Poor, poor Georgia.
The Georgian state ethnically cleans out the Russians of South Ossetia. South Ossetia’s ethnic Russians break away and call for protection from and unity with the Russian Federation. Russia steps in, in this obviously post Soviet and inevitable conflict… And we have the Cold War again? Did I miss something here?
So, the first rule when running right wing political campaigns is to foment fear and war mongering. Bush and his heir, John McCain, face the possibility of losing real big in November. Here we have another classic case of the right creating a false enemy (Russia), with all the boogey men of the Cold War, all in an attempt to make Bush and McCain look tough and brave… Personally, I think Bush and McCain are irresponsible. I mean, what about the threat coming to the USA from the Cayman Islands?
More significantly however, Bush’s, and McCain’s policy towards Russia is downright dangerous and provocative. The South Ossetia thing is more than an election ploy… It is also a policy of military and political confrontation with Russia. In the South Ossetia case, it is a confrontation with Russia over what is happening in Russia’s front yard. And our dear “western democratic” Georgia is up to its neck in its own aggressions towards non-Georgians.
Of course, for years now the US has planned to surround Russia with a Star Wars type missile system. US missiles in Poland, US missiles in the Czech Republic are a “for sure” Missiles in Georgia are probably in the US foreign policy planning stage, now that Ukraine doesn’t seem willing to engage in US pandering. And of course, the CIA has been playing a large role in creating and funding “oppositions” in every state of the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States for years now….
So I’m ranting and raving…
I guess it comes to this. If you like wars, want more of them, make them last longer, if you really need an enemy to make life simple… Yeah, vote for McCain… Lord knows, his predecessor has given us some real “doosies” If however, you want some responsibility in US foreign policy, based on principles of international equality and global conflict reduction, then well, you better look long past McCain…