Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Georgia-Russia War Explained in 5 Year Old Terms

Apparently I feel like blogging today.

Caroline sometimes plays this "game" with me called "Does this bother you?" It begins with her touching my knee and saying "Does this bother you?"

"No, of course not sweetie."

"Does this bother you?" She starts tickling my knee.

"Mmm, can I finish reading this please?"

"Does this bother you?" She tickles my side.

"Seriously, let me read this."

"Does this bother you?" She pinches my armpit in a way that she calls tickling but really hurts like hell.

"WILL YOU FUCKING STOP THAT!!!!"

Ok, now imagine that Caroline is Georgia, I'm Russia, and "WILL YOU FUCKING STOP THAT" is a column of tanks followed by paramilitary Ossetian thugs committing war crimes with impunity.

6 comments:

Thomas said...

Well, um, okay. Except then what was Georgia doing that was the armpit thing, then?

Orange said...

Yeah, it sounds like Caroline's being the Russia here.

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

Except then what was Georgia doing that was the armpit thing, then?

Trying to retake South Ossetia after an extended period of de facto independence.

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

Orange: I'm not down with seeing the Russians as aggressors here. Like all wars, its caused by rulers on both sides exploiting crude nationalism to justify making moves in The Great Game of geopolitics which benefit themselves and impoverish the masses.

More concretely, I found myself agreeing with this comment a lot. I can't bring myself to say that any nation using military force is "on the side of the angels," though.

Chris said...

This is the most helpful commentary on the whole sorry business I've seen anywhere.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Now my cube-mates are wondering why I'm laughing like a snorting pig....