Georgia vs. everybody

The tiny country Georgia is at war with everyone. The tinier “neighbors”/self-governed Georgian territories South Ossetia and Abkhazia have, together with Russian troops, kicked out the Georgians for good. This conflict sure is an excellent example on how complicated international conflicts can be at times. I mean, I support Georgia and I don’t believe for a second that Russia has good intentions. They simply want to keep the control over the former Soviet states and they are afraid of loosing it if Georgia joins NATO and the EU. That is understandable. What is also understandable is that the people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia want to govern their own lives. They shouldn’t be forced to be governed all the way from Tbilisi if they don’t want to. If the differences are so grand as they say they are between the Georgians and the rest, then it should maybe be a valid thing to rightfully claim true independence over their own territory.

Countries and borders are, above all, a silly invention …


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This blog belongs to Carl-Mikael A. Teglund - tegis. Swedish emigrant with a heart for languages, philosophy, history, and politics (classical liberalism in the European tradition). Go ahead and look, read, or listen. I'm sure you will find it interesting.
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