Ho Boy

Not good. Not good at all. The question of the hour is (to paraphrase Gary Coleman): “Whachoo gonna do now, Willis?”

Russia expanded its bombing blitz to the Georgian capital, deployed ships off the coast and, a Georgian official said, sent tanks from the separatist region of South Ossetia into Georgian territory, heading toward a border city before being turned back.

15 Responses to “Ho Boy”

  1. Dave J says:

    This is rapidly becoming as much about South Ossetia as WWI was about Franz Ferdinand. I expect Russian tanks in the streets of Tblisi in less than a week. Deeply, deeply worrisome.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Putin wants to re-establish the Soviet Empire. Except that it will be the Russian Empire.
    Yay, another European war. I eagerly await stern letters from the United Nations, and paper mache heads in protest throughout the EU.

  3. Gunslinger says:

    So, where’s the anti-war crowd and their endless supply of self righteous indignation? I guess they don’t care when it doesn’t involve a Republican President.

  4. Dave J says:

    Jeff, the Soviet Empire WAS the Russian Empire, communist symbols notwithstanding, and so much of the background to all this goes back well before the revolution. The last of the independent kingdoms in Georgia was annexed by Alexander I in 1810.
    This also reminds me that ever since Putin formally swapped job (while in reality nothing changed), I’ve expected him to eventually abolish the office of president altogether and restore the monarchy. The facade of a democratic election makes Medvedev a threat to him even though he created him: a constitutionally impotent Romanov in whose name he could act, however, would still further tighten his own grip on power, give him a legitimacy in the eyes of many Russians that even election can’t provide, and thus make him even more untouchable.

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Dave, I agree that the former Soviet Empire was largely Russian, but it was not exclusively so, and it at least pretended to be one country. Mayhaps it’s semantics. But this certainly is now the Russian Empire, period.
    agree that Putin is likely to re-establish the Czar, playing even further on Russian nationalism (which is an extension of Russia’s inherent xenophobia).

  6. greg newson says:

    Are they going to bring back Rasputin,too?
    Maybe he didn’t die when shot,stabbed,and poisoned.
    He supposedly had mystical powers.

  7. Dave E, says:

    Greg-If the jar that reportedly holds his unit goes missing, then all bets are off.

  8. Creatrix says:

    But… but… Bush looked into his EYES! Say it ain’t so!
    ::lip quivers::

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    And saw his soul, or some such. Oh well, I guess this proves Dubya ain’t such an eviule jeenyuss after all. 😉

  10. Dave J says:

    Putin…RasPUTIN…coincidence? I think not.

  11. Dave J says:

    And of course he was drowned and frozen as well…suppposedly…or that’s what THEY would have you believe. 😉

  12. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Rasputin can not die! This is my proof!!!!!

  13. Mr. Bingley says:

    Dave, I always sort of wondered how you could possibly trust a guy whose name means ‘whore’ in French?

  14. Creatrix says:

    Well, if ya can’t trust a French whore, who CAN ya trust???

  15. Hahahaha! Oh man, GREAT one, C!

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