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“Russia, I suppose, had to respond to that [Georgian assault], but the way it responded… was devastating to its image,” says Donald Rayfield, professor of Georgian and Russian Studies at the University of London.
why dont they kick saakhasvilli out.he is totally dangerous to georgia and other countries too.a mate of yulia timeskenko i believe
The professor's analysis was intelligent, and I agree with his assessment that Russia's intervention was justified but that Russia did a horrible job of selling it to the international community. The West seems have an arbitrary belief in the sanctity of Georgia's territorial integrity which I, although an American, do not understand. In my view, popular calls for self-sovereignty shouldn't be opposed if they lead to greater regional stability. Georgia's insistence on maintaining territory that it had long lost led to a pointless war and humanitarian disaster. The de facto separatist states already had their own democratic governments. Georgia should have simply let them be. And the international community should recognize them. Georgia should mind its own development rather than pursue pointless and immoral battles. US support for the Georgian military and cause seems largely fueled by Russophobia. The USSR would've taken the opportunity to conquer Georgia. Russia didn't.
In general the the US public do not understand anything goingon beyond their own street. There is an agenda to do the same to all the young populations in their allied countries.That way nobody understands or cares about anything beyond their front door. Western civilisation has become an invitation to become stupid and totally uninformed, and thereby blind to what is done in our names. When a country signs up to NATO it allows that body to intervene in the country's education system!!! Even Ireland, nominally neutral, was asked repeatedly to join NATO and supply troops for the war in Iraq! Aherne did not allow it, but amazingly the flags fluttering outside Nato HQ in Kabul include the Irish flag. A mistake??? Whilst the economic boom is over in Ireland, a new govt attack against financial support for cultural issues has been launched. Even in the boomtime, the Aherne govt attempted to close down 7 Irish language schools, despite 70 percent of parents preferring Irish medium education. The Irish govt was being pressured to lose any symbol of its independence, and become a piece of America on the wrong side of the Atlantic. We must know the reality of who are our friends.
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