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Comment Dated Aug 22, 2008


GEORGIA FROM THE OTHER SIDE

The London Financial Times of August 12, 2008 published a statement by the Russian minister of foreign affairs, Sergei Lavrov, entitled Why Russia’s response to Georgia was right, which I'm passing on for consideration by those who uncritically buy the line of a land-grabbing aggressor invading a peaceful democratic state, to let them be their own judge. As far as I'm concerned, the credibility of western political leaders and professional invertebrates of the mass media who distribute handouts for them bottomed out at as close to zero as makes no difference a long time ago.

It seems to me that Russia has more reason to be concerned at menacing moves and progressive encirclement by the West than the other way around. A good summary of why can be found at http://www.stratfor.com:80/weekly/russo_georgian_war_and_balance_power