Reports in the Kremlin today are stating that Prime Minister Putin has ordered the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation to put the Volga-Urals Military District and Black Sea Fleet on ?full war alert? to prepare for the defense of the Iranian Nation against what is being termed as an ?imminent attack? being planned by the Western Powers.
As we had previously reported on in our August 8th report, ?Kuwait Goes On ?War Alert? As Massive US Armada Heads For Iran?, the fears of Russian Military Analysts have been realized with the US backed puppet state of Georgia launching an unprecedented and unprovoked attack upon the Russian protected enclave of South Ossetia, and to which the latest reports have put the death toll at over 1,500 citizens of Russia and over 15 Russian Peacekeepers.
In a bid to force Russia from its planned defense of the Iranian peoples by provoking war in the Caucasus, however, the West has severely miscalculated as Putin has not only ordered the retaking of South Ossetia from the Western backed Georgian forces, but has also ordered the destruction of all oil pipelines going through Georgia to the West.
The first of these attacks is being reported today, and as we can read as reported by the Reuters News Service:
?Russian fighter jets targeted the the major Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline which carries oil to the West from Asia but missed, Georgia's Economic Development Minister Ekaterina Sharashidze said on Saturday."This clearly shows that Russia has not just targeted Georgian economic outlets but international economic outlets in Georgia," she said at a news briefing.?
The West is, also, not alone in arousing the might of the Russia?s, as the Israelis have sided with their Western backers against the Russian people, and as we can read as reported by one of Israel?s intelligence organs DEBKAfile:
?Jerusalem owns a strong interest in Caspian oil and gas pipelines reach the Turkish terminal port of Ceyhan, rather than the Russian network. Intense negotiations are afoot between Israel Turkey, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Azarbaijan for pipelines to reach Turkey and thence to Israel?s oil terminal at Ashkelon and on to its Red Sea port of Eilat. From there, supertankers can carry the gas and oil to the Far East through the Indian Ocean.
Aware of Moscow?s sensitivity on the oil question, Israel offered Russia a stake in the project but was rejected.
Last year, the Georgian president commissioned from private Israeli security firms several hundred military advisers, estimated at up to 1,000, to train the Georgian armed forces in commando, air, sea, armored and artillery combat tactics. They also offer instruction on military intelligence and security for the central regime. Tbilisi also purchased weapons, intelligence and electronic warfare systems from Israel.
These advisers were undoubtedly deeply involved in the Georgian army?s preparations to conquer the South Ossetian capital Friday.
In recent weeks, Moscow has repeatedly demanded that Jerusalem halt its military assistance to Georgia, finally threatening a crisis in bilateral relations. Israel responded by saying that the only assistance rendered Tbilisi was ?defensive.?
This has not gone down well in the Kremlin. Therefore, as the military crisis intensifies in South Ossetia, Moscow may be expected to punish Israel for its intervention.?
These reports continue by stating that the massive US backed Naval Armada, said to be the largest assembled since World War II, heading towards war with Iran will be met by both Russian and Iranian counterattacks aimed at destroying these enemy forces prior to their planned attack.
It is, also, interesting to note, that after unleashing the Israeli led puppet Georgian military forces against unarmed Russian citizens and lightly armed Russian peacekeepers, President Bush has said, ?This fighting must stop, and, ?I am deeply concerned about the situation in Georgia,? he said. ?The United States takes this matter very seriously.?
But, not as seriously as he claims as he had just previously instructed his Ambassador to the United Nations to veto Russia?s resolution before the Security Council that stated, and as China?s Xinhua reports:
?The draft also called on "the parties to cease bloodshed without delay and renounce the use of force." Diplomats said that during the closed-door consultations, the council failed to reach an agreement on the Russian text because some council members, including the United States, opposed the part calling on the parties to "renounce the use of force."
President Medvedev was so livid after President Bush?s refusal to commit to peace that, these reports continue, he ordered the ?immediate and systematic? destruction of Georgian Military Forces, ?wherever they are located in the World?.
Georgia?s President, Mikheil Saakashvili, responded to Medvedev?s moves by declaring martial law in Georgia and ordering all Georgian troops home from Iraq, where they had been stationed providing support to the US in its war on the Muslim peoples of the World.
These latest moves by the Georgian dictator, however, are appearing too late in this war to save his troubled Nation, and as we can read from the latest battlefield updates:
?The war between Russia and Georgia expanded on Saturday, with fighting spilling outside the Caucasus province of Ossetia, both sides moving reinforcements into the region and Georgian President Mikheil Saakhashvili declaring martial law in the country.
While the international community continued to exhort both sides to step back from the brink, the United Nations Security Council remained unable to forge a united response. The fiercest battles were in the South Ossetian city of Tskhinvali, where street fighting and artillery exchanges continued throughout the day and eyewitnesses reported city blocks reduced to rubble.
Russian forces consisting of Spetsnaz special forces infantry, and paratrooper infantry flown in from the Russian interior had captured Tskhinvali by Saturday afternoon, Georgian officials said. Aleksander Lomaia, Georgia's national security chief, in a telephone interview said Georgian forces had pulled back from the town 'unilaterally.' Lomaia estimated the Russian infantry assault force at 1,500 to 2,500 troopers.
Counts of civilian casualties varied widely, with Georgia estimating between one and two dozen killed, and some 100 injured as of Friday evening. EduardKokoity, South Ossetia's leader, claimed more than 1,600 civilians had died and implied thousands more had been injured.?