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Map Of Georgia-Russia Conflict Shows Why Oil And Natural Gas Top Concern

August 11, 2008

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What motivates Russia to invade another nation and violate international norms in the manner it now is doing?  The answer lies beneath the soil. 

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  1. August 14, 2008 3:18 PM

    Aarrgh!!! Enough of this. I vote for breaking out a copy of “The Best of Mellow Gold – 1970′s” CD some wine coolers, lawn chairs and watching the sun set.

    Now, who’s in with me???

  2. August 14, 2008 1:32 PM

    I acknowledge that I may be a ‘moron’ (who can argue with such an airtight argument such as that?) but I can think independently and seek out facts not available on Fox News/ CNN.

    That being said, I have a Master’s degree in history–which is the key here. Read the history of the South Ossetia/ Abkhazan region and you’ll realise that this incident isn’t happening in a vacuum.

    And, yes, I do love peace; as a Christian, I am called to be at peace with all men–as much as it depends on me. However, I do agree with the Bible that there is also a ‘time for peace and a time for war.’ War should be the last result and be fought by the rules of Just War. I am a veteran of Desert Storm who has seen war–so the braying of armchair warriors who are demanding that someone else’s son go kill and die in their stead doesn’t impress me much.

    The ‘Us Against Them’ and ‘America Right or Wrong’ mentality is not only wrong, it’s dangerous.

    And don’t blame me–I voted for Ron Paul. :)

  3. SAM permalink
    August 13, 2008 5:03 PM

    Most of you peaceloving people are so naive. We all want peace but it is ridiculous to think the radical Muslims, Russians, and Chinese care about the US. The Chinese chose “One world, one vision” as the slogan for the Olympics. Any thoughts as to what their vision of the world is? Wake up you morons.

  4. August 13, 2008 5:00 PM

    Why is the US always at fault because of Iraq. Two wrongs do not make a right. If Texas wanted to seperate from the US and Mexico supported it would we let it happen? Of course the KGB just wants to make Russia stronger and petrodollars is the way they are doing it. Beware Europe….

  5. gnome permalink
    August 13, 2008 4:50 PM

    Just a friendly word of advice. Ignore most of what the media in the U.S. says.

    This conflict breaks down like this:

    Aggressor = Georgia
    Victim = South Ossetia
    Winner = Russia

    Oil and natural gas do play a big part in this. A good question to ask is this; would the West have prodded Georgia into this if Russia weren’t making oil & gas deals left and right in the region?

    Here’s my own personal question. Why is my country (U.S.) meddling in someone else’s neighborhood yet again?

    Policing the world? Personally I’m sick of it. This isn’t foreign policy, it’s pure stupidity.

    My 2 cents,
    Gnome

  6. August 12, 2008 8:13 AM

    I’m afraid you’ve mistaken the aggressors in this conflict. The U.S.’s self-righteous (and hypocritical) finger of blame should be wagged in the direction of the Georgians. The seeds of this conflict were sown back in 1991. (http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=13285)

  7. August 12, 2008 8:02 AM

    most of the wars nowadays always related with oil right?

  8. Niksa permalink
    August 12, 2008 3:10 AM

    Good morning Columbus ;)

    You can say the same for USA. Actually USA is event worse : Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia (soon it will be Iran) – and thats only in last 10 years. The ‘main’ excuse for all USA military actions is: democracy, genocide, weapons of mass destruction, terrorists…
    But when Russia do the same thing, than it’s called aggression. Funny. People are so naive. Nobody cars about people, they all care about money. And why is USA so upset for war in Georgia ? Surely not because of democracy, but because of oil.

    Niksa

  9. August 11, 2008 8:28 PM

    You and I, we’re not so different, are we Mr. Bond?

  10. dragonmage06 permalink
    August 11, 2008 4:45 PM

    The answer always seems to be energy these days.

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