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Russia Invades Georgia

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So just as they chose to invade Afghanistan on Christmas Day, the Russians have chosen to invade Georgia on the day the China Olympics open.

It is by no means certain why they choose such an occasion.  Perhaps it is to draw attention to the event while the world has an international focus.  It may actually serve to emphasise the message they are sending by this action.   On the other hand, it may be that Moscow hopes our attentions are distracted by the Olympics and it will be better able to get away with this sort of conduct now than at any other time.

Russia is asserting its might for its strategic interests in the same way as the USA does.  There will be many innocent lives lost.  There will be massively increased profits for Russian and Western arms manufacturers.

Ultimately Georgia’s destiny must be to be truly independent so Russia’s action can only fail and should be abandoned immediately.  On the other hand there is much talk of agitation in the area by the USA, possibly CIA warmongering.

I fear the die is cast – thousands are going to die. Perhaps it will continue until November when Barrack Obama becomes President-elect and insists on peace.

The worry is that we are all playing with high stakes.  Last year Georgia openly cooperated with the CIA to arrest a Russian trying to sell bomb-grade uranium…

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Written by Peter Reynolds

August 8, 2008 at 1:32 pm

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  1. Not all countries are the same. Both Russia and the US occupied Germany but those were quite different occupations. Hope Your sense of the good and the evill will help to recognise a difference between toppling rogue regimes and ruthless Imperialism in contemporary international politics.

    ritvars

    August 8, 2008 at 2:46 pm

  2. Well this is ruthless imperialism isn’t it?

    peterreynolds

    August 8, 2008 at 3:20 pm


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