In fact, the year of 2008 is the sequel of 1939. Hitler was in Germany. Enormous pains were taken by the West to strengthen Adolph in hope to set him against the USSR; Mussolini and Spanish Fascists were treated kindly with the same purpose, while Hungary was almost considered an example of statehood.
With an approach like that, one would surely venture too far, and what goes around, comes around. There is a feeling that the western leaders’ seats are occupied by historical D-students: time has taught them no lesson.
Assessing the situation that developed around Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the years before the August 2008 events and after them, one can say that Saakashvili is just an axe in the hands of an executioner. He could not have acted differently. A punisher does not ask why burning this or that village; he just executes an order, which was clear enough: formally, “set up constitutional order”, while in fact, “destroy everything pro-Russian and create maximum tension for Moscow”; use all means, do not bother about people and do not hesitate to be cruel, for we’ll cover you. As to the West, it has got rich experience in contemporary history.
After a cease-fire agreement that did not at all fit in with US’ plans, Georgian forces attacked South Ossetia under their owners’ pressure. It resembles Serbian Kraina when Serbians approved a cease-fire agreement and Z4 plan and the next day, under US’ pressure, Croatia attacked Kraina. Knin was on fire; the territory was mopped up within a few days and the “international community” kept silent.
The same scenario was repeated in 2008: destroying everything “alien”. This time, there will also be someone else to blame or to be secretly condemned. Things would not have gone as far as collisions should Saakashvili not be America’s servant. However, CIA taught him not to be sorry for Russian or Georgian victims, and it is important that Georgian Nazis will continue pursuing their aggressive policy.
Collisions were triggered directly from the USA; it was Washington’s fighting reconnaissance to see how far Russia will go. Georgia is just one of American colonies used as a mousetrap. US would attack Russia themselves instead of doing it via Georgia if they had a chance to.
Saakashvili picked the day when the Olympics started in Beijing for attacking the peacefully sleeping Tskhinval and Russian peacekeepers. On August 5, Georgian Ministry of Defense announced “Olympic armistice” implying the cease of any military actions seven days before the games and for as long as they last. “Not only does Georgia support this principle; it is generally opposed to any military actions at any time. Georgia considers negotiations to be the only way of conflict settlement”, – the statement of Ministry of Defense went.
Treachery is one of Fascism’s traits. Having lost the military operation, Saakashvili has been fighting in the information sphere for two years. It looks like Washington supplies him with theses. Mishiko has always lied, is lying still and will go on lying – there is nothing else he can do.
For instance, he asserts that in August 2008, the South-Ossetian capital represented a “military camp” and its assault at the beginning of the military conflict with Russia was justified. Saakashvili made it clear that he saw no need for international investigation of the crimes committed by the Georgian Army in South Ossetia, having stressed that Georgia has already performed the necessary proceedings: “It must not look like there was a small and helpless Tskhinval, as Russians would present it, and we came at night all of a sudden and cruelly attacked the sleeping town. The population had been evacuated before the full-scale intrusion, for the people would have become an obstacle for the troops advancing along a narrow road. The town was turned into a military camp. Russian intruders were already there, laying down fire at our positions”.
Let me translate his words: first, it is none of your business whether we kill our own people; second, Ossetians were crushed by Russian armor spoiling for a fight with the Georgians. The madman went on: “It’s a pity we could not apply disproportionate force against them: we’ve got neither disproportionate, nor proportionate force. Our forces were incomparably poor…”, – Saakashvili confessed, making it clear that he could achieve the desired victory by increasing the forces to overlap the last-year figures. That is a statement to think about.
The president is longing for revenge just like any Fascist. Blood is again going to be shed in this marvelous nook. Saakashvili will end up bad but what does it have to do with the people having to live under a rain of lead?
Saakashvili and company believe it all happened as they said. Here is a full copy of Doctor Goebbels’ cynical verbal exercises: “You may lie only when you will definitely not be caught, or will be caught too late”, and Saakashvili was virtually found out in a lie.
The main thing is that Georgian authorities have committed a crime against humanity, which is confirmed by confessions of captive Georgian soldiers, citizens of Tskhinval who survived the leaden hell, and by many other things. There is evidence of the official Tbilisi’s cannibal policy, and retaliation is inevitable.
And that was not provided for in the West’s plans. The reports, investigations and opinions are only aimed at placing Saakashvili and Russia on the same shelf and proving that both parties are wrong. A mean tactics that is sure to fail. The words of President of the Nixon Center Dmitry Sims are quite illustrative here: “All the leaders in Obama’s team, Clinton, Gates, and General Johns see it clearly that the war was launched by Georgia. This fact has been known not only from the European Union’s recent report, from observers staying in Georgia and from independent journalists’ investigations but also from a whole group of Georgian officials who have left Saakashvili’s administration since then”.
Thus, American administration has got no doubts the attack was initiated by Georgian side upon Saakashvili’s personal order. The purpose of the war was not only to free South Ossetia for Georgians but also to “chase”, as Saakashvili put it in his talk with Burdzhanadze, Russian troops “on their rusty tanks” and demonstrate Russia’s “impotence” to the entire world.
In other conversations, he admitted that it was his personal desire to send Putin about his business.
Should we expect any positive steps from Georgia in future? No. Saakashvili is one of those who do not like to make it another way and does not understand the way he can behave under the circumstances. The end they set for him justifies the means they gave him. He is driven far aside and has got his crimes ahead of him. There will be no repentance.
By Vladimir Anokhin vice president of the Academy of geopolitical problems…
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- Georgia expands military budget amid rising paranoia (rt.com)
- ROAR: Medvedev’s visit to Abkhazia “marks Russia’s presence in the region” (rt.com)
- Here comes the new war with Georgia (barbaradiamond.blogspot.com)
- War and peace (bbc.co.uk)
- Moscow calls on world to stop selling weapons to Georgia – official (rt.com)
- Clinton Assails Russian Occupation of Georgia Regions (businessweek.com)
- Moscow vows support for breakaway Georgian regions (dailycaller.com)
- Russian president visits Abkhazia (bbc.co.uk)
- “Medvedev on Georgia” and related posts (robertamsterdam.com)
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