But for every action there is a reaction.
So what the action that lead to our current reaction.
Russia claims that the Nation of Georgia made the first move attacking two regions inside of Georgia. Two independent regions that operate outside of the Georgian government.
South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
To areas that have very strong russian ties, and that are ethnically russian. Russia says they are protecting an unprovoked attack on these two independent regions inside the nation of Georgia. And when i say unprovoked attack, i mean these two regions took a beating, with rockets and artillery that leveled almost every building in the region. Firing indescrimitely at people, killing UN peacekeepers (who happened to be russian) The leaders of these two regions are calling for the president of Georgia to be tried for genocide, and war crimes.
But who is right?
Sounds like Russia, who is protecting these innocent towns. But the Russians have also gone overboard but launching air strikes against the georgian capitol, rolling masive amounts of tanks into Georgia, not just the area of the two regions who need help but deep into Georgia. New reports are coming out of people fleeing the Russians. That the Russians are taking everything from the land they grab.
And Why wouldn't Russian like to expand their holdings.
Georgia is ripe with oil and oil pipelines. Oil is becoming more of a life commodity than air. Maybe the Russians are worrying after the USA's excipade into Iraq. We had Vietnam they tried with Afghanistan, than we cool out. Now we have Iraq and they want to play again too, so they have Georgia. A few years ago when we went back to Afghanistan they partied with the Chechen's.(see my previous posts from 05' on the Chechen issues)( I know what your thinking, hey i looked for your articles on the Chechen issue and i couldn't find it, that cause you looked online, i have not written them yet)
Is the West pushing to hard against Russian?
But than again we have the Georgian president, very pro west, receiving massive amounts of military hardware and training from the USA and Israel. You have massive amounts of evidence saying he came to power in a coup aided by the cia. You have Georgia attacking on the day the olympics start and somehow it gets massive news coverage in the USA that supports Georgia's predicament. Even though by all measure they began it. And How is this issue in the news so much so quick, when i see stories about darfur once a year? You also must factor in that Georgia is seeking nato membership, along with other nations. Nato is basically surounding Russia. We are also planning on placing missle launch sites in the poland and the ukraine. Guess who just signed up after this russian aggression, poland. So from the Russian perspective its easy to see how they might say they are being backed into a corner.
It also does not help anyone that the US, who usually can step in and say cut it out, is in the middle of an occupation of a foreign nation. So how can one not sympathize with Russia if they also sympathize with the Removal of the tyrant saddam. Recently Russia tells how the US invaded, overthrew Saddam and Hung him because he was brutal to people living inside his own country, than they say well we are doing the same, the Georgian president is brutalizing his own people, inside his own country why cant we stop it.
A lesson that came out of wwii was that one nation cannot act militarily around the world on its own accord. Thats what Hitler did and he tried to conquer the world and did conquer europe minus GB. And Bush has started a bad president of invading foreign nations unilaterally, and now Russia has followed suit. Who knows where this will lead
So you decide who is right. Is Georgia right. Is russia right. Is it about oil. Is it about global hegemy. Was this a United States plan to set up and demonize Russia.
Listen to Putins words a few years ago and you tell me:
The unipolar world refers to a world in which there is one master, one sovereign---- one center of authority, one center of force, one center of decision-making. At the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within.… What is even more important is that the model itself is flawed because at its basis there is and can be no moral foundations for modern civilization.”
“Unilateral and frequently illegitimate actions have not resolved any problems. Moreover, they have caused new human tragedies and created new centers of tension. Judge for yourselves---wars as well as local and regional conflicts have not diminished. More are dying than before. Significantly more, significantly more! Today we are witnessing an almost uncontained hyper-use of force – military force – in international relations, force that is plunging the world into an abyss of permanent conflicts. We are seeing a greater and greater disdain for the basic principles of international law. And independent legal norms are, as a matter of fact, coming increasingly closer to one state’s legal system. One state and, of course, first and foremost the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way. This is visible in the economic, political, cultural and educational policies it imposes on other nations. Well, who likes this? Who is happy about this?
In international relations we increasingly see the desire to resolve a given question according to so-called issues of political expediency, based on the current political climate. And of course this is extremely dangerous. It results in the fact that no one feels safe. I want to emphasize this – no one feels safe! Because no one can feel that international law is like a stone wall that will protect them. Of course such a policy stimulates an arms race. I am convinced that we have reached that decisive moment when we must seriously think about the architecture of global security.”
And what does Mr. Bush and our politicians have to say about it?
That its all russians fault, they should stand down. Mccain actually said this is the 21st centuary and nations just dont go around invading other nations. Really
Us claims the missle defense system that nato is insalling in eastern europe is to keep on eye on rogue nations like Iran, yet last year the president of Russia, Vladimar Putin, offered bush use of a Russian missle sit in Azerbaijan, a nation of hte border of Iran and bush declined,