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?


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

Aug 11 2008

Magneto for V.P.

Category: election 2008,humor,McCain,Obama,politicsharmonicminer @ 9:23 am

The suspense is simply killing me. Who are the vice-presidential candidates going to be? I can’t stand it. Why won’t they tell us? What are they hiding? Well… I think the nice people at io9 may have figured it out.

With the Democratic and Republican Party conventions just a few weeks away, speculation is running wild about who each candidate is likely to pick as his running mate. But who could measure up to the impossible standards that both Obama and McCain will be looking for in their potential Vice Presidents? No real person could have the faultless moral character, good looks and ineffable belief in truth, justice and the American way necessary to win over the voters – which is why we’re choosing from some of our favorite comic book politicians ……..

Read the speculations, and then make some of your own. Personally, I think McCain is going to choose Archie, and Obama is going to choose Veronica (wasn’t she one of the Obama girls?)…. but I could be wrong.

Then there is always the possibility that Obama will simply choose himself as vice-president. That way, if he has to leave office prematurely, he can still be president.  Of course, we’d have to have an origin story about how he became THE ONE by falling into a bucket of radioactive graveyard votes (that’s why he’s so concerned about radioactive waste).

I’m sure Stan Lee can make it all work out.

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