Aug 11 2008

Russia invades US ally, Georgia: what will we do?

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 9:31 am

Let’s not mince words. Russia has invaded the nation of Georgia. I’m glad we have a President Bush and not a President Kerry right now.

Despite the idiotic New York Times headline at the link above (when Hitler invaded Poland, would the NYTimes have reported “Polish fight continues”?… Hmm… maybe they DID), Russia is a completely untrustworthy actor in this, and completely unbelievable when it says that the action is only to “defend civilians from Georgian aggression”. Particularly since it continues to move deeper into Georgian territory, and has just taken a city, Gori, in the middle of Georgia. This is not a “border clash”.

Russia’s claims of distorted Western press coverage are risible…. this from the nation that murders troublesome journalists as state policy.

By the truckload.

Russia is the third most deadly country for journalists, after Iraq and Algeria, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, which says Politkovskaya was at least the 43rd journalist killed for her work in Russia since 1993.

If the West does not act fast, it will be too late, and there will no longer BE a nation of Georgia. And Russia’s appetite will not be sated.

Think Obama is up to handling this kind of thing?

Shudder

UPDATE: Dick Morris on the parallels to Hitler’s 1938 invasion of Sudetenland, a part of Czechoslovakia.

UPDATE: Powerline on the oil pipeline angle. The unbelievable part is that apparently the Russians missed when attempting to bomb the pipeline. But they’ll try again.

UPDATE: The question, will we do anything about it? h/t: Instapundit

UPDATE:  Anti-war groups all over the USA organize to protest the Russian invasion of Georgia.  NOT

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