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Originally posted by Cyberbian
I don't suppose that anyone has considered the possability that the whole thing is an orchestrated and pre defined dance by both sides for power consolidation purposes. You know that both sides win in this if you consider both sides to be the power grabbing leaders.
Only the people loose. The leaders on both sides get to look tough, talk tough and consolidate their personal power.
[edit on 18-8-2008 by Cyberbian]
Originally posted by bigvig316
I feel that this whole fiasco over in Georgia could have been avoided if our military wasn't stretched so thin. We consider Georgia an Ally and we are sponsoring them in to NATO. The reason we were doing that is to have a close launching pad to fight Iran and keep an eye on Russia. I feel that Bush, being a war monger himself, dropped the ball and let this situation happen in the big global game of Risk they all play with our lives. There should have been an end to the Afghanistan situation by now freeing up troop to protect us and our Allies.
WW3 is in full effect and Newt said it would happen.
Weeks before bombs started falling on Georgia, a security researcher in suburban Massachusetts was watching an attack against the country in cyberspace.Jose Nazario of Arbor Networks in Lexington noticed a stream of data directed at Georgian government sites containing the message: “win+love+in+Rusia.”
Other Internet experts in the United States said the attacks against Georgia’s Internet infrastructure began as early as July 20, with coordinated barrages of millions of requests — known as distributed denial of service, or D.D.O.S., attacks — that overloaded and effectively shut down Georgian servers.
Researchers at Shadowserver, a volunteer group that tracks malicious network activity, reported that the Web site of the Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili, had been rendered inoperable for 24 hours by multiple D.D.O.S. attacks. They said the command and control server that directed the attack was based in the United States and had come online several weeks before it began the assault.
Originally posted by HimWhoHathAnEar
reply to post by welivefortheson
i see this all as a method of political manouvering,at home and abroad.at home the seek to rally the people behind them via a common enemy within the context of a war.
I did a double take to see if you were talking about Russia or the US. 'War on Terror' (common enemy), taking on the SuperPower Iraq, etc,etc.....
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Why does everyone languish in the assumption that Russia's military tech is so obsolete? I've heard the phrase 'Rusty old nukes' twice at least.