Rumors of war are flying around, as folks say the Georgian government is preparing an assault on Abkhazia on the assumption that "the Georgians expect the Russian troops currently in Abkhazia to stand down when the invasion begins." This is a reminder that, at a minimum, any thought of bringing Georgia into NATO should be made contingent on some kind of stable resolution of the issues in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.Nu venter jeg bare på indlægget fra Uffemanden, hvor han sammenligner Rusland med Nazityskland, og begræder at Georgien ikke er del af NATO.
You don't make absolute security guarantees to a country in Georgia's position unless there's some overwhelming strategic rationale for doing so -- just to be nice or make the point that we don't approve of Vladimir Putin isn't a good enough reason to get mixed up in these particular separatist conflicts.
fredag den 2. maj 2008
Matthew Yglesias om Georgien, Rusland og NATO: