Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It took them a thousand pages to figure THIS out????

No one could have predicted

A nine-month European Union investigation into the 2008 war in the Caucasus has concluded that Georgia triggered the conflict, but that Russia prepared the ground for war to break out and broke international law by invading Georgia as a whole.[…]The report notes that the United States, Ukraine and Israel supplied large scale economic and military aid to Georgia that allowed the country to double its military in the space of a few years. "Military support must stay within the            boundaries set by common sense and due diligence, keeping in mind both the intended and the unintended use of the arms and equipment supplied," the report's observations say.


That second bit, tho, about Israel, Ukraine and the US supporting Georgia to the extent that the latter “doubled its military” in a short time is important: Russia has been a bellicose and expansive power for the past decade, but it’s important not to discount its many legitimate gripes about other powers infringing on its sphere of influence.

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