Unless you have been living under a rock. Or are just oblivious to world events. You have heard that Russia has invaded Georgia. What is the reason you ask. Oil, pure and simple. Russia wants to control all oil leaving the area.
Georgia in association with other countries in the area went against the will of the Russians and built the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (which the Russians might have tried to bomb last week but missed). It connects Baku, Tbilisi and Cehan. Notice on the map the old pipe line (blue) that runs through Russia and the BTC (green) pipline that now does not. Ya think that pissed the Russians Off?
Now the reason that is important is that before this pipeline was built all oil and natural gas had to go through Russia. The Caspian Sea lies above one of the world's largest groups of oil and gas fields. Since the Caspian Sea is landlocked, the transportation of oil to Western markets is complicated. During Soviet times, all transportation routes from the Caspian region went through Russia. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the newly freed nations wanted to capitalize on the oil rich region. So they started looking at a route for the pipleine.
Turkey called for any energy transportation from Azerbaijan to go through Turkey, saying that was the safest route. But the choice of a route through Turkey meant that the pipline had to run through either Armenia or Georgia. Armenia however was politically inconvenient. So the route through Georgia was chosen. This really pissed the Russians off.
The BTC pipeline project gained momentum following the Ankara Declaration, adopted by President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev, President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Turkey Süleyman Demirel, and President of Uzbekistan Islom Karimov. The declaration was witnessed by the United States Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson, who expressed strong support for the BTC pipeline.
WTF a lib supported an oil pipeline?
The Georgians are now calling on the west for help, and we should, after all they helped us in Iraq. Unfourtunatly the Russians know that Georgia cannot do diddly-shit if they invade them. They also know that if the G7 try to sanction them all they have to do is turn a valve and Europe will start to run dry and that the US has no military options against them. Why use nuclear weapons when you can control the one thing that the west needs…oil?
So where are all the bleeding heart libs with their cries NO WAR FOR OIL!! I guess it is ok for Russia to invade a sovereign nation and try to take it's oil. But if the United States over throws a dictator to free a nation it is EVIL. But I am not surprised. Nor should any of you be.
Fuck it let's just start throwing some nukes around.