Bush Aides Weighed Attack to Halt Russia-Georgia War

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by KGB_resident, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=anp.wBWKJBGY

     
  2. Im sure every option was considered. Maybe dropping the 82nd Airborne just outside of Moscow? But of course not taken seriously.

    Every contingency has to be considered

    to paraphrase Bismarck i think, 'Georgia is not worth the blood of a single NATO Grenadier'
     

  3. Fortunately Bush didn't… He might have found that the Russian Home Team were a tad better than the Arabs flying 'Monkey Model' MIG's they were used to dealing with.
     
  4. It could have of course been far worse. Late era Bush was a far wiser man well aware of how over stretched DC was by two relatively small but lengthy wars. Unable even to intimidate slippery little Qom, DC had no credible saber to rattle at the far more formidable Kremlin.

    In these conditions a half hearted bit of bombing was likely to escalate into something far nastier and at best an even more humiliating climb down. The mistake was not making very clear to a deluded Misha how much the game had changed since 02 and how exposed Tbilisi was, Cheney's office seems to have offered re-assurance and pipeline peep talks instead.