In an interview with CNN, Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir
Putin has stated that the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict may
have been manufactured by the White House for domestic political
reasons. Putin also says that preliminary reports show U.S. citizens
may have been present in the combat zone.
"We have serious reason to believe that American
citizens were right at the heart of the military action. This
would have implications for American domestic policy." Putin
"If this is confirmed, then it raises the suspicion
that someone in the US specially created this conflict to worsen
the situation and create an advantage in the competitive struggle
for one of the candidates for the post of president of the United
States." he continued.
"They needed a short, victorious war."
"And if it didn't work out, they could always put the blame
on us, make us look like the enemy and against the background
of this surge of patriotism, once more rally the country around
a particular political force." Putin explained.
Watch a Russia Today report on Putin's comments:
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In addition to the remarks broadcast by Russia Today, Putin
charged that Americans on the ground in Georgia were
“implementing orders” from their “leader”
during the conflict.
"The fact is that US citizens were indeed in the area in
conflict during the hostilities. It should be admitted that they
would do so only following direct orders from their leaders,"
"Therefore, they were acting in implementing those orders,
doing as they were ordered, and the only one who can give such
orders is their leader," he added.
The comments come in the wake of news that a
U.S. passport was found in a building in South Ossetia
occupied by Georgian troops.
As we have documented, reports of American mercenaries
being captured and found dead inside South Ossetia
and Georgia circulated in the days after the conflict began.
Putin also told the CNN interviewer that the Georgian
army was armed and trained for the conflict.
"Why hold years of difficult talks and seek complex compromise
solutions in inter-ethnic conflicts? It's easier to arm one side
and push it into the murder of the other side, and it's over,"
"It seems like an easy solution. In reality it turns out
that it's not always so."
Putin may have been referring to the military exercise Immediate
Response 2008, which took place last month, involving no
less than one thousand U.S. troops working with Georgian troops
in a war game scenario. It was also well documented that Georgian
troops were flown out of Iraq by the U.S. to join the conflict
in South Ossetia. Aside from these facts, it is common knowledge
that Washington provides training and equipment to the Georgian
military, one of its coalition allies.
However, the White House responded by describing Putin's comments
as "patently false."
The western corporate media coverage has consistently toed the
line that the U.S. and NATO-backed client state Georgia is a helpless
victim in the conflict with Russia the evil aggressor. The origins
of the conflict were
completely flipped around and misreported. to hide
the fact that a far more complex
geopolitical strategy is being played out in the
Related video - Alex Jones explains the real motives behind the
conflict on Russia Today: