The Conflict in the Caucasus
Unfortunately the past week has seen hundreds of deaths in the latest conflict in the Caucasus, a needless war between Christian brothers. Yet again, it bears all the hallmarks of Western meddling. The former New York lawyer and current Georgian president, Saakashvili, came to power on the back of a Soros financed 'democratic Rose revolution'. He went on to raise the military budget to 70% of GDP and sent young Georgian men to die in Iraq and Afghanistan. Indeed the Georgian contingent was the third largest in Iraq after America's and Britain's. His devotion to Western interests is symbolized by the fact that he always speaks with an EU flag behind him despite the fact that Georgia is not an EU member. Only Western backing could have convinced him that it was a good idea to attack South Ossetia, which had Russian and Georgian troops stationed there (by mutual agreement) before this latest conflict started. How did he expect Russia to respond? By ordering it’s troops to flee and never look back? The denunciation of Russia coming from America and Britain is becoming particularly venomous. The sheer hypocrisy of some of the moralising beggars belief. The MSM has displayed its usual ability to deform reality in whatever way necessary. There are a few points which stand out for me.
For a start George Bush is only concerned about territorial integrity and sovereignty when an ally (or rather a minion) of America's is in question. When it comes to a country outside the US sphere of influence, then any solution that advances the globalist agenda and guarantees a pro-US outcome becomes acceptable and grandiose phrases about liberty are wheeled out.
I've observed that the US always demands that others accept an innovative moral code that is dreamt up for no other reason but because it prevents America's opponents from acting decisively or effectively. In this case, Bush expects Georgia not only to be allowed to choose the timing of it's attack but also to demand an end to hostilities the moment the tide of battle turns against it. When in military history has a country had this privilege?
Bush also regards the Russian response as disproportionate because they bombed military targets throughout Georgia. He would have preferred that the Russians stay in Ossetia. When a state is at war its military can expect to be targeted anywhere, it doesn't get the luxury of confining combat to a particular location. I don't remember NATO bombers restricting themselves to Kosovo, they bombed targets from Montenegro to Vojvodina. Moreover they bombed civilian targets including the RTS television station, bridges, roads, power stations, factories and more. The Russians have not attempted to debilitate the lives of the Georgian people to that extent. Had they done so, we would not be watching Saakashvili on our TV sets every night. Nor would the oil pipeline have remained untouched.
Another bizarre complaint from Bush is that Russia is attempting to destroy and dismantle the Georgian military. And what of it? Again, he expects Georgia to launch an attack and simply be expelled without it suffering any consequences which will deter or incapacitate it from carrying out such actions in the future.
The proponents of the Cultural Revolution love to talk about social constructs. Yet they continuously parrot the Orwellian phrase 'International Community' with a straight face. No such thing exists. I have not heard one South American, African, Arab or Asian leader demonise and pressure Russia. Every single report I have watched on the BBC quotes either an American, EU or Georgian politician (or a politician of another pro-Western state on Russia's border). Therefore one has to conclude that the 'International Community' is a meaningless phrase intended to give the US and the EU (and all those that agree with them) a veneer of respectability. Indeed it is exclusively the US and the EU that speak on behalf of this mythical and benevolent organisation. It is designed to give the impression of a global consensus. And since democracy has divine status in the West, if the whole world has passed a judgement on a moral issue, the outcome is sacrosanct and must be morally good. Hence the clear implication that the 'International Community' can never make a mistake or get anything wrong.
Finally, there have been some really good articles written by Westerners on this conflict which should receive a wider audience:
The Great Game by Johnny Anonymous
Blowback From Bear-Baiting by Patrick Buchanan
This is a tale of US expansion not Russian aggression by Seumas Milne
Russia and the West: A Dialogue of the Deaf by John Laughland
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