Tag Archives: Georgia

Russia backed into a corner

It’s easy and perversely comforting to think of the world as bipolar. Good vs. Evil. Communist vs. Capitalist. Democratic vs. Autocratic. USA vs. Russia. But the world isn’t so simple (despite what John McCain may think). Despite whatever comfort simplified labels give us, Russia is not an evil imperial power hellbent on invading all of […]

Invasions in 2006 vs. 2008

Remember back in 2006 when Israel invaded Lebanon because of a border skirmish? Back then, the international community condemned Israel for their disproportionate military response. This was what George Bush had to say back then: The recent crisis in the region was triggered by the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers by the terrorist group Hezbollah and […]