Friday, August 15, 2008


So all of a sudden, there is a war. My feeling is that President Mikheil Saakashvili was feeling gungo-ho and decided to take back South Ossetia from Russia control by force, hoping that the fact that the U$A was his mate would mean that Russia would back-off. But he got it wrong - very wrong - the US is bogged down in Iraq and Russia knows it and is happy to take a chunk out of Georgia. Here are a couple of interesting articles on the whole thing;

Russian Cooperation seen Key to Dissuading Tehran's Nuclear does this fit the actions in Georgia?

Russian assault on Georgia - It's the oil, stupid!

PS. The article below, also posted on Bristol Indymedia got some great responses and IMHO just went to prove the point. It has now been taken forwards (nice one people!).

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