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No Military Option?


It seems that while there is virtually total unanimity among our pundits that no decent military option exists for the West to respond to the Russian invasion of Georgia, some others in the region are not so sure. The Ukrainians, for example, have a card to play in this game, since the Russian fleet is based in Sebastopol. And the Ukrainians realize that if Putin gets away with his putsch in Georgia, they may well be next. So they are telling the Russians, in essence, that Sebastopol can’t be used for Russian military operations against Georgia. Have a look. One’s mind runs rapidly toward “the sight of the gallows wonderfully concentrates the mind…”


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