09 August 2008
America gave the green light to S. Ossetia attack
We speculated yesterday that Washington gave tacit encouragement to the Georgian attack on South Ossetia, and now evidence is emerging that the United States did exactly that. The Daily Telegraph reports that the deal seems to have involved a 48 hour timescale during which the province was to be brought to heel. However, all that relied on the Russians doing nothing during that period, but as we have seen, Moscow sent the boys in hard and fast on the first day of the fighting.
So the Americans seem to have fallen back on their Plan B. Yesterday in Peking, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was warmly embraced by President George Bush, and the Americans have not even responded to Russia's pretty ferocious bombing of Gori which, as the video above shows, left many civilians dead. It will be interesting to see if the Russians now go on to bomb the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, and if they do, what the reaction in Washington will be.
So what is Plan B? It's quite straight forward - it involves leaving the Georgians with their arses hanging out the window. They are on their own and that serves them right for listening to Washington's sweet blandishments.