Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Warmongers Forgot to Mention This--UPDATED

Remember "We're all Georgians now!!"--the war-whooping from the armchair warriors of AM radio waves and the Maverick?

Perhaps they are too embarrassed to report on the news.

...the official report of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on the August war. According to The New York Times, the OSCE found, consistent with Moscow’s claims, that Georgia “attacked the isolated separatist capital of Tskhinvali on Aug. 7 with indiscriminate artillery and rocket fire, exposing civilians, Russian peacekeepers and unarmed monitors to harm.”

PJB also reports the following:

...a second signal came last week that Russia does not want the Cold War II that the departing neocons wish to leave on his plate.

Moscow offered Spain and Germany use of Russian territory to supply NATO troops in Afghanistan. As our supply line from the Pakistani port of Karachi through the Khyber Pass to Kabul grows perilous, this has to be seen as a gesture of friendship by a Russia that shares, as a fellow victim of Islamic terror, the U.S. detestation of al-Qaida.

Of course, Spain and Germany are not, shall we say, ....enthusiastic... participants in the Afghani venture, but logistics is logistics.

Senior US military types are interested in the Russki-Resupply route:

McKiernan faces obstacles in making his plan work. A Washington Post article of November 19 detailed these obstacles, focusing on Taliban attacks on the supply route into Afghanistan from Pakistan. But that's only a part of the problem. The other was caused by the Bush administration.

"We should have alternative supply routes through the north and not have to rely on the roads from Pakistan," a senior serving army officer says, "but we can't get a northern route because the Bush administration pissed off the Russians in Georgia." Negotiations with the Russians over a northern resupply route that would be place the 67,000 US and NATO soldiers at the end of "a secure tether" have been stalled, according to this officer.

"This is typical of the White House, they can't see beyond tomorrow. They have never been able to plan ahead, to think through the consequences of their actions. They're so proud of themselves, and we're the ones who suffer."

(Cited by Douthat)

So who's suffering? The very same soldiers that are supposed to 'win' the WOT in Afghanistan.

"We're all Georgians now!!" indeed...

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