Condi, off on a Peace-Keeping Mission to Tbilisi
What we are hearing on the BBC and western MSM is predominantly disinformation, propaganda and bullshit. Behind the US-sponsored attack against South Ossetia by Georgia is a long-standing geostrategic aim: to control the Central Asian heartlands and hence its natural resources such as Oil and Gas. The story goes back to the beginning of the last century when Sir Halford Mackinder devised his Heartland Theory in relation to the strategic requirements of the British Empire.
See Putin and the Geopolitics of the New Cold War or what happens when Cowboys don`t shoot straight like they used to, by F William Engdahl, February 18, 2007
In those days the primary enemy of Britain and the Anglo-American financial fraternities was Germany. Britain set out to not only destroy Germany but to occupy it physically. It took the fabrication of two world wars to do that and the story of Britain's machinations in order to create them are dealt with in Conjuring Hitler by Guido Giacomo Preparata. Part of the scheme involved the creation of an ideological enemy in Russia against which a future German demagogue would be lured into attacking and thereby bringing-about the total defeat and occupation of Germany in Anglo-American interests.
While the Russians were set-up financially by Wall Street, they too would be encircled by the Allies in the interests of their Heartland Policy. The encirclement of
This book is a must read for those who wish to understand current global geopolitics and events such as the recent Georgia Conflict.
At that time, as stated above, the Anglo-Americans were playing a different game in that their long term purpose was to not only to defeat Germany (which they saw as their obvious competitor) but to create the conditions in Germany where a demagogue would arise who would attack Russia and who in turn would not only be defeated by the combined might of the Anglo-American allies and Russia but whose country would then be physically occupied by the Allies.
All this took place between 1914 and 1945. Over 70 million died in two world wars so that the Anglo-Americans could achieve their plan for ultimate global hegemony as a New World Order.
During this decades-long process, however, the US overtook Britain as the world superpower and during the 'forties re-drew the post WWII map in anticipation of their inevitable victory, subsuming the British Empire into the so-called Pax Americana. The plan for Russia was to first contain it in eastern Europe, to encircle it and to play a military/diplomatic game in order to push it back (Rollback Policy) into its own territory and finally take it over in the interests of capital.
The encirclement of Russia and Rollback proceeded in the 'sixties and 'seventies together with an Arms Race deliberately intended to break the Russian economy. That too took place. The Soviets were thus defeated. For a time a weak Russia presented no threat. As Russian capitalism grew more robust so did its determination to regain some of the ground it had lost and defend the integrity of its own territory from the Anglo-American threat. Russia's military was rebuilt in order to conduct, if necessary, an asymmetric war if threatened by the West. Putin made this quite clear in a keynote speech in Germany (October 2007) when he politely warned the West not to mess around with the Russian Bear.
That didn't stop the Anglo-Americans' mischief on a global scale or in the Oil and Gas regions of the Caucasus and Central Asia. The old plan, from the days of Mackinder, to get hold of the Eurasian heartlands transferred from the British to the US military. The Anglo-Americans set out to secure the Oil and Gas resources where they could and to control them where they couldn't.
In his book, The Grand Chessboard, the NWO's eminence grise, Zbigniew Brzezinski, wrote:
"Ever since the continents started interacting politically, some five hundred years ago, Eurasia has been the center of world power.....The key to controlling Eurasia, says Brzezinski, is controlling the Central Asian Republics
Mike Whitney writes:
This is the heart-and-soul of the war on terror. The real braintrust behind "neverending conflict" was actually focussed on Central Asia. It was the pro-Israeli crowd in the Republican Party that pulled the old switcheroo and refocussed on the Middle East rather than Eurasia. Now, powerful members of the US foreign policy establishment (Brzezinski, Albright, Holbrooke) have regrouped behind the populist "cardboard" presidential candidate Barak Obama and are preparing to redirect America's war efforts to the Asian theater. Obama offers voters a choice of wars not a choice against war.
With this purpose in their sights the Anglo-Americans have embarked upon a new Cold War against Russia and China (both part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization) and which, if western capitalism was mortally threatened, could be turned into a hot war. Hence the US need to develop Star Wars (the so-called Anti-Ballistic Missile Shield) as well as to base it in eastern Europe smack up against the borders with Russia
The ABM Shield is not defensive.It is offensive.
Part of US preparations for a nuclear war with Russia(and China?) where a pre-emptive or first strike nuclear attack would be launched against Russia by the US. The Russians would retaliate with what missiles were not destroyed in the first attack. The ABM Shield is meant to deal with the remainder of Russian missiles not taken out in the first attack which would then be launched against the USA.Following this a second wave of US missiles is then meant to obliterate what is left of Russia's defences.
The Missile Shield is not popular with the people of Poland and the Czech Republic who realise that, by allowing the Shield to be based on their territory, makes them targets for Russia . The US has always been prepared to sacrifice Europe in a nuclear war: now with the ABM Shield and in the 'eighties with the so called European Theatre of War envisaging an 'Intermediate' nuclear war with Russia in Europe whilst the USA was left out of it!
As a result of constant provocations by the US, Russia has now developed its own First Strike strategy. This again puts the world on a hair's edge of nuclear war. So why is the UK anti-war movement not campaigning against the Missile Shield? Because it has been effectively destroyed by the SWP and nobbled by the secret services?
The cynical game that the US has played with the Georgian Sakaashvili --who has been accused of being a mafioso-- at the cost of thousands of lives is to create yet another flashpoint in the Caucasus which would enable the Anglo-Americans to open a new, hostile diplomacy against Russia whilst paving the way to military confrontation with it. The parts that British politicians are playing in it are that of two-bit actors simply parroting the lines they are being fed by their US bosses.
Confrontation with Russia is certainly not in the interests of western Europe which depends on Russia for its energy supplies. Hence it is likely that the EU will continue to develop a diplomacy with Russia in its own interests rather than those of the USA. Logically, the gap between the EU and the USA should therefore grow. The UK, while dragging its feet as a member of the European Union, remains ideologically and materially loyal to the US and the Anglo-American fraternities.