Tag South Ossetia

An anarchist view of South Ossetia

Molly Mew takes an anarchist view of the Georgia war, proclaiming neutrality in wars between states, and hopes against hope that the US Left doesn’t do its usual knee jerk reaction and mindlessly back whoever George Bush opposes. Yeah, that’s…

The Great Illusion

Paul Krugman in the NY Times The war in Georgia isn’t that big a deal economically. But it does mark the end of the Pax Americana — the era in which the United States more or less maintained a monopoly…

Wishful Thinking Headline of the Day

“Condoleezza Rice forces deal on Georgia to end the war” says the headline. Except, she hasn’t forced anything because the Russians have no intention of leaving nor are they signatories on the deal. Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State,…

Dangerous escalation by the US

The Americans are threatening to have Russia expelled from the WTO and G8. But this may be a serious overestimation of the American’s own influence over these bodies. What the Americans seem unable to detect is that the wind is…

The ceasefire that wasn’t

Georgian Villages in South Ossetia burnt, looted Russian forces sink Georgian ships US forces to be sent to Georgia Talk about an escalation: Bush is sending in the navy and the airforce. You would have to be dead from the…

Our bi-partisan foreign policy in Georgia

This is not some faux-conflict that was ginned up by John McCain and the neoconservatives as some kind of electoral season strategy. And, even if it was (and it’s not) it’s gone far beyond that now. I can hear the…

BBC News fired on by Russian jet

BBC News was fired on while reporting from the front lines in Georgia. The image is from the same report. From DealBreaker, a serious, non-snarky (and for them, being non-snarky is quite unusual!) discussion of what’s happening in Georgia. Who…

Conspiracy rumor of the day

The big question is whether Saakashvili is another US proxy who over-estimated US support (q.v. Saddam Hussein), or whether the US put him up to the attack to distract the Russians prior to some sort of operation against Iran. Just…

South Ossetia war blog

Just noticed this in WordPress.com fastest growing blogs Do you know the truth of war in South Ossetia? The real people, real histories, real events”¦ The Georgian murderers! Apparent on the scene blogging from those in South Ossetia whose…