If the worst happens, we’ll all know who is to blame. Washington bears the responsibility for pushing the world to the brink of war.
In the early morning hours of Aug. 8, 2008, heavy fighting erupted in and around Tskhinvali, the capital, which spread to other parts of South Ossetia. Georgia violated a 1992 peace agreement and opened fire on Russian peacekeepers.
NATO membership may look to be very close and never become real with obligations to shoulder and no commitments on the part of the alliance in return.
The last thing the West needs under the current circumstances is a confrontation with Russia. It has enough grievances to grapple with.