Russia Invades Georgia – Thanks to Democrats!
As the Democratic Party continues to fight against America gaining Oil independence, Vladimir Putin’s Russia grows stronger, and now flexes its Strategic Muscle in front of the World. With the Russian invasion of Georgia, Russia has simply pointed out the obvious, i.e. that the Balance of Power has shifted.
With the high gas prices, America has struggled economically, and Russia has grown in power – both economically and militarily. Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she is open to a House vote on “Offshore Drilling”; however, she adds stipulations that the “bill addressed other energy issues, such as extending tax credits for solar and wind energy and releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.” Knowing that Russia has just invaded Georgia, and even knowing that this invasion is also a threat being made towards America, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still stipulates that oil be released from our Strategic Petroleum Reserves!!!
- The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the largest stockpile of government-owned emergency crude oil in the world. Established in the aftermath of the 1973-74 oil embargo, the SPR provides the President with a powerful response option should a disruption in commercial oil supplies threaten the U.S. economy. It also allows the United States to meet part of its International Energy Agency obligation to maintain emergency oil stocks, and it provides a national defense fuel reserve.
Such moronic thinking by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is exactly why a majority of Americans don’t trust the Democratic Party with America’s National Security!
- The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is an emergency petroleum store maintained by the United States Department of Energy.
- The United States started the petroleum reserve in 1975 after oil supplies were cut off during the 1973-74 oil embargo, to mitigate future temporary supply disruptions.
- The reserve is stored at four sites on the Gulf of Mexico, each located near a major center of petrochemical refining and processing. Each site contains a number of artificial caverns created in salt domes below the surface.
- Access to the reserve is determined by the conditions written into the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), primarily to counter a severe supply interruption.
- On November 13, 2001, President George W. Bush announced that the SPR would be filled, saying, “The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is an important element of our Nation’s energy security. To maximize long-term protection against oil supply disruptions, I am directing the Secretary of Energy to fill the SPR up to its 700 million barrel capacity.” The highest prior level was reached in 1994 with 592 million barrels.
This brings us to another moronic Democrat – former President Bill Clinton. As we can see by the above quote – “The highest prior level was reached in 1994” – Bill Clinton didn’t care much about having a Strategic Petroleum Reserve. He also didn’t care much about the 1993 WTC attack either, even though that attack occurred on the American Homeland! He obviously didn’t care much that former President Bush “41” had just ended a war against Saddam’s Iraq, and that Saddam still posed a threat in the Gulf Region.
- The term Kosovo War or Kosovo Conflict is often used to describe two sequential and at times parallel armed conflicts in Kosovo: 1) 1996–1999: War between Serbian and Yugoslav security forces and the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA – a Muslim Terrorist group), an ethnic Albanian guerilla group seeking secession from the former Yugoslavia. 2) 1999: 1999 NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia between March 24 and June 10, 1999, during which NATO attacked Yugoslav targets, Albanian guerrillas continued battles with Yugoslav forces, amidst a massive displacement of population in Kosovo.
- Many on the left of Western politics saw the NATO campaign as U.S. aggression and imperialism, while critics on the right considered it irrelevant to their countries’ national security interests.
- Some critics have accused the coalition of leading a war in Kosovo under the false pretense of genocide. President Clinton of the United States, and his administration, were accused of inflating the number of Kosovar Albanians killed by Serbians.
Bill Clinton “spearheaded a NATO air war and subsequent invasion of Kosovo.” Bill Clinton had ignored the Muslim Terrorists’ attacks against America that had been going on since he entered Office in 1993, and joined with the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA – a Muslim Terrorist group) against the Yugoslav and Russian interests. This ethnic Albanian guerilla group (“70% of ethnic Albanians in the Republic of Kosovo are Muslim, and 90% in the Republic of Macedonia”) was “seeking secession from the former Yugoslavia.”
In other words, the Clinton Administration had not only supported the Kosovo Liberation Army terrorist group’s desire for secession, but he also established a precedent for supporting future groups who are seeking secession, e.g. South Ossetia is a secessionist region of Georgia.
Vladimir Putin’s Russia is now following Bill Clinton’s precedent of supporting secessionists, and has invaded Georgia in support of the South Ossetia secessionists. He also has the OIL Money to backup his Russia financially. Call it ‘Pay Back’, Vladimir Putin style.
How did Obama react in this crisis?
When the North Caucasus slid into war Thursday night, it presented John McCain and Barack Obama with a true “3 a.m. moment,” and their responses to the crisis suggested dramatic differences in how each candidate, as president, would lead America in moments of international crisis.
Hot Air puts it like this – Obama’s 3 AM Breakfast: Waffles
Barack Obama has apparently reversed himself on what John McCain called a 3 AM moment, in reference to Hillary Clinton’s primary campaign ad. Originally, Obama had decided to castigate both Georgia and Russia over the outbreak of hostilities in South Ossetia, even while Russian bombs fell on Georgia itself. Today, Obama has changed his tune, following McCain’s lead in demanding that Russia cease its aggression… Here’s his original statement:
“I strongly condemn the outbreak of violence in Georgia, and urge an immediate end to armed conflict,” Obama said in a written statement. “Now is the time for Georgia and Russia to show restraint and to avoid an escalation to full-scale war. Georgia’s territorial integrity must be respected.”
Obama issued a boilerplate statement that generically demanded that everyone start getting along, and had to modify his stance as his 300 foreign-policy advisers had a chance to tutor him on the conflict.
One who was up to speed on Georgia and the menace it faced from Russia was veteran Sen. John McCain. He had visited the Caucasian nation three times in a dozen years. When fighting erupted, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate got on the phone to gather details and issued a statement Friday summarizing the situation, tagging Russia as the aggressor and demanding it withdraw its forces from the sovereign territory of Georgia.
It took first-term Sen. Barack Obama three tries to get it right. Headed for a vacation in Hawaii, the presumed Democratic candidate for commander in chief issued an even-handed statement, urging restraint by both sides. Later Friday, he again called for mutual restraint but blamed Russia for the fighting. The next day his language finally caught up with toughness of McCain’s.
Making matters worse, Obama’s staff focused on a McCain aide who had served as a lobbyist for Georgia, charging it showed McCain was “ensconced in a lobbyist culture.” Obama’s campaign came off as injecting petty partisan politics into an international crisis.