Andrei Illarionov’s Evaluation of Russia’s Invasion of Georgia

Preliminary Conclusions From The War In Georgia

Note: Georgia accuses Russia of cutting rail line, starting fires

4 Responses to “Andrei Illarionov’s Evaluation of Russia’s Invasion of Georgia”

  1. Dodsworth

    The question was to you. Thanks for the clear answer. Here is my concern. Those who want to confront Russia on this, and pick sides, don’t realize what they are risking. A pissed off Russia has every opportunity to make trouble in Iran, Pakistan, and Iraq. Do we really want that? This crisis could be a dangerous turning point in that direction.

  2. Dodsworth, has Bush said the U.S. will maintain Georgian territorial integrity? Or simply that this is a principle that must be followed. If the latter, it is simply in keeping with international law (such as it is).

    If Russia is not confronted, expect Ukraine to be next. What we are seeing *is* the regional trouble you’re frightened of.

    A U.S.– Russia military conflict seems out of the question now, and I have not heard anyone of any authority suggest otherwise. But simply letting the siloviki get away with this with no consequences will lead to more of the same from them.

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