Sep 26, 2008

Saakashvili's "Good News"

“We have managed to save 95 percent of our armed forces despite the five-day war,” President Mikheil Saakashvili said at an awards ceremony for Georgian military personnel.

Alas, Saakashvili thinks this is good news. However, most analysts paint a very grim picture of the army's conduct during the first 24 hours of major combat operations. By even the most linear reasoning, Saakashvili's clam means that Georgian armed forces would be annhilated in any conflict with Russia lasting more than 20 days.

The Chechens held out for years without the aid of American Special Forces advisors or $1.7 billion in US assistance.

Also, it seems the Georgian Army never practiced ways in which to block the Roki Tunnel in event of a conflict with Russia. With that kind of military forethought from a prospective NATO ally, I'll be joining Ern for a drink (see below).


Anonymous said...

"The Chechens held out for years without the aid "

Well, as a result they have 250 000chechens dead, completely destroyed country and a criminal Ramzan Kadirov as a leader.

your sexual said...

It cannot succeed as a matter of fact, that's what I suppose.