posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 03:13 PM
All countries barring ones with insane leaders fight wars for economic reasons, money.
The war in Georgia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the war on terror are all the same in this respect.
The leaders of a country get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solution and compute the price/cost
probabilities of war. They then wage war against countries where the aggressor nation is likely to maximize profits for its corporations and banks
and minimize losses to those institutions of things don't go well.
Freedom, democracy, WMD, terrorism, these things are PR bull# for public consumption because the public cannot stomach and would not stand for wars
waged for outright economic gain.
That said, I am quite disgusted by the coverage of the Russia/Georgia/South Ossetia conflict. The coverage has been heavily critical of Russia's
motivations (pipelines, NATO), almost always leaves out Georgia's role in this flare up, and consistently quotes those critical of Russia (President,
candidates running, Georgian President).
The reporting was completely different on Iraq and Afghanistan. The only criticism of the U.S. in those wars came from very left news organizations
not Yahoo News or AP.
When some of the largest corporations in the world own major media companies, like JP Morgan founded General Electric's NBC, CNBC, MSNBC who knows
what # will be peddled for truth.
I encourage everyone to shut off your televisions, shut them off right now, and cancel your cable and satellite subscriptions.
Television is the most awesome goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world.