Originally Posted by Schwerepunkt
Tigerivan has it absolutely right. The Ukraine and Poland are targets for good ole mother russia. Putin is putting his military into high gear putting surface to surface short range ballistic missiles in the rebelling provinces and stationing protective SAMs around them. Withdrawal my....fanny. They intend to stay and eventually absorb all of Georgia. Next will be the Ukraine.
Not an easy swallow but they will try just the same.
NATO for a change is talking a little tough but probably not tough enough. Kicking Russia out of the elite Big 8 Economic Powers is not enough to keep Putin from his dreams. Medved is just a stooge. What would happen if the Russians attack Tiblisi with missiles? How would the US and NATO react?
The man had a looking glass.
"Ask not what your country can do for you"
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
'half-baked, spurious nationalism'