I think [the war against Georgia] was unquestionably worth doing, Aleksei.---
The neoconservative bubble that basically built up over the nineties said, incorporating former Soviet states into its former opposed alliance, turning them against Russia, that's okay. Humiliating and castrating Russian allies like Serbia, that's okay. Treating Russia like an irrelevant nuisance at best, that's okay. Concocting grand moral ideas that say these acts are noble, that's okay.
And that built up as a bubble, Aleksei.
We needed to go over there, basically, um, and um, uh, take out a very big stick, right in the heart of that world and burst that bubble, and there was only one way to do it. Because part of that bubble said, "we've got you".
What they needed to see was Russian boys and girls going house to house, from Gori to Tblisi, um and basically saying, "Which part of this sentence don't you understand?"
You don't think, you know, we care about our national pride, you think this bubble fantasy, we're just gonna to let it grow?
Well, Suck. On. This.
That, Aleksei, was what this war was about. We could've hit Estonia, it was part of that bubble. We coulda hit Ukraine. We hit Georgia because we could.
tirsdag den 12. august 2008
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