No, not this man. His name is Michel Chossudovsky, and he teaches at a university in Ottawa, Canada. According to his sources, during the night of August 7, coinciding with the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, Georgia president Saakashvili ordered an all-out military attack on Tskinvali, the capital of South Ossetia. The aerial bombardments and ground attacks were mostly directed against civilian targets, including residential areas, hospitals and the university, leaving 1500 civilian deaths, and depriving the survivors of water, food, electricity, and gas. For the complete story, please click on the headline: "Someone is Trying to Hurry World War III.
The Russian bear certainly picked the right time to pounce on their errand province of Georgia (no relation to the place in the United States, where they grow peaches, even after the yankee army whipped them during the un-civil war). As you can see on the map, Georgia has a very important oil pipeline running through their territory, whence they used to send that stuff we need so urgently. The problem is, our European allies are not going to be very helpful in this case: You see, they are dependent on the Soviets fo much of THEIR oil. So where does that leave us: It's now every man for himself, and the devil take the hindmost, I think.
For those of us who have no idea why some raving idiots among leaders feel once again compelled to kill civilians with their outrageously expensive military machines, here's the deal: Georgia (NO relation to the southern US state that fought against the "Union" during the US civil war), basically broke away from the Russian sphere of influence, in order to make a separate deal with the US and other "western" powers, and South Ossetia, one of their provinces, fairly recently broke away from the breakaway Georgia. Since there is a lot of money involved, both the US and Russia are now pissed.