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Aug 11 22:26

U.S. troops still in Georgia

The U.S. European Command said on Monday that there were no plans at this time to withdraw the U.S. military trainers from the country. There are still 127 U.S. trainers in Georgia, where the American forces had been preparing the Georgian army for operations in Iraq.

Aug 11 17:52

Georgian army flees in disarray as Russians advance

The Georgian Army was in complete disarray last night after troops and tanks fled the town of Gori in panic and abandoned it to the Russians without firing a shot.

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Apparently, all the training of Georgian forces by US, NATO and Israeli resources didn't hold up for one moment under true battle conditions.

Aug 11 17:46

Bush warns Russia to pull back in Georgia

Almost immediately after his return from the Olympics in China, Bush warned Russia in his strongest comments since the fighting erupted over Georgia's separatist South Ossetia region last week to "reverse the course it appears to be on" and abandon any attempt it may have to topple Georgia's pro-western government.

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Or.....WHAT ?!?!?

President Bush is now at the center of possibly one of the most idiotic foreign policy embarrassments into which the US has ever gotten itself.

By having "green-lit" a Georgian invasion of Southern Ossetia, an action for which one cannot even begin to use the word "planned", the US hoped this would crank up a long-term battle between Georgia and Russia.

As of today, Monday 11 August, Russia has just cut Georgia in half militarily, and the Georgian soldiers are deserting in droves. There is very little resistance, and this so-hoped for "long term battle" may well be over by the end of this week.

This means that Russia may just re-absorb Georgia into the Russian Federation, which gives it a boundary all the way up to Armenia, which is friendly to both Russia and Iran.

The US holds absolutely no leverage here, and all of Bush's blustering cannot take back the terrible carnage which has come about, due to the colossally bone-headed choice the US made to back the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia.

Aug 11 17:43


A power point created by Bev Collins concerning the Bush Administration and the Iraq War overdubbed with the Dixie Chicks song "Not Ready To Make Nice"

Aug 11 17:42

South Ossetia: Politics, Diplomacy and War

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." (Groucho Marx)

Aug 11 17:26

US military surprised by speed, timing of Russia military action

The US military was surprised by the timing and swiftness of the Russian military's move into South Ossetia and is still trying to sort out what happened, a US defense official said Monday.

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IF we had any people in the State Department who had ever studied the history of the Georgia/Russia region in and particularly with regard to the resolve of the Russian government when it feels under threat, the Georgian government would never have been given the green light by the US and NATO to try this non-planned, "fingers-crossed" and insane incursion into South Ossetia.

Of course, it appears, unfortunately for this country, that people who actually have the kind of background to be able to give the military thoughtful, reasoned and timely counsel are simply not the people who are hired to do so.

With this administration it's generally a matter of cronyocracy, and not competence.

And that is why the US military is surprised: there was no one to tell them that this would be Russia's response, and that it would come with all possible deliberate speed, if Georgia invaded South Ossetia.

Aug 11 17:24

US War à La Carte

Last week, Georgia launched a major military offensive against the rebel province South Ossetia , just hours after President Mikheil Saakashvili had announced a unilateral ceasefire. Close to 1,500 have been killed, Russian officials say. Thirty thousand refugees, mostly women and children, streamed across the border into the North Ossetian capital Vladikavkaz in Russia .

The timing - and subterfuge - suggest the unscrupulous Saakashvili was counting on surprise.

Aug 11 17:18


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It took two hours to download this from a site in Georgia. Since I cannot read Georgian, I do not know who to credit for this, but from the context, it appears this was intended for public distribution.

Aug 11 17:16

Russia says Georgian troops in S.Ossetia surrendering

Georgian troops have been surrounded in South Ossetia and are giving themselves up, a senior Russian military official said on Monday.

"Russian troops are currently disarming the surrounded Georgian forces in South Ossetia," Col. Gen. Anatoly Nagovitsyn, deputy head of the General Staff, told a news conference.

Aug 11 17:15

Peacekeepers leave army base inside Georgia

Russian peacekeeping forces have left Georgia’s largest airbase, about 40km from the border with Abkhazia. The Russian Defence Ministry said the troops were taking ‘preventative action’ at the base in the town of Senaki. The Georgian army is pulling in troops to Tbilisi to protect the capital from the advancing Russian forces.

Aug 11 17:05

08/08/08 The Beginning of the Summer Olympics and the Third World War

As Russian troops and air force pilots, and thousands of Russian civilians, die in combat in Europe for the first time since 1945, only miles from their homeland (on land that was part of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union for centuries), the sleeping Russian Bear has been awaken and filled with a terrible resolve. The fact that only within the last few weeks have the 1,000+ American Marines, sent in to train the Georgians for this very war, left is not overlooked by the Russians.

