Why the F--k is the US supporting Georgia and Antagonizing Russia?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by aeliodon, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Georgia is a little POS country with no resources and no strategic value.

    Its "president" is a democratically elected corrupt dictator much like Putin.

    And it had the audacity to attack a region where 90% of the people were Russian citizens.

    The Russians did the right thing by protecting their citizens and putting the smack down on this POS country.

    Yet the Bush admin foams at the mouth at the situation and sides with the POS country and antagonizes Russia, which did nothing wrong and is a very major player unlike Georgia.
  2. RhinoGG

    RhinoGG Guest

    move to politics & religion or, the soon to be created, tin hat forum, for all your conspiracy needs.
  3. [​IMG]

    "oh hai, im in ur forum making up conspiracy"
  4. While I agree with you on Bush's response being over the top (especially when he, himself, is responsible for unilateral action in Iraq) the U.S. supports it's allies. If the U.S. doesn't support it's allies, then it will no longer entice the Polands and Ukraines of the world to follow suit if they know they will simply open themselves up to Russia's wrath.

    The bigger issue, if you ask me, is why Russia is going into Georgia and claiming that these separist regions should receive independance, when Russia was the EXACT same country that said that countries who break away should not have the ability to be recognized as independant (in the case of Chechnya and then again with Bosnia).

    Why does Russia believe one is ok, but not the other? Because it's not convenient to Russia.

    Lastly, why the hell did you post this in the ECONOMICS section?
  5. if you look at the number of pipelines thru Georgia and further south to Iran, a new oil iron curtain is forming from Iran to west of the Caspian

  6. Russia wants to control all the energy that flows in the region, Georgia has a number of piplelines.

    Good article in the WSJ today about how weak Russia really is. Declining output, shrinking population and an economy built entirely on energy.

  7. I dont blame Putin for what he did.

    NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia means the US has a pretext to militarily protect (commandeer) oil and gas flow to the Mediterranean.

    Putin had to step in, or he risked Russia's southern flank

    this is a chess game, Georgia just found itself in the middle of the board
  8. achilles28


    For those that don't know....

    Georgia attacked Ossetia first (killed 2000 civilians)...

    Russia moved in to defend Ossetia, then was painted as the "unprovoked aggressor" by a red-faced NATO.

    Ossetia, a long-time Russian/Communist-ally declared its independence from Georgia over a decade ago.

    Georgia attacks South Ossetia
    | 08.08.2008 | 00:00 UTC

    Heavy fighting has broken out between Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia. Georgia's Interior Minister has reportedly told the Agence France Presse news agency that his country has launched an attack and that clashes are taking place near the Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali. The Associated Press is reporting that Tskhinvali has come under heavy fire. Hours earlier, the two sides agreed to a ceasefire following a week of mounting clashes. They were scheduled to hold Russian mediated talks later on Friday. The United States has expressed great concern over the situation and urged an immediate end to all violence. South Ossetia broke from Georgian control during a war in the early 1990s, the rebel government enjoys support from Moscow.
  9. not sure that anyone is in the correct political spot..

    this is one of those volcanoes that anyone can throw their political virgins into

    if anyone can find a virgin anywhere around..
  10. Georgia attacked Ossetia first
    And what does it have to do with Russia when Ossetia is part of Georgia?

    (killed 2000 civilians)...
    LOL, soviet/russian leaders change, useful idiots don't.

    The Moscow Times
    Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    An official from the Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office, Dmitry Shalkov, said 133 civilian deaths in South Ossetia had been confirmed
    #10     Aug 26, 2008