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Sunday, August 10, 2008

World: What's Happening In South Ossetia?

Whatever it is, La Casa de Los Gatos does not believe word one of what American media is shoveling. They've lied to us for decades about everything. We refuse to believe they had a sudden "come to Jesus" moment and decided to start telling the truth for a change.

The same media that writes obsessively about Britney Spears' underroos or lack thereof is not going to have a well-researched thoughtful observation on the situation in Russia/Georgia/South Ossetia/Abkhazia. Not if their entire collective lives were on the line.

Update: More information now available here and here.

This Russian man made a video for YouTube with his view of the situation:



We know this much so far: South Ossetia is home to an ethnic population that differs from that of Georgia and Russia; Saakashvili is hardly the champion of Democracy with a capital D that he purports to be; The US has trained the Georgian military and supplied it with arms, an extremely provocative act given its position on the Russian border (imagine how we would feel if Russia trained and armed Mexico — goodness knows our underroos are still bunched over Cuba); Saakashvili wants into NATO — once again, imagine if Mexico wanted an alliance with the Russian or Chinese military; and, most important to America and Europe, oil and natural gas pass through a pipeline laid on Georgian soil to reach the ports of the Black Sea. Would it surprise anyone to learn that the neocons in American politics have left their dirty little fingermarks all over this?

More research in progress. Where's your anxiety-relieving anti-depressant meds when you need them?

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3 Comments:

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Ms. Manitoba said...

Thanks, PolCat. Very informative -- that video. Keep up the good work.

-- your pal, Ms. Manitoba

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Bahud achcha, capteena.

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Leo Pre said...

respect man!

 

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