…others were invading the Republic of Georgia.
Now it appears that Russia has launched a two front full scale invasion that now threatens Tbilisi.
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili has signed an internationally brokered cease-fire proposal that is on the way to Russia through French Minister Bernard Kouchner and Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb, who are available to get their diplomacy on despite the fact that both France and Finland are competing in the Olympics.
Mmmhmm, for real.
Satu Makela-Nummela of Finland just won a Gold medal and France barely lost to the US team in a swim relay.
Yet ministers from both of those countries were able to drag themselves away from the coverage and get their diplomacy on because people are dying and a key region is tumbling into occupation.
This is serious as hell...the human toll, the regional consequences and the potential for this border conflict to draw allies in and escalate swiftly into something far worse…gulp...yeah, this shit is serious and should be addressed as such.
And I can’t help but wonder what, if any, pull we have with President Medvedev of Russia.