Oktay Eksi: Non-military invasion against Russia
We are currently passing thorough days in which peace literally balances on a knife’s edge.
The force used by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who had likely acted on trusted advice from the United States against South Ossetia, lands that on paper are part of Georgia, ignited the fire.
After which, the Black Sea became an extremely hot spot.
The developments showed that the situation was driven to the point of no return after the Russia Federation recognized the "independence" of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which are seen as the part of Georgia.
As a matter of fact, while Russian Federation President Dimitry Medvedev seems very decisive when defending his country’s acts, countries in the West, including the U.S., Germany, the United Kingdom, and France are also looking very decisively at the issue in their disapproval of Russia’s decision.
The important thing for Turkey is not the show of strength that these countries reveal to each other; it is Turkey being in the region where this show of strength is taking place.
This is why black clouds now hang over the export routes of Caucasus gas and oil, as well as the Black Sea.
If you look at the situation from its very outset, it appears that Saakashivili may have been advised to undertake the offensive in South Ossetia, advice that is very similar to that given to Saddam Hussein ahead of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. This is why; it appears likely that a planned scenario was being played out.
It seems that the U.S. encouraged Georgia, not only because of its sovereignty over South Ossetia and Abkhazia, but from the stand point of showing its dominance in the Black Sea region.
If you remember, the U.S. previously undertook the same fight in Afghanistan, where the Soviet Union had established its own administration. To put and end to this, the United States armed the Taliban to drive out the Soviet Union and imposed its dominance.
Then the time came to "dissolve" the Middle East. U.S. President George W. Bush attempted to complete the task left half finished by his father, the former U.S. president, George Bush. The result being that Iraq collapsed on two separate occasions. It is not clear whether Iran profited or will profit from this, at least, it is clear that U.S. lead Western countries took advantage of the richness of the Middle East via their oil companies.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly all the former "Iron curtain" countries joined the Western camp. Russia was left controlling over only the "Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)" in Asia.
It is clear that there is an ongoing "non-military invasion" growing against Russia. Russia’s refusal to respond to some of these invasions does not change this reality. But the developments regarding South Ossetia and Abkhazia have revealed that Russia felt obliged to tell the West: "Enough!"
We are not discussing if Russia was right or wrong in its military intervention in Georgia. We are however trying to reveal the reality that exists beyond this.
[Source: Hot News Turkey, 31Aug08]
The Question of South Ossetia
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