Reinventing the Evil Empire by Stephen Lendman, globalresearch.ca, August 25, 2008
“Also on August 22, the Israeli Ynetnews.com published a Russian daily Kommersant interview with Washington’s new Moscow ambassador, John Beyrle, sure to embarrass his superiors. He called Russia’s response justified after its troops came under attack. “Now we see Russian forces which responded to attacks on Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia, legitimately….” He went on to criticize Russia’s over-reaction and warned about its impact on US – Russia relations as well as investor confidence. Nonetheless, his first comment is telling and quite contrary to everything from Washington and biting anti-Russian media responses.”
Disarm: The Lesson of the Georgia Fiasco by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., August 22, 2008
War Criminal by Justin Raimondo, Antiwar.com, August 15, 2008
“The decidedly apolitical, non-ideological Web site Reliefweb put it (http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/EVOD-7HEJC8?OpenDocument) this way:
“”The place that has suffered most is South Ossetia which is home to both ethnic Ossetians and Georgians, the latter accounting for about a third of the population. The destruction there has been appalling and it looks as though many hundreds of civilians have died, in the first place as a result of the initial Georgian assault of August 7-8. Gosha Tselekhayev, an Ossetian interpreter in Tskhinvali with whom I spoke by telephone on August 10 said, ‘I am standing in the city center, but there’s no city left.’
“”Ossetians fleeing the conflict zone talk of Georgian atrocities and the indiscriminate killing of civilians.”
From a video posted on YouTube August 13, 2008, a 12 year old American girl, who had been visiting her relatives in South Ossetia, tells the truth about the massive aggression initiated against South Ossetians by the Georgian leader: “I was running from Georgian troops bombing our city, not Russian troops…”
Russia was not the aggressor in this case. If you think otherwise, it’s because you have been lied to by your media and government. We shouldn’t give Russia a pass for the civilian deaths it caused or its Chechnya actions, but we shouldn’t give the Western media and governments a pass for their submissive obedience to U.S. government lies about Georgia and South Ossetia. There should be no more tolerance any more for U.S. and Canadian politicians and media outlets guilty of this – especially after they swallowed the U.S. government’s lies over Iraq. It’s over. No more credibility for people who keep spreading establishment lies.
Always there is a foreign scapegoat, a fake overseas “enemy” these people want to push at us while they loot our pockets, and bash away at our sovereignty (the SPP) and freedoms (Conservative-sponsored Bill C-51 being an excellent example of freedom-destruction). Take your lies-and-war business out of our sight. It’s a disgrace for Canadian politicians and media to be repeating this slop. If you want to go to war with Russia, pack your bags and go. Run along. Don’t stand around here lying to me through your boss’s puppet media, which buries the truth at the end of the story (http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=fdd126bf-0c51-4677-83f9-ef8f1a44822f).
August 25th, 2008