Preparation and Equipment for Georgia (PPEG). The programme was implemented upon Georgia’s request for assistance in order to enhance its abilities to fight against terrorism, in the Pankisi Gorge in particular. The program was planned for 18-20 months. It included special seminars and training as well as supplies of light armaments and other military equipment for the Georgian army. Total budget of the programme was $64,000,000. Also, at least 150 American military experts were sent to Georgia. The Programme of Border Security and Law enforcement, with a budget of $3,200,000, was implemented at the same time.
  • 2003: Georgia received $1,184,000 under IMET. It received $6,900,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $9,825,000. It received $4,525,054 under ADE. Total: $22,434,054.
  • 2004: Georgia received $1,040,000 under IMET. It received $12,000,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $7,405,000. It received $2,786,257 under ADE. Total: $23,231,257.
  • April 2004: Programme of Preparation and Equipment for Georgia was formally completed. The programme of operation for stabilisation and reinforcement began. It was formally intended for the preparation of Georgian armed forces to be sent to Iraq. The first stage of the program was planned for 18-20 months with a budget of approximately $60,000,000.
  • 2005: Georgia received $1,413,000 under IMET. It received $11,904,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $32,044,000. Total: $45,361,000.
  • 2006: Georgia received $1,275,000 under IMET. It received $11,880,000 under FMF. It purchased American for $106,714,000. Total: $119,869,000.
  • 2007: Georgia received $1,235,000 under IMET. It received $10,000,000 under FMF. It purchased American arms for $10,876,000. Total: $22,102,000.
  • September 2007: Beginning of the second stage of the programme of operation for stabilisation and reinforcement.
  • 2008: $800,000 was allocated to Georgia under IMET. $10,000,000 was allocated under FMF. $9,319,000 was allocated for purchase of American arms. Total: $20,119,000.
U.S. Trainers Say Georgian Forces Unprepared
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080..Ak.MWeWP7jyFjWnx5PgvUdlbbBAF

U.S. & Allies Contemplating Action Against Russia
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=5597784

Georgia used US and Ukrainian mercenaries in its aggression against South Ossetia
http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/confl../106111-georgia_ossetia-0

Russian military concerned by U.S. cargo flights to Georgia
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080814/116045281.html

Another flub? Bush vowed Navy aid to Georgia too soon
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/48293.html

Israel Has $1 Billion Invested In Georgia
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/151211

 



Russia promises withdrawal by Friday

Russia promises withdrawal by Friday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RlvaV4PI6U

 

NATO is attacking Russia and S.Ossetia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbAJntToKjs

 

Old churches burned down after Georgians invaded S. Ossetia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DNeJnMrcbI

 

Georgian authorities block Russian aid for Gori

Russia Today
August 19, 2008

The city authorities of Gori have refused humanitarian aid from Russia. A convoy carrying food for the Georgian city was ordered on Monday to return to Tskhinvali, according to the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

The humanitarian convoy was unloading its cargo at a local church in preparation for its later distribution when a man came and demanded that the trucks left. He reportedly said the city needed no help, according to ITAR TASS news agency.

The ministry has been making a daily delivery ofng 40 to 45 tonnes of food to Georgia for the last four days, said Emergencies Minister Sergey Shoigu on Monday. The normal food supply was disrupted after local authorities fled from advancing Russian troops.

Russia is now withdrawing its military contingent from Gori. Last Thursday it handed over control of law and order in the city to Georgian police.

Georgia Sees Little Sign Of Russian Withdrawal
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200..BLS9IkSPqdWyO6HpZbbBAF

Saakashvili May Be Put On Trial In Russia
http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/29005

Pat Buchanan: US Out of the Caucasus!
http://mparent7777-1.livejournal.com/1333502.html

Georgians Fired Russia’s Peacekeepers Point-Blank
http://www.kommersant.com/p-13111/Shot_peacekeepers/

Russia Signs French Brokered Peace Deal
http://www.france24.com..-moscow-south-ossetia&navi=MONDE

No sign of military withdrawal as Russian armour stays put
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/18/russia.georgia1

Children made innocent victims of cruel war
http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/29187

Biden Goes To Georgia At Saakshvili’s Request
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=5593147

 



Jon Stewart Mocks Bush, McCain & Condi for Scolding Russia

Jon Stewart Mocks Bush, McCain & Condi for Scolding Russia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EclJB4RrJdM

 



Turkey President: A New World Order Should Emerge

Turkey President: A New World Order Should Emerge

Andrew McLemore
Raw Story
August 16, 2008

For controversial Turkish President Abdullah Gül, the recent war in Georgia signals a “new world order” that will emerge from the rubble of South Ossetia and force the United States to share its power, The Guardian reported.

Gül said America’s inability to prevent Russia’s invasion shows that the US can no longer shape world politics as it once did.

