Russia Invades Georgia

As I’m writing, CNN is discussing Russia’s invasion of Georgia. CNN online has an article about the tank rush, though more is available elsewhere online.

Russia is a parasitic state, a net-destroyer of wealth with no ability to generate wealth on its own. Russian state policy is consistently determined by energy prices: trading land for cash when prices are low, trading influence for cash when prices are high. This is an example of the second: Russia’s invasion of Georgia naturally spooks all of its neighbors and shows it to be an unreliable warlord-state. Russia is an oriental potentate, a Central Asian Despotate.

Russia is so reckless and incompetent in foreign affairs that it has gaind the freedom of little left to lose. It’s economy is a function of European and Asian energy demands, so there are no productive industries that could be effectively sanctioned. Russia has scared all of its former friends away, so even other dictators like Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus and Islom Karimov of Uzbekistan have little fondness for the Rus.

Still, it is important that Russia be struck for its war against peace. Russia is a greater and more systemic enemy of globalization than al Qaeda, because Russian culture and geography itself generate hostility toward globalization, while al Qaeda is merely a function of a screwed up Islamic civilization. Russia must be rolled back. Ukraine must be admitted Europe. Georgia must be defended at the price of Russian blood. George Bush, John McCain, and Barack Obama must forcefully denounce Russia and outline plans for containing that vampire-state.

11 thoughts on “Russia Invades Georgia”

  1. The above post is just absolute warmongering garbage. This could very well be the tipping point for WWIII. The neocon as well as the neoliberal globalist agenda has had Russia as a (the) prime target all along. There is no “favorite” here. The U.S. and Russia are both corrupt monsters. However, in what way would you expect Russia to react to years of the U.S and NATO arming the states on their borders?! When you state that Russia should be “struck for its war against peace”, you are spewing total nonsense. U.S. Special Forces have been in Georgia for some time. It appears that they, in partnership with the Georgian forces, actually set off the conflict by attacking Russian peacekeeping forces which have also been in southern Georgia for years. This is basically a globalist neocon psyop (and I wouldn’t leave Brzezinski out of the mix) to confuse and distract from the wider disaster which the neocons have initiated. This is the deadly game which your beloved globalists play. Divide and Conquer, CHAOS RULES!!! But as history shows, it’s a game that can too easily get out of hand–and it appears that the game is already heading in that direction. So, cut the crap about Russia’s “war on peace”. This is a set-up, the latest in an endless line of set-ups–just like Al (CIA)da is a set-up and cover for the fires that the neocons have set. It’s the insane neocon assylum which are operating on the premise of “little left to lose”.

    “Russia is a parasitic state, a net-destroyer of wealth with no ability to generate wealth on its own.”–This statement is more of a projection describing the state of the U.S., as the neocon globalists ratchet up their planned destruction and looting the U.S. economy.

    I need to sign off. The sulfurous fumes emanating from this site are getting to be a bit much.

  2. I just found out about this military action on Fox. Its amazing how bad the coverage of this has been. I didn’t even know that Georgia started it until reading this site.

    Dan Tdaxp, you seem to harbor some serious anti-Russian feelings? These feelings are generally encouraged in my family (some of my relatives were sent to the Gulag) but I think you’re being a little harsh. Are you really suggesting that US troops be committed to this? And are you really serious about Russia being more dangerous to globalization than AQ? If the global economy shut down today, Russia would suffer much more than AQ.

    Does anyone know where I can find more military type coverage on this action? I’m wondering how the two militaries performed? Georgia seemed to have used conventional military tactics on the Russian troops? Including the use of armour and arty. Its going to be interesting to see if Georgia can maintain against Russia.

    If I were a military planner in Georgia or the Baltic states or Finland, I wouldn’t even spend any resources on tanks or heavy artillery. I would organize my units in small cells with lots of anti-armour and anti-aircraft shoulder-fired weapons. These units would pretty much operate on their own and fight similar to how Hezbollah fought against Israel in 2006.

    While I am generally biased against Russia for personal-historic reasons, I do think MLK’s post was strong and that Dan Tdaxp should attempt to address it.

