The U.S. is arming Georgia to fight Russia, said Kirill Troitsky in the Russian military newspaper Voyenno-Promyshlenny Kurier. The Americans’ "open support of the militarist Georgian leadership was a major, if not decisive, factor that encouraged Georgian aggression" against the pro-Russian, breakaway province of South Ossetia last summer. Now they are doing it again, openly arming the regime of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. U.S. experts admit delivering nearly 1,000 tons of weapons to Georgia, including machine guns. If Georgia rebuilds its military capability, it will be emboldened to attack the Ossetians again, forcing another Russian response. "Did the war teach the U.S. nothing?"
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- It's official: The religious right is calling it quits
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How science is accelerating our search for alien life
- Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1: 10 major differences between the book and the movie
- 6 tiny scientific mistakes that created huge disasters
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- Inside Turkey's shadow war with ISIS
- The dangerously childish morality of liberal ObamaCare supporters
- 10 classic Sesame Street moments we wouldn't show today's kids
Subscribe to the Week