Murdoc continues to be very busy, but the developments in Georgia are quite troubling.
The Georgians claim to have shot down four Russian planes and the Russians, who have been building up troop strength for a while, are apparently pouring in.
As much as Murdoc would love to knee-jerk blame the Rooskies for everything, the border areas of the former USSR are all basically a mess. And local disputes can go regional in a day and regional disputes can go continental in a week.
Bram tips Murdoc off to this bad news: Georgia Pulls Out Troops from Iraq amid ‘Russian Aggression’
President Saakashvili said Georgia was pulling out its troops from Iraq amid, what he called, an open military aggression by Russia in South Ossetia.
“One brigade of the Georgian armed forces is in Iraq and we are calling its back tomorrow,” Saakashvili said in a live interview with CNN on August 8.
And get this from the same article:
When asked by an anchor what would he ask to President Bush to do for Georgia, Saakashvili responded, that Georgia now was in the same situation as Finland was in 1939 when the Soviet Union attacked it.
It’s hard to know whether that means he wants help like Finland wanted in 1939 or if he means that Georgian troops are going to stand strong against the Russians like the Finns did in 1939. Probably both.