Monday, April 21, 2008

Peacekeeper Russia Shoots down Georgian Drone

Oviously there are no limits for how the Russians allow themselves to conduct their peacekeeping mission in Abkhazia. Last summer a Russian MIG launched an air to ground missile 60 km close to Tbilisi. Today a MIG shot down a Georgian drone in Abkhazia. But only Russians manage to be caught on video doing it and still denying. For UN it is a disaster, baring in mind that they have given the Russians a Peacekeeping mission in a territory Russia actively try to annex from Georgia.

Look at the videoshotage at the
BBC World Website.

4 Comments:

Anonymous jibs said...

Hi Wintern,

i wonder what do you think about why is it that all the bad things happen in Georgia' conflict zones RIGHT before the elections (conincidence?) and why was it that UN security council members (excluding Russia) did not respond to the drone downing accident?
I just think its not all black and white, even if we assume Russia is to blame for all the accidents -- but why before the elections in Georgia?

Friday, May 02, 2008 7:19:00 pm  
Blogger Eistein G. said...

Hi, Jibs. First: The Russian strategy is to destabilize and dicipline bordering countries. At least in the south ( Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova). The best time to do this is during an election,especially there already is a pressure against Saakashvili. Like in the Yutchenko incident in Ukrain. Another reason is that an "invation" ( annexation) follows the natural events leading up from the recognition of Kosovo, the question about missile defence in eastern europe, Georgias application for MAP, and finally establishing a base for the Sochi Wintergames. Of course it is also a pure economic matter of gaining territory. "To protect our investments" an official russian source also said.

All together it is the perfect timing for Russia, and the west is devided. Oil gas, business ( France and Germany mainly)

The Georgian oppsosition claims that Saakashvili uses the tension in Abkhazia to win the nation. In fact it is the oppsosition that actively try to use the tension to its advantage. That works FOR the Russians, and if they succeed Georgia might get a president more Russian friendly, or like it seems, more occupied with gathering a fragmented group of people without any clear politics. Divide and rule is a good strategy for the Russians.

As for how organized the Russians are, I am not sure. In Norway they practiced attacks on our oilinstallations just 500 meters away with SU fighters and carriers. All Norwegian civil airtransport had to stop during this incident, which "was a mistake". We have also been subjected to embargo on fish, and in december Russia demanded that Norway officially devclared Russia as not a threat. To me they seem like a capo regime. Threatening, bullying and with occational hits.

To the incident with the drone: It doesn’t matter, because it is only a minor incident. I have seen the footage, and it seems legit. What matters is that the Russians launches new troops in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Thats the real threat and sign off serious business. The Sweedish forriegn minister Carl Bildt is running the case in big letters on his blog by the way.

I hope that clarified my stands.

Friday, May 02, 2008 7:57:00 pm  
Blogger Eistein G. said...

And..Eistein G is my identity (Writer'n)

Friday, May 02, 2008 7:58:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way writern, you should definitely read jibs blog, he (they) is far more balanced and constructive in his argument than you are.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 4:45:00 am  

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