Georgia invades South Ossetia, having lost control of the region in 1992. They want it back.

Russia, having granted the citizens of the region Russian citizenship is none to happy about this at all.

Russia bombs the living daylights out of Georgia, rapidly halts Georgia's actions in S. Ossetia.

The UN meets, bickers amongst themselves and comes up with nothing.

Bush says "hey, stop it!" and threatens to not be friends with Putin anymore. Bush, sending a message to Putin, tears up all the baseball cards Putin left at his house after their last sleepover.

Russia continues bombing, naval action and pressing tanks onto Georgia's border.

Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, being a supporter and good democratic buddy of the states, asks the US for help. Casually mentioning all the help they gave in Kosovo and Iraq.

Dick Cheney tells Russia to knock it off and threatens to not be friends with Putin. Emphasizing that he "really, really means it" by demanding Putin give him his Playstation games back.

UN continues to bicker, while countries send their own reps to try and settle things down. Leaving some slightly curious why they're waiting for the UN in the first place.

US military flies all 2,000 of Georgia's troops back from Iraq. The troops they sent to help Bush take down Hussein and find those pesky WMDs.

Georgia wants US military support, Russia doesn't seem keen on giving up and there's almost nothing at all we can do to help aside from slapping Russia with a rolled up newspaper and say 'NO!' as loud as possible.

Direct military action is out of the question (though, should this escalate, I wouldn't be surprised if some Russian equipment started to spontaneously fail or explode in 'mysterious' ways) and the proverbial slapping of hands only achieves so much, especially when the slapee brushes you off.

Georgia has turned the fan on and Russia is throwing a whole lot of shit at it. I don't imagine any of it is getting close but if they keep on throwing it's bound to hit it sooner or later.

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Comment by Hessenroots on August 11, 2008 at 8:36am
I can't tell if he's trying for puppy dog eyes or "No, mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"

The high collar is what suggests mischief, never trust someone with a high collar...

Michael, with that region as caustic as it is and the entire world watching, I think your right. It's unlikely to go that far but if anyone else gets involved, in a direct military sense, this has some serious potential to get ugly on a global scale.

It's a rock and a hard place. I don't believe we should stand here and yell at Russia while Georgia gets mutilated but anything beyond shouting would be construed as aggressive...frustrating! Poking a bear with a stick, not a good plan. Poking an angry bear with a stick, downright stupid.
Comment by IsThatLatin on August 11, 2008 at 8:09am
Bush looked into those eyes and 'saw his soul.' Wtf? WTF?

He looks like a bond villain who raided my granddad's closet.
Comment by Hessenroots on August 11, 2008 at 7:42am
Good play by play, really? Wow, I was just trying to get to my point as fast as possible. Maybe I'll do a little more on this, since I have the time to do the research.

Not to demonize Putin but he is looking a bit more like a bond villian these days.

Comment by IsThatLatin on August 11, 2008 at 7:33am
Agree with Fruitloop...good play by play. I actually feel like I know more now than I did wading through various articles, trying to find out what the whole deal is about.

And, yeah, if women were in would have taken a lot longer to boil over for the passive-aggression, then finally they'd have snapped into a frenzy of sissy-slapping and hair-pulling until they were both on the beer-sticky barroom floor, with skirts hiked attractively up around their waists and runs in their panty-hose. Heh...
Comment by Hessenroots on August 11, 2008 at 12:09am
It's always about boys and their toys.

We need women running the show to keep this kind of crap from happening.
Comment by Neece on August 10, 2008 at 11:59pm
Horrible, just an awful mess. It's an intolerable situation for all involved. Nice play by play, though. I knew a playstation was involved somewhere.



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