Georgia is a small country lying Northeast of Turkey and across from Ukraine on the Black Sea. Georgia gained their independence from Russia in 1991 after 70 years of Communist rule. At the moment, at least for 15 days, Russia and Georgia are at war. And sadly, it seems likely that the source of this conflict is the desire for control of an oil pipeline: the only one that leads from the Asia to Europe and doesn't go through Russia or Iran, but rather Azerbaijan and Georgia. And a specific attack can also be seen as a sharp message to Israel to cut back it's support of Georgia's military. Russia told Israel and Washington that they would respond to support of Georgia's military by selling advanced anti-aircraft systems to Syria and Iran. Sigh. . . This will turn out well.
Just thought I'd keep you abreast of current events. Charming world isn't it?
Listening to: ceiling fan
Reading: Blood Brothers