Aug 11 17:02

Klein: Neocons think 'it's raining Nazis' in Georgia

As shells explode over South Ossetia and Russian troops press further into Georgian territory, America's most recognized neoconservative thinkers are calling for confrontation with Moscow. And not satisfied with just dealing with the players on hand, Time's Joe Klein observes that they all seem to think that 'it's raining Nazis.'

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To be technically correct, it is raining the guys who helped us DEFEAT the nazis, but I guess to a Neocon, everyone they don't like is a Nazi.

Aug 11 17:02

Abkhazia issues ultimatum to Georgian troops in strategic gorge

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Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia told Georgia on Monday that if its troops fail to leave the strategic Kodori Gorge, separatist forces will begin a full-scale onslaught to force them out.

Abkhazia's pro-Russian leadership pledged on Sunday to oust Georgian forces from the northern part of the gorge, the only part of the province still controlled by Georgia, two days after Georgia began a ground and air offensive in its other separatist republic, South Ossetia.

Aug 11 16:59

Sovietsky Soyuz attacks an ally... Bush?

Russia's attack on Georgia is illegal and immoral. On that we can all agree. But, because our voice of reason and diplomacy has long been sold off to military defense contractors, our leaders criticizing Russia is irrelevant and worse, hypocritical because we attacked Iraq, illegally. I have been trying to explain this very problem to the far-right, but it is like trying to explain the basics of math to a flea.

Aug 11 16:58

US Role in the Georgian Crisis

The evidence is clear. NATO has become not only counter-productive to European interests but an immediate danger to the EU as an arm of the US military-industrial complex. The South Ossetia conflict is an unmistakable warning. The US and NATO provocateurs have shown their hand and have gone too far. Russia has acted with commendable restraint in relation to the US’s outrageous attempts to bribe new EU countries to accept its missiles on Russia’s borders.

Aug 11 16:54

Georgia's Interior Ministry captured

Russian forces have taken a Georgian Interior Ministry building in the western city of Zugdidi amid an escalating conflict in the Caucasus region.

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This may well be over in a week.

Georgian defenses appear to be crumbling by the minute.

Aug 11 16:52

Bush warns Russia to pull back in Georgia

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You know, the way the United States is doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Israel is doing in Palestine!

Aug 11 15:26

Israel won't stop arms sales to Georgia

Israeli public radio reports defence ministry decides to continue issuing licenses to export arms to Georgia.

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"War is good for business." -- Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #34

Aug 11 15:19

Embattled Musharraf seeks Saudi Arabia's help

Disappointed by his American friends, President Pervez Musharraf, who faces impeachment by the ruling coalition, has sent an "SOS message" to the Saudi authorities, a source said on Monday.

"The message was sent through a senior Saudi diplomat based in Islamabad," the source said, adding the president has received a response that is "not very positive".

Aug 11 14:29

Russia angered by Israeli drone sale to Georgia

Israel has acknowledged the sale of unmanned aerial vehicles and other Israeli security support to Georgia which has prompted complaints and threats from Moscow.

Aug 11 14:27


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Scroll in. All details have been erased from the database.

That rates a "Hmmmmm."

Aug 11 13:48

Israel’s Treatment of Americans

But it may come as an unpleasant surprise for the American public to learn that for over 30 years, Israel has also repeatedly detained, tortured and incarcerated Americans of Arab origin, without suffering any sanctions or even a public reprimand from Washington.

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So, what exactly is this "special relationship" between the United States and Israel whereby Israel can torture US nationals with impunity?

Aug 11 13:47

Georgia conflict could revive big military spending

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Which, as I have been telling you for months now, is the whole point.

Aug 11 13:40

Georgian exit leaves vacuum near Iranian border

The departure of 2,000 Georgian soldiers from Iraq leaves a question mark over the future of a series of checkpoints along smuggling routes near the Iranian border, forcing the U.S. to shuffle units to fill the vacuum.

Aug 11 13:39

People Who E-File Their Tax Returns Are More Likely to Cheat

Canadians who file their income-tax returns electronically are more likely to cheat, a newly released report suggests. An internal analysis by the Canada Revenue Agency found individuals who sent their tax returns through the Internet — the so-called Netfile option heavily promoted by Ottawa — were more likely to understate the amount of taxes owed. ...

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People chect because the tax codes are so complex that it makes it easy to cheat (especially for the rich).

My pet peeve about preparing taxes: Why do stores use disappearing ink on those damned register receipts????????