“I don’t think you can control all the world from one centre,” Gül said. “There are big nations. There are huge populations. There is unbelievable economic development in some parts of the world. So what we have to do is, instead of unilateral actions, act all together, make common decisions and have consultations with the world. A new world order, if I can say it, should emerge.”

The geopolitical turmoil in the Caucusus — a region between Europe and Asia that includes the nations of Georgia and Turkey — has placed Turkey in a difficult position between pleasing its neighbor Russia and not hurting its relationship with the US.

The conflict in Georgia proved Turkey’s tenuous position regarding energy when Russian tanks cut the flow of oil to Turkey from a pipeline running through Georgia, Reuters reported.

Turkey’s energy problems have forced it to seek gas from Russia and Iran, prompting an outcry from Washington.

Gül spoke to The Guardian shortly before a meeting with Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The US warned Turkey on Thursday against striking an energy deal with Iran after learning of the two presidents’ meeting, Financial Times reported.

US officials claim the deal will undermine international efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear program.

“Such a deal by Turkey with Iran would send the wrong message at a time when the Iranian regime has repeatedly failed to comply with its UN Security Council and IAEA obligations,” the US state department said.

Gül said he doesn’t want Iran to have nuclear weapons, but he “doesn’t want to think about” the United States attack on Iran.

“I don’t want to think about that. Everybody should take a lesson from what happened in Iraq,” he said. “Diplomatic solutions are always better than hard solutions.”

 



Georgian President Saakashvili eats his tie

Georgian President Saakashvili eats his tie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pOxchYqWiw

 



9/11 comparison to Georgia crisis censored on TV

9/11 comparison to Georgia crisis censored on TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XwocN26jUk

 



Media spreading disinformation – Russia’s UN ambassador

Media spreading disinformation – Russia’s UN ambassador

Russia Today
August 15, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITwdG4dHKl0

Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin has dismissed media reports that the Georgian city of Gori is “in ruins.” He called the allegations a “disinformation campaign” and pointed to the fact that Russian peacekeepers have in fact performed a humanitarian mission there.

Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, Churkin expressed his disappointment that “respectable publications are falling prey to this propaganda campaign”.

On the possibility of a Security Council resolution on Georgia, he said there was a new draft whose purpose was “quite simply to support with the authority of the Security Council the six-point Medvedev-Sarkozy plan, and it is a completely different territory now.”

He stressed that in any discussions regarding the territorial integrity of Georgia, “there is the question of the will of the people of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and we believe all these needs must be reflected in the thinking of the international community.”

Responding to a question on Georgia’s desire to join NATO, Churkin said Russia is opposed to any expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and there are “better ways to deal with matters of European-North Atlantic security, more cooperative ways that would include rather than exclude Russia”.

 



Gorbachev: Georgia Started Conflict by Attacking South Ossetia
Gorbachev: Georgia Started Conflict, Planned the Attack and Waged an “Information War”

 

PROOF: Georgia started hostilities in South Ossetia

 

Georgia is a U.S. Project – Russian FM

 

Interview with the former president of Georgia E. Shevarnadze

 

Media briefing of Russia’s General Staff

 

Fox News journalist runs for his life from Georgian fire

Related News:

Medvedev promises to guarantee any vote by Abhkazia and South Ossetia to break with Tbilisi
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/15/russia.georgia

Georgia ‘will join NATO’: Merkel
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Georgia_will_join_NATO_Merkel_999.html

Russia’s NATO envoy calls U.S. missile shield ‘dead cat’
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080815/116072788.html

War in South Ossetia – 89 pictures taken by a Russian soldier
http://www.navoine.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?p=551

Schroeder blames ‘gambler’ Saakashvili for conflict
http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/29100

Row escalates after Fox New’s interview with 12 year old girl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWE3XAV34kI

South Ossetians Describe Georgian Bombings in Detail
http://www.washingtonpost…08/16/AR2008081602253.html?nav=rss_world

Ossetians collect evidence of Georgian ‘genocide’
http://www.russiatoday.com/features/news/29086

Georgian provinces likely to join Russia
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/2008/08/17/6478751-sun.html

UK & U.S. Threaten To Oust Russia From G-8
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=66578&sectionid=351020602

Nato is pushing Russia into a new Cold War
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a..o-pushing-Russia-new-Cold-War.html

Rice Tells Russia To Quit Immediately
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/32664dba-6aca-11dd-b613-0000779fd18c.html

Bush accuses Russia of ‘bullying’ Georgia
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/afp/200808..-conflict-0d84f64.html

Russians prepare two security strips in Georgia as Rice lands in Tbilisi
http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=5511

Czech President: Russians not villains, Georgians not victims
http://www.radio.cz/en/article/107261

Chavez blames US for war in Georgia
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=66651&sectionid=351020704

 



D.C. to Russia: Rejecting Iran Sanctions Means Israeli Attack

’US sources hint that by rejecting Iran sanctions, Moscow opens door to Israeli attack’

DEBKAfile
August 7, 2008

Sources in Washington commented Wednesday night, Aug. 6, that, while it is unlikely that Israel would attack Iran without US approval, this might change if tough sanctions were taken off the table. They reported Israel was building up its strike capabilities for an attack, had purchased 90 F-16I planes that can carry enough fuel to reach Iran and would receive another 11 by the end of next year. The Jewish state had also bought two new Dolphin submarines from Germany capable of firing nuclear-armed warheads, in addition to the three already in service with its navy.

