Monday, August 11, 2008

Russia, China and the Olympics

Everything is a game and look beyond what you see to understand what is really going on. It may sound like I’m a conspiracy theorist and in truth in some ways I am, but that is beside the point. The saying “just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you” is true. The war between Russia and Georgia is no coincidence or mistake or miscalculation. Russia has been working to bring about this war for years and they have been prepared for it. If you look at the facts you will see how Russia continually pushed Georgia into a corner. You have to ask why? Is it because the only major oil pipeline that does not go through Russia or Iran goes through Georgia? Is it because it is meant to be a distraction to the world so they forget about Iran? Is it part of Vladamir Putin’s plan to revive the Soviet empire? I think the answer to all these questions is yes.

I don’t think this conflict will totally end anytime soon but regardless of how it plays out I think Russia has moved a key piece on the chess board and if the rest of the world is not paying attention it will be blindsided and put in check very soon.

I don’t know the answer to this next question, but the Olympics are taking place in China, and China is putting a lot of resources into the games. I have to wonder what the ulterior motive is for China. What I mean is, China has been putting a lot of money and effort into the Olympics. They aren’t doing it to make money because it seems they will not really get out of the Olympics what they put into them, at least not financially. I think a lot of it has to do with presenting an image to the world. China wants the west to believe that China is a nice modern country and that we should not be worried about them. But I have to wonder why? Are they planning something they don’t want us to pay attention to? Probably. But I wonder if there is more to why they are putting so much into the Olympics. Yes there is national pride but I don’t think that is the whole story. No matter what the truth is, we should be paying very close attention to China, Russia and Iran.