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Sat Feb 26, 2022, 02:17 AM

Former Georgia president on lessons from Russia's invasion of Georgia


Democracy Dies in Darkness

In August 2008, as Russian tanks advanced through Georgia’s sovereign territory and headed toward the capital, Tbilisi, President George W. Bush announced that he was mounting a U.S. military airlift to Georgia under the banner of “humanitarian assistance.” Those U.S. Air Force planes, once on the ground in Tbilisi, never took off again. If Vladimir Putin wanted to take Tbilisi, he was going to have to go through the United States. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to Tbilisi to help secure a truce. This mix of military pressure and diplomacy worked. Putin halted his advance.

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uponit7771 Feb 2022 #1

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Sat Feb 26, 2022, 05:29 AM

1. K&R, 1. I think we're sending in military support and doing it in the open and 2. Sanctioning Putin

... is like putting him on the same list of characters as Bin Laden and Kim Jung Il.

Good advice, it looks like we're taking it

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