According to foreign media, Israel is active inside Iranian territory.

DEBKAfile reports that this information was leaked by Washington sources, apparently to warn Moscow that by closing the door to sanctions, it was opening the door to an Israeli attack.

Read Full Article Here

 

Is the war in Georgia related to the Iran blockade?
One thing the Georgia war has accomplished is to deny Russian troops access to Georgian territory. This may plug a major hole through which Russia could have supplied or armed Iran.

Georgian exit leaves vacuum near Iranian border

 



Petraeus: US is Flying Georgian Troops into Battle Zone

Petraeus: US is Flying Georgian Troops into Battle Zone

Information Clearing House
August 10, 2008

’US aircraft have started to fly some of Georgia’s 2,000 troops in Iraq back home to join the fight in the breakaway province of South Ossetia, General David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq said today.

“The flights are ongoing to redeploy the elements of the Georgian contingent so that they can deal with the security issues in their country,” General Petraeus told The Times in an interview at his office inside Baghdad’s Green Zone.

He said measures were already in place to mitigate the impact on operations in Iraq of the sudden departure of the soldiers.

“We can accommodate that. Obviously it was not expected but it is something, the effects of which we can certainly mitigate.”

The Georgian contingent has been taking part in an operation with US and Iraqi forces to clear the south-eastern corner of Diyala province, north of Baghdad, a known al-Qaeda stronghold.

Some 150 Georgian soldiers also guard the Iraqi Parliament building as well as other key structures inside Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone.

In addition, one battalion is helping to support the Iraqi security forces in Wasit province, south of the capital, near the Iranian border.

 



127 advisers from DoD working in Georgia

127 advisers from DoD working in Georgia

Ros Business Consulting
August 10, 2008

127 advisers from the US Department of Defense are working in Georgia, Valery Churkin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said at an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, which was initiated by the United States and Georgia. “I cannot name them, perhaps Georgia’s representative knows them,” Churkin noted. He said he was not surprised that the UN Security Council meeting had been initiated by the US and Georgia. “We all know about close ties between the presidents of the two countries,” he stressed.

Georgia unleashed its military campaign against South Ossetia on August 7, following the completion of a joint US-Georgian military exercise, in which 1,000 US military advisers took part, according to Churkin. The exercise was called “Immediate Response.” “Trained by their American colleagues, Georgian troops did just that, they responded immediately,” Churkin said. “When I speak about close relations between the United States and Georgia, I would not like to think that Washington gave the green light to the opportunistic actions of the Georgian leadership,” he remarked. Churkin said Russia was in contact with the United States, and this cooperation would be continued in order to restore peace in Georgia.

 



Bush orders U.S. Navy into the Black Sea

Bush orders U.S. Navy into the Black Sea

DEBKAfile
August 13, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAi0MqRVb2U

He demanded that Russia open all routes to these deliveries and civilian transit.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the strong military actions a furious US president George W. Bush ordered Wednesday, Aug. 13, amount to a bid to break the sea, land and air blockade of Georgia Russia is maintaining in violation of the EU-brokered ceasefire. Flanked by the secretaries of state and defense, Bush said following orders to Robert Gates as head of the military, the first US Air Force transport was already in the air with humanitarian and medical aid for Georgia.

He accused Moscow of violating the less than one-day old ceasefire fire in its

in its conflict with Georgia, but sending Russian tanks and APC’s to the east of the Georgian town of Gori, threatening the capital Tbilisi and occupying the Black Sea port of Poti. Bush voiced support for Georgia’s democratically-elected government and territorial integrity and declared Russia must cease all military acts and withdraw to positions held before the conflict flared. Russian must keep its word and act to end this crisis.

 

U.S. to take control of Georgian ports: Saakashvili

Reuters
August 13, 2008

President George W. Bush’s pledge to send aid to Georgia means that the U.S. military will take control of the ex-Soviet state’s ports and airports, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said on Wednesday.

“You have heard the statement by the U.S. president that the United States is starting a military-humanitarian operation in Georgia,” Saakashvili said in a television address.

“It means that Georgian ports and airports will be taken under the control of the U.S. defense ministry in order to conduct humanitarian and other missions. This is a very important statement for easing tension.”

