US gives $1bn to rebuild Georgia

By | September 4, 2008

The US has announced $1bn (£564m) of aid to Georgia for reconstruction after the conflict with Russia.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the aid would be used to rebuild houses and infrastructure – but not for military purposes. …

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has also accused the US of helping Tbilisi build its war machine and called on America to review its relations with the Georgian authorities.

Faced with a chorus of international calls for Russia’s isolation, Mr Medvedev has said Moscow does not fear being expelled from the G8 group of rich nations nor does it fear Nato cutting ties with his country. … he warned that Moscow would respond to the growing presence of Nato warships in the Black Sea, where Russia’s navy has a huge presence.bbc

If we don’t switch to alternative energy sources there will have to  be a showdown between the world powers eventually for the remaining oil. All sides have known this for years and we can expect all kinds of dirty plays and propaganda from Russia, the US, China and the EU as they jockey for position over the remaining oil reserves.

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