Don’t forget the horrifying human cost of the US-fomented war in South Ossetia… don’t forget that it began with a sneak rocket strike on sleeping civilians… oh, I forgot… the Georgians were bringing “free-world democracy” to Tskhinvali.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed strong support for Georgia’s “territorial integrity”, forgetting that it lost it through the fault of the Georgian leadership…
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finished her Eastern European tour in Tbilisi. She said that the so-called “reboot” of relations with Russia would not be carried out at the expense of Georgia. With regard to the situation in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the US Secretary of State used the term “Russian occupation” and recognised the right of Georgia to join NATO. According to expert observers, what Washington actually said was that it would not and is not prepared to tolerate a possible or probable decrease in its influence in the former Soviet space. During a meeting with Saakashvili, Ms Clinton was shown a model of the proposed Georgian Parliament Building. The new building will be constructed over the next 18 months in Kutaisi on a site where a memorial to the dead in the Second Great Patriotic War was blown up last December.
Meanwhile, in Moscow, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin acquainted himself with the projects to replace the destroyed monument, which are to be built on Poklonnaya Gora, “because we were united in the war against fascism”. Commenting on the events in Tbilisi, Mr Putin was very sceptical of the attempts of the Georgian authorities to involve the United States in the resolution of the territorial dispute. He quoted the Internationale, “No one will deliver them: neither God nor king nor hero”. According to Vladimir Vladimirovich, the situation in the region is the subject of a dialogue between the peoples of Georgia, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia. “We must keep this dialogue [to ourselves], without reference to third parties. We did not start this war. The responsibility for its consequences should be borne by those who started this war. They must have the courage to find a way to the hearts of the people they hurt. Russia, as well as other members of the international community, can only be guarantors. I know that there are many in Georgia who would normalise Georgian-Russian relations, they want to build a common future with the Ossetian people. We must go this way. However, you shouldn’t seek solutions on the sly”.
South Ossetian militiamen defending their homeland from the Georgian invader.
Konstantin Kosachyov, the head of the RF Gosduma Committee on International Affairs, reminded us that Russia has a different view of the situation. It wished to maintain the territorial integrity of Georgia, but certain conditions have to be met. However, Georgian President Saakashvili ignored and destroyed this formula on 8 August 2008. After that event, the situation changed in a fundamental and irreversible manner, and new subjects of international law, the states of South Ossetia and Abkhazia arose.
Valery Garbuzov, the Deputy Director of the Institute of USA and Canada, said in an interview on VOR, “As we see, America continues to challenge this position of Russia. In respect of not only Georgia, but of the post-Soviet space in general, the USA follows the line that contemporary Russia should not consider the post-Soviet space as a sphere of influence and action. So far, our leadership hasn’t won the world over to their side yet. Virtually no one recognises these two territories. However, this long-simmering conflict required resolution. Georgia’s method of resolution led to the Caucasian war. Perhaps, a time will come when people shall hold some sort of conference on the range of problems that have arisen as a result of the conflict”.
As Mr Kosachyov pointed up, we can certainly find a formula that could resolve the problems between Georgia on the one hand, and Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the other. Russia and the USA should support all parties who wish peace and understanding between the peoples living the South Caucasus. Moreover, they should support the decisions that the participants in the conflict come up with, whatever they may be.
6 July 2010
Voice of Russia World Service
Let’s keep this simple and focused. Condoleeza Rice and Hillary Clinton are cut from the same bolt of evil cloth. There is not a speck of discernible difference between the two of them. Both of them demand that all others bow down before America and kiss its bum at high noon. Guess what… there are countries that refuse to do so. They are the ones vilified in the Western Corporate Media. Remember this… America has no problems with Georgia’s sneak Grad attack on sleeping civilians… they’re only sorry that it failed.
Anyone who supports the “colour revolutionaries” in Georgia, the Orangies in the Ukraine, the Baltic neo-Nazis, the Croat neo-Ustashi, or the UCK bandits in Kosovo stands against decency and morality. Don’t forget… all of these movements were rooted in Nazi collaborationist groups. That’s what America supports… how much lower shall we fall before we are stopped?