Russia: US gave nod to Georgia
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=66456&sectionid=351020602

U.S. Denies Troops Fighting In Georgia
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/..C24173566-12377%2C00.html

Georgia president denies Israel halted military aid due to war
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1011298.html

U.S. Warns Russia And Sends Georgia Aid
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/08/13/georgia.russia.war/index.html

Russia says U.S. playing dangerous game in Georgia
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/2008..rgia-ossetia-usa-bd5ae06.html

U.S. Military Instructors Command Hirelings in Georgia
http://www.kommersant.com/p-13081/mercenaries_Georgia_U.S._instructor/

 



Georgian President Calls For New World Order

Georgian President Calls For New World Order

“New World Order ” quote in todays Washington Post by Georgian President Saakashvil
http://mparent7777-1.livejournal.com/1277192.html

 



CNN Lies About Gori Bombings by Russia

Info War – CNN Lies About Gori Bombings by Russia

 

Russian Cameraman: CNN Aired Misleading Footage
Broadcaster showed Georgian forces attacking South Ossetia, claimed it was Russians attacking Gori

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
August 12, 2008

CNN is airing misleading footage of the war between Georgia and Russia, skewing public opinion in favor of the Georgians, according to a Russia Today cameraman interviewed this morning.

The Russia Today satellite TV company aired the interview on its English language news channel but the story is yet to appear on the Internet or in any other news outlet.

The Russian cameraman charged that CNN had used his footage of Georgian forces attacking Russian civilians in Tskhinvali, the provincial capital of South Ossetia, but then claimed it showed Russians attacking Georgians in the Georgian town of Gori.

The Georgian assault on Tskhinvali, described as an act of genocide and a war crime by Russian officials and other eyewitnesses, led to the slaughter of at least 2,000 civilians. The fact that Georgia, backed by the U.S. and Israel, were responsible for the provocation that led to the Russian response, has been buried by the majority of western corporate media.

Western media bias to skew popular opinion in favor of the U.S. and NATO client state Georgia was evident from the very start of the conflict.

As we reported yesterday, a prime example of media bias in shielding Georgia from responsibility for the carnage is the fact that news outlets like the BBC continue to report that thousands of civilians were killed in Georgia, ith the obvious inference being that these are victims of the Russian onslaught. But these victims were not killed in Georgia, they were killed in Ossetia – by Georgian forces.

As the Chimes of Freedom Blog elaborates, “While the Ossetians claimed over 1000 dead the BBC neither reported this or any newsreel coming out of Ossetia showing the destruction caused by the Georgian shelling of the breakaway republic. All we are getting is one-sided reports of the destruction being caused by the Russians.”

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev this morning ordered an immediate halt to Russia’s military operations against Georgia.

“The purpose of the operation has been achieved…. The security of our peacekeeping forces and the civilian population has been restored,” Interfax quoted him as saying.

UPDATE: Russia Today has now posted the following on their website and uploaded a video.

 

Russian media suppressed in Georgia

Russian Hackers Continue Attacks On Web Sites
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200..1NwOoTO6GRL.Z38vINk24cA

Russia points to media bias in coverage of S.Ossetia conflict
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080810/115936076.html

Russia Today’s Web Site Attacked
http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/28835

Georgian president’s Web site moves to Atlanta
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92G6SGO0&show_article=1

Georgia: Russia ’conducting cyber war’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/..-Russia-conducting-cyber-war.html

U.S. Media Distorts Reality Of Georgia/Russia Conflict
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=11387

 



McCain: 21st Century Nations Don’t Invade Other Nations

McCain: 21st Century Nations Don’t Invade Other Nations

 


Obama adviser compares Putin to Hitler

Obama adviser compares Putin to Hitler

Kate Connolly
London Guardian
August 13, 2008

The former US national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has called on the world community to isolate Russia in protest over its campaign in the Caucasus, likening its tactics to those of “Hitler or Stalin”.

Brzezinski, who was the national security adviser under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, and is now an occasional adviser to the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, said the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, was “following a course that is horrifyingly similar to that taken by Stalin and Hitler in the 1930s”.

He said that Putin’s “justification” for splitting up Georgia – because of the Russian citizens living in South Ossetia – could be compared to when Hitler used the alleged suffering of ethnic Germans in the Sudetenland as a pretext for annexing Czechoslovakia in 1938.

In an interview with the conservative German daily Die Welt, he said even more striking were the parallels between Putin’s strategy against Georgia and Stalin’s invasion of Finland in 1939, describing both as “the undermining of the sovereignty of a small, democratic neighbouring state through the use of violence”. He added: “Georgia is to an extent the Finland of today, both morally and strategically.”

Polish-born Brezinski, 80, who earned a reputation as a hardliner due to his anti-Soviet politics, said the world was now being confronted with the question as to how it should react to Russia and what he saw as its efforts to “reincorporate old Soviet areas into the Kremlin’s sphere of control”. He said at the heart of the issue was access to oil and specifically who controlled the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline which runs through Georgia.

“If Georgia no longer has its sovereignty it means not only that the west is cut off from the Caspian Sea and Central Asia, but we can also assume that Putin will exercise a similar strategy against Ukraine if he faces resistance. He’s already publicly voiced threats against Ukraine.”

