Mar 5, 2009

NATO patches things up with Russia...ish

Reuters: Today, NATO foreign ministers agreed to resume high-level formal ties with Russia, suspended last year after Moscow's military thrust (ha! thrust? more like blitz)into Georgia.

Russia immediately welcomed the move, and so did I. Sorry, Georgia, you shouldn't poke bears. Just ask this idiot.

Anyway, everyone still has your back, Georgia...well Russia doesn't, but Secretary Clinton and other allies emphasized that differences persisted with Russia, particularly over Georgia. She added that NATO had to find ways to "manage" these differences while also standing up for its principles when security or other interests were at stake.

Woot for tense, modest cooperation.

1 comment:

Amanda Crowe said...

This decision is a step in the right direction, making what US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called a "fresh start".