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The Truth About the Georgia-Russia Conflict

Georgia-Russia conflict basics: Georgia invades South Ossetia and starts killing innocent civilians who want to break away from Georgia and gain independence. Russia steps in to stop it. Russia (who is not without fault by any means historically, but actually is mostly on the good side this time) gets blamed for being the aggressor. U.S. neocons and other various warmongers get to have a field day talking about military actions against Russia, preemptive strikes, and a new cold war.

Here is a BBC broadcast that ran just before Russia intervened in Georgia’s attacks on South Ossetia. It’s interesting that they report the truth here, but within a day or two changed their coverage to fall in line with the Western medias propaganda storyline:

Remember: When Georgia broke from the Soviets the U.S. supported them in their quest for independence. If Georgia has a right to independence (as they do) so does South Ossetia. I’m sure the fact that Georgia has lots of troops involved in the U.S. “efforts” in Iraq (in other words, Georgia’s troops are being trained by the U.S. so they can go back to Georgia — or other places — and carry out the desires of the U.S. government) has nothing to do with the U.S. supporting Georgia even as they commit war crimes against the South Ossetians.  How is it that the U.S. was OK with Georgia having their independence, but if the South Ossetians attempt to gain it (most South Ossetians have closer ties to Russia than to Georgia) they deserve to be attacked? Hmm, the U.S. does have special forces inside of Georgia (along with some Israelis) training the Georgian military, so Georgia must be in the right! After all, the U.S. side never does anything bad! We don’t invade countries that haven’t attacked us. Oh, wait… never mind.

Who says that Socialist and Communist countries are the worst offenders when it comes to corruption and propaganda? The level of hypocrisy and propagandistic lying in the Western media has reached new lows during the last week in their reporting on the conflict in Georgia.

Watch as “Shep” has to take a very convenient commercial break (were his producers/the Fox censors buzzing in his ear just before he cut the lady off?). How frustrating it must be for those people closest to the events in Georgia — who know the truth of the situation — to hear it being so grossly distorted and misrepresented in the Western media:

Here is an update on the 12 year old girl and her aunt after their appearance on Fox:

In this video we see CNN using footage of the attacking Georgian military to demonize Russia by claiming it is actually Russia that is depicted in the footage:

Conclusion: Georgia is now a U.S.-puppet state rather than a Soviet one. The Georgian aggression was undoubtedly planned in advance as part of long-term Western strategy, and they intentionally used the start of the Olympic Games as cover.

Good thing the U.S. just happened to get a missile defense system set up in Poland recently. Good thing they are also setting up related facilities in the Czech Republic, and in other strategic locations surrounding Russia. Good thing too the U.S. came out last year openly admitting that a nuclear first strike (via NATO) against Russia is now on the table as an option. Yeah, good thing.

An interesting response to these events by a Russian-American:

An interesting response to these events by an American in South Ossetia:


See our other post on this topic: Many Americans Brainwashed About South Ossetian Conflict


Go to these articles for further reading:

Georgia Accused of Targeting Civilians

I survived the Georgian war. Here’s what I saw.

It’s All About the Oil, In This Game

Revisiting the “Battle of Tskhinvali”

The Russo-Georgian War and the Balance of Power

Plucky Little Georgia? No, the Cold War Reading Won’t Wash

Crisis in the Caucasus, What Were They Smoking in the White House?

Tbilisi Admits Misjudging Russia

‘Poor Little Georgia’–Not!

Saakashvili “planned S. Ossetia invasion”: ex-minister

Did Saakashvili Lie? The West Begins to Doubt Georgian Leader


UPDATE: Accounts Undercut Claims by Georgia on Russia War New York Times 11.07.08

Saakashvili: We Started the War 11.28.08


6 Responses

  1. Thank you so much

  2. You’re welcome. It’s the least we can do to spread the truth.

  3. Dear fortruthandfreedom,

    I am a fellow Ron Paul supporter, but I also happen to be originally from Ukraine.

    I find it strange that you simply present the Russian side and call it the truth. Especially since your experience should have taught not to trust the official opinion. Russia Today is a government-owned news channel in Russia, so I would take everything they say with a 2-pound grain of salt.

    Russia is involved in stoking ethnic conflicts and separatism in most of the nations on her borders. The goal is to destabilize and weaken the nations surrounding Russia, in order to allow for the further expansion of their empire. The US has a quasi-empire, because it puts up military bases instead of simply stealing land, while Russia has a real empire, which continues to believe in the need for taking more and more land. The authoritarian Russian government literally believes that in order to avoid being dismembered as a nation, they must dismember other nations.

    This is my post on the subject:

  4. Hi Aleks, thanks for the comment.

    If you really are who you claim to be (a Ron Paul supporter and originally from the Ukraine) then your perspective is interesting. I have to be honest though I have my doubts. Your blog shows no track record of being either one of those things aside from the one post you linked to in your comment above, and that post is rather hypocritical and narrow in its view. Even if your comment is merely spam, I’d like to respond to what was said.

    Here I attempt to present no country’s or person’s side — only the truth. It just so happens that Russia was more in the right and justified in their actions this time than Georgia was.

    Along with Russia Today I cited over a half dozen additional sources for the information in my post, including the BBC and numerous U.S. media outlets. If you want the other side of the story go to any of the “mainstream” corporate and U.S. state-controlled news sources such as Fox News, MSNBC, The New York Times, etc. But they all have a dismal record when it comes to reporting truth — particularly in matters of war and foreign policy. Feel free to believe what you want.

    Russia’s long-term plans may well be as you describe. No empire is good and all unjustified aggression (like that of Georgia against the South Ossetians) is evil. I don’t care if it is the U.S., Georgia, Russia or the Ukraine I will condemn it. While the U.S. may not be taking much land as they expand their empire (with bases around the world and unjustifiable wars of aggression) they are stealing resources and killing innocent people. Regardless of what the history may be, Russia is not currently guilty of those things on the scale that the U.S. is.

    If you want to hear Ron Paul’s perspective on Georgia’s aggression go here. You’ll find that his thoughts on the issue are very much in line with what I’ve said here.

    If you want to read the broader Libertarian viewpoint, go to the articles written about Georgia’s aggression at http://www.lewrockwell.com. One of them, Crisis in the Caucasus…, is linked to in the post above.

  5. “Georgia didn’t start it on August 7, nor on any other date. The South Ossetian militia started it on August 6 when its fighters fired on Georgian peacekeepers and Georgian villages with weapons banned by the agreement hammered out between the two sides in 1994. At the same time, the Russian military sent its invasion force bearing down on Georgia from the north side of the Caucasus Mountains on the Russian side of the border through the Roki tunnel and into Georgia. This happened before Saakashvili sent additional troops to South Ossetia and allegedly started the war. ” -Source below

    Read this article. This war is not about Georgians hating on small, weak separatists, but rather about Russia using its power to create ethnic hatred and dissention amongst the Georgian people.


  6. Daniel, everyone is entitled to their opinion but that just isn’t true. Like I’ve already stated above, there are no clear cut good guys and bad guys in this thing but one thing is certain — if you are only demonizing Russia in this you are lying.

    Here is a more accurate rewording of what you said:

    “This war is not about Russians hating on small, weak Georgians, but rather about the United States through Georgia using its power to create ethnic hatred and dissention amongst people in the Caucasus.”

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