Read Full Article Here

 



McCain and Obama’s Advisors Want War With Russia

George Washington’s Blog
August 14, 2008

Georgia is located in Eurasia, is a gateway to other Eurasian countries, and possesses important oil pipelines.

For months previous to the start of hostilities in the Georgia-Russian war, American trainers have been getting the Georgians ready for war.

As revealed in a July article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: “A large contingent of Georgia Army National Guard soldiers flew to the Republic of Georgia on Sunday for joint military exercises at a time when tension is brewing in the region”.

And you won’t hear it on the tv news, but Georgia started the war.

It is clear that the U.S. has been behind Georgia’s military adventures.

McCain

McCain’s top foreign affairs advisor was until very recently a high-level Georgian lobbyist , a neocon, and a key player in pushing fake intelligence and the Iraq war. He is a hawk who is very good at starting wars.

Former LA Times’ journalist Robert Scheer thinks the war was started to boost McCain’s election chances.

Obama

Obama’s top foreign policy advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, wrote in his book The Grand Chessboard, that the top priority for the U.S. was seizing control of Eurasia and its rich oil resources.

Here are some sample quotes:

  • “Ever since the continents started interacting politically, some five hundred years ago, Eurasia has been the center of world power.”- (p. xiii)
  • “It is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus of also challenging America. The formulation of a comprehensive and integrated Eurasian geostrategy is therefore the purpose of this book.” (p. xiv)
  • “How America ‘manages’ Eurasia is critical. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa’s subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world’s central continent. About 75 per cent of the world’s people live in Eurasia, and most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for about three-fourths of the world’s known energy resources.” (p.31)

It is clear that the US is following Brzezinski’s playbook for Eurasia.

Indeed, this is exactly what Mikhail Gorbachev was referring to when he wrote:

“By declaring the Caucasus, a region that is thousands of miles from the American continent, a sphere of its ‘national interest,’ the United States made a serious blunder.”

Bottom line: Both McCain and Obama’s top foreign policy advisors want a war. And, obviously, the other neocons and assorted hawks want one also. Indeed, the U.S. is now sending troops into Georgia under the pretense of giving “humanitarian aid”.this (which provides some insights, but may be over-the-top).

See also this and this (which provides some insights, but may be over-the-top).

 

Brezezinski’s Georgia Puppets Attack Russia – World War Three In Sight

Webster G. Tarpley

Clearly playing the role of the aggressor, the NATO puppet regime of Mikhail Saakashvili has carried out a midnight sneak attack against Russian peacekeepers in the province of South Ossetia. Those peacekeepers have been there for 15 years under an agreement with Georgia. Saakashvili is a protégé and creature of Zbigniew Brzezinski, the foreign policy boss of the Barack Obama presidential campaign. As is explained in my book Obama- The Postmodern Coup: The Making of a Manchurian Candidate, Saakashvili was brought to power in 2003-2004 by a people power coup or CIA color revolution, directed by the Brzezinski clan and financed by George Soros, one of Obama’s key financial backers. In a very real sense, it is the Obama campaign which has attacked Russia in South Ossetia.

Responding to this provocation, Russia has struck back powerfully, hurling the Georgian military into full retreat. The 3000% increase in Georgian military spending on US military hardware since 2004 has not had the desired effect. But the Georgians have killed a score of Russian troops and shot down several aircraft. Russia is blockading the Georgian Black Sea coast and has already sunk a Georgian warship. The US regime, the butchers of Iraq, are now whining that the Russian response is “disproportionate,” and that regime change is inadmissible! McCain responded by aggressive posturing against Russia scripted by Ian Brzezinski, as expected. At the Olympics, Bush had a heated exchange with Russian Prime Minister Putin over the Georgian aggression. Bush has dropped his plans to attack Iran and North Korea, and is now slavishly following Brzezinski’s orders by concentrating on provoking Russian and China.

Most interesting is the response of Brzezinski’s other puppet, Obama. The Messiah first intoned that it was necessary to show restraint, and stop the armed conflict. He talked then to NSC Director Hadley, Saakashvili, Rice, and unspecified foreign policy advisers – undoubtedly the Brzezinskis, Zbig and Mark. Notice Obama’s failure to talk with a single Russian leader – he failed to bring anybody together this time. Then Obama switched to a full warmonger line, identical to that of Bush: Obama now lied that Russia had invaded Georgian sovereignty and encroached on Georgian sovereignty. Obama’s spokesman, Ben Rhodes, added that Russia was responsible for the conflict. This goes to show that Obama is a ticket to World War III on the Brzezinski Plan, the crackpot design to break up Russia and China, securing another century for the Anglo-American world empire. Because Brzezinski’s strategic insanity unfolds on a scale more vast than that of the neocons, Obama is indeed a far bigger warmonger than Bush.

