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A section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline 30 miles south Tbilisi, Georgia, under construction in 2003

A section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline 30 miles south Tbilisi, Georgia, under construction in 2003

The conflict that has erupted in the Caucasus has set alarm bells ringing because of Georgia’s pivotal role in the global energy market.

Georgia has no significant oil or gas reserves of its own but it is a key transit point for oil from the Caspian and central Asia destined for Europe and the US.

Crucially, it is the only practical route from this increasingly important producer region that avoids both Russia and Iran – Source: Times Online

This conflict has been brewing for more than five years and the evidence of US involement is well documented … HERE … having troops on the ground in Georgia since 2002.

Russian officials believe that it was the USA that orchestrated the current conflict. The chairman of the State Duma Committee for Security, Vladimir Vasilyev, believes that the current conflict in South Ossetia is very reminiscent to the wars in Iraq and Kosovo,” reports Pravda, the Russian newspaper.  – Source: InfoWars – Kurt Nimmo

President George W. Bush pledged U.S. support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and has been updated regularly on the crisis involving Russia in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia, the White House said on Saturday. – Source: Reuters

US Vice President Dick Cheney has threatened Russia after the country was forced to reply Georgia’s attack on South Ossetia’s region. In a phone conversation with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Sunday, Cheney said Russia’s military actions in Georgia ‘must not go unanswered’. – Source: Press TV

Writing in the Washington Post today, Robert Kagan goes even further, suggesting that the Georgia-Russia conflict may be the start of World War III:

One has to ask if this is just an internal conflict or another power move in the control of oil.


Written by Greg Naylor

13 August 2008 at 12:00 am

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