Friday, August 29, 2008
In an interview with CNN, Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has stated that the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict may have been manufactured by the White House for domestic political reasons. Putin also says that preliminary reports show U.S. citizens may have been present in the combat zone.
“We have serious reason to believe that American citizens were right at the heart of the military action. This would have implications for American domestic policy.” Putin told CNN.
“If this is confirmed, then it raises the suspicion that someone in the US specially created this conflict to worsen the situation and create an advantage in the competitive struggle for one of the candidates for the post of president of the United States.” he continued.
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“They needed a short, victorious war.”
“And if it didn’t work out, they could always put the blame on us, make us look like the enemy and against the background of this surge of patriotism, once more rally the country around a particular political force.” Putin explained.
Watch a Russia Today report on Putin’s comments:
In addition to the remarks broadcast by Russia Today, Putin charged that Americans on the ground in Georgia were “implementing orders” from their “leader” during the conflict.
“The fact is that US citizens were indeed in the area in conflict during the hostilities. It should be admitted that they would do so only following direct orders from their leaders,” Putin said.
“Therefore, they were acting in implementing those orders, doing as they were ordered, and the only one who can give such orders is their leader,” he added.
The comments come in the wake of news that a U.S. passport was found in a building in South Ossetia occupied by Georgian troops.
As we have documented, reports of American mercenaries being captured and found dead inside South Ossetia and Georgia circulated in the days after the conflict began.
Putin also told the CNN interviewer that the Georgian army was armed and trained for the conflict.
“Why hold years of difficult talks and seek complex compromise solutions in inter-ethnic conflicts? It’s easier to arm one side and push it into the murder of the other side, and it’s over,” he said.
“It seems like an easy solution. In reality it turns out that it’s not always so.”
Putin may have been referring to the military exercise Immediate Response 2008, which took place last month, involving no less than one thousand U.S. troops working with Georgian troops in a war game scenario. It was also well documented that Georgian troops were flown out of Iraq by the U.S. to join the conflict in South Ossetia. Aside from these facts, it is common knowledge that Washington provides training and equipment to the Georgian military, one of its coalition allies.
However, the White House responded by describing Putin’s comments as “patently false.”
The western corporate media coverage has consistently toed the line that the U.S. and NATO-backed client state Georgia is a helpless victim in the conflict with Russia the evil aggressor. The origins of the conflict were completely flipped around and misreported. to hide the fact that a far more complex geopolitical strategy is being played out in the region.
Related video – Alex Jones explains the real motives behind the conflict on Russia Today:
This article was posted: Friday, August 29, 2008 at 10:07 am