NATO states are using economic methods in an attempt to help Georgia reclaim South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Russia’s permanent representative to the alliance Dmitry Rogozin has said.
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It is just an other friendly gesture from good buddy (great-man) Barack Hussein Obama that President Medvedev and Mr Putin can appreciate. In America, there is a say: The whole Russian decision making system should seriously study those few words. Best Regards ! Jean-Claude Meslin
South Ossetia and Abkhazia are not Serbia and Yugoslavia. These two, now independent countries, do not need anybody else’s recognition or fear of America’s and Western economic embargo’s because Russia is just across their borders. Why should they give a shit what America is preaching?
Pretty clear what sort of love Georgia is currently offering...
Don't think they want any more of that.
At the end of the day these two autonomous regions have been getting by without Georgian control and I suspect they will get on fine in the future as separate countries in their own right.
We might have short memories, but I doubt they will... a country tries to bomb you into being part of them and then cuts of your oil and gas and electricity after another country comes to your aide... you tend to remember who did what and when.
Georgias claim to possession of the two republics is based on a decree by Joseph Stalin. I would be happy to ignore such a thing myself... and I suspect if Georgia wasn't an oil pipeline route that bypassed Russia and Iran to Caspian sea oil then the US wouldn't care so much either.
Would be a clever move for the S. Ossetians to take advantage of this situation and enrich themselves by having both parties bid for their love.
Whilst the USA might be helping Georgia re-arm, countries like Germany have provided only humanitarian aid e.g building houses. I seriously doubt that any amount of wealth displayed on the Georgian side is likely to encourage a reunion for those that Georgia tried to kill.
Russia could balance the situation by helping to build infrastructure (road, electricity lines, gas supply, telecommunication) that links Abkhazia and South Ossetia with Russia. Such measures would provide employment and improved lifestyle for those in the two states. Like someone else suggested, Russian could invest in Abkhazia to make it more interesting for tourism.
Russia could suggest that for national security reasons, work permits and visas for Georgians working in Russia might need to be reviewed if Georgia were to commence any process leading to NATO membership. There might also be a need to restrict transfers of money between Russia and Georgia for similar reasons.
Mr. Rogozin must have his reasons for not publicly acknowledging war USA and UK are waging against Russia using satraps and janissary, he and the rest of Russian leadership are well aware of this.
Oh come on. This spectacular agency of hegemonic power is NATO. Not the same NATO whose members are all ready deserting the battle in Afghanistan? Dutch gone, Canadians going whose next? Perhaps Brittan will prove its independence from the USA by legging it without permission. No it won't work. NATO will do less to aid the Georgian Napoleon than it has done in Afghanistan. It will do nothing at all if it means war with Russia. NATO countries will provide some economic aid. But like all other overseas aid in an economic crisis more will be promised than actually delivered. Perhaps if the Georgian elites have become suicidal something might change? But for the present all that comes out of Georgia is hot air.
What is the problem?
If the west wants to snub SO and Abkhazia then that is their loss.
An economically propped up Georgia is better than a collapsed Georgia.
The reality is that SO and Abkhazia will survive with only trade with Russia alone and it matters not whether any other countries on this planet recognise them or not.
This western trade embargo will continually remind both new countries who their friends really are... if they ever needed reminding.
When Saakashvili is gone there might be a chance of real dialog, because I doubt they will ever want to talk with the " bomber of Tskinvali ".
Georgia will learn its lessons the hard way as did Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan or Pakistan. When needed as puppets or open markets they are great but as soon as the honeymoon is over they are discarded off or simply enslaved. He who fights by the sword shall die by the sword so it goes! Russia must and should keep the multi-polar decision making direction of the world.
the us imperialist games around the globe will end with it's upcoming collapse.
NATO = American puppets. They will do anything to stab Russia in the back. Abkhazia should be developed as a place for tourists. Hotels, restaurants, stores should be built to attract tourists and make the area appealing and attractive.
The fact seems to remain, NATO servitude nations those that broke off from Soviet Union is used to its full extent, when Russia let NATO divide up former Yugoslavia they did a big mistake, they opened the wells for actions such as Georgias in 2008. Why S. Ossetia & Abkahazia never will be recognized by the NATO lobby is cause they has not acknowledged the aggression of Georgia in 2008 as they being the aggressor and not Russia. The main sentiment in west is that Russia where the big bad bear that almost overthrew Georgia and that they are to blame for this aggression. If NATO is to have the full support from the Russian Federation, they should be forced to recognize these two states and the EU should take away their sanctions against these states or they are playing dirty. NATO know they have ethnic clashes boiling in these two states if ever reunified with Georgia, this is exactly what they want, so they can place NATO forces in S. Ossetia & Abkhazia and expand their geopolitical bridgehead at spot. Until the west is forced to admit that Georgia was to be blamed for the war in 2008 publicly and loudly so the news where delivered not only to the Western leadership but to their populations as well then there can be something genuine made on this issue. Large parts of the western population thinks that Georgia was the victim here, they have of course been lead to believe so by their governments and foreign ministers. For an example Carl Bildt Swedens Minister for Foreign Affairs a known long term Bilderberger Group member did just a few weeks ago refer to the Russian aggression towards Georgia on prime time at Swedens biggest news broadcast Rapport. As long as Ministers for Foreign Affairs claims Russian guilt in this war there wont be any recognition of S. Ossetia or Abkhazia as their financial sanctions is not in the broader interest of European Geostrategic imperatives to do so.
Why Russia is not doing the same with S.Ossetia and Abkhazia? At the end, Russia is the only one those two countries can rely on for their survival and prosperity. Show Georgians that it is better to be with Russians than against them, if this is the case, of course. I assume, it should not be so hard to do considering the fact that Georgia has "the economy on steroids". Or, everything Russia can to -- just to complain and pointing fingers to the "bad" guys? By the way, if Russia is not helping those two, there is a big chance that they come back to Georgia -- willingly or forcefully. Which will be a big political and, possibly, economical blow for Russia...
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