posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 04:02 PM
Why did Bush -- or someone in the military, suddenly end the Air Force's Cyber Defense group without explanation? As others have pointed out, Russia
has been doing a lot of damage to Georgia with Cyber attacks.
Why is McCain's top campaign guy, a paid agent running a lobbying firm financed by Georgia and this isn't an issue in our media?
I wonder how long our "humanitarian" people with guns, will slow down Putin's Russian army -- maybe 10 or 15 seconds? The whole point is that they
stand there and get killed right -- so that we and our press can get offended and forget how this mess started?
There were some really insightful points made on Urban Survival website today (it's actually economic-oriented);
nstead, I expect military historian & writer Gwynne Dyer got it right in a March 21 analysis of titled "Abkhazia: Russian Bluff". Slowly but
surely, Western allegiances, and NATO membership, is popping up all over in what were once Russia satellite regions. The Soviet empire may be gone,
but the Russian mind has long been accustomed to the idea of a buffer zone. And now that both the West and the new version of capitalism growing in
Russia are eyeing resources (land, energy, strategic boundaries, and resource in general) the formerly 'soft' regions are firming up. I expect
Russia doesn't want to lose much - if any - of Abkhazia, which among other things sports 125 miles of coastline on the Black Sea.
As Seumas Milne writes in the Guardian this morning, "This is a tale of US expansion not Russian aggression." The more we push on these former
Russian states to flip over into the US/West/NATO camp, the more resistance may be expected from Russia.
As a marketing guy (which is what I do in real-life) this is an extremely well-crafted campaign. The US/West is painting its motives as
'humanitarian/freedom-loving" while at the same time, sucking Georgian troops into Iraq and now sending US forces into the region, humanitarian aid,
of course. There's enough history in the region that a semi-rational argument could be made for either position.
This is either, an encroachment for NATO against Russia, so that a Cold War can be started up again. Or a feint to get them mired there, while
something happens in Iran. Regardless of what BushCo does to create problems only they can solve and act like it was all for us, I'm guessing that
somewhere at the end of this lurks Martial Law in the Winter months, some event covering the broken economy, and Cuba ending up with nuclear weapons
again and all the breathless shills conveniently not mentioning all the provocations that BushCo has been putting on Russia's borders. Heck, I think
they even have an airbase in Lebanon, (which makes more sense than "rescuing" soldiers from Israel, who were innocently kidnapping diplomats).
If this leads to a more scary world come November, it's likely that McCain can be put in power, coupling rigged elections with a frightened populace
tends to help Republican chances. So, that would mean 4 more years of war, and dead certain justification -- like the Original Poster who just wants
to kick ass and maybe take names -- well, the military just can't get enough of people like him. I think the next ATS topic needs to be; Best
Places to go when the STUFF Hits the Fan.