Georgia and Russia, why is there a problem?
When the Soviet Union broke up, many satellite states declare their independence. Their new leaders mostly and unfortunately came from the criminal element. We have seen much ethnic cleansing since and left over problems of yester year.The main problem <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Russia has had is with the Russian nationals that have settled and stayed within the old satellite states. Russia has also a big problem concerning the oil rich Caspian Sea. It’s already claim maritime rights over the sea it self. Russia has of course stated it will protect its Russian nationals in the ex-soviet empire, of course that’s a natural response and patriotic, that could be false or seen false by those that have anti Russian views. The people of Georgia are mainly anti Russian because of Russia’s history off oppression when Georgia was annexed to the Russian regime. Russia it self has become democratic corrupt entity, its leaders are thought to be still communist or old guard sympathizers. The ex-president Putin did very little to rid this global opinion of Russian governance. There is no doubt in my mind that Georgia started this present conflict by attacking a Russian protectorate. Unfortunately USA has not helped because of its building influence in all of the ex-soviet satellite states. Due to much propaganda spread by the Georgian administration, journalist attempted to get at the truth was greatly hindered, the initial reporting of the Russian assault was very confusing and the reason for such action clouded over. The lack of knowledge about Georgia checkered history, by western journalist showed its face very quickly when the first reports of the assault started to hit the newswires. In fact I myself was very confused and at one time found myself believing President Shevardnadze propaganda ranting. Russia as always kept its plans deeply embedded to its chest; the main reason of this Russian assault can be seen on this video. Bombing Russians a picture is worth a thousand words. The Caucasian area is a very volatile place, because of the breakup of the Soviet Union and the scattering of Russian nationals normally found just over the border from Russia. There are also religious and ongoing cultural problems. Leaders such as Shevardnadze spread hatred for Russians the problem seen in Georgia to day is only part of a problem that’s going to keep cropping up that Russia has to deal with now and in the future. US and EU interest however well intended or intended because of US or EU oil interest will always cause bad friction as they are against the interest of Russia. The callousness of the politicians and the capitalist industrialist always leads to thousands of innocent civilians dying, injured or misplaced refugees. Shevardnadze at a latter date will most probably end up being branded rightfully for being a war criminal. He is certainly a liar and actively spreads propaganda of Russian hatred within the Corsican states and has led the world astray on his miss truths. USA has not helped with this problem in the Corsican states, its backing of the Georgian government and investing in Georgian infrastructure some of that worry caused by USA to Russia’s thinking can be seen in a list of articles about Georgia at eurasianet. Three articles at Eurasianet are very interesting reading Georgia no war no peace The Georgian Russian conflict a test for the European Union Georgia Russia keeps west guessing about its intentions For those that do not understand the history that has lead to these latest event in Georgia there is a fairly accurate history to be found at wikipedia.org Post-communist Georgia.2C 1990-2003 Georgia after Shevardnadze Politics of Georgia
It’s very easy to make Russian look like they are the aggressors, at present the USA media seemingly has been set to that task. There is of course a political motive and we can see by yesterday’s 15th August 2008, main events accurately reported by Eurasia Insights PEACE PLAN SIGNED, BUT RUSSIAN FORCES APPEAR TO ADVANCE .
I am not on the Russian side of this argument as I can not give sympathy to those that solve problems by killing civilians using this cruel and callous warfare we see today. But I feel the people the present USA government want to back such as Shevardnadze will lead to a third world war. Are USA global interest worthy of such stupidity.