Tuesday, August 19, 2008
No War for Oil: Russian Invasion of Georgia
It's funny that you hear so much from some people about a "war for oil" and now, when confronted with a real "war for oil", you hear not a peep. Russia has long been threatening Ukraine, Georgia, other independent Republics, and Western Europe with the energy (oil and gas) cudgel. Why else would they have tried to bomb the Baku-Tblisi pipeline during the invasion? Putin and his KGB-FSB gangsters don't like being bypassed as oil moves from the Caspian Sea, through Georgia, and to Turkey and the Black Sea.