Georgia’s Jewish Benefactor

by John Ubele

I usually don’t chime in on foreign affairs but the recent Russian Georgian conflict has motivated me to write something about it.

Since the Georgian offensive into South Ossetia began there has been a steady stream of evidence that proves the U.S. and especially Israel had taken active roles in training and equipping the Georgian military.

The following video from Russia Today is an interview with Paul Craig Roberts a former assistant secretary of the treasury during the Reagan administration. In the video Mr. Roberts explains the U.S.-Georgia connection but fails to fully detail Israel’s support of the Georgian military.

Fortunately the staff at Ynet News produced the following article which does an excellent job at detailing Israel’s ties with the Georgian government.

War in Georgia: The Israeli connection
by Arie Egozi

August 10, 2008

The fighting which broke out over the weekend between Russia and Georgia has brought Israel’s intensive involvement in the region into the limelight. This involvement includes the sale of advanced weapons to Georgia and the training of the Georgian army’s infantry forces…

…Israel began selling arms to Georgia about seven years ago following an initiative by Georgian citizens who immigrated to Israel and became businesspeople…

Now the first question that crosses my mind is why would Israel and the U.S. arm Georgia against Russia? It seems obvious to me that Israel wants to pin down Russia’s military inside of Georgia.

The Israeli government probably thinks that with Russia pinned down in Georgia that Russia wouldn’t be able to come to Iran’s aid. If this is the case then Israel is being severely shortsighted.

It seems that Israel will continue to play a very dangerous game of Risk one which if she is not careful with could stand to lose everything.

US And Israel Behind Georgia’s Stupidity, Suffering

My bet is the Georgian Olympics team members are glad to be in Beijing and not dodging the Russian Bear in their homeland.
I received an interesting email from a former US Special Forces soldier, and a day later, another from a retired USAF colonel. Both were almost identical as to the gist of what they were asking me…
“Karl, your focus on these facts is helping me to better understand what these idiots have done. But I have a question: is there anything you like or respect about our leaders?’
Hmm, how could I answer that in a ‘timely fashion?’
The US medals tally at the Beijing 2008 Olympics show some surprise performances.

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This is going to be quick and dirty today. No cute cartoons. No philosophizing. We haven’t time for any of that today.

I believe we are on the verge of the outbreak of World War III. Right now.

If I’m wrong, then so be it. I’ll apologize for being overreactive later. Too much hangs in the balance if I am right. Treat it as an exercise if you like. A practice for when the real thing happens, because you can be sure the real thing will happen … and soon.

For those who follow my writings and know just how right I usually am, be advised that I consider this to be very likely in the very near term (within the next week or two), highly likely within the next month or two and dead certain within the next year or two. I am uncertain only about the timing, not the outcome. The outcome is worldwide war, of course, and the likely defeat of America.

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The Listening Post – Iran’s Media

Part 1

Part 2

‘Flight plans’ could spark new Cuban missile crisis

Americans Say No to War with Iran

Despite what you may have read, this issue is not about nuclear proliferation—in fact an attack would increase the likelihood that Iran would acquire a nuclear weapon, says Sarah van Gelder.

Will Washington Listen?

Two weeks ago, I was alarmed to learn that congressional Democrats were sponsoring Resolution 362, which encourages what amounts to an act of war against Iran.

Today, there are more than 230 co-sponsors of the House resolution, but there is also growing mobilization to stop passage of Res. 362. What is especially stirring opposition is the provision that calls for:

“Prohibiting the export to Iran of all refined petroleum products; imposing stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and cargo entering or departing Iran; and prohibiting the international movement of all Iranian officials not involved in negotiating the suspension of Iran’s nuclear program.”

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Iran warns it would destroy Israel, 32 U.S. bases if attacked

Iran’s armed forces would launch devastating strikes against Israel and 32 American bases in the Mideast if these countries were to attack, a senior military official said on Saturday.

Iran carried out a series of missile tests this week in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, prompting the United States to issue a warning that it would defend Israel in the event of an Iranian attack. Israel’s Air Force last month conducted drills seen as a rehearsal for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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