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Right.  No one will notice if we try to provoke the Russians into a war if we do it during the Olympics.  It won't be on the front page of the BBC, NYT, WSJ, or anything.  ... I don't doubt that was their thinking.  Doesn't make it any less ridiculous.

FWIW, 1) I'm pretty ambivalent about the whole right to self determination / territorial integrity debate.  I think there are valid positions on both sides of that debate.  But at the end of the day, regardless if you are your own country or under the auspices of another, you simply have to learn to live with your neighbors.  2) I'd also be pissed if Russia decided to start a war on the eve of the Olympics, which are supposed to celebrate peace.  That's just the height of rude and arrogant.  It's kinda sick.  I think.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri Aug 8th, 2008 at 11:35:09 AM EST
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