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It's difficult to criticize the Russians for taking advantage of a situation that enhances their influence in the wobbly world of oil politics. Sure, no one will say that is what it is all about, but there really was no other reason to bomb the hell out of Georgia. If the Georgian pipeline is disrupted and Iranian oil supplies can be made chronically unreliable, then Russia owns Europe... and the Bears are back! Russian Bears, that is.
The rest of the world makes some fuss about what's going on, but Bush won't do anything so neither will any of the NATO countries. McCain and Obama both made feeble attempts to turn the Georgian situation into presidential politics, but come on....
The reality is that if Russia wants to mess around in the Caucasus region, it will not be opposed. The U.S. is too busy in the Middle East and China doesn't care about that area. European nations? They are all paper pussy cats. There is no leverage against Russia's incursion into Georgia.
The only Georgia most Americans ever heard of is north of Florida, so there is probably just confusion for 50% of the electorate. How the hell did those Russians get through Florida anyway, Billy Bob? And does it mess up the football season?Don't worry, Europe. Nancy and Harry have a plan for wind and solar energy for you. You don't need no friggin' oil from those Ruskies.