Russian and Georgia

Several days ago, Russia invaded the country of Georgia, with the apparent intention of taking over the country. Here is an example of actual imperialism at work–the Russians are attempting to re-establish control over the entire area that used to be the USSR. Where is the outcry from the American Left? You know, the guys who are constantly complaining about “American imperialism” and “colonization?” When are the people who have been picketing against the Global War on Terror for the last seven years going to start objecting to this land-grab for oil? Hell, Ukraine–in much more danger than any American Democrats–has had the backbone to stand up to the Russian aggression and refuse to allow them access to Ukrainian ports.
And what about civilian deaths? The U.S. invasion of Iraq was the most surgical military operation in history–we took out an entire army while civilians watched safely from balconies a few blocks away. Russia has already deliberately bombed apartment buildings and a civilian airport–and they’re fighting a country with an identifiable uniformed army, not a paramilitary suicide squad hiding in crowds of civilians.

Another thought, and one that gets lost on the (pro-Obama) media, is that Obama’s first reaction to this situation was to tell both sides to cease fighting. While McCain took the time to ascertain what the situation was and called for Russia to stand down, Obama demonstrated that he has no more credibility in foreign diplomacy than a second-rate elementary school playground monitor–casting the victim of violence into moral equivance with the instigator.

UPDATE: The Georgian ambassador to the U. S. is on FOX News, and has confirmed that Russian troops are targeting civilian centers. He is calling for international aid against the overwhelming Russian forces.

UPDATE:My prediction is that Russia will attempt to divide Georgia in half and take the half with the oil. If they keep it, they’ll move on the other half in a few weeks.
They should be stopped–by us. We owe it to the Georgians.

Published by Little-Known Blogger

I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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