Obama’s not the only one with a Georgia Strategy…

Russians were told over breakfast yesterday what really happened in Georgia: the conflict in South Ossetia was part of a plot by Dick Cheney, the Vice-President, to stop Barack Obama being elected president of the United States. (link)

And I plan to punch the next pundit who compares this to Hungary, 1968. A large dominant world power no one wants to go to war with, invading a small country, ostensibly to protect a ethnic minority of that world power, all the while trying to topple the government of that small country isn’t the modus operandi of the Hungary invasion.

This is Czechoslovakia: 1938.

Consider this your end of civilization Friday open thread.


  1. Bill_k says:

    So you want to punch pundits for inaccurate historical comparisons and then you make one yourself?

    The Sudetenland was majority German, and Germany did not invade – they just threatened to. They got England and France to sign over the place to them in the Munich Agreement. Perhaps you were just trying to compare someone to Neville Chamberlain?

    No historical analogy is perfect. Worry less about the pundits and more about the fact that we encouraged Georgia’s blustering but are not now prepared to back them up. Sort of like Hungary in ’68.

    BTW, what does this have to do with the Peach state?

  2. Game Fan says:

    I wonder if the shelling is what woke the bigfoots from their slumber. Or maybe the bombs released them from their underground holding facility.

  3. DMZDave says:

    Mike H is right. The Hungarian crackdown was 1956 and the tanks rolled into what was then Czechoslovakia in 1968. But imagine how I felt last week, emerging from a week camping in the Boundary Waters without a cellphone or a blackberry and reading a headline that Russian tanks had rolled into Georgia. My first thought? The Speaker really knows how to beat back a challenge.

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