August 12, 2008
Russia invades Georgia
Russia's Vladimir Putin continues to show he misses the days when Russia (well, the Soviet Union) was a real superpower -- feared and respected and unafraid to be brutally forceful -- as he sends overwhelming force into Georgia to crush its resistance to a separatist province that aligns with Russia. No telling yet if he'll stop there, grab another Russian-leaning province, or just crush and conquer the whole country like in the "good old days."
Even scarier than this situation is the Poland issue. Russia recently announced that if Poland received missle defense systems from the US, they would be at risk of nuclear attack. This is a terrible scenario. I have been amazed at how little media attention it has grabbed.
What amazes me is the Bush speech about how, in the 21st century, nations should not invade non-threatening sovereign nations, topple their government, and occupy their lands, just because that nation may disagree with the other's politics.
Does anyone remember March 19, 2003?
Why hasn't THAT received more 'air-time'?