Thursday, August 14, 2008


America has been known as a country that does not get the concept of irony. Russia's blitz into Georgia has proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

U.S President Bush demanded that Russia end its actions in Georgia because, in his words, "Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century."

One word for President Bush: Iraq

So either Bush did not consider Iraq to be sovereign state or that 2003 was in the 20th century, which do you think is more likely? And the funny thing is that U.S media has played up the fact that Russia attacked Georgia. I find this funny as everyone, including the Georgian government, says that Georgia attack first! How in the world did Georgia become the good guys here?

Irony. A concept America, or at least President Bush, will do well to learn.


Steven M Nielson said...

The irony argument is not valid in this case. Georgian government officials were elected freely by the people of Georgia, where in Iraq Saddam was a dictator put in power by the US, and removed by the US. When Saddam invaded Kuwait, we intervened... and now the that Russia has indicated their true intentions, the US should intervene.

In this conflict Georgia entered a de facto independent region, but internationally recognized Georgian territory. Though I don't agree with their method of subduing the Ossetian people (which is why Russian invasion initially looked promising to stop aggression on the civilian population), Russia has now indicated that their goal is to topple the government of Georgia - this is wrong.

Georgia is a US ally, invaded by Russia. This is an act of war, and the US needs to move some of those troops from Iraq up into Georgia to face off against Russia.

If Russia was so concerned about Ossetian People's independence, then why the heavy hand to the Chechen region just north of Georgia? All they want is independence from Russia. Perhaps the US should issue passports to the Chechens and invade Russia if Russia cracks down on an independence movement in that region - THAT would be ironic!

Ghost said...

You are talking about the first Iraqi War by the first Bush, when it is pretty clear I am talking about the Iraq War 2003 by Bush Jr. Last I checked the U.S still haven't found any WMD yet in Iraq and Saddam wasn't in any position to attack anyone in 2003 before the U.S 'intervened'.
Another thing is this; there is no doubt Russia is not concerned about South Ossetia independence, but that's hardly the question. Georgia was stupid to attack and they are paying the price now. Do you believe it is in the U.S interest to be allied with a government that did something as stupid as this?
It's in Singapore's interest that the U.S stay strong, but Georgia is a ally the U.S don't need. With allies like them, who need enemies!