by Felix Quigley
August 18, 2008
The BBC post of yesterday shows that Russia is being totally and formally encircled by NATO.
The attitude of the BBC is that NATO is a collective of independent states geared only to preserving peace. As our colleague JoshR said on Israpundit after what happened in the bombing of Yugoslavia, and the tearing away of Kosovo from Serbia, this is a joke which leaves a very bad taste in the mouth.
Let us go back and keep repeating the truth. Saakashvili with the clear support of NATO, led by the US, attacked South Ossetia. This attack was obviously very violent and what war crimes they committed is still uncertain. But I doubt if it was pleasant. Reporters who were there said that much of the town was hit by rocket fire, and the town was shattered. The story of what happened has still not been told in the West. That means that ordinary people are in ignorance of what happened to the Ossetians and that this was the initial attack has been hidden.
The Russians were prepared for this and immediately moved in. That means that it is likely that the US with their great reconnaisance ability knew that Russian troops were at the ready on the northern border.
Did they gamble that the Russians would do nothing? Very unlikely!
So then they anticipated the Russian counterattack, and working with their Polish and Ukrainian puppets they have used the situation in Georgia to move the encirclement of Russia up another gear.
Is this pushing conspiracy politics too far? Not at all! Thyere are whole academies in the US connected with the CIA which plans many moves ahead.
Poland as the BBC report below makes clear has in recent days declared formally against Russia, and yesterday Ukraine. It seems that the war against Russia (and China) is being ratcheted up by this decaying capitalist system represented by Britain and US.
All of these happenings are going on behind the backs of ordinary Americans and British.
Also behind the backs of Jews. If Jews knew the dangers that this may lead to from Iran they would be most perturbed by the NATO actions. There is every likelihood that because it feels itself in danger that Russia will give Iran special arms and assistance against Israel. And that again will be welcomed by the antisemites in the US State Department.
For the record on Ukraine this is what the BBC wrote:
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Ukraine offers West radar warning
Ukraine has said it is ready to make its missile early warning systems available to European nations following Russia’s conflict with Georgia.
The foreign ministry said Moscow’s abrogation earlier this year of an accord involving two tracking stations allowed it to co-operate with others.
President Viktor Yushchenko said his country could ensure its sovereignty only through collective security.
Last week, Kiev limited the freedom of movement of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
The move came after several of the fleet’s warships, based at Sevastopol in Ukraine’s Crimea’s peninsula, were deployed along the Georgian coastline.
Moscow denounced the restrictions as anti-Russian and said its military commanders would answer only to the Russian president.
In a statement, Ukraine’s foreign ministry said that because the country was no longer party to the 1992 agreement with Russia on the use of its radar stations, it could now “launch active co-operation with European nations”.
This might include “the integration of Ukrainian elements of missile early warning and space control systems with those of foreign countries that are interested in gathering space data”, it said.
Earlier this week, President Yushchenko issued a decree putting an end to Ukraine’s participation in the accord in view of Russia’s abrogation of it.
He said the situation was unprecedented and showed that his country could only ensure its national sovereignty through collective security.
Only that, he said, “could prevent any actions like those which occurred on 7-8 August at first in South Ossetia, and then in other regions of Georgia”.
BBC diplomatic correspondent James Robbins says the decision is evidence Ukraine is now more desperate to embrace the West as its fear of Russia intensifies and Moscow seemingly becomes more determined to prevent any neighbouring states from joining Nato.
Russia clearly sees Nato as America’s sphere of influence, despite US President George W Bush’s insistence that it is a purely defensive alliance of sovereign democracies, our correspondent says.
All of these moves to war on Russia and on China is being played out behind the backs of the American people. The US Government has millions of ways to keep the American public diverted.
The issue revolves around leadership. The trade union leaders are in the pocket of the American State, bought and paid for years ago. The so called Left has betrayed socialism, people like you find on Counterpunch being sympathetic to Islamofascism. Renegades from Trotskyism cannot defend Russia unconditionally. Into this category go the likes of WRP, WSW·S and the SWP in London.
At least we can develop a cadre which can learn the lessons from this and which can lay the basis to a true leadership in the days ahead.