MOSCOW -- A television reporter was mortally wounded and a newspaper editor was severely beaten Tuesday in Russia's north Caucasus region, bringing to...
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"Old Europe" is trying to avoid a clash with Moscow, while "new Europe" - Georgia, Poland, the Czechs, and Balts - frightened of Russia's growing power, urges the US to confront Russia.
In international affairs, there is a time and a place when war is justified and necessary. It's just that Georgia is not the place and now is not the time for a war against Russia.
The west must accept Russia has vital national interests in the Caucasus and the former USSR. Russia is a great power and must be afforded respect. The days of treating it like a banana republic are over.
No matter how subtly the conquest happens, Russian control of Georgia would amount to an historic shift in the balance of power -- especially as long as the world economy is fueled by oil.
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