Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today promised more US military aid to Georgia, during a visit to the Caucasus republic, insisting the aid was part of a response to Russia’s “long-term challenge” to the US.
Georgia has been keen to cash in on the ongoing eastern Ukrainian war, which the US is blaming Russia for, and trying to present it as somehow related to the brief 2008 Russo-Georgian War.
The US, which is looking to spite Russia at every opportunity these days, is only too happy to play along, and continues to push Georgia for NATO membership, something which is clearly not going to happen.
Georgia claims two neighboring republics, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, as their territory, and the 2008 war involved them trying to conquer South Ossetia, and attacking Russian forces in the process. Several of NATO’s members on the Russia frontier are already at risk of starting a war at any given time, but if Georgia was given membership they would almost immediately throw NATO into conflicts over those republics, and with Russia.
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It's amazing how these wars crawl up on Russia during or immediately after Olympic Games.
Does the Pentagram have an "Olympic Games" section to flesh these things out?
Although I don't see Ukraine, Georgia or Moldova becoming NATO members in the near future, Putin's conduct in Ukraine means that their military forces will inevitably be trained and equipped up to NATO standard. Putin has only himself to blame for that. I keep saying that no Soviet leader ever did anything as stupid as Putin has done, but don't forget that the Soviet Union was not lead by Russians. Stalin was a Georgian and both Krushchev and Brezhnev were … Ukrainians(!). As soon as the Russians took over the whole thing fell apart!
> Soviet Union
> Not "falling apart" under Stalin who killed all his generals not to mention a good part of the population, then watched as Hitler walked up to him.
Must be one of the most stupid statements you have made till now.
send Mccaine the cookie monster, the US secret weapon
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