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Obama and McCain support NATO membership for Georgia

Obama Calls for NATO Membership for Georgia

Real Clear Politics
August 11, 2008

Going forward, the United States and Europe must support the people of Georgia. Beyond immediate humanitarian assistance, we must provide economic assistance, and help rebuild what has been destroyed. I have consistently called for deepening relations between Georgia and transatlantic institutions, including a Membership Action Plan for NATO, and we must continue to press for that deeper relationship. The relationship between Russia and the West is long and complicated. There have been many turning points, for good and ill. This is another turning point. Let me be clear: we seek a future of cooperative engagement with the Russian government, and friendship with the Russian people. We want Russia to play its rightful role as a great nation – but with that role comes the responsibility to act as a force for progress in this new century, not regression to the conflicts of the past. That is why the United States and the international community must speak out strongly against this aggression, and for peace and security.

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Belgravia Dispatch

We live in a season of risible “3 AM moments”, where the breathless commentariat in this country overhear a strange overseas country’s name–perhaps with tales of some military action underway–and rush off towards dim-witted debates about what candidate would better handle that resultant red-phone ringing in the middle of the night (this phenomenon I guess most immediately derivative of Mark Penn’s desperately lame “positive ad”). This infantile fare passes for serious debate on generally well-regarded sites like Politico.com, or among the beard-stroking class chiming in from a Situation Room near you. There is really nothing we can do about it, this is the sad echo-chamber we dwell in, and it’s not going to change anytime soon–so I won’t belabor the point here.

This being said, if the horrors inflicted on varied Abkhazians, Ossetians and Georgians this past week (by both sides) must be seen from these provincial, grossly self-interested shores merely through the lens of the U.S. Presidential election, let me chime in very briefly within these contours. Regarding the 3 AM sweepstakes, Obama has taken it by a mile (if his Pavlovian movements to ’sound tougher’ after his initial statement were a bit underwhelming, and sadly predictable). Witness this incredibly poor reasoning by McCain, jaw-dropping even by the standards of the mammoth policy ineptitude we’ve become accustomed to during the reign of Bush 43 and his motley crew of national security miscreants. Here is McCain:

Mr. McCain urged NATO to begin discussions on “the deployment of an international peacekeeping force to South Ossetia,’’ called on the United Nations to condemn “Russian aggression,’’ and said that the secretary of state should travel to Europe “to establish a common Euro-Atlantic position aimed at ending the war and supporting the independence of Georgia.’’

And he said the NATO should reconsider its previous decision and set Georgia – which he called “one of the world’s first nations to adopt Christianity as an official religion’’ — on the path to becoming a member. “NATO’s decision to withhold a membership action plan for Georgia might have been viewed as a green light by Russia for its attacks on Georgia, and I urge the NATO allies to revisit the decision,’’ he said. [my emphasis]

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This is about a nuclear war with Russia

This is about a nuclear war with Russia

 



Russia says Georgian move for South Ossetia was ’like 9/11’

Russia says Georgian move for South Ossetia was ’like 9/11’

Jon Swaine
London Telegraph
August 14, 2008

Georgia’s attempt to reclaim South Ossetia has been compared with 9/11 by Sergei Ivanov, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister.

Seeking to justify Moscow’s overwhelming response to Georgia’s attempt to reassert itself over the breakway province, Mr Ivanov said that Russia had no choice but to take military action, just as the US felt bound to respond after the attacks by al-Qa’eda on New York and Washington in September 2001.

“We just reacted because we didn’t have any other option. Any civilised country would act same way. I may remind you – September 11th, the reaction was similar. American citizens were killed. You know the reaction,” Mr Ivanov said.

International condemnation for the Russian response had taken Moscow by surprise, according to Mr Ivanov. “We didn’t think that we annoyed anybody,” he said.

Mr Ivanov also rubbished comments by David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary. Mr Miliband earlier accused Russia of engaging in “19th Century forms of diplomacy” in its “blatant aggression” towards Georgia. He said “the sight of Russian tanks rolling into parts of a sovereign country on its neighboring borders will have brought a chill down the spine of many people, rightly”.

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Russia had no choice but counterattack in S.Ossetia – Gorbachev

RIA Novosti
August 13, 2008

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Russia had no choice but to launch a counterattack to Georgia’s offensive in breakaway South Ossetia, but it is still possible to find a political solution to the crisis.

“What happened on the night of August 7 is beyond comprehension,” Gorbachev said in an article The Guardian published on Wednesday. “The Georgian military attacked the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali with multiple rocket launchers designed to devastate large areas.”

“Russia had to respond. To accuse it of aggression against ’small, defenseless Georgia’ is not just hypocritical but shows a lack of humanity,” he said in the article.

“Nevertheless, it was still possible to find a political solution. Clearly, the only way to solve the South Ossetian problem on that basis is through peaceful means. The Georgian leadership flouted this key principle,” Gorbachev, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, said.

Gorbachev told the paper that the Georgian authorities could only undertake the offensive “with the perceived support” of a much more powerful force – an apparent reference to the United States, which has trained Georgian troops and backed the country’s bid to join NATO.

