Andy Martin on the Russian invasion of Georgia
Vladimir Putin has renewed the cold war by starting a hot war: is President Bush asleep? Or what?
ANDY MARTIN DEMANDS THAT PRESIDENT BUSH ‘SEND EVERYTHING THAT CAN FLY” TO GEORGIA TO FIGHT RUSSIAN INVASION
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WASHINGTON, DC CONFERENCE August 12th
OBAMA AUTHOR ANDY MARTIN HOLDS A WASHINGTON, DC NEWS CONFERENCE
TO DEMAND THAT PRESIDENT BUSH “SEND EVERYTHING THAT CAN FLY” TO GEORGIA TO HELP GEORGIA DEFEND AGAINST THE RUSSIAN INVASION
MARTIN SAYS THAT PRESIDENT BUSH RISKS DESTROYING HIS FATHER’S LEGACY, AND MAY EFFECTIVELY DESTROY NATO IF HE USES WORDS, AND NOT WEAPONS, TO REPEL THE RUSSIAN INVASION OF GEORGIA
ANDY REPRISES PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER’S REMARKS TO THE FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH, “DON’T GO WOBBLY.”
(WASHINGTON, DC)[August 12, 2008] Foreign policy expert Andy Martin will hold a 3:00 P.M. Washington, DC news conference Tuesday, August 12th to demand that President Bush begin an immediate emergency airlift of military supplies to the embattled nation of Georgia.
“If President Bush fails to act to help defend Georgia against Vladimir Putin’s invasion, NATO is effectively dead. The legacy of Ronald Reagan and President George H. W. Bush is destroyed,” Martin will state. “The United States must begin an emergency airlift to supply Georgia with weapons. Words won’t win this one.
“Thirty-five years ago, Israel was under siege. President Nixon gave one of the most expansive orders in history (for which he has never been properly appreciated, either by Israelis or Americans). Nixon said ‘Send everything that can fly’ to Israel. Nixon saved Israel by his prompt and decisive action.
“President Bush has responded to the current Russian invasion of Georgia with words, not weapons. If Russia can invade neighbors with impunity, the Western Alliance is dead. Putin is seeking to install a client regime in Georgia. We are reliving 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia.
“If Bush stands by passively, NATO will die. The war in Afghanistan will be lost. And there will be a future, more bloody, confrontation between an expansionist Russia and a defensive United States.
“Prime Minister Thatcher told the first President Bush on the cusp of the First Gulf war, ‘Don’t go wobbly.’ During the past couple of years, Russia has become a terrorist state, terrorizing neighbors with economic threats and military activity. Bush III has been wobbly since his inane remark that he had ‘looked into Putin’s eyes.’
“If Georgia falls, Ukraine will be next. Putin murders journalists in Moscow, imprisons opponents on trumped-up charges and is creating the nucleus of a war machine. He has repudiated contracts and sought to create a new communist state. He is exporting weaponry to Chavez in Venezuela. Putin is a much greater threat to world peace than the ayatollahs in Tehran.
“When will they ever learn? The incompetent ‘Condo’ Rice has been worthless and useless in the Georgia crisis. This is no time to ‘view with concern’ and ‘express alarm.’ This is a time for action to protect a nation that has supported the United States, been a loyal ally, and applied for membership in NATO.
“Today I speak neither as a Republican nor as a Democrat. I speak as an American. President Bush will leave a dangerously unstable world for his successor, whether it is Senator McCain, Senator Obama, or Senator Clinton, if he fumbles his response to the Georgia invasion. Every American is endangered by Russian bellicosity. This is no time for partisanship. This is no time for dreamy ‘I looked in his eyes’ idiocy by President Bush. Putting seeks to reconquer and enslave the Caucasus. Putin wants to restore Russia’s captive nations, satellite states and puppet regimes.
“The world failed to act in the 1930’s and got World War II. The world did act to repel postwar communism, and succeeded in holding the line and winning the peace,” Martin says.
Martin is the author of the current bestseller “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask,” covering Senator Barack Obama’s murky history. Book orders: http://www.OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from the publisher now available.
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHO: Chicago Internet Columnist-foreign policy expert
WHERE: Public sidewalk
4400 Jenifer St., NW
(sidewalk in front of WMAL-AM)
WHEN: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:00 P. M.
CONTACT: Andy Martin cell (917) 664-9329
(Martin will be on a train to Washington, and Metro, before his news conference. Cell phone is the only access.)
General media contact: (866) 706-2639
Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin comments on regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. He has almost forty years of experience in the Middle East and South Asia, and is regarded overseas as America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analyst.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. His columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. Andy is the author of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, published in July 2008, see http://www.OrangeStatePress.com. MEDIA CONTACTS: (cell) 917-664-9329; (866) 706-2639 E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com [NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]