No Respect For The Russians

I’ve always had a respect for Russia since Vladimir Putin was President. He made the country strong and respected throughout the world again.

I even emailed President Medvedev and said something like although I think Russia’s assassination of Alexandar Litvnenko with nuclear material was a nuclear attack on Britain, I admired Vladimir Putin for making Russia strong.

All thatrespect for Vladimir Putin and Russia has disintegrated after the invasion of Georgia’s sovereign territorial regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. What really pisses me off about it is the way they moved 1000 peacekeeping troops into South Ossetia on the pretence that they were there to protect Russian citizens. Russia gave citizenship to people from South Ossetia and used that to lamely justify it’s use of keeping its troops in a foreign country.

It’s obvious why Russia is flexing its muscles – it doesn’t want a western NATO country on its border. What I don’t get is why the Russians aren’t intelligent enough to realise that the west simply does not view Russia the way it used to. The world has changed… terrorists are the enemy. East vs West simply isn’t an issue anymore. Too bad that the FSB just can’t get that.

If it were up to me I’d give Georgia full NATO membership immediately and then use that to send 300,000 troops into Georgia and make the Russians back the fuck out of Georgia.

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