Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Georgian Update

From an article today:

A draft ceasefire (UN) Security Council resolution circulated by France on Tuesday was almost immediately dismissed by Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin. Churkin's dismissal and veto threat sent Council diplomats back to the drawing board while Moscow continued to solidify its hold on the occupied regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

The latest Russian troop movements also come as an emergency meeting of NATO in Brussels on Tuesday produced no substantive course of action. Russian television reported from Brussels that the Atlantic alliance had become deeply divided on how to handle the Georgian standoff.

What has to be decided is whether the world is willing to cede all of the former Soviet states back to Russia or not. This situation will not be solved with talk. While everyone is talking Russian tanks keep wreaking havoc throughout Georgia.

Mark my words: if no military action (or serious threat of action) is taken against Russia's invasion of Georgia this will happen again. The window of opportunity to stop Russia is growing smaller by the day.

In a perfect world there would be no war. In case you haven't noticed though - this isn't a perfect world.

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