Aug 11 12:56

NY expands auction-rate securities probe

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday he is expanding his investigation into the collapse of the auction-rate securities market to include JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley and Wachovia Corp.

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Folks, don't be fooled by the title of the article. This is the Municipal Bond Market tanking and NY State suing Wall Street over it.

Aug 11 12:22


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Who is that handsome man in that tacky Hawaiian shirt? :)

Aug 11 12:00

Operation Dagestan

Reports are now coming in that some tanks were driven by Ukrainian soldiers in South Ossetia. The Russians now have dead Ukrainians as evidence. It also appears that mercenaries may have been used in the Georgian attack on South Ossetia. They have 'dead mercenaries' or more dead US advisors than CNN would want for Americans to know about, and Bush too.

Aug 11 11:49

An Appeal from the Passengers and Crew of the SS FREE GAZA and SS LIBERTY

I am constantly asked ‘what can we do to fight this evil? Well, folks, here is a perfect opportunity set right before you.

Aug 11 11:47


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Lately the government's PR people have been trying to sell the idea that damage to one corner of WTC-7 resulted in the building collapsing straight down into its own footprint. However as this article shows, such localized damage should have caused WTC-7 to fall over to the side above that damage, rather than have every single load bearing member fail at the same moment.

Aug 11 11:30

The 9/11 Reichstag Fire

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History repeats.

Which is what is wrong with history.

Aug 11 11:24

FLASHBACK - President Bush's 9/11 Visit To Booker Elementary

When a wave of then-unfolding, well-coordinated terrorist assaults commandeered his attention in Sarasota on Tuesday morning, President George W. Bush made a quick decision.

He could and arguably should have left Emma E. Booker Elementary School immediately, gotten onto Air Force One and left Sarasota without a moment's delay.

He could have forgotten all about a school media center full of elementary school kids and teachers waiting to see him.

But he didn't.

Aug 11 11:12

Saakashvili, Kouchner escape from Gori

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner have managed to escape from the city of Gori.

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"My fellow Georgians. You are on your own. Thank you, and goodnight!"

Aug 11 11:09

The Caucasus - Washington Risks Nuclear War By Miscalculation

This means that the attack on South Ossetia is the first battle in a new proxy warfare between Anglo-American-Israeli led interests and Russia. The only question is whether Washington miscalculated the swiftness and intensity of the Russian response to the Georgian attacks of 8.8.08.

Aug 11 11:06

Did McCain Plagiarize His Speech on the Georgia Crisis?

A Wikipedia editor notices some similarities between Sen. John McCain's speech today on the crisis in Georgia and the Wikipedia article on the country Georgia. They appear similar enough that most people would consider parts of McCain's speech to be derived directly from Wikipedia.

Aug 11 11:05

Russian troops invade Georgia and take the city of Gori

Russian forces overran the strategic Georgian city of Gori today as troops prepared to defend the capital Tbilisi from what one official called a "total onslaught".

Aug 11 11:04

Russia Today Website Attacked

In the course of the last 24 hours RT’s website (www.russiatoday.com) has endured numerous DDoS attacks, which have made it unavailable for some time. Channel’s security specialists say the initial attack was carried out from an IP-address registered in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. RT’s team apologizes for the inconvenience and gives a list of comprehensive external resources on the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict which can be used, should the attacks continue.

Aug 11 11:00

VIDEO - It's America's fault - US citizen in the conflict zone

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Connection is not good. Video may halt from time to time. Be patient.

Aug 11 10:54

Anthrax Attack Was State-Sponsored Terror (But the State Was America)

In other words, the FBI scientist just made up the new claim that the anthrax was not so high-tech that it had to have been made by a government-sponsored bioweapons program.

So why did the FBI change its tune, based upon an unsupported statement by one of its scientists?

Aug 11 10:51

Pelosi Admits She Has NOT Read Articles of Impeachment!?!

Here is a great video by Anthony of We Are Change in which Nancy Pelosi admits that she has NOT read the Articles of Impeachment even after being asked about impeachment on The View!?! Apparently, Pelosi outrageously believes that Congress should no longer hold the Executive branch accountable.

Aug 11 10:50

US sends more arms to Georgia – Israeli media

The United States is sending fresh supplies of weapons to Georgia from its base in the Jordanian port of Aqabah. That’s according to the Israeli newspaper – Maariv.

Aug 11 10:50

US hampering Russian peace efforts – Putin

The Prime Minister has accused Washington of undermining Russia’s attempts to restore peace in the South Ossetian conflict zone. Vladimir Putin said a decision by the US military to fly 800 Georgian soldiers from Iraq to Georgia showed America was ‘trying to get in the way’.

