Friday, August 15, 2008
Unexpected eyewitness reports on FOX News of all places emphasizes that Georgia was the aggressor, not Russia, which US media was under-reporting.
This article explains the situation more thoroughly.
All the Propaganda That's Fit to Print:
The New York Times, Again, Tells It Like It Ain’t
As does this one: Common Sense and the Russo-Georgian War
The site Dvorak Uncensored asked "Why exactly does the Russia-Georgia conflict matter to the west?"
"America and Britain are closely involved in providing military assistance to the Georgians in the form of arms and training. The support is aimed at encouraging the rise of Georgia as an independent, sovereign state.
But the help is also partly a means of protecting the oil pipeline across Georgia that carries crude from the Caspian to the Black Sea, the only export route that bypasses Russia’s stranglehold on energy exports from the region.
If Georgia succeeds in reimposing its sovereignty over South Ossetia in the face of Russian opposition, it will be a huge setback to Moscow’s influence in the region and embolden other former Soviet republics, such as Ukraine and Azerbaijan."
A post from "Fedup" provides another view:
"Of course it’s about oil as it should be. The wacky left in this country had rather see thousands die in a war over oil than allow this country it’s own vast oil reserves. The Russians are going to take control of the pipeline and thus the vast oil reserves of the east. This country needs oil to survive and we will end up fighting for it!. The crazy liberals just don’t care. Wind and solar power are not even close to being able to provide for the energy needs of this country and never will. Oil, coal, and natural gas are the cheapest forms of energy with the smallest foot print. The energy produced from a 3 square mile refinery complex would require over 300 square miles of land for the same energy from a wind farm! The smartest move is to combine conservation with renewed drilling and put our money into technologies that mitigate the effects of fossil fuels instead of living in this drug induced fantasy of “never using oil”.
The debate continues with some insidious and scary scenarios on Dvorak Uncensored.
Any thoughts readers? How thick is the plexi-glass on the Nohodome? Will missiles bounce off?