Sunday, August 17, 2008

Georgia and NATO/EU Membership

I don't see them becoming a member of either NATO or the EU while there are legitimate questions about their treatment of either breakaway province. (It will be interesting to see how any charges filed by the Russians play out.)

Given the number of third party witnesses to the events described by the Georgians in their charges against the Russians, I think those are a foregone conclusion.)

It was unwise in the extreme for the Georgians to give the Russians a pretext to invade. After the cyber attacks on Estonia, it was pretty clear that the Russians were looking for an arena to send a message to the world (especially to their former possessions). I think the text of that message reads "We're baaack!"