Comments:US to deliver humanitarian aid to Georgia

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My take[edit]

My attitude about this conflict is that this is between Georgia and the South Ossetians. Neither party committed any act of war against America or Russia, therefore it's not America's business or Russia's.

71.96.128.236 20:42, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

So, they're sending aid to Georgia, but no aid to South Ossetia. It would be nice if that would be indicated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.93.167.176 (talk) 02:47, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

In response to the first comment. No it is everyone's business as long as those stay neutral in conflict. Saving lives and making peace (if that was truly what Russians or Americans wanted) is a very good intention. You can't allow small nations to fight. So if Russias real aim was to restore peace, then they would be justified.
Unfortunately, bombing civilian targets, Attacking the Kodori region in Abkhazia, irrelevant to the conflict and sending troops on Teritories far from conflict zone. Sinking Georgian ships (Georgian didn't really have a ship, more like a few crippled miniboats, which were totally useless against Russia, just used to patrol aroung shore to catch smugglers maybe) And other suchlike actions clearly show, peace was not their intention.
I think that peace should be inforced, but not by a power clearly biased towards one side, whether it be Russia, Osetia or Georgia (or even maybe America, as Russians blame them for being biased). A neutral country/countries from europe would do the job, if they're willing.
Good point i did not think of the after effects this has on Georgia. --KDP3 (talk) 08:18, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
Those aren't good points at all. "Good intentions" are never a justification for anything. "You can't allow small nations to fight" -- why not? "Peace should be enforced" -- that very notion is contradictory: don't be violent, or we'll be even MORE violent! And it's always the civilians that have nothing to do with any of this, who just want to go about their daily lives, that always suffer most. Yes, it's quite obvious that Russia's intentions have very little to do with peace. The new US support also has very little to do with humanitarian aid. The game is afoot -- and it could potentially go very, very badly for everyone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.216.238.26 (talk) 13:05, 14 August 2008 (UTC)