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Georgia claims Russians have cut country in half

August 11th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Georgia claims Russians have cut country in half

MOSCOW (AP) - Georgia’s president says Russia’s troops have effectively cut the country in half by seizing a strategic city that straddles the country’s main east-west highway.

President Mikhail Saakashvili made the statement in a national security council meeting on Monday, about an hour after officials claimed Russian troops had captured Gori, about 60 miles west of the capital Tbilisi.

The news agency Interfax cited a Russian Defense Ministry official as denying the reports of the seizure.

But a top official at the Georgian embassy in Moscow, Givi Shugarov, said Russian troops appeared to be moving toward Tbilisi and he alleged Russia’s goal was “complete liquidation” of the Georgian government.

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Georgia claims Russians have cut country in half

I was just informed that my lunch date will not be able to happen at this time, we canceled, my Marine buddy is tied up in meetings and briefings right now. We’ll try and get together the next time he’s at the Joint Reserve Base in Dallas.

I was also just listening to one of the Ambassadors from Georgia as he intimated that the USA needs to become fully involved with troops and help Georgian forces protect Georgia and it’s borders. Protect and defend Georgian borders? We’re not even doing a good job of protecting our OWN borders. FACT.

Let me ask this, are we prepared to go into WW III against Russia?? Over Georgia?? Are we prepared to lose the troops that it would take in an ill-advised adventure of this nature?? IF the USA were to become directly involved it would be an absolute necessity that the full force of NATO and the UN become involved, in support of us, in support of the American military, and folks, that is NOT going to happen.

It breaks my heart to admit this, but we are NOT the world super power we once were, the Clinton administration literally stripped this nation of it’s military might. The Bush administration has done very little to restore that standing. We DO have an improved capability in the Intel community, Bush did do that, but militarily, and financially, we are NOT in a position to go to war.

Proof you say?? Look 1st at our economy, we don’t have the OIL to go to war. FACT.

Our foray into Afghanistan and Iraq has all but bankrupted this nation. FACT.

Fighting in both Afghanistan and Iraq at the same time has, according to the DoD, stretched our standing military to the breaking point. FACT.

It took our *leadership* 5 years to get a *handle* on Iraq, a nation the size of Texas. FACT. (Do you even remotely believe, in your wildest dreams, that the Bush administration could lead this nation in an all out World War?)

We have an all volunteer military, and YES, that does bode well for a much higher quality and more highly motivated force. But in a time of all out war you need BODIES, lots and lots of BODIES, and that means a military draft. How do you suppose that will go over with about half of this nation?? The libtards that won’t stand and defend America NOW damn sure won’t stand and fight in a *conscript* army, they will run to Canada. FACT.

The way things stand for us right now, militarily and financially, we can’t go to war on a global basis, our position NOW is worse than in 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked. And I am referring to conventional warfare only, a fact that our global enemies are well aware of. We have the *nuclear option*, but even in that theater we’re not *the big dog in the fight* anymore, every little pissant nation in the world has a *nuclear option* and when that fact comes into play, all we get is mutually assured destruction, M.A.D., an old leftover from the *cold war*.

Americans have become soft and lazy, we have allowed our strength to go away. The Russians, on the other hand, have used the years since Ronald Reagan to develop their OIL resources and increase their national wealth. They have used that wealth to rebuild, and well equip, the Russian army, all the while the likes of Bush 41, the Clintons and now the Moron in Chief, Bush 43, have allowed this nation to fall into the most ridiculous state of disrepair that can be imagined.

Hang on folks, this ride is about get even bumpier!

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