On Sunday Michel Chossudovsky reasoned that the US-backed attack on the capital of South Ossetia was designed to produce a humanitarian crisis. On Wednesday, President Bush declared that the US military would spearhead a humanitarian mission to Georgia, which the Russians had better not bother.
Now Chossudovsky is concluding that the South Ossetia operation, by putting Russian troops in check, is one last step in the encirclement of Iran. All pieces are practically in place for a blockade, including plans to use a warship from Brazil. The anti-Iran coalition, which is global and bi-partisan, will be considering the use of pre-emptive nuclear strike.
And because of Iran's strained relations with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which continues to express worry about Iran's "transparency and full disclosure," Iran now finds itself not only encircled but virtually friendless.
Markets, they say, hate uncertainty. Since this is what WWIII looks like, the Dow has been up today.
But speaking of "transparency and full disclosure" where is the international agency that will demand an answer to this question: were the civilian populations of South Ossetia and Georgia deliberately sacrificed to achieve these military ends?