Tuesday, August 26, 2008

South Ossetia

The initial coverage of the war between Russia and Georgia was quite terrible, and once again made me question the integrity of the west's finest news organizations. The thing most troubling about this coverage was that it almost completely ignored the Battle of Tskhinvali and the injuries suffered by the Ossetian people.

I support neither Saakashvili or Putin. However, in this case Saakashvili is clearly the principle aggressor -there is nothing more craven than using civilian lives in order to instill pity in your allies. Of course, this doesn't mean that I don't love Georgia, or that I support Medvedev or Putin.

As always it is the politics that is rotten.

Recently I went on the radio to talk about the conflict, and I think it was a pretty good show. Check it out at RadioActive.