Now that the military assault has been routed, Gorbachev said, “the Georgian government and its supporters should rethink their position.”

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Bombing Witnesses on FOX News: Georgia Started War

Bombing Witnesses on FOX News: Georgia Started War

 



Russia: Troops not heading to Tbilisi

Russia: Troops not heading to Tbilisi

Russia Today
August 13, 2008

Russia has officially denied reports its troops have entered Georgian territory beyond the conflict zone, in breach of the ceasefire agreement. Throughout the day, major international news channels have been reporting that Russian tanks were in the Georgian town of Gori and heading towards the capital Tbilisi. Meanwhile, Russian units shot down a Georgian drone over Tskhinvali on Tuesday evening, according to the Russian Army. Its Assistant Commander, Col. Igor Konashenkov, told the Interfax new agency that the drone was on an aerial reconnaissance mission in an area patrolled by Russian peacekeeping forces.

Konashenkov stressed that the Georgian military sent the aircraft to the region despite claims by the country’s leadership that their troops had moved out of the conflict zone.

He added that the detection of any further drones by Russian forces would result in them being shot down.|

Throughout the conflict, the Georgian leadership has been waging a media war against Russia. There have been a number of false claims about Russian troop movements in Georgia.

On Monday, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili accused Russia of occupying Gori. This information was reported by the world media but later denied.

Saakashvili has also claimed that Russia should be held responsible for the destruction of the South Ossetian city of Tskhinvali, not Georgia. The Georgian President was speaking at a news conference in Tbilisi, where he was joined by the presidents of Poland and post-Soviet states Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus said the five leaders were attending the conference in support of the Georgian government.

Earlier, Saakashvili claimed Russian troops sank Georgian coastal guard boats in the port city of Poti. He said Russia wanted to bomb the port, but the city authorities convinced them to move the vessels into the sea and sink them with explosives.

Meanwhile, Russian General Staff Deputy Commander Anatoli Nogovitsin has said that several boats attacked a Russian Navy vessel near Poti. The ship fired back and drove the attackers away, he said.

 

General Explains Russian Presence in Goti

 

Raw Video: Russian Troops in a Georgia Firefight

 

Condoleezza Rice: Russia won’t overthrow Georgia and get away with it

Russian peacekeepers remove weapons from Georgian arms depot
http://en.rian.ru/world/20080813/116017064.html

Georgia: blockade threat risks escalating conflict
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4526577.ece

Russia Agrees to Halt War
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1218..od=hpp_us_whats_news

Russia launches genocide probe over S.Ossetia events
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080814/116026568.html

Georgia Files Lawsuit Against Russia
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id.._article=1&catnum=0

Looting Reignites Georgia-Russia Tensions
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/2008081..ndJMf9InbMMfCrA3R7ta24cA

US, Russian ambassadors spar at UN over Georgia
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iB.._cozhXhgD92FNC000

Hi-Resolution Photos of the Russia-Georgia Conflict
http://milkavkaz.net/forum/viewtopic..ays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Ceasefire In Georgia Dashes Neocon Predictions Of Russian Expansion In The Region
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/08/12/neocon-russia-ceasefire/

Civilians perish as Georgian troops torch church
http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/28872

Russia seeks emergency meeting with NATO
http://wiredispatch.com/news/?id=290664

Reports: Russia sinks Georgian ship trying to attack Russian navy ships
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Sate..name=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Top Brass Defends Russia’s Right to Preemptive Strike
http://www.mnweekly.ru/news/20080124/55305669.html

 



American Mercenary Captured By Russians

American Mercenary Captured By Russians
NATO instructor taken hostage with Georgians amid reports of U.S. military commanding thousands of mercs in proxy war

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
August 11, 2008

An American mercenary has been captured by Russian forces along with a number of Georgian soldiers according to a report from the Russian news website Izvestia, providing more evidence that the U.S. and NATO are covertly supporting the Georgian army in a proxy war with Russia.

According to the report, the mercenary is an African-American who is a NATO instructor and an ordinance specialist. He has now been transferred to the Russian base of Vladikavkaz.

The story also backs up previous reports of dead black Americans having been found in Tskhinvali, the capital city of South Ossetia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcv-ynUDYHc

U.S. soldiers recently conducted training programs where they instructed Georgian soldiers how to deal with unexploded ordinance as part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program.

Another report from the Russia daily Kommersant states that thousands of mercenaries from numerous different countries are fighting on the Georgian side and are being “commanded by the U.S. military instructors.”

“The U.S. military instructors directly command and coordinate actions of mercenaries without being involved in actual fighting, the source specified. According to intelligence data, there are roughly 1,000 military instructors of the United States in Georgia,” states the report.

“Task force of Russia has annihilated a few groups of mercenaries. Some of mercenaries have been captured, and investigators are working with them, the source said.”

In a related development, Russia FSB has detained 10 Georgian intelligence service officers who were allegedly preparing terrorist attacks inside Russia.

