Thursday, July 23, 2009

Biden Shows Where His Allegiances Lie

US vows to stand by Georgia

"Joe Biden, US vice-president, received a rapturous welcome in Georgia on Thursday as he pledged continuing support for Washington’s troubled ally in the South Caucasus.
“We, the United States, stand by you on your journey to a free, democratic and once again united Georgia,” Mr Biden said in an address to parliament."
"But speaking two weeks ahead of the first anniversary of the Russia-Georgia war, Mr Biden said efforts to reset US relations with Russia would not come at the expense of Georgia. “They have not, they will not and they cannot,” he told parliamentarians to loud applause."

Israel of the Caucasus

"In a secret agreement between Israel and Georgia, two military airfields in southern Georgia had been earmarked for the use of Israeli fighter-bombers in the event of pre-emptive attacks against Iranian nuclear installations. This would sharply reduce the distance Israeli fighter-bombers would have to fly to hit targets in Iran. And to reach Georgian airstrips, the Israeli air force would fly over Turkey.

The attack ordered by Saakashvili against South Ossetia the night of Aug. 7 provided the Russians the pretext for Moscow to order Special Forces to raid these Israeli facilities where some Israeli drones were reported captured."

"Details of Israel's involvement were largely ignored by Israeli media lest they be interpreted as another blow to Israel's legendary military prowess, which took a bad hit in the Lebanese war against Hezbollah two years ago. Georgia's top diplomat in Tel Aviv complained about Israel's "lackluster" response to his country's military predicament and called for "diplomatic pressure on Moscow." According to the Jerusalem Post, the Georgian was told "the address for that type of pressure is Washington."


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