(1) The Sochi Olympics: Russia's Final Fiasco?
(2) More on the Russian Attack on Georgia at Kodori
(3) Russia Convicted Yet Again in the ECHR of Human Rights Abuse
(4) Annals of Russian/Soviet Mass Murder
NOTE: As you can see above, today we report on events that stand in startling contrast to one another. First we report on the IOC's awarding Russia the winter olympic games of 2014, and then we report on the ECHR's conviction, for the umpteeth time, of Russia for gross human rights atrocities related to the very region where the games have been placed, and then we report on the possible outbreak of a shooting war in that region due to Russian aggression. Nothing could more clearly demonstrate the need for this blog, and many others like it, than the appalling inability of our leaders to learn from our past mistakes which is clearly demonstrated by these three posts, an inability which is truly alarming. First George Bush feeds the dictator Vladimir Putin lobster at his family compound in Maine, and then that same dictator is awarded the olympic games on Bush's watch. Thankfully, the world has long ago wised up to the disgraceful way in which President Bush has conducted U.S. foreign policy, and very soon that policy will dramatically change. When it does, Putin will be in for a very rude awakening.