Sunday, August 10, 2008
Why We Have No Faith in the United Nations
From the BBC:
"The United Nations Security Council began meeting for a fourth day on Sunday to discuss the conflict. It has so far failed to agree on the wording of a statement calling for a ceasefire."
What a bunch of useless fools. The UN can't even tie their own damn shoes, let alone write a letter condemning the death thousands of Georgians at the hands of Russian bombers.
Georgia should never have tried to retake South Ossetia militarily, but Russia should not be smashing Georgia back into the stone-age either. This is an absolute mess, and there's very little we can do.
NATO should be headed to Tblisi as a 'Peace keeping force' to try and draw some line in the sand for the Russians. They've got to stop.
The ironic thing is that Georgia didn't 'awake a sleeping giant' as some are saying. All they did was run up to a hungry bear and smack it on it's ass. Now Georgia can't run fast enough away from that bear. They should have known not to use force to retake what is rightfully theirs when Stalin Jr. himself (Putin) promised to support South Ossetia if they ever needed it.
Some one's gotta stop the chaos out there soon. The Ukraine is threatening to not allow the Russian ships that are currently blockading Georgian ports back into their Black Sea ports. You really want to piss off the Russians even further and throw fuel on a raging inferno, try telling the Russian Black Sea Navy to piss off.
This has no where to go but down.
RUSSIAN AND GEORGIAN ARMED FORCES COMPARED
Total personnel: 26,900
Main battle tanks (T-72): 82
Armoured personnel carriers: 139
Combat aircraft (Su-25): Seven
Heavy artillery pieces (including Grad rocket launchers): 95
Total personnel: 641,000
Main battle tanks (various): 6,717
Armoured personnel carriers: 6,388
Combat aircraft (various): 1,206
Heavy artillery pieces (various): 7,550
Source: Jane's Sentinel Country Risk Assessments
posted by El Capitan at 12:14 PM
You're not really surprised that the U.N. is doing nothing, are you?
But, of course, so many people think that the U.N. can do no wrong and that we should abide by their decisions.