2. Good descision since the cossack's code of honour reads "Cossack is a servant of his Motherland - Russia, and its defender against external and internal enemies. Cossack sees his main mission in serving the people of Russia for the sake of their welfare and not for his own gain and glory. For that cossack is ready to shed his blood." http://www.allcossacks.ru/3ofp/ofp06051.htm
3. Are you for real? You find it sad that ethnic minorities feel at home in Russia???!!!
In turn, those developments would further complicate difficulties facing the U.S. in Afghanistan, Pakistan's struggles with respect to the Taliban and its own internal governance, as restive elements would be encouraged by developments in and around Russia.
In short, from the particular focus of U.S. interests and broader perspective of international security and stability, the spreading of religious unrest into Russia would not be a positive development.
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Aside from that it is important to point out that Russia was also poking at US Iraq and Afghanistan policies by so lightly going into Georgia without UN approval, or any approval at all, just like the US did in Iraq for example..
Europe is illegally occupied by the US
Them being there without the approval of the Georgian government is an act of war.2. Russian troops in S.Ossetia were part of a peacekeeping mission in which Georgia also participated.
Georgia didn't attack they defended themselves from S. Ossettian Russian backed terrorist attacks. Try again.3. When Georgia attacked, it killed Russian peacekeepers.
Due to the warcrime of population transfer into another countries sovereign territory.4. Some 90% of S.Ossetians at the start of the war were Russian citizens.