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"The Bush Administration  apparently thought that their "new reality creation" techniques were so good that they didn't need to have any available force in order to engage in Realpolitik in Georgia."

Not only will the U.S. military establishment now re-reverse their thinking back to conventional wars (recently they have tried to move to a capability based on Iraq-style occupation forces), but the entire NATO project will have to be re-thought. For example, will the U.S. really start WW3 if Russia invades Estonia? I suspect not...

by asdf on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 10:59:15 PM EST
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... NATO would be in the part where it spills over into Peninsular West Asia.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 11:59:34 AM EST
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Horrors!  The return of "Finlandization."  Perhaps Sven can tell us how terribly that turned out.

That will apply to all who share borders with "The Evil Empire."  Neo-con withdrawal from their addiction to cheap posturing in East Europe will be excruciating to watch.  Let us pray that they have to go through most of it in exile from "the corridors of power."  Much safer that way.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 04:03:02 PM EST
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