Saturday, August 30, 2008

Putin: U.S. ‘Created’ Georgia Conflict

Emails were flying among I.U.ers on the night the Olympics Games opened and Georgia was blasting the people of Ossetia with missiles designed to do the worst damage imaginable. There were no military targets, so these highly destructive missiles targeted civilians.

Shock and Awe in Ossetia

Our primary poster was not home. She was visiting her cousin in Alabama. He, however, keeps up with such things and informed her of what was happening in Ossetia.

"It's the pipeline," he said.

"It may be, at least in part," she said, " but it's more about the election, here, and continuing to poke at the old Russian bear. The "war on terror" is losing legitimacy even among Republicans; legitimacy it should never have had to begin with, so the idea is to revive the cold war. A new arms race will create some fat portfolios. This has the stench of neoconservative, international hi- jinks all over it."

Since, she has written me about the sadness she felt, watching the athletes from Georgia and Russia march into the stadium in Beijing not knowing that their nations were at war.

Putin has it right. It certainly would not be the first time that this administration has used "foreign policy" to manipulate the American electorate. Sadly, my strong hunch is that it won't be the last. As a matter of fact, the worst may well be yet to come.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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Georg said...

I wonder, why CNN lies from the start of the conflict in Georgia?
Georgia started this conflict.
Georgia is agressor and U.S. actually encourage Saakasvilli to attack!!! After Rice's visited Georgia and promissed to "support" Saakashvilli, he in few days started to atack the city, were people were sleeping, by rockets and tanks!!!
If somebody don't have time to find this out, this person have NO rights to comment the conflict at all.
What I see is that CNN is not proffessional. Lies, lies,lies.
Why CNN did not let the girl from South Osetia to tell the truth?!
CNN just shuted her up!!!

No more trust to CNN!!!

Pelican1 said...

Not sure with whom you are so angry. I gather that you are really pissed with CNN.

But when you say that "if a person doesn't have the time to find out why CNN tells lies, they have no right to comment on the conflict" I get the feeling you are talking about us, because CNN will comment on anything they please, be their comments true or false. They are part of what we call the American Corporate News Media (ACNM). The word, "corporate," says it all.

Just as a citizen cannot trust government run news media, no citizen should ever trust corporate run news media either, especially when it comes to foreign policy news.

So, when CNN, or any other corporate-controlled news media, make a statement of "fact," we check it out. We don't just publish what they have said as unchallenged truth.

If you are just coming to understand that CNN lies, I understand your anger. Most of us have known about corporate media/government misinformation campaigns for a very long time.

It's all a part of the monster called fascism.