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    Striving for balance Little Linguist's Avatar
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    Default What's the Deal in Georgia?! (The Country)

    Is anyone else worried about this? The American government better not do anything stupid - like use this as a precursor to an invasion of Iran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    Is anyone else worried about this? The American government better not do anything stupid - like use this as a precursor to an invasion of Iran.
    I think that the chances are likelier that the Russian government does something stupid.
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    The whole matter makes no sense to me, although I have not had the opportunity to follow the matter closely. I understand that it has been brewing for quite some time and Bush has advised Russia to stand down. I am not sure how we can tell anyone what to do in our present situation in Iraq, but this is how world wars get started.

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    I couldn't believe my ears when I heard what Russia's excuse was on the radio, they are apparently on a "peacekeeping" mission.

    It looks like they dropped bombs on journalists from Greece, Israel, and Holland.
    YouTube - Russia invades Georgia - 8/8, 2008

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    I'd like to see a Camomile Revolution in Russia that gets rids of Putin and his cronies. That country deserves a chance at a true liberal democracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I think that the chances are likelier that the Russian government does something stupid.
    I'd say the odds are 100% since they already have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I'd say the odds are 100% since they already have.
    I meant REALLY stupid, like overthrow the Georgian government, and take over the country or install a puppet regime. As it stands, they may get away with keeping South Ossetia if they back off a little now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I meant REALLY stupid, like overthrow the Georgian government, and take over the country or install a puppet regime.
    Does anybody have a stupid-o-meter so we can precisely compare these two levels of stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    As it stands, they may get away with keeping South Ossetia if they back off a little now.
    Puzzling. I told my brother that perhaps they've been feeling forgotten ever since China became so important, so now, they use the Beijing olympics as the stage for the beginning of a new era of Russian hostility.

    ...

    That's actually far more plausible than I'd want it to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Does anybody have a stupid-o-meter so we can precisely compare these two levels of stupid?
    Current situation = John Edwards. Possible overthrow scenario = George W. Bush. Is that a good approximation?



    Puzzling. I told my brother that perhaps they've been feeling forgotten ever since China became so important, so now, they use the Beijing olympics as the stage for the beginning of a new era of Russian hostility.

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    That's actually far more plausible than I'd want it to be.
    Many, many people have spent their lives and careers trying to figure out Russia. It is often a fool's errand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Current situation = John Edwards. Possible overthrow scenario = George W. Bush. Is that a good approximation?
    I don't know... Edwards seems a little too low on the charts. It may not be takeover yet, but bombing another country's capital is still serious business.
    I can't really put my finger on where that's at, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Many, many people have spent their lives and careers trying to figure out Russia. It is often a fool's errand.
    Actually, my INTJ brother speaks Russian and has spent a lot of time in Russia. He even had a Russian girlfriend(actually, I think she was Kyrgyz or something). He seems to be rather familiar with Russian ways, but he still admits that it's very perplexing.

    I remember talking to him about how some EU members said it was "only a matter of time" before Russia was a part of the EU. I was aghast at how ignorant these guys had to be, and I asked my brother "do these people know Russia at all?", he replied "You know who understands Russia? Nobody fucking understands Russia! Not even Russians".

    So there you have it.
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