Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I wanted to get your opinion on the Russo-Georgian war. Western
opinion seems to generally absolve Georgia of all but the most minimal
responsibility, and levels against Russia the old expanionist
aggressor charge. However, it seems to me that Georgia is paying the
price for an outrageously foolish military adventure against the
former super-power. New powers, or in this case resurgent ones, tend
to be more than a little self-conscious of that power. The first
American historical parallel that springs to mind is Santa Anna firing
on the Alamo. As we recall the response was a bit more than uneven. I
suppose I'm wondering, is it not within a nation's rights to utilize
its full powers when handed a caus belli against a declared foe on a
silver platter? Or, to put it another way, was Russia's response
really that surprising?
DJ Yummy Mummy
Monday, August 18, 2008
a platter. Imagine if the Cuban missile crisis had happened during the Russo-Afghan war. A bellicose right-winger in power and the enemies ally bogged down in a destabilizing middle east war? Sound familiar?
What do you think Reagan would have done? Especially if the Russian response would have been minimized. While I don't condone military aggression in any form, I also don't think the Georgian government should be so easily forgiven for giving the Russians such a convenient excuse to destroy their country.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
strategic failures. Even though the Iraqi leaders have come out with
what amounts to an endorsement of Barack's demand of a defined time
table for withdrawl, Bush still tries to spin it. "A timeline?
Wouldn't dream of it. Now, a horizon? That's a horse of a different