U.S. should help Georgia

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  • 2 minutes to midnight.
    Aug. 19, 2008 6:23 p.m.

    To those who think Georgia start this. Nay... or HET!. This was a mutual war.

    This conflict goes way back, and Russia has been pushing and planing for this for over a year it is believed.

    Why won't the Russian's let anyone into the area to verify damage or deaths? Because the tally is lower. Why are they digging in and not leaving. Because they are staying and playing the West for fools. Why do ex-soviet states want so badly to be with Nato??? .... unfortunately Ukraine is next; it is reported that Russia is handing out passports in the Crimean.

    I think it's time for the Nato allies to grow some. And actually put some Nato forces in Georgia to help with humanitarian aid.... peacekeeps like the Russian's call them.

    Russia is Back (or should I say USSR) and Putin wants his legacy... this is reality my friends.... No US president will be able to change Putin's Russia until Putin is gone.
    The writing was on the wall but we chose to ignore it.

    So suck it up and learn Russian or do something about it.





  • feel free
    Aug. 18, 2008 10:00 p.m.

    feel free to pick up an M-16 and hop on a C-130 - I'll be right behind you ..... mmmmmm way behind you but all the best

  • Willard
    Aug. 18, 2008 7:05 p.m.

    It is a chess game and the USA is a stupid player. Let's hope that after the elections we will have new players with a little more brains.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 18, 2008 4:02 p.m.

    GEORGIA STARTED THIS! Ossettia is 90% Russian. They have NEVER wanted to be part of Russia. Georgia had been attacking civilians and Russia finally decided it wasn't going to tolerate that and took action.

  • Thomas
    Aug. 18, 2008 3:38 p.m.

    I say what's good for the Georgian goose is good for the Russian gander. If ethnic separatism in the Caucasus is such a noble cause, and if the South Ossetians deserve their own mini-me state, then let the North Ossetians break away from Russia, too. Not to mention the Chechens, whose country (as those who were paying attention will remember) the Russians blasted into rubble a few years back to make sure the rubble was Russian rubble.

    So how about it, Vlad?

    And what say you, all you inexplicably pro-Putin bootlickers?

  • Mrs. Haliburton
    Aug. 18, 2008 1:44 p.m.

    @ 11:58 a.m. - >>>Next, Bush will tell Russia not to use torture or use lies to advance its policies?

  • wrz
    Aug. 18, 2008 1:34 p.m.

    jce0609 | 8:54 a.m. - "I get it! "We invade Iraq, Georgia invades Osettia, birds of a feather. Ya think maybe GW's buddy Putin doesn't know this?"

    Putin's merely following Bill Clinton's lead of invading Serbia/Kosovo.

    Oh, and don't forget Granada.

  • Ethnic Cleansing
    Aug. 18, 2008 1:04 p.m.

    Russia intervened to stop Georgias ethnic cleansing operation in South Ossetia.

    Hopefully, the writer does not support ethnic cleansing.

  • Chris Plummer
    Aug. 18, 2008 12:30 p.m.

    Did you forget they have something like 15,000 nukes in their country. That is why we don't attack Russia. Mutually Assured Destruction. Diplomacy is the only way to go here.

  • Some don't get it
    Aug. 18, 2008 11:58 a.m.

    For it is said: you can judge a tree by the bitter fruit it bares.

    If Russia was impressed by the quality of American leadership, the readiness of our military and the resolve of America; why aren't they concerned? This is what the great decider as left behind as a testimony and legacy of his presidency.

    It doesn't take mush research to discover that Georgia did a lot to cause this war.

    When you live in sin, you loose the ability to renounce the sins of others. Bush created a international environment were drive by invasions are to be expected.

    Next, Bush will tell Russia not to use torture or use lies to advance its policies?

  • NeoMcCain
    Aug. 18, 2008 11:33 a.m.

    Saturday, when asked what is worth American lives, John McCain answered "National Security", then went on a diatribe about this horrible thing Russia is doing to Georgia.

    I believe that man would go to war with Russia today, if he could. Its unfortunate that the Republicans are putting forth another neoconservative as their candidate.

    I feel sympathy for the Georgians, but their plight is not worth American lives.

  • Athena
    Aug. 18, 2008 11:07 a.m.

    We don't need another Iraq or another Vietnam. And we certainly don't need to find ourselves at odds with Russia again.

    Don't be ridiculous.

  • Mahonri
    Aug. 18, 2008 10:56 a.m.

    Who should help Iraq? They were invades and are taken over by an army of occupation for no reason at all.

  • Oh Please
    Aug. 18, 2008 10:07 a.m.

    What do ypu propose to do? Invade Georgia and fight the Russians on their own turf, with 20 million Russian troops a day or two away? Are you nuts? We have resources to put pressure on Russia that don't involve a suicide attack in Georgia.

  • Ultra Bob
    Aug. 18, 2008 9:01 a.m.

    I was surprised and somewhat confused to hear that Georgia, a previous Russion state, was fighting in Iraq for the Americans.

    My only conclusion is that our government must have paid a whole lot of money to someone in Georgia to get them to volunteer to fight for us.

  • jce0609
    Aug. 18, 2008 8:54 a.m.

    I get it! We invade Iraq, Georgia invades Osettia, birds of a feather. John McCains Foreign Policy advisor, Randy Scheunemann, was until March, a high paid lobbyist for the Georgian government. Now McCain is pushing for action in Georgia. Of course we have no troops to send due to Iraq and Afghanistan so posturing is all we can do. Ya think maybe GW's buddy Putin doesn't know this?

  • wrz
    Aug. 18, 2008 7:54 a.m.

    The reason we didn't go to Georgia's aid is because we don't want a shooting war (likely with nukes) with Russia just now. Lucky for us we are fighting in Iraq which removed any such temptations.

  • Agki
    Aug. 18, 2008 7:31 a.m.

    " Please think before you write."

    And the writer should do some research on what is really going on in Georgia, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia. Neither of those regions ever wanted to be part of Georgia and their ethnic people have suffered from Georgian aggression more than the Georgians have from theirs.

  • Useyourhead
    Aug. 18, 2008 6:46 a.m.

    If by, "We should help them like they helped us" you're referring to the unwarranted invasion and occupation of Iraq. Perhaps we should chalk this one up to karma and call it good.

  • HUH?
    Aug. 18, 2008 6:19 a.m.

    What, should we nuke Russia? Please think before you write.