Welcome to PatsFans.com

Cheney Behind Georgian Plot to Stop Obama

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by IcyPatriot, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    39,691
    Likes Received:
    761
    Ratings:
    +2,015 / 41 / -31

    #24 Jersey

    That's what the Russians are being told ... I kid you not.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4535173.ece

     
  2. PressCoverage

    PressCoverage Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    Look, I'm no Russia sympathizer, but it's pretty well documented that our locust "rulers" bilked the dying Russian economy for half a trillion dollars throughout the 90s, hastening their complete collapse. That's right, cash. And yes, we're talking about Papa Bush and the Clinton administration, which directly enabled western investment in the Russian bond market, in complete defiance of Russian Federation legislation. If you deny it, merely Google: Harvard's Russia Project. Or Brzezinski's "Grand Chess Board." Or Anne Williamson's testimony to Congress in '99. Or the damaging Cox Report. Or, my favorite, Michael Ruppert's opus "Crossing the Rubicon" ...

    In the end, literally starved for cash, Russia sold much of its military equipment onto the black market. Some of it wound up in the hands of terrorist organizations from Bosnia to Chechnya and Russia's southern frontiers.

    Journalist Anne Williamson (WSJ) testimony to Congress in '99:

    The CIA has determined that through Nordex, FPI [the International
    Foundation for Privatization and Private Investment] seized the
    export earnings from Russia’s natural resource companies — oil, gas,
    platinum, gold, diamonds — and from industrial firms exporting
    items such as steel and aluminum, and then stashed the hefty profits
    in Western bank accounts. And only now, eight years almost to the
    day later, do US taxpayers learn that the ‘eager, young reformers’ to
    whom their resources were sent for the purpose of building a new
    Russia were in league from day one with the exhausted Soviet nomenklatura
    in a scheme to loot Russia’s wealth and park it in the West...31
    Directors stashed profits abroad, withheld employees’ wages, and
    after cash famine set in, used those wages, confiscated profits and state
    subsidies to ‘buy’ the workers’ shares from them. The really good stuff
    — oil companies, metals plants, telecoms — was distributed to essentially
    seven individuals, ‘the oligarchs,’ on insider auctions whose
    results were agreed beforehand. Once effective control was established,
    directors — uncertain themselves of the durability of their
    claim to the newly acquired property — chose to asset strip with
    impunity instead of developing their new holdings.​

    Is all of this starting to sound a bit like Enron? Like WorldCom? Tyco?
    Halliburton? Like any of about 20 major US companies I could name? It is perhaps not by coincidence that we see some familiar names cropping up in the orchestration of this campaign to loot Russia that continued across two different presidential administrations. The US secretary of state who began the dialogues on privatization as well as the dismantling of Russia’s nuclear weapons was James A. Baker. The James Baker Institute was the co-sponsor of the CFR report on energy in 2001, and James Baker was, in the words of one oil industry lawyer, “all over” the deals to get the major oil companies into Central Asia. The first official US envoy sent to aid Russia in its transition was our current Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage.


    - Crossing the Rubicon, page 90

    Yeah, I'd say they have reason to be leery of U.S. agenda.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2008
  3. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,624
    Likes Received:
    21
    Ratings:
    +25 / 3 / -0

    Those poor Russians. That Versailles treaty really was unfair. We owe them their empire back. Who cares about Georgia anyway? It's a far away country of which we know little.
     
  4. PressCoverage

    PressCoverage Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    Are you attributing that pissy sentiment to me?
     
  5. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0 / -0

    #80 Jersey

    There is NO WAY Cheney would want to start a conflict. His nickname has been 'The Dove' for his steadfast policy of peace and placing human rights before political party and profit.

    Those who challenge Dick Cheneys quest for peace are UNAMERICAN!





    seriously....this thread title should be "Breaking News from the 'no-$h!t' department..."
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>