- Living in Azerbaijan, I may be somewhat closer to recent
events in Georgia than many of your other readers. A few points for you
- 1. Neither Abkhazia, nor South Ossetia were ever formally
an integral part of the Georgian Socialist Republic. Abkhazia, during
the Soviet Union days was an independent Socialist Republic. South Ossetia
was an Autonomous Region, (Times Atlas of the World - 1990 edition and
earlier A.O. translates as Autonomous Okrug, or region). U.S., EU
and NATO claims that Russia respect Georgia's territorial integrity in
Abkhazia and South Ossetia are baseless, and indeed incorrect. Amazing
that none of the millions of bureaucrats in the west has bothered to refer
to a world atlas from the Soviet period.
- 2. US military advisors and Georgian regular army / special
forces troops conducted a large scale military maneuver only days before
Georgia's invasion of South Ossetia. Since 2003 both the U.S. and Turkey
provided Georgia with tens of millions of dollars in military aid, and
countries such as the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Israel, Poland, etc. sold
weapons and military support systems to Georgia. Much of the revenue that
Georgia received from crude oil transit tariffs, (from the BP managed
Baku-Tbilis-Ceyhan pipeline project, which was, "by coincidence,"
started the same year that Georgian President Saakashvili came to power
in the Rose Revolution) was funneled into weapons purchases.
- 3. Georgian forces were well-equipped, especially with
night sight and specialized communications gear and had plenty of tanks
and mobile artillery at their disposal. Contrary to public perception,
the Russian forces mobilized to South Ossetia did not have an initial
advantage in either men or equipment, indeed, many of the Russian tanks
moblized from North Ossetia broke down along the mountain roads to South
Ossetia because they were in such poor condition. Russian President Medvedev
has subsequently stated that a major revamp of the Russian army is in
- 3. Russian Peace Keeping forces allowed the Georgian
military to take control of several strategic heights near Tsinvali, (the
South Ossetian capitol) on 2 and 3 August. While the reason for this is
unclear, taking the strategic heights around Tsinvali clearly gave the
upper hand in any future military attack to the Georgian army - you could
say that the Russians had baited the trap. Indeed the build up to war
had been going on since early July. Several terrorist style bomb blasts
in Abhazia, (which were blaimed on Georgian special forces) and almost
constant, small scale, shooting and shelling back and forth between Georgian
and South Ossetian forces had heated up the kettle to the boiling point.
- 4. In the run up to the brief war in South Ossetia, Georgian
special forces had been actively spying against Russian military targets
in both South Ossetia and the North Caucasus region of Russia, most of
these spy operations were eliminated by Russian counter espionage units.
Several Georgian agents admitted that they were to blow up bridges and
other strategic targets upon receipt of the appropriate signal from Tbilisi.
- 5. The Russian military and espionage forces operate
an exhaustive intelligence gathering network in Georgia and the entire
Caucasus region, and were almost certain to have known about Georgia's
- 6. There is only one land route between South Ossetia
and North Ossetia, (in Russia) and this "life line" mountain
road goes through a single 4 kilometer long tunnel, (the Rokski tunnel).
If the Georgian forces would have immediately detonated this tunnel they
would have been almost assured a military victory, however, they did not
destroy the tunnel. Apparently the Georgian military had planned to terrorize
the South Ossetian people, (which they did a good job of) and force them
to flee for their lives through this single tunnel into Russia, thereby
enthnically cleansing the region, (some 35,000 South Ossetians did flee
through the tunnel in the days leading up to, and during, the conflict).
One should also remember that this is the 3rd attempt since 1920 to ethnically
cleanse South Ossetia of its Ossetian population. So, the Georgian commanders,
confident of their military superiority and convinced that Russia would
not be able to significantly react before most Ossetians had been forced
to flee to Russia through this single tunnel, decided to keep the tunnel
intact, at least for the immediate future, and this was their fatal error.
- 7. Georgia had very good anti aircraft weaponry, (the
best of which was purchased from the Ukraine) and indeed did shoot down
4 Russian planes, 1 a strategic bomber. The Georgian battle plan was simple
and brutal, push the South Ossetians off of their land and / or kill
them. The Georgian army literally rained death upon South Ossetian homes,
schools, hospitals, public buildings, etc. It was indeed a humanitarian
disaster for those trapped under the artillery barrage. Dozens of Ossetian
villages were wiped off of the map. The President of South Ossetia was
safely some 40 kilometers up the road to Russia in a town called Dzhava
though - coordinating the South Ossetian military response, and indeed
hundreds of South Ossetians put up a desperate struggle to slow down
the Georgian military advance during those early hours of the conflict.
Many Russian Peace Keepers were killed and wounded in the first 2 days
of the conflict.
- 8. PM Putin personally met with the President of Chechna,
and Chechna dispatched 2 battalions of hardened Chechen warriors to South
Ossetia in support of the Russian army. The presence of Chechen fighters
in South Ossetia and Georgia did a great deal to demoralize Georgian regular
army troops, as the Chechens do have a fearful reputation. It is interesting
to note that Georgia chose to attack during the opening day of the Beijing
Olympics, when PM Putin was in Beijing. Indeed PM Putin even had a brief
word with President Bush in Beijing, informing him that Georgia and Russia
were now at war with each other.
- 9 As soon as the cream of Georgia's military had been
destroyed or captured, the "house of cards" literally collapsed,
and Georgian troops abandoned hundreds of perfectly good tanks, mobile
artillery units, armoured troop carriers, etc. Tons and tons of expensive
munitions were captured and / or destroyed by Russian forces. With Abhazia
also joining the fray, encircling some 2500 Georgian troops in the Khordoski
valley, Georgia was essentially defenseless, and Russia took full advantage
of this situation, moving deep into Georgian territory to capture Georgian
military targets and set up road checkpoints. In fact, Russian forces
could have easily rolled into Tbilisi, they were only about an hour's
drive away, with basically no organized military force to stop them.
- As you know the western corporate media was essentially
silent about Georgia's unleashing a "Stalingrad type" artillery
barrage upon Tsinvali, and to this day appears to have absolutely no
concern about the thousands of South Ossetian lives lost. Western media
coverage of Georgian refugees is extensive, however. After the Georgian
ethnic cleansing campaign had failed, many South Ossetians began to take
the law into their own hands and extract revenge from those Georgians
living in nearby villages, (Georgians and South Ossetians often lived
in ethnically separate villages at short distances from each other). Many
Georgian homes were torched, people forced to flee for their lives, with
all of their property and livestock confiscated as spoils of war. As so
often happens during war time, the poorest suffer the most. The Russian
military appears to have done little to protect these Georgian villagers,
and perhaps simply did not have the manpower for this mission as its
troops had already advanced deep into Georgian territory.
- The western media has also been focused upon Russian
"agression" in Georgia, again failing to note Georgia's murderous
surprise attack. This would be about the same as accusing the USA of military
aggression against Japan after Pearl Harbor. The latest western notion
of delivering "humanitarian aid" to Georgia on U.S. missile
destroyers and frigates also appears somewhat strange, and the Russian
General Staff takes a very dim view of this "humanitarian" operation.
- I essentially agree with your position that at the very
top most major events are carefully coordinated, well in advance, particularly
if they occur within the sphere of influence of one of the major Illuminati
power groups. I also believe, however, that the competing Illuminati power
groups often quarrel among themselves, (as Russia and Great Britain have
been doing now for centuries - remember the Great Game of the 19th Century?)
especially when desired spheres of influence collide, and that matters
can temporarily get out of hand, (humans are human after all). This would
account for the somewhat "knee jerk" reaction of western politicians
and the mass media to Russia's crushing the Georgian army. There definitely
is an ongoing struggle for control of natural resources and regional influence,
and Russia sees the Caucasus, Central Asia, and indeed most of the Ukraine
and Moldova as being within its historical sphere of influence, (Great
Britain's Foreign Minister was quickly rushed off to Kiev to meet with
President Yushenko and publicly stated that Russia should not start another
Cold War - also informing President Yushenko that the Ukraine should do
absolutely nothing to anger Russia). You can expect events in the Crimea
and throughout the Ukraine in general to heat up in the coming months
and years, at least this is what the U.K. is preparing for, (a sort of
21st Century Charge of the Light Brigade, only this time with NATO troops
- Another point to ponder is China's economic expansion
into Central Asia and a possible Russia / China "Entente," (which
already more or less exists under the guise of the Shanghai Organization
for Cooperation which is currently meeting in Tajikistan). China will
not soon forget that the U.S. basically gave "passive permission"
to Georgia to open hostilities on the very day that the Beijing Olympics
opened. Furthermore, the U.S. announced that it would be selling Taiwan
more weaponry on the very day that the Shanghai Organization for Cooperation
gathered in Tajikistan. China quickly fired off an ice cold reply to the
U.S. stating that it considered Taiwan as Chinese territory. The U.S.
and U.K. appear to be doing their utmost to antagonize and irritate both
Russia and China lately. Why the U.S. / U.K. power group would want to
drive the Russian and Chinese power groups into a formal military pact
remains unclear to me at the present time. Perhaps a new cold war would
take people's minds off the deflating western economies and concurrent
rampant inflation, at least until some other distraction can be organized.
It's definitely something to think about the next time you shuffle off
to your Lucifer revival cult party wearing all the latest skull and bones
fashion accessories, (as an interesting side note Satanic fashion
accessories, body piercing and tattoos are all the rage among Russian
teenagers these days, much like their American counterparts).
- So, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
The Great Game continues, and the plebes continue to have a cause to fight
and die for. The show must go on.