Georgia, Dominating Russia
Last week Georgia scored a series of three dominating victories over Russia, clearing showing how badly Georgia’s president has outfoxed and outfought the malignant little troll who prowls the parapets of the Kremlin. We congratulate Mr. Saaskashvili on his brilliant and historic victories, which show the world the true extent of the Kremlin’s weakness and stupity — characteristics which the people of Russia seem to admire greatly, if public opinion polls in which they barbarically support Russia’s aggression are to be believed.
First, the International Court of Justice ruled overwhelming in Georgia’s favor in response to Georgia’s lawsuit against Russia over ethnic cleansing resulting from Russia’s recent barbaric military aggression against the tiny country. The ICJ ordered Russia to “refrain from any act of racial discrimination” against ethnic Georgians, including “sponsoring, defending or supporting” discriminatory acts in areas occupied by Russian military forces since they invaded Georgia in August.
Then, Spain came out foursquare in favor of NATO membership for Georgia, and it will chair the EU starting in 2010. Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos pledged that Spain would broaden ties with Georgia and use the full influence of the EU to accelerate NATO admission.
Finally, the European Union declared it would not resume discussion on partnership with Russia until it was satisfied of Russian compliance in the Georgia withdrawal treaty.
This is more conclusive evidence of the total failure of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy. Over and over again Russia has seen its policy in Georgia repudiated by a shocked and sickened civilized world, and yet the Kremlin has not changed that policy one iota, just as in Soviet times barrelling heedlessly down the same failed course while frenzidly hiding the whole sorry mess from the eyes of its citizens.
Putin must go. Russia’s future as a nation hangs in the balance.