When the Soviet Union broke up, many satellite states
declare their independence. Their new leaders mostly and unfortunately came from
the criminal element. We have seen much ethnic cleansing since and left over
problems of yester year. The main problem Russia has had is with the Russian
nationals that have settled and stayed within the old satellite states. Russia
has also a big problem concerning the oil rich Caspian Sea. It's already claim
maritime rights over the sea it self.
Russia has of course stated it will protect its Russian
nationals in the ex-soviet empire, of course that's a natural response and
patriotic, that could be false or seen false by those that have anti Russian
views. The people of Georgia are mainly anti Russian because of Russia's history
off oppression when Georgia was annexed to the Russian regime.
Russia it self has become democratic corrupt entity, its
leaders are thought to be still communist or old guard sympathizers. The
ex-president Putin did very little to rid this global opinion of Russian
There is no doubt in my mind that Georgia started this
present conflict by attacking a Russian protectorate. Unfortunately USA has not
helped because of its building influence in all of the ex-soviet satellite
Due to much propaganda spread by the Georgian
administration, journalist attempted to get at the truth was greatly hindered,
the initial reporting of the Russian assault was very confusing and the reason
for such action clouded over. The lack of knowledge about Georgia checkered
history, by western journalist showed its face very quickly when the first
reports of the assault started to hit the newswires. In fact I myself was very
confused and at one time found myself believing President Shevardnadze
Russia as always kept its plans deeply embedded to its
chest; the main reason of this Russian assault can be seen on this video.
Bombing Russians a picture is worth a thousand words.
USA has not helped with this problem its backing of the
Georgian government and investing in Georgian infrastructure some of that worry
caused by USA to Russia's thinking can be seen in a list of articles about
eurasianet. In fact the politics of
Eurasianet seeming are to the center point concerning Georgia and Russia,
each article found there is worthy read if one wants to research the political
problem of Georgia and Russia.
Three those articles that are current news are:
Researching Georgia and Russia:
A history of Georgia can be found at
wikipedia.org but due to arguments concerning this online community created
encyclopedia becomes argumentally questionable. However I the author of this article wish not to relate to the accuracy of wikipedia. When researching if I find material that logically looks sound I will
refer to it. Such as:
The Caucasian area is a very volatile place, because of the
breakup of the Soviet Union and the scattering of Russian nationals normally
found just over the border from Russia. There is also religious and ongoing
cultural problems. Leaders such as Shevardnadze spread hatred for Russians the
problem seen in Georgia to day is only part of a problem that's going to keep
cropping up that Russia has to deal with now and in the future. US and EU
interest however well intended or intended because of US or EU oil interest will
always cause bad friction as they are against the interest of Russia.
The callousness of the politicians and the capitalist
industrialist always leads to thousands of innocent civilians dying, injured or
misplaced refugees. Shevardnadze at a latter date will most probably end up
being branded rightfully for being a war criminal. He is certainly a liar and
actively spreads propaganda of Russian hatred within the Corsican states and has
led the world astray on his miss truths.
Note: EurasiaNet (The
Open Society Institute New York) also features a variety of other resources
as well. Indeed, EurasiaNet is perhaps the most comprehensive source for news
and information about the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia found
anywhere on the World Wide Web.
Note 2: The
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