posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 06:02 PM
Ok we get it - U.S. is enamoured with Georgia, and wants to treat Georgia and its psychotic leader as an adopted puppy. Why the hell should the rest
of the world give a crap about this love-relationship? If U.S. so chooses - it can break-off all ties with Russia so they can watch Saakashvili grow
into a full-pledged 51st state dictator. But there is absolutely no reason to think that anyone else wants to get involved in the mess.
U.S. has vested interest in Georgia, seeing how it funded the current regime from the start. U.S. had vested interests in the recent war that Georgia
stated. Europe does not have vested interests in Georgia, nor does Asia or any other countries in the world. So why the hell should anyone, even
U.S. allies, support the aggressive Georgian dictatorship? Georgia started the war knowing the risks well enough, and failed miserably. The fact
that it failed does not make Georgia a victim, nor does the fact that its actions innitiated a war with a much stronger enemy.
The world leaders will not share the U.S. support for Georgia. Sure they criticize Russia for exagerrated military response, but no one except for
the U.S. is laying the blame for the conflict on Russia anymore. Plus Europe (whose opinion likely matters to U.S. the most on this issue), has
already stated that it will not risk jeopardizing its relations with Russia. Europe depends on Russian energy far too much, to sever relations with
it over some psychotic regime in a tiny third-world country.
As for the cited "UN charter" that sets forth the rights of sovereign nations - what is the stance of that charter regarding U.S.'s invasion of
Iraq? Or is that charter utilized selectively - only when countries opposed to U.S. are in violation of it, but not the U.S. itself?
And how ironic that Bush asked the world leaders to support the fight against terrorism. So he is basically saying - "I want you to oppose Russia's
wars and incursions on foreign territory, but I call on you to support our wars and incursions on foreign territory". The cloud of hypocrisy
overshadows anything the Bush administration says anymore, and for the lack of embarassment he should just shut up and wait out the rest of his term.
No one is buying his rhetoric.
[edit on 23-9-2008 by maloy]