Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Russia begins to Test the Will of NATO and Obama in the Country of Georgia

To anyone who thinks Obama is going to be a leader on this, think again. Russia owns Europe through Gazprom. No "ifs, ands or buts" about it.

NATO will not do anything. On a post here, I said the following:

Expect Russia to become more aggressive as talks of military exercises by NATO are discussed. And if Russia does become more aggressive, expect a tepid response from Obama.

What has Russia done since I made the comment?

Russia moves troops closer to Georgia's capital

At a military checkpoint between Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia, the word "Russia" is hand-painted in pink on a concrete security barrier.

"It will be Russia," said a Russian army lieutenant as the Ossetian soldiers under his command nodded.

"And Georgia used to be Russian, too," said the young freckle-faced lieutenant, who would give only his first name, Sergei. Three armored personnel carriers and a tank were dug in around the checkpoint.

Russia has stationed its forces just 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the Georgian capital, in violation of the EU-brokered cease-fire that ended last year's brief war. And in recent weeks, it has sent even more troops and armored vehicles to within striking distance of the city ahead of street protests against Georgia's president.

What has Kazakhstan stated it would do? Kazakhstan refuses to take part in NATO drills in Georgia

What have the Obama administration's comments been so far? AWOL.

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