Saturday, 9 August 2008

Author of The New Cold War: "How Georgia fell into its enemies' trap"

When is a victory not a victory? When it dents your country's image, scares your allies and gets you into an unwinnable war with a hugely stronger opponent.

That is the bleak outlook for Georgia this weekend, after what initially looked like a quick military win against the separatist regime in South Ossetia. Georgia's attack followed weeks of escalating provocations, including hours of heavy shelling by the Russian-backed breakaway province and signs of large-scale Russian reinforcement.

Well worth reading the whole thing here. You can get his book here

1 comment:

Letters From A Tory said...

Georgia are not as innocent as we are led to believe by the BBC, that's for sure.