Archive for August 15th, 2008
After all the words I typed in the last posts, two pictures pretty much explain the core motivations of Russia and the U.S. concerning the South Ossetia story this past week.
The first is a picture of Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo:
The second is a picture of countries in which the U.S. had military bases as of 2001. Note in particular the countries bordering Russia. Further, note that if I could find a current picture (circa 2008), you would see many more countries that border Russia lit up in red: