Georgia and Russia: a War Diary From One Man Trying to Keep His Family Safe in Georgia

This Georgian war diary is long, but it makes for excellent reading. No matter what side you take in this conflict, or whether you take a side at all, you will take away something from this piece, something elemental. (Un)happy reading.

CNN quotes Global Voices, honest opinions on South Ossetia abound

Somebody farking pinch me! I had to find this one via my friends in the Russian/Ukrainan LJ-sphere. I have to say that it is a damn good round-up of thoughts regarding Russia-George-South Ossetia. It’s also short and sweet. It’s great that it’s being featured on CNN. I toast Global Voices with my instant coffee, andContinue reading “CNN quotes Global Voices, honest opinions on South Ossetia abound”

What moral authority do George W. Bush and Condoleeza Rice have?

Oh, that’s right, none whatsoever. If I wanted to hear guidance and opinion on the Russia-Georgia debacle, I’d fish a mongrel cat out of the trash-bin and listen to its theories before I’d listen to these two. What does the President of the Republic of Burundi think about this situation? His opinion ought to matterContinue reading “What moral authority do George W. Bush and Condoleeza Rice have?”

Russia doesn’t want Nato on its doorstep. Georgia doesn’t want lawlessness.

Here’s a quote from the BBC this morning, Arriving on the border on Saturday, Vladimir Putin declared it was unlikely now that South Ossetia would reintegrate with the rest of Georgia. This is precisely the outcome Georgia was trying to avoid. Does anyone reeeeally think that South Ossetia is going to reintegrate with Georgia afterContinue reading “Russia doesn’t want Nato on its doorstep. Georgia doesn’t want lawlessness.”