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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dick Cheney Wanted War With Russia

During the 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia, Dick Cheney was secretly pushing for a military conflict between the United States and Russia.

This information comes from a book by Ronald Asmus: A Little War That Shook The World: Georgia, Russia and the Future of the West.

In August of 2008, Georgia invaded Abkhazia and South Ossetia. They’re both former provinces of Georgia; most of the inhabitants of these former provinces are ethnically Russian. Russia sent in troops to drive out the Georgian invaders. There was no “right” or “wrong” involved. That part of the world has ethnic hatreds that go back centuries, and tough-as-nails people who won’t take shit from anybody, and who will avenge any perceived “wrong” no matter how long it takes.

But the American press — including that “liberal media” — saw the whole thing as poor little helpless Georgia being invaded by Big Bad Russia.

According to Asmus’ book:

“The sheer scale of the Russian attack did lead several senior White House staffers to push for at least some consideration of limited military options to stem the Russian advance. The menu of options under discussion foresaw the possibility of bombardment and sealing of the Roki Tunnel as well as other surgical strikes to reduce Russian military pressure on the Georgian government.”

Cheney was the most vocal of the chickenhawks. Fortunately he was overruled by Bush and National Security Advisor Steve Hadley.

Was there ever a bloody brutal war that Dick Cheney DIDN’T long for? This sheltered trustfunded chickenhawk must sit in his secret cubbyhole and masturbate endlessly to images of American soldiers getting butchered, maimed and killed.

There’s only one cure for this pitiful chickenhawk: Make him go through the most brutal military training imaginable. I don’t give a fuck how many heart attacks he’s had or how old he is. Make him run obstacle courses until he collapses, and then make him run and crawl and climb some more. Make him do pushups and pull-ups ‘til his arms fall off. Rinse and repeat.

And just today, Colin Powell told Dick Cheney to shut his maggot-infested face, leave with his tail tucked between his legs, and fuck off and DIE (in so many words).

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Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Of course he did. He was just trying to walk the same path as his beloved fuhrer.

February 21, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: Damn, you scooped me. I just saw the story this afternoon on Raw Story. I'm glad this is getting out. Everyone needs to know what a sack of shit Cheney is. Every time I think I've seen the worst of his dark side, something else comes out.

February 21, 2010 at 7:15 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

If only they had the sense to realize it and the class to act on that realization, Powell could be the GOP's ticket out of the neoconfederacy/evangelicals/radical-right/teabagger yahoos corner it has painted itself into.

Of course, Job 1 would be telling Cheney,"How are we going to miss you, Dick, if you won't go the hell away?!!"

"Everyone needs to know what a sack of shit Cheney is."

Trust me, my friend, everyone — absolutely everyone — who's not a diehard neocon chickenhawk, Bush-worshiping, radical-right hard case knows that's exactly what Cheney is. The rest would rather do a 20-mile fun run down an IED-strewn highway in Iraq than admit to what a rotten lot Cheney, Bush, their lackeys, accomplices and excuse makers are.

February 21, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Amazing story. It's like Cheney wanted to shoot the whole world in the face...

February 22, 2010 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

I wish Powell had been a little more aggressive with his remarks, I always get the impression he is holding back. He knows some serious stuff about Cheney and his gang of Neocons, lets hear it General.

February 22, 2010 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Tom- I linked to your piece today.

February 22, 2010 at 7:43 AM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

I was raised Pagan and generally don't believe in concepts as simple as good and evil but Darth Cheney, yeah, he's fucking evil.

February 22, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Yes, Powell would be the GOP's ticket out of their self-painted corner. But the teabag/birther/xenophobe/warmonger brigade would never allow it, and they seem to be in control of the party.

J: Thanks for the link. Loved your "Chickenhawk Down" poster. Yes, if only Cheney could shoot the whole world in the face, then maybe he'd be happy.

Holte: That's true, whatever Powell knows about Cheney that the public doesn't know, he definitely should come forth with it. Cheney is flatout dangerous. He shouldn't even be let out of his padded room, let alone being in the spotlight and riling up the teabaggers.

Thomas: I agree on both things -- good and evil are oversimplified concepts that rarely apply; and Cheney is Evil.

February 22, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I think it's really hard for Powell to stand up and do the right thing sometimes...that military sense of obedience and respect is a pretty tough reflex to shake.

February 22, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

At the time, I knew that Russia was the real target. One of the key goals of the Bush regime was to gain control of the nautral gas in the Stans that Russia now controls. A Georgian pipeline through those provinces figured into that plan, which would have nade Haliburton a fortune in no-bid contracts.

The Faux Noise faithful must have thought Russia was about to take Atlanta!!

February 22, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Can we maybe just make a list of the places that old dead eye did not want to go to war with? It would be a way shorter list, I'm thinking.

February 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J: That's true, being in the military does kind of put a person in a straitjacket when it comes to speaking out.

TomCat: Hmmm, an oil pipeline flowing through Georgia and enriching Halliburton. Coincidence? No wonder they had to spin it as "Russia Invading!!!" and get the Foxsuckers all riled up.

Jess: That would be a mighty short list indeed.

February 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Follow the money. It flows like a river into the heart of the GOP.,

February 23, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

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