posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 01:14 PM
I've just been dropping in on a few pages of this thread, and I must say I've seen very few threads online with as much convolution and double talk
as this one. People saying that Russians couldn't have been doing the bombing because their people weren't there (which strikes me as the *perfect*
time TO do the bombing), and then later saying that the Georgians HAD to have been doing the bombing because their people weren't there. I mean,
As far as the 12-year-old girl being coached or not goes, here's my take. EVen though most kids outside of the U.S. are more politically aware than
a majority of adults in America, the fact of the matter is that kids are "coached" on a daily basis by their parents and other family members. She
may not have been coached for this interview specifically, but I'm sure while they were huddled in the basement her family were all blaming the
Georgians. Meanwhile, no one was "topside" to see who was doing the bomging. And let's be honest, if this town was on the front lines, even for
ony a day, then it could very well have been *both* sides doing the bombing.
A lot of contributors have listed "the facts" on here, some of which could be debated, but I have not yet seen anyone on here dealing with the
1) Russia has a history of killing it's own people and/or destroying it's own towns in order to accomplish a military goal, or to prevent something
2) Vladimir Putin is former KGB, on organization not exactly known for their summer cookie drives.
3) Russia has bullied it's neighbors/customers in the very recent past with threats of cutting off energy supplies.
4) Russia vehemently opposed the construction of the pipeline that runs through Georgia and bypasses Russia entirely.
5) Russia has either blocked or weakened actions against Iran regarding their nuclear program.
6) Russia has actively, and openly, supported an Iranian nuclear program since the waning days of the Soviet Union.
7) Vladimir Putin has openly talked of restoring Russia to its former "glory".
Now, if we look at the world map, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to recognize that if Russia took the path of least resistance (from the world
community that is) in reconstituting it's empire, then they would give themselves land borders with both Iran and Pakistan. One nation WITH nuclear
weapons, and one nation WANTING nuclear weapons. Is it really so far fetched to think that in a drive for respect, or power, or whatever that Russia
(specifically Putin) would balk a facilitating an information exchange between those two countries?
I'm not taking one side or the other, really. All I want to do is point out that this whole thing fits a pattern of Russian behavior and that they
have motive upon motive for de-sensitizing the world to this type of action.