August 2008 Entries
Today, radical Iraqi Shiite cleric and Iranian stooge Moqtada al-Sadr ordered a halt to armed operations by his 60,000-strong "Mahdi" thug army.
MOSCOW - Interfax says Russia's Medvedev warns of military response to US missile shield in Europe.
NATO is talking about making Georgia a member. NATO can say anything it wants, but it better be prepared to back up an invitation to Georgia with real armies. Because such an announcement would be tantamount to a declaration of war against Russia, which has warned the West that it's time to choose sides in the battle between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia.
It's not clear at this writing whether Russia is actually halting its invasion of Georgia as it claims. Georgia says the fighting continues. But if Russia stops now, it has accomplished plenty.
In the blame game over who started the Georgian-Russian war, much remains unclear. On the surface, Georgia's government seems to have tragically miscalculated in its move against South Ossetia, playing perfectly into Russian hands, like an overly confident chess novice suddenly trapped by a grand master.