Friday, August 29, 2008

Just one question

This post represents Melancholicus’ sole foray into the current international contretemps involving Russia, Georgia, the United States, the EU, NATO, and sundry other players great and small.

Now that Russia has officially recognised the ‘independence’ of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, he wishes to ask those who are so horrified by this violation of the territorial integrity of Georgia why they were not equally appalled by the violation of the territorial integrity of Serbia back in February.

For the same persons who in February were falling over themselves in their haste to recognise the ‘independence’ of the breakaway province of Kosovo are those who today are shrillest in their defence of the territorial integrity of Georgia.

Is there not a double standard here, with principles upheld in the one instance but sacrificed to grubby political expediency in the other?

Whereafter Melancholicus shall say no more.

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