O insuspeito Washington Post, através de Mikhail Gorbatchev, publica um artigo esclarecedor e que merece a pena ser lido e apreciado. Um extracto:
"Through all these years, Russia has continued to recognize Georgia's territorial integrity. Clearly, the only way to solve the South Ossetian problem on that basis is through peaceful means. Indeed, in a civilized world, there is no other way.
The Georgian leadership flouted this key principle.
What happened on the night of Aug. 7 is beyond comprehension. The Georgian military attacked the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali with multiple rocket launchers designed to devastate large areas. Russia had to respond. To accuse it of aggression against "small, defenseless Georgia" is not just hypocritical but shows a lack of humanity.
Mounting a military assault against innocents was a reckless decision whose tragic consequences, for thousands of people of different nationalities, are now clear. The Georgian leadership could do this only with the perceived support and encouragement of a much more powerful force. Georgian armed forces were trained by hundreds of U.S. instructors, and its sophisticated military equipment was bought in a number of countries. This, coupled with the promise of NATO membership, emboldened Georgian leaders into thinking that they could get away with a "blitzkrieg" in South Ossetia.
In other words, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was expecting unconditional support from the West, and the West had given him reason to think he would have it. Now that the Georgian military assault has been routed, both the Georgian government and its supporters should rethink their position."
O tonto do Bush apenas falou ontem para os seus mais ferozes apoiantes a fazer de conta que as vítimas eram os agressores e os criminosos seriam as pobres vítimas democráticas.
O que é vergonhoso é que à parte algumas excepções de alguns jornalistas, toda a media portuguesa alinha com a mais descarada campanha d edesinformação e de intoxicação interncional. Como se fosse possível humilhar militarmente a Rússia ...ou atacá-la impunemente!
Tempos perigosos estes.