by Felix Quigley
August 13, 2008
There is the most direct link between the arming of US puppet Saakashvili in Georgia and the arming of the KLA in Kosovo. Behind both stands US Imperialism, with British and EU Imperialism in a subsidiary role to the US.
This is the great lesson of the brutal attack on the capital of South Ossetia by the stormtroopers of Saakashvili one week ago. This left close to 2000 dead and many injured, which if translated to American population figures would work out at 5 or 6 millions.
There are very, very strong links between what happened to Serbs in Kosovo and to what has happened to these ancient and harmless people called Ossetians.
The arming of the Nazi type KLA was caried out by the American ruling class among whom were leading figures John McCain and Joseph Lieberman.
This was explained by Jared Israel of Emperors New Clothes rather well:
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JOE LIEBERMAN – APOLOGIST FOR THE FASCIST KLA
by Jared Israel and Eric Garris
(Written 20 August 2000, not posted until 23 May 2001)
In April, 1999, during the NATO aggression against Yugoslavia, Senators Joe Lieberman (Democrat) and John McCain (Republican) proposed legislation to arm the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army, or KLA. This was the “Kosova Self-Defense Act.” We have posted the text of the statement Lieberman made at the time below.
Here are a few observations that may assist in putting Joe Lieberman’s actions in perspective.
There is virtually no doubt that at the time Lieberman was calling for a law to arm the KLA, the US was already covertly providing arms and training to that secessionist-terrorist group. As early as the fall of 1998 we know that the Kosovo Verification Mission was setting up tactical liaison with and providing training for the KLA (1), all under the guidance of the experienced U.S. death-squad-liaison expert, William Walker. (2)
In February a Bosnian Islamist daily published the following:
“TRAINING OF KLA MEMBERS IN US?
“According to Tirana daily newspapers, the Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Paskal Milo said that KLA members will be trained in the US. During his meeting with US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Milo was informed that Albanian guerrilla members from Kosovo would be sent to the US for training. Milo added that this was a promise, which Albright gave him personally.” (‘NEVNI AVAZ’ or ‘Daily Voice,’ pro-Islamist Sarajevo daily, 26 Feb 1999)
Similarly with the forces of Saakashvili in Georgia over recent months and years. There has been a rush to arm this bigot as a means of driving against Russia, in order for US and British Imperialism to lessen the strength of Russia.
So the brutal attack of Saakashvili against the relatively defenceless Southern Ossetians can only be compared to the KLA attacks against Serbs, and against Muslims who opposed the KLA (Moderate Muslims who wanted to get along with Serbs and Serbia)
Perhaps the closest parallel is with the ethnic cleansing of the Krajina, an area of Croatia, ethnically cleansed of Serbs in the space of a few months in the summer of 1995.
It was in the ethnic cleansing of the Krajina that the closest parallel can be drawn to the Saakashvili attack on the capital of south Ossetia. In both the involvement of US Imperialism was at its most intense.
The final go-ahead was given in a secret and closed meeting that Rice had with Saakashvili just one month ago when Rice made a special trip to Georgia.
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Georgia says Rice’s visit shows U.S. support
TBILISI, July 9 (RIA Novosti) – Georgia’s foreign minister said Wednesday that the current visit of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shows Washington’s support for Georgia as a democratic state.
Rice arrived in Tbilisi earlier in the day, and will meet with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Thursday for closed-door talks.
“The visit of the U.S. Secretary of State undoubtedly demonstrates the U.S. support of Georgia as a democratic state and the support of Georgia’s peaceful intentions, which may bring positive results,” Yekaterina Tkeshelashvili told reporters in Tbilisi.
Rice’s visit to Georgia will take place amid rising tensions between the post Soviet Caucasus country, which seeks NATO membership, and its breakaway regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which have recently seen several bombings and disputes over peacekeepers.
Russia has provided aid to Abkhazia and recently sent additional peacekeepers into the area, saying they are needed to deter new bloodshed, and accusing Tbilisi of escalating the conflict. Georgia has charged Moscow with trying to annex the two breakaway territories.
“With this visit the American side clearly shows its support of Georgia’s peaceful plans to resolve the conflicts with both [breakaway] regions,” Tkeshelashvili said.
Repeat from the above with emphasis “and will meet with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Thursday for closed-door talks. “
The idea that Georgia is the David and that Russia is the Goliath actually inverts reality on its head. Behind Saakashvili stands the whole might and power of US and EU Imperialism and a lying Media. Please see our other articles based on excellent Byzantine Blog detective work re Reuters photograph doctoring
It is clear now that Saakashvili is guilty of the most horrific war crime when he massacred 2000 defenceless inhabitants of Tskhinvali, the tiny capital of this tiny country…population of 70,000
In this regard Russia coming to the aid of the South Ossetians is really without any question in the role of the defender of a small nation.
Hence the fact that it has now emerged that the Israeli ruling class of Olmert, Livni and Barak were involved in actually arming this racist tyrant Saakashvili is the greatest betrayal it is possible to perpetrate against the Jews.
The Jews surely are the people in the world most oppressed by Fascists and Racists. And here we have these Israeli ruling class politicians actually arming this racist Saakashvili.