Aug 11 10:35

Rice: Israel can decide for itself on Iran

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended Israel's right to make its own decision about whether it takes military action against Iran, in an interview released over the weekend.

Aug 11 10:28

Bush's War in Georgia; Will it be the Flyswatter or the Blunderbuss?

Washington's bloody fingerprints are all over the invasion of South Ossetia. Georgia President Mikhail Saakashvili would never dream of launching a massive military attack unless he got explicit orders from his bosses at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. After all, Saakashvili owes his entire political career to American power-brokers and US intelligence agencies. If he disobeyed them, he'd be gone in a fortnight. Besides an operation like this takes months of planning and logistical support; especially if it's perfectly timed to coincide with the beginning of the Olympic games.

Aug 11 10:16

The Moronic Party

Considering that the Republican candidate, John McCain, was born in the Panama Canal Zone, only the GOP would be dumb enough to make an issue over whether the Democrats’ candidate was born in one of the 50 states.

Aug 11 10:15

U.S. won't delist North Korea on Monday

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Japan that Washington would not remove North Korea from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism on the initial deadline of Monday, Japan's foreign minister said.

Aug 11 10:14

War in the Caucasus: Towards a Broader Russia-US Military Confrontation?

Georgia does not act militarily without the assent of Washington. The Georgian head of State is a US proxy and Georgia is a de facto US protectorate.

Who is behind this military agenda? What interests are being served? What is the purpose of the military operation.

There is evidence that the attacks were carefully coordinated by the US military and NATO.

Aug 11 10:11

World War 3 expands into Europe and awakens the Russian Bear: The next stage in the oil wars

However, if you are still undecided as to the exact start date of World War III given the above choices, then how about picking 8 August 2008 when the war between Russia and Georgia began? This date will surely be considered by many historians to be the beginning of World War III since it means that the current wars in Africa and Asia have now spilled over into the European continent.

Aug 11 10:07

Iraq to revive oil deal with China

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Cheney's gotta be grinding his teeth on this one!

Aug 11 10:07

VIDEO - The truth about South Ossetia War, Georgia attack, and Russia's response

American and U.K. media is feeding you lies about what happened in Georgia the night of August 7th, 2008. CNN claims that Russia invaded Georgia. The truth is Georgia had committed the act of genocide against people of South Ossetia, and Russia had no choice but to protect its own citizens!

Aug 11 09:46

THEATRUM BELLI's photostream

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More photos from Georgia

Aug 11 09:27

American Mercenary Captured By Russians

An American mercenary has been captured by Russian forces along with a number of Georgian soldiers according to a report from the Russian news website Izvestia, providing more evidence that the U.S. and NATO are covertly supporting the Georgian army in a proxy war with Russia.

Aug 11 09:20

Two more Tbilisi live webcams

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UPDATE: Just went offline

Aug 11 09:19

Fears of fresh civil war in Iraq as tensions over Kirkuk mount

Tensions over the oil-rich Province of Kirkuk are mounting and rival factions are reportedly preparing themselves for a long and protracted armed conflict.

But the battle over Kirkuk, once ignited, will be almost impossible to extinguish.

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This will be the next "never saw that coming" moment in Iraq for the US's pathologically myopic foreign policy makers.

Aug 11 09:17

Fear of Russia ends Israeli support for Georgia

A top Georgian envoy in Israel on Sunday urged the Jewish state to use whatever leverage it has to put pressure on Russia to pull its forces out of the small Caucasus nation. But while voicing support for Georgian territorial integrity, Israel decided instead to appease Russia by halting all arms sales to Tbilisi.

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Israel to the US: You go clean up this mess for us!

Aug 11 09:16

War in the Caucasus: Towards a Broader Russia-US Military Confrontation?

A process of escalation and confrontation between Russia and America is unfolding, reminiscent of the Cold War era.

Are we dealing with an act of provocation, with a view to triggering a broader conflict? Supported by media propaganda, the Western military alliance is intent on using this incident to confront Russia, as evidenced by recent NATO statements.

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The coming "cold war" could go "hot" in a heartbeat.

Aug 11 09:15

The Real Aggressor

The anti-Russian bias of the Western media is really something to behold: "Russia Invades Georgia," "Russia Attacks Georgia," and variations thereof have been some of the choice headlines reporting events in the Caucasus, but the reality is not only quite different, but the exact opposite. Sometimes this comes out in the third or fourth paragraph of the reportage, in which it is admitted that the Georgians tried to "retake" the "breakaway province" of South Ossetia.

