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More From Ron Paul on the Bailouts, Financial Crisis

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McCain: “Did I Mention that I Was a POW?”

McCain was on Leno recently trying to get a little attention for himself in the midst of the DNC. When asked by Jay about the numerous houses he owns his response was basically this:

Never mind that I am part of the financial and political elite in this country. I am above questioning and I am exempt from criticism because I WAS A POW!!! Remember? A P-O-W!!! I mean, come on people. Oh, and by the way MY WIFE IS CURRENTLY IN GEORGIA. Yeah, THAT Georgia — as in the aggressive U.S. puppet state that attacked South Ossetia a couple weeks ago with the assistance and blessing of our government.

What McCain did not mention here is that his top foreign-policy advisor is the Neocon Randy Scheunemann, who is a paid agent of Georgia.

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:

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

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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

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

Saakashvili: We Started the War 11.28.08

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Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Says Americans have been brainwashed

Paul Craig Roberts, nationally syndicated columnist and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration wrote today:

The success of the Bush Regime’s propaganda, lies, and deception with gullible and inattentive Americans since 9/11 has made it difficult for intelligent, aware people to be optimistic about the future of the United States. For almost 8 years the US media has served as Ministry of Propaganda for a war criminal regime. Americans incapable of thinking for themselves, reading between the lines, or accessing foreign media on the Internet have been brainwashed.

Anyone who has done even a little research into the Georgian/South Ossetian/Russian conflict understands where Dr. Roberts is coming from with his statement, given the complete misrepresentation of these events by the U.S. media. Most of the headlines you see in major news networks/papers in the U.S. have headlines like this to make Russia appear as the aggresor:

Russia keeps up attacks on Georgia, Yahoo/AP

Russia intensifies attack on Georgia, Washington Times

Eastern Europe Anxious as Russia Attacks Georgia, ABC News

Even the Wikipedia entry makes it clear that Georgia started the conflict by attacking South Ossetia first (Russia later came to South Osettia’s aid and defence). Optimism in the face of complete lies, lawlessness, and complacency is difficult. While many Americans may continue to lack discernment and/or show indifference/ignorance to national and international politics and politically-motivated events, those that seek truth need to and will still press on and get the word out. Thank you to those who do.

Here’s an interview with Paul Craig Roberts that aired on Russia Today where Roberts further discusses the situation in the Georgian/South Ossetian/Russian/U.S. conflict.