Back to Russia/Gerogia, or, Michael Totten is THE MAN!
According to Michael Totten, Georgia’s move into Ossetia was actually a counter to Russian collumns ALREADY pouring through the Roki Tunnel (i.e. The Gateway of Georgia). They just had to fight their way through Ossetia first…. If this is true, we have more to worry about with Russia than I thought; that they would go through relatively unprovoked. I can’t wait to see if they | Read More »
Thoughts on South Ossetia, Russia and Nation States
Using a perceived Volksgeist as basis for creating nation states is potentially the root of many bad situations. In a post Ottoman world very few of their formers charges have been successful in creating functional and effective governments or nation states for that matter. The imposition of Soviet rule just further complicated Eastern European/Middle Eastern countries evolutionary process and in many cases propagated ill founded | Read More »
Bill Richardson Says Russia Should Condemn Itself
Governor Bill Richardson on the Conflict Between Russia and Georgia @ Yahoo! Video Transcript via The Hotline Richardson: “My view is that the United States — if we had a stronger relationship with Russia, we could exercise strong diplomacy to stop this effort against Georgia. We should immediately go to the United Nations Security Council, condemn Russia’s action, and then get the Security Council to | Read More »
No heroes or clean hands in S. Ossetia
(I would have edited the wording of some sentences that were more pertinent to Lesterblog but every such sentence included an important link, so I decided RS readers don’t need a further explanation of a cross-post, anyway. BTW, I forgot that RS 3.0 was imminent when I disappeared a couple weeks back. I like it.) This weekend’s rapidly escalating fighting in the former Soviet republic | Read More »