Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Cross posting from today's Salon:

Peter Lavelle Blog @ Russia Today Why South Ossetia, why now?

There are more than rumours of war in Georgia's breakaway republic of South Ossetia. People are being killed. And the way things are going, it is very likely some kind of war is on the horizon. However, South Ossetia does not want war, nor does Russia. That cannot be said of Georgia. If this is the case, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili will sorely regret it.

A parting thought: Saakashvili has it all wrong. The use of force or the threat of force demonstrates just how bankrupt his vision for a united Georgia is. He wants reconciliation through the barrel of a gun. How can one truly and honestly resolve differences when one party puts a gun to the head of the other?

by blackhawk on Fri Aug 8th, 2008 at 07:00:53 AM EST

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series