I’m deeply troubled by the news out of Georgia, I’m not a expert on the region and I’m not going to try and play one on the internet. What I am doing to do to point you to two excellent posts by C. Blake Powers at Blackfive.net.
The first is titled “No, It’s Not Good At All“, the second is “The Devil Went To Georgia“. There’s also an excellent OpEd by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in today’s Wall Street Journal.
The War in Georgia
Is a War for the West
By Mikheil Saakashvili, August 11, 2008; Page A15
As I write, Russia is waging war on my country.
On Friday, hundreds of Russian tanks crossed into Georgian territory, and Russian air force jets bombed Georgian airports, bases, ports and public markets. Many are dead, many more wounded. This invasion, which echoes Afghanistan in 1979 and the Prague Spring of 1968, threatens to undermine the stability of the international security system. Read the rest…