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Russian War Machine Grinds To A Halt

At least we can hope.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered an end to military action in Georgia.


(Source)

Regardless of which side you support or blame, one must admire the efficiency of Russia's military in this confrontation. There was no politically correct hand-wringing, no test of global approval or disapproval, no opinion polls, no bowing to media manipulations.

Russia was challenged and, however disproportionately, Russia responded.

Imagine, for a moment, if Israel reacted to missile attacks in the same manner. What if Hamas or Hezbollah faced this insane level of destruction whenever they attacked and kidnapped IDF soldiers? Would the Islamic fascists of the Taliban and Al Qaeda have any strength left today if America and coalition members used this aggressive force in the first place?

Ulysses S. Grant once said of warfare: "The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on."

Russia knows the Art of War.

  #War Watch


Comments:

#1 brian 14-Aug-2008
The Ruskies (the government anyway) are acting consistent with their true character and have proved yet again why they can't be trusted. In case you haven't realized, the logistics of getting all of those tanks, planes, and troops staged for this is a formidable task. They had to set this all up well in advance (i.e. before there was a 'problem') in order to be in position to act the way they did. They in fact by the way they engineered this put Georgia in the position where Russia knew Georgia would respond thus allowing Russia to roll into Georgia on Russia's terms. Now, Georgia didn't help matters by acting the way it did, but if it wasn't this set of circumstances that caused Russia to initiate this action, it would have been another.

First Georgia. Who's next? Ukraine? Czech Republic? Lithuania? Latvia?

The cynic in me wonders if that truely milquetoast display by Obama in Germany recently didn't tell Putin all he needed to know about the type of response he could expect from America and the West.
#2 PANOS 26-Aug-2008
YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE HALL MATTER AS IT REALLY IS. USA AND NATO DID THE SAME IN KOSOVO. THEY WILL DO THE SAME WITH THE KOURDISH PEOPLE. WHY CANT RUSSIA DO THE SAME.THE FACT IS THAT HISTORY IS WRITTEN BY WINNWERS,. RUSSIA SAID THAT THE STATE IN KOSOVO WILL BE THE START FOR OTHER COUNTRIES TO CHANGE BORDERS.ALSO WHEN GEORGIA INVADED S OSETIA NOONE CARED.RUSSIA ASKED FOR THE SECURITY COUNSIL BUT NOONE CARED.SO SHE MADE THE ONE SEEMED RIGHT
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