"NATO envoys head to Georgia" by Judy Dempsey, International Herald Tribune | September 15, 2008
BERLIN - Georgian forces attacked the breakaway enclave of South Ossetia.
They didn't INVADE, though -- like Russia, right, lying, agenda-pushing MSM?
President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia warned last week that Georgia's and Ukraine's membership would be a destabilizing factor for the Western alliance and in the volatile Caucasus region. But NATO is far from united over extending such an offer.
Several countries, including the United States, Poland, and the Baltic states, are lobbying hard so that Ukraine and Georgia are given something concrete in December. Vice President Dick Cheney made it a point of promising NATO membership to Georgia and substantial financial assistance when he was in the country's capital, Tbilisi, earlier this month.
Apart from their concerns about a more assertive Russia in the region, these governments believe that NATO membership would strengthen their democracies and boost the security of the region.
Pfffft!!! If anything NATO is going to INCREASE TENSIONS -- which is just what Dogshit Dick and the warmakers want!
"Spreading democracy and stabilizing democracies is a peace-enhancing activity," Foreign Minister Radek Sikorksi of Poland said in an interview. "We believe Ukraine and Poland have the same right to choose the way they want to conduct their security policy."
But other member countries, notably Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, want to postpone offering Ukraine and Georgia the Membership Action Plan. Apart from their qualms over further enlargement, they fear that it could upset Russia, with unpredictable implications for the alliance.
Hey, they only LIVE THERE!!!!
Indeed, Germany is worried about possibly being dragged into a war in the Caucasus if NATO had to intervene in a conflict involving Georgia or Ukraine.
Yeah, that is how WWI got started -- one of the most USELESS LOSSES of LIFE in HISTORY!!!!