Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Georgia

One of the things that neither candidate in the debates acknowledged was that Russia didn't invade Georgia. It invaded South Ossetia, which had broken away from Georgia and declared itself an independent country. Russia sent troops there to support its independence bid. This is what we did in Kosovo.

1 comment:

Carter said...

Actually, the Russian forces were already in South Ossetia, as "peace keepers," and then invaded mainland Georgia as a response to Georgian forces crossing the line to "re-integrate" SO into mainland Georgia.

But it is true that Russian troops are there to support the bid by SO to become independent, or more likely, be annexed by Russia, joining their brothers and sisters in North Ossetia.