Posted by terres on August 19, 2008
Send this message to President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Congressional Leaders, the United Nations, NATO Command, and major U.S. corporate media:
U.S. Hands Off Georgia and Russia – END NATO NOW!
TELL BUSH, CHENEY, RICE AND CONGRESS: U.S. HANDS OFF GEORGIA AND RUSSIA – NO NEW WAR – END NATO NOW!
It is with growing concern that we observe that the U.S. government is threatening new military moves that carry the danger of another war-this time against Russia.
The Bush regime and the corporate U.S. news media have launched an anti-Russia hate campaign. Yet just as with the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and the threats on Iran, the threatened military confrontation with Russia is also based on a lie.
The truth, hidden by most of the corporate news media, is that Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili, unleashed his U.S.- and Israeli-armed and-trained forces on the tiny autonomous region of South Ossetia, murdering civilians and attacking Russian peacekeeping troops stationed there. Only then did Russian troops respond.
Saakashvili is the president who sent 2,000 Georgian youth to join the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. The U.S. supplies the weapons to his army. U.S. Special Forces and Israeli advisers and mercenary contractors direct the Georgian military, which just held three weeks of joint exercises with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in July. We must take note that like Iraq and Iran, Georgia itself is a prize for U.S. oil companies, as it is a major transit point for Central Asian oil.
There is little doubt that U.S. arming of Georgia and its push to get Georgia into NATO set the scene for the Georgian invasion of South Ossetia and created the threat of a new major war. Now Washington also threatens Russia by placing missile bases in Poland and the Czech Republic against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of the people there. Surrounding Russia with this military alliance of new NATO members is the greatest danger to peace and stability on a global scale.
It is time to remember that NATO was established as an anti-USSR military alliance aimed at reinforcing capitalist control and preventing socialist revolutions in the colonialist powers of Europe weakened by World War II. Since the end of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the U.S. has attempted to vastly expand NATO and turn it into a military instrument to consolidate U.S. corporate power, surround Russia and China and re-conquer the former colonial world.
Consider these examples:
Yugoslavia. Based on the lie that NATO was defending small nations, U.S.-NATO intervention and bombing destroyed multinational Yugoslavia and turned the Balkans into a collection of dependent ministates ruled by the U.S. and Western Europe powers.
Afghanistan. Based on the lie that this was a police action against terrorists, U.S.-NATO have carried out a seven-year occupation leaving the country in ruins and enslaved.
Iraq. Here the lie about weapons of mass destruction was so blatant, and the U.S. position so weak, that most NATO countries refused to join the occupation and utter destruction of Iraq.
No one can believe Bush is promoting peace in Georgia. It is time not only to stop this expansion but to end the NATO war machine completely by dissolving NATO.
It is encouraging to anti-war people worldwide that Georgians themselves have issued a statement condemning the Saakashvili machine. “The entire responsibility for this fratricidal war,” the Georgian Peace Committee says, “for thousands of children, women and elderly dead people, for the inhabitants of South Ossetia and of Georgia falls exclusively on the current president, on the Parliament and on the government of Georgia.” (Aug. 11)
We cannot do less than the people of Georgia who oppose the current president and want no part of NATO. We demand from Washington:
(1) Stop interfering in Georgia and the Caucasus
(2) Stop attempting to expand the NATO military organization into the countries of Eastern Europe and those that border on Russia.
(3) End the aggressive NATO military alliance
(4) No new wars!
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Posted by terres on August 16, 2008
Managing Uncle Sam’s New Kind of Banana Republics in Eastern Europe
From a Cockeyed Tyrant to a Genocidal Murderer
NATO Aspirant Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili salutes during an Independence Day military parade in Tbilisi May 26, 2008. Tens of thousands of Georgians massed in the capital on Monday to protest against Saakashvili who they say stole victory for his ruling party in last week’s parliamentary election. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze/Pool (GEORGIA). Image may be subject to copyright.
Georgia’s Rigged Elections
Opposition supporters attend a rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi November 2, 2007. Tens of thousands of Georgians challenged President Mikhail Saakashvili on Friday by taking part in what could be the biggest opposition protest since the Rose Revolution demonstrations that swept him to power. REUTERS/Str (GEORGIA). Image may be subject to copyright.
By-Hook-or-by-Crook Government: No Holds Barred!
Police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi November 7, 2007. Georgian police armed with batons on Wednesday broke up a six-day protest outside parliament calling for the resignation of U.S. ally President Mikhail Saakashvili, but opposition leaders vowed not to be defeated. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze (GEORGIA). Image may be subject to copyright.
State of Emergency: A Tiny Fascist Dictator Is Born!
Military personnel patrol a street in central Tbilisi, November 8, 2007. A ring of soldiers cordoned off central Tbilisi on Thursday after Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili declared a state of emergency and shut down independent media to quash six days of anti-government protests. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA). Image may be subject to copyright.
The Right to Rule by Military, Riot Police, Rubber Bullets, water Cannons …
Police clash with opposition supporters during a rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi November 7, 2007. Georgian riot police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon on Wednesday to break up a six-day-old rally by protesters demanding the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA). Image may be subject to copyright.
Smart Political Allies: Bad News for Fascist Dictators [even minor ones]
Nino Burjanadze, a former Georgian parliament speaker, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tbilisi July 7, 2008. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili must show more respect for democracy if he is to uphold the values of the “Rose Revolution”, said Burjanadze, the woman who until three months ago was his most important domestic ally. Picture taken July 7, 2008. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA). Image may be subject to copyright.
Shafted by Uncle Sam: A Disposable Anal Probe [used on Russia]
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And then came the indiscriminate mass murder and genocide
Georgian troops fire rockets at a South Ossetian separatist territory near a settlement in Ergneti, 59 miles from Tbilisi, August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenedze. Image may be subject to copyright.
A resident walks along a street destroyed by a Georgian strike in the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov. Image may be subject to copyright.
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They Told Me Genocide Was Easy, Look at Iraq!
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