Well at least not all of the Russian government turned stupid, though I expect Russia will delay ending the fighting and pulling back troops as much as possible. Perhaps even refusing to leave Abkhazia and Ossetia under the guise of protecting the people there. And of course Georgia is against discussing the future of S. Ossetia and Abkhazia, which may throw another wrench into the works.I n any case, for now, Russia appears to have been mollified but even more resentment will come to reign in the region because of this conflict.
Hm. Makes me thinks a number of Russian generals are cringing about now on the idea of American military presence, even if only for ensuring humanitarian aid flows through the ports, in a neighboring state, something they’ve vehemently opposed since the Cold War. And they were just upset annoyed at Georgia joining NATO before.
ReutersRussia: Georgia must accept non-use of force deal | Reuters Not that I don’t agree on the ide of n on-use of force but it’s kind of hypocritical considering what Russia just did to another nation to try and force a solution favorable to Russian interests. Will Russia make the same pledge not only for Georgia but for all former Soviet republics and the ex-Warsaw pact nations? Will it also promise to stop supporting and funding pro-Russian separatists in those nations as well? I’ll believe it when I see it.
Both sides are still morons for how they handled, or should I say, mishandled the situation.