Friday, August 15, 2008

The Lighter Side - Update

It occurs to me, when thinking about our handling of the Russian "invasion" (I can find no other word for it) to be reminded of the way the Patriots fighting the Revolutionary War must have felt about the French. 

The fact that the French seemed to have brokered the current cease fire brings that home even more. Here they were, fighting for not only their lives; but for the very future of their country, seeking only the freedom to create and maintain a democratically elected government in the face of tyranny. Promises of help had been given and accepted, but most of what had been received was no more than lip service. 

I don't know what the answer is here, as I am not a trained diplomat, but surely there must be something more to be done by the US and the rest of the world. Quite frankly, the way that the United States is treating this freedom loving people in the face of this oppression makes me feel dirty. (Fortunately being American, I maintain the option of taking a bath.)

 

3 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Tim,

A few well-placed patriot missiles comes immediately to mind ;-)

We seem capable of getting them into the region quickly enough and launching them at will.

But then there's that "at will" thingie, just hanging out there. . .

(I MISS Ronnie!)

Ben said...

This is a tough situation. Russia pretty much knows we arent going to do anything and they are right.

Tim Higgins said...

HT,

My objection is that a man's word (and a country's), should be its bond. This is a loss of face and trust.

Ben,

You are absolutely correct, but havn't gone far enough. The Russians now know that we will no longer keep our word.