Those "breakaway regions" were legal parts of Georgian territory as recognized by the international community and were its borders at the time of the break-up of the Soviet Union. How would Russia like foreign troops getting involved in the multitude of areas in Russia with ethnic minorities just itching to break away from the Russian bear.
It was an INTRA-Georgian conflict. Russia went in and has now effectively taken away two parts of Georgia, including nearly one half of its coastline.The situation with the breakaway regions in Georgia and intra Georgian conflict was getting out of hand. Russia going there without the approval of the security council was a strong signal to the US that if they have those right, Russia will also have those rights. Georgia was in military conflict with those regions, Russia stopped that, and let the people have their independence as they wanted, from the horrible regime in Tiblisi.
Read UNSC resolutions 678 and 1441 VERY CLOSELY! Then, come back to me.Your memory is clearly flawed, there was no approval in the security council for a war in Iraq. The Us effectively made the security council invalid, and thus allowing Russia the freedom to also take unilateral actions like the US did in Iraq.
See aforementioned comments. Kind of funny considering how there were some European countries involved in that action.Perhaps it also time then for Europe to reconsider their relations with the US, since they are also not respect international norms.
You are being silly now. As for the missiles in Poland, those are CLEARLy aimed at a rogue regime with a very small number of missiles. Even if they were targeted at RUssia, the sheer number of Russian missiles could overwhelm such a modest system. Furthermore, the DEFENSIVE missiles would have had NO impact on missiles targeting the US as they would cross the polar Great Circle route to North America.Are you sure about that? What if the US manufactured the missile shield issue? They were the ones who took the first steps and most likely to be the ones manufacturing the issue if anyone did that.. Why are you so blindly favorable for the US and to blindly against Russia? I am only trying to be rational here and say "open your eyes, Russia is not all bad, and the US is not all good".
Is the US all good? You know better than that. I have been critical of the US when I think they are wrong. Check out the thread on the ICJ decision on the MExicans and the State of Texas. I came squarely against the US and Texas on that thread.
For what states purpose, to shield Cuba against Venezuelan missiles?What would the US feel if Russia placed missile shields in Cuba? Or again placed missiles there?
And if you look at my full body of posts, I am NOT always blindly pro-US. I am critical of the US and any other democracy WHEN I THINK IT IS WARRENTED. However, I am not going to blindly attack the US or any other democracy when it is NOT WARRENTED. Fair enough?Lol.. I would love to learn Mandarine Chinese.. Actually I will embark on it some years from now. But having English as a main language on this forum do not mean we have to be blindly pro-US and blindly anti everything that is not like the US.
As for Chinese, it is a hard language to learn, especially the writing. But it is endlessly fascinating.