    And yes Dan Tdaxp, the book review is coming. The problem is, I really got a lot out of the book but I have a lot of questions about some of your conclusions. Also, I’ve been reading other books about military strategy that have changed my perspective on the book a few times. I hope we can discuss the review once I’m done?

  3. Seerov,

    Thanks for the comment.

    Georgia, Russia, and secessionists have both been escalating at their convenience [1]. The recent push seems to be by the Georgians, though they hardly “started it.”

    Dan Tdaxp, you seem to harbor some serious anti-Russian feelings?

    Merely that Russia is in the Eurasian Heartland [2], has no history of either democracy, the rule of law, or capitalism, has little ability to create wealth, but a proving history of extracting it from neighbors.

    Are you really suggesting that US troops be committed to this?

    I wasn’t, but considering both Russian intervention in South Ossetia and Russia’s previous intervention in Kosovo, sending peacekeepers to Abkhazia may be called for.

    And are you really serious about Russia being more dangerous to globalization than AQ? If the global economy shut down today, Russia would suffer much more than AQ.

    That’s the nature of parasites. They only live so long as their host does.

    If I were a military planner in Georgia or the Baltic states or Finland, I wouldn’t even spend any resources on tanks or heavy artillery. I would organize my units in small cells with lots of anti-armour and anti-aircraft shoulder-fired weapons. These units would pretty much operate on their own and fight similar to how Hezbollah fought against Israel in 2006.

    I was thinking the same thing.

    While I am generally biased against Russia for personal-historic reasons, I do think MLK’s post was strong and that Dan Tdaxp should attempt to address it.

    I cannot separate his substance from his raving. What in MLK’s post is worth addressing?

    And yes Dan Tdaxp, the book review is coming. The problem is, I really got a lot out of the book but I have a lot of questions about some of your conclusions. Also, I’ve been reading other books about military strategy that have changed my perspective on the book a few times. I hope we can discuss the review once I’m done?

    Excellent. The review sounds like it will be informative. 🙂

    Have you put gnxp’s synthesis [3,4] on your reading list?

    [1] http://catholicgauze.blogspot.com/2008/08/russia-and-georgia-go-to-war-over-south.html
    [2] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/05/11/redefining-the-gap-4-first-geopolitical-theories.html
    [3] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2008/08/06/abraham-dharma-and-the-pagans.html
    [4] http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2008/08/historical-dynamics-and-contingent.php

  4. Seerov,

    Thanks for the link. There’s no contradiction.

    The Russian clients escalated the situation by attacking the Georgian military
    The Georgians escalated the situation by attempting to regain the provincial capital from the Russian clients
    Russia escalated the situation by sending even more troops, bombing the Georgian capital [1], and so on.

    [1] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1043185/The-Pipeline-War-Russian-bear-goes-Wests-jugular.html

  5. Does’nt anyonethink russia invading georgia to help out a pro-russian state is just a pre-cursor to serbia re-taking kosovo, russia is flexing there muscle’s in georgia to see what the us and nato’s reaction will be, and as they thought, they would do nothing, so how would it look now if russia and serbia send troops into a muslim country to reclaim a holy orthodox land from a muslim parasite which are the ethnic albanians, would they step in to help what they have been fighting against for almost 10 years and shun an ally in georgia who has supported there war on terror in the middle east, does that make you think???

  6. Christoph,

    Does’nt anyonethink russia invading georgia to help out a pro-russian state is just a pre-cursor to serbia re-taking kosovo, russia is flexing there muscle’s in georgia to see what the us and nato’s reaction will be,

    This is a brilliant point.

    Fortunately, NATO troops are currently on the ground, providing security to Kosovo.

    and as they thought, they would do nothing, so how would it look now if russia and serbia send troops into a muslim country to reclaim a holy orthodox land from a muslim parasite which are the ethnic albanians, would they step in to help what they have been fighting against for almost 10 years and shun an ally in georgia who has supported there war on terror in the middle east, does that make you think???

    From this, the point I take is that it is important to protect military allies who extend their forces to help you.

    I hope we are doing just that.

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