Friday, August 15, 2008

Whom Do You Trust?

In the past few days, rumors, ideas, and opinions have been flying like cow pies in a stampede. If you don't get the reference, I feel sorry for you.

On a, where I write also, a commenter referred to an article in the Washington Post by a Russian reporter (guess they can't afford their own staff), Georgia Attacked First, as if it were gospel. First, it was the Post which is good for lining bird cages and not much more, and second, you know the reporter had a gun to her head or one of her family's head.

Isolationist supreme Pat Buchanan wrote an article today blaming Georgia also, Blow-back from Bear Baiting criticizing Mikheil Saakashvili for trying to rid his country of Russian interlopers and blaming the Georgians for "killing scores of his own Ossetian citizens and sending tens of thousands fleeing into Russia".

A Wall Street Journal front page article "Evidence in Georgia Belies Russia's Claims of 'Genocide' " indicates that maybe one person was killed.

Where is the truth?

Since the two provinces, S. Ossetia and Abkhasia, are part of Georgia and the Russians are basically the invaders, it is my opinion they had every right to try and run them out. As inherently futile and possibly stupid as that was, who else was going to do it.

The Russian apologists here and the cowards of the "Peace at Any Price" in Europe certainly weren't going to help.

The best article I read today was an op-ed piece in the WSJ by Gary Kasprov, "How the West Fueled Putin's Sense of Impunity". If it wasn’t for his notoriety, Gary would probably be dead by now.

Be a skeptic, a cynic, and a constant searcher of the truth, as it is usually very difficult to find.

The Hammer

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