Aug 11 09:12

Readers' Comments Georgian capital 'under attack'

Pretty funny how when Russia steps into a conflict like this so many people are against it but when America steps into other countries conflicts people usually shut their mouths.

Aug 11 09:09

Civilian Genocide, Dead Americans Cost Of U.S.-Russia Proxy War

The truth behind who is primarily responsible for the bloodshed unfolding in South Ossetia and surrounding areas has been buried by the western corporate media. Georgian forces, with a green light from NATO and the support of American and Ukrainian mercenaries, launched a brutal attack targeting civilians and Russian peacekeepers timed to coincide with the opening of the Beijing Olympics so as to temporarily deflect attention before the inevitable Russian response, by which time the global media machine kicked into high gear to smear Russia as the villains of the entire piece.

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The US and NATO absolutely misjudged the potential for the Russian response.

If this was supposed to engage Russia and Georgia in a protracted war to deflect from Russia's being able to supply Iran militarily in case of an attack from the US and or Israel on Iran, it has exploded on US foreign policy makers like a very bad trick cigar.

Aug 11 09:03

Georgia: America admits it has few options for dealing with Russia-Georgia war

American diplomats have conceded that there are few options for dealing what President George W Bush has branded a 'dangerous escalation' by Russia and ruled out military intervention on behalf of Georgia.

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Did Bush just blink?

Aug 11 09:01

FDIC Fund Strained by Bank Failures May Have to Raise Premiums

The failure of IndyMac Bancorp Inc. and seven other banks this year may erase as much as 17 percent of a government insurance fund and raise premiums for all banks, from Franklin National of Minneapolis to Bank of America Corp.

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Which will push some borderline banks over the edge.

Aug 11 08:59


Over the weekend, the Russian Army cleared South Ossetia (and apparently Abkhazia) of Georgian troops. The air campaign that the Russian Air Force started on Friday continues, with reports of air strikes all over Georgia. The Russians have bombed the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which carries Central Asian oil through Georgia to Turkey. There is no indication that the pipeline has been hit, and it would be easy to repair in any case. The Russian Navy is patrolling off Georgia, having delivered troops to Abkhazia and sunk a Georgian missile boat.

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I thin Russia will simply reabsorb Georgia.

Aug 11 08:58

I think I get the bigger picture now!

America has gone from the greatest nation on Earth to nothing more than a puppet for sale who will dance to the tune of the puppetmasters.

Israel wants war with Iran, but they do not want to get their own nose bloody, and why should they when they have red-blooded American boys and girls to die for a lie?

Aug 11 08:54

Rice: Israel can decide for itself on Iran

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended Israel's right to make its own decision about whether it takes military action against Iran, in an interview released over the weekend.

"We don't say yes or no to Israeli military operations. Israel is a sovereign country," she said in response to a question from The Politico Web site as to whether she was concerned that America would be blamed in the case of an IDF attack on the Islamic Republic

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Israel can start an attack against Iran, but cannot finish it adequately without US fire-power.

Our current commitments in Afghanistan and Iraq are stretching the capacity of the US military to its limit.

It appears that the war between Russia and Georgia over Southern Ossetia and Abkahzia may be over before a very long period of time

This means that Russia will be able to supply Iran with weapons and troops, if it feels that is the appropriate thing to do.

War with Russia, anyone?????

Aug 11 08:46

Israel and the US behind the Georgian aggression?

There is an obvious Israeli involvement in the present conflict between Georgia and Russia. There are hundreds of Israeli military advisers in Georgia and this is not just the claim of the rather unreliable DebkaFile but also the more respected Ha'aretz expert Yossi Melman, the daily Ma'ariv and also the rather reliable website "News First Class" (NFC).

Aug 11 08:45

Jewish Georgian minister: Thanks to Israeli training, we're fending off Russia

Jewish Georgian Minister Temur Yakobshvili on Sunday praised the Israel Defense Forces for its role in training Georgian troops and said Israel should be proud of its military might, in an interview with Army Radio.

"Israel should be proud of its military which trained Georgian soldiers," Yakobashvili told Army Radio in Hebrew, referring to a private Israeli group Georgia had hired.

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Russia just may crush Israel's credibility along with Georgia.

Aug 11 08:44

Georgian minister: We won't cede to Russians

Reintegration Minister Yakobashvili says Georgian troops 'merely regrouping', not pulling out of South Ossetia. 'Russians didn't expect us to fight with such determination and force,' he adds

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Georgia just signed a cease-fire.

