A little perspectiveposted by The Vidiot @ 11:33 AM Permalink Do you realize there's a war going on between Russia and Georgia?
Georgia's parliament Saturday approved a request by President Mikhail
Saakashvili's to impose a "state of war," as the conflict between Georgia and
Russia escalated, Georgian officials said.
And what prompted this declaration? Seems that some Russian peacekeepers were killed in the separatist republic of South Ossetia, so Russia has retaliated. But why would Georgia do that? I mean, that's a highly provocative thing to do. Would you poke a big, giant man-eating bear like Russia? No, you wouldn't. That would be dumb. But, that's what happened. So now, at least 1,500 are dead in Ossetia and Russia is knee deep in a conflagration.
So who benefits from this turn of events? Well, if the US wanted to start a war with Iran, everybody knows that Russia now has a stake in that country due to it's recent contracts and that attacking Iran would be like attacking Russia, for all intents and purposes.
However, now that Russia is tied up in a war with Georgia, it makes it more difficult for them to intercede. The route that they would've used to help Iran is not available to them at the moment. Now, if you combine THAT with the ships that are heading to the Gulf, and Condi's recent wink and nod to Israel, well, I'm not resting comfortably. How about you?
Then again, you probably have no idea what's going on or at least the context of it. Why? Because it's been all about Edwards' trysts and the Beijing Olympics for that last 48 hours.
I need a hurricane and I'm not talking weather.
Update: More perspective. A blog from Ossetia.
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