Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Georgia: A Very Dangerous Drama Unfolding

Since the inauguration of George Bush as president in January of 2001 and the coming to power of the so-called neo-cons, the relationship between the United States and Russia has been deteriorating. The fact of the matter is, when Mr. Bush looked into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s soul during their first meeting and pronounced the former KGB operative as someone he could work with, he failed to recognize that Putin is not a person to take lightly.

In his 1997 book entitled The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former National Security Advisor under the Carter Administration laid out his belief that if the United States is to successfully dominate the entire world, it must gain control of the area called Eurasia, the region east of Poland that stretches throughout the Middle East, the Central Asian Republics, and throughout Russia and China. Brzezinski opens his book with the following words: “Ever since the continents started interacting politically, some five hundred years ago, Eurasia has been the center of world power.”

Brzezinski, both through his book and in later statements, has propagated the gaining of total control over Eurasia by the United States as a first step to the eventual domination of the entire planet. This position is supported by Dr. Johannes B.Koeppl, PhD, a former German defense ministry official and advisor to former NATO Secretary General Manfred Werner, who in November 2001, made the following statement to From The Wilderness Publications:

“The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, The Trilateral Commission – founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller – and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens.”

While there are many who may dismiss the ideology of total world dictatorship as promoted by the likes of Brzezinski and Koeppl, recent history should make it obvious that the U.S. Government, the neo-cons, and in particular, the Bush Administration, have been up to much more than simply fighting a war on terrorism. What else can explain the obvious manipulation of intelligence and outright lies that were used in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq? What other explanation can be offered for the threats against Iran when own National Intelligence Estimate last year reported that the Persians ceased their nuclear-weapons program some five or six years ago?

Almost since Bush was sworn into office, there has been a push to expand NATO and a missile-defense system right to Russia’s doorstep. The current occupiers of the White House, never very good at covering up their true intentions, are claiming that a missile-defense system is needed in order to defend the Eastern European countries, such as the Czech Republic and Poland, from an attack by Iran. To make matters worse, President Bush has used that very rationale in trying to calm now Russian Prime Minister Putin’s anger over the proposed missile-defense system. Mr. Putin is very aware that such a defense system is in truth, a weapon of aggression and it is very likely that he is aware of Brzezinski’s book as well as a Project For A New American Century report, which laid out in almost perfect detail a plan for achieving world domination. It must be added here that Vice President Dick Cheney is closely associated with the publication of the above-mentioned report.

It would seem that neo-conservative king George Bush has just been put in check by the Russians however, and the grand chess game in Eurasia has suddenly taken a dangerous turn as over the past several days, a vicious war has broken out between Russia the Georgian Republic. The dispute began when Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili launched an attack upon South Ossetia, a somewhat autonomous Russia-aligned province that has long wanted independence from Georgia. It must be added here that since 2003 in particular, Georgia has received considerable support from the United States, which has not only been accused of assisting Saakashvili’s ascension to the presidency, but has stationed U.S. military advisors in this former Soviet Republic. A further escalation of tension between the U.S. and Russia has now resulted due to a U.S. airlift of Georgian soldiers out of Iraq and back to their own country in order to fight the Russians there.

President Bush, from Beijing denounced Russian aggression against the Georgian Republic and insisted that Georgia’s rights as a sovereign nation are respected. The U.S. President’s hypocritical statement would be comical if the situation was not so serious as his Iraq adventure has shown him to be anything but a respecter of national sovereignty. Vice President Cheney meanwhile, in a call to Mikhail Saakashvili, told the Georgian president “Russian aggression must not go unanswered.” Meanwhile, the mainstream media, always echoing the Bush/Cheney regime, has begun denouncing what it calls “Russian aggression against the Republic of Georgia;” Of course, the media has failed to tell Americans that Georgia was the original aggressor against South Ossetia, not the Russian Federation that came to its defense.

It is now being reported that Russia is calling for an end to the fighting in the region; this, after launching a quick, decisive and brutal victory over President Saakashvili’s forces. Prime Minister Putin however, is making some very tough demands in exchange for a cessation of hostilities; among these is the demand that Georgia’s U.S.-supported President Saakashvili relinquish his office.

How the hawks in the White House will react to Moscow’s demands is hard to tell, and the way in which the situation in Eurasia will play out in the coming days is anybody’s guess. What is clear however, is that, in spite of all the bluster coming out of Washington D.C., Vladimir Putin has drawn his line in the sand. He will not stand for U.S. encroachment into his back yard. He seems to fully understand the concepts behind The Grand Chessboard, and won’t stand for them on his watch. What is also clear is that a major miscalculation has taken place on the part of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, and likely, the Bush Administration. It is very frightening to realize that further such miscalculation, or any intended fanning of the flames on the part of Bush/Cheney regime, could lead to direct military conflict with the Russians – a dangerous scenario indeed!

Meanwhile, reports coming out of the Ossetia and Georgia tell of bombed-out buildings, over 2000 deaths – many of these civilian and a looming humanitarian crises. The dogs of war are hard at work while the rest of humanity continues to suffer.

For more information read The Caucasus – Washington Risks Nuclear War By Miscalculation


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