Saturday, August 9, 2008

Georgia and Russia Nearing All-Out War

Remember when we were all just going to be one, big, happy family... making fortunes selling services on the Internet?

Most of my students this year were born in, what, 1980 or 1981? They don't even REMEMBER the Cold War! Well, fortunately, it's in re-runs...
Georgia and Russia Nearing All-Out War - "The fighting, and the Kremlin’s confidence in the face of Western outcry, had wide international implications, as both Russian and Georgian officials placed it squarely in the context of renewed cold war-style tensions and an East-West struggle for influence on Russia’s borders. The East and West were stuck in diplomatic impasse, even as reports from both sides of heavy civilian casualties indicated that the humanitarian toll was climbing."

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