“We have detained 10 agents of the Georgian special services who were spying on military facilities and preparing terrorist attacks, including on Russian territory,” Alexander Bortnikov said at a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Russia has today launched new forays into Georgia itself even after Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili signed a cease-fire pledge. Russia claims that Georgia has not honored the cease-fire and continues to attack Russian positions.

 



U.S. and Israel Give Georgia Guns to Fight Russia

US sends more arms to Georgia: Israeli media

Russia Today
August 11, 2008

The United States is sending fresh supplies of weapons to Georgia from its base in the Jordanian port of Aqabah. That’s according to the Israeli newspaper – Maariv.

The paper says the US began flying weapons from the transport hub on Saturday.

According to Maariv, the US is hiring Russian-made freight planes belonging to UTI Worldwide Inc. to transport arms and ammunition to Georgia. The paper says the Pentagon is redirecting supplies to Tbilisi that were earmarked for Iraq.

The Aqabah terminal is used by the US to supply troops in Iraq. The American military relies on the hub mainly because it’s safer to use Aqabah than Iraq’s own ports in the Persian Gulf.

Georgia stocks a wide range of weapons from many sources. This is a strategic move in case Russia were to block off the channels through which it gets its military supplies.

 

Israel ’has a hand in S. Ossetia war’

Press TV
August 10, 2008

Israel has provided Georgia with military assistance amid an ongoing armed conflict in the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

The Israeli web site Debkafiles which is believed to have close links with the regime’s intelligence and military sources, reported that last year, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili had commissioned from Israeli security firms up to 1,000 military advisers to train the country’s armed forces.

According to the report, the Israeli advisors also helped Tbilisi with military intelligence and security operations. Georgia also purchased weapons, intelligence and electronic warfare systems from Israel.

The report added the Israeli advisers were deeply involved in the Georgian army’s preparations to attack and capture the capital of South Ossetia on Friday.

The web site quoted “its military experts” as saying a project to pump Caspian oil and gas to the Turkish terminal of Ceyhan instead of the Russian pipeline network is in the interest of Tel Aviv.

The regime therefore has been negotiating with Turkey, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan to go ahead with the construction of pipelines to transfer oil to terminals in Ashkelon and Eilat.

The report added that Moscow had demanded Tel Aviv to halt its military assistance to Georgia and even warned the regime of a diplomatic row.

Israel, however, said that its military cooperation with Georgia had been “defensive.”

Georgia captured the capital of South Ossetia on Friday, triggering a response from Russia which has stationed its peacekeepers in the breakaway region since the 1990s conflicts.

Ties between the two former Soviet republics have been strained over several issues, including Georgia’s NATO membership bid.

 

US partly to blame – ex Georgian FM

Russia Today
August 11, 2008

Many experts say the military conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia is not in Russia’s interests. The Former Georgian Foreign Minister Salome Zurabishvili says the United States could be partly responsible for the violence in South Ossetia.

In an interview with the France-Presse news agency she commented on the possible reasons behind the military conflict.

“There are many Americans in Georgia training the military forces of the country and monitoring the situation. As I understand, they also supervise the strategic corridor – the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline.

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Jewish Georgian minister: Thanks to Israeli training, we’re fending off Russia
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1010187.html

Israel Linked To Georgia Security
http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index..AG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8

U.S. Releases $250K For Emergency Aid In Georgia
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D92GC5G80&show_article=1

Georgians: We Helped In Iraq, Now Help Us
http://www.guardian.co.uk/busines..orldbank.usa?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

War in Georgia: The Israeli connection
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3580136,00.html

Putin Accuses U.S. Of Helping Georgia
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/..-details/Defiant+Putin+accuses+US+of+

Did the U.S. Prep Georgia for War with Russia?
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/08/did-us-military.html

Did U.S., Israel Provocateur S. Ossetia Conflict? Does the Sun Come Up in the Morning?
http://www.infowars.com/?p=3860

Israeli soldiers who trained Georgia troops say war with Russia is no surprise
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=1010230

Israel won’t stop arms sales to Georgia
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=27365

 



Georgian President Runs For Cover

Georgian President Runs For Cover

 



Abkhazia: Force out the Gregorian troops

Abkhazia issues ultimatum to Georgian troops in strategic gorge

Novosti
August 11, 2008

Georgia’s breakaway republic of Abkhazia told Georgia on Monday that if its troops fail to leave the strategic Kodori Gorge, separatist forces will begin a full-scale onslaught to force them out.

Abkhazia’s pro-Russian leadership pledged on Sunday to oust Georgian forces from the northern part of the gorge, the only part of the province still controlled by Georgia, two days after Georgia began a ground and air offensive in its other separatist republic, South Ossetia.

“We will begin an operation to force out all Georgia’s security forces located there. This will be a combat operation with the employment of all our military’s armaments,” Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh said in an interview with the Russian TV channel Vesti.

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