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South Ossetia in Two Pictures

Posted on: August 15, 2008

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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:

for the money has gone too far

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