Friday, August 15, 2008

Rumbles, Ruckus and General Rowdiness

Oh my.

I really didn't want to look, but Georgia and Russia keep shouting and throwing things at each other. It sounds like a commercial for the WWE. If they run out of shells, they might start throwing chairs.

Georgia went to crush the separatists because they wanted to … separate, and started killing folks. Russia responded by driving their tanks on Georgia’s lawn – and killing folks. Condoleezza Rice (Russia is her expertise, so why did she let Vlad keep her waiting for 45 minutes?) is on the case, channeling Leona Helmsley, and barking that Russia must leave Georgia Immediately! Bush is waving his … pitchfork. And, French President Sarkozy is accepting the award for Diplomat of the Year, as the only one not talking obvious smack.

I am just amazed at how finely we slice our international relations:

“Invading a sovereign country is unacceptable.”
“But, the US invaded Iraq ...”
“Invading a sovereign European country is unacceptable.”
“Really? Why is that diff – ”
“Oh yessss. Really.”
“Umm … OK …”
“Russia is acting like Cold War Bullies.”
“But …”
“The US stands with Georgia.”
“Georgia wants to know if we are sending any troops.”
“No … our solidarity is more of the spiritual variety. But, Russia must leave immediately!”
“Umm … You already said that, but they’re over in Gori. I’m not sure if they can hear you.”
“We have other tools in our belt. We can isolate them economically.”
“No one else wants to do that.”
“We can boot them out of the G8.”
“No one else supports that either.”
“Bottom line? They really don’t want to mess with US.”
“Oh."

"So, how’s that missile shield coming?”

6 comments:

Spartacus Jones said...

And this just in: the US wins the Nobel Prize for Hypocrisy.

sj

CoyoteFe said...

Yes, indeed. Wouldn't it be great if there were a slate of international Razzie Awards?

Lori Skoog said...

Pitch fork...now you are talking my language. This country has looked so hypocritical for way too long.
Georgie Porgie has damaged us in so many ways. And Condi does not dazzle me either (even tho she is much brighter than he). What has happened to diplomacy?

CoyoteFe said...

Lori -

I know I am being naive and optimistic, abut I HAVE to believe that we can regain out international reputation. It is true that we have many skeletons in out closet, but we have always tried to stand for something on the macro level. I would like to see some semblance of righteousness. Is that asking too much now?

Asasia said...

Great work.

CoyoteFe said...

You are kind. Thanks for the visit!