Aug 11 08:42

Russia expands Georgia blitz, deploys ships

Russia appears determined to subdue diminutive, U.S.-backed Georgia despite international condemnation. Russia ignored a wave of calls to observe Georgia's cease-fire, saying it must first be assured that Georgian troops had indeed pulled back from South Ossetia.

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Russia is winning this battle, and sees no reason to turn back now.

Additionally, it is demonstrating, incontrovertibly, to Pro-Western countries on its border that the US and NATO are impotent to help them militarily if there is a conflict.

Aug 11 08:33

Will Russia Get Away With It?

Georgia, a nation of about 4.6 million, has had the third-largest military presence — about 2,000 troops — fighting along with U.S. soldiers and marines in Iraq. For this reason alone, we owe Georgia a serious effort to defend its sovereignty. Surely we cannot simply stand by as an autocratic aggressor gobbles up part of — and perhaps destabilizes all of — a friendly democratic nation that we were sponsoring for NATO membership a few months ago.

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A few facts just might be in order.

The War in Iraq(and subsequent occupation of Iraq) was based on a pack of lies spewed endlessly in Washington and London (the dissemination of which were aided and abetted by corporate media folks like Kristol).

Iraq is a broken country, and its leadership has aligned with the Shia faction in Iran. So what country was the greatest benefactor of the US war against, and occupation of Iraq?


What Georgia did, as they had been trained to do by their US "advisors", was to ethnically cleanse Southern Ossetia before the majority of their troops attacked. Ethnic cleansing, is a polite way of saying murdering men, women, and children to achieve a political objective.

10 Russian peacekeepers were killed and 30 wounded; how, we don't know, but that's what happened.

To expect Russia not to respond was a colossal failure of imagination of the Georgian government.

To then expect NATO and the US to be able to "pull their fat out of the fryer" when Russia responded to civilian killings
and the killing and wounding of their soldiers, was the second colossal failure of imagination of the Georgian government.

And the comment about offering "emergency military aid to Georgia" is stunning in its demonstration of a breathtaking lack of understanding of the situation.

Offering emergency military aid to Georgia is tantamount to declaring war against Russia, which does, by the way, have nuclear weapons.

Aug 11 08:29

Russia seizes Georgia base, opens second front

Russia opened a second front of fighting in Georgia on Monday, sending armored vehicles beyond two breakaway provinces and seizing a military base and police stations in the country's west, the Georgian government and a Russian official said.

Aug 11 08:18

Russia builds up troops as Georgia fears ground invasion

Thousands of Russian troops, dozens of T72 tanks and Hurricane multiple rocket launchers were seen streaming south along the winding mountain roads from Russia, a reporter for the news agency Reuters said.

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Folks, we may be witness to one of the biggest foreign policy blunders in our nation's history.

If the goal for provoking a confrontation in Georgia was to blockade Russia from being able to support and supply Iran by ground, it only works if the Georgian conflict can be sustained for as much time as it takes to invade Iran.

But it looks like Russia, not content with simply responding to the shelling of their peacekeepers may simply push right through to the Armenian border and re-absorb Georgia, Ossetia, and Abkhazia into the Russian Republics. And it may happen so fast that the US cannot intervene.

This will have two results.

The first is that Russia will have unimpeded access to Iran, which bodes ill for the planned USreal invasion.

The second is that the central Asian republics now know that the US talks tough but cannot actually protect them from Russia, even in wars intentionally provoked by the US and its ally Israel. As a result, Russian influence in that region will greatly increase.

Peace really would have been the better option, going all the way back to 2001.

Aug 11 08:06

Swarms of Russian jets bomb Georgian targets

Swarms of Russian jets launched new raids on Georgian territory Monday and Georgia faced the threat of a second front of fighting as Russia demanded that Georgia disarm troops near the breakaway province of Abkhazia.

While a senior Russian general insisted that Russia has no plans to press further into Georgian territory—its troops are now in two breakaway provinces—the order to disarm carried the threat that Russian-sponsored fighting would spread.

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With a military stretched so thinly between Iraq and Afghanistan (to say nothing about the two US carrier groups headed toward the Middle East), the US can do absolutely nothing to help Georgia right now.

The US should have known better than to encourage Georgia to look at NATO membership, right on Russia's doorstep.

However, an even handed, sane foreign policy, or any understanding of history, have never quite been the hallmarks of this administration.

Aug 11 08:01

Cheney: Russian action 'must not go unanswered'

Vice President Dick Cheney says Russia's military actions in Georgia "must not go unanswered."

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Take 'em quail hunting, Dick. THAT'LL teach 'em!

Folks, this is a scam, plain and simple. Dead-Eye Dick and the Neocon boys know they cannot invade Iran while Russia is able to support and supply Iran through the land corridor between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

So, the US and Israel have provoked this war between Russia and Georgia in the hopes that it will blockade Russia from being able to send convoys to Iran through Armenia. Yes, Russia can still supply by air, but it much greater cost.

So, someone, probably Israel, shells the Russian Peacekeepers. Russia responds, instant battle-zone (complete with dead American soldiers nobody wants to talk about).

The public-relations push is on to sell us yet another war. This time against Russia, and Russia really does have nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them. It is easy for Dick Cheney to talk tough; he has that brand new nuclear bomb shelter under the VP mansion built with your tax dollars, and because you are being taxed to build all these spiffy new underground facilities that the government needs you have no money left over to pay for your own home, let alone get ready for a war which we may well lose.

Aug 11 07:52

China to overtake US as largest manufacturer

China is set to overtake the US next year as the world’s largest producer of manufactured goods, four years earlier than expected, as a result of the rapidly weakening US economy.

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Considering all the incentives the US government gives to encourage companies to offshore their manufacturing, it's almost amazing that it's taken this long to happen.

Aug 11 07:51

Israelis in Georgia warn of impending disaster

Once again, Israelis take the forefront of being the victims in all this.

Aug 11 07:49

The War in Georgia is a War For the West

Why this war? This is the question my people are asking. This war is not of Georgia's making, nor is it Georgia's choice.

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Memo to Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili: two wrongs do not make a right.

You chose to participate in an illegal and immoral war based on US and British lies in Iraq.

You then chose to attack Southern Ossetia, killing civilians just the way you had been shown, courtesy of US troops, which had just finished teaching your troops how to "ethnically cleanse" an area,through the "Georgian-US Immediate Response 2008 military exercises", which ended on 31 July of this year.

10 Russian peacekeepers were killed, and an additional 30 wounded. The Georgian military is blamed for this, and if they did not do this, you must let the world know.

Also, scores of South Ossetian civilians have been killed; men, women, children, the elderly, and the medically infirm.

To believe that Russia was not going to respond was, sir, the first colossal failure of imagination in which you and your government indulged.

And to believe that the US and/or NATO would be able to assist you militarily, given the current troop stresses in both Afghanistan and Iraq, was the second colossal failure of imagination.

And so what are you left with?

A potential re-absorption of Georgia, Southern Ossetia, and Abkazia by Russia, which will give them a border all the way to Armenia, which is friendly to both Russia and Iran, and a United States which is militarily impotent to help you.

Aug 11 07:44

Did U.S., Israel Provocateur S. Ossetia Conflict? Does the Sun Come Up in the Morning?

“Russian officials believe that it was the USA that orchestrated the current conflict. The chairman of the State Duma Committee for Security, Vladimir Vasilyev, believes that the current conflict is South Ossetia is very reminiscent to the wars in Iraq and Kosovo,” reports Pravda, the Russian newspaper.

Aug 11 07:41

Israel Linked To Georgia Security

The two largest suppliers to Georgia are the United States and France. Israel may not be Georgia's main arms supplier, but the scope of defense deals between the two countries stands at $200 million.

However, security ties between Israel and Georgia have received a great deal of media attention, in part because of the capture, on film, of a Russian jet downing an Israeli-made drone in Georgian service, and the role that retired senior Israeli officers have played as advisers to the Georgian security forces.

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Notice that Israel is always there when the wars start... but never at the end.

Aug 11 07:40

More Evidence of U.S. Complicity in S. Ossetia Invasion

In a Friday press conference, Chairman of Russia’s State Duma Security Committee Vladimir Vasilyev said without U.S. aid, Tbilisi would have been unable to start military operation in South Ossetia. “The further the situation unfolds, the more the world will understand that Georgia would never be able to do all this without America,” said Vasilyev. “In essence, the Americans have prepared the force, which destroys everything in South Ossetia, attacks civilians and hospitals.”

It is entirely feasible the U.S. has “prepared the force” with mercenaries as well.

Aug 11 07:38

Nonpartisan Group Accuses McCain of Multiple Distortions of Obama's Tax Record

The non-partisan FactCheck.org has released a report charging that John McCain has released three new ads with multiple false and misleading claims about Barack Obama's tax proposals:

Aug 11 07:37

Cyberattacks knock out Georgia's Internet presence

Large-scale attacks, traffic rerouting traced to Russian hacker hosting network

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Maybe. All of a sudden cyber-experts who can't find a script kiddie seem certain they know who to point fingers at. Every Georgian site I have visited that is not working is simply not responding, meaning a bomb probably hit the box or the router.

Aug 11 07:34

Tape: Top CIA official confesses order to forge Iraq-9/11 letter came on White House stationery

In damning transcript, ex-CIA official says Cheney likely ordered letter linking Hussein to 9/11 attacks

Aug 11 07:33

FLASHBACK - Feds Train Clergy To "Quell Dissent" During Martial Law

A shocking KSLA news report has confirmed the story we first broke last year, that Clergy Response Teams are being trained by the federal government to "quell dissent" and pacify citizens to obey the government in the event of a declaration of martial law.

Aug 11 07:32

VIDEO - USA is behind the Georgia - Russian War

Check out "Operation Immediate response" for proof enough of USA complicity. Take a look and make your own mind up!. This seems a Cold War return over Oil, always Oil. Cuts the Russians off from Iran as well. This is interesting as Russia had an alliance, although much under reported that they would help Iran if they were attacked.

The text of the news may be a little difficult to see but if you pause it you should get the point of why I put them in.

Aug 11 07:28

OKay, forget Iran., How about Russia? Can we have a war with Russia? Huh? Can we? Huh?

THE OUTBREAK of fighting between Russia and the former Soviet republic of Georgia was sudden but not surprising. Conflict has been brewing between Moscow and its tiny, pro-Western neighbor for months. The flashpoints are two breakaway Georgian provinces, Abkhazia and South Ossetia -- the latter being the scene of the latest fighting.

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The Washington Post fails to mention the initiating event, which was the shelling of Russian positions and the death of ten Russian peacekeepers. This first attack has been blamed on Georgia, but Georgia denies the attack. This actually makes sense, because it would have been a stupid thing for Georgia to do. Meanwhile, one of the Israeli units working in Georgia is an advanced artillery unit, and Israel has a long history of false-flag attacks to trick other nations into fighting each other (and killing each other off).

Aug 11 07:27

Musharraf won't step down, spokesperson says

Pakistan's beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf will not resign, his spokesman said on Monday, as the ruling coalition prepared to launch a bid to impeach the prominent U.S. ally.

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If Sharif's government manages to get an impeachment to stick, they are showing far more courage than has the liars-enabling US congress has shown with Bush and Company.

Aug 11 07:24

From Stupid to Moronic to Evil

Now, using American weapons, Georgia for reasons yet to be revealed has violated its own agreement with Russia and attacked South Ossetia, killing in the process Russian peacekeepers. Vladimir Vasilyev, chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for Security told the press: "The things that were happening in Kosovo, the things that were happening in Iraq - we are now following the same path. The further the situation unfolds, the more the world will understand that Georgia would never be able to do all this without America."

Aug 11 07:22

Putin Assails US Over Conflict With Georgia

"It's a pity that some of our partners instead of helping are in fact trying to get in the way," Putin said at a Cabinet meeting. "I mean among other things the United States airlifting Georgia's military contingent from Iraq effectively into the conflict zone."

A two-front battlefield would be a major escalation in the conflict, which blew up Friday after a Georgian offensive to regain control of separatist South Ossetia.

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If any of the US troop transport aircraft carrying Georgian soldiers back home gets hit, it raises this conflict to a whole new dimension.

Aug 11 07:21

We helped in Iraq - now help us, beg Georgians

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Here comes the pitch, people. The Neocons want to start a new war in Georgia using YOUR kids; one that will drag on and on and on and justify high taxes spent on war, all to prevent Russia from being able to come to the aid of Iran while yet more of your kids and taxes get spent crushing THAT unoffending nation!

And all for little Israel!

As for the Geogians; I grieve for all people caught in wars not of their own making, but consider this. Iraq was an evil war. It was based on lies and deception to justify an invasion against a people who had done no wrong. So it it karmic justice that you yourselves now find yourself likewise invaded. And do not think for a moment that the United States will come to your aid. Asd the American tanks roll through your streets, they will treat you no differently than the Russians will. If you do not believe me, just look at how the Americans treat the supposedly liberated people of Iraq!

Aug 11 07:15

Georgia Fight Spreads, Moscow Issues Ultimatum

The pivotal question in the conflict, which has involved heavy fighting since late last week, is now whether Russia — which has poured troops into both Abkhazia and South Ossetia — will push beyond these regions and further into Georgia.

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Russia may well be pushing to re-absorb Georgia, Abkazia, and Southern Osseta back into the Russian Federation.

This would give Russia a border with Armenia, which is friendly to both Russia and Iran.