Is Russia Dreaming Back Its Older Days?
When the Soviet Union was alive, it used to bag most of the medals in the Olympics. It used to use its collective strength. Today, while the Olympics is going on in Mao’s country, Russia has invaded Georgia.
Georgia, one of the most important members of the former Soviet Union, has today become a staunch pro-Western force. It has been one of the favorites of the Western forces. But Russia has got little attention of the world.
Perhaps Russia feels internationally humiliated after the Soviet Union was divided into 15 states, many of which have currently been challenging the biggest federation.
Besides, Russian bigwigs might have dreamed of Tsar-time bigness. Perhaps current Russian rulers, more influenced by American foreign policy strategies, want to similarize their ways with those of their US counterparts.
Resolving issues through dialogue applies to helpless countries. Dialogue practically means “you are not well-equipped to materially combat, so silently sign in this paper.”
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is one of the most significant ideologies that the human society has ever developed so far. In fact, the UDHR is the common core ideologies that both leftists and rightists can co-work with.
But it would be ironical to consider how many largest democracies or messiahs of democracies follow the UDHR. Compared to weaker nations, their human rights records, mostly unrecorded, might be the worst.
The latest incidents in Georgia are related with Russia and the USA. Both should sit together and discuss how wrongly both of them were trying to use Georgia.
Again, the crux of the matter is Russians and Americans should manage their interests peacefully in Georgia.