Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, there were many "Color Revolutions" in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The lure of oil and gas in the Caspian basin and a pipeline policy to control the world's energy, prompted US into installing puppet governments and US bases all around these unstable areas.
George Soros who has made the bulk of his billions fishing in the muddy waters of instability and currency crashes in which he has been a decisive element himself, found fresh grounds to harvest and reap fruits of the central asian instability following the fall of Soviet Union. His billions started to work towards the color revolutions like the Rose Revolution and the Orange Revolution. It helped bring about the US puppets Michail Saakashvili and Viktor Yushchenko in Georgia and Ukraine.
Of course in the case of Iraq and Afghanistan, US oil and pipeline hegemonic policy took a more direct military interference. But, those invasions were followed after initial attempt at supporting dictatorial regimes like Saddam and Taliban had failed and needed to be overthrown. Oil interest being the main reason for US interference in Iraq is by now clear even to the most brainwashed Americans. However, there are still doubts about Afghanistan invasion, and installing puppets like Saakashvili of Georgia to facilitate Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, and thus squeezing Iran and Russia.
With US losing its international clout because of its unsuccessful and expensive war policies, so do its puppets. Add to that the awakening of masses around the world to US hegemonic designs and the rise of China and gradual coming back of Russia. That's why after the Rose and Orange revolutions, the Pink and yellow of Tulip revolution of Kyrgyztan was faded from the start! In Uzbakistan and Tajikistan they even closed Mr.. Soros' Open Society Institute to preempt another joke of a revolution.
This week's crisis in South Ossetia makes one think about the future of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and the future of US pipeline policy in Central Asia in general. US has spent billions to isolate Iran and change its regime, weaken Russia, form military bases all over Central Asia, and years of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq to solidify its control over world energy distribution. Two years ago, the Orange revolution started to crack and now it seems Georgian puppet has made a fatal mistake like that of Israeli invasion of Lebanon last summer. Millions of dollars of US expense and military training of Georgian army by American and Israel forces is coming to a disgraceful end show in which Georgia might officially lose not only South Ossetia, but also Abkhazia.
It is interesting to watch if the IRRATIONAL Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline would go to full production in 2009 as planned, and if the Zionist dream of its expansion to Ashkelon and Eilat of Israel would be fulfilled. My bet is that all those extra expense and mayhem committed by US will end up to be a Zionist wet dream!
US is better off to abandon its unrealistic effort of ignoring Iran as a regional power, and Russia and Iran as an energy supper power to reckon with.
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