Monday, August 11, 2008

War in Eastern Europe

While you're settling down each evening to watch swimming and track & field, don't forget that Putin & co. in Russia have just started a war with their neighbour, Georgia.

The timing of the invasion with the start of the Beijing Olympics is more than a little suspect. Here's an interesting story on what's going on.

9 comments:

Floating Abstraction said...

Sir, the Georgians started the war on the 7th, not Putin & co...but the Russians did invade to protect their interests because they can and nobody can do anything about it.

PelaLusa said...

Sir, if you really believe that Putin is as innocent in this as you imply then you really should consult a psychiatrist to find out if your ignorance is genetic or learned.

Floating Abstraction said...

I would like to believe I am well-read and informed rather than ignorant...though I am trying to be more learned as an on-going personal development goal.

http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/russo_georgian_war_and_balance_power

Anonymous said...

/russo_georgian_war_and_balance_power

Anonymous said...

New news report about "wonderful" Russia: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/14/georgia.russia4?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

Anonymous said...

Another opinion piece in support of the idea of Georgian aggression provoking a Russian response:

http://www.ericmargolis.com/archives/2008/08/crisis_in_the_c.php

PelaLusa said...

Nobody is saying that Georgia has clean hands wrt its internal issues but anyone who thinks that Russia has done this for benevolent reasons would be the same ones supporting Stalin as he brutally took over country after country after country in Eastern Europe.

floating abstraction said...

Major powers don't have benevolent reasons behind doing what they do, they have strategic interests and/or spheres of influence to exert and defend.

Unless you still believe that the US has spilled their blood and spent borrowed Chinese capital solely and only to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein's hands.

And to find those Weapons of Mass Destruction.

PelaLusa said...

I actually do believe that the longterm effects of the removal of Saddam Hussein will be good for the people of Iraq and for the Middle East in general.

Are you trying to draw a moral equivalency of the actions of the United States and those of Russia?!