BEGONE DETESTED BILDERBERGERS! BEGONE!
There is a distinct change in tone of comments in The Washington Post today. I wonder why.
There are three written comments on the Russia/Georgia conflict.
The authors are
1. Strobe Talbot – member of The Council of Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, Rhodes Scholar and President of The Brookings Institution. His comment focuses on the statement made by the cool, calm and collected Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the West can forget about Georgia’s territorial integrity and Lavrov’s ridicule of the suggestion that South Ossetia and Abkhazia can return to being part of Georgia after this war. Talbot’s comment is cooler towards Russia than the previous comments by Bilderbergers in The WP I have referred to, but it still fails to address who started the conflict, how many were killed by the initial aggressor, and suggests that Russia should still be isolated by the international community. All in all, a biased but softer anti-Russia article, which is not surprising for Talbot’s credentials.
2. Paul J Saunders – member of The Council of Foreign Relations. Saunders’ comment is even softer than Talbot’s. Saunders expresses his doubts about Saakashvili, giving evidence of how after coming to power through Soros and Lord Malloch-Brown, Saakashvili began to empower the executive at the expense of parliament (sound familiar?) and put down demonstrations with brutality, all signs of a little dictator and not of a freedom-and-democracy-lover (which is not surprising considering Saakashvili’s financiers). But Saunders still sort of blames Russia, by suggesting that Russia may well have provoked Georgia in order to justify an invasion of Georgia.
3. Olga Ivanova – a Russian postgraduate journalism student who is also an intern for The WP. She lays into the bias in the reporting of the Russia/Georgia conflict, expressing her disillusion with American journalism due to that bias.
But at least no Builderburgerz, or desperate pleas from disgraced Presidents from the Caucasus today. Not bad, I suppose.
But how long will it last?