Sunday, August 10, 2008

USA to World: Bring It On

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One has to wonder what promises of support Georgia thought it had from the US and NATO when their government decided that invading South Ossetia was a really great thing to do.

I am somehow very strongly reminded about Saddam Hussein's conversation with US Ambassador April Glaspie right before he invaded Kuwait in 1990.
The transcript of that meeting includes the following statement:

"U.S. Ambassador Glaspie - We have no opinion on your Arab - Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary (of State James) Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960's, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America. (Saddam smiles)

There is absolutely no mention of the fact that there are (and have been) US and Israeli "advisors" in Georgia. American Marines, a thousand of them, have recently been in Georgia